Steeplechase The Feature: Charles L. Appleton Memorial Attraction at Belmont Park.; J. E. Wideners Neap-tide Is Winner--Ladies Handicap to Many Smiles, Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-28


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STEEPLECHASE THE FEATURE Charles L Appleton Memorial Attraction at Belmont Park J E Wideners Neaptide Is Win ¬ ner Ladies Handicap to Many Smiles NEW YORK N Y May 27 It is not often that a steeplechase becomes the most im ¬ portant race of a New York program but such was tin rase at Belmont Park today wtih the 10000 Charles L Appleton Memo ¬ rial down for decision decisionIt It proved a race worthy of the prize when Joseph E Wideners Neaptide a fouryear old filly was winner from Peccant the latter being added to the Greentree Stables string before the race when he was purchased from J W Bean Third place fell to another from the Greentree Stable when Vincent Powers rode Roi Craig into that place placeAn An evidence of the fitness of the jumpers was had when all ten of those to race stood up for the course There was another great change in the weather and a real touch of winter was in the air It was steeplechase temperature but rather too chilly for tho comfort of the immense throng that was out outThe The Appleton Memorial drew a crowd all its own and the turf and field incloscure and the clubhouse was more popular than usual There were several luncheon parties as a part of the afternoons outing and altogether it was the best steeplechase day that has been had at Belmont Park in many a year yearROI ROI CRAIG SHOWS THE WAY WAYFrom From a good start Vincent Powers went out with Roi Craig while Peccant and the others that were carrying the Greentree silks were rather back of the pace Belle of Bryn Mawr went right along with the leader and around the upper end of the field they wero lapped with Roi Craig showing the way Peccant was rating along back of the lead ¬ ers while Byers was not far away with Neaptide and going a bit wide to keep out of all trouble troubleThe The others were more or less strung out before the field had raced half a mile and Lytle brought up the rear At the water jump Roi Craig was just showing the way to Belle of Bryn Mawr and Peccant saving ground on the inside was in third place Neaptide galloping strongly on the outside and Byers had her under restraint restraintSwinging Swinging around the lower end of tho course Belle of Bryn Mawr drew away slightly from Roi Craig but as she did so Byers moved on Neaptide and Barrett called on Peccant Through the back field the pair of them drew out and it became a twohorse race racePeccant Peccant held to the lightly weighted filly almost to the front field but she beat him at the end Peccant was ten lengths ahead of his stablemate Roi Craig and J S Cos dens Bullseye was the one to finish fifth fifthThe The mile of the Ladies Handicap furnished a truly good race when W R Coes Many Smiles lasted long enough under a vigorous ride to win from the Sanford Stud Farms Chateau Thierry with Spaulding Lowe Jen kins Polly Ann a close third mere were nine starters in this and it was a worthy renewal of the old stake Many Smiles took the lead shortly a tcr the start and she had speed enough to kill off Native Land and Elected II IIPOLLY POLLY AXJf SLOW TO BEGIN BEGINPolly Polly Ann usually slow to be away left the post in good order and was not far from the pace while Chateau Thierry was slow to begin and Sande rated her along on tho inside far from the front end Before the stretch was reached Many Smiles had stopped the others that tried to go with her in the early stages but Polly Ann was closing in resolute fashion on the outside while Chateau Thierry on the Inside was gaining in gallant fashion There was scant rom for her but she was fortunate in finding her way through and in the last eighth she looked a possible winner winnerBut But Many Smiles siuck to her task gamely and was home winner by a half length and Chateau Thierry only beat Polly Ann a head for second place placeDimmesdale Dimmesdale racing for Frank J Farrcll was rather an easy winner of the seven eighths of the Hempstead Handicap Aided by the high wind that blew down the back stretch the race was run in 123 and Chcst erbrook raced into second place with Mrs Louise Viaus Georgie beating Morton L Schwartzs Column for the short end of the purse purseMcAtee McAtee took Dimmesdale right out at the start and he forced the pace throughout Georgie well up for a quarter dropped back badly turning out of the backstretch and Continued on twelfth page STEEPLECHASE THE FEATURE Continued from first page there it was that Column and Chesterbrook took up the chase of the leader leaderSwinging Swinging for home Chesterbrook lost some ground by going wide while Column saved ground going to the inside They both were driving to catch Dimmesdale an eighth out but it was of no avail and the son of Alam bala had somethnig in reserve at the end endHenry Henry Watersons Siren Maid under a well judged ride by Penman was the winner of the mile and sixteenth event that was the fifth offering Frederick Housmans Normal raced to the place and E A Burkes Gem beat Howard Marshalls Translate for the short end of the purse purseA A disqualification came out of the running of the first race when the Kentmere Farms Soldier II was set back for foul after finish ¬ ing third The race was a four and a half furlongs dash over the straight course for twoyearold maidens and it fell to Richard T Wilsons Kirk Lady The Nevada Stock Farms Oakwood finished in second place and Soldier II was third as already told Kirk Lady was about the only one in the run ¬ ning that did not meet with interference She ran right down the inside all the way and at the end had to be hard ridden to offset the determined bid of Oakwood Soldier II swerved all over the track and he and Oak wood bumped repeatedly It is probable that this cost Oakwood the race raceSnob Snob II was worked this morning at Aqueduct by Holly Hughes for the edifi ¬ cation of W S Garth who will take him over for J S Cosden after the running of the Belmont The son of Prestige was sent along for an easy seveneights in l2SYz The fractional time was 23 43 101 and 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