Star Jester All the Way: Makes Amends for Recent Failures by Impressive Victory over Crack Racers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-29


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! STAR JESTER ALL THE WAY Makes Amends for Recent Failures by Impressive Victory Over Crack Racers. WINDSOR, Ont., July 2S. Star Jester, E. Lohs crack three-year-old. redeemed himself in the running of the Addison Hotel Handicap for his recent failures by scoring an impressive victory over such good racers as Mainmast, Firebrand, Muttikins, Redstone, Grace Mayers and Rubidium. Star Jester picked up 112 pounds, dominated the running throughout and at the end was two lengths in front of Mainmast and equaled the track record, held by Lu-netta. The victory was an immensely popular one with the public, as Star Jester was accorded extensive support in the wagering. There was no delay at the barrier and the field left in good alignment. Owens, astride Star Jester, immediately went to the front. The colt showed a tendency to bear out rounding the first turn, but repeated blows of the whip across his head and nose kept him next to the inner rail. Mainmast was the one to race in closest pursuit, while Firebrand wa3 racing in third position cn the outside. There was but little to choose between the three when well settled for the run down the backstretch, while the other starters had gradually cut down the gap, with the exception of Rubidium, which was a distant follower. Redstone loomed up in a threatening manner on the inside rounding the far turn, but Star Jester held on to his advantage. Entering the stretch there was a general closing up and Star Jester went wide and carried Mainmast out with him, while Firebrand saved ground. However, Star Jester drew away rather easily from his opponents in the final eighth, while Firebrand was wearing down the tiring Mainmast, but failed to get up in time to take second place. E. F. WHITNEYS LUCK CHANGES. The run of ill luck which has pursued the Edward F. Whitney stable was broken this afternoon when By Jiminy accounted for the secondary feature of the days card in a drive from John Finn, while Despair was third. This race marked the first victory for the New York sportsman since the Blue Bonnets meeting. By Jiminy came from behind the pacemaker and at the end had but a length margin over the fast closing John Finn. The winner was ridden by McTaggart and drew but meager support in the wagering. Despair was used up racing Collinga and Hadrian into defeat and at the end could not stall off the winner. John Finn was in early difficulty, but when straightened out in the stretch came with a belated rush that was carrying him fastest of all and would have brought victory in a few more strides. The best finish of the day came in the second race, which was for maiden jockeys, when the field swept past the judges heads and necks apart, with Troubler, ridden by W. Martin, proving the winner. Troubler came from the rear and got up in the final strides. The winner was given but scant consideration in the calculations and netted a large dividend. A brief shower, which chased the crowd to shelter, occurred during the fourth and fifth races, but did not have any effect on the going. The storm lasted but a few minutes and was of a local order. The rain served to cool the air, which was hot and oppressive. The track was in fast condition and the crowd was well up to the standard. Racing, despite several upsets, was of a spirited order and a majority of the winners were forced to sustain drives to earn their verdicts. Jockey IT. J. Burke and II. Gregory were suspended for the remainder of the meeting for rough riding. Burkes suspension came with the running of the handicap, while Gregorys resulted from roughing the winner in the last race yesterday. Jockey F. Woodstock departed for his home in Baltimore, while A. Nicklaus left for Saratoga. Trainer Bringloe of the Seagram Stable reported that Brilliant Jester was jumped on in his race yesterday and will be on the shelf for some time. Wakefield cooled out decidedly lame this morning and his hind foot was badly bruised. The horse evidently stepped on something during the race.

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