Coe Colors to Fore: Black Maria Outstays Osmand and Valorous in Metropolitan.; Belmont Park Racing Attracts One of Largest Crowds in History--Son of John Scores., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-31


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COE COLORS TO FORE Black Maria Outstays Osmand and Valorous in Metropolitan Belmont Park Racing Attracts One Oneof of Largest Crowds in History Son of John Scores NEW YORK N Y May 30 Black Maria the handsome black daughter of Black Toney Bird Loose that races for W R Coe was the winner of the Metropolitan Handicap the famous old mile feature of the Westchester Racing Association It was the Decoration Day offering that attracted a tremendous crowd to the beautiful course courseAt At the end of the mile J E Wideners Osmand was a close second with Harry Payne Whitneys Valorous two lengths fur ¬ ther back easily beating the Rancocas Stables Sweepster for third The race was worth 8225 to the winner and the score of Black Maria was doubly creditable for Frank Coltiletti had to overcome some interference furnished by Sande before he had her the winner winnerThough Though the weather man had promised showers for the big holiday the conditions were ideal and seldom has there been a larger crowd at the big Nassau County track The going was fast and the setting for the Metropolitan Handicap made it a big day of wonderful sport the program containing seven races racesNo No time was lost at the post in the Metro ¬ politan Handicap and right from the rise of the barrier Sande went out to set the pace with Osmand and Amberjack the Belair Stud Stables hope raced head and head with him for a time But Sande was able to keep the gelding under a slight restraint though setting a fast pace and he soon shook off Mr Woodwards fouryearold fouryearoldSweepster Sweepster and Valorous were following the first two and the others were in a fairly close bunch with the exception of Macaw a stablemate of Valorous which had left the post so sluggishly as to be virtually left leftBlack Black Maria had an inside position and she was racing along four or five lengths back of the leaders in the early stages stagesIt It was not until rounding the stretch turn that Coltiletti made a serious move with Black Maria He had taken her out from the rail and moved up on the outside As she irew up Sande went out with Osmand and it appeared intentional for he carried the filly exceedingly wide This afforded Valorous his opportunity and McAtee roused him sharply and charged up on the inside For just an instant the Whitney colt threat ¬ ened to come through but by this time both Continued on eighteenth page COE COLORS TO FORE Continued from first page Sande on Osmand and Coltiletti on Black Maria were driving furiously and they held an advantage over the son of Pennant PennantIt It was a fight right to the end but the filly proved best and in the final strides drew out to win by a length Osmand was two lengths ahead of Valorous and the others were rather badly strung out outThe The sport opened with a four and a half furlongs dash through the Widener course for maiden juveniles The winner turned up in Samuel Ross High Time colt Timekeeper when he led home J E Wideners Montanic with William Ziegler Jrs Pondy the Green tree Stables Petruchio and W R Coes Algernon following in close order orderThe The start was a good one but Montanic after beginning well was shuffled back a bit and Timekeeper in the front division soon shot to the front and held command for the rest of the journey After his early misfor ¬ tune Montanic fought his way through reso while the ohers followed him in a close bunch It was a thrilling race which came out of the short course steeplechase when the Greentree Stables Greenhorn after a long drive beat home F Ambrose Clarks Cap ¬ tain Careless by a half length with Marshall Fields Nomad rather a close third and thirty lengths before Volunteer Back of him came J E Wideners Lighthouse one that would have undoubtedly have been fighting it out at the end had it not been that his saddle slipped just when Dolly Byers was making his run Following the Widener horse came Mantonian Crimson Dawn and Dignify a stablemate to the winner The C V B Cush man pair Flight Time and Caisson were both pulled up after being hopelessly out of the running runningThe The first division of the Memorial Day Handicap furnished something of a surprise when Johnny Callahan brought Lee Rosenj bergs fjlly Ingrid home after an easy winner in 1 23 = 5 remarkably fast time for the distance At the end she was three lengths in front of Harry Payne Whitneys Maid o the Mist which just beat the Ran cccas Stables Cheops for the pace while W R Coes Pompey was a close fourth fourthThe The pace was a sizzling one from the rise of the barrier and Pompey after beginning in front was almost at once headed by Shuffle Along and Copiapo tried to go with the Bostwick gelding That just about ex ¬ hausted the pair of them when the first quarter was reached in 23M and then Cal ¬ lahan who was sending Ingrid along on the inside rushed her to the command At the same time Fator was moving upon the out ¬ side with Cheops Pompey was still in the front division but it was plain that he did not like the pace Maid o the Mist was circling around with Cheops and it was evident that if Ingrid was to be beaten one of them would do it But Callahan had saved something for the run home and she was actually going away at the end Cheops tired right at the end to lose second place to the Whitney filly in the last strides and Pompey was coming again at the end but well beaten beatenAn An idea of the excellence of the race is had when Jjigrid reached the half in 4C75 and the threequarters in 1 ll75 to finish out the seveneighths In 1 1257s 257s ADD LEAD BELMONT No 1 1Jefferson Jefferson Livingstons Son of John a use ¬ ful horse at Miama last winter was a win ¬ ner of the second section of the Memorial Day Handican at seveneighths mile He did not win with the same ease that marked the victory of Ingrid in the first section but he was a length and a half before Frederick Johnsons Bumpkin at the end while George D Widtners Clearance saved third place scant chance at the rise of the barrier while Clearance began fast and was rushed into a good lead by McAtee Gun Royal raced after him with Son of John in third place Both Color Sergeant and Bumpkin were far back all through the early stages stagesFrank Frank E Browns Cloudland was the win ¬ ner of the mile and a sixteenth race at the end of the program but he had to be hard ridden through the stretch to catch Botanic The latter was used up considerably forcing the pace and tired right at the end Archi trct raced to third place outstaying King Solomons Seal for that portion of the purse

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