Jamaica Track Muddy: No Stake Races, but Interesting Purse Racing is Provided, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-22


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JAMAICATRACKMUDDY No Stake Races, but Interesting Purse Racing is Provided. . • . ■ Saddle and Boots Takes the Main Race From Frank G. and Muskallonge Easily. ♦ — — NEW YORK, N. Y., May 21.— With leaden skies, occasional drizzles of rain and a track deep in sloppy mud the popularity of racing was put to a real test at Jamaica today, but the crowd was there and the sport was interesting. It was in order that such conditions should bring about many scratches and fields that promised to be heavy were light. One of them, of course, was for cheap platers and was too big for comfort. The feature of the day was the Empire State Purse, a selling handicap at three-quarters. It resulted in an easy victory for L. L. Lieblings Saddle and Boots, a superior mud runner that led all the way to win with speed to spare. Frank G. raced to second place and third was the best that Muskallonge could accomplish. The Chatham Purse, a mile and seventy yards condition race for three -year-olds, shared importance with the feature race of the day, and it went to the Rancocas Stables Aladdin, while Hyperion just beat Battersea for second place. There was some surprise when Sande, the first jockey for the Rancocas Stable, was seen to have the mount on Battersea, while the starter from the stable had M. Fa tor for his pilot. But there was no reason for criticism in the running of the race, for each jockey rode with all his skill and energy, and it was the best horse that won. Nine of the fourteen that had been named for the Empire State Purse were withdrawn, but there appeared to be a good contest left in the five that raced. While at the post Frank G. unseated Barnes, but no harm, waa done and he was quickly in the saddle again. The start was a good one and Saddle and Boots was rushed into the lead by Lang, while Sande saved Muskallonge back of lum. The pair readily outfooted the others, and while Saddle and Boots never drew away there was always daylight back of him. Before the stretch was reached Sande called on Muskallonge in an effort to catch the leader, but he could not close the gap and then, after swinging into the stretch, tired badly. In the meantime Saddle and Boots held his lead without any trouble and was still going fast at the end. Barnes was of little help to Frank G., but through the stretch the son of Iltimus was closing up in gallant style and had no trouble in saving second place from Muskallonge. Romping Home and Rock Salt, the other two starters, were at no time real contenders. 4 , — , .

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