Sun Pal Impresses: Though Beaten Colt Shows Up Well in Greenport Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-03


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SUN PAL IMPRESSES I • Though Beaten Colt Shows Up Well in Greenport Handicap. ♦ Did Decisive Springs Surprise in Accounting for the Steeplechase. ■ - NEW YORK. N. T., June 2.— There were two prospective candidates for the Belmont Stakes shown at Belmont Park today, when Sun Pal and Transmute performed in the , Greenport Handicap over the mile distance. Boht were beaten, when Prince of Umbria was winner and Brainstorm second, but Sun Pal was third, and Transmute fourth, making the race at least an excellent part of the Belmont preparation. While todays races promsied exceedingly large fileds, most of them were pruned down by scratches until they were not as un-Wieldly as feared they would be. The sport "was first class, though there was little in the way of feature. In addition to the Green-port, there was a good steeplechase, in which H. W. Maxwells Decisive furnished the surprise by beating Peccant. There was another worth-while race in which Klondyke just boat Banter, and the other races offered a fitting setting. In the Greenport, Prince of Umbria never left the result seriously in doubt. Burke hurried him into a good lead and he never surrendered it. Sun Pal and Brainstorm were the ones to chase after him and the older horse had Sun Pal beaten at the head of the stretch, but could not wear down Prince of Umbria, being beaten a couple of lengths. He was a like distance before Sun Pal, with Transmute beating Frigate and High Prince, the only other starters, without any trouble. The race of Sun Pal was decidedly impressive for the reason that he carried 133 pounds-just a pound over his scale weight — •while Prince of Umbria was twelve pounds mder the scale and Brainstorm, under 104 pounds, had twenty-four pounds off from the scale. Transmute was in receipt of two pounds from Sun Pal and on the showing the Rosenberg colt is more than that much better off than the son of Broomstick and Traverse. TURF IDOL NARROWLY. It was a close finish that came out of the running of the first race which was fashioned for two-year-olds at five-eighths mile, 6traight course, and the winner turned up in James Butlers Turf Idol, ridden by L. McAtee, by a narrow margin from W. J. Salmons Chrysalis with P. H. Sims Wilbur C. Whitehead third. He raced forwardly . | throughout and under enregetic riding wore | down the pacemakers and was up in the J closing strides to outlast Chrysalis. The latter assumed the lead a few yards from the finish, but tired. Wilbur C. Whitehead jumped a path in front of the judges stand when Burke began his move and as a result the colt lost some ground. There were thirteen rather ordinary fillies and mares making up the field for the three-quarters mile of the fifth race and Henry Watersons Miss Cameo, after making all the pace, was winner from J. A. Harpers All In All, with H. S. Bowns Baby Lane third. Miss Cameo was lucky to come clear at the start and she was rushed along all the way. Through the last eighth she was quitting badly and swerving to the outside, but her early advantage saw her safely home. FINAL RACE A THRILLER. The final race of the afternoon produced a stirring finish in which K. K. Hitts Pep to Peep was winner by a narrow margin from G. D. Wideners Upsal, while the Glen-riddle Farms Rongpoint was third. The .winner was ridden by Sande and dominated the running from the start, but had to be nursed along to stall off the fast finishing Upsal. : There was something of a surprise when H. W. Maxwells old Decisive was winner of the short course steeplechase that was framed for selling- platers. A. J. Davis Peccant, under a misjudged ride, was the one to finish second, while W. V. Dwyers Regalia saved third from Hugh Carths Sea Serpent From a good start Elmer Johnson went out to make tho pace, hut he soon gave way to Poccant and Pierce was in an awful hurry with his mount when he sent him into a good lead at the lower end of the held. Through the back field Sea Serpent and Con-niebert both moved up resolutely upon the leader. Conniebert had made a bad landing at the front field Liverpool that almost un-seated Marsters and it cost him some effort 1 Continued on sixteenth page. ty j : G. y. er it. er er aj " ;n I j 1 1 for 00 at a» q. t 98 is 98 8 98 98 8 97 2 97 .1 95 95 5 9" 5 95 H ,: 95 ■ SUN PAL IMPRESSES . Continued from first page. — — — — ■ to make up the lost ground. Sea Serpent held right to Peccant, while Cheyenne was gradu- | , ally moving up with Decisive and the old fellow was going strongly. Swinging for home Peccant came a bit wide, losing several lengths, but he had Sea Serpent put away. Then Decisive challenged going to the last fence and beat him over. From there to the finish Cheyenne rode hard to bring the Maxwell gelding home the win- ner by three lengths. Regalia made a bad landing at the first fence that almost put him out of the run-or ning, but he worked his way up and at the and readily outgamed the tired Sea Serpent to take third. When sixteen had been scratched from the mile of the third race there were six left to run and it resulted in a stirring finish when Harry Payne Whitneys Klondyke only beat James McClellands Banter by a neck. Klon- s dyke was easily best, but the finish was close for the reason that Schuttinger, on Banter, sharply crossed Klondyke in the stretch, forcing McAtee to change his course with the Whitney colt. Third place fell to Samuel H. Harris Prince Hamlet and he closed an immense gap to finish in that position, being a bad last in the backstretch. «

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