Aqueducts Opening: Spot Cash Scores Lucky Victory in Bayview Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-17


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AQUEDUCTSOPENING Spot Cash Scores Lucky Victory in Bayview Handicap. Cherry Pie, Virtually Left at Post, Almost Overhauls the Winner in Sensational Finish. AQUEDUCT RACE TRACK, NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept. 16. Spot Cash, son of Broomstick and Payment, that races for A. C. Bost-wick, was winner of the Bayview Handicap, the mile and sixteenth prize, that featured the opening of the fall meeting of the Queens County Jockey Club at Aqueduct It was a lucky victory for chasing him home and only a length away, came the Greentree Stables Cherry Pie, one that had been .practically left at the post, Third place fell to the Glen Riddle Farms filly Whetstone, the latter racing quite creditably. The race was worth ,675 to the winner. There was a big crowd out for the opening of the Fall meeting at old Aqueduct and the sport that was furnished was worthy of the occasion. There were few changes made in the old course over summer, but one preparation that is under way for the second International Special to be run a week from Saturday is the construction of an inner rail to the infield to keep the crowd from the track rail proper. There were eleven went to the post in the Bayview and Spot Cash was responsible for some of the delay at the barrier, but when it arose Spot Cash was off well, Cherry Pie was not ready and when he propped he was virtually left and but few riders would even have gone after the others. But Parke had the mount and he chased his mount away and began what was destined to be one of the most remarkable exhibitions of the racing year. REPARATION PACEMAKER. Reparation was first to show out of the bunch and Fator sent him along at a smart pace. Little Chief was in second place and Wilderness and Enchantment following. Little Chief held to the chase of Reparation, but the other two dropped back and Catalan was the one to move into third place and Spot Cash on the outside, was close after them and galloping strongly. Whetstone racsd at the tail of the Bostwick campaigner and Callahan had an inside position and the others were more or less strung out and Cherry Pie was lengths back of the others, but racing swiftly. Reparation held to his lead until rounding into the long stretch, but he was beginning to shorten his stride and the others were closing on him. For an instant, Whetstone loomed up. Little Chief was through and he faltered when Reparation did. Then Spot Cash began his winning run. Whetstone held him for a time and Catalan was racing strongly. Maiben had gone to the outside to find room for Wilderness and the Wilson hope was going well, but it was apparent he could never close the gap. It was in this fashion the battle was waged through the last eighth, when suddenly Cherry Pie loomed up on the outside fairly running over his field. On he came, running by the others Avith a wonderful ease and inside the last sixteenth he had Whetstone headed, but he could not reach Spot Cash and the Bostwick colt was winner by a length and doing his best Whetstone had her nose at the saddle skirts of Cherry Pie and Catalan was a length and a half farther back. As the race was run Spot Cash gave an excellent performance but,, the real hero was Continued on sixteenth page. AQUEDUCTS OPENING Continued from first page. Cherry Pie and it was only his misfortune at the start that brought about his defeat. He was timed privately in his last mile in 1:36 and the mile and a sixteenth was run in 1.43. Crest Hill was winner of the first steeplechase of the Aqueduct meeting for J. Howard Lewis but the old fellow had to b3 hurried at the end to score over H. W. Maxwells Decisive and Peccant was a close third with the others dragging along and J. J. McDonalds Jimmy Boy last and badly lamed in the running. Peccant and Crest Hill had it between themselves, most of the way and it was Peccant that was showing the way until the turn into the backfield. There he bore out badly and before Haynes could bring him back into the course Dolly Byers had taken the lead with Crest Hill. Once out in front he never surrendered the command and at the end he still had two lengths to spare. Decisive was rated well back of the pace through the early running, but saved ground on the turn into the front field for the run homo and closing with excellent courage was close after Crest Hill and Peccant at the last jump. Byers shook up Crest Hill when he was safely over the jump and he stuck it out as has already been told, while Decisive beat the tiring Peccant by three lengths for second place. John Kermaths Adamant after racing rankly and swerving at several of his jumps was a distant fourth over Flying Scotchman and Jimmy Boy was essed up after the last jump and limped in many lengths back of his company. The meeting opened with a six and a half furlong dash for platers and it was W. Kearns Bear Grass that was winner from H. M. Howards St. Allan, with Fred Krafts Jyntee a close third and Lady Boss fourth. The start was a fairly good one, but Better Times propped as the barrier arose and when the others closed in before him while Schuttinger took up to avoid an accident, thereby losing all chance. Lady Boss left running and was hustled into a good lead with Jyntee and St. Allan closely lapped, chasing after her. It was not until well into the long stretch that Lady Boss showed signs of weakening and both Jyntee and St. Allan drew up close to her. There was little to choose between the pair and then right at the end Bear Grass swept along with his winning rush on the outside to be first home by two lengths. Richard T. Wilsons Senalado under a well judged ride by Johnny Maiben was winner of the three-quarters of the Flushing Bay for two-year-olds. It was a close thing at the end, but he led home the Rancocas Stables Sarzana and J. S. Cosdens Finland. Back of them came Flagship and Edisto and all five were fighting it out through the last eighth that made each appear a possible winner. Finland and Sarzana were the ones to cut out the running and Finland had speed enough to carry the Rancocas filly along at a stiff pace to the stretch. There the Cos-den colt bore out slightly and carried Sarzana and it was the deciding move in the race. It brought about the defeat of Sarzana and made possible the victory of Senalado. Maiben was quick to take advantage of the opening on the inside where Finland carried Sarzana out and he rushed the colt up on the inside. Sarzana wore down Finland, but the damage had been done at the head of the stretch and Senalado, with his advantage was home winner by a nose. Sarzana beat Finland by a length and a half and Flagship finished at the heels of the Cosden colt with Edisto only a head farther back. Thus with five starters there was less tan three lengths between the first and the last horse. The mile of the fifth race brought about a good contest when Jack Richardsons Fey-sun was winner over R. T. Wilsons Forest Flower with High Prince saving third from Fraternity II. In this race it was Buck Pond that cut out most of the pace, but Feysun was never far away and when Buck Pond quit the Richardson plater stood a drive gamely to outfinish Forest Flower, one that saved ground in the stretch to finish with excellent courage.

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