Appropriate Victory: Equinoctial First in the Bellerose Stakes at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-20


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APPROPRIATE VICTORY f "V Equinoctial First in the Bellerose Stakes at Aqueduct. Lanius Makes It -a Double for Owner Widener Flannel Shirts Good Race. e NEW YORK, N. T., September 19. George D. Wideners Equinoctial, daughter of Ul-timus and Hurakan, was the winner of the ? stake offering at Aqueduct today when she 1 took the Bellerose Selling Stakes, a five-eighths dash for two-year-olds that was worth ,575 to the winner. It was a good day for the Widener silks, for earlier in the J day Lanius was a winner under the same colors and Equinoctial completed the double. It was a day for topcoats, but the bright i i sunshiny weather made it delightful for the j sport and a large crowd was on hand. The j track was in its best condition and, with little wind blowing, the conditions were excellent. During the day there came a disqualifica- tioii when Scotland Yet, after finishing third, . was set back for having fouled and knocked : back Pirate Gold right after the start of the ; third race. By the ruling it moved Gun- j sight into third place. Eleven went to the post in the Bellerose Stakes and before the running opinion was about evenly divided between the Rancccas Stables Aladdin and William Daniels Blanc Seing, which was disqualified after having finished first in the Mineola Selling Stakes at Belmont Park. Little time was lost at the start and Peter Brown, Equinoctial and Aladdin were away in the lead. Aladdin had the inside position as he rounded the elbow of the course and from there to the finish he was in decidedly close quarters. Then in the last eighth Equinoctial headed Peter Brown and drew out clear. She was hardly clear before Merimee brought Blanc Seing up with a rush on the outside and he was just a few strides short of victory, but the filly had lasted to win by a head, while Blanc Seing beat Peter Brown for second place, with Aladdin just a head farther away. It is possible that with more racing room Aladdin might have been first instead of fourth. PLENTY OF SPEED. It was a speedy band of sprinters that met in the three-quarters of the Sunbriar High-weight Handicap that was the second offering and George D. Wideners Lanius was an J j easy winner from Frigate, with Slelveconara racing into third place. Summit just beat June Grass home following the first three. June Grass and The Almoner began slowly, but the others were all away on the same stride. While going to the first turn Lanius was badly pinched back and lost considera-able ground. In the meantime Summit rushed into a good lead and was showing the way until well into the stretch. There Fairbroth-er found his way through on the inside with . Lanius and once he had clear sailing drew away readily until at the end he was under , restraint. Frigate was forced to come on the outside in the stretch to find clear racing room and came with a rush at the end. He at no time threatened the winner and had no trouble in taking second place from i Sleiveconard, which just got up to beat the tiring Summit a half length for the short end of the purse. As a matter of fact in a few more strides June Grass would also , have beaten the Johnson sprinter, for he was running past horses at the end and was only a head back of Summit. C. A. Stonehams Flannel Shirt made a L show of his opponents in the mile race that was the third offering when he was rushed I into a long early lead by Taplin, never to be headed. Pirate Gold was second and J. H. Kosseters Scotland Vet third. Then Thomas, who had the mount on Pirate Gold, lodged a claim of foul for having been badly cut off right after the start. The charge j was substantiated by E. C. Potter, steward at the start, and Scotland Yet was disquali-- - fied, which -moved A. K. Macombers Gun-sight - into third place. FIAEIi SIIIHT TOO PAST. Flannel Shirt was away fast and Scotland Yet, from fourth position, crossed sharply to take after him, with the result that Pirate Gold, on the inside, was knocked back. When this happened it gave Scotland j Yet her chance to chase Flannel Shirt, and j she went after him an eighth or more, but t that was about as far as she -could stand j the pace. Swinging out of the backstretch h Continued from fifteenth page. APPROPRIATE VICTORY Continued from first page. Flannel Shirt had a long lead and Taplin was sending him right along and saving ground next to the rail. Thomas had taken Pirate Gold into second place, but he was unable to cut down the lead to any marked extent. Through the stretch Pirate Gold drew up slightly, but Flannel Shirt had speed left and at the end he was still five lengths to the good and had Pirate Gold beaten. It is agreed that Sande can frequently improve the form of a horse that has failed under other jockeys, but it was a real surprise when he induced Bud Fishers Violinist to stick it out for the mile and an eighth of the fifth race. He had been quitting in shorter races, but Sande fitted into the picture so well and rode him with such skill that he won with speed to spare from Recount, with Goaler third. Back of him were The Roll Call and Corse Payton. Sande went right to the front with Violinist and The Roll Call went after him, while the others followed in close order, with Recount bringing up the rear. Leaving the backstretch Sande permitted Violinist to take a long breath and then when the stretch was reached he was ready to draw away again. John Shaughnessys Scottish Chief was winner of the mile and a sixteenth that was the opening race when he took the measure of The Peruvian by a narrow margin. Third fell to Consort. Maize and Lord Herbert had no chance at the start when they did . not leave with the others. McAtee got The Peruvian off promptly and he at once raced into a good lead and raced in that position until well into the stretch. There Consort lost some ground by swinging a bit wide and she failed utterly when called on by Fator. Jockeys E. Barnes, Fred Merimee and George Smith stopped off for a day at Aqueduct, on their way to the Havre de Grace meeting. John E. Madden tried his three-year-old Broomflax with blinkers added to his equipment in the third race. James Fitzsimmons saddled Huonec in the first race, in the absence of Frank Herold, his owner and trainer. Frank Herold has taken three of the Quincy Stable horses to Havre de Grace. In the number he has Bluemont, which will be started in the Eastern Shore Handicap. Jockey Ponce left last night for the Maryland track to ride the colt. James Fitzsimmons will race in both New York and Maryland and will do some commuting, while Herold will aid in the management of the Maryland string. Joe Edwardskhasreported that Brainstorm spread a foot.sIigltly ,in his last race, but he is galloping again cand rapidly coming to form. si-: Georgie, purchasedat the Mrs. Louise Viau sale, recently by F. C. Bain, will be trained by A. B. Gordon, who trains the Bud Fisher string. Chester Applegate claimed The Peruvian from J. L. Holland after the first race for ,940. Some time ago Shields, acting for Mr. Holland, claimed the two-year-old Roseate II. from Applegate and now the score is even. Jockey G. W. Carroll was suspended for seven racing days for his foul riding on Scotland Yet in the third race that brought about the disqualification of his mount.

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