Lunettas Catskill Stakes: Fast Filly Defeats Ararat and Valor with Ease, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-25


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LUNETTAS CATSK1LL STAKES ! . Fast Filly Defeats Ararat and Valor with Ease. r- Rank Outsider Wins the Steeplechase in a Thrilling Finish ! i Favorites Prove Deluders. 5 , SARATOGA, X. Y.. August I.iiuvttsi. which recently was acquired by .1. H. Madden, continues her winning Wii.vs ami tliis afternoon made it four t straight when she accounted for the Catskill Stakes, worth. ..VJ5 not, ran seven-eighths in 1:24 ami won canity from Harry Payne Whitneys Ararat, j with the favorite. Valor, following closely. Her j victory, however, brought a change in her owner- i ship, being hid ui and bought by Sam Louis for X7.000. an advance of :j3,i00 over lier entered price ; or ,000. Her light impost of 100 pounds was a big factor in her success, but at that she gave her supporters considerable concern when she lagged badly iii the early racing, while Ararat, with a ; good display of speed, had taken a long lead. Valor and Sweep Clean were the closest followers of the leaders for half a mile. Lunctta got set- lied in hot- stride just before making the last turn , and began an onrush which quickly sent her past ; Sweep Clean ami Valor and in the last eighth she challenged and subdued Ararat, to ultimately win with case. Ararat had little difficulty in outstaying Valor for second place. The stake race was the principal offering in a monetary way during the afternoon, but five other good dashes contributed to hriiig out a fairly large ttfcTnsltftend:inre. Some good sport was forth-coililng, albeit the races carried disappointments iii the failure of favorites to race up to expectations. The steeplechase, in which only fur started, was tlie most spectacular of any at this meeting arid finally culminated in the victory of Flying Scout, a gray son of Oxford Clasher, the only jumper of this color now actively participating in cross-country racing. Royal Arch followed the winner and Wisest Fool finished third. The finish of the trio was a thriller, the gray horse gaiugiug steadily after covering the last obstacle and by an extra game effort got up il the final strides to win by a neck, the same margin separating Koyal Arch from Wisest Fool, with Ilibler many lengths in back. During the early part of the race and until the next to the last jump, Ilibler had dominated the running and had fenced the cleanest, but he gave way badly when challenged, Royal Arch was impeded by him when going to the last jump when Haynes on Hihier forced him wide. This might have had a bearing on the result. Wisest Fool, after a blunder at the tenth jump, could not settle fully to his stride again until at the fifteenth jump, but he continued on gamely. The winner, however, was :i good horse this afternoon and fully justified his victory. HARVEST FOR LAWN OPERATORS. The lawn operators reaped a harvest by his victory, for in addition to the customary prejudices iigainst betting on a gray horse, few regarded, him lis haying a chance to land the victory. But his sire, Oxford, was also a gray and a capital race Horse when campaigned in his prime by Gwyn Tompkins. Ill the Pittstown mile handicap, with starters that had not won at any time a race of ifJ.OOO value. Koutlcdgc and Smoke Screen were thought to have the race between them. Routlcdgc. because of his good showing in a previous essay when In; finished second and forced Thunderclap to a hard drive, was held in the most esteem, but his performance was decidedly off color and he finally finished a distant lust. Smoke Screen, from a fast beginning, held to his lead all he way and won after completing the ihile in 1:37. Iady Gertrude plodded along steadily until in the last eighth, where she roused up and outstayed Rcllsolar for second place after a spirited drive. Another favorite caused woe for the talent in the fifth race, also a mile dash, and bringing to the post some speedy ones. The one having the call here was the frequently disappointing Dartmoor, in Harry Payne Whitneys colors. He managed to finish third after a hard race, the winner here turning up in Two Feathers, carrying an impost of 121 pounds, witli John Paul Jones in second place. The outsider Haywood forced the early running, with John Paul Jones following, and Two Feathers in last place, just slightly in back of Iolythia. Two Feathers began his dash just before reacling the stretch and. saving much ground here, drew out swiftly in the stretch, to win as his rider pleased: The showing of Polythia was far below her best form and she had all four legs ilicased in bandages. The downfall of favorites began in the opener when Surmount and were given preference, hut were nowhere at the finish. Ting-a-Ling wheeled at the start and was left, as was Monastery, and .Surmount was always outrun. ISluc Belle scurried into a long lead under the busy Penmans alert tactics and never left the result in doubt, winning with speed in reserve from Liberty Girl, proniiuent from the start, hut forced at the end to do her best to retain second place from the fust-coming Ocean Swell. SNOB II. ONLY FAVORITE TO WIN. Maiden two-year-olds were again called on to conclude the days racing and in this instance the Jphn Sanford owned Snob II., coupled witli 1ietrus as an entry, was tin; overwhelming choice and saved the favorite backers from a total Waterloo by scoring from Suureigh. but only after Snnde on the favorite had been forced to exert his best skill to overhaul Suureigh. Snob II., under his hard riding, succeeded in the last sixteenth in winning by his length, while ten or fifteen lengths away followed rietrus. The horses formerly raced by S. A. Clopton have been taken over by Placide Frigerio. who will use the Hum de iimrxe of . Orleans Stable. The horses .OotlB-M4 on moud pi.. LUNETTAS CATSKILL STAKES Continued from first pnge. will be trained by Albert Simons. Jockey Colti-lettis contract was also taken over and he will do the riding for the stable. The are thirteen old horses and five yearlings in the establishment. II. C. Bud Fisher, after Dr. McCullys report this afternoon, took over Sporting Blottd at a big price, but not made known. A contingency attached to the sale is that the Redstone Stable shall receive a percentage of the horses winnings in the Realization Stakes and the Latonia Championship Stakes, in which two races lie will be a starter, barring mishaps. The Fisher horses will leave for Latona immediately after the running of the Futurity, In which Violinist and Bud Fisher are intended starters. M. L. Schwartzs Column was not as gravely Injured as reported and, excepting for a badly bruised shoulder as a result of being kicked by Stout Heart, will be in racing fettle again in a week or ten days. Jockey X. Barrett departs tonight for Latonia, where he will ride for J. M. Goode during the Kentucky racing. Frank J. Kelleys horses will be shipped to Latonia tonight in charge of Fred Smith, the stables foreman. George Land, who trains the horses" and was recently operated on for appendicitis, is progressing stendily and will be able to leave for Kentucky next week. Miss Joy was given a sensational work-out of five-eighths of a mile in 59 this morning in preparation for the Spinaway Stakes, to be run Saturday. She covered the quarter in 22, three--eighths in 34 and half mile in 40. Jake Greenberg has turned Natural Bridge and Barracuda over to Pat Knebelkamp to train. J. A. Coburn, who is administrator of the S. A. Clopton estate, has also been appointed agent for the newly-formed Orleans Stable. Todays visitors included jockeys Juan Segui and Anthony Doria, who have been riding with much success in South American countries. They recently came from Venezuela. They are at present negotiating to ride for W. A. Carter in Cuba next winter. Roscoe Troxler, who Is campaigning several horses here at present, intends to remain in the East and contemplates purchasing about four more racers to take to Xew Orleans next winter. Harry Shaw, accompanied by his wife, intends to make the trip to Xew Orleans by automobile at the close of racing In the East. Benjamin Block, owner of the unbeaten two-year-old Morvich, returned today from a weeks vacation spent at Champlnin Lake, near Bluff Point, N. Y. He plans to stay for the remainder of the racing season. Trainer Louis Feustel returned from Belmont Park, where ho went to receive the band of yearlings sent there to August Belmont from. the. Nursery Stud at Lexington, Ky. A persistent rumor that jockey Keogh had died suddenly Tuesday afternoon finally was set at rest when the jockey repeated Mark Twains famous "the report of my death lias been greatly exaggerated." lie is resting comfortably and expects to be around in a few days and is kept indoors at present as a measure of precaution. It was reported this afternoon that starter Cas-sidy proposes to extend leniency to the riders that have been suspended for the remainder of the meeting and will modify the suspensions to terminate next Saturday, to enable them to ride their contract employers representatives in the Hopeful Stakes.

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