Big Blaze Defeats Zev: Triumphs over Rancocas Star in Jamaicas Opening Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-02


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BIG BLAZE DEFEATS ZEV Triumphs Over Rancocas Star in Jamaicas Opening Feature. Disqualification In First Race, Flying Al Being Set Back for Foul After Finishing In Second Place. . NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct 1 Big Blaze, the three-year-old son of Empire and Queen of the Hills, that races under the silks of Samuel D. Riddles Glen Riddle Farm, was rather an easy winner of the Interborough Handicap, tho mile and a sixteenth feature that began the fall season of racing at Jamaica. At the end he was showing the way to the Rancocas Stables Zev, Avhile third was the portion of Stanwix, a stablemate of Zev. There was a goodly crowd out for tho opening of the new meeting, though there was- a winter chill in the air and the track was not the most comfortable place that could be found to pass an afternoon. In the first race of the new meeting there came a disqualification when Flying Al, after finishing second, was set back for fouling, while his rider. McCoy, was set down for two days. There was another untoward happening in the second race, but this mistake was corrected. While Zev was beaten in the feature, he ran a first-class race and it was only in tho closing strides that he weakened before the rush of Big Blaze. Hildreth returned tho blinkers to the equipment of Zev in this race and he appeared wearing front bandages. Little time was lost at the barrier and the start was a good one with Zev and Priscilla Ruley showing more alertness leaving tho barrier than the others. Laverne Fator rushed Zev riglit along with the result that he was in command before the backstretch was reached and he was rated along there. Priscilla .Rulcywas-wder ,rer straint back of nimlthTljfilBdBlg Blaze not far away, while sStanwix brought i up the rear. Rialto and Priscilla Ruley were going so strongly back of Zev as he rounded out of the backstretch that they seeemed a real menace and Big Blaze, was "galloping fast back of them. Making the turn for home Fator swung out a bit with Zev in search of better going, and it afforded his stablemate a chance, for by that time Stanwix had closed in on the field and was racing well on the inside. But Barnes had made his move with Big Blaze at the same time. For an instant the Rancocas pair were racing first and second in the stretch, but Big Blazes rush was not v to be Continued on sixteenth page. BIG BLAZE DEFEATS ZEV Continued from first page. denied, and in the last eighth he came on to win going away by a couple of lengths, while Zev stuck it out to save second placo from his stablemate by three parts of a length. While Zev ran a thoroughly good race, it is evident that he is not within pounds of tho form that was his last year and he will have to be more leniently treated in the handicaps if he is to win again in 1924. He took up 130 pounds in the Interborough, just four pounds over the scale, while Big Blaze, carrying 108 pounds, was twelve pounds below the scale. There was a disqualification came out of the running of the first race when Flying Al after having finished second to Dick Whit-tington was set back and second place awarded to W. J. Boths Socrates. The disqualification moved G. C. Winfreys George de Mar into third place. There was some delay at the post and when the barrier rose the start was a bit ragged, with Dugout one of tho unfortunates. Socrates showed the most early speed and he quickly went into command and Flying Al chased after him. Dick Whittingtoh on the outside was in third place and showing the way to Young April, one that was racing along on the inner rail. On tho stretch turn, the leaders went out a bit and Young April had his chance but the going was deep on the rail and he tired under a drive. In the runhome there was some bumping for which McCoy on Flying Al was held responsible, and it was in the last sixteenth that Dick Whittington made his winning rush on the outside. Socrates was coming again at the end but he could not catch Flying Al. Then came the disqualification that gave him the second money. The second race furnished a rare thrill when Jefferson Livingstons McAuliffe with a great stretch rush was up in time to beat home H. W. Maxwells Blue Moon with J. L. Hollands The Delaware II., just nosing out H. P. Whitneys Margin for third. The only other starter was A. Davis Washington and he was beaten off. After this finish there were some laughable mistakes by the placing judges. Number nine was posted as finishing third and there was no number nine in the race. Then it was changed and made number eight indicating Washington, the horss that trailed the field home. Finally a correction was made from the stewards stand and the number of The Delaware II., was displayed. THE DELAWARE II. IMPROVES. The race was marked by the sudden improvement of The Delaware II. He had an abundance of speed and forcing all the pace hung on resolutely. Blue Moon went along with him, while Margin was in rather a bad place back of the pair of them. McAuliffe at this time was lengths back of the company and slow to find his racing legs. Swinging into the stretch Blue Moon and The Delaware II. were fighting it out bravely when McAuliffe circled around in the better going and closing with a great rush was just up to beat Blue Moon in the last stride. Blue Moon in the meantime had drawn out two lengths before The Delaware II. but he lasted to beat Margin. Margin did not seem to like the footing and she was utterly unable to take advantage of the opening that offered at the head of the stretch and when she was well withing striking distance of the leader. It was a cheap band of platers that made up the field of the mile and seventy yards of the third race, and Mrs. R. D. McDaniels Invictus was an easy winner from G. W. Coburns Superbum, with Edward Arlingtons Gladys V. beating C. H. Millers Bowman for third. Invictus and Royal Airman were the ones to go intp a good lead and the others followed in fairly close order. Going to the stretch turn, Superbum moved up resolutely on the outside, but there Invictus, which had been under restraint, drew out into a long lead to win going away. Bowman, after racing prominently in the early stages, was taken into the deep going in the stretch and he quit there, to be readily beaten by both Superbum and Gladys V. P. S. P. Randolphs High Prince ridden by Jockey R. Pierce, and ridden out to the end, was winner of the fifth race, which was fashioned for three-year-olds and over, under claiming conditions at a mile and seventy yards. S. Goochs Flying Devid was second over G. C. Winfreys The Poet. The winner was accorded extensive support and dominated the running from the start. Cano was the one to race in closest pursuit while at no stage was Flying Devil far from the pace. Tho others were closely bunched. Turning for home Pierce came out in search of the best going while Matthews chose the inside at the stretch turn in the deeper going. Through the stretch High Prince was kept under pressure to maintain his advantage over the fast finishing Flying Devil, while The Poet tired badly from the holding soil on the inside. Tho Rancocas Stables Titan, ridden by L. Fator was winner of the final race of the afternoon in a drive from the Leona Farms New Moon, while L. Rosenbergs Forward Pass was third. The winner came from behind the pace and was going away at the end, whie New Moon showed early speed from the start. However, there might have been a different ending had not the saddle on Forward Pass slipped when the horse was in the lead at the sixteenth post and Babin was fortunate in hanging on and finishing in the money.

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