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J 1 AQUEDUCTS FINE OPENING Captain Alcock Runs Fast Race to Beat Damask and Mad Hatter. L . 1 Bantry Pass Takes Juvenile Feature Georgie Triumphs Over Thunderclap. i NEW YORK, N. Y., September 17. Rain and numerous scratches failed to seriously affect tho racing or keep down tho attendance at the opcnlns of the Queens County Jockey Clubs nutumn meeting at Aqueduct this afternoon. The track, despite the rain, was still in good condition, as shown by the fast time recorded in nil of the races. The Edgemcre Handicap, at a mile and an eighth, which featured the excellent card, was won by Captain Aleock by three-quarters ol a length from Damask, with Mad Hatter third. The time for the race, l:50?o, was remarkably fast when the condition of the track is considered. Sande sent Mad Hatter into the lead at the start and set a fast pace for the going. The Rancocas horse ran the first quarter mile in 23, tho half mile in iOYr., three-quarters in lillSj. Captain Alcock passed him in tho stretch and forged to the front, tho mile being run in 1:37 and the inilo and an eighth in 1:50. Captain Alcock was well ridden by McAtce. He saved gronnd on the turn and bad a good reserve of speed when called upon in the stretch. He. closed fast and gamely wore down Mad Hatter an1 passed Damask, which was also tiring, and drawing away at the fiuish. There were four absentees .from the race- Edgemcre-, -Thunderclap. Koobbte. Donnaeona and Kingdom IL They were scarcely needed and it was a good race without them. The Oak Ridge Stables Bantry Pass, ridden b7 the diminutive T. Finn, scored a victory over Modesty and Hephaistos In the ,000 added Bellcroa Selling Stakes, third on the card. Twelve two-year-olds started and all were well Bunched at the finish. Bantry Pass scored by half a length, and Modesty held second place by a length and u half. Leghorn showed in front as the field rounded the elbow into the stretch, but soon gave way to Quc-sada, and the Stoneham colt continued to dominate the running until in the final eighth, where be tired perceptibly. Bantry Pass then forged to the front, with Modesty in close pursuit. The second defeat of the day for the Raneocaa Stable representative came With the rnnning of the fifth raco. a mile fiash for three-year-olds and over. The Redstone Stables Gcorgie added another to his string of recent victories when he conquered the speedy Thunderclap. Thunderclap carried top weight of 133 pounds, while the winner carried seven pounds less. Genie W. went to the front early and set a fast pace. Thunderclap raced her into defeat on the stretch turn, but she had little speed left when Georgie. which had been hold in third place through the running, moved up iu the 6treteh with, his successful challenge. S. C. Hildreths Dunboyne proved that his good race at Belmont Park last week was not a flash in the pan when he led a fast band to the finish in the Roamer Handicap at three-quarters of a mile. He covered the distance in the fast time of l:12"i and finished wo and a half lengths ahead of Gladiator, with Last Straw third. Gladiator showed a return to his spring form and was going fast at the finish, but the winuera lend was too great for him to overcome. STEEPLECHASE TO ALGARDI. Algardi, which set the early pace in Fridays good steeplechase at Belmont Park, had little trouble in defeating Fair Mac and Franc Tireur in thn jumping race. Stevenson rode the Murphy jumper with confidence, allowing the undependable Say-which to hold the lead for a time, and holding Algardi under a slight pnll throughout the ra?e. He was going away easily through the last eighth, and could have won by a longer margin, but Steven -bou eased him up at the end. Saywhich shied at all the jmnps in the first round of the course and Jones was forced to cut across at several of the obstacles to take them sideways. Saywhich began to drop back rapidly in the second round of the course and pulled up at the twelfth jump extremely lame. Jockey E. Scobie, who has been riding well at Latonia, came from Kentucky to ride Atta Gal in the Bellerose for J.. E. Madden. Fred Burlcw, trainer of the champion two-year-old Morvieh. and who has been suffering from a sprained ankle, reappeared at the track yesterday. Dr. H. J. McCarthy, who officiates as track veterinarian on the Maryland race courses, arrived at Belmont Park yesterday from Baltimore. Ho gelded Heliocross and left again for Marylund. F. Bycr. who has been racing a small string ou the second circuit in Maryland, was also an arrival. He reported the sale of Natalie and Tricolette to George Bcnschotcn. He also reported that Tout dOr broke a leg in a recent race and had to bo destroyed. W. R. Coe returned from France today and spent the afternoon at the track. R. Sehcrer purchased Jock Scot from the Hillside Stable and turned him over to M. J. Murphy to train. E. J. Crawford has taken a call ou the services of jockey J. Zoeller. The latter will ride for Crawford in Cuba next winter. Jockey L. Penman was suspended for five duys by the starter for disobedience at the post.