Ordinary Card at Belmont: Duncecap Scores Narrowly in the Mineola Selling Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-08


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ORDINARY CARD AT BELMONT c - : j Duncecap Scores Narrowly in the Mineola Selling Stakes. Nancy F. Continues on Her Winning- Way Georgie Runs Away from Audacious. NEW YORK. N. Y.. September ". Metropolitan turf followers were treated to a typical off-day program at Belmont Iark this afternoon. Most of the fields were small to begin with and a soft track resulting from the heavy rains of last night caused many withdrawals. R. T. AVilsous Duncecap led Quesada across the winning line and won by a neck the Mineola Selling Stakes, the feature of the card. Atta Gal was third. Duncecap as usual during the early running lacked speed enough to keep in a forward position and she moved up steadily next to the inside rail where the going appeared to be the heaviest. While the lenders were zigzagging about in front, endeavoring to pick out the dry spots. Coltiletti sent the Olambala filly through next to the inside rail at the three-sixteenth post and she drew clear by her own length. This served her in good stead, for when Zoellcr managed to get Quesada straightened out for the final rush the Stoneham colt closed with speed and courage under the whip and was slowly gaining nt the finish. Atta Gal did not appear to have any excuse. Fator kept her well up in a con? tending position all the way, but when he called on her for the final trial the Madden filly tired. There was quite a bit of rough riding during the first half mile and Alice C. with Mooney in the saddle, fell heavily, but both rider and horse escaped without any injury. Responsibility" for the mishap has not been placed, but the stewards are questioning the jockeys who had mounts in the race. SUPER FAVORED BY SOFT TRACK. J. Mooney, after his fall with Alice C, came back in the Seaside Handicap, the fourth on the card, and piloted Super to victory over Rnlco, the favorite. Super was obviously favored by the soft track. He overtook R.nleo on the back stretch and went into t lie lead. Carrying the favorite wide at the turn, he drew out in the stretch run to win by four lengths. Huonee hugged the inner fail at the turn and saved much ground, but could not overtake the leaders. The race was at a mile and a sixteenth, under selling conditions. The fifth race, for two-year-old fillies, served as a workout for several of the Futurity candidates. The dasli was at five-eights over the straight course, and Frank .7. Farrells Sweep filly. Nancy F., scored her second victory of the meeting. She dominated the riming from the start anil, under a vigorous ride by McAtee. won by three-quarters of a length from My Reverie, which was ridden out to outlast Dream of Allah by a head. My Reverie, running in blinkers, showed great improvement over her reeent starts. She challenged the winner in the final drive, but was unable to get up. Dream of Allah also moved up gamely in the stretch, hut lost ground when she Was taken to the inside, and failed to take second place from My Reverie. AVhen the owners finished their withdrawals in the sixth race it had been turned into another one of those unpopular two-horse affairs, with Georjie enjoying favoritism over Audacious. He justified his backers by going to the front at once and drawing away into an eight-length lead at the finish. Audacious, attempting to concede twenty-two ioiiiids to the Redstone Stable starter, fouud the going too soft and the impost too great. Georgie was practically pulled up at the finish, while Audacious was ridden out. CLOSE FINISH IN FIRST RACE. Knight of the Heather just lasted to win tho first race by a nose from Jock Scot, the favorite. Both were ridden out at the finish, while Pickwick, after closing an immense gap, was going fastest of all at the end. He finished third. Hold Up took up the running after going an eighth and set a fast pace for the going, until the turn into the stretch, where Knight of the Heather forged to the front. Jock Scot was saved from the early pace and raced under slight restraint until the stretch. There Sandc was forced to take him to the outside repeatedly, when the leader continued to bear out. But for this, the Murphy starter would have won. The steeplechase for maidens and winners of one race gave the spectators a few thrills with several near spills, although it resulted in an easy victory for Amstello by twenty lengths from Franc Tircur. with AVar Togs a distant trailer. Franc Tircur pecked at all the fences and almost fell at the fifth. Crawford made a bid for honors at the eleventh jump, but the Free Lance gelding lacked stamina and dropped back from that point until the finish. War Togs, due to Mastcrfuls bolting the course at the sixth obstacle, was third. S. Lewis has sold Old Sinner to S. Louis. The terms were not made public. AV. J. Oliver has purchased the two-year-old Friar Rock Aunt Mamie colt Roekwood from the Quiney Stable. Edward Kauffman. agent for the A. B. Sprcekols stable, was taken to Bellerne Hospital following, a collapse on the street in New York Tuesday. Kauf f-man had planned to return to his home in California in a few days. A. Logan Denny has sold to J. L. Earl the .platers Lariat and Bounding Through. They are destined for Kentucky racing. , .

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