Lucky Hour is Ready: Runs a Mile in 1:36 1/5 in Winning at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-12


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LUCKY HOUR IS READY 1 Runs a Mile in 1 :36y5 in Winning at Belmont Park. - Tufter a Victor in the Nassau Selling Stakes Polythia Wins Somewhat Luckily. NEW YORK. N. Y., September 11. Lucky Hour has come back to the races after having been away ever since the Havre de Grace spring meeting. He was the winner of a condition race of a mile at Belmont Park today and won in the fast time of 1:36. He was taking up 117 pounds, and for a first start after his long absence the race was impressive, but hardly enough to put him in the class with colts like Kai-Sang, Bunting, Whiskaway and the like. Of course, it was his first race after his long and enforced idleness and it is natural to expect that he will improve over this showing. The start for the race was a good one and Yankee Star was first to show, but he soon gaye way to June Grass and the Cochran colt was in a running mood. Lucky Hour was able to race with him and they rushed to the first quarter in 23, and the half was reached in 46. The three-quarters were covered in 1:11, and it was there that June Grass began to give way slightly. Schuttinger, on Lucky Hour, made his first real challenge for the race after rounding into the stretch, and there Lucky Hour took the lead, as Yankee Star and Athelstan closed up on the tired June Grass. Close to the end the other two moved up in resolute fashion and Schuttinger rode Lucky Hour out to bring him home winner by a length and a quarter. Athelstan only beat Yankee Star a neck for second place. SALLYS ALLEY IS SPEEDY. Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sallys Alley, daughter of Allumeur and Sal Volatile, took up top weight of 126 pounds in the five-eighths of the Bay Shore Purse, the opening dash, and raced the distance in the fast time of 56 seconds. The Riviera Stables Miss Star raced to second place and third was the portion of Kippy. The start was a good one, with Miss Star and Untidy dominating the early running. But Johnson was never far away with Sallys Alley, and she was running straight and true along on the inside. At the stand she forged to the front, but from there to the finish she had to be ridden out, and Johnson struck her sharply with the whip in the last sixteenth. The race was a remarkably good one, but it might be said in a partial explanation of the fast time that there was a high wind blowing which was a great aid to the fillies. When Pen Rose was a two-year-old she ran the distance in 05 and holds the Belmont Park record, but only carried 110 pounds. The stake race of the afternoon was the Nassau Sellins Stakes, at a mile, that was worth ,930 to the winner. It resulted in a fighting finish in which II. Altermans Tufter, after having made all the pace, stuck it out to beat the fast coming Costi-gan. Third money fell to Duncecap, while Bellsolar beat May Blossom, the only other starter. From a good start, Ensor at once rushed out with Tufter and Costigan was in second place, with May Blossom, Dunce-cap and Bellsolar following in close order. Bell had Duncecap next to the rail and she-was in imminent peril of being shut off by May Hlossom, but the little fellow held to his position and as a result saved ground all through the race. On the first turn Merimee eased Costigan up slightly and for a time he was in last place. It was a foolish move, for it resulted in his having to go to the outside when he made his move. COSTIGAX JtUSn TOO LATE. Tufter swung into the stretch," showing the way and there- Bell made his try with Duncecap. She raced well on the inside, but at the same time Costigan was coming on the outside. For a time it seemed he would catch Tufter, but the rush was too late and Tufter came home winner by a length better than Costigan. Duncecap was two lengths farther back and well before Bellr.olar. J. Howard Lewis Crest Hill was an easy "winner of the short course selling steeplechase. A half dozen lengths back of hirr., Commodore Gaunt, by saving ground on the turn in the last mile, just got up in time to beat The Virginian for second place. Ten lengths away and hopelessly beaten came Frank B. with his rider senselessly flogging him when there was no reason for this. Royal Greens refused at the sixth fence, while Earlocker in a contending position, made a bad landing at the ninth fence and unseated P, Brady. There was a good finish came out of the running of the third race when E. G. Soules Polythia beat Last Straw by a narrow mar- Continued on twelfth page. LUCKY HOUR IS READY Continued from first page. gin, with Prodigious finishing a good third. It was a three-quarters handicap for fillies and mares and the field was one as speedy as can be brought together here from the sox. There was an element of luck in the victory, for it only became possible when Polythia squeezed her way through on the inside at the head of the stretch. From a good start Nancy F. rushed into a. clear lead, with Mary Patricia second and Last Straw a good third. The others were in a close bunch, with Polythia racing forwardly on the inside. When the stretch was reached Nancy F. was all through and there it was that Ponce came up on the outside of Mary Patricia just as this daughter of Huon was catching the tired leader. All three of them swung out slightly, forcing Last Straw to go-wider than anything else and at the same time affording Polythia her opportunity. Callahan was quick to avail himself of the opening and the filly was good enough to come through and land the race. J. McNamara, a New York business man who purchased the yearling bay colt by King James Toggery and the chestnut colt b Vulcain Dicks Pet at the Oxnard disposal sale at Saratoga, has turned them over to John Whalen to train. New Organs, the horse that was destroyed after having broken a leg in a race at Bel mont Park Saturday, was insured by Bert Squires for 0,000. J. W. Healy came in from Montreal for a New York visit. His horses were shipped from Blue Bonnets to Havre de Grace for a campaign in Maryland. Healy was tremendously successful in Canada, winning four races in five starts. Frank J. Bryan, who officiated at the Ti-monium meeting, which closed Saturday, was a visitor at Belmont Park. He is now busily engaged in the interest of the Woodbine lark meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club at Toronto. Weights for the Toronto Cup will be posted at Belmont Park, as well as at the Woodbine Park and other Canadian race courses. The cup is to be decided September 20, the opening day of the Woodbine Pari: meeting, and Frank J. Bryan, the handicap-per for the club, will announce the weights Saturday. A reason for the posting of the weights at Belmont Park is in the fact that many horses will be shipped from New York to try for the 5,000 prize. The race is at a mile and a quarter. S. C. Hildreth will ship there for the race and lie has five named from the Rancocas Stable. They are Mad Hatter, Thunderclap, Grey Lag, Flying Cloud and Kai-Sang. J. S. Cosden has both Blazes and Snob 11. named and Garth has said he will be there. T. J. Healey will send Richard T. Wilsons Pillory, and one of the others from the Fast is W. S. Kilmers Exterminator. Altogether, the race promises to be of a New York complexion. Both Sallys Alley and Runelise were raced with blinkers added to their equipment in the opening race. It at least helped out Sallys Alley and she ran straight and true all the way. Frank Hackett has returned from the Ran-cpcas Farm, where he superintended the shipping of the yearlings from Saratoga to the farm. In all there were fifty-six young thoroughbreds that will be fitted for the 1923 racing, An agent from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was responsible for the scratching of New Haven from the steeplechase. He ruled that the horse . was not in a fit condition to race and the stewards ordered him scratched. Eleven yearlings, the property of W. R. Coe, arrived from the Coe farm at Cody, Wyo., Saturday, and are in the care of W. H. Karrick at Belmont Park. They are ail homebred and are : Chestnut colt, by Hells Bells Berenice II.; brown colt, by Hells Bells : Grass Widow; bay colt, by Harmonicon Isette; chestnut colt, by Hells Bells Merry Thought II.; chestnut colt, by Friar Rock Polygon; bay colt, by Harmonicon Ratify; bay colt, by Harmonicon Sledmere; bay filly, Dy Polymelian Athelone; bay filly, by Hells l Bells Fair Maid; bay filly, by Hells Bells-Garner; bay filly, by Hells Bells Winnie. McAtee and Penman have returned from Louisville, where they rode Enchantment and 1 Picketer. The horses came in during the afternoon. Between races Gilford A. Cochrans Goshawk worked three-quarters through the ! stretch in 1:10 as a part of his Futurity preparation. The work was accomplishes ? under restraint. George Odom scratched Robert L. Gerrys . Emotion from the Polythia race, and then after the running of the first race worked her a mile in 1:40. It was a decidedly impressive move. Frank Keogh was back in the saddle for the first time since riding Purity in the last race of the Saratoga meeting. On that occasion he was injured when struck in the eye ! by a flying clod. June Grass was his first : mount since the accident. Keogh will ride . Goshawk in the Futurity. Paddock judge James McLaughlin has received the condition books for the first ten 1 days Of the Havana meeting of the Cuba-American Jockey Club and distributed them i among the horsemen. :

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