Fashion Stakes To Bateau: Daughter of Man o War Victress in Feature at Belmont Park.; Espino Makes Auspicious Four-Year-Old Debut--Seat Accounts for Purse in First Race., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-07


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FASHION STAKES TO BATEAU Daughter of Man o War Victress in Feature at Belmont Park Espino Makes Auspicious Four YearOld YearOldDebut Debut Scat Accounts for Purse Pursein in First Race NEW YORK N Y June 6 Walter M Jeffords Bateau a daughter of Man o War Escuiana ridden by jockey Kelsay accounted for the best offering of the aft ¬ ernoon at Belmont Park today the Fashion Stakes a dash of four and a half furlongs over the Widener course in a hard drive over the Greentree Stables Nitouche while Nixie from the Wheatley Stable was third thirdThe The event was for fillies and carried an added value of 2500 and netted the Jefford coffers 5800 Scratches reduced the over ¬ night field to eight starters but Bonniebelle from the H P Whitney Stable was added at the last minute minuteThe The field a wellbehaved cne at the post left in good alignment Bateau dominated the running from the start and was kept under pressure throughout Nitouche raced along after her while Nixie was in third place leading Swizzlestick and Helenita while Bonniebelle was last The same posi ¬ tions were maintained through the straight ¬ away but right at the end there was a general closing up and in a hard drive Bateau outlasted Nitouche The latter dis ¬ played good improvement over her revious starts and raced straight Bateau was ac ¬ corded but meager support from the public who held the Wheatley pair Nixie and Swizzlestick almost unbeatable unbeatableOver Over night conditions were all that could be desired and the crowd was of large pro ¬ portions for a Monday The track was not at its best due to the heavy rains of Satur ¬ day and Sunday but was pronounced good goodWilliam William Zieglers Espino winner of the Lawrence Realization Stakes last year and making his fouryearold debut was returned the winner of the fourth race of the day in a drive from Watkinson from the United Sta ¬ ble while Frederick Johnsons Bumpkin was third Hat Brush from the Arden Farms was the other starter Espino was ridden by Laverne Fator and was kept close to the pace set by Watkinson throughout Fator worked his way up on the inside and had a steady hold on his mount Hearing the far turn Espino responded when called upon and was forced to come up on the outside of Wat ¬ kinson which was holding on well The latter was taken somewhat wide entering the stretch and carried Espino out with him Bumpkin was slow in responding to punish ¬ ment and in the stretch was far back Espino came steadily in the final eighth and wore down Watkinson to win going away Wat ¬ kinson had a big advantage over Bumpkin which in turn showed the way to Hat Brush by a big margin Continued on nineteenth page FASHION STAKES TO BATEAU Continued from first jmeej Edward Arlingtons Scat ridden by Barnes stood a long drive gamely to account for the first race of the day a claiming affair at one and onesixteenth miles Mikado was the one to race to the place while Hijo was third The winner followed the fast early pace which was established by Crimdus and moved into the lead turning for home and then outlasted Mikado The latter gained steadily when called upon but hung after getting on even terms with the winner while Hijo worked his way np steadily and finished a good third thirdBethany Bethany racing for the Grassland Stable and ridden by C Smoot was an easy win ¬ ner of the steeplechase which was over the two miles course Thorndale from the Sew ickley Stable raced to the place while Mar ¬ shall Fields Nomad outgamed Ballast II for the third portion of the purse The start was a straggling one and Quatrain from the Greentree Stable was unprepared and was left Calife displayed the most speed for the first part and drew away into a long lead while Bethany raced after him with Thorndale and Nomad further back Calife dominated the running until Bethany was called upon The latter then assumed the lead and once in front never left the ulti ¬ mate issue in serious doubt Thorndale worked his way up fast and was an easy second over Nomad The latter stood a long drive to overhaul and outgame Ballast II at the end endThe The addition of blinkers to Laddies equip ¬ ment worked decided improvement in his running and he was winner of the fifth race at a mile and an eighth in a drive with Rip Rap from the Sage Stable while H P Whitneys Frilette was third The lat ¬ ter had scant chance at the start and was practically left She lunged in the air at the start and was many lengths back when set ¬ tled in her stride strideRip Rip Rap was sent into the lead at once and Laddie went along after him under re ¬ straint The pair raced in this manner until the stretch turn was reached Sande made his move on Laddie turning for home but was forced wide when Rip Rap went out In the drive through the stretch Laddie proved best and was going away at the end Rip Rap held on well to the end but could not stall off the winner Frilette closed an im ¬ mense gap and finished going fastest of all allJ J E Davis furnished the winner of the final race of the day in Polish which out ¬ stayed W R Coes Indian Scout in the final strides while W Zieglers Kirkover was third Sixteen twoyearolds faced the bar

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