Brainstorms Speed: Runs Remarkable Fast Race to Win Garden City Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-07


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BRAINSTORMS SPEED • Runs Remarkable Fast Race to Win Garden City Handicap. — — ♦ Old Thunderclap Shows Return to Winning Form — Sea Tide Beats Rejected. ♦— — NEW YORK, N. T., June C— H. Watter-sons Brainstorm was a good horse at Belmont Park this afternoon when he fairly smothered Frank Browns Hephaistos and E. F. Cooneys Dunlin to win the mile and sixteenth of the Garden City Handicap in the remarkably fast time of 1 :44. It was by long odds the best race that Brainstorm has shown all year, but he was in receipt of considerable weight and the track seemed to be right to his liking. The day was dull and threatening and there was a decided chill in the air. The track was good and almost fast A goodly crowd was out for an off day and the sport was Interesting. One of the happy events of the afternoon was the return of Old Thunderclap to winning form and when he was first in a six and a half furlong sprint it was a tremendously popular victory. In the Garden City Maiben got Brainstorm away from the post first and when he ran the first quarter in :22% it was no wonder that he had a long lead over Hephaistcs and Dunlin, the only other starters. Sande was rating Hephaistcs and Dunlin was alongside to the turn-out of the back stretch, where Dunlin for a few strides was showing before Frank Browns horse. EXHIBITION OF TERRIFIC SPEED. Brainstorm reached the half mile ground in :45%, and the three-quarter in 1 :10%, and it was small wonder that he held his lead with such terrific speed. The mile was passed in 1 :3G% and he was still five lengths to the *g«,od. The official time was 1:41, though timed privately it was made in 1:431£. After turning for home Maiben struck | Brainstorm once with his whip to keep him at his task but there never was a time that he was threatened. Hephaistos readily out-gamed Dunlin but at no time was he close enough to give the winner any concern. One of the real good races of the day saw the return of old Thunderclap to good form when he led home a band of fast ones in the six and a half furlongs of the second race. He was ridden by Sande and that played an important part in the score, but the manner in which the old fellow circled around his ! company at the head of the stretch evidenced his return to good form. The Oakridge Stables Plough Boy was the one to take second place, and third was the portion of the Greentree Stables Skyscraper, with William Martins Brice fourth. Plough Boy and Brice were the ones to rut out the early running, while both Thunderclap and his stablemate, Rigel, began a bit slowly. Skyscraper was rated along back of the leaders, but at the stretch turn he went to Plough Boy and Brice dropped back slightly. Skyscraper was showing the way an eighth out, but Thunderclap was circling around at that time, having come from last place. Sande had to ride with all his energy to have the old black up, but he finally put Skyscraper away and Plough Boy, coming again, also beat the Greentree sprinter. Skyscraper came out of the race decidedly lame. FINAL RUSH BRINGS TICTORT. The third race was a five-eighths dash ; through the straight course for two-year-ohl j j fillies and T. Quinlans Sea Tide, by a great rush right at the end got up to beat J. S. Cosdens Rejected, with the Rancocas Stables i Sarzanna third. lawrence AVaterburys Clavichord was fourth and the Riviera Stables Monna Vanna last of the five that race d. Sarzanna was the one to cut out the early racing, but she could never draw away from Rejected, while Clavichord was also racing forwardly. Sea Tide had crossed to the inside shortly after the start, while Monna Vanna bore out rather badly. At the stand Rejected had Sarzanna headed and looked a sure winner, but Sea Tide was closing rapidly on the inside and in the last sixteenth she was through to win going away by a length. Sarzanna tired badly when the final pinch came and was baaten three lengths for second place. John lx wes Kit was winner of the opening race at a mile for maiden:; of the selling plater variety, when by a dash through the final eighth she was up to win going away from Dolomite and Filomar, the pair that were sent to the post by James Fitzsimmons for two of his" employers. In this race Babin, on Bowman, and D. Connoly, on Gov. Smith, I j j raced out head and head and neither would I Continued on sixteenth page. . j ] | BRAINSTORMS SPEED ""onlinued from first page. give an inch until both horses were literally run into tho ground. At the head of the stretch Gov. Smith had Bowman beaten, but in the meantime he was so thoroughly tired himself that he quit badly in the last eighth to be beaten by four horses. Kit scored with a dash on the outside, while both Dolomite and Filomar saved ground in the stretch. It was Kdward Arlingtons Gladys V. that finished fourth in front of the badly ridden Gov. Smith. C R. Fleischmanns Negociateur, an imported son of Rabelais and Nettie, beat ratlur an ordinary band in the mile and an eighth cf the fifth race. In a previous start he gave rather a bad exhibition, but this field was so ordinary and his weight so light, only 105 pour.ds, that there was nothing particularly startling In his performance. At] the end he was being chased home by J. A. Coburns Maryland Belle and it was Mra. j A. Swenkes Royal Duck that was third. Negociateur circled around on the outside to score his victory and came away j readily at the end, thougfx Maibeh tock no chance and swung his whip once at the he-id of the stretch. Royal Duck was in early trouble ar.d he closed a considerable gap to reach third place, while Maryland Belle also finished strongly. A surprise came out of the last race when William Hogans Maddenstown was winner in a drive from J. S. Cosdens Ultimately, while S. McNaughtons Edinburgh was third The winner was a neglected factor and raced true all the way and outlasted Ultimately at the end. Sennacherib, the edds-on choice, proved a disappointment and could never incntiC the winner.

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