Costigans Mohawk Stakes: Defeats Modo Narrowly in a Hotly Contested Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-18


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COSTIGANS MOHAWKSTAKESj Defeats SVIodo Narrowly in a Hotly its Contested Finish. p Knot Wins from the Best Sprin- ters at Saratoga Flagstaff v First with Ease. s c o " SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y.. August 17 William Daniels Costigan. beaten in a pre-ous race by some of the y"L0,t back good horse todai at this track, came a l 5,S ho won the Mohawk Selling Stakes, finish of the day and oJ It was the best y after a long and grueling drive did he et v to nose Modo out in the last Cos- p clear sailing in tao stretch s tigan did not have had to be the . Modo ana for he was cut off by the stake race best horse to win. Though selling platers it was a da was framed for rj. of good sport and there was plenty to in- a tnough three of the ,; teres in the card, even the two-year-olds j six races were devoted to and the t. continued The sweltering weather track was at its best. I Tust a half dozen went to the post for the ,. Mohawk Stakes, and it was generally agreed j best. He has been , that Modo was easily degrees above the selling plater rated as some weight he only took up division and at top while Costigan was in under 90 111 pounds, l Little time was lost at the barrier and , Widgeon, only recently graduated sot the , Ncs3 Dive raced in second place, with i pace. Costigan third and showing the way to Modo, I I which was a bit slow to settle in his stride Widgeon continued to show the way until at the head of the stretch, but by that time McAtee had roused Modo up and he was coming so fast it was apparent that lie would be the one to beat. Merimee moved McAtee mad3 Ins move up with Ccstigan as and he was not far away, but an eighth from the finish Mcdo had found his way to the front. As he tock command he went over in front of Costigan, where he appeared to have the race won, but McAtee was keeping right at him. Costigan was hanging cn gamely, but Merimee was forced to pull him outside of Modo to find racing room. Then he drove furiously and the light-weighted son of Colin drew up on Modo. It was a royal fight right to the end and, while many thought that Modo had lasted long enough, Costigan dropped his nose down in front in the last stride. Tangerine, after having been ; outpaced in the early running and meeting with some interference, finished with a ; mighty rush and at the end his nose was at Modos hip. KNOT IX A FIXE RACE. As fast a field of sprinters as could be brought together met in the three-quarters of the Rouses Point Handicap, and the Salubria Stables Knot atoned for her recent defeat by Many Smiles when she rushed home winner in a gamely fought out finish wkh Braedalbane second and Exodus third. Back of them were High Cloud, Dimmesdale and Good Times. From an excellent start Braedalbane set a great pace and soon was a length before a close band, with Knot just showing in front of Exodus. Exodus was forced to race on the outside and it cost him some ground, but he was striding gallantly and appeared to have an excellent chance when the stretch was reached. There Braedalbane was still showing the way, but Exodus Was close "after him. Both came a trifle wide when swinging for home and Fator had Knot next to the rail and running fast. From the eighth home Knot showed great sameness, for Braedalbane was hanging on tenaciously himself and holding Exodus perfectly safe. Then right at the end Knot dropped her head down in front to win, while the Kentuckian had beaten Exodus by a length and a half. High Cloud was almost three lengths further away and at no time had been a really dangerous contender. John Paul Jones, from the Xalapa Farm Stable, did not have much trouble in winning the Lake Placid Purse, a condition dash at a mile that was the fifth offering. Gal-antman raced to second place and third fell " to Scotland Yet, from the stable of J. H. Rosseter. The only other starters were Lucky Antoine and Nancy Shanks. FLAGSTAFF ANOTHER WIIITXEY STAR. James Rowe showed another good colt from the Harry Payne Whitney string when he saddled Flagstaff, another fleet-footed son of the remarkable mare Inaugural, the dam of Flags, Whiskaway and Crocus. This one is a son of Broomstick, the granddaddy of Whiskaway, and his first race suggests that he will be a worthy son of an illustrious family. The Triple Springs Farm accounted for second money with Pittston, a son of Sweep and Sea Mist, and John E. l.Iaddens Cheapside was fast enough to be third. It was a five-eighths dash and Flagstaff after beginning slowly ran past the others to cover the distance in 1:00 with Continued on twelfth page. COSTIGANS MOHAWK STAKES Continued from first page. speed to spare. Pittston, from the Montfort Jones stable, and Edward B. McLeans Noel, a brother to Escoba, led the early racing, but McAtee soon had Flagstaff under way and he gained until at the head of the stretch he was with the leaders and an eighth from home he had Pittston headed to come on and win going away by a couple of lengths. For an opening race there was a French claiming race and it resulted in a victory for Samuel Louis Susiana, a filly that raced for the Syndicate Stable earlier in the season. Ducks and Drakes raced to second place and third was the portion of Pony Express. Curtis, from the Rancocas Stable, has been gradually racing himself into condition and Sam Hildreth added blinkers to his equipment in the five-eighths at the end of the card. He was the winner from Cape Clear, while Pow Wow finished third. Curtis lost little time in going to the front and he dominated the running throughout.

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