Modo Wins in Fast Time: Takes the Albany Handicap and Shows Unsuspected Speed, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-31


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MODO WINS IN FAST TIME Takes the Albany Handicap and Shows Unsuspected Speed. Chateau Thierry Wins for Owner Sanford and Flambette Breaks Down in Race. SARATOGA. X. Y.. August 30. Genruc Moms two-year-old colt Modo entered the lists of the meetings selects this afternoon when he achieved the best performance, from a time standpoint, noted here and got up in the closing strides to down Galantman and earn the ,000 net that came with victory in the Albany Handicap, featuring todays racing offering. Far in the rear of the pair came Ilea in third place, closely attended by Oil Man. a highly considered one and the only other starter. Starter Cassidy achieved a perfect sendoff and the quartet raced on even terms for the first seventy yards. Then Gulautinan began a flight of remarkable speed that for a time threatened a runaway from the others. lie traversed the first quarter in 1-vi. the half mile in 40 and still there appeared no diminishing of his stride. Modo was his closest follower, a good distance off. but gradually moving away from Oil Man. which had during the early running followed Modo closely. Hea was out of any chance, but responsive to hard riding, Gahintnian began shortening his stride in the stretch, but was still in the lead when passing the five-eighths in in 58, but here Modo began coining with a game rush and, continuing to respond to his jockeys hard riding, succeeded in the last few strides in overhauling Galaiitmau to win by his head. The three-quarters was covered in 1:11. the fastest that any juvenile, hadr-travcrsed the ditaje jiere at this meetilfg:""" The Wilton mile and a quarter handicap brought to the post five of the best fillies and mares in training and also resulted in a fast-run race, witli the victory going to John Sanfords three-year-old Chateau Thierry, which under Fators able guidance, ran a high-class race. Following closely in the rear of Lunetta. which was setting a fast early pace, the .Sanford filly had little difficulty in assuming command in the stretch and then appeared as if she would win by any margin her rider elected, but itellsolar, which had gradually moved forward, came with a gallant rush and forced Fator to shake his mount up near the end. Lu-netta. though tiring badly held on long enough to retain third place. Flainbette, of which much was expected, retired after going the first mile and pulled up in a bad way, probably necessitating her retirement from racing for all time. Her lameness was in. her fore ankle. ROSSETERS DOLORES A WINNER. The concluding race, contested by two-year-old fillies, was won by .1. II. Kosseters Dolores, with Yashmak, in 11. I. Whitneys colors, second and the favorite Pierre Qui Roule third. Dolores began fast and raced into the lead with a rush and kept it without much trouble for the entire race. Yashmak acted fretful at the start and once broke away and ran at full speed for a sixteenth before being brought under control. In the race he followed the leader;: closely and. benefitting by the close turn site made into the stretch, succeeded in decreasing the winners margin, lierre Qui Itoule finished third. The awkwardly jumping Sea ISryn again proved a dismal failuie and his non-success was costly to his supporters. He was best in the steeplechase, but several blunders in taking the hedges were ruinous to his chance and nearly caused his rider to be unseated. The running was accompanied by the usual spectacular incidents and culminated in a hard drive between Overmatch and Franc Tireur. the former wining by his length, but veil after he had crossed the finish line gave his backers an anxious period, as- his lisU:ilificat ion was imminent on account of having crossed directly in front of Franc Tireur during the racing on the flat. Kennedy, rider of Fr;ihc Tireur. failed to . make a protest, probably considering the iundvisa-bility of it, as lie had been the earlier aggressor and neatly caused the unseating of Jlines on Overmatch at the last jump, where he bumped. Franc Tireur sharply into Overmatch, the force of the impact almost catapulting Hines from the saddle. He succeeded in righting himself and, driving Overmatch hard, although he had lost a stirrup, managed to gradually pass Franc Tireur, but his mount, swerved in front of the latter. Sea Hryn closed up fast at the end and finished third. Masterful having retired over the last two jumps and Amstello losing his rider at the thirteenth hedge. BETTING EXPERTS START BADLY. Itetting experts began the afternoon badly. They centered on Alexander Hamilton in the initial dash, in which only four started. Alexander Hamilton finished in second place, but had to be ridden hard to outstay Bright Lights the outsider. The third favorite to go down to defeat was Bantry, on which the diminutive Hamilton had the mount. He landed in third place. Episode and lickwick beating him home. Episode had all the luck in the race, being away well and escaping the inevitable interference that comes in the scramble for positions just before emerging from the chute onto the main track. Episode was always in the thick- of contention. Kan try was not. He suffered from early interference and had to be guided a wide course throughout. Pickwick also had to be brought around many of the others on the stretch turn, resulting in a loss of ground for him, but he made a threatening rush in the last eighth. There were things galore in the race, with the usual results. The hottest weather of the season prevailed this afternoon and the lowering clouds carried a promise of "it In during the night. Todays attendance showed an increase over that of yesterday. The racing was spirited but unprofitable to the majority of spectators, as favorites were downed in five of the dashes. Tomorrow promises to attract the banner attendance of the meeting to witness the decision of the QpUtinuea on njntjj page. MODO WINS IN FAST TIME Continued from first page. 0,000 Hopeful Stakes, in which a dozen of the best-known juveniles here are named to start, including the unbeaten Morvich, which will have to shoulder 130 pounds and be called on for the best race of his career. The Saratoga Cup is disappointing in that it only has two named to go. despite its good value; Exterminator seems destined here to score a victory for the third successive time in the race and establish a new record. It likewise will aid him towards the 00,000 goal that is his owners oboctive for him before retiring the sturdy campaigner. Jockey E. Scohie was suspended by the stewards for the remainder of the meeting on., fbfl . rqiort of the patrol judge that he had cut across in front of the others at the start of the third race witii Scottish Chief. Jockey J. Campbell, who is under contract to E. Sietas, had to be removed to a local hospital yesterday, suffering from pneumonia. Trainer William Knapp decided after Edwinas poor showing that he did not want her as a member of his stable anil arrangements lire now under way for AVilliam Shields to take her over. Edwina has become a hard proposition to train, on account of her moody disHisition. Lawrence AVaterbury is the latest to announce an intention of trying for some of the Kentucky stakes and is arranging to ship Sennings Park to Latonia. Mrs. Payne Whitney is also contemplating shipping Idle Dell to Latonia and she will accompany Sen-niiers Park. "A clean bill of health here with the exception of Kostcr Girl, which had a small hone in her hip broken," said TV. McCulIy when asked if there, were any sick horses in these, parts. "Every one will be able to ship in good style." continued Dr. McCully, "and I have seldom seen a season so free from ailment or mishaps . on the part of horses." Kostcr Girls injury was incurred during her last work. She was removed to the AVhitney barn, where she will be kept for the next e.ight weeks. Galaut Foe. b.v Friar Rock Water Melon, by AVatercress. that C. .1. Fitzgerald recently bought at the sales here, has been sold to J. J. Ileffering at an advance

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