Cloudland Surprises: Carries off the Adirondack Handicap for J. S. Cosden, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-28


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CLOUDLAND SURPRISES Carries Off the Adirondack Handicap for J. S. Cosden. - Heavy Weight Too Much for 0,000 Nicholas Steeplechase Easy for Boatman. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., Aug. 27.- There was a surprise in the running of tho Adirondack .Handicap this afternoon when J. S. Cosdens Cloudland was the winner. The Cosden silks have been particularly unlucky during the meeting but this victory atoned for many defeats. The Adirondack is a three-quarter mile test for two-year-olds and was worth ,075 to the winner. Edward R. Bradleys Buttin In raced into second place with J. N. Camdens Pas Seul outstaying William Daniels Master Charlie by a narrow-margin for third place. With the exception of the Adirondack the card was not one to enthuse over but there was a goodly crowd out and no lack of enthusiasm. The track had dried out considerably but was still slow from the recent rains. Nicholas, the colt for which Mrs. Vander-bilt paid 0,000, made his first appearance under her silks in the Adirondack and he had to shoulder 127 pounds, giving away great lumps of weight to every starter. Other good ones that did not show to advantage were Sunsard, winner of the Grand Union Saturday and Harry Payne Whitneys Noah. As a matter of fact the race was an unsatisfactory one for at the head of the stretch Master Charlie and Cloudland, the winner, almost went to the outside fence. They lost no end of ground, but found firmer footing and it may have been responsible for the result DELAY AT THE POST. There was a considerable delay at the post, that could not have added to the comfort of Nicholas with his 127 pounds in the saddle. The start was a good one and Pas Seul was first to show out of the bunch with Master Charlie at hand and Sunsard a close attendant. Nicholas did not leave running, but he was off well enough, but down on the inside he did not have much chance to go to the leaders. Before the turn out of the backstretch was reached Sunsard was showing the way and Pas Seul was holding him with Noah and Master Charlie still close at hand. Nicholas was not improving his position and Maiben was not showing any disposition to hurry him along. This was the order as they headed for the stretch turn and there Babin made his movo with Master Charlie, going to the outside. On the turn the colt headed for the outside fence and as he did so it was Pas Seul that for an instant loomed up in lead. Maiben had called on Nicholas and he was rushing up on the inside when he ran into close quarters and was taken up before he had completed what looked like the beginning of a sensational run. As Master Charlie ran out Cloudland followed him, without going quite so wide. They both seemed to have lost too much ground to have a real chance, but out there the footing was so much firmer that they rapidly made up the lost ground. In the meantime Buttin In came into the picture prominently and he was racing in the middle of the track. . but Cloudland swept on to a victory of two lengths over the Bradley colt and Pas Seul just nosed out Master Charlie for third place. It could hardly be called a truly run race and it is a sure thing that it did not reflect the true form of Nicholas. 02TLY TWO STARTERS. The mile of the third race was the farce of the season when only W. Robinsons Briggs Buchanan and Escoba dOro appeared under silks. They finished in just that order. Briggs Buchanan had all the speed and went into an early lead, but, in the stretch, tho filly stole up on him when Shanks hit him once with the whip and he jumped away again to win going away, but tired. It was a cheap band of maiden two-year-old fillies that made up the field for tho opening five and a half furlong dash and C. J. Casey saddled the winner when he sent Marjorie C. to the post for A. J. Contento. J. I Marreros True Rock, after setting the pace most of the way, lasted long enough to take second place while third place fell to J. S. Wards May Fly with Gaffney Lass and Longing following in close order. True Rock was away well and while she could not draw away from the others she was showing the way to Gaffney Lass while May Fly was close up and running along on the inside. Longing was on the inside and in rather deep going but had plenty of room and raced forwardly. On the stretch turn when the others went wide Kennedy rushed Longing through close Continued on sixteenth puke. CLOUDLAND SURPRISES Continued from first page. to the rail and for an instant she looked like the winner but she tired and gave way to Truo Rock but in the last eighth Marjorie C. came with a rush on the outside from fourth place and was four lengths clear when passing the judges, while True Rock only beat May Fly a head for second place. Boatman, the imported jumper that races for Sam Louis, was an easy winner of the International Subscription Steeplechase Number 6. There was little to this for Boatman had speed enough to draw out into a long lead and though he blundered badly at two of his fences he jumped well most of the way and had speed enough so that his lead was at no time threatened. "Walter J. Salmons Woodley II. raced to second place, with Mrs. Alexander Browns Ruine a distant third. Mr. Majors Shining Bachelor completed the course, but was beat a full eighth by the others, while Bayard Tuckerman Jr.s Louppy was so far out of it that he was pulled up before completing one turn of the course. From the drop of the flag Smoot went right out with Boatman and before he had cleared three fences he was a dozen lengths in front, and rating along at an even pace the others had no chance to catch him. Ruine was going well until he blundered at the fifth fence and it took some of the run out of him. Then in the front field Boatman made a mistake at the ninth fence, but he was so far to the good that his lead was not endangered. He made a quick recovery and that was the last chance there was to take his measure. The seven-eighths of the fifth race was marked by disgraceful rough riding in the stretch and a claim of foul that was lodged by Barnes who rode Colando, the one to x.n-ish second to Bear Grass, ridden by C. Allen. It was not allowed and the race stood with Bear Grass winner, Colando second and Poor Sport third. The field was a bad one and it was Vulcain Queen that cut out the pace. As a matter of fact, she was responsible for most of the roughing in the stretch when Breuning on her carried Bear Grass out as he came alongside. Allen refused to be carried out and fought back until his mount succeeded in pinching off Vulcain Queen, though she was beaten at the time. He continued to cross, but did not appear to interfere with Colando, the one on whose behalf the foul was claimed. In a previous race Vulcain Queen was guilty of a like offense, but Skirmish beat her home, only to be disqualified for the interference. On each occasion Vulcain Queen was the offender, but in the race today she could not be disqualified for she did not share in the purse division, but her former offense netted her a purse. At the end Of the card there was a three horse race over the mile route and George W. Lofts Pepp was good enough to lead from end to end to score from the Middle Neck Farms Thorndale with E. R. Bradleys Befuddle bringing up the-raar. Pepp took the lead at the rise of the barrier and Befuddle was under restraint back of him while Bullman permitted Thorndale to drop out of it in the early stages. At the head of the stretch McAtee called on Befuddlo but she was not there. Thorndale was the one that was gaining and right to the end he was closing on Pepp, but Bullman was utterly unable to do him justice and he could not catch Pepp.

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