Little Chief is First: Wins Valuable Continental Handicap for His New Owner, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-07


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LITTLE CHIEF IS FIRST Wins Valuable Continental Handicap for His New Owner. Anna Marrone II. Fleet Victress in Hiawatha Handicap, with Negrina Second. NEW YORK, N. T., Oct 6. Little Chief, racing for the first time in the colors of the Colorado Stable, scored an easy victory in the Continental Handicap, at a mile and an eighth, which featured the half-holiday card at Jamaica this afternoon. B. F. Cooneys Athelstan heat S. P. Harlans Tryster for second place. Prince of TJmbria and Dot were withdrawn from the race, leaving only three to start. Little Chief was first away, but in the first eighth Athelstan and Tryster raced up to him and McTaggart rushed the Harlan horse into the lead. Tryster then went out to set the pace fast and Fator allowed him to keep the lead until the stretch turn was reached. There he sent Little Chief up with his challenge and the son of Peter Pan tired badly. Little Chief went along the rest of the way unex-tended to win by two lengths and a half, while Athelstan raced by the tired Tryster to take second place by five lengths. The race was run in the comparatively slow time of 1:53. Little Chiefs new owner won back ,850 of the colts purchase price by the victory. Although the weather was rather cool and the program none too attractive because of the sparse entries, a big crowd visited the course. SPEEDY AN1SA MARROJTE II. The Marrone Stables Anna Marrone II. took the Hiawatha Handicap, for two-year old fillies, at five and a half furlongs, by two lengths from J. E. Wideners Negrina, with H C. Fishers Nellie Morse third before the Rancocas Stables Lady Diana. The race- was worth ,425 to the winner. Carter had Anna Marrone IL away well and rushed her into a clear lead in the first eighth. Making the pace fast he kept her in front to the finish for an easy victory. Negrina began well and, racing in closest pursuit all the way, finished gamely under hard riding through the stretch, but was unable to threaton the winner seriously. "With better racing luck Nellie Morse would probably have been much closer up. She was knocked back at the start and could not find clear racing room until the stretch rush started. Then she closed up steadily, but too late to give her better than third money. She was beaten a neck for second place by Negrina. Lady Diana, which, with Exploit, carried the Rancocas Stable colors, also met with soma interference. She Was beaten twb lengths for third money. Exploit was fifth and Pond Lily last of the six that raced. CLOSE TOR APOLOGY. Although Charles Franks Apology was awarded a victory over C. Buxtons Hilarity in the first race, for two-year-old platers, at three-quarters, it seemed from the stand as if the Buxton filly had lasted to win by almost a head. Mitau was third., A. J. Contentos Potcntilla, by a well-timed rush through the stretch, got up in time to beat the Riviera Stables High Chief by a length and a quarter in the second race, a dash of a mile and seventy yards, with Irene Sweeney in third place. Irene Sweeney made most of the running, taking the lead when entering the backstretch and increasing it in the next quarter. Meanwhile High Chief, which had been forced to come around the leaders on the last turn, was making up ground steadily on the outside. He caught Irene Sweeney on the stretch turn and was beginning to draw out when Burns moved up with Potentilla. At the last eighth post the Contento colt got up, and from there to the finish ho drew away under pressure to win by a length. Miss Belle was beaten by a length and a half for third money. j Laverne Fators ride on Miss Belle was decidedly listless and aroused considerable ad-1 verse comment. I The saddle on Bud Fisher slipped and Mat- thews eased him up. 1 P. S. P. Randolphs Keenan, after making all the running, lasted to win the fifth race, at a mile and seventy yards for three-year-old platers, by a nose from H. Roscachers Bessie Leighton, with Bigger Still, thoroughly beaten, in third place. F. Byer, who trained a division of the Continued on sixteenth pace. LITTLE CHIEF IS FIRST Continued from first price. P. S. P. Randolph stable at tho ill-fated New Kensington meeting, obtained a writ of attachment on the Randolph horses to cover expenditures for transportation and feed. This writ was served on Randolph in the paddock Friday at Jamaica and tho owner was forced to pay the judgment before he was allowed to start his horses. Tho Sanford Stud Farms Myora, which wars entered in the first nice, met with a fatal accident at Jamaica thin morning whilo at exerclac. The filly crashed into tho fenco with liucli force that she was badly injured and had to be destroyed. W. A. Carter lias been engaged by H. D. Curly Brown to break and train tho yearlings at his Shasta, Cal., ranch. Carter left Saturday night for tho Coast S. C. JlJldreth. was lined 5 by tho stewards for racing Lady Diana with blinkers In tho third raco without first Mccuring permission. J. L. Holland claimed Apoloiry out of the first raco for ,200 and R. Lurlo took High Chief out of tha uccond for ,500.

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