Cyclops a Stake Winner: Takes the Saratoga Sales Stakes without Much Trouble, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-05


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CYCLOPS A STAKE WINNER Takes the Saratoga Sales Stakes Without Much Trouble. Georgie Defeats Good Racers in the Handicap Fair Phantom a Cantering Winner. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 4. Racegoers were treated to almost every brand of weather at the Saratoga course this afternoon. There was a lively thunderstorm before the first race after a truly hot forenoon. Then the sun shone fervidly and this was followed by a dismal drizzle, with a gradually falling temperature, until before the fourth race was run it was a really disagreeable day for the sport. This made a marked change in the track condition and some of the races were cut to pieces rather badly by the blue pencil. The feature of the afternoon was the Saratoga Sales Stakes, a new offering for the two-year-olds at five and a half furlongs, to which the sales company, selling the winner as a yearling, added a cup. This only had three starters. They were R. T. Gerrys Cyclops, the Greentree Stables Dustabout and Bud Fishers Dream Star, an added starter. It resulted in a great contest. Cyclops was winner, although forced to do his best, first to catch Dream Star and then to withstand the final challenge of Dustabout. The start was a good one and while Cyclops left the post first in good style Dream Star proved such a sure enough mud runner that she soon caught him and had him headed. The race was run during a drizzling rainstorm. "At the head of the stretch had to rouse Cyclops up vigorously to send him after Dream Star, while Dustabout, after being badly outpaced through the early running, was beginning to close up himself. Right to the end Dustabout continued to gain, but Cyclopse was too good for him. Dream Star tired from her early efforts, but was a close third. The race was worth ,175 to the winner, besides the handsome silver cup that was presented by the Fasig-Tipton Company. CUP TO It. L. GEItltY. Incidentally Robert L. Gerry, winner of the cup, suggested such a race to E. J. Tranter, president of the Fasig-Tipton Company, last August and Mr. Tranter at once fell in with the idea and with a confidence that his company would sell the winner had the handsome cup made. It was presented to Mr. Gerry after the running with fitting ceremony. The real racing feature of the day was the Mechanicville Handicap and in which Mrs. Louise Viaus Georgie just beat R. J. Murphys game filly Thimble home with Blazes, back to the races after a long absence, a close third. Back of them were Smoke Screen, Lady Madcap and Best Pal. The change in the condition of the going resulted in the withdrawal of Mad Hatter, Broomster and Billy McLaughlin. With only a short delay at the post the field was sent away in excellent alignment and Blazes set out to show the way. Georgie was right after him and Thomas had to rouse Thimble sharply with the whip to have her within hailing distance of the first two. It was apparent early that both Best Pal and Lady Madcap were at a disadvantage in the going, while Smoke Screen was a bit sluggish in the early running. GEORGIE TAKES THE LEAD. On the backstretch Georgie took the lead away from Blazes and when turning into the stretch he was showing the way. Smoke Screen had moved up on the outside and was lapped on Thimble, which was racing along on the inside, but the others could not improve their positions. Kummer had saved some ground on the turns with Blazes and he gained on Georgie after making the turn for home. Both of the leaders swung out a bit where there was better going, while Thomas hung to the rail with Thimble. He saved ground by this, but that was more than offset by reason of the fact that he was in going that was deep. Thimble responded resolutely when called on and when an eighth from the finish she seemed the winner, but the deep going told its tale and when McAtee went at Georgie again with her, the son of Star Shoot was ready and at the end was the winner by a half length, while Blazes and Thimble were so closely lapped that there was doubt as to which had taken second place until the number of the filly was displayed. Six lengths back of Chem Smoke Screen had no trouble beating Lady Madcap and Continued on twelfth page. CYCLOPS A STAKE WINNER Continued from first -page. Best Pal. It might be said on behalf of Lady Madcap that there was a question of her ability to race through the mud and an effort was made to scratch her before the running. The race run by Blazes was a particularly good one, . considering the fact that he did service as a stock liorse last spring and was out of training for a long time. The race should do him good. It was his first appearance under silks this year and he should go on to better things before the end of the Saratoga meeting. Sequel, an imported daughter of Book and Glandavedogue, was an easy winner of the opening five-eighths dash for two-year-old fillies. At the end she was easily able to beat Tassel, Sun Doll and fifteen others. Little time was lost at the post and Fator was lucky to get Sequel clear in the first few strides and she had speed enough to rush into a safe lead and the result was never in doubt. Sun Doll and Tassel were always racing forwardly, while Malmsley was going well until she ran out badly on the stretch turn and it cost her any chance she might have had for a part of the purse. There was j a deal of unavoidable interference in the , running, while at the start John E. Maddens Heirloom propped when the barrier rose and was virtually left. There were two mishaps in the pteeple-chase. Sea Scot while a close contender unseated W. Hunt at the fifteenth jump, while Tell Me fell at the eighth. The winner was J. S. Cosdens Hallavill and he won with such ease that he did not need the help of the mishaps that befell the other two. The Greentree Stables Mohican was a distant second, with W. Keatings Bryan O. Lynn an equally distant third and F. Broddus old New Haven was the only other to complete the course. There was plenty of excitement in the fifth race, a five-eighths dash for maiden two-year-olds, when Sun Thistle, a half sister to Sun Briar, reared up and fell with A. Johnson while at the post She ran away, but was caught by "Red Coat" Murray in the mile chute. No real harm was done, except that Johnson was rolled about in the mud. The winner was J. S. Cosdens Henna, and A. B. Hancock outsmiled "Billy" Garth after the finish, for he had bred the filly. Ethnea raced to second place and third was the portion of August Belmonts Felside, a good looking chestnut daughter of Fair Play and Felicidad that was making her racing debut Sun Thistle, after her crazy antics at the post, proved she was a fast beginner when she took the lead at the rise of the barrier and set a fast pace to the stretch. At the end of the program a three-quarters dash for three-year-old fillies proved little more than an exercise gallop for Montfort Jones Fair Phantom. Only four went to the post and Bees Wax raced to second place, with J. S. Cosdens Roulette a distant third and the Lexington Stables Prelude last Book, the sire of Sequel, winner of the opening dash, is a son of Palmiste, winner or the French Derby of 1897. Simplex was raced in blinkers in the opening dash and the same equipment was used by Sandy McNaughton on Georgie when he won the Mechanicville Handicap. Capt Thomas J. Clay,- formerly a steward on the Kentucky racing circuit and owner of the Balkowan Stud at Lexington, was an arrival for the yearling sales. Luke Le Blond, of American Girl and Gold Mine fame, was a belated addition to the ranks of the regulars. He came from Cincinnati. Nominations to the Grab Bag Handicap are due Monday, August 7. Subscribers are requested to name their horses as soon as convenient " Trainer Scott Harlan has taken over Bonus, which Mose Goldblatt raced in Kentucky for the Greentree Stable. John S. Barbee, who has a consignment of yearlings in the sales here, came in from Lexington today. Admiral Cary T. Grayson came up from Washington for a few days racing.

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