Popular Tippity Witchet: Repeats Good Race of Last Week and Again Triumphs, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-04


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POPULAR TIPPITY WiTCHET Repeats Good Race of Last Week and Again Triumphs. Seagram Stables English Filly Nickname Continues on Her Winning "Way. HAMILTON, Ont, August 3. Tippity Vitchct, the son of Broomstick Lady Fri-voles, repeated his good race of last week and accounted for the Midsummer Handicap, which featured this afternoons card, in a grueling drive from Sailing B with Dr. Hickman finishing third. The field that faced the starter was a small but well-balanced one and produced the best race of the afternoon. The start found Dr. Hickman displaying the most speed and he was hustled into a safe lead over Sailing B., while Tippity Witchet was leading Super. The early pace was quite fast, with Dr. Hickman showing the way. Sailing B. saved ground throughout, while Tippity Witchet was raced on the outside. When the field was straightened out for the run through the stretch Dr. Hickman began to shorten his stride, while Sailing B. was running fast on the inside. Walls brought the Bauer starter up with a rush on the outside and he closed gamely and wore down Sailing B. right at the end. The latter had a safe margin over the tiring Dr. Hickman. Super never figured in the race dangerously. The time for the three-quarters wa3 1 :12 Vi, the best performance cf the afternoon. Tippity Witchet was accorded but meager support in the wagering and netted a good return for the usual investment. Conditions this afternoon were all tnat could be desired and a noted increase in the attendance was noticeable. The track was described as fast, but was a trifle dead ana should no more rain fall will be in splendid condition tomorrow. The card which was offered served to bring together well balanced fields and wholesome racing resulted. The majority of the winners stood hard drives through the final quarter although drawing clear at the finish. The running of the opening dash of the afternoon witnessed the Seagram Stables imported juvenile. Nickname, continue on his winning way, the daughter of St. Amant running away from her opponents at the end. Lilac Time took the place with Top Notch third. The latter and Josephine . dominated the early running, raced ea?h other into defeat, and at the end had nothing left to withstand the rush of the winner. 3IAIDEIST JOCKEYS CONTEST. A large field paraded to the post in the second race, which called for horses to be ridden by maiden jockeys. Hindoostan and Mumbo Jumbo supplied a spirited contest in which the former proved the better and had a brief margin at the finish. E. Brogden, who rode Hindoostan, was responsible for the victory when he slipped through next to the inner rail at the stretch turn when the field went wide. Mumbo Jumbo was used up racing Kinetic. Thorny Way closed a wide margin after racing wide all the way and got up right at the end to take the short end of the purse. Dellahm was the easiest winner of the afternoon in the race which called for Canadian-bred three-year-olds and over to go a mile and seventy yards. He won under the stoutest restraint by a wide margin. Tha interest in the race centered in the battle for the place honors, in which Blarney Boy outlasted Primo by a scant head. The poorest band of the afternoon paraded in the fifth race, which was for maiden three-year-olds and over. The race produced a close finish, due to the overconfidence of jockey Merimee when Radical got home by a nose to win from Tamper. Merimee, who rede Tamper, apparently had the race won at the seventy-yard pest, but Walls kept at work on Radical and turned defeat into victory. The decision did not meet with the approval of the crowd, which voiced their disapproval in loud terms. RITCIIINGS IN DENIAL. Francis Nelson is in receipt of a communication from G. F. Ritchings, who was mentioned in connection with the War Reliof alleged ringing case at Cleveland, that he had no connection with the affair and had not been in Cleveland for eight months. The Waldeck Stable picked up fifteen yearlings which were transferred to Louisville, Ky., and given their first racing lessons. The juveniles are the get of the stallion Master Robert. To make room for the new arrivals several of the two-year-olds at present in the stable will be disposed of. W. M. Gain at private-terms this morning purchased from J. Knifong the contract tha latter had on tne services of jockey Petz-gold. Trainer William Irvine will leave for Sara-Continucd on twelfth page. POPULAB TIPPITY WIT CHS T Continued from first pace. I Continued from first pace. I toga this evening to join Edward F. Whitney I to attend the yearling sales. Kimball Patterson will leave for Windsor this evening to join the division of the J. W. Bean and Harding Stable which is at that point. Patterson, who has made his homo at Santa Monica, California, for some time j will journey to Saratoga and purchase some yearlings and horses to race at the coming meeting at Tanforan. Patterson has received several letters from San Francisco and is an enthusiastic booster for the resumption of racing at that point. W. A. Buck was an arrival from New York with his recent acquisition, Siren Maid, which he secured via the claiming route. Trainer A. L. Kirby reported today that Talisman had wrenched her ankle and would be on the shelf for some time. No effort will be made to race her until fall.

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