Rancocas Double Victory: Dominique and Krewer First and Second in Fleetwing Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-14


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RANCOCAS DOUBLE VICTORY Dominique and Krewer First and Second in Fleetwing Handicap. Timbrel Takes Amaranth Purse Woodland Selling Handicap to Thunderstorm. "NKW YOKK. X. Y.. July 13. The Kancocas Stables gelding Duiiiiiiiiui, in the well endowed Fleetwing Handicap at Empire City this afternoon, finished with a sensational bit of speed and won its ,,320 from Krewer. his stable companion, and Gladiator. There were only four to so to the pot for the sprinting prize over the short three-quarter course. Despair. from Kentucky, was kept at home for other uud later use. The four starters were all notables. Here they and their weighis are: Xaturalist 130 Dominique 127 Gladiator 128 Krewer 121 The Fleetwing racing had some odd incidents outside Dominiques finishing speed. Its time wasnt a record. Hie course had no such racing surface as it had three years ago when old Koenig won over it in 1:07 Dominique wou the race liard driven from liis stable companion, though Ham Hildreth had declared to win with Krewer. Old Xaturalist didnt go. He was straight enough when the barrier rose, but loft it "cat hopping." pulled himself up and was spared the contention lie no longer likes. Krewer went to the front at ouco anil lie" and Oladhjjoi-jiad it out between the eighth iufd sixfentHposts. with Dominique and Fator not far away and looking on proteetingly. lust .hclow the eighth Fa tor saw Knsor strike Krewer, with his whip as he got Gladiator to the Itancucas leader and. fearing that Krewer would be beaten, disobeyed orders, drove Dominique on lue outside and, getting to the tired pair in the last twenty yards, beat them home brilliantly by a long, long neck in 1:09. Krewer would have won for Kancocas. At the time of Elisors whip swiug. Gladiator had had enough, and Krewer was aecond by a good length. FINISH GOOD TO SEE. The finish was extremely good to see. The Ran-was pair were favorites for the Fleetwing. Cladi-ator was perhaps the better supported. Moody old Naturalist would have had a consciousness of great guilt could he have calculated the eost to an admiring public of his "cat hop." The old Frenchman is getting to be a tough racing proposition. He can win. but will not, because of pastoral ideals and dislike of publicity and whip and spurs. Oh, the sense of those old thoroughbreds. Of the fifteen but fair two-year-olds in the five and one-half furlong conditional Cherry Purse three of the best. Rose Hrigade, Sidereal and Sleive-conard. and Wild Deuce were scratched and the Nlollifttl beginner Modo chosen to win. The extra half furlong was thought to improve his chances. The Drummel colt began as he always does and couldnt make up enough ground to get to the front, thqugh Kummer was at him on the outside nil the way. John Maddens Surf Rider is smart ami a quick beginner. He was away quickly, raced with Draft for a furlong and a half, shook him off and ran the first two quarters in 221, and 24. Then he stood Fators hard drive gamely nearly all the way to win by a length from Yankee Maid, which began none too spryly and was perservered with always by Coltiletti to gain slightly in the Inst eighth. Modo was third half a length away. Leghorn had speed and threatened well into the stretch, but .couldnt stay. The winner wasnt neglected. Xo more were the "Whitney pair. Draft got some more wasted support. He could have won had he been fast enough. Part of the big group of ragged rascals in metropolitan horse corners came for the Dobbs Ferry claiming race at Kmpires favorite mile and TO yards. There were only six of them in the field, with, seven truants. Most of them would more truly decorate the half-mile merry-go-round, but are here and must be fed. So they assemble in daily groups, gum up form and its followers and perplex good folks generally. In the Dobbs Ferry array it seemed as if old Ihalaris and Bantry were the best. Such horses usually fail in the stages renter. Mr. Wilsons Knight of the Heather seemed to be in about his class. All three were cared for and all three failed, for American Iioy an honest sort of a plug beat all three. Ihalaris and the Knight went at each other early and always at a Miiart pace for such as they are. They beat each other. Ihalaris got to the gaily going Knight of the Heather at the sixteenth post and the Ogden gelding couldnt stand the pressure. BABINS RIDE HELPS AMERICAN BOY. Ihalaris had his own troubles after those of the Knight, for Babin, riding one of his good races on American Boy. had saved ground throughout and brought up a horse less than spent to catch and beat Ihalaris by a good margin, though all out. Ihalaris managed to hold second place, though he delayed Hantry, closed stoutly and was at his side as he passed the winning post. Knight of the Heather was eased when beaten. Sour old Dorcas was left at the post, but had a second gallop in the rear. The crowd didnt like the start anil verbally disapproved if its maker. Thats all in a days work, though. There wen bits of horse quality in the Woodland Handicap for adult sellers at a mile and seventy yards. This is a logical distance at Yonkers. It gives horses a run before; the first turn. Thunderstorm was in pretty reasonably weighted and was the class of the seven horses in the field. He was heavily marketed at odds-on. with his stable companion, Martin A. Xoonan. which isnt much these, hot days. Knsor and Thunderstorm are old friends and understand each other. The friendship stood them in good stead at the finish. Courtship, as usual, paced Biff Bang and Thunderstorm fast tin half in 47!f.. Then Biff Bang -well meant look up the running and lasted well into the- stretch. llicre Knsor drove Thunderstorm to the front, but when he got there he hail thoughts of stopping, which were only dispelled by Knsors Whip lash. After getting a few Bmart cuts, Thun- derstorm did his best he had to and beat Biff Bang a length. Sir Grafton, coming at the end as usual, was a distant third The speed was above Sir Graftons racing nbtch. It was not . at all a bad looking race. Under any other rider Thunderstorm would probably have been beaten. It cost Mr. Koehler ,005 to keep Thunderstorm. The old fellow was in for ,000. Clapton raised this to 1921.sh,500 and Woods Garth to ,000. Then he was bought in. The selling race idea seems to be growing about a healthy market. There should be one. It is the life of such racing and a regulator of great power. The Amaranth, a claimer for two-year-olds at five and a half furlongs, brought out six of its nine original denizens, all of which Timbrel, from the Kancocas Stable, seemed to have outclassed. The black son of Zeus was so considered in speculation at short figures he had to be much the best. There was a great deal of crowding in the first furlong and a half, in which Timbrel was shuffled back lint, taken to the outside and patiently used. Fator got Timbrel into contention by tin? time the leaders were on the turn, and at the end he was a length and a half before Dare, he as far in front of Citation. Dare and Citation were roughed as badly as the winner. The latter ran like a stayer. The Kentuckians who race as the Xalapa Farm scored one of their good things in the closing Elevation Purse, for maidens of mature age. It was the poetically named Edgar Allan Poe. He was backed with great loyalty by his connections to be first among fifteen which started. Killala, Esquire and Wrecker were all favored. Xo better spot for a "good thing" than that one was could have been found. The poet was a. Hindoo among his company. Cliff Robinson was on Edgar Allan Poes back, hustled him away from the barrier, took him into the lead at once, made that lead three lengths long on the turn, shaded Edgar a bit at the head and just rhythmed with speed, as a poet should, to the finish, where he was eight lengths to the good and Konuettiug at the surprise of Arrow of Gold, which followed him in. The race, in 1:0053, was a fast one, only a second off the track record of 1:05 Ji. held by Head Over Heels and Gloria France and made in 1910. It was the fastest race of the kind at the present meeting. The McGec Maltha colt is evidently a fast horse and better things may be expected from him. He had raced but once before drearily at Saratoga last year. All in all Wednesdays Yonkers racing display was pretty good. The weather was only fair. When the sun got a chance through the clouds it scorched. The attendance was some 0,000 strong. The racing ground was a little soft and slow. It sharpened as the horses raced over it. Only two favorites both at odds-on won. Master Fator rode two winners both with good judgment. Sam I.ouis cl limed Timbrel from the Kancocas stable, paying .S;2,2;5 for the colt. J. Carroll took Biintiy from .1. 10. Xash for ,320 anil W. L. Voung relieved W. V. Casey of American Boy for ,810. The surplus of these claims, added to the run-up of Thunderstorm, brings the total of the excess money for Fridays purses to -J3,02Q,

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