Runstar Behaves and Wins: Takes Wakefield Handicap Hard Pressed at End by June Grass, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-29


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RUNSTAR BEHAVES AND WINS ! Takes Wakefield Handicap Hard Pressed at End by June Grass. Blinkerless Dorcas in Wretched Exhibition St. Isidore Flatters, Then Fails Dismally. 4 NEW YORK, X. Y.. July 118. The troublous Kunstar mod the Wakefield ll;uiilic;ii at Empire City this afternoon as he might have won the East View Stakes last Saturday had his manners been better, his courage! higher and had he been more skillfully ridden. In the Wakefield race he had no good company. The sis opposed to him were colts of the third Krade. Kunstar is naturally a good colt, with size, nice action and great speed. lie didnt beat Aknusti when he first won with anything like decision or first, quality. In his second race, behind Little Chief and Nancy I, bad maimers delayed Kuustar at the post and he showed fine speed. In the Kast View Ituustar rather tired under Kai-Sangs challenge. Metcalfs foul business, too, of impeding Kai-Saug was as much against Kunstar as the exhaustion of his long, hard effort. In the Wakefield Kunstar behaved well, was away fast under the nice-handed Schnttinger, and won all the way speedily and straight through, for he shortened his stride perceptibly as June Grass courageously cut down his lead. At that the handsome and fast son of Runnymede and Salvator.s daughter Salvatri.v Avon only by a good long neck. The race was fast for the track as it was 1:011 with first quarters in 22 and 24, the fifth eighth in 12 and the last sixteenth in !. This is fine speed for Thursdays rough and spotty Yonkers five and a half furlongs. The race was nothing, Kunstar always ruled it and led all its way. June Grass was always after him and closed courageously and well. The pair were ten lengths or more before Kay Jay and company. June Grass race was a good one far better than he had shown before. lilack Kascal raced with his usual speed in the Wakefield. He didnt stay on, another characteristic of the Green-tree colt. WHITNEY CAST-OFF VICTORIOUS. A Whitney cast-off. Dexterous, the leter Pan Adroit gelding recently bought from the Whitney stable, scored the fiist time of asking for W. J,. Oliver. Dexterous looks and name are better than j his manners. Hut, after many barrier antics. Dex- j terous broke slowly, went to the front with brilliant speed and won the Wildflower purse, for two-year-olds at five and a half furlongs, easily and all the way from Promenade and Finnish Maid. Only the winner showed winning speed. Tulwar ran a bad race in the light of her past. The market reflected it. Dexterous was backed by the home folks. Promenade, Finnish Maid and Rarriskane all had .fanciers of bad judgment. Old Dorcas should be banished. She would not inn with blinkers in past races. In the mile and seventy yards Daffodil ye gods! what a frame for Dorcas, Santa Claus, War Flume and Co. Dorcas was a stout favorite and allowed to run with all-around vision. It further shunted her mind and blunted any speed she may have had, for the old jade wouldnt try a yard and was a dreary last throughout. Ensor had a tranquil ride on her back. Sanla Claus, Episode and Miss Itankin, the youth of the group, ran good behind Dorcas on the mar ket anil had the race between themselves. Santa Claus led for some five-eighths. Then Episode displaced him. but had to be driven home steady and hard, for Miss Kankin pressed him sternly all the way, to be checked and beaten by a long length. Are all the handicap horses away? It so seems. The Resolute, at a mile and a sixteenth, only drew four entries. Sea Sinner and Sweep Clean were declared, and merely Actor Jolsons recent purchase, the ancient Snapdragon II., and St. Isidore were left to race for ,2-15. There was no good reason for St. Isidore being made favorite. He was, though, and went to the post as a 1 to 3 shot. The right horse Snapdragon II. won. Rcdri-guez was on the old foreigners back and didnt hurry him early. Kut on the turn Snapdragon II. closed on St. Isidore and soon headed him, to win alone. St. Isidore hung on for nearly a furlong, then he tired and was swerving and rolling about at the finish. OVERLOOKED TURNABOUT WINS. It looked overnight as if Alexander Hamilton bad r.o business in the selling Kidgefield. Hes handy and needed at home. The Xalapa colt played truant with eight more, leaving seven for the short three-quarters trip. The furtive Arrow Head and Scottish Clicf were chosen as the best. Turnabout deserved more consideration and got even by going to the front early, after a tussle for speed with Actress and hanging on courageously under Ionces hard drive to win just clear of Actress, which just lasted long enough to beat old Pickwick for the place. Pickwick was sore and limpy going to the barrier and it took half a mile or thoughts for him to get going. Then lie came like the old Pickwick. One could have wished to see the old warrior win. Kut nimble youth must be served. Arrow Head ran a shocking race. 115s bad character expands. Scottish Chief had no luck. Ace of Aces pulled up as lame as could be. He and his sister. Actress, were both in the race. Turnabout was worth Coburns ?300 bid over her entered price, but stuyed at home. Elected II. is a good mare when among her own kind ami is ready on all sides. Sin: seemed to be in the right spot witli Diinincsdale. Thunderstorm and six more in the Lariiimont condition purse at a mile. With Thunderstorm and three leaser lights away Elected II. s chances were improved. Diuiincsdale was the odds-on favorite, with lClectcd II. second choice and Iarader coming into his best condition well supported. Dimmesdale ran a tawdry race without speed or emlurani-e and the J.iirclimiuii was a gift for I he Voier marc. Campbell lode Klectcd II. rather hurriedly and ulie led gaily to the stretch, where Coltiletti chat lunged her with IuiuUur. lie closed last uud gamely, but to no purpose. Kut Elected 11. had to be driven strenuously home to win by a neck. Iarader beat Dimmesdale seven or eight Icnguis. The Wilson coll had no excuse. There was another barrier mishap. The webbing got entangled in Martin a. Noouans mouth as he lunged through it. The col: was thoroughly frightened, bolted, threw Yea i gin into the infield and ran away for two miles. Then lie was remounted and mildly raced. Veargin wasnt hurt. The local webbing must have detective points. Such accidents do noi Happen elsewhere. Empire City had only a second class lot of racing before a moderate crowd. The air was heavy and the course nearly fast. The Kuustar-June Grass race and that between Elected II. and Parader were well worth seeing. Kut a:! in all. it will be well when the meeting closes and the racing sun shines in Saratoga, where the good horses are. Kunstar was the only favorite to win. Three more horses that should have been favorites. Snapdragon 11.. Elected II. and Turnabout, were missed. Charles Garrigan, a former rider in this country and who later rode with success in Germany, has turned his efforts to training. He saddled his first winner when Penelope won the other day. Garrigan plans to try his luck with a. few yearlings from the coming Saratoga sales. There is some disappointment among the smaller stables in not being able to secure stalls at Saratoga. It is said some stables take more stalls than they can use, presumably for future yearling purchases, and this shuts out many horses in training. P. Marshall, for one. with three horses in his stable, is obliged to pay 00 a month for stabling room on the outside of the Saratoga course. The Garths, father and son, since the first of the year have bought at intervals thirty-seven well-bred mares. They are all to be used in the stud. William Oliver was complainiug recently about trying for two weeks to spend ,000 for a fair horse and failing. Perhaps Dexterous assuaged his grief. Humor connects the name of Willie Knapp, who was granted a trainers license by the stewards of the Jockey Club on Wednesday, with the W. S. Kilmer stable. It has been reported from Saratoga that Will McDaniel, who has been training the horses of Mr. Kilmer since last year, has severed his connection with the Klnghamton breeder and owner. Whether Knapp will take immediate command of the string headed by Exterminator or whether he will take up the yearlings and, in an assitant capacity, get them ready for next years racing is in doubt. After Kunstar won the Wakefield II. C. Fisher hunted up C. W. Carroll, who trains the colt for A. K. Spreckels. and made an offer for him. The amount of the offer was not made public, but it is believed that it was an exceptionally large one. Carroll wired the cartoonists offer to .Mr. Spreckels. A previous offer of 0,000 for the colt was refused by Mr. Spreckels. The stewards fined jockey Weiner 00 for rough riding in the second race. Weiner recently . completed a suspension for thi same offense. J. E. Nash, owner and trainer of St. Isidore, was summoned by the stewards after the St. Isidore race, but not in connection with that dash. Kecause of the difficulty the stewards encountered in learning the identity of E. A. Huutvitch, who claimed Saddle King from J. F. Hale on Wednesday, collusion in the claim was suggested. Nash trained for Mr. Hale and will continue to condition Saddle King for his new owner, but Mr. Hale is going to file an affidavit that Iluntviteh is not known i. him and that tliere was no collusion in the affair. Starter Cassidy suspended Jockey T. Qiiinlaii for the remainder of the meeting for misbehavior at the Ivst iu the fifth ruce.

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