By Hisself Beaten: Blue Ridge Takes Measure of the Son of Man O War, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-22


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BY HISSELF BEATEN Blue Ridge Takes Measureofthe Son of Man o War. . i R. T. Wilsons Wampee Accounts for Stake Feature of Saratogas Thursday Program. SARATOGA SPRINGS, ,N. Y., Aug. 21. Blue Ridge, the chestnut son of Friar Rock and Blue. Grass,- that races for John - E. Madden, effectually disposed of one of the promising Man o War colts, By Hisself, when he galloped away" from him in a five and one-half furlong dash" this afternoon. Blue Ridge had a pull of twelve pounds in the weights, which was a big advantage in the heavy going that prevailed, but By Hisself quit in the stretch in a manner that was to say the least disappointing and ho will have to redeem that showing before he is compared with the best cf the year. The heavy rain of last night gave tho track a thorough drenching and while there was no training over the course this morning and it was "worked diligently, it was still heavy, at race ..time. This resulted in many withdrawals, but good sport came out of the program and the bright weather brought out a big crowd. In -this race that brought the undoing of By Hisself, eleven of those carded overnight were scratched, but the six that remained were representative and By Hisself and Zuker, the recent purchase of W. R. Coo were top weights under 119 pounds. Right at the start Brothers crossed the field badly with Blue Ridge taking him out of the inside position, where it was deep, looking for the firmer footing outside. By this move he interfered with almost everything in the field and horses have been disqualified for less, but By Hisself recovered from the interference he suffered to go into a good lead and as far as he was concerned he was beaten by a better colt at the weights. QUITS TJXDEIt TUNISHMENT. Clarence Kummer, who had the mount on By Hisself, when well clear of his field, took hold of his mount and rated him along at a good pace, but apparently well under restraint. He was still showing the way with plenty to spare when he swung into tho stretch, but in the meantime Blue Ridge had come up on the outside and was finishing so fast that Kummer called on By Hisself. As Blue Ridge continued to close Kummer went to a drive, but it was of no avail, the son of Man o War curled up under the punishment and Blue Ridge was an easy winner. Zuker handled his weight well and he was catching By Hisself at the end. Those who watched the start closely, wpro of the opinion that there would be a flis-qualification for the erratic course of Blue Ridge at the start, but there was no claim of foul and the result was promptly confirmed by the stewards. Richard T. Wilsons Wampee was winner of the stake of the day when he romped off with the mile of the Mohawk Claiming Stakes worth ,225 to the winner. William Martins Brice was the one to race to second place and third was the portion of the Crow Point Stables Batsman. In this contest Mungo and Brice were tho ones to set pace while Maiben rated along with Wampee back of them and Parke made the fatal mistake of sending Defiant along on the inner rail where the" going was worst. Batsman raced forwardly and of those showing the way Mungo was first to weaken. Then it was that Brice went into a long lead but Wampee maintaining an even pace wore him down after turning for home, to win with ridiculous ease. Brice saved second place and Batsman was third, because Parko continued to keep the Ward filly down in the deep going in the run through the stretch. OLYXTHUS PROVES BEST. There was a field of cheap ones came together in the mile and a furlong of the fifth race and Mrs. J. A. Coburns Olynthus, racing in improved form, proved best when ho led home W. F. Seiferts Little Ammie with James Butlers Delysia finishing third. Olynthus was so much the best that he was under a nice stiff restraint all through the early stages and in the strech Callahan permitted him to race away until he was a dozen lengths clear. Little Ammie saved ground in the sei-etch and just beat Delysia by a narrow margin for the place. John S. Wards Theo Fay was winner of the opening five and a half furlong dash for selling plater juveniles with Maddenstown racing to second place, while W. L. Herns-tadts Ampolac just nosed out Frank Taylors Wilbur C. Whitehead. Theo Fay was the one to cut out all the pace, but at the end was being hustled along smartly to make the victory certain. Old Broadway, after sho.w-ing a bit of early speed, quit badly before the stretch was reached and it was there that Maddenstown finished resolutely on the inside while Ampolac also came fast , N Continued on sixteenth pagcj BY HISSELF BEATEN i .. Continued from first page. Wilbur C. "Whitehead was taken wide by Lavcrne Fator all the way. There may have 1 been the excuse of hunting the good going but through the stretch he rode listlessly and it was an exhibition that was not worthy of either Fator or the colL ! V Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunayr won the J three-quarters of the second race, pulling up i all through the final eighth. Samuel D. Rid- dies Off Color raced to second place and Johnson N. Camdens Columbia, the only ; other starter, was beaten further off. No time was lost at the barrier and Parke had Off Color away with a rush that gave her a decided advantage but in a few strides i Sunayr was right after her, while Columbia I left sluggishly and did not seem to like the ; going. On the turn out of the backstretch Sunayr fcund her way through on the inside j arid from that stage of the running 1c was no tqontest. She romped on to a good lead with rCxvcrne Fator sitting still on her and she had jsuch an advantage at the eighth post in the stretch that Fator wa3 taking her up and pj he continued to ease her up right to the end. It was apparent that Off Color did not like the heavy going from the way she was striding and the same might be said of Columbia. At the end of the program there was a five and a half furlong dash for maiden two-year-olds and it resulted in a victory for Gilford A. Cochrans Dangerous while John E. Maddens Repulse, by a determined rush through the stretch, got up in time to beat George D. "Wideners Marcellus for the short end of the purse. From a good start Marcellus and Harlan went into the lead and the "Widener colt had a bit the worse of it when he could not shake off Harlan and was kept in the deep going on the inside. Dangerous made his move near the stretch turn and he came resolutely to pass Mercellus an eighth out. Then at the end Repulse came with a burst of speed that would have made him the winner in another sixteenth.

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