Chance Plays Fine Race: Son of Fair Play Gives Real Evidence of His High Quality.; Concedes Weight and Beats Older Horses Easily--Corvette Surprises by Taking Measure of Edith Cavell., Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-30


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CHANCE PLAYS FINE RACE ♦ Son of Fair Play Gives Real Evidence of His High Quality. ♦ Concedes Weight and Beats Older Horses Easily — Corvette Surprises by Inking Measure of F.ililh Cavell. NEW YORK, N. Y., June 29.— Chance Play, the magnificent three-year-old son of Fair Play and Quelle Chance, gave real evidence of his qUMty at Aqueduct today when he carried the sTlks of the Log Cabin Stud Stable to a cantering victory in a mile and a sixteenth handicap, in which he took up 121 pounds and gave away great lumps of weight to every other starter. The Gazelle of a mile and a sixteenth for three-year-old fillies was the stake feature of the day, but it only brought out three fillies and this performance of Chance Play was of greater racing interest. At the end of the race he was three lengths in front of I. B. Humphreys Light Carbine, another three-year-old, carrying 109 pounds, and two lengths back of that colt came the Greentree Stables Cherry Pie, a six-year-old, carrying only 110 pounds. Others in the company-were Blond in. Cloudland, American Son, Golden Spire, Flagship and Dangerous. The field was not by any means the best of the handicap horses that could be mustered, but what made the race of especial merit was the weight that was carried by Chance Flay against older horses and the ease with which he was the winner. In the running of the Shevlin Stakes, Chance Play was put on the fence, and this race suggested that only the accident could be blamed for his showing on that occasion. The start was a good one, and Cherry Pie was first to show from the bunch, but he was almost at once headed by American Son, and Light Carbine was right there. Maiben quickly found his way into a position with the leaders, while the others were in fairly close order with the exception of Iangerous, which began slowly and seemed utterly unable to improve his position. It did not take Light Carbine long to shake off American Son and, as he rushed to the front, Maiben moved into second place with Chance Play, and he was riding a wonderfully confident race. Cherry Pie had raced up and was in third place, but Maiben did not move on the son of Fair Play until well into the stretch. When he did move he quickly went to Light Carbine and then on by wtih the utmost ease. Through the final eighth Maiben had the colt in hand, while Light Carhine held Cherry Continued on twentieth page. CHANCE PLAYS FINE RACE Continued from first pace Pie safe and Blodin, after bearing out slightly in the stretch, beat Cloudland by a length and a half for fourth. There came something of a surprise in the running of the Gazelle, which was worth ,875 to the winner, when Corvette, from the Glen Riddle Farm Stable, took the measure of Walter M. Jeffords Edith Cavell, winner of the Coaching Tub American Oaks. The only other starter was Walter J. Salmons Gavotte. Edith Cavell was required to give the other two f.llies fifteen pounds and it proved too much of a task, but it was a Man o War filly that beat a daughter of .Man o War when it was Corvette that was winner. From the rise of the barrier Fator sent Corvette right along and she never entirely surrendered that lead, though in the stretch Kdith Cavell drew alongside and for an instant threatened to come away to victory. Johnson, who had the mount on Edith Cavell, depended upon one rush in the stretch ana the filly responded gamely to his call, but Fator roused Corvette and the Riddle filly- after having saved ground all the way, ■tack it out with great courage to be winner by a length and a half. Gavotte was always well back of the first two, but she hung on evenly throughout and did not lose any-ground in the running. There was a big field of juveniles of the plater division met in the opening five furlongs dash and J. A. Harpers Orimdus. under the top weight of 120 pounds, proved best when he led home the Greentre Stables Ar-sacid, with Iois Rinehart third. The start was a good one and Zonite was the one to cut out the early racing. Crimdus began well enough, but he had an outside position and after crossing over to an inner position came again. In the final eighth Eddie Kummer had him straightened and he was going away at the end. Zonite quit badly in the last eighth and it was Bois Rinehart that Crimdus had to catch to be the winner. Arsacid finished going* strongly to beat the Faulconer filly for second place. Before the running and just as the horses left the paddock, Bena Rinehart unseated J. Mergler and galloped off for half a mile before she was caught. She was fourth in the running and the runaway did not have any effect on the race. Another steeplechase fell the* way of the Greentree Stable when "Specs" Crawford brought Conniebert home in front of a cheap field in the short course chase for platers. Ral Parrs Kangaroo raced to second place and U Dominicks Burton II. beat the Brook-rneade Stables Gravity II. Seven raced and they- all finished, but it was a race that was marked by considerable unavoidable bumping, while Burton II. was subjected to a bad ride under G. Hardy as has been seen all season. Old La Marsouin, from the W. V. Dwyer stable, was the one to set the early pace and when he was through his stablemate, St. Iawrence, essayed to take his place in showing the way. All this time Crawford was rating Conniebert along back of the leaders, while for some mysterious reason Hardy- had Burton II. under double wraps and was continually snatching him back, though the pace was exceedingly slow and there did not appear to be any reason for such tactics. Gravity II. was racing strongly. but Charles Mergler had him first up with the leaders and then back among the tail enders. It was the second turn of the course that Crawford went to the front with Conniebert and as he moved Herriard, the F. M. Alger starter, tried to go with him. The pair of them raced around the upper end of the field well lapped, but in the front field Conniebert shook him off and she held to the lead to the end. When too late Hardy permitted Burton II. to run, but he merely ran up into trouble when four horses took the last fence so closely bunched that there was a deal of bumping. In the short run home Kangaroo outgamed the others to take second place and Burton II. beat Gravity II. for third. The fifth was a seven-eight lis dash for cheap nes that brought out a bail band, but resulted in a first class finish when Jack Richardsons Bruns just beat home Harry Marts Demi Boy. with J. A. CotMOT s Ipton the one to take third. It was a break in the EDchardeoa luck that has been exceedingly bad this year. Ipton was the one to cut out all the run -ning and .Mainen rated Dotal I Joy back of him, while Hruns was not far away. Then in the stretch Delhi Hoy bad the pair of them beaten when light at the end Bruns came again to snatch the victory in the doetng strides.

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