Miss Star in Front Rank: Quickness at the Start Gives Her a Fine Victory at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-12


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i i c j j A t . , j . , j j : j : : ; : ; 1 : MISS STAR IN FRONT RANK Quickness at the Start Gives Her a Fine Victory at Jamaica. Takes the Hiawatha Handioap with Belmonts Two Fillies Second and Third King Albert Again. 9 NEW YORK, N. Y., October 11. The Riviera Stables Miss Star worked her way into the front rank among the two-year-old lillies this afternoon when she led the best of her sex in this section to the finish in the Hiawatha Handicap. Miss Stars special gift in beginning quickly has enabled her to score in several of her previous races, but few believed that the daughter of Hesperus would show to advantage over a considerable route, but in the Hiawatha Handicap she not only ran well in the soft going prevailing, but showed rare gameness in the final eighth when Amusement challenged. Thomas took Miss Star right to the front in the first twenty yards. She gained a lengths advantage in the first quarter but, after rounding the last turn, August Belmonts Amusement moved up menacingly, four lengths before Suweep, from the Ran-cocas Stable. This order was maintained into the final eighth where it appeared Amusement was about to win. Thomas, however, plied his whip on Miss Star and she again showed in front and was drawing away in the closing "strides. Through the stretch it appeared that Thomas was shaking his whip before Amusements head in an effort to frighten her, but no claim was made by McAtee. How Fair, running as a stable companion of Amusement, probably ran the most impressive race of all in closing a big gap and finishing third. RAXCOCAS FAIR FAIL. The Rancocas pair, Suweep and Edict, failed to race to the promise they indicated during the Saratoga meeting. Suweep raced forwardly in third place all the way and suffered no mishaps, tiring in the last eighth as if she found her impost too heavy. Indict was never prominent at any part of the race and when she was thoroughly beaten Sande eased her up slightly. The Hiawatha Handicap had a net value of ,450 to the winner and is the second filly stake won by Miss Star, she having scored in practically the same field in the Beldame Handicap at Aqueduct. P. S. P. Randolphs gelding King Albert proved best of a quartet which started in the fifth race. He took command at the end of the first half and held sway to the end. On the stretch turn ATendor, which had been a follower, raced up quickly, but when entering the stretch little Bell was unable to keep the gelding straight and he lost ground. Bell, however, did not lose courage. He set sail again for the leader and at the end came within a half length of scoring. Quesada tired badly on the last turn and was beaten off fully a dozen lengths. Will Shields made no mistake when he sent word to Laurel and requested Gene Wayland to permit him to have the services of Alfred Johnson on Contour in the closing race. Johnsons alertness at the barrier was a big factor in Contours victory. He got the Celt filly away well in her stride and she quickly drew away. When turning out of the backstretch Panache moved up fast next to the inner rail, but stepped into a soft spot before she could reach the leader. When Panache apparently Avas beaten, Contour appeared to have the race at her mercy, but Fairbrother sent Pow Wow around on the outside in making a game effort to over- Coutiuued on twelfth page. MISS STAR IN FRONT RANK Continued from first page. haul the leader. They raced head and head into the stretch, when Pow Wow tired, utarted to shorten her stride and began falling back. Contour then drew away to win by three lengths. Scott Harlan has made arrangements to ship the Greentree Stables homebred Cherry Pie to Latonia to fill his engagement in the Queen City Handicap. Jockey L. Lyke, contract rider of the Greentree Stable, arrived yesterday from Laurel and will have the mount on Sennings Park in the Interborough Handicap. He will then proceed to Latonia to ride Cherry Pie. Jockey E. Taplin was suspended for the remainder of the meeting by the stewards for rough riding shortly after the start in the first race. Frederick Johnson is through racing for the year and his fillies Summit and Possible will be shipped to Hal Price Headleys farm in Kentucky. Summit will be retired to the stud, while Possible will be turned out until next year.

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