view raw text
FEATURE AT JAMAICA Results in Victory for Jefferson Livingstons Colt, Aster. • Adamas Proves Best in the Cumberland Claiming Handicap — Bancocas Nichavo Easily. ■ NEW YORK, N. Y., May 2— The Metropolitan Jockey Club provided an attractive card for the opening day of the second week of its meeting and the public responded in large numbers. It was not an ideal day for the sport for there was a raw wind blowing in from the ocean and the sun failed to warm up the lawns though the stands became comfortable as the afternoon wore along. The program was featured with the Mon-tauk Claiming Stakes for the two-year-olds and nine highly valued youngsters faced the barrier. Jefferson Livingstons Aster, a son of Assaigai — Fairy Star, was the winner and enabled young Ooodwin to score a saddle double for the day. Goodwin rode an ex-cellent race and got Aster away fast and kept him close to the leaders until the final eighth, then sent him through on the inside and made him stay in front under hard riding. Miss Boyd was slow in getting away but showed early speed, taking command for. a time, but she raced wide at the stretch turn and did not have enough left to get past Aster at the end. Latvia and Cordon Plaid showed good speed but they were lacking when the test came and they were tiring fast at the finish. Polar Sea caused much trouble at the post and delayed the start more than any among the restless ones at the barrier. The salmon colt got off first and looked like he might show something, but dropped back before the first eighth had been traversed and was out of it for the remainder of the distance. A PP REN TICK RIDERS. The opener brought out a band of six juvenile fillies of the plater class, ridden by apprentices who had not entered the winners circle five times. It looked like it was going to be an easy victory for Loveken, which got away with a nice margin over the others, but Quirk took her up sharply, and for no apparent reason, at the far turn, and Charm, which had raced forwardly from the start but was obliged to cover a lot of ground, took command and was not displaced. Charm was obliged to show her best in the final eighth, for Loveken had shown more life, was coming up fast, and Mabel Dale came with a smart burst of speed. Delaney, on Charm, handled the Arlington filly with excellent judgment, and might have had a wider margin at the end if he had not been looking back too much during the stretch run. The Cumberland Claiming Handicap, third event on the card, attracted a field of ten of the better ones in the plater division, and provided a race filled with interest, though there was little doubt from the first about the su-.vess of Adamas. which saved ground throughout and had plenty of speed in reserve at the end. Gracious Gift ran second all the way, and he made an effort to get in front at the turn into the stretch. He did not have quite enough speed to catch Adamas, however. Kit Carson gained ground steadily-after Retting away on the outside. Martha Martin quit and finished near the rear after being conspicuous in the early part of the race. Ragweed was unlucky and might have made a better showing but Bill Kelsay could Hot get her up to the leaders. She suffered interference shortly after the start and was never near the front. ANOTHER RANCOCAS VICTORY. Nichavo picked up a purse easily in the Second race for the Rancoeas Stable. The Lucillitte colt broke from the outside position, but Kator took him to the front before the first turn had been passed and the rest of the field paraded after. Botanic was second all the way. and he was never in any dimmer. Colorful and Bright Steel fought it out for third money in the final stages and Colorful outlasted him. The Butler gelding tired badly towards the end of the mile and seventy yards. The silks of George D. Widener were seen for the first time during the Jamaica meeting in the fifth, and Clearance, a son of Sweeper — Playcanny. carried them to an easy victory. Ellis got Clearance away first and he went into an ample lead, which he maintained without much ticuble all the way. Giant was second and w;is with the leaders throughout the three-quarters. Polyc rates was unlucky at the start and suffered some bumping in the early part of the race. McAtee tried his best to get him up but he had lots of ground to make up and was holding his own at the finish. Grange was another that got away slow but gained much ground toward the end of the race. The starters in the sixth were reduced from twenty-six to ten when the scratch li:;t was posted, but the t n platers that were left supplied a spirited contest, with Aragon proving to be the best. Kummer got liim off and he did not wait for the others, but sent him into a safe lead and he had speed left when the mile and seventy yards was covered. John S. Mi shy managed to take the sec. nd portion of the purse, but he Was tiring and it required ail Gotterup could d to keep him in that position. Kosciusko responded to punishment, showed courage, and took third place.