Marshall Fields Stimulus in Great Victory: Scores Notable Triumph in Coveted and Valuable Pimlico Futurity, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-08


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MARSHALL FIELDS STIMULUS IN GREAT VICTORY Scores Notable Triumph in Coveted and Valuable Pimlico Futurity Defeats Star Lore by a Nose in Sparkling Finish and Takes Down the Imposing Sum of 9,720, Net Value to Winner BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 7. Stimulus, Marshall Fields two-year-old son of Ultimus and Hurakan, took a long step toward the juvenile championship of the year when he won the mile of the Pimlico Futurity over the best band of two-year-olds that could be mustered against him. The race had a gross value of ?G3,230 and was worth 9,220 to the winner. At the end of the mile William Zeigler, Jr.s, Star Lore, winner of the Junior Champion at Aqueduct, was a close second, only a nose away, and a length and a half farther back II. P. Whitneys Candy Kid just lasted to beat Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunny Man for third, with Single Foot following the Kilmer colt home. It was unfortunate that shortly before reaching the stretch Blue Warbler stumbled and unseated D. Hurn, but fortunately he was unhurt in the accident. There were an even dozen went to the post in the big event and of these Candy Kid and 5 Courageous carried the silks of H. P. Whitney; Little time was lost at the barrier and the start was a good one, with Candy Kid. the most alert. McAtee made every use of the speed of the son of Peter Pan and Matinee and he was clear of his company when the first turn was reached. Thurber had Stimulus showing the way to the others and under a nice steadying restraint, and Pas Seul, after beginning well, was rather in close quarters and quickly dropped out of contention. Sunny Man quickly found his way into third place and was racing well out from the rail, but going smoothly. Single Foot was well lapped on him and Courageous was not far away. Star Lore was slow to be underway and was one of the rear brigade, while By His- self, from an outside position, did not have speed enough to keep up with the procession and he quickly dropped far out of contention. Through the backstretch Candy Kid held to his pacemaking and McAtee had him well in hand, but Stimulus was going easily back of him and Thurber was well content with his position. Sunny Man was also going so well that Wallace had no reason to hurry him along and it became a wait for the Whitney colt to tire of his pacemaking. STAR LORE FAR HACK. Star Lore was still far back in the field but he was gradually working his way up and his pace improved as the race progressed. Blue Warbler was in a good position, but she could not better it any and the others were strung out too far to be seriously considered. Then just as Sunny Man was epected to make his run he tired and dropped back slightly and Stimulus began to steadily wear down Candy Kid. The Whitney colt was not ready to stop and he hung on well, but stride by stride the son of Ultimus closed the gap with Thurber riding a wonderfully confident race. By this time Star Lore had wormed his way through until he was close after the leaders and the gallant manner in which he had made up ground made him a real menace. Thurber saw the danger in time and he called on Stimulus in the last eighth. Th-j colt responded gamely, but right to the end Star Lore continued to close and he was just one stride short of victory when the Field colt had lasted to win by a nose. Sunny Man was coming again and Candy Kid was tiring from his term of setting the pace, but McAtee kept him going long enough to save third by a scant length. Single Foot was three lengths further away and the others were strung out, with Courageous last. ?2,.100 FOR BREEDER. By his victory in the Pimlico Futurity. Stimulus, in addition to the 9,220 he earned for Mr. Field, earned another ,500 for W. B. Miller, his breeder. His race was one to leave little doubt of his right to the juvenile championship. It was his first race over the mile route, though he had done about all that had been asked of him over shorter distances. The mile and a sixteenth of the Merchants Handicap was another of the interesting races of the day, and it brought victory to the Greentree Stables Cherry Pie, when ho cut out all the pace and led home the Lilane Stables Sunsini, while Plough Boy saved third from King Solomons Seal. The start was a good one and Cherry Pie lost no time in taking the command. McAtee steadied him when he had taken the position and he made every post a winning one. Through the backstretch Sunsini and Plough Boy followed the pace, while Spot Cash,-after beginning from the extreme outside, circled around and made up some ground in the backstretch. It was on the stretch turn that Sunsini made his move on the outside and McAtee was forced to shake up Continued on twelfth page. I j I FUTURITY TO STIMULUS Continued from first page. Cherry Pie to hold his command. Then in the last sixteenth he had to rouse him sharply with his whip to make the score certain. The three-quarters dash that was the sixth offering, produced a fighting finish, in which-1 13. B. Williams Dr. Hickman outstayed D. Buchanans Dimmesdale, to be winner by a narrow margin, with Mrs. It. I. Millers Wellfinder the one to be third. The placed horses were the leaders throughout, with Dimmesdale on the outside of the three. At the head of the stretch he came around and looked all over a winner, but Weiner went to the whip and dropped his head, permitting Dr. Hickman to come again on the inside and beat him home. Under strong handling Dimmesdale would probably have been the winner. "Wellfinder had no excuse and weakened right at the end. Golden Cup went to the front in the back-stretch and won the seventh from Procyon, which moved into prominent and second position at the time the winner went to the front, and easily held the others safe through the stretch. Modo, the "good thing," was third at the end of the mile and a quarter. The opening race . was the Catonsville Steeplechase and it resulted in a victory for Mrs. F. A. Clarks Itock Bass, sent to the post by Matt Brady. J. E. Wideners Grenadier raced to second place and "W. V. Dwyers St. Lawrence, was an easy third ahead of IL C. Winmills Surf. Treviscot ran out and Abydcs fell. Rock Bass was good enough never to leave the result seriously in doubt. Cheyne went right out with him at the drop of the flag and, rating along in command, he was never headed. St. Lawrence, for a turn of the field, followed the leader clcsaly, with Surf in third place and Grenadier galloping strongly back of him. It was this first turn of the field that brought Abydcs down at the fence at the bottom of the field. Swinging into the front field Collins, on Grenadier, made a move on the inside, only to be blocked by St Lawrence. Then rounding into the backfield, St. Lawrence upset a beacon flag but went around it without leaving the course. There it was that Collins made another move with Grenadier and he moved on Rock Bass in a way that was decidedly threatening, but Cheyne had plenty in reserve and when he shook up his mount he drew out again to make the victory certain. In the meantime- St. Lawrence had dropped back badly but he was well before Surf. Treviscot was well beaten when he ran out, as was Abydos when he fell. Fortunately P. Watkins, who had the mount on Abydos, was uninjured by the falling of his mount. It was a wonderful finish that came out of the three-quarters of the Roland Pari: Purse, when IT. P. "Whitneys two-year-oil filly. Swinging, was just winner from E. F. "Whitneys Mainmast and in turn this old horse nosed out Shuffle Along and Zev was so closely lapped on the three that many were of the opinion he had saved third place. It was a good start, but Fator took Zev up slightly just as he left the barrier, while Shuffle Along went out in the lead, attended by Mainmast and Swinging. Zev was forced to take an outside berth while Director and Camouflage, the other two starters, were outrun from the start. Shuffle Along stuck to his pace making, but he could not shake off Swinging or Mainmast, while Fator continued to work his way up on the outside with Zev. The Rancocas sprinter was racing strongly on the turn out of the back stretch and had improved his position materially, but the leaders were still going strongly and the course that was taken by Fator gave Zev a ccn?idorable handicap. Rounding into the stretch Shuffle Along, Swinging, Mainmast and Zev were so well lapped that it was anybodys race and seldom has there been seen a better stretch battle as the four charged down on the finish line. Then right in the closing strides, Swinging dropped her nose down in front of Mainmast and he was a short neck before Shuffle Along and Zev only a nose apart. The race was run in 1:11, and was a particularly creditable one for Swinging, but as the race was decided Zev appeared to be best and it was only the mistakes made by Fator in the running that brought about his defeat :

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