Enquirer Handicap to Speedy Actuary; Hephaistos Victor in Brooklyn Handicap: Victory Impressive, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-15


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Enquirer Enquirer Handicap Handicap to to Speedy Speedy Actuary; Actuary; Hephaistos Hephaistos Victor Victor in in Brooklyn Brooklyn Handicap Handicap VICTORY IMPRESSIVE . » Meets and Defeats Stars of East in Famous Old Race. ♦ Dunlin Finishes Third But Is Disqualified and Enchantment Awarded His Position. ♦ NEW YORK, N. Y., June 14.— Frank E. Browns Hephaistos, the sterling son of Vul-cain and Neva W., was winner of the mile and an eighth of the Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct today under a particularly well-timed ride by John Maiben. The Lilane Stables Sunsini and E. F. Cooneys Dunlin finished third, but was disqualified for a stretch foul and that end of the prize went to Harry Payne. Whitneys Enchantment, the one to finish fourth. The race was worth ,600 to the winner. It was the opening day of the twenty days meeting of the Queens County Jockey Club and the old course was utterly inadequate to take care of the immense throng that graced the occasion. The track was fast and the weather ideal for the sport. Of the fourteen that had been named overnight for the Brooklyn the only ones to dodge the issue at post time were Jake Byers Dot and the Glen Riddle Farm Stables Ten Minutes, leaving a dozen to contend for the prize. Little time was lost at the barrier and from a good start Prince of Umbria and Zev, the top weight of the company, rushed to the front and sprinted down the back-! stretch at a suicidal pace. Enchantment and Rialto raced forwardly back of the pace-■ttfcan and the others were in close order. with Mr. Mutt bringing up the rear, with Sleepy Head, the James Butler candidate. Sande stuck right to Prince of Fmbria, though the lightly weighted son of Brown Prince II. had reached the first quarter in 23% and the half in 47 Ys without showing a sign of weakening. Enchantment was galloping strongly just half a length before Rialto and Aga Khan, with Sunsini and Hephaistos following them. Mad Hatter was outrun for a time, but the old fellow began to move up on the outside leaving the back-stretch and for an instant it looked as though he might circle them all and triumph as he did in the Suburban. Swinging into the long stretch for the long run home the early pace began to tell on bcth Prince of Fmbria and Zev and as they shortened their stride slightly there was a general closing up back of them and an eighth out it looked like anybodys race. Zev was next to the inside rail and as the others swarmed up outside of him the position was anything but com-I fortable. Sande went to the whip in an effort to drive him clear, but the sen of The Finn had given up his best and he weakened under the drive. DUNLINS INTERFERENCE. Then it was that Dunlin charged up on the outside and he came over on Zev, cutting him off sharply. Sunsini was Charging at the same time and outside of the pair of them Maiben came with Hephaistos, mowing down his field with" every stride. Hephaistos never weakened in that desperate battle and at the finish he was a half length to the good, while Sunsini had beaten Dunlin a length, with Enchantment only a head away. Then came the disqualification of Dunlin that placed Enchantment third. Hephaistos, the winner, carried 106 pounds, while Sunsini was another lightweight, taking up 102 and Dunlin, the one that finished third, was in under 111 pounds, so that it was not an altogether successful race for the highweights. The steeplechase furnished an excellent contest and J. S. Cosdens Sea Master was winner from A. J. Davis Peccant, with Vox Populi II., from the Dosoris Stable, third. The race was worth ,650 to the winner. Six went to the post and it was a first- class contest all the way. In the early run- nng Black Fox went into a long lead and for a time it appeared that he might lead from end to end, he was going so easily. But the second turn of the course he weakened badly and eventually he was eased up in last place. Both Sea Master and Vox Populi IT. led the others as they chased after Black Fox and Peccant was a close fourth, Rummell and Conniebert bringing up the rear. It was going to the water jump that Vox Populi II. made his first move and shortly after he had headed Black Fox. But Mergler moved with Continued on sixteenth page. J | j ; i ! i j I ! | i j i j : i ■ j | ! j I , ! ! . , j | I 1 i . j • ! j ! ; j I i I ! ] ; | VICTORY IMPRESSIVE ""ontinued from first page. Sea Master at the same time and Haynes shook up Peccant, saving ground on the turn at the lower end of the field. In the back field Vox Populi II. was showing the way, but he could never draw away en Sea Master, while the Cosden jumper was going along under a nice steadying restraint. Peccant also appeared to have something in reserve as he followed a close third. At the top of the field Sea Master went to Vox Populi II. and him away rather handily. Then on the turn into the front field Haynes again saved ground with Peccant and he drew up slightly. PECCANT UNFORTUNATE. He had Vox Populi beaten at the last fence and was close after Sea Master when he hit the fence hard and it took considerable out cf him, permitting Sea Master to be winner by half a dozen lengths. In fact, the accident was such a handicap that he had t be driven out hard to save second place from Vox Populi II. The others were at no time serious contenders in the running. The day and meeting opened with a six and a half furlong handicap that attracted some of the best sprinters in training and it was won by N. Loscalzos good filly Avisack rather handily. The Riviera Stables Bonaparte saved second place and the Rancocas Stables Rival was the one to be third. Bonaparte was the one to cut out most of the running, but the filly found her way to the front in the long stretch run and was two lengths clear at the end. Bonaparte hung on well after his pacemaking, but was tiring at the end, while Rival ran his race. Noon Fire, the James Butler starter, was unfortunate in drawing the outside post position and it was a decided handicap. He ran up well on the outside, but in the stretch swerved to the inside under a drive just when it appeared that he was to share in the purse division. There was a thrilling finish came out of the five furlongs of the third race when John E. Maddens Young Martin just beat the Salubria Stables Flying Comet, with the Rancocas Stables Sarzana third and the ••thers rather strung out. Flying Comet was the one to show alertness at the barrier and she was showing the way until well inside the elbow of the course. Young Martin was right after her on the outside and as he drew alongside the filly bore out until the pair of them finished on the outside of the track. Rigoletto raced forwardly all the way and saved grcund on the inside, while Sarzana was in some early difficulties, but closed some ground and ran gamely under punishment. ...

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