Saratogas Fourth Week: Stake Race Everyday-Three Valuable Fixtures for Saturdays Excellent Program, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-23


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SARATOGAS FOURTH WEEK Stake Race Every Day Three Valuable .Fixtures for Saturdays Excellent Program. SARATOGA SPRINGS, X. Y.. August 22. The fourth week of the Saratoga meeting should be its best from the viewpoint of attendance, and the management has provided a splendid program for the entertainment of its patrons. There is a stake feature every day and in each of them the material for spirited competition is abundant. The character or the sport to date relleets credit on the association and has made friends for racing in general. Beginning today with the second division of the ,500 Consolation Stakes as the big attraction, the week is full of t id -bits for the racing appetites of those who have made Saratoga their own for the past twenty days. Many of the best two-year-olds here will parade to the post in the Adirondack Handicap of ,000 on Tuesday. This is a dash of three-quarters of a mile and among the probable starters are Kai-Sang, Little Chief, Sir Hugh, Mustard Seed, Oil Man, Missionary and Nedna. Wednesdays card will be enlivened by the running of the Catskill Stakes, a dash of seven-eighths for three-year-olds and over. Among the best of the ninety entries are Dominique, Lord Brighton, Krewer, Gladiator, Georgie, Crank, Knot, War Note, Eagar Allan Poe. Edwina. Sedgefield, Dr. Clark, Pilgrim, Dry Moon, Slippery Elm, Copper Demon, Major Parke, Thunderstorm, Lunetta, Ten Buttons and Cimarron. This includes the cream of the sprinting division now at Saratoga. HURON HANDICAP IS ATTRACTIVE. The Huron Handicap, value ,000, at a mile and three-sixteenths, for three-year-olds, which is scheduled for Thursday, closed with seventy-one nominations. It was in this race that Cleopatra showed so brilliantly last year, when she covered the distance in 1:50 with 114 pounds up. This ranks with the achievements of any of her sex in this country, and it would have taken a mighty race horse to lower the colors of the daughter of Corcyra that day. All of the best of this years three-year-olds are eligible for the Huron of 1921. The Whitney Stable holds a formidable hand in Prudery, Crocus and Tryster. The Rancocas Stable may have to depend upon Incheape and Knobbie, as Grey Lag will hardly be ready for such u bruising effort after his letup, though Ilildreth is a wizard and ;it times accomplishes what seeni3 like the impossible. With the Whitney and Rancocas cracks alone engaged the Huron would be a great attraction, but there are other sterling performers in the three-year-old division that have to be reckoned with, Chief among these is Touch Me Not, which seems to have developed into a reliable race horse. Still others are Our Flag, Behave Yourself, Bit of White, Flambette, Sporting Blood, Dry Moon, John Paul Jones, Despair, Ajom, Quecreek and Banksia. It will be interesting to note how Mr. Vosburgh will grade the respective candidates over this fair testing ground. NIMBLE STARS IN FILLY RACE. The Kentucky Selling Stakes for two-year-old fillies is down for Friday. All the fleetest of the misses in the plater division from Budana to Dunce-cap are in it. The stars among the fillies will be saved for the ,500 Spinaway, to be run on the following day. This race was first run in 1881, when George Lorillards Memento won it. Last year Prudery was first with 127 pounds in the saddle. There are 1C0 eligibles this year, but the presence of Miss Joy and the fact that the race is at five and a half furlongs makes it look like another triumphal procession for the Kentucky phenomenon. She ought to be able to carry a penalty and beat her opponents, though it includes such a fleet miss as Nedna. Others that will probably go to the post are Meadow Mist, Dolores, Rose Brigade, Native Land, Citation, Nancy F., Exterminate and Collinga. Saturdays card is further enriched by the Merchants and Citizens Handicap. This is for three-year-olds and over and has an added value of 4,000. This has ahvays been one of the most attractive features of the meeting. Some of the finishes for it have aroused the greatest enthusiasm. Those who were fortunate enough to see Sir Barton and Gnome light it out last. year,. jv.ill, never forget that last desperate effort of Sir Barton when Sande got him home a nose in front in reeord time for the course and race. It was the four-year-olds best race, in the opinion of many, as he had 133 pounds on Jiis 3turdy back. This years nominations include Mad Hatter, Thunderclap, Tryster, Prudery, Crocus, Gnome, Exterminator, La Rablee, Nancy Lee, Black Servant, Bit of White, Best Pal, Blazes, Audacious, Touch Me Xot, The Porter, Donnacona, Boniface, Billy Kelly, Yellow liana, Sennings Park, Lanius, John Paul Jones and Bon Homme. This is richness, indeed, and the Merchants and Citizens of 1921 should compare with its predecessors in allurement. By way of good measure Mr. Wilson and his associates contribute the Saratoga Steeplechase Handicap over the two and a half mile course. This has an added value of ,000, and is one of the richest plums of the year for the jumpers. That keen sportswoman, Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark, won it in 1920 witli Miuata, and in 1019 she was successful with Hibler. She has several likely candidates for this years running, including The Trout, recently acquired for ,700. Mrs. George W. Loft has her champion Sweepment engaged, and a mighty jumper he is just now. Mrs. AValter M. Jeffords is represented by Kerensky, the Greentree Stable by Roi Craig and Mohican, while Mrs. G. A. Saportas has nominated Pluincot, Flying Scout and Well Found. Other candidates are Houdini and Joyful from the establishment of Joseph E. Widen er, Soumangha. Barklie, Syrdarya, Earloeker, Robert Oliver, Decisive and Bullseye. The best of the band are owned by women. The fair sex seems to have invaded the cross-country field in earnest, and the experts among the men must look to their laurels.

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