Eaglet Impressively: One of Rancocas Belmont Stakes Eligibles Shows Up Well., Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-06


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EAGLET IMPRESSIVELY ♦ One of Rancocas Belmont Stakes Eligibles Shows Up Well. ♦ i Worthmore, Roland and Peter King in Thrilling Finish — High Prince Wins Amateur Cup. NEW YORK. N. Y.. June 5— While some of the Belmont stakes candidates were being worked over the Belmont Park course between the races today, Sam Hildreth made the trial of one of his eligibles, Eaglet, pay well. He sent him out in the mile condition race that was the third offering and he was an easy winner from Frank Browns Billy Warren and Frank Herolds Rejection, the only other starters. The track at Eelmont Park was muddy from the drenching it had received Wednesday and as a result scratches were numerous. The card was not a particularly attractive one, but some of the contests were interesting. A feature of the day that brought its own devotees among the amateur set was the Amateur Cup. The mile race that fell to Eaglet was cut to three starters when both Rigel and Ten Minutes were withdrawn. Little time was lost at the barrier and it was Billy Warren that at once jumped into command. Johnny Callahan rated Eaglet back of him. while Rejection was quickly outrun. Callahan made no move on Eaglet, but on the turn | out of the backstretch he had worn down the lead of Billy Warren and was alongside. In a few more strides he had gone into the lead and he simply played with the Spanish Prince III. colt for the rest of the journey. Swinging into the stretch with a good lead, Callahan still had a good hold c.f Eaglet when he finished out the mile in 1:40, a first-class performance considering the track conditions. 1 Rejection saved ground on the stretch turn and was closing so resolutely Ralls had to shake up Billy Warren to hold second place . safe. SKILL OF THE HANDICAPPER. One of the best finishes of the spring season came out of the Freeport. a three-quarters handicap for three-year-olds, when John S. Wards Worthmore, Mrs. R. I. Millars Roland and the Riviera Stables Peter King i finished in the order named so closely lapped that the result was in doubt until the numbers were displayed. The finish was a tribute to the skill of Walter S. Vosburgh when it was the second top weight and the lowest weight in the handicap fighting it out. The start was a good one for all but David Gideons Prince Leopold. He went in the air as the barrier rose and was off so badly as to have no chance. Worthmore quickly found his way into the lead, but I-aurano was right after him and on the turn out of the backstretch he was alongside. Then he went on by and had opened up a lead of something more than a length before the stretch was reached. But Worthmore came again after turning , for home and he soon turned the tables on i the Metropolitan winner by going into the i lead. He drew out slightly as he went back I into command, but in the meantime the lightly weighted Roland was charging along ! on the outside in resolute fashion, while Peter King was also gaining ground in gallant fashion. Barnes waited until Roland was almost alongside before he drew his whip and the fight was on. Roland con-i tinued to draw up to the last stride, but he j was just a nod short and Worthmore had I saved the day in a remarkably game fight. I Peter King was only a head away, while | Laurano was fourth, but was beaten three lengths by the first three. The official time for the race was 1:14%. It was timed privately in 1:13%. JOHN TUCKER RIDES WELL. The Amateur Cup, over the mile distance, j brought out four starters and it resulted in an easy victory for P. S. P. Randolphs High Prince, well ridden by John Tucker. Al J. Davis was second with the imported horse Bar Gold, while his son, V. H Davis, was third with R. C. Winmills Arlington. The only other starter was George Brooke III.s War Victor, ridden by W. R. Martin. Arlington was the one to cut out the early pace, while Mr. Tucker was content to rate High Prince back of him and Martin had War Vic-j tor a close third, with Bar Gold trailing. Going to the stretch turn Mr. Tucker made I his move on High Prince and he quickly went to Arlington and put him away. At the , same time A. J. Davis called on Bar Gold and, closing rapidly, he was in second place when the stretch was reached. This order remained to the finish, where High Prince. I was an easy winner, while War Victor quit | so badly tiiat he was a distant last. Lee Rosenbergs Highbinder, ridden by Clarence Kummer, was WW t— if ill in the I closing race of the afternoon. Which engaged I three starters at five-eighths over the l straight course. James Butler was second i Continued on fourteenth page. EAGLET IMPRESSIVELY rontinued from first page. with Qi!een*s Token, while the Rancocas Stable whs third with Silver Fox. The winner racrd Btra%ht and true and disposed of the leaders when called on. It. T. Wilson supplied the winner of the first race, which was at five-eighths over the straight course, in Hidalgo, ridden by jockey Marinelli in a clever fashion, from W. Daniels Master Iiilly, with A. J. Conten-tos Mervinia third. The winner was a forward factor from the start and disposed of Candy Stick when r«;uly to draw clear into a safe margin. Master Billy began slowly and was blocked during the first eighth, but found char passage and was going fastest of all at the end, and just got up to he second over Mervinia, which raced prominently throughout. Al Davis Peccant, after a couple of previous disappointments, was an easy winner of the short-cours? steeplechase that was framed for selling platers. The struggle for second place brought about a fierce battle between the Laurel Park Studs Prothor Pill and H. W« Maxwells Decisive in that order. In a previous race Escott. the English rider, had been fined fifty dollars for not riding out his mount and he made no such mistake this time, riding Prother Pill with rare energy to save second place. Melun, racing for Mrs. H. L. Pratt, was the one to race to the front at the drop of the flag, with Wisest Fool chasing after him. Peccant was a bit rank back of the leaders and Pierce had no end of trouble trying to plate him. Swinging into the front field, Melun went wide, losing several lengths, but he had speed enough to be still showing the way at the next fence. Wisest Fool was right with him, Teccant fighting for his head was not far away. It was at the lower end of the field that Peccant went into command and once there the result was never afterwards in doubt. Wisest Fool soon tired trying to keep step with him and was passed by both Decisive and Prother Bill. All through the back field Prother Bill and Decisive tried hard to catch Peccant, but it was of no avail and then at the end the only contest was which of the pair would be second. Over the last fence. Brother Pill bore cut badly, but Ks-cott sat down and rede vigorously rather than try and straighten out his mount. This had the desired effect, for while Decisive ran straight Prother Pill was good enough to beat him a head for second place. * .

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