Edwinas Nassau Stakes: Celt Filly Scores First Success for New Owner W. S. Lilmer, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-13


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EDWINAS NASSAU STAKES Celt Filly Scores First Success for New Owner W. S. Kilmer Captain Alcocks Fine Race in Araityville Handicap Army Race Pleases. 1 . ..a NEW TO UK. X. Y.. September 12. Kdwina scored her. first victory for her new owner. Willis Sbarpe Kilmer, in the Nassau Selling Stakes, the principal attraction of todays racing at Belmont IK.trk. The race -was worth ,825 to the winner. Crystal Ford and Knight of the Heather were seoond and tliird, respectively. Johnson held Kdwina under restraint behind the leaders until rounding the turn. There he went to the outside into the better coins and closed vapidly on the tiring leaders. Crystal Ford and Knight of the Heather raced neck and neck in the. lead for three -quarters of the distance. They used each other ni sotting a fast pace for the muddy track and neither had any speed in reserve to withstand Kdwina when she smarted her rush through the stretch. Kdwina drew away iuto a four-length lead at the finish. Crystal Ford and Knight of the Heather, both under severe pressure, seesawed through the final eighth nose and nose and the first-mentioned managed to have his muzzle slightly in front of the latter as the pair crossed the finish lino. The time for the mile. l:40i. was fast for the soft tradition of the track. Servitor showed a pronounced dislike for the going and never figured seriously. Captain Alcock had to lx? much the best of the field to Hvin the AuiityvHIe mile handicap, third on the card. Chateau Thierry and Irish Dream, the early pacemakers, put up a pretty battle for second place, with the former victorious by a nose. Captain Alcock was a length and a half ahead at the finish. He dwelt at the start and was badly outdistanced by the leaders in the first half mile. Mooney took his mount to the outside in the better going rounding into the stretch and after Captain Alcock had raced Irish Dream into defeat he drew away easily at the end. Irish Dream was obviously tiring in the last eighth and could not withstand Chateau Thierrys strong challenge for second place. Quecreek did not figure seriously at any point in the race and showed a dislike for the going. The United States Army had its innings at Bcl-mont Park this afternoon. The Now York and Washington branches of the Rcmonnt Service fought it out again for the racing supremacy and the contingent from the National Capital carried away the victory. Courteous, a chestnut gelding, by Mareovil Politely, carrying H!7 pounds, led Chester Two passed Tiie. judges by three lengths, with Madclle, the odds-on favorite and chief hope of the New York contingent, four leugths farther back. VICTORY TO COURTEOUS AND IT. McCREERY. Lieutenant MeCreery rode the winner, ne kept hla mount in the best going all the way and steadily gained on the leaders. Courteous raced Avonbear into defeat on entering the stretch and held the others safe in the final drive. Chester Two was held under restraint in the first part of the race and closed gamely when called on, but Major Stanley Koch, his rider, was of little assistance to the horse iu the struggle through the stretch. Muddle, ridden by her owner, Major Charles L. Stevenson, was saved from the early pace and did not begin to close in on the leaders until a mile and a half had been traversed. She saved ground all the way by hugging the inner rail, but the heaviness of the going obviously dulled her speed. She closed courageously under :t hard drive iu the stretch and easily held Katie Canal and Avonbear safe for third money, although she could not seriously threaten the two leaders. The winner and his rider. lt. MeCreery, were given a great ovation by the spectators when they returned to the judges stand. i , The race was a real endurance test. A mile and three-quarters in going as soft as that at Bvlmont this afternoon would test the stamina and staying powers of any thoroughbred and the horses, carrying imposts ranging from 362 for Avonbear to 170 for Madclle, stood up well under the trial. The winner covered the distance in 3:19vS, with 107 lKHinds up. The Islip Handicap for two-year-olds, first on the card, resulted in a victory for J. E. Davis filly Prodigious from Modo and Black Rascal. Only three started in the race, rtroomster. Cherry Tree and Brainstorm, all from the II. P. Whitney stable, appeared in the list of entries, but they were scratched. Trainer James Howe had intended to declare them, but every one in the Whitney establishment was so excited over the victory of Hunting in the Futurity that nobody remembered to attend to the matter. Montfort Jones St. Henry and the Quiney Stables All Over were also withdrawn. PRODIGIOUS DEFEATS MODO. Ulack Rascal jumped into the lead soon after the start and ct a fast early pace, but Prodigious, which had been kept close up, closed with a rush at the turn and passed the leader easily in the stretch, winning by three lengths. Modo as easily overcame the early pacemaker to take second place by two lengths, but hia performance was far from pleasing. As a result of the operation of the new scratch rule the second and third horses received 1S and 12 respectively. The net value to the winuer was ,0132. The steeplechase fell to J. S. Cosdens Lc Mar-souiu by twelve longths, jvhile New Haven aud Ben Wyvis wore fighting it out through the stretch iu a spectacular duel for second, place. New Haveu won second money by a head. Jockey W. Jones took a hard fall when Saywhicb, which had led the- others through all of the early part of the race and was still in front, when he went down heavily at the next to the hist Jump. Lc Mareoum was under restraint to the first round of the course, but moved up steadily when called on. He had practically overcome Saywhichs lead, when the latters fall gave him a hollow victory. The two Kaneoeas jockeys continued their struggle for supremacy begun at Saratoga when they met in the final race, a three-quarters dash for maiden three-year-olds and over. Fator, riding T. H. Cross Gray Gables, defeated Saude on the Bedstone Stables Wrecker, by half a length at the finish. Wrecker was well backed by the followers of the Bedstone Stable and flattered those who favored him by drawing into a long lead in the first half mile. When the real test came, however, ho did not prove good enough. Gray Gables, which showed a good performance his last time out, kept in close pursuit of Wrecker until entering the stretch, where he came, up with a rush and wore the leader down. Ruddles showed a good effort to outstay the rest of the field for third money, although he trailed Wrecker by eight lengths at the finish and never seriously threatened the two leaders. Jockey L. Lyke left Belmont FarU Sunday for Latonia, where he will report to his contract employer, E. B. Bradley. Servitor was claimed after the running of the Nassau Selling Stakes by C. P. Winfrey for ,500. Lieutenant Thomas McCreery, who rode Courteous to victory in the army race, was a professional jockey some years ago. He later trained Aeronaut, Cock o the Walk and other horses for Frederick J oh u son. The nest army race which New Yorkers will have an opportunity to witness will take place on September 19 at the Aqueduct course. The race will be a steeplechase for horses owned by the government or by officers of the army. Steeplechase jockey W. Joues, the colored boy who suffered a bad fall on Saywhieh in the jumping race, was taken to St. Marys Hospital in Jamaica for treatment following examination by the track physician. He complained of pains in the neck when he recovered consciousness iu the jockeys quarters. The horses owned by tha late S. A. Clopton will be sold at the Aqueduct course on September 22. The stewards of the meeting conductod aa investigation of the two races won by Tut tcr during the week. They were unable to ascertain any reason for the surprising reversal of form shown by the French horse, except perhaps tbc difference in weight carried in the two races. A. K. Macorabers Kingdom U., which was entered in the third race, was excused by the stewards without payment of the fee. required under the new scratch rule when trainer W. B. Jennings told them that the horse could not run in the mud.

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