Sanford to Nicholas: Scores Second Stake Victory of Meeting-Noah Unseats Parke, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-14


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SANFORDTONICHOLAS Scores Second Stake Victory of Meeting Noah Unseats Parke. Crest Hill Makes First Appearance of Year and Wins Steeplechase Eaglet Wins the Fifth. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 13. Frank J. Farrells Nicholas, a son of Stefan the Great, was the winner of the Sanford Memorial Stakes this afternoon. The race was worth ?4,100 to the winner, and a 00 trophy. It was the second stake victory for this good colt, which recently won the Albany Handicap. The track was heavy from recent rains, but it was a bright day and the sport attracted a big gathering. The going was difficult for many of the horses, but it was a help rather than a handicap for Nicholas and his victory was the most impressive of the afternoon. Nine went to the post for the afternoons feature and the winner drew an outside position. Little time was lost at the barrier, but during the short delay Noah reared and unseated Ivan Parke, but no harm occurred to the colt or his rider. Nicholas left the barrier quickly and was showing his nose in front, but Marcellus was right with him and Finland close up, while the others followed in close order, with Antiquarian bringing up the rear. Marcellus followed Nicholas resolutely in the run through the backstretch, but McAtee seemed content with his position and he made no effort to draw away from the Widener colt. Then Noah moved up threateningly and McAtee called on Nicholas. He quiclky drew away and the result was no longer in doubt. He swung into the stretch with a long lead and at the end he was six lengths clear and under restraint. Crumple, after being outrun in the early stages, showed fine speed in the stretch, which carried him into second place and he outstayed the tiring Marcellus. Sun Hathor also came with a rush to lead home Finland and Noah. KENNEDY UNSEATED. J. Howard Lewis old steeplechaser. Crest Hill, made his first appearance of the year over the short course for selling platers and it was a successful appearance when he was home an easy winner over the Greentree Stables Conniebert Only three starters and Boss John from the Glen Riddle Farm unseated Norman Kennedy at the fourteenth jump, just when he was making what might have been a winning effort. Conniebert set the pace for a turn of the course, but at the water jump the second time she blundered slightly and lost ground, both Crest Hill and Boss John making up ground. Over the Liverpool, the next jump, the three were well lapped, but Conniebert outran the other two in the long run around the lower end of the field. In the backfield Kennedy moved up with Boss John and Dolly Byers called on Crest Hill at the same time. As a result the three horses went to the fourteenth jump closely lapped and Boss John was bumped and made a bad jump unseating Kennedy. With Boss John out of the way Byers took the lead with Crest Hill and while Conniebert hung on gamely, she could not catch the old gelding and he was a winner by three lengths. Old Biff Bang found the going to his liking in the one mile third race and he was an easy winner, but the finish was not confirmed until the stewards had considered a claim of foul, lodged by Legere who rods Woodlake and finished fourth. Biff Bang had crossed him in the homestretch but at the time Woodlake was beaten and the stewards did not consider a foul had been committed and the result was permitted to stand. Wood-lake was the pacemaker in the early stages while Biff Bang was in close quarters, and pocketed on the inner rail. He was fortunato in finding his way through and passing the tiring leader at the head of the stretch he had him beaten at the last eighth post, but when he had him headed he swerved sharply to the inside. Legere took Woodlake up as he was crossed, and Flying Devil and King Wave both beat him home, finishing in the order named and closely lapped. STIRRING FINISH. In a stirring finish M. Fator brought tho Rancocas Stables Eaglet through on the inside in the stretch run, to have him the winner over the Riviera Stables Fabian in tha one mile fifth race. Mrs. Walter M Jef-fords Diogenes, winner of the Hopeful Stakes last year, was third, with Jefferson Livingstons McAuliffe a close fourth. It was a great finish and a sixteenth of a mile from the finish four of them were fighting it out, and because Eaglet found space on tho inner rail to come through he was able to win. Sunspero set the pace with Fabian, following him closely, but in bad going next to the inner rail. Fator rated Eaglet back of the leaders in the early racing and at tho head of the stretch he made a short turn into the stretch and working his way up was good Continued on slxtccath page.j SANFORD TO NICHOLAS Continued from first page. enough to avail himself of the opening left by Thurber on Fabian. A six furlong race for maidens, was the opening race and it resulted in a Kentucky victory when J. C. Milams Col. Labold showed the way from the start to finish to score over J. T. Readys Suburban with the Ascot Stables Ten Eyck third. It was evident that some of the starters were under a severe handicap in the going and this was particularly noticeable with Long Point, He seemed to be unable to extend himself in the going though he made up ground after a long drive. Col. Labold was helped just as much a3 the others were handicapped, and from a good start he led all the way. Through the early stages Ten Eyck was closest to him. but Suburban was never far away and proved to have speed in reserve in the stretch, though he never threatened the winner. At the end of the program there was a five and a half furlong dash for two-year-old fillies and it resulted in another victory for Maid At Arms, the fleet-footed daughter of Man o AVar. From a good start it wa3 Mrs. AValter M. Jeffords Etoile dOr, a daughter of Golden Broom, that set the pace, but Maid At Arms was right after her and Kennedy was content to rate the Man o AVar . miss along in second place. At the head of the stretch Etoile dOr began to tire and Maid At Arms drew alongside, and racing her into submission, came on to an easy vie-, tory. J. S. Cosdens Sombre outstayed Mrs. Jeffords f illly to take second place. It is probable that Etoile dOr will im-, prove over this, her first effort, but it is doubtful if she will ever beat Maid At Arms. Before the start Sombre galloped off a quarter of a mile before she could be pulled up by Lang, but it had no effect on the result of the race.

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