Here and There on the Turf: Defeat of Reputation. May Have No Stamina. Queens County Weights. Brainstorm Has Advantage, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-18


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Here and There on the Turf Defeat of Reputation. May Have No Stamina. Queens County Weights. Brainstorm Has Advantage. Another of the turf sensations of the year has Blipped. Reputation, the fast running son of Hilarious and Paris Queen, by McGee, that races for Williams Bros., went down to defeat by Edward R. Bradleys Buttin In. Reputa tion had been doing all that had been asked of him like a real champion and, before the running of the Licking Purse at Latonia, Monday, he had just about accomplished enough to be hailed as the most likely two year-old champion of 1924. It is true that Buttin In was in receipt of twelve pounds from the Williams champion, but he won easily and, what was disappointing in the showing of Reputation, was the manner in which he gave way when the pinch came at the end. It was the first time that Reputation had been asked to race five and a half furlongs, and it may develop that he will never be able to carry his stake weight over the distances he will be compelled to run before the end of the racing season. There have been many speed marvels that, up to five-eighths, appeared all over champions, but it was the limit of their powers. Such colts, naturally, can never become champions and their sphere of usefulness is decidedly limited. Reputation is not to be discarded on this one defeat. He may come back and wipe out this stain, but the fact remains that he has won all his races by his electric speed and nothing but speed was required of him. Five and / a half furlongs, even for a two-year-old, can hardly be considered a test of stamina, though run this early in the year. There is just an other chance that the son of Hilarious has not been asked, even in his trials to show other than speed. Prom Hilarious he has inherited speed in abundance, but from his dam, through McGee, there is every reason to expect that he would have the stamina to go on for worth-while distances. Just as Reputation must not be discarded on this one defeat, it will not do to crown Buttin In because he was the one that administered the defeat. This is a bay son of Helmet and Acutissima, by Forfarshire, and was bred at Mr. Bradleys Idle Hour Stock Farm. His start Monday was only the second time that he has appeared under colors and it is entirely possible that he will go on to championship form himself and that it will have been no disgrace for Reputation to bow to him in defeat at such a wide difference in the weights. In bis previous start Buttin In finished fourth to Reputation, Saar and Annie Jordan and he was only beaten four and a quarter lengths by the winner himself. That was a five eighths race over a heavy track and it is natural to expect that a green colt would have been benefited by the education that would come in an actual race. Buttin In finished out his five and a half furlongs Monday in impressive fashion when, after racing past Reputation in the stretch, he drew out to score easily by three lengths. On the sires side both of these two-year-olds go to the old Castleton stock made so famous by Major Daingerficld. Hilarious, the sire of Reputation, is of pure English parentage, being by Voter and from Harpsichord, by Amphion. Helmet, the sire of Buttin In, is B son of Disguise and from Mildred, by St. fihnon, Disguise was a bod of Domino, the blood that meant so much to the Castleton successes. After the manner in wbich Zev went down to defeat in the running of the Brooklyn Handicap it is doubtful if Hildreth will send him to the post for the Queens County Handicap, at a mile, to be run at Aqueduct Saturday. The son of The Finn remains at the top of the handicap under 128 pounds, just two pounds less than he was required to take up in the Brooklyn, but he received much more than a two pounds beating last Saturday and there is no good reason on that showing to send him to the post in his next engagement. At this time it would 6eem that the one enjoying considerably the best of the weights i is Henry Watersons Peter Pan gelding Brainstorm. A mile suits this horse exceedingly well and it is doubtful if he ever was better than he is at the present time. He is in the Queens County Handicap under 105 pounds , and he need only come back to the race he I ran Monday to be a hard horse to beat. In that Monday race Brainstorm took up 126 pounds and, setting a sizzling pace all the 1 way, finished out his mile in 1 :Z7%. The frac-. lions tell of the speed that was maintained when he raced the first quarter in 23%, the half in 46% and the three-quarters in 1:12. i This is running right along when he had enough left to complete the mile in 1 :37% with just twenty-one pounds more weight than he he is asked to cany Saturday.

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