Game Indian Trail: J. S. Wards Racer in Wonderful Exhibition of Courage, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-10


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] , I • 1 : 1 1 ! I I , r j ! j j ■ 1 j : ; ; i I J | I | I ■ : j I | j j ! ! 1 GAME INDIAN TRAIL ♦ ! J. S. Wards Racer in Wonderful Exhibition of Courage. ♦ Carries 137 Pounds to a Weil-Earned Victory After Desperate - and Hard-Fought Struggle. NEW YORK, N. T.. June 9.— Although there was promise of big fields for the sport at Belmont Park Monday, when all the scratches were in there had been a pruning that eliminated more than half of those entered, and in one of the races there were only three starters. This was the Baldwin, a high weight handicap, over the three-quarters route. Though there were only three, it brought about a wonderfully good race and an exhibition of gameness that is seldom seen when John S. Wards Indian Trail fought it out to beat W. J. Howards Maclean. He carried 137 pounds and ran the three-quarters in 1 :12% over a track that was not fast. From a good start, Indian Trail and In- finite outran Maclean, and Sande was content to wait back of the sizzling pace. Infinite had speed enough to keep Indian Trail dig- ging right along in the inside position, where the going was not as good as further out in the track. Sande timed his run with Maclean to a nicety and he moved up to the other two going to the stretch turn. In the run home he had his nose in front of Indian Trail, while Infinite had dropped back, beaten. An eighth out Maclean seemed a sure winner, but Barnes roused Indian Trail with his whip and he responded gamely. Sande went to his whip and through the last eighth it was a desperate battle until right at the end Mac- lean cracked under the strain and Indian Trail, coming on true and game, was winner by half a length. What made the race of especial merit was the pace that was maintained by the Ward colt from the rise of the barrier and then his courageous winning battle after the heartbreaking challenge of Maclean. LE VIGXEMALES SUCCESS. The steeplechase of the day was a short-course affair framed for the subscription jumpers and it resulted in a victory for Bayard Tuckerman, Jr.s, Le Vignemale over the Middle Neck Farm Stables Shawn a Glanna and Walter J. Salmons Woodley II. was a close third. Rathcowan went down at the last jump, while David Dows Ness refused at the eighth and was pulled up by Mahcney. Early in the action Pierce went out in the pace with Shawn a Glanna and he set a fast pace. The others were well lapped back of him with the exception of Clybridge, which began slowly and was a long time settling in a racing stride. Rathcowan and Colibri chased after Shawn a Glanna, while Pinckr.ey was content to rate Le Vignerrale along back of them. Ioupy soon dropped back badly and bore Clybridge company. At the lower end of the field Pinckney made his first move with Le Vignemale and as he charged up on the inside he was almost alongside, but the Fleischmann horse outjumped him and held to his lead cleverly. The others were not far away, but it was evident that Le Vignemale was the cnly one calculated to give argument. Shawn a Glanna held to his lead around the upper end of the course and was still showing the way twr fences from the finish. Then on the turn into the front field Le Vignemale drew up again under the whip and Pierce drew his whip. Shawn a Glanna was plainly tired and as Le Vignemale drew up he crossed the tired pacemaker, came on and safely over the last fence and was winner by four lengths. In that run home Shawn a Glanna tired badly and when Veitch drove Woodley II. vigorously he just missed beating him for second place by a head. At the last fence Rathcowan went down, but he was beaten at the time and the fall had no effect on the result. At the same fence Colibri made a bad landing and all but unseated Collins, who had the mount EASY FOR EAGLET. It was not much of a trick for the Ran-coeas Stables Eaglet to win the mile of the third race. From an original entry of eleven there were six scratches and the only one of the five that gave any semblance of contest was the Riviera Stables Bonaparte, the cue to finish second. Third place was the portion of Mrs. E. B. Cassetts Chester-brook. It was the first time since the death of Captain Cassatt three years ago that the famous old Cassatt silks of red. white and blue has been shown and the silks were accorded a hearty welcome. From a good start Eaglet was early outrun by Chesterbrook and Bonaparte, but Fa-tor was in no hurry and when Che"sterbrook tired of his front running he moved the Rancocas colt into a good place back of Bonaparte. Not until the stretch was Continued on sixteenth pace. GAME INDIAN TRAIL Continued from first page. reached did Eaglet come around Bonaparte, but when he did it was alloyer and Eaglet was first by three lengths. Chesterbrook saved ground in the stretch and outstayed "Vulnad to be third, with r onnelly last. C. R. Fleischmanns imported Negociateur came back with another winning race in the mile that was the fifth offering. It was an improvement over his last winning performance for he took up 122 pounds and won with plenty to spare. J. J. Hertzs Fifty-Fifty was chasing him home and T. C. Sawyers Belcross finished third. Muskal-longe was the one to cut out the pace and Pat Casey went along in close attendance, with Fifty-Fifty not far away. Negociateur and Montalvo began slowly and they brought up the rear. When Muskallonge tired and dropped back, Pat Casey went into command and Fifty-Fifty stuck close to him, but Negociateur had circled around when the stretch was reached. An eighth from home the French horse .was showing the way and once out in front he was an easy winner by three lengths. Fifty-Fifty had no trouble saving second place and Belcross beat Aladdin for third. The latter did not run his race, was in close quarters most of the way. Montalvo came out of the race decidedly sore and ■was eased up in the stretch when thoroughly beaten. Haf, the pocket-sized thoroughbred that races for George W. Loft, made good in the opening five-eighths dash through the straight when she led home a fairly good 1 band of juveniles. At the end it was H. C. Fishers Bright Idea that was chasing her home and J. S. Wards Myrtle Belle was , third, ahead of Ray Scherrers Kumonin. Cooper hustled Haf away from the pest : with a rush that soon saw her in the lead and once out there he kept right at her until she was winner by a couple of lengths. Bright Idea always raced forwardly, while Kumonin was outrun to the last eighth. where he closed a considerable gap to take third. In this race George D. Wideners i Crosswise raced to his name when he bolted sharply across the track to the outside fence and was pulled up by McAtee to gallop home i after his company.

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