Mary Patricia in Front: James Macmanus Good Filly Triumphs In Autumn Days Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-25


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MARY PATRICIA IN FRONT James MacManus Good Filly Triumphs in Autumn Days Stakes. C. Turner and Regal Lodge Popular Winning Combination Double for G. W. Carroll. ie- 73 i XEW YORK. X. Y., October 24. James MacManus Mary Patricia scored a fine victory over a band of high grade two-year-olds in the Autumn Day Stakes at Empire City this, afternoon. Picnic took second place and Hephaistos third. Tho start in the stake was delayed by the wild actions of H. P. Whitneys Penitent. The filly, which won her maiden race on Saturday, reared, plunged and side-stepped all over the track while the horses were at the post and when the start came she was the last to got into action. Turner sent J. E. Wideners Comic Song into tha lead at once, but gave way to Picnic on the turn. Picnic came into the stretch with a good load, but Mary Iatricia, which had been kept in close pursuit of the leaders through the early running, came up on the outside and wore the Butler starter down in the final eighth. Mary Patricia crossed the finish a length in front of Picnic, which was tiring near the end. McAtee made a strong effort to take second place with Hephaistos. hut Picnic held, on long enough to keep second money. The weather was cloudy and cool through .mQS,t . .ofthe ntternoon,. but a-good week day crtfwd turned out for the sport. Tiie racing was marked by several upsets of well-backed favorites. Knot Grass, entered with a bulky band of the cheaper youngsters, which he outclassed, was backed witii rare confidence by the lawnsters in the first race at five and a half furlongs. He was away quickly, drew clear in the first eighth and cantered in with an easy winning margin over Kirtle, with Avispa just managing to outlast Clinchfield for third money. Maggie Murphy stumbled and unseated young Harrison soon after the start. He was not injured. Care Free, whose bad actions at the post have eliminated him iu many races which he might have won, finally got away in front in the second race and held his opponents safe all the way. He had no trouble in shaking off Hard Guess, his closest pursuer, iu the racing on the backstretch and was not threatened thereafter. Hard Guess was second and Fluff third. The Turner followers had their first innings of-tho day in the third race when the popular little rider sent Regal Lodge across the finish in front of Tody and Irish Dream. Displaying fine speed. Tody set a fast pace from the start, with Regal Lodge following closely under restraint. He closed up quickly when Turner called upon him entering the stretch and wore down Tody in the final eighth to draw clear at the finish. This race marked the first defeat for Tuftcr in his last four starts. FRANK FOG ARTYS GOOD PERFORMANCE. Carroll completed a double with Frank Fogarty, an outsider, in the fifth race, which engaged ten of the better grade platers at a mile and seventy yards. Ting-a-Ling was second and Dark Hill third. Dark Hill started away in front and race witii First Pullet down tho backstretch. Frank Fogarty overcame early interference and closing with a rush through the stretch raced Dark Hill into defeat and Avon going away. Tiug-a-Liug also came up with a burst of speed to pass Dark Hill, which showed a tendency to quit when placed under a drive. The Xalapa Farms Light Rose, well ridden by Fator, made her way up from a slow start to win, the last race from Edwina and Lady Gertrude, -with Elected II. a badly beaten last. Light Rose was the object of a stampede by the public and was quickly backed to even money favoritism. She took, the lead in the backstretch and was never seriously threatened thereafter. Edwina tired in the stretch when Wilson brought her up for a challenge and was beaten by three lengths. Knot Grass was bid up to .,500 ,000 over his entered price in the first race and was retained by the Short Grass Stable witii the usual 5 advance. The name of the bidder was not announced. Jockey Ambrose was set down by the stewards for the remainder of the meeting for bumping Maggie Murphy while astride Brush Boy in the first race, causing the unseating of narrison. E. G. Soule will ship Paddy "Whack, Regal Lodge and Polythia to Tijuana for winter racing at the close of the Empire meeting. The horses will be in charge of trainer H. W. Hoag. The stewards announced that tiie entry of Care Free, which won the second race, will not be accepted during the remainder of the Empire City meeting because of his previous unsatisfactory showings. Avispa was claimed out of the first race by W. F. Ormsbee for ,300. E. Herz, acting for the Short Grass Stable, sold Knot Grass, winner of the lirst race, to S. Judge. The consideration was not announced. Sidney Bender, special transportation representative of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, . arrived at Empire City to handle the arrangements for shipping stables from the metropolitan section to Havana for winter racing at the close of the Empire City meeting. William. Farnum, who has just returned from a six months trip to Europe, was a visitor at the course and watched his Dark Hill finisli third in the fifth race. It. T. Wilson has sold Dimmesdale, the three-vcar-old son of Ormondale Hester Prynne, to Frank J. Farrell.

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