view raw text
JAMAICAS FINE OPENING DAY Georgie Wins Stake Feature Audacious Smashing Race Under Heavy Weight NEW YORK, N. Y., October 1. Crowds flocked to the Jamaica course today for the opening of the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs autumn meeting. Fine weather and a card which promised an exceptional bit of racing were contributing factors in bringing them out. The weather continued good through the af ternnon, but a goodly number of absentees marred the quality of the program. The racing gronnd was in excellent condition and several of the races developed into good contests. . In the feature, the Interlwrough Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, the Rancocas Stables Knobbie and the Redstone Stables Georgie were the only contestants. Mad Hatter, Audacious and Kingdom II. remaining away. The race resolved itself into a duel between Earle Sande and ,B. Mari-nelli, and it demonstrated Sandes superiority, although he was beaten on Knobbie. Sande sent Knobbie to the front at the rise of the barrier, allowed him to open a long lead. Marinelli meantime followed Knobbie by four or five lengths and did not make a move with Georgie until the turn into the stretch. By that time Knobbie was tiring, but Marinelli had waited so long that Georgie had to be ridden to the limit in the last eighth to win by a short head. John Sanfords Sleiveconard furnished an outstanding upset in the Hollywood Handicap, at five and a half furlongs. Nolan brought him to the outside in the stretch and closing with a burst of speed raced the leaders into defeat and won going away. Penitent was second and Modesty third. Lady Baltimore drew away from the others In the early racing and maintained her advantage until the turn in the stretch. Here Penman brought Penitent up under urging and ra,eed neck and neck with Lady Baltimore through the straightaway. Penitent had raced Lady Baltimore Into defeat when Sleiveconard appeared on the scene; but she kad.nopeed.iir.-,reserve for .further effort and gave way to the new challenger without much of a" struggle. .; GENIE W. BEATS NEDDAK. Genie W. furnished the second upset of the day when she came from behind to take the lead entering the stretch and won by a short margin from Ncddam. Irish Dream, the well-backed favorite, was third. He suffered from a collision with Ncddam at the start and was far out of contention in the early running. Neddaui, after acting up as usual at the kirrier, got away in front and opened up a good lead rounding the lower turn. He r.iadc the pace to the far turn, where the field closed up, but was not keyed up enough to withstand the winners closing rush. The Foreign Stables crack racer Audacious added to his fame and reputation in the Higiiwcight Handicap, at three-quarters of a mile, that was offered as the secondary attraction of the afternoon. Audacious ran a smashing race, carried 140 pounds and beat Thunderclap by three lengths after setting a groat pace from start to finish. Incidentally it was Audacious third straight victory. Light Rose, well ridden by Marinelli, won the third race at a mile and seventy yards. Jock Scot finished second and Knight of the Heather third. Light Rose was away slowly, but Marinelli, watching his chances, brought the Xalapa Farm filly into a contending position by the time the field reached the stretch. Coming into the straigtaway he put lici under a vigorous drive and she responded with a burst of speed that brought her up to the leaders and into the lead. She was going away at the end and winning by a margin of three lengths. Knight of the Heather, opening up a long lead on the back-stretch, tired rapidly in the stretch and could not withstand Jock Scots bid for second money. Fator piloted Crack o Dawn to a good victory over Vista and Sea Sinner in the fifth race at a mile and a sixteenth. Schuttinger sent Vista into the lead early and opened up a gap on the lower turn. Fator brought Crack o Dawn up to the leader on the turn out of the backstretch and, under , a hard drive in the stretch, wore down Vista in the final eighth and won going away. Jockeys T. Rice and T. Nolan were set down for " five days by the starter for disobedience at the post in the first race. Trainer James Rowe will send a division of the H. P. Whitney stable from Belmont Park to Laurel, Md., today. R. T. Wilson, president of the Saratoga Association, who has been ill with bronchial pneumonia, , was a visitor at the track, yesterday.