Featureless Jamaica Card: Last Straw Wins Cosmopolitan Handicap Army Race a Farce, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-15


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F L S J a II. i a ii t! ? in s " o 0 j j i s v I J j t 1 1 , 1 i 1 . FEATURELESS JAMAICA CARD Last Straw Wins Cosmopolitan Handicap Army Race a Farce. NEW YORK, October 14. An ordinary card, given over to cheap horses and devoid of a stake ! feature, was run off at Jamaica today. Clear , weather and a fast track were not enough to make the racing particularly interesting or attractive. The Cosmopolitan, an overnight handicap, for ; fillies and mares of all ages, furnished the best contest of the day. George D. Wideners Last Straw, daughter of Ultlmus Broom Flower, ran i another one of her good races and" headed Elected at the finish. Ten Buttons was third. Ten Buttons started firot and raced with Elected i II. to the turn. At .this point she began to tire and soon gave way. Elected II. then raced away into a good lead, but McAtee took Last Straw to the outside and closed with a burst, of speed that carried the Widener filly to the leader and past her the final strides. She won by a short head. Lady Gertrude was fractious at the barrier. She was slow to start and was never in serious contention. Mademoiselle Cadcau, as anticipated, completely outclassed her opponents iri the. Salisbury, fiftt on the card. The remainder of- the quartet that faced the starter in this, dash are among the poorest horses which New York racegoers have to watch in action. Royal Jester, J. K. L. Ross castoff 4,500 yearling of 1018, and St. Patrick, which brought l,r00 as a yearling, were both among the starters. Domingo started away in front, but gave way to Mademoiselle Cadeau without, much struggle when she challenged. He outlasted St. Patrick for second place, while Royal Jester followed as usual. The army race, from every point of view, was probably the worst exhibition that metropolitan racegoers have been asked to look at this year Captain Hartwell Temples Katie Canal, backed steadily into favoritism, crossed the finish ten lengthsin fiont of Bird Man, which in. turn led EasterflOay, flte hopeless outsider, by a similar margin. Major Stevensons entry, Jessie and Madelle, the early favorites, ran poorly: Jessie, ridden by Major Dewitt. domi-. uated the-early running, but the shock hdministered to her when she saw her old rival, Bird Man, actually making a start and running was top much. She spied him gaining on the backstretcliTlind ;gave up the battle on the turn. Meantime Captain Temple, riding conspicuously in midsummer style, ..had held Katie Canal under restraint. He moved up on the turn and rushed past Bird Man, which was beginning to hoist distress signals. It was a pleasing little sail from there to the finish. MAJOR STEVENSONS STRANGE RIDING. Major Stevenson did strange things with Madelle. He appeared to pull her at the start and made little effort to get up after that. Madelle, on the strength of past performances, was the. best of the band, but she ran as if tired of life, and particularly racing. Turner rode Sagacity, the favorite, to victory in the second race. Scottish Chief was second and Orderly third. Sagacity was held under slight restraint in the first part, but moved easily into the lead at the turn into the straightaway and held her opponents safe to the finish. She was under a mild drive at the end to withstand Scottish Chief, which, after gradually improving Lis position, closed with a courageous burst of speed in the stretch. Pirate McGee did not start to run until it was too late. His last rush was not enough to carry him into the money. Orderly ran well and held on with gamc-ness for the short end of the purse. Max Hirschs Griselda finished in front of a cheap band of maiden fillies in the third race. Marinelli brought her up after a slow start and closed rapidly on Pretty Lady through the final eighth. Tlx; latter quit under pressure in the last hix teen tb.. Spinning was third. The race was marked by u wide divergency of opinion among the speculators. Pretty Lady closed the favorite, but Griselda was backed down to a price near that of the favorite. A number of others in the race also drew generous support. Pretty Lady took the lead on the turn and drew away rapidly. She entered the stretch with a four-length advantage and appeared a certain winner. She began to quit as soon as; Ponce put her under a drive and gave- way, easily to the winner. DOUBLE FOR JOCKEY TURNER. Turner completed a double1 with Comic Song, the favorite, in the final race. - The Black Jester gelding and Rib Grass dominated the running for the first half mile, but the Short Grass colt was completely spent by his effort in keeping up with the pacemaker by the time tho pair reached the stretch turn. He began to drop back rapidly at that point while Phantom Blue and Tangerine moved ahead to take second und third money. Phantom Blue could not offer any serious challenge to the winner, although she moved up with good speed in the stretch. She was two lengths behind Comic Song at the eud, while Tangerine followed her by a half dozen lengths. A. J.. Joyncr, trainer for George D. Widener, announced that the horses, iu his charge have run their last races of the season. They will be placed in winter quarters at Belmont. Park today and will not take part in the meeting at Empire City. To Last Straw went the honor of carrying the Widener colors to victory for the last time this year. Joy-ner announced that tho Widener string next year will consist of four two-year-olds and four older horses. The reason for the comparative weakness in number is that eighteen of the nineteen brood mares at Mr. Wideners Erdanhcim Stud have proved barren this year. C. Buxton, II. Unna and S. Lando were visitors at Jamaica today. Sagacitv was claimed out of the second race by Mrs. T. J. Carroll for ?2,000. Drifting was claimed out of the third race by J. Carroll for ,503.

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