Sons of Sun Briar: Victorious in Big Stake Features at Saratoga, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-24


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SONS OF SUN BRIAR Victorious in Big Stake Features at Saratoga. Sunsini Wins Merchants and Citizens Handicap Grand Union to Sunsard. " SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., Aug. 23. It was a fine day of racing that was furnished by the Saratoga Association this afternoon and the attendance was one of the largest and most representative that ever assembled on the beautiful course. The Merchants and Citizens Handicap, over the mile and three sixteenths distance brought a rare finish when the Lilane Stables Sunsini just lasted to score from the Lexington Stables My Play, the brother to Man o War. The Grand .Union Hotel Stakes brought victory to Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunsard and the Beverwyck Steeplechase was a good contest when Joseph B. Wideners Houdini was returned the winner. And an additional attraction was the showing of Pierre Wer-theimers Epinard, the French four-year-old that is to have his first racing engagement in this country at Belmont Park on Labor Day. It was a great day for Sun Briar Court when sons of Sun Briar were first and third in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes and then another of his sons should be winner of the Merchants and Citizens Handicap. The track was heavy from the rain of Friday night and this resulted in several scratches. It was a condition that reduced the Merchants and Citizens field to four starters and those to oppose Sunsini and My Play were Little Chief and Diogenes. MY PLAY UNFORTUNATE. It was unfortunate that at the start My Play was being held by an assistant starter and when the break came he was at a decided disadvantage. Schuttinger had to whip him away from the post and was also forced to go wide on the first turn. Little Chief, Sunsini and Diogenes were well lapped in front of My Play and Schuttinger was hard at work to keep his mount within striking distance. Leaving the backstretch Sunsini was showing the way. He had drawn out slightly from Diogenes and Little Chief and the latter was beginning to weaken. My Play was still lengths away with Schuttinger racing hard to make up the lost ground. It was not until nearing the stretch turn that My Play settled into a real racing stride and found his way by both Little Chief and Diogenes. There he set sail for Sunsini, but it was a tough chase, for Sunsini is game himself. A wide turn into the stretch cost My Play some more ground, but he continued to draw tip on Sunsini right to the finish, but he could not make it and the Lilane Stable four-year-old was first by a neck, taking down the ,300 that went to the winner. SUNNY MANS GOOD RACE. Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sun Briar colts Sunsard and Sunny Man were first and third in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, worth 0,000 to the winner. John N. Camdens Pas Seul, from Kentucky, split the pair, but the victory of Sunsard was clean cut and impressive and the manner in which Sunny Man handled his heavy impost of 130 pounds made his performance a sparkling one. The start was good and Sunsard was rushed into an early lead by Carter. Once clear of the others he was taken out from the rail to find better footing and he never surrendered the lead. He was still going easily at the end, four lengths in front of Pas Seul. Single Foot, the Maryland sensation, in the spring, followed Sunsard closely in the early stages, but he could never get clear of the others and he tired. The field was closely Hjunched going to the turn out of the back-stretch and there was the inevitable bumping. Cloudland, Forward Pass and Pas Seul were in close order and back of them raced Kentucky Cardinal and not showing any of the speed that marked his previous efforts. Sunny Man started from an outside position and he lost some ground, but he was Ifivc lectins to the good swinging for home. Carter was still picking the good going and the result was apparent an eighth from the finish. In that last eighth Pas Seul finished resolutely, but it was Sunny Man that was ;the real sensation when he charged up on the outside and In another stride would have leen second, but as it was he was just beaten by a head for second place. J. S. Cosdens ,1-apland was fourth and the others were well strung out. While the raco was not a good one from a viewpoint it gave Sunsard a new impor- Contlnucd on sixteenth page. : , , j . , i SONS OF SUN BRIAR Continued from first page. tance, as it did Sunny Man, for his engagement in the Hopeful to be run the last day of the meeting. It may be that the track conditions were a handicap to Kentucky Cardinal, but if that were not the excuse he need not be feared as one of the possible contenders for the juvenile championship. Monday Morning carried C. A. Stonehams silks to victory in the opening three-quarters dash when he scored easily from Mrs. G. C. Winfreys Lady Boss, while Frank E. Browns Aragon was the one to save third place. Lady Boss was the one to set the pace and when Cave Woman showed a dislike for the heavy footing she was soon put away when she attempted to go with the leader. Monday Morning, on the other hand, was favored in the going and he circled around the leaders before the stretch was reached to come on to a comparatively easy victory. Lady Boss was tiring badly at the end, but lasted to save second place and the others were well strung out. The Beverwyck Steeplechase brought about a good contest and victory to the lightweight in the handicap, when Joseph E. Wideners Houdini led his opponents home. The Laurel Park Studs Sans Peche took second place and third fell to J. S. Cosdens Bullseye, tho topweight of the field. Walter J. Salmons Dunks Green, after forcing pace for a turn of the course was fourth and then followed Boss John and Minata. Veitch rushed Dunks Green from the drop of the flag and he was soon well clear of his company. Houdini was well up and under a nice steading restraint, while Boss John was lapped on him and showing the way to Bullseye. Sans Peche was fighting for his head, but was being taken back by Escott while Minata quickly dropped out of the contention. Swinging into the front field Dunks Green went so wide as to almost reach the finishing course and it cost him several lengths. Then when the water was reached the field was right at his heels with Houdini going in better style than the others, though Sans Peche was still being choked back by Escott. Around the lower end of the field Boss John made a challenge, but when the back-field was reached Dolly Byers shook up Houdini and the old fellow raced through to take command. Boss John was dropping back and Dunks Green was also through and dropping out of it badly. Merger roused Bullseye at the upper end of the course and for a time he drew up on Houdini in menacing manner, .but he was hardly up to such a race and his bid was short lived. The result was that Houdini swung into the front field with a good lead. Then Escott made his long delayed move with Sans Peche. The imported mare responded cheerfully and she was catching Houdini at the last jump, but the lightweight had enough left to beat her to the finish line by two and a half lengths: Bullseye hung on well despite his unfitness and he was right at the heels of Sans Peche at the end. This race was worth ,150 to the winner. Cave Woman was claimed by Tommy Sullivan for ,000 cut of the first race.

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