Old Rosebud Once Again: Veterans Success Pleasing Incident of Belmont Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-07


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. , i : i i : i - OLD ROSEBUD ONCE AGAIN Veterans Success Pleasing Incident of Belmont Racing. Mad Hatter, Billy McLaughlin, Arrow of Gold and Firm Friend the Winning Favorites. , r i NEW YORK, N. Y., September fi. Mad Hatter, after frequent disappointing performances at Saratoga, showed his old time form today when he galloped away from A. K. Macombers Kingdom II. in the Brentwood Handicap, the feature of the Belmont Park card. The Rancocas crack was under stout restraint all the way, but the French racer could not work into contention at any time. The Wn liencil ruined what might have been a fairly interesting race. Captain Alcock and Thunderclap, the other Rancocas entries, were both scratched, leaving only two starters. The public was not interested in the dash and there was silence in the stand as the two horsei came into the stretch. Mad Hatter crossed the finish line seven lengths in the. lead and continued at the same pace for the full mile- Jind, a quarter, in preparing for the Autumn Gold Cup, his next engagement. Kinudqm II. carried 108 pounds as compared with ilart Hatters 130. hut he,-was outclassed from tlyr. start. -The son, jf-Mala tenon King-s Farmuy wn.-r a winner in France before he was brought to this country, but it would appear that he Is moving in compauy that is a little too fast for hint in competing with snch horses as the Rancocas star. The most pleasing incident of the afternoon was the success of the ever green and popular Old Rosebud. The veteran, twice retired came back again today and scored an impressive victory over an ordinary band of platers, in a French affair, in the first race. The Old Uncle Ivory Bells gelding, winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1914, toyed with his opponents under a good ride hy Fator. lie. raced Old Sinner into defeat in the last -eighth and was then taken under restraint at the finish, but was seen to. be going slightly lame on his return to the stand to receive the plaudits of his many admirers. Gem was third. The veteran Old Rosebud is now 10 years old. He first broke down, in the Withers Stakes, at Belmont Park, in 1914 and after a sensational comeback in 1919 fell lame again last year. The patience of his trainer and owner, F. D. Weir, was such, however; that he would not admit that the old horse was through. His confidence was amply rewarded by Old Rosebuds showing today. CUM SAH PULLS UP LAME. The entries made no appeal to the halter brigade, however, and there was no market. The talent was altogether at sea. Cum Sali" and Titanium were coupled in the betting, since "both are trained by N. L. Byer and were installed, as -odds-on choice. Then persistent rumors began to filter throush the grandstand from the paddock that Cum Sah was about to break down. He did fall lamr just after the finish and Sande was forced to dismount. A good Monday crowd of about. 8.000 traveled to the course for the days racing. The weather was alternately cloudy and clear through the afternoon and the track was in fine condition. Sandes good ride on Billy McLaughlin brought the Wrack Lady Elite colt to the finish a winner in the second race by three-quarters .of a length over H. P. Whitneys Dartmoor. The race was at one mile. Debadou was third. Billy McLaughlin was held under restraint behind tbe leaders until entering the stretch. There Sande steered him through on the inside and took the lead under a vigorous hand ride. He pulled away easily. Swift Grass was victorious in the third race, a selling affair for two-year-olds. The Short Grass filly got away in front and held the lead all . the way. Bantry Pass challenged the winner in tho stretch, but could not overcome her early lead. Pastoral was third, three lengths behind Biintry Pass. Again the halter brigade stayed at home. ARROW OF GOLDS FAST RACE. R. Tenn Smith .Tr.s Peter Quince filly. Arrow of Gold, proved her ability to go more than "a sprinting distance, when she defeated Edwina by a head in the fifth race, at one mile. Ponce held Arrow or Gold under restraint until on the stretch turn, where he pulled ahead, to take the lead. Johnson, on Edwina, rode her hard in the last eighth and she was wearing the winner down rapidly at the; finish. There was some doubt among the lawn-sters as to the ability of the Smith filly to go a mile. The result was a fluctuating market, with Arrow of Gold closing as the favorite, with Edwina slightly lcss fancied. The highly regarded Friar Rock Bold Girl colt, Firm Friend, which had disappointed in a previous start, made good today in tlie . last race. He got away well and took the lead at once, but just lasted to win by a head from Aknusti at the fin-. ish. Pietrus was third. There were an even dozen starters in the race, which was at five and n half furlongs on thc.niain course. Firm Friend was second choice in th betting, but heavy support fouud him tbe ruling . favorite, at post time, with Aknusti secoud in dc- mund. 1 Aknusti got away to a bad start, but gradually worked his way up and. after entering, the stretch. closed with a formidable rush under a bustling ride by Ponce, and Avould bavc beaten the Foreign Stable starter in a few more strides. Fletrus tired at tbu end, but held ou long enough to save third place. J. S. Healy has taken oyer Sea Bryn. Sea Scot and Flying Scout to train; The first two are tbe property of the Canterbury Farm and Flying iJeout the property of the Malvetin Hill Farm. All are .jumpers,

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