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AGA KHAN IMPRESSIVELY m Qualifies for Brooklyn Handicap by Very Good Performance. ♦ Easily Takes Measure of Flames, Cartoonist and Klondike — Latter Trio Staging Sensational Hal tie for Second Place. * IHW YORK, N. T., June 12— William Woodwards Aga Khan made a long step towards victory In the Brooklyn Handicap when he was an easy winner of the best race at Belmont Park today. It was an overnight handicap at a mile and an eighth and the son of Omar Khayyam took up 110 pounds and ran the route In 1 :50%. and finished out the mile and a quarter in 2:04Vt, while timed privately the mile and an eighth was run in 1 : 9%. While this was not a stake it brought stake performers together and it was one of tha best races of the meeting. Flames, a stable-mate, was second to Aga Khan and Bud Fishers Cartoonist just beat Harry Payne ■ |V/hitneys Klondyke for third. Back of him I came J. B. Smiths King Solomons Seal and ; the other starter was F. M. Kellys Feysi:n : the only one chat really did not belong In such company. DELIGHTFUL RACING DAY. The day was a delightful one for the sport and another goodly crowd was on hand. It was also something of a bargain day with seven races offered. No time was lost at the post in the mile and an eighth handicap and as the barrier rose Cartoonist and Klondyke rushed out with great speed. Flames chasing after them and in close attendance. Maibcn had Aga Khan rating along back of the paco and Feysun raced alongside him while King Solomons Seal was slow to get under way and soon dropped far out of the 1 running. The pace was exceedingly fast : when Cartoonist carried Klondyke to the half in 46% and the three-quarters in 1 :10%, with all that speed Flames was close at hand. Feysun soon found the pace too stiff, but Aga Khan held his position and under the vigorous urging of McDermott. King Solomons Seal made up some ground, but he was still far back. Through the stretch the pace took its toll and as Cartoonist weakened and shortened strides, Klondyke also dropped back, while Flames was doing his level best. Then it was that Maiben made his winning rank with Aga Khan, as he charged on the tired leaders he swept on by to be winner by a couple of lengths while Flames, Car- Continued on fourteenth pace. AGA KHAN IMPRESSIVELY Continued from fint pige toonist, and Klondyke were so closely lapped for second place that the result was in doubt until the numbers were displayed. It was a notable victory for Aga Khan and It also demonstrated that Klondyke is just about ready to beat the best of them himself. Shampoo, from the stable of J. P. Jones, was winner of the opening five-eighths dash for two-year-old fillus of the plater division. William Hopans Music Girl raced to second place and was join well at the finish, while K. ft Hitts Teres saved third from Edward Arlingtons Janetta. The start was a good one. but John Mad-dens Spanish Star was exceedingly green and she swerved in and out right after the break. Shampoo began straight and virtually led all the way. Through the early racing Janetta was in second place and going well, but when McPermott called on her at the stands, in an effort to catch Shampoo, she tired badly. Music Girl closed with a determined rush on the outside and was going well at the end, without threatening the winner. Ceres was always in a forward position and outfinished Janetta. Kddie Ambrose, who is in the veteran class of riders, made it two in a row when after bringing Shamjx o home winner in the opening race he rode William Midgleys Dream of the Valley to a well earned victory in the mile of the second race. This was more of a trick than scoring with the filly for the old gelding was last of a big held, leaving the back stretch, but he went around to catch and beat L.ady Audrey with W. J. Iioths Skirmish a close third, and Young April fourth. It was a good start and Young April at once went out to set the pace with I.*ady Audrey and Everglade chasing after him. Kverglade was unable to keep up in the early racing, and as he dropped back. Skirmish made a determined move on the outside. The remainder of the field was more or less strung out and it was Dream of the Valley that was last of the lot It was not un.il the stretch that Young April tir»d and there Hudgins went into command with Lady Audrey. But in the meantime Dream of the Valley was going around and coming with a great rush in the final eighth was going away at the end. Everglade was coming again in the stretch but was in ete*e quarters on the trail and did not have a f;ur raring chance though then- was no cham ■■ f.-r Mi having beaten the old son of Watervale. The third off. ring was a three-quarters dash for three-year-old maidens and Iatroon from the Sanford Stud Stable and under a good ride by Sande was home the winner over Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords* Golden Spire. with th.- Shoshone Stable * Mail.ird third ahead of l. . d one. Sande played an important part in the victory when he sent Patroon away from the post with a rush that narricd him into a good lead. Once out there he nursed him along cleverly and it was some trick to keep him going in the run through the final eighth. Iloth Golden Spire and Maibird finished resolutely while Ioved One was forced to race a bit wide to find room and she will probably improve over her showing.