Mad Play Triumphs: Atones for Recent Defeat in Winning Brookdale Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-29


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MAD PLAY TRIUMPHS Atones for Recent Defeat in Winning Brookdale Handicap. Great American Stakes to Swope Horses Fall During Race, But Jockeys Escape Injury. NEW YORK, N. T., June 28. Mad Play adequately atoned for his defeat in the Carleton Stakes when he was winner of the mile and an eighth of the Brookdale Handicap at Aqueduct today. Hildreth decided to Iteep the younger brother of Mad Hatter in New Tork rather than send him to Latonia for the Derby and he was repaid for that decision when the Belmont Stakes winner came back with a sterling performance to win all the way. The race was worth ,900 to the winner. The companion piece to the Brookdale was the Great American Stakes for two-year-olds, over the five-eighths distance and it fell to H. C. "Bud" Fishers Swope. This race produced a stirring finish, but it was marred by two falls in the stretch when both Harry Payne Whitneys Elf and Robert L. Gerrys Yoltaic went down. The riders, J. Burke on Elf, and H. Thurber on Voltaic, both escaped serious injury, though for a time it was feared that Thurber had been badly hurt, and he was taken to the emergency Jiospitalat the track in the ambuiancevLater. an examination revealed that his hurts were not of a serious nature. Hildreth sent both Mad Play and Thunderclap to the post in the Brookdale, and he elected the three-year-old to force the pace. To that end, Laverne Fator went out right with him with the rise of the barrier. Rialto and Aga Khan were the ones that attempted to bear him company and the three in close order drew clear of the field. Four lengths further back came Hephaistos, Desperate Desmond and Dunlin, also in close order. They were followed by Thunderclap, Ten Minutes and Sunsini. Klondyke, the one that bore the silks of Harry Payne Whitney, would not start and was virtually left at the post. It was decided that Sunsini should be reserved behind the pace and that was the reason for his being so far back, for Ralls had him under double wraps and he was jumping on the heels of Thunderclap SHOWS DAZZLING SPEED. Fator made the pace so stiff with Mad Play that Rialto tired and the son of Fair Play and Mad Cap drew out into a lead of three lengths, while Aga Khan was showing the way to the Greentree Stable hope by four lengths. Dunlin was moving up on the outside, and he was just a head back of Rialto and Desperate Desmond was sticking to his task resolutely. But not a one of them threatened Mad Play and he was still nicely clear when he swung into the stretch for the long run home. Aga Khan held to his place and the only contest was for the third position. D.unlin was going well, but Desperate Desmond stuck it out to beat him half a length for third, and Klondyke, despite being left at the post and many lengths back of his field, when finally chased away, closed an immense gap to be a fast-going fifth. It was unfortunate that the running of the Great American Stakes should be marred by the falling of two horses, but both were thoroughly beaten at the time of the acci-jdent, and it had absolutely no effect on the result. To take down the prize, which was fworth ,C00 to the winner, H. C. Fishers LSwope ran the best race that he has thus far shown and it was a gamely earned vic-jtory over J. E. Griffiths Single Foot, the ipride of Maryland, and Harry Payne Whit-neys Noah. John E. Maddens Young Mar-jtin was the one to be fifth and Mrs. K. E. Hittts Crumple sixth, with the others more or less strung out SWOrE UNDER RESTRAINT. William Sharpe Kilmers Sunsard and Harry Payne Whitneys Noah were the ones I to cut out most of the pace, while Single Foot was always in a fordward position and Swope was saving ground next to the inside rail and going exceedingly well. Voltaic was swerving badly all through the race and he interfered not a little with Crumple. Laplander, the J. S. Cosden starter, began rather slowly and was never able to improve his position. It was not until the final eighth that iSwope and Single Foot came into serious contention with the two leading colts. Sun-isard was beginning to shorten strides and jNoah was showing the effects of his pace I making. Then it was that Turner drove up jnext to the inside rail with Swope and L. Fator was alongside of him with Single Foot. At the end the Fisher colt was winner by a neck. Single Foot beat the tiring Noah Continued on sixteenth page. MAD PLAY TRIUMPHS Continued from first pace. a. length and a half for second place. The falling of Elf and Voltaic could not be blamed on any of the riders. The Gerry colt had been swerving badly earlier in the running and there were others in the company that bumped about as was inevitable with fifteen of them running in close order. It appeared that Elf was the first to go down, but it all happened so suddenly that it really was hard to tell which was on the ground first. J. Burke, who had the mount on Elf, escaped injury, but H. Thurber was not as fortunajte and he was carried from the course in the ambulance. Eighteen maidens made up the field for the opening dash. They raced over the six and a half furlong distance and when Mari-nelli had Wild Goose in his natural stride ihe had speed enough to force all tfie pace and stick it out to beat Jessamine and Cue-Rack. The short course steeplechase was for platers and it resulted in something of a surprise "when Vox Populi II., from the Dcsoris Stable, though inconsistent, was in a running mood and was returned victorious. He "was the one to cut out virtually all of the pace and he had enough left to win under a drive from Hugh Garths Beck, while Sea Serpent, from the same stable, beat S. Fla-herty.s Jim Coffroth for third. There were only six starters and of these the Somerset Stables Fane Lady came down at the eleventh fence with E. Wolke. Fortunately the Tider escaped serious injury and was on his feet almost at once.

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