Flippants Form Reversal: Unexpectedly Defeats Cheops in Running of Broadway Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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EIPPANTS FORM REVERSAL Unexpectedly Defeats Cheops in Bunning of Broadway Stakes.. Tkoradnle First 1b Steeplechase Despite the. Faulty Bide of Jockey Bargcsa Erratic Qnatrala Palls at Last Fence AQUEDUCT. N. Y., Juna 15. Flippant, which races for the Sage Stable, may be a obit of moods. That is the most charitable construction to be placed on his startling reversal of form at Aqueduct today, where he was winner of the mile and one-sixteenth Broadway Stakes from the Han cocas Stables Cheops, the Sagamores Stables Gold Coin, and J. E. Wldeners Laddie. The race was worth ,675 to the winner. After the cold rain of Tuesday, the weather was delightful for the sport and, as a result, there was a greatly increased attendance. The track had improved considerably overnight, but it was still slow from the drenching it had received. Tha program was a good one and apart from the miserable ride of Burgess in the steeplechase and the sudden awakening of Flippant, there was nothing to mar a perfect day. Only four started in the Broadway Stakes after "both Architect and Hat Brush had been withdrawn and under the conditions Cheops was required to give ten pounds to each of the others. Laddie, occasioned some delay at tha post but the start- was a good one and Cheops. Gold Coin and Laddie, each under restraint, drew out from Flippant in the early stages. LAD DTE DISAPPOINTMENT. Go7d Coin, for an instant, drew out a bit, nut it was only for an instant, and Cheops canght him again and raced him into defeat without much effort. Turning into the Etretch. Sands challenged with Laddie, but he did not last long and. in the meantime, Flippant was charging down on the outside in a fashion that promised serious trouble for the Jtancocas colt In the meantime. Gold Coin "had swung exceedingly wide and this ruined his last chance, but Flippant continued to gain on Cheojs until Fator had to resort to the whip on the son of John P. Grier. "It was of no avail for Flippant was just beginning to run in earnest and, stride by stride, lie drew past Cheops until at the end 1 was a length to the good. This final battle took, the pair of them out six lengths before Gold Coin, which,, even after swinging wide, outstayed Laddie, no save third place. In his last previous race Flippant, with five pounds less weight, was soundly beaten by Pompey and Our General. The race was surely a great improvement over that showing. placing undisturbed. Thorn dale, from the Sewickley Stable, was winner of the short course steeplechase race over James R. Hydes imported fencer. Job, and Joseph E. Davis Endicott Then, after the finish, Cheyne, who rede Job, lodged a claim of foul against the winner, but it was not allowed. The other starters were Quatrain, from the Greentree Stable, which fell at the last fence, and H. T. Archibalds Mantonian, which went down at the sixth Thorndale was the winner because he was so much the best of his company, for the ride of Burgess was about as bad a one as has been seen through the field this year. He kept him out of it so far in the early stages and permitted him to gallop so slowly that he jumped badly. Delaying his run for an altogether unreasonable time he finally went after his opponents, but he probably would have been" beaten by Quatrain had not the erratic Greentree jumper fallen at the last fence. It was rather a good band of sprinters which met in the opening six and a half furlongs dash and W. A Wollmans Caporal IL, with Sande in the saddle, scored a cantering victory over Wayfair. from the Sagamore Stable, with F. W. Barlows Pheasant finishing a distant third. Bight at the break Agnate wheeled and be was almost left, while the others left in excellent alignment Alita. Allen, racing for M. Shea, was an easy winner of the third race, at one mile. At the end she was four lengths clear, while HI jo just nosed out Delhi Boy to take second place, with The Seer two lengths further away. But it is probable that with intelligent handling The Seer would have beer, first instead of fourth. Barcene had him all over the trade first outside and then inside, while in the stretch he lost several lengths ify swinging wide to find racing room. It is evident that Joseph E. Wideners Mon-tanic did not like the Widener course at Belmont Paris. He made a show of his opponents in the five-eighths dash for maidens that was the fifth race. Sande had him away fast and it was really all over in the first ighth. All through the last sixteenth Sande -was looking back and easing him up. Petru-cliio was the one to be second, and he never was far away from the lead of the others that chased after Montanic Harry Payne "Whitneys Pollywog was third. There was a double for the AV. A. Avoll-jnan silks when Washakie, under an excellent rido by Johnny Maiben. was winner of the mile race, last on the program. Architect finished second, while Cannae, by a rush in the last eighth, saved third place from Stirrup Cup.

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