Honors to Xalapa Farm: Vista Carries Its Colors to Victory in Woodmere Selling Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-21


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HONORS TO XALAPA FARM L I Vista Carries Its Colors to Victory in Woodmere Selling Stakes. I Two Feathers, with Able Assistance of Jockey Fator, Turns Tables on Devastation. NEW YORK, X. Y., September 20. Tin? Xalapa Farm carried away tlit? Iiouors iu the Woodmere Selling Slakes, todays feature at Aqueduct, when Vista, three-year-old daughter or McGee Parkview, headed Siuaw Man a few yards from the finish to win by a short head. The race was worth ,-100 to the winner. .Squaw Man easily outlasted Siren Maid for second place. Much of the interest had been taken from the race when the blue pencil had finished its work. The dependable Itancoeas pair, Dominique and Krewer, elected to stay at home, and then Neddam and Crack o Dawn also withdrew, leaving five to contest the race. Squaw Man went to the front soon after the start and drew away into a good lead on the turn. He held on tenaciously and withstood challenges from St. Michael and Siren Maid entering the stretch, but when Marinelli came through with Vista in the final eighth the Byer gelding had little speed iu reserve for the supreme effort. He still fought desperately, but went down to defeat right at the end. St. Michael, the favorite, proved a great disappointment to his backers. He kept close on the heels .of the pacemaker.- Squaw Man, through the first half inile, but tired badly iu the last quarter and finished last. Crystal Ford dwelt at the start Mini never got into contention afterward. Another good mid-week crowd traveled to Aqueduct for the afternoons racing. The sport was somewhat below that of the first two days of the meeting in quality, but spirited racing and close finishes in several of the dashes offset the absence of the stars. The talent had a rather bad day, sev-t-ral heavily backed favorites suffering defeat. Mrs. W. M. Jeffords Superman gelding. Two Feathers, turned the tables on Devastation, which defeated him at Belmont Park when the pair met in the Luke Blackburn Handicap, at one mile. He won by a length and a half from Devastation, while .Sedgcfield, the only other starter, followed the latter six lengths in the rear. Tlie change of riders, by which I"ator was substituted for Ambrose, who had previously ridden the Jeffords gelding, worked wonders. Fator took Two Feathers to the front at once and held the ea.d easily, setting a slow pace to the turn. Marinelli thru made his move witli Devastation, but Two Feathers drew away easily whenever the WrarV sliding threatened. HEAVILY -SACKED CASTANET VICTORIOUS. The opening dash, at five furlongs under claiming conditions, served to graduate from the maiden ranks jockey R. Scott, one of the few negro riders iu racing at present. He rode Castanet to uu easily achieved victory. Scott held the Frizzle filly behind the early pacemakers, but she came up on the outside in the stretch and easily drew away from the others to beat Grandson by three lengths, while Clinehfield was third. Castanet was heavily bucked from 4 to 1 to 7 to 5. Furious, which might have given the Oneck Stable starter an argument, wuh eliminated at the start when she unseated Master Meiu and sailed down the course without ji rider. I. S. Cosdcns Musty, three-year-old son of Ul-timlis Divination, although beaten by a head in the steeplechase by the veteran Robert Oliver, was the real sensation of the race. He started off well, took most of his jumps cleanly, and showed a world of speed on the flat, although the race marked his first appearance under colors thorugh the field. He eame to the stretch with a good lend over Robert Oliver and, but for a slight bobble at the final obstacle, would have beaten the veteran easily. The fifth race, a claiming dash for two-year-olds at three-quarters of a mile, fell to Witchwork iu a drive from Dolman, with Delhi Maid iu third place. Witchwork got away slowly, but Colliletti kept her elose to the inner rail all the way and saved a great deal of ground. She closed rapidly under pressure iu the stretch and drew into a good lead, holding her advantage iu the face of a strong challenge by Dolman, and drawing away at the finish. Dolman set the early pace and drew clear on the turn, but tired when it came to the final drive. Delhi Maid made a strong bid entering the stretch, but did not have enough speed in reserve to overtake the leaders. RUDDLES SUCCESS HELPS TALENT. The final race of the day, u three-quarter mile dash for maidens three years old and over, brought eight non-winners to the post. The Glen Riddle Farms Ruddles, an uusexed son of Fair Play Mollic Elliott, went to tlie front and opened up a long lead on the far turn, but he was under a hard drive all though the stretch to outlast Care Free by a short neck. Prince James was third. Ruddles was well backed and the talent re- gained some of the ground lost in the earlier races by his victory. The Fair Play gelding showed fine speed in the early part of the race, but was tiring at the finish and was lucky to outlast Care Free. Joseph P. McLaughlin, patrol judge on the metropolitan race courses, who is handling the distribution of stake blanks for the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, has announced that he will make shipping arrangements for any stable who contemplates sending horses to Havana for the winter meeting. J. L. Holland, who recently returned to racing after a long absence, is negotiating with W. R. ida tor the purchase of the contract of jockey F. Wilson. Laverne Fator left tonight for navre de Grace 0 jritf Gap.ntman in lie Eastern Shore Handicap, the feature of the opening days program at the Maryland track. Tiaincr W. Garth reports that Royal Arch, one of J; S. Cosdcns jumpers, developed a quarter crack in a work-out for the Bushwlck Steeplechase this morning. The injury may require tins horses retirement from racing for the remainder of the year. Joseph McLennan, clerk of the scales on the tracks of the Canadian Racing Associations, visited Aqueduct today on behalf of the coining meeting

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