Sarazens First a Defeat: Temperamental Gelding Fails in Initial Appearance of Year., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-28


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SARAZENS FIRST A DEFEAT • Temperamental Gelding Fails in Initial Appearance of Tear. ♦ Finish Third to Cantankerous and Celldon After Delaying the Start Considerably — Disagreeable Racing Conditions. i NEW YORK. N. T.. April 27.— Cantankerous captured the feature race on todays card at Jamaica. He gave a brilliant performance, defeating one of the best bands of horses that has been assembled since the opening of the meeting. Celidon, from the Rancocas Stable was second and just a head behind, Celidon. Sarazen was a tiring third. It was Sarazen making his first appearance of the year that caused the delay at the start and several minutes were required to get the temperamental Fair Stable gelding to the post. He went through the parade quietly, but on his way to the starting point Sarazen decided he wanted to go back to his stable. It required the combined efforts of assistant started Dickerson and "red coat" Murray to persuade him to join the others. After he reached the starting point Sarazen quieted down and he got away fairly well and from his outside position worked his way well up to the front and was second until he had entered the home stretch and then he quit under a drive and was tiring at the end. Cantankerous showed much speed throughout the three-quarters and withstood repeated challenges from Sarazen and Celidon, but Celidon was going fastest of all at the end. Arnold had the mount on the winner and rode well, taking good care of his mount at all times. The afternoon was an unpleasont one for the public on account of the dampness and moisture that prevailed. At times there was a light rain and the sun was absent throughout the day. The stands were cold and the wind sharp, but the attendance was fully up to the mark of the earlier days of the meeting. Starter Cassidy got the field off to a ragged start in the opener and for the first eight Bedford Saint appeared to be running easily in the lead, but Charm, which was away well, took command and stayed in front for the rest of the journey. Zoeller saved considerable ground and High Seas was close up to the leader, but faltered toward the finish and was doing his best to outlast Burning Glass. Bedford looked like he might get up at the far turn, but could not maintain the pace. Laverne Fator took no chances with Black Curl in the second race and rushed the Rancocas filly out from the start and then rated her along with lots of room in front of the others, but he let her out from restraint entering the stretch and she won with ease. Sepoy was one of the first to get under way, but Thurber let him drop back and it was necessary to carry him wide at the head of Continued on twentieth pace. SARAZENS FIRST A DEFEAT ! Continued from first pagoi the stretch. Roi Des Montagnes was close , to the leaders all the way and looked like he might go right up but he tired in the final quarter. Needle Gun ran a good race and gained some ground after he had started I sluggishly. Fator rode his second winner of the afternoon when he piloted Pop Bell in the third race at a mile and seventy yards. The winner , carried the silks of Mrs. J. Sciaccaluga and led throughout. Fator had the Donna-cona gelding under steady restraint but let him out entering the stretch and victory was . scored without the slightest difficulty. Our-veur was easily the best of the others and 1 was closest to the leader most of the time. Iorto Bello Gold was not prominent in the early stages but moved up nicely on the outside and managed to take the small end of the purse. Commissioner was a disappointment and his belated rush was undertaken after it was too late. Phidias was never in the running and his performance was poor. Eight cheap paters went to the post in the fifth race ami Benny Rubin got up rounding the stretch turn to take command and draw away into an easy lead and win easily. Compensatii n finished fast to take second place. Cussie Haiti, which took the small portion of the purse, was well up among the leaders till the way and saved ground at both the turns. Frank Sliortt joined the c-uhhous ■ delegation

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