Navigator Wins Easily: Greentree Entry Takes Measure of Rancocas Stables Silver Fox., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-09


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NAVIGATOR WINS EASILY ♦ Greentree Entry Takes Measure of Rancocas Stables Silver Fox. • Kinds County Uandirap Feature Attraction oi Half-holiday Card at Jamaica — Celldon Wins. ♦- NKW YORK. K Y., May 7.— Navigator, the sterling son of Broomstick — Alster Cress, was winner of the mile and a sixteenth Kings County Handicap, the feature of the Metropolitan Jockey Club at Jamaica today. The race was worth,550 to the winner and little G. Arnold had the mount. Back of Navigator came Silver Fox. winner of the Paumonok Handicap for the Rancocas Stable, while third was the portion of Cherry Pie, a stablemate to the winner, with Harry Payne "Whitneys Byrd fourth. Weather and track conditions were ideal for the sport and the largest crowd of the year was out. The racing was worthy of the gathering. It was unfortunate that the Kings County Handicap should have been marred by rough riding in the stretch when Navigator, as he charged upon the outside of Silver Fox and Byrd, caused Silver Fox to bear over on Byrd. crowding him back badly, although at the time Byrd was beaten and the crowding did not have much effect on the result. From a good start Benham got Byrd away from the barrier fast and he was two lengths clear of the others before the back stretch was reached. Fator had Silver Fox in second place and he had the big gray under steady restraint, while Post Time was close to him and Navigator three lengths further back but rating welL FAST RACE TELLS. On the turn out of the back stretch Silver Pox moved ahead of Byrd, and Benham went to the whip on the three-year-old in an effort to hold the lead, while Fator was sitting stilL Byrd responded well, with the result that he raced stride for stride with the gray until the stretch was reached. This cost both horses an effort and, as Byrd tired. Silver Fox moved past him, but he was hardly clear before Navigator challenged the outside with a winning rush. Silver Fox bore over and, as a result the tired Byrd was blocked and knocked back. Navigator gained until, at the end, he was two and a half lengths clear, while Silver Fox was tiring in second place, with Cherry Pie at his heels, the old son of Chicle finishing with excellent courage to outstay the tired Byrd by a couple of lengths for third place. The second best offering of the day was the California Handicap, over the three-quarter distance, and it went to the French three-year-old, Roi Des Montagnes, which Tom McCreery sent to the post for the Carlton Stable. Frank M. Kellys Medley raced to the place, beating the Rancocas Stables lichen half a length for that part of the purse. From a good start, Laverne Fator sent Lachen into the lead, but McCoy was right after him with the French three-year-old and. in the early racing, he was content to remain well within striking distance. Poly-mel was further back, in third place, and he was closely followed by Medley. leaving the back stretch, when Roi Des Montagnes moved up on even terms with Jjachen. Fator drew his whip on the son of Lucullite in an effort to hold his lead, but it was of no avail, and the French horse galloped along well and held the black colt safe. FHKXCn IIORSK VICTORIOUS. Lachen. under hard riding, raced with Roi I es Montagnes long enough to bring about his defeat for the place. Medley had displaced Polymel in third position and, in the stretch, when the Carlton Stable gelding drew away, he was close after Lachen. Fator. by this time, had given up hope of victory, but he was put to a hard drive in an effort to save the place. This was also unavailing and, while Roi Des Montagnes was home the winner by a length and a half. Medley beat Lachen half a length for the place, while Bonnie Maginn was the one to be fourth. W. A. Rosens Aversion won her fourth purse in five starts when she scored in the one mile and seventy yards fifth race. It was not much of a contest, the mare racing into a safe lead in the first eighth and rated along there to the finish. Gray ings Iady and Flying Al at all times were the ones to lead the others, and that was the order in which they finished, but they were five lengths back of the Rosen mare. Celidon outclassed his opponents in the sixth race and took the purse easily. Fator did not send him to the front until on the turn for home. Jim Crow finished second, outstaying Sunsard in the final sixteenth. Jefferson Livingstons McAuliffe proved best of the platers which made up the field for the opening dash and. under a well-timed ride by Little P. Goodwin, he was showing the way to Mrs. T. O. Webbers Jack o Clubs at the end, while Mrs. P. J. levins Kit Carson, after racing with most of the pace, was the one to finish third. James Filzsimmons sent out another good sort of a juvenile from the Wheatley Stable In the second race, when he sadded Swizzle Stick, a daughter of Broomstick — Champaign. She showed becoming alertness and. dashing into an early W-iul. raced the five-eighths in 1 :00% ti» be home the winner over Harry Payne Whitneys Spy Class, another first time starter, with Iron Crown, from the Creentree Stable, third. All three of the placed horses were racing for the first time. Spy Glass being a daughter of Chicle — Spun Class, while Iron Crown is a peculiarly colored son of Stefan the Creat Ruck Merry.

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