Easy for Mad Play: Overcomes Early Interference and Wins Yorktown Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-26


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EASY FOR MAD PLAY Overcomes Early Interference and Wins Yorktown Handicap. Summerlike Weather Brings Out Large Attendance Upsal in Form Reversal. TONKERS, X. T., Oct. 25. Mad Play, the brother to old Mad Hatter, Avas an easy winner oE the mile and an eighth of the Yorktown Handicap at the Empire City track today, and it added just ,510 to his total for the year. He had to be much the best of the company that opposed him for he met with no end of interference in the running and he was giving away great lumps of weight to each starter. It was the Joaquin Stables Horologe that raced to second place, and the Triple Springs Farms Wilkes-Barre beat the Greentree Stables Rialto, the only other starter, for the short end of the stake. It was a wonderful day for the racing. The summerlike weather that prevailed attracted an immense crowd, and with the track at its best, there was no lack of interest, though one disgraceful form reversal rather marred the sport when Upsal was winner. It was a happening that should merit official investigation and it doubtless will result in some sort of an enquiry. Zev, Rinkey " and Sun Audience were the ones withdrawn from the Yorktown Handicap. Sun Audience had started and won the third race, while Ilialto represented the Greentree Stable when Kinkey was withdrawn and Zev gave way to his stable mate, Mad Play. MAD PLAY IX POCKET. , The start was a good one, but almost at once little Howard, on Wilkes-Barre, came over on Mad Play, and he was hampered not a little. Rialto left fast and Horologe was right after him, so that Mad Play was in a secure pocket back of the pair of them when "Wilkes-Barre came over on him. making him last going to the first turn. All around the turn Howard kept Mad Play securely bottled up in there, and in the meantime Rialto had gone into a lead of four lengths. But in the backstretch Laverne Fator finally found his way clear of the interference of Wilkes-Barre, and he quickly sent Mad Play to Rialto, and the race was as good as over. He went on by the lightly weighted four-year-old and the race was no longer in doubt. Once he was caught, Ilialto began to tire badly, and at the same time Horologe moved up resolutely on the inside. There was ho time that he even threatened Mad Play, which was winner by a full five lengths. Wilkes-Barre was a length back of Horologe and Ilialto, after all his early speed, a bad last. After the finish Horologe was worked out the full mile and a half as part of his preparation for his engagement in the Bowie Handicap at Pimlico. He finished the distance in 2:33, and it was a decidedly impressive trial. Mad Play ran the mile and an eighth in 1:51, excellent time considering the fact that he took up four pounds over the scale and met with so much interference. TJFSAIS IMPROVED RACE. There was a disgraceful reversal of form in the running of the mile and seventy yards when H. A. Creeveys Upsal was an easy winner from Walter M. Jeffords Cockney, the Log Cabin Stables Resolution, W. R. Coes Elvina, F. Housmans Lockerbie and Edward Johnsons Binding. It was over the same distance as the Friday race in which under six pounds less weight, the same Upsal was beaten seven and a half lengths in time that was just a fifth of a second faster. J. Burke had the mount Friday, while it Avas Frank Coltiletti that rode today. In this running Elvina was rushed into a good early lead and Upsal was rated along back of her and Resolution was leading Binding with Cockney and Lockerbie far back. Lockerbie had jumped in the air at the rise of the barrier and it was something of a handicap to her. - Through the back stretch Kummer moved up with Cockney until he had him in a contending place, but Elvina still enjoyed a good lead, while Upsal was racing along strongly back of her and the others cut no further figure in the running. It was Continued on sixteenth page. EASY FORJMAD PLAY Continued from first pace. leaving the back stretch that Elvina began to shorten stride and Upsal went to hei readily. He was on and by at the head of the stretch and coming away in the last eighth and was an easy winner by two lengths. Cockney closed a considerable gap and beat Resolution easily enough, but did not threaten the suddenly improved UpsaL If ever there was a race that merits official investigation it is this running. The improvement in Upsal was altogether too sudden not to create the impression that all was not well in the Friday race. Such races tend to destroy public confidence in the sport, and the stewards will not do their full duty if they do not have a rigid investigation of the two races. If it is found that Upsal is merely inconsistent there would be every reason for refusing his further entry. M. Fator rode one of his many stupid rides on Frank Browns Billy "Warren in the short three-quarters of tho Hastings High Weight Handicap and as a result Lee Rosenbergs Sun Audience was an easy winner, and J. McMillens Deputy, after leaving the post sluggishly, was along in time to bo third. Johnny Callahan was wide awake at the barrier and sending Sun Audience into a good early lead he was able to steal away until he could not be caught Laurano raced in second place, and Billy Warren was a rather distant third. Fator rode for all the world as though traveling a cup route and he permitted Blissful to head his mount in the run around the turn out of the back-stretch. Then making the turn for home, Billy Warren was forced to go wide to find racing room. He closed a big gap on his own courage. It was way too late and Sun Audience was home with plenty to spare. It is entirely possible that Sun Audience would have been winner under any sort of ride on Billy Warren, but M. Fator rode him in a fashion to make his defeat certain. Mrs. Gertrude Nelsons Wracklane was winner of the opening short three-quarters dash for twa-year-olds of the cheap variety and the victory proved that the rider of the horso figured importantly in races. In his last previous start Wracklane was ridden by an inexperienced lad and was well beaten, while it was J. Burke that had the mount on this occasion. Akbar and Wracklane were the ones to cut out all the running, but in the stretch Akbar tired, while Wracklane stuck it out resolutely. Jibe raced forwardly most of the way and finished with good courage and Half Pint closed some ground to beat the , tiring Akbar.

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