Veteran Mad Hatter: Bright Particular Star of Tuesdays Program at Jamaica.; Shows Old Speed in Beating Fast Band of Sprinters in Laurelton Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-07


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VETERAN MAD HATTER * Bright Particular Star of Tuesdays Program at Jamaica. ~ej Shows Old Speed in Beating Fast Band of Sprinters in Laurelton Handicap. NEW YORK. N. Y.. May 6— Old Mad Hatter, which has won all the way from a Toboggan to a few cup races, was the bright and particular star at Jamaica today when he beat the fastest sprinters that could be mustered against him in the three-quarters of the Laurelton Handicap. The Hiviera Stables Miss Star raced to second place and George D. Wideners Salacia saved third from Sandy McNaughtons Little Celt. For the first time since the opening of the New York spring racing season it was a day of almost summerlike temperature and the first straw hat of the year made its appearance in the paddock. The crowd was a surprisingly large one and the sport worthy e f the crowd. Prime Minister, a four-year-old son of Celt and Primula II., equalled the track record of 1 :05 for five and one-half furlongs to beat the ICancooas Stables Finn Lag. and that was the race of secondary-importance. * The Laurelton attracted a field of nine when Hildreth aerate had both Bracadaka and Tester and depended on old Mad Batter. George D. Widriers I a ri ins was withdrawn, leaviag Salacia to start and the other absented was Comic Song. It was a go. d start, but Mad Hatter had te be best of his company to he winner. Though he had drawn number two position at the post he was taken to the outside en account of his unruly post actions. He w;is away w 11 enough, but Miss Star was the fleetest leaving the barrier and she and Knobble were first to ■how in front. Brainstorm was not far away and Little Celt was also in the first flight, while Hephaistoo brought up the rear. In the first eighth Salacia was meed up on the outside until she was in a contending position and she circled arcund in a fashion to suggest that she would run ove-r Miss Star. But Turner kept the Biviera Stable filly showing the way, though both were well flattened out. RKSPONDS TO SAXDKS CALL. In the meantime Sande moved up gradually with Mad Hatter until he had him in third place going to the stretch turn, and he was on the inside, where he like-s to run. For an instant it ntcmcd that lie would c-cime through but Turner realized the danger and swung over with Miss Star. This made Sande pull out with the old son of Fair Play and as he did so he drove him sharply. Mad 1 latter responded gamely to the e-all and, wearing down the filly, scored a close victory. light at the end Salacia tired badly and was beaten f-.ur lengths for second place and sh I was only a head before the fast-finishing Little Celt. Brainstorm, after showing an early flash of speed, met with some interference and was no longer a contender. After the finish Knobble was worked out the full mile, finishing in 1 :!0-r,. Prime Minister, a four-year-old son of Celt and Primula II., that cost Robert L. Gerry Ill.Baa as a yearling, graduated from the ranks of the maidens in the se-cond race, a five and a half furlong dash for min-win-ne-rs of .r 00. And he haft the ranks of the maidens brilliantly when lie took the- measure of the Pancocas Stables I-inn Lag. lh also equalled the track record of 1 :0j for this distance, This proved a two-horse race, for while Finn Lag w;is only beaten by a nose by Prime Ministe-r, August Belmonts ordinance, the one to finish third was four lengths further away with Pickpocket fourth just beating the Oakridge Stablea Plough Boy, IMtlMK MIMSTFIl BY A NOSK. There was little time lost at the barrier and Plough Hoy was first to show out of the* bunch. The othe-rs were in close- order and Finn Lag and Pickpocket Were both a bit crowded. Finally, on the far turn, Finn L:ig found his way through but as he dashed to the- front, Thuibei sent Prune Minist.r right after him and the pair of them were- w.H lapped for the rest of tie- journey. Sand.- had the inside berth With Finn Lag and was content to keep pace- with the Oerry four-year-old. but after rounding for home- he tried to ahake him e.ff and aa the son of Cast matched nj i with him, he went to the* whip. It was of no avail and Prime Minister, running fast and true-, dropped his ease down In front at the end ancl won going away. Ordinunco gave s good ac-omit ,.f Irimaotf fc r a first start of the year and both Pickpocket and Plough Boy Showtd a flash of speed and will, doubtless, improve- over tho show ing. Four cheap three-year-olds went to the» peat for the mile and se-venty yards that was the third offering and G. C. Denny 1,1 m Lined on lOXliciiUi page. VETERAN MAD HATTER Continued from first page. furnished the winner in Barleycorn with .lames Magnus Dandybrush second and W. V. Caseys Pairlight was third over P. Xagols I„ord Bacon. It was a race marked with no end of rough riding and it began on the first turn where the winner sharply cut off Fairlight and caused Kessner to take up. Dandy-brush bore out on tho first turn and Lord Bacon met with some interference. Through the backstretch, Kairlight met with further interference and Kessner had him all over the track, seeking racing room. In the meantime, Barleycorn was clear and sailing along in front. Coing to the stretch turn Dandybrush had moved into second place, but he could not materially cut down the lead of Barleycorn .and the Denny plater was winner by a length, while Dandybrush beat Fairlight five lengths for second place. A bg field of platers went to the post for the opening race and the winner turned up in S. Pettits IOxalted Ruler, after a sharp drive with II. S. Downs Baby Dane, while O. D. Wideners St. Martins was third. The winner was a forward contender from the start and after disposing of Baby Iane in the final drive was slowly drawing clear at the end. St. Martins, from a slow beginning, closed a big gap on the inside to finish third and running faster than the two leaders. The fifth race, at a mile and seventy yards, which was for platers, the conditions of which called for starters to be ridden by maiden jockeys, witnessed James Magnus Dily M.. ridden by II. Richards, lead her opponents from start to finish and at the end have a safe margin ever J. J. Hertz Fifty-Fifty, while William Daniels Olynthus was third. The winner went to the front shortly after the start and was soon joined by Fifty-Fifty, while Olynthus was in third position. Aladdin rret with early interference racing to the first turn and was knocked back to last pos:tion. Entering the stretch Fifty-Fifty began to tire and Olynthus was steered to the outside. The Daniel starter gained on his own courage, but tired badly. Lily M. had something left and was drawing clear from the tiring Fifty-Fifty through the final sixteenth. Trainer C M. Odom saddled his second winner of the afternoon in Stimulus, a good-lorking son of Vltimus — Hurakan, that raced for Marshall Field. His victory came in a drive from the Oak Ridge Stables Cad, while J. S. Oosdens Imagination was third. The winner was ridden by jockey Thurber and showed a high flight of speed. lie raced Imagination into defeat and then stood off a determined challenge from Cad at the end. i Flf, as expected, was fractious at the barrier and failed to leave. »

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