E. R. Brasleys Silks: Carried to Victory In the Marton Stakes at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-09


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E. R. BRADLEYS SILKS Carried to Victory in the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park. Blue Warbler His Successful Standard Bearer Southampton Brings Disqualification. BELMONT PARK, New York, N. Y., Sept. 8. Blue Warbler, a daughter of North Star III., and May Bird, and racing for Edward R. Bradleys Idle Hour Stock Farm, came out of the west to win the renewal of the Matron Stakes, which was for two-year-old fillies, and in a racing way supplied the most interesting event of the race program at Belmont Park Monday aftetrnoon. Driving hard after setting the pace, Harry Payne Whitneys Swinging raced to second place, while J. E. Maddens Martha Martin was third, ahead of the Rancocas Stables Superlette, while Hearth Broom, from the Greentree Stable, was fifth, W. M. Jeffords Lightship being the other starter in the race. The Matron was over the three-quarters distance and engaged a well-balanced field of fillies to contest for the ,000 added prize. There was but little delay at the barrier and the field left in perfect alignment. Racing through the backstretch Swinging, Superlette, Lightship and Blue Warbler were a compact formation, leading Martha Martin and Hearth Broom. There was no change in the running positions rounding the turn and the quartet were in the same alignment turning for home heads apart. Swinging forced her opponents somewhat wide entering the stretcn and Steve ODonnell, making his first eastern appearance, took full advantage of the ran-shaped spread and sent Martha Martin into a contending position. Lightship and Superlette were the ones to first give away under the pace and dropped out. Swinging went away into a brief advantage but had another battle to contend with through the final sixteenth when Hurn ranged alongside with Blue Warbler. The latter, under weight of 127 pounds, raced on the outside where the going was more firmer. He responded nobly when called on. Stride by stride from the eighth post to the end she wore down the advantage of Swinging and seventy yards from the finish poked her nose in front to win by a neck margin, going away at the end. Swinging had a wide margin over Martha Martin at the end. The latter, after saving many lengths at the stretch turn, flattened out badly and did not seriously menace the two leaders. BIG M05TDAY CROWD. For Monday there was a crowd of exceptional proportions at Belmont Park and interesting racing was witnessed. While the field was at the post in the third race the circumterestial flyers passed over the course, flying low. The crowd cheered them heartily. The overhead conditions were all that could be desired and the track was fast. There was a disqualification following the running of the Southampton, and the one to feel the verdict was A. C. Bostwicks Shuffle Along, which under jockey Randells guidance led home a shifty band of sprinters over the three-quarters course. The Rancocas Stables Rival was the one to race to second place over the Glen Riddle Farms Dinna Care, while August Belmonts Lucky Play was fourth, ahead of E. B. McLeans Noel. The outstanding disappointment of the race was the defeat of the heavily-backed Rancocas pair. The one to which the public pinned their faith was left at the post and had no chance. L. Fator, however, did not abuse him and let him gallop after his opponents. There was quite a delay at the barrier and when the start came the field, with the exception of Zev, left in good alignment. Shuffle Along was guided directly across in front of the others from amout the middle of the band and caused a jam which eliminated several on the inside of him. Randell took full advantage of the opportunity and sent his mount into a short lead. Lucky Play was the one to race in closest pursuit through the first eighth, while H. T. Waters was third. Rival, following a slow beginning, moved into serious contention with a rush on the outside, but Shuffle Along held to his task in impressive fashion. Rounding the stretch for the final quarter Shuffle Along hugged the inner rail, while Rival appeared to have shot his bolt and could not cut down the lead of the fast-running Bostwick starter. Dinna Care, as usual, came along on the outside with a rush and disposed of Lucky Play. Following a lengthy discussion and after interviewing jockeys Callahan and Maiben, the stewards ordered Shuffle Alongs number down and made the official placing Rival, Dinna Care and Lucky Play. Feysun, racing for George Clioos and ridden by jockey Johnny Maiben, was an easy winner of the opening race of the day, which engaged a field of platers at a mile and a sixteenth. Master Hand was the one to finish second, while Prince Hamlet was a distant third. The winner followed the pace under slight restraint until settled in the stretch Continued on sixteenth page. E. R. BRADLEYS SILKS Continued from first page. run, where Maiben timed his move and Fey-sun drew clear with no effort. Master Hand, after showing the way for the greater part of the distance, had no excuses, but held Prince Hamlet safe all the way. The latter, as usual, closed a big gap. Oran, after delaying the start, refused to go and starter Cassidy recommended that he be placed on the schooling list The Balzac Steeplechase for three-year-olds and over under conditions resulted in a victory for the Oak Ridge Stables Isis in an easy manner from Thomas Hitchcocks Elzear, while a trailing third was Jericho from the stable of W. J. Salmon. Six starters faced the flag and but four finished the course without accident The Seagram Stables Bulldog Drummond was the first to go amiss, and he was carried out of the course by Trapstick going to the third fence. Ragamuffin was the .next to be eliminated and, after taking the sixth fence hopelessly beaten, W. OMahoney pulled him up. Isis, although running somewhat rank had the speed of the field and at no stage left the result in serious doubt He was rated along under snug restraint the first part but drew away into a commanding lead without effort and although she went to several of the jumps in a halting manner proved much the best. Elzear showed good improvement over his previous efforts at Saratoga but after making his bid going to the eighth fence quit and was eliminated from first money although he held Jericho safe. The latter waa outrun but held Trapstick safe. Harry Payne Whitneys Candy Kid, a first-time starter, was winner of the sixth race styled the Cherokee, which engaged a field of fifteen maiden two-year-olds, and in a drive he led home W. R. Coes Maibird, while J. S. Cosdens Rockstone was third. The winner was ridden by jockey Parke and, after setting a fast pace all the way, outlasted Maibird. The latter raced prominently and was going the fastest at the finish, while Rockstone came with a rush at the end to be third. The Harry Payne Whitney stable completed a double when Manzana, ridden by jockey Parke, was winner of the final race of the day, a division of the Cherokee, while Flagship was second, ahead of Thundering. The winner drew fiway into an easy lead after securing clear passage at the furlong pole. Following the running of the sixth race on Saturday, Sam Louis claimed Scoop from the Salubria Stable for ,000.

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