Pilgrim The Unexpected: Wins Harlem Selling Stakes After Lord Brighton Quits Badly.; Chateau Thierry Beats Polly Ann--Crack Jumper Ards Makes Auspicious Debut., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-13


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PILGRIM THE UNEXPECTED Wins Harlem Selling Stakes After Lord Brighton Quits Badly Chateau Thierry Beats Polly Ann Crack Jumper Ards Makes MakesAuspicious Auspicious Debuc NEW YORK N Y Juno 12 The West Chester Racing Association featured the Har ¬ lem Selling Stakes as the principal attrac ¬ tion of the Monday program at Beliront Park This was the twentythird running of this stake race and perhaps never before in its history did it furnish a more thrilling contest than that witnessed this afternoon afternoonThe The presence of the Rancocas Lord Brigh ¬ ton among the five starters seemed to fore ¬ cast an easy victory for the Hildreth color bearer so much so that he was backed into oddson favoritism although at post time a heavy plunge centered on Pilgrim PilgrimTufter Tufter was the early pacemaker and ran well but tired badly entering the stretch where Lord Brighton assumed the lead and the race appeared to be over Such was not the case and before the spectators could realize it the Rancocas representative sud ¬ denly quit and Ralco rushed by him until to be passed in turn by Pilgrim PilgrimThe The latter had raced in the rear through ¬ out under restraint and not until the last eighth did he make a move Once released from restraint it required only a few giant strides before he was at the leaders heela and then in a few more lie was in front drawing clear and winning by a safe mar ¬ gin It was an unexpected but nevertheless a wellearned victory Ralco was second and Tangerine third with the favorite Lord Brighton bringing up the rear rearQUEENS QUEENS HANDICAP GOOD CONTEST CONTESTOffered Offered as the supplementary attraction of the day the Queens Handicap at one mila provided pleasing entertainment and keen satisfaction as the favorite Chateau Thierry dashed home victor by a safe margin from Polly Ann with Elected II in third place placeit it was the latter that essayed to set the pace with Polly Ann attending At a right fast clip they showed the way while Master Sande kept a restraining hold on Chateau Thierry but always within striking distance distanceNot Not until well within the stretch did Sanda permit the Frenchbred to go on but when he did call on her the daughter of Ecouen responded with an irresistible rush that carried her clear of tne others and there she stayed to win by a length and a half while Polly Ann early displaced the tiring but game Elected II IIJockey Jockey Earl Sande was an important factor in the success of Sea Mint in the three quarters dash over the r ain course that be ¬ gan the afternoons sport It was the Rail cocas jockeys vigorous riding that kept Sea Mint in front of his ten opponents after he took the lead on the far turn and enabled him to score by a length from the three yearold Bud Fisher with Cahalan a closo third thirdCAHALAN CAHALAN IN CLOSE QUARTERS QUARTERSChewink Chewink was the early pacemaker but gave way readily enough in the last eighth when the real racing began Bud Fisher did not get going well until reaching the stretch but from there on he was a dan ¬ gerous factor although he was fortunate In catching Cahalan in close quarters in the final sixteenth which enabled him to get up for second place in the final stride Had Cahalan avoided the crowding he encountered on the far turn and near the finish a differ ¬ ent story might have been told as he was dangerous at all stages stagesTrainer Trainer Ernest Heider introduced to pa ¬ trons of the crosscountry sport a jumper of redoubtable quality in A J Davis Ards tha Englishbred son of Marajax Natia which beat such a good timber topper as the vet ¬ eran Syosset and beat him with all case caseArds Ards made his American debut in the about two miles steeplechase the second race on todays program and displaying ex ¬ cellent speed jumped faultlessly throughout to win in the easiest possible manner four lengths in advance of the old Greentreo Stable favorite The latter raced as of old but could never overhaul the Englishman EnglishmanThe The Greentree Stables Letterman was held to have the mile race run as the fifth at hia mercy Accordingly he was heavily backed although the Whitney filly Prudish was not overlooked Neither won the victor coming from the stable of W R Coe in the Ballot colt Master Hand with Charlie Fairbrother in the saddle saddleVenizelos Venizelos about which there was a hot tip rushed away into the lead with the rise of the barrier and made the favorite hustle to keep up with him In fact Lettermans effort to measure strides with the pacemaker proved his undoing for when Master Hand Continued on twelfth paje PILGRIM THE UNEXPECTED Continued from firet page which had raced in leisurely fashion the first part moved up and challenged he had little left to withstand the rush The result was Master Hand drew clear to win by two and a half lenghts while Venizelos and Lctterman fought it out for second honors the former outlasting the Grcentree representative In a game finish Prudish quit after going three quarters quartersBen Ben Wood was claimed out of his last race by the Marrone Stable for 2900 2900August August Belmont was an early visitor at Belmont Park Saturday morning to see his twoyearolds in their exercises exercisesBefore Before the running of the first race which was under French claiming conditions A J Bedell claimed John Shaughnessys Jaune bar for 2510 2510Robert Robert Walden made his first appearance at Belmont to see the running of the big threeyearold stake stakeYoung Young Woods Garth said at Belmont Park today that Snob II had come out of the Belmont in excellent condition and that no excuses could be offered for nla showing in the big race He said that the son of Pres ¬ tige would be sent to Latonia for the 50000 race in which he is to meet Benjamin Blocks Kentucky Derby winner Morvich MorvichAfter After the last race Saturday Sam Louis claimed The Post from E B McLean for 1700 1700Miss Miss T D Tennille claimed Canyon from W R Coo Saturday for 1800

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