Grand Performance: Chance Shot Runs Mile in 1:39 4/5 Over Difficult Course.; Holds Rancocas Sweepster Safe and Qualifies Handsomely for Belmont Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-26


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GRAND PERFORMANCE Chance Shot Runs Mile in 139 Over Difficult Course Holds Rancocas Sweepster Safe Safeand and Qualifies Handsomely for forBelmont Belmont Stakes NEW YORK N T May 25 The un ¬ timely death 6f Payne Whitney one of the greatest sportsmen the turf has ever known cast a gloom over the Wednesday racing at Belmont Park and what would have been a great day of sport was carried on with flags at halfmast and with a crowd that was repressed in its enjoyment There was more rain but fortunately little wind and while the track was deep and holding good sport resulted resultedJoseph Joseph E Wideners Chance Shot made good in the Withers Stakes when he led the Rancocas Stables Sweepster home by a couple of lengths with William Ziegier Jrs Bois de Rose third and the Sage Stables Rip Rap the only other starter was far back Sande had the mount on Chance Shot and the one mile was run in 1 39 over a par ¬ ticularly difficult course The race was worth 523250 to the winner winnerLittle Little time was lost at the post and as the barrier arose Sande beat the webbing and took a good lead with Chance Shot a lead that he never surrendered The other three were closely lapped back of the son of Fair Play and Fator had Sweepster under steady restraint on the outside outsideBefore Before the stretch was reached Fator shook up Sweepster and he soon raced away from the other two As he made his move Sarde went exceedingly wide on the stretch turn and as Fator was outside and saw the danger of losing ground he crossed back of Chance Shot and endeavored to catch him on the inside Sande was alert to every move of Sweepster and hitting Chance Shot once with the whip he held the Rancocas colt perfectly safe to be home winner by two lengths lengthsThe The race was one to indicate that Chance Shot will be a hard horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes and it also demonstrated that heavy going will be no bar to his success successSTEEPLECHASE STEEPLECHASE TO RIP RIPWith With the scratching of the Greentree Stable pair Erne II and Brantome as well as C V B Cushmans Flight Time there were only three starters in the Westbury Steeplechase Handicap over the short course and Rip from the Raritan Stable was win ¬ ner in a drive over F Ambrose Clarks Cap ¬ tain Careless while Caesson a stablemate to Flight Time unseated W Collins at the first fence so that it was a two horse race raceC C Smoot permitted Captain Careless to go into a long early lead while Jeffcott sat still on old Rip and he waited so long that it seemed his last chance for victory was gone but in a rousing drive from the last fenco home he had Rip up to win by a length and a half halfCaptain Captain Careless was a bit clumsy at his early fences but he settled down and ran a smoot race while Rip under steady restraint made no mistakes and responded with a rush when Jeffcott finally called on him for an eleventhhour dash that landed him the winner winnerSANFOIIDS SANFOIIDS GOOD PI3TISII PI3TISIIThe The third was a mile condition affair and there was another good finish when San ford from the Rosedale Stable just beat Joseph E Wideners Laddie a scant length with the Hamilton Farm Stables Post Time a close third with William Ziegier Jrs Needle Gun lapped on the pair of them themCartoonist Cartoonist and Wee Burn a stablcmato to Needle Gun were the ones to cut out the run ¬ ning while through the early racing Post Time was rated back of them with Needle Gun showing the way to Laddie while San ford was slower to be under way and he was still further back backLaddie Laddie was not racing kindly and while he held his position Ray was forced to go to the whip repeatedly to keep him going He had left from an inside position but when the turn out of the back stretch was reached Ray had taken him over to the outside outsideBoth Both Cartoonist and Wee Burn hung to the lead to the head of the stretch but there both of them began tiring badly Laddie was working his way up on the outside but it cost him several lengths and Ray was hard at work on him Fields was working his way through steadily and his move did not cost him anything like the ground that Laddie lost in his run It was right at the end that the old horse forgod by Laddie to win going away by a length It was the first racing Continued on eighteenth page CHANCE SHOT WINNER Continued from first page effort of the year for the Widener threeyear old and a decidedly creditable performance performanceBill Bill Karrick saddled a good sort of juvenile when he sent W R CoesOld Dutch to the post in the fifth race This was a four and onehalf furlongs contest over the Widener course for maidens and while the son of Polymelian and Dust Pan II raced greenly he held the others perfectly safe to win with something to spare from Wm Ziegler Jrs Pondy which just saved second place from the Rancocas Stables Beowulf while Bud Fishers Stiff Shirt was a distant fourth fourthIn In the early running Old Dutch bumped several of the others before Coltiletti had him settled into his racing stride but once he was under way he never left the result in doubt Fifteen doubtFifteen good platers went to the post in the sixth and Avisack II was winner getting up in the final eighth to outlast Caporal II in a hard drive The latter held on but was unable to gain command Kathleen Crosby tired but managed to save the small partjof the purse Gnome Girl was never one of the leaders leadersThe The opening four and a half furlongs dash for plater juveniles through the Widener course brought a stirring finish when J J Murphys Out Step outgamed Turkeys Neck to be winner by a neck in a drive Joseph 12 Davis Niki was four lengths back to save third from Bud Fishers Bea In the early racing Bea showed a bit of speed but it was Turkeys Neck that cut out most of the running She tired in the final eighth where she was outgamed by Out Step The others were badly strung out

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