Brainstorm is Victorious: Whitney Cast-off Takes the Knickerbocker Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-27


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BRAINSTORM IS VICTORIOUS I Whitney Cast-Off Takes the Knickerbocker Handicap. : e Moody, Another Ex-Whitney Horse, Also Wins His Race Algoa First Again. YONKERS, N. Y., July 2S. Brainstorm, a cast-off from the Harry Payne Whitney stable that now races under the silks of Henry Waterson. was winner of the mile anil a sixteenth Knickerbocker Handicap at the Yonkera track today. The victory came in the nature of a real surprise, for back of him were three-year-olds with pretentions to a class to which he never aspired. He was well ridden by Lavernc Fator and at the end was doing his best to beat Galantman, while Sweep By was beaten two lengths for second place. It was a delightful day for racing and the crowd out was a surprisingly large one. The going was good, but could not be rated as fast. The sport furnished was thoroughly interesting, although the winners came from unexpected quarters. Three were withdrawn from the Knickerbocker when Firm Friend, Comic Song and Little Chief failed to put in an appearance, but James JlacManus added Mary Patricia to bring the field up to nine. little time was lost at the post and the start w;is a good one, with Galantman the first to be under way, with Sweep By and Pirate Gold in close attendance. Serenader, from the Stanford Stud Farm, went up in the air slightly as he left the barrier and the resut was that when lie did start the others had closed up in front of him and he was securely pocketed and unable to extend himself. When the backstretch was reached and he pulled out to find a clear course the big chestnut was unable to materially improve his position. GALANTMAN RACES WELL. When Inside the last eighth it seemed that Galantman would catch Brainstorm, but Fator kept the son of Peter Pan going and at the end lie was still a head in front of Galantman. Sweep By tired under the final drive and Hephaistos gallant rush was over before he could reach any part of the money. W. V. Caseys Moody, well ridden by little Merimee, was the winner of the fifth i-ace, while Royal Jester just lasted long enough to beat Lord Herbert by a nose for second place. This was another cheap field and Drummond made most of the running, with Horeb and Whippet chasing after him. De-fore the stretch was reached Whippet had enough and dropped back beaten, while Horeb showed signs of giving up when Royal Jester raced to him in gallant fashion. Then Lord Herbert began his rush on the inside while Moody was coming on the outside. Lord Herbert was slightly cut off in the stretch, while Moody was lucky in finding a clear course and was going away at the end, while Lord Herbert was just a stride short of catching Royal Jester. Susiana, from the Syndicate Stable, took the five-eighths purse that was the opening offering. It was a dash for cheap two-year-olds, all being entered to be sold for 00, and the daughter of Rock View and Stellata had speed enough to lead from end to end. Monardella raced to second place and Ghost took third money when Poor Sport fell lame in the running. ALGOA CONTINUES WINNING. J. J. OTooles Algoa ha3 come to be a useful sort among the ordinary platers. He was the winner of the mile and a sixteenth of the second race from Ten Buttons, while Quesada managed to finish third. Cromwell set the early pace and L. Fator went after him with Quesada, with Consort racing back of them and Ten Buttons was far away. On the turn into the stretch Harrison lost some ground by permitting Ten Buttons to come wide and Quesada seemed the winner. He was a length to the good at the final eighth post, but it was there that Algoa began his stretch rush that has landed him winner on other occasions. A sixteenth from the finish he was alongside Quesada and the latter quit so badly that Ten Buttons beat him for second place, but Algoa was the winner by almost three lengths and was going away. Starter Cassidy had some trouble in send-ind the field away in the short three-quarters of the third race and Juno refused to go and was left. The winner turned up in Tarn, from the Green tree Stable, and at the end he outgamed French Furze to win by a , half length, while Picnic finished third. Trainer James Fitzsimmons tried the Quincy Stables two-year-old Poor Sport in blinkers in the first race. In the absence of H. T. Griffin, James B. Smiths Monardella was saddled for ths first . race by Max Hlrsch. John Sanford made his first visit of the meeting to Yonkers to see his good colt ; , . ; Serenader race in the Knickerbocker Handicap and Segovia, the two-year-old half sister to George Smith, race in the dash for maiden fillies. John Loftus shipped the horses of the Oak Ridge Stable to Saratoga Wednesday. Bowsprit raced under the silks of George Smith in the opening race. He was recently purchased from J. S. Cosden and it was his first start under the silks of his new owner. After Tarn had won the third race for the Greentree Stable he was run up from an entered price of 51,500 to ,000 by some unknown bidder. He was protected and bought in by trainer Harlan for the additional five. The halter brigade had a busy day and the following horses changed hands via the claiming route: French Furze to J. A. McDonald for ,320 ; Moody to G. Peterson for ,405 ; Monardella to S. Louis for ,035 ; Picnic to H. C. Proctor for ?2,230. Jockey T. Rice was suspended for the re-, mainder of the meeting for rough riding on Pirate Gold in the Knickerbocker Handicap. Starter Mars Cassidy suspended jockey C. H. Miller for the remainder of the meeting for general misbehavior at the post. The last of the Rancocas Stable horses left for Saratoga Wednesday morning.

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