Spirited Saratoga Sport: Thunderclap Defeats Routledge and Best Pal in Last Stride, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-23


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SPIRITED SARATOGA SPORT Thunderclap Defeats Routledge and Best Pal in Last Stride. r t i Budana Victress in the Second Part of the Consolation Stakes Robert Oliver Again. : SAKATOGA, X. Y., August 22. Baneoeas-Hil-dreth-Sinclnir racing fortunes continue in the ascendency ami two of the afternoons choicest plums Went their way. It included the running of the second part of the Consolation Stakes, the first part bnving been previously run early in the meeting and, also fallen to the share of the Hancocas Stable through the speed of Restraint. In todays running Hudan.i sorveil as an aid and it was only natural that the Raueocas entry enjoyed favoritism, but It. L. Gerrys Aknusti also had a host of friends and their weighty support kept him in more widely dispersed favor than the Raneocas pair. Of the other three that started K. R. Bradleys Rill and Coo came in for substantial attention, but her tardy beginning eliminated her as a serious factor from the start. Budana, under Fa tors alert tactics, raced into the lead promptly, with llestraint following and Aknusti close up. The latter swiftly displaced Restraint and, after entering the stretch, made a menacing challenge for the lead, but Budana refused to give way and held the Jerry colt safe all through the last eighth. Johu K. Mnddens Tulwar finished fast and pressed Aknusti at the end for second place, but could not quite reach that jwrtion of the purse. The. race had a net value of ,470 to the- winner. Racing this afternoon was under the most ideal conditions,, the contests being spirited in the main. "Well matched fields of small size contributed ex-tensivly. The steadily improving Thunderclap. Vfhich seemingly now has reached top form, gave another sparkling exhibition to earn the purse in the Warrenr.burg Ilighweight Handicap at three-quarters from Kentledge and Best Ial. The trio staged a thrilling combat all through the stretch, with Thunderclap, despite his heavier impost of 139 pounds, prevailing at the end. Roulledge. with a fourteen pounds advantage over Best Ial. captured second place honors right at the end. BEST PALS FINE PERFORMANCE. The Kentuckians were jubilant when l.est Ial rushed into the lead a quarter from the start, but this really proved his undoing, for ltcst Ial prefers to be restrained until about the last eighth, at least his best performances were credited to him after that fashion. He showed the way to oRntledge until reachink well into the stretch, where the Jeffords candidate challenged and he in turn w-iis challenged by Thunderclap, which had recovered steadily after being forced to be taken back on tie first turn. The trio were many lengths in advance of the others and in the last sixteenth Horses and riders were giving their best. It was n splendid race and easily the feature of the days entertainment. The steeplechase found the veteran Robert Oliver adding another bracket, to his long list and he won after a hard race to down his stablemate Algardi. The latter had been in the lead from almost the start and for a time threatened to make a runaway race of it, but the steady-plodding Hubert Oliver caught him on the flat and beat him home X a length. Surf, which had been prominent for most of the way, finished third and might have been a more dangerous factor but for blundering at several of the fences. The outstanding surprise of the afternoon developed with tin? mile Greenwich Handicap for three-year-olds. Hon- five started, with Our Flag, Hilly McLtughlin and the Kentucky Derby winner. He-have Yourself. coming in for support, but the Jinr.se fell to the neglected Two Feathers, which allowed decided improvement in winning in the JTCod time of 1:37. the best mile of the afternoon, 0;ir Flag finishing second and By Jiminy third. The latter was responsible for Hilly McLaughlins pronounced failure. She forced Billy Mclaughlin along at a stiff pace from the start and had him exhausted before the first three-quarters were completed. Two Feathers, coming around the others with a great rush when entering the stretch, had little difficulty in passing the tiring leaders and easily withstood Our Flags rush near tin; end. Behave Yourself was away poorly and never improved his position to any appreciable extent. MERCUTIO A DISAPPOINTMENT. Commander .1. K. L. Ross recent purchase, Mer-cutio, proved the disappointment in the closing dash, the purse here going to Max Hirschs highly rated Long Island, which, though just graduating from the maiden ranks, is held by his owner to be of stake class, ranking with the topnotchers. In his previous race he was virtually left at the pust, but Fa tor got him off well and he showed much speed for the entire ruce and was under restraint at the finish. 3Iereutio began slowly, but raced into prominence in the first quarter and he was going well at the finish, but was nearly two lengths away from the winner. Chestcrbrqok showed a fine ierformancc, although swerving a bit under punishment in the last sixteenth. Hackers of favorites began auspiciously when Thimble, ridden by T. Hice, won the opener, wiUi Fluff in second place and Turnabout thitd. Sande on the latter took a good lead in tin; early running, with Fluff following and Thimble gradually improving her position from a slow beginning and reaching the leader on the stretch turn. It was a mere canter for her to hold the others safe. Fluff, finishing fast and having ten pounds weight advantage, caught Turnabout tiring in the last sixteenth. Oaliot ran a good race here, being far back in the first half mile, but closing an immense pap in the stretch. C. C Stnithson put iti a claim for Algardi in flic ccple-Miasc for ,230, but it was disallowed by tho stewards because he bad no representative in the race. Different claiming rules prevail in jiiiapili;: from those on the flat. Continued on third page. SPIRITED SARATOGA SPORT Continued from first page. Captain James Hendrycks, well known Louisville, Ky., turf pation, was an arrival today by automobile frcm his home for an indefinite stay. Trainer George Land of the F. J. Kelley stable, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis, is convalescing rapidly. He will leave for Latoni.i next Monday. Jockey J. Mooney resumed riding today after a months layoff, due to injuries sustained in a fall at the Empire City track. Jockey Keogh was reported to be resting much mote comfortably this afternoon, but will be kept confined to his bed for several days longer. Harry Payne Whitneys Meadow Mist will not be raced again this year, having fractured a small bone iu her foot in her last race. Jockey Fator increased his winning total during the afternoon by victories on Budana and Long Island. R. A. Smith shipped his horses back to Devonshire Park last night. lie will remain ou the "Canadian circuit until the time arrives to move on to Maryland for the autumu meetings there. Jockey L. Morris, his contract rider, will join him at the opening of the Devonshire Park meeting. Smith took Fair Gain, which James Heffering purchased for 0,100 Saturday, with him and will turn him over to trainer Howard Oots. Trainer Alex B. Gordon shipped eight of the IT. C. Fisher yearlings to Douglas Park, Louisville, Ky., and Prince Pal, Rufus Riley and Patches went with them. The three older horses have been on the shelf for a long time and will be retired to the stud. Fred Taral will ship the Riviera Stable to Aqueduct AVednesday. This establishment has been enlarged since coming here by the acquisition of several yearlings. John H. Madigin, president of the Fort Erie Racing Association, was among todays visitors. L. Angevine, secretary-treasurer of thQ Montreal Jockey Club, came in today to perform missionary work in behalf of the meeting to be held by that organization at the Blue Bonnets track from September 3 to 10 inclusive. He distributed the books for the seven days racing among the horsemen here. Sidney Bender was another arrival from Montreal. He came down to perfect arrangements for horse cars with which to convey the numerous shipments of thoroughbreds to Havana, Cuba, for the winter meeting there.

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