Speedy Cherry Pie: Triumphs in Best Race of Tuesdays Saratoga Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-20


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SPEEDY CHERRY PIE Triumphs in Best Race of Tuesdays Saratoga Program. Beats Reparation in Close Finish Troy Claiming Stakes to Rancocas Pedagogue. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T Aug. 19. Cherry Pie, holder of the American record for one mile and a particular pet of the fair owner of the Greentree Stable, was the winner of the best race on the program of the Saratoga Association this afternoon when he triumphed in the one mile handicap. It was only an overnight handicap, but it had real importance because of the horses that started and it resulted in a great finish, with Joseph E. Davis good campaigner Reparation fighting it out with the winner. The day was perfect for the sport and the crowd was surprisingly large considering the fact that there was no important stake down for decision. The stake of the day was the Troy, for two-year-olds, but being under claiming conditions, it naturally attracted the second grade two-year-olds. This fell to the Rancocas Stables Pedagogue. Little time was lost at the barrier in the mile handicap, and when it was released Reparation was showing the way to Diogenes, with Cherry Pie racing third and "My Play leading Little Chief. My Play was not showing the speed that marked his recent return to racing and when he was taken back when in close quarters, he quickly dropped out of contention and ran a dull race. Through the backstretch Reparation, Diognes and Little Chief were well lapped, but it was Diogenes that drew away, Cherry Pie following him and Reparation still much in the hunt and going well. Diogenes was through when the stretch was reached and it was there that Parke made his first move with Cherry Pie and he drew away readily. Reparation in the stretch run was in close quarters on the inner rail but when clear he came with a great rush that was just a stride short of victory, with Cherry Pie saving the day by a head. Three lengths back Diogenes beat Prince James for the third, part of the purse. The others cut little figure in the running and the real surprise was the dull showing of My Play in the light of his recent performance. EARNS CLOSE DECISION Sam Hildreth has not been doing so well with his Rancocas Stable string during the Saratoga meeting, but the stable scored a stake when Pedagogue, the Jim Gaffney juvenile, in a driving finish earned a close decision in the Troy Claiming Stakes over the five and a half furlong distance. This was worth ,875 to the winner. At the finish J. L. Hollands Gnome Girl was a close second and Ral Parrs Bother was the one to be third. The start was a good one and Dick Whit-tington was first to show out of the bunch with Pedagogue right after him and Bother next to the inside rail and not far away. It was not long before Gnome Girl had gone into the command, but Bother was still on the inside and when Laverne Fator had Pedagogue racing a close third, he and Dick Whittington kept the Parr filly well pocketed. Going to the stretch turn Fator made his move with Pedagogue, but he was forced to go to the outside and lose considerable ground. At the same time Bother found an opening on the rail and when she dashed through she looked all over a winner. But Pedagogue was responding to the call of Fator with sterling courage, while Gnome Girl was also hanging on gamely under the drive of Breuning. Bother was the first of the three to falter . and as she dropped back Pedagogue out-gamed Gnome Girl to be winner by half a" length with the Parr filly just a length away. The others were strung out and cut no serious figure in the running. Mrs. W. Rosens Vulcain Queen has been showing speed in recent races but has been quitting. This afternoon she showed the same speed, but she carried it for a mile and defeated F. M. Kelleys Sledge, with C Francks Comedy the one to finish third. BOLTS THROUGH FENCE There was an accident in this race when Samuel Louis AVild Goose bolted through th9 temporary fence, used for the mile chute, unseating R. Williams. The rider was fortunate in escaping injury. Vulcain Queen was particularly alert at the barrier and sho was rushed into a good lead by Breuning, who hustled her along, but had enough in reserve to offset the final rush of Sledge. The latter had no excuse and saved second place, but at no time threatened the winner. Sparkling Wit, a handsome brown son of Black Jester and Star Flight was the winner of the mile for maidens, the second offering over the mile route. Sparkling Wit raced for Admiral Graysons Salubria Stable and as the colt is of his own breeding, tho result was doubly pleasing. It was the second start for the colt and he showed a de- Continucd on sixteenth rage.j SPEEDY CHERRY PIE Continued from first page. gree of gameness when he beat the Green-tree Stables Barbary Bush and E. R. Bradleys Beginners Luck that suggests his going on to much better things. From the start that was good for each Btarter except Long Point, which was virtually left at the post, Barnes at once went into the lead with Sparkling Wit. Opening up a lead, of a couple of lengths, he rated his mount along there and was still showing the way by a slight margin swinging for home. There it was that Parke made his bid with Barbary Bush, while at the same time Beginners Luck also closed strongly on the inner rail. For an instant Barbary Bush had his nose in front, but Sparkling Wit, responding gamely to the drive, came again to be winner by a nose, while Beginners Luck was four lengths further away. C. H. Theiriot does not show his silks often, but Delmor carried them home in front in the seven-eighths of the opening dash. It was for platers and at the end he was doing his level best to beat John Wards Malt, one that had been forced to go wide at the head of the stretch. Third portion went to James Butlers Cave Woman. The latter and Lady Boss were the ones to cut out the pace, but Cave AVoman readily put the Winfrey filly away and swinging for home she still seemed to have plenty left, but Delmor closed on her with a rush at the eighth post while Malt, after being outrun in the early stages was working his way up on the outside. Cave Woman collapsed badly when the pinch came and in a rattling finish Delmor outgamed the Ward three-year-old. In this run J. S. Cosdens Yankee Princess left the post so slugglishly as to have no chance. The last race on the program resulted in a victory for W. J. Salmons Trip Lightly and Johnny Maiben outrode M. Fator who had the mount on the Rancocas Stables Superlette. The latter was best, but in the final stages Fator was of little help while Maiben rode in his best form, and hatl the Salmon filly home the winner after a long drive. Night March from the John Sanford stable was third. Superlette had raced Joe Marrone III. into submission before the stretch was reached and turned into the straight with a safe lead but Fator lost it by his listless ride.

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