Stakes to Stimulus: Marshall Fields Colt Gives Further Evidence of His Quality, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-22


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STAKES TO STIMULUS Marshall Fields Colt Gives Further Evidence of His Quality. i Again Takes Measure of Zuker and Other Good Juveniles in Empire Principal Offering. YONKERS, N. Y., Oct. 21. Marshall Field III.s Stimulus gave further evidence of his quality when he was winner of the Hartsdale Stakes of the Empire City Racing Association today. It was a short three-quarters dash and was worth ,770 to the winner. Under its conditions Stimulus had to give away considerable weight to all the starters, but forcing a fast pace throughout he had no trouble in leading home W. R. Coes Zuker. Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Goldpiece was third, the Marrone Stables Joe Marrone III. was fourth and James Butlers Bright Steel was the only other starter. It was a good day of racing that was staged at the track on the hill and the usual big crowd was out. Unfortunately, the racing was marred by an unfortunate fall in the first race when Ben Wood went down at the start and rolled over John Colen, a little apprentice rider that had the mount. The lad was rushed to the Yonkers Hospital with a bad looking injury at the base of his skull. The seriousness of his condition could not be determined up to the time he was taken from the track. The race ridden by Thurber on Stimulus was in marked contrast to his riding on Avisack in the race that had gone before. In the stake he was all alertness and he made no mistake, while with the filly his ride was almost criminally weak. There was some delay at the post in the Hartsdale for which Goldpiece was chiefly to blame. When the barrier rose Thurber at once went out to set the pace and Joe Marrone III. raced with him for an eighth. Zuker was a close third and Goldpiece Avas outrunning Bright Steel. STIMULUS UNDER RESTRAINT. Leaving the backstretch Fator moved up with Zuker until he was only half a length from Stimulus and the move suggested that he would go on by. But Stimulus was under restraint and Thurber had only to shake him up and he improved his pace until he readily drew away again from the Coe gelding. From there to the finish the result was no longer in doubt, for Stimulus was still something more than a length to the good at the end. Goldpiece closed some ground in the last quarter and readily outfinished Joe Marrone III. but he was three lengths back of Zuker. This race confirmed the fact that Stimulus was the better juvenile when he met Zuker recently, under more favorable conditions and beat the Coe gelding. At that time Callahan was blamed for delaying his run so long with Zuker while today Fator made an earlier move and was more easily beaten. Anna Marrone II. was winner of the Mistletoe Purse, a short three-quarters condition affair that brought out five fast ones. It was a race that attracted no less than nineteen through the entry box, but there were only five accepted at post time. N. Loscalzos Avisack chased the winner home and the Greentree Stables Leopardess was a remarkably close third, with W. R. Coes Lady Belle fourth. The Swingalong Stables Rival, the only other starter, refused to go and was left at the post AVISACK A FAILURE. The start was a good one except for the action of Rival and McAtee at once sent Anna Marrone II. into a good lead. Avisack and Leopardess, well lapped, were galloping after her and it appeared that Thurber had Avisack under a nice restraint. Lady Belle was following these and some distance back. McAtee was rating Anna Marrone II. all through the back stretch run, though she had a good lead, but on the turn out of the back stretch it seemed that Avisack was close enough to catch her, on what she had shown frequently, though she did not seem ta be striding freely. Swinging for home Anna Marrone. II. was still well clear of her company, but before the eighth post was reached Leopardess was making up ground on the outside, while Avisack Avas going along strongly next to the inner rail. But Anna Marrone II. stuck it out to be winner and Avisack only beat Leopardess by a neck for second place. As the race was run it did not seem that Thurber put up his best effort on Avisack and it was in marked contrast to several of his rides. He waited an altogether unreasonable time in making his run and in the stretch his handling of the filly did not appear to be in the least earnest Both Thurber and the filly can do much better. The falling of Ben Wood in the opening race was some handicap to Pensive and Demijohn, two that were outside of him at the post, while Sword, on the inner rail, was clear, and though he jumped, in the air as the barrier arose, he settled and had a good lead before the backstretch was reached. Continued on twelfth pace. STAKES TO STIMULUS Continued from first page. With this advantage he made every post a winning one, though G. Walker, the lad who had the mount, plied, the whip vigorously all through the last three-eighths, and St was a ride that might have brought defeat for he dropped his head at the same time. At the end he was still well clear and Pensive was the one to race- to second place, while East Indian finished third. Walter M. Jeffords Cockney was a handy winner of the mile and seventy yards of tlie West Point Claiming Handicap, and in this running Clarence Kummer, who had the mount on the winner, gave an exhiibtion of riding skill that makes him easily the best of our jockeys. He rated Cockney along smoothly back of Clarence Buxtons Sandy Hatch to the head of the stretch. There, making his move, he went into command and at the end it was Marshall Fields Modo that ran to second place, with P. S. P. Randolps High Prince beating F. M. Kelleys The Poet for third. There was not much to this running beyond what has been told, except for the riding of Thurber on Modo. It was about on a par with his handling of Avisack and, like that race, in marked contrast to his piloting of Stimulus in the stake. He restrained Modo practically all the way, and when it was away too late ho made the move that landed him in second place. High Prince closed some ground at the end, while Sandy Hatch, after showing the way to the head of the stretch, quit so badly as to finish fifth. Bear Grass, racing for W. Kearns. was an easy winner of the fifth race, which engaged a field of platers at a mile and seventy yards. Canyon was the one to finish second, while Confetti was third. The winner was ridden by C. Allen and, entering the stretch, disposed of the leaders and was In hand at the end. Irish Marine, ridden by Marinelli, was the winner of the final race of the day, which engaged a field of maidens at three-quarters. Watts raced to second place, while Transformer was third. The winner dominated the running throughout, but was bearing out through the stretch, but held Watts safe.

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