Jolly Roger Star Jumper: Carries 170 Pounds to Victory in Bayside Steeplechase, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-17


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JOLLY ROGER STAR JUMPER Carries 170 Pounds to Victory in Bayside Steeplechase. . . Scnalado Returns to the Races and Suffers Defeat in Ladkln Handicap, Third to - Sepoy and Peter Peter. - NEW 3TORK. N. Y June 16. For a feature race at Aqueduct, todays offering of the Queens County Jockey Club was a- steeplechase, the Bayside "Handicap over -the short course. Only four went to the post, but it served to proclaim the Grecntree Stables Jolly Roger a truly first-class jumper. When taking: up 170 pounds and giving away much weight to every other starter. Jolly Roger -readily led home Thomas Hitchcocks Ravel, with Marshall Fields Nomad a distant third, and Barleycorn, an added starter from the stable of J. E. Widener, last. The race was worth ,325 to the winner. Conditions were all that could be desired for the sport. The track had dried out nicely and was fast, while the bright sunshine made the old course a delightful place to spend the afternoon. Many were of just that opinion, and it was a big crowd. The quartet that went to the post for the Bayside Steeplechase Handicap were sent away with no delay, and almost at once Ravel and Jolly Roger rushed away to set the pace. Both were under restraint; and Barleycorn followed not far away, while Nomad pinned his ears and Cheyne had to whip him to the first fence. All through the running the son of Omar Khayyam ran a sour race, and it was enly by the vigorous use of the whip that he was kept with his company. BARLEYCORN FAILURE. Barleycorn did not last long, and the race soon developed into a two-horse contest when Jolly Hoger and Ravel galloped off from the other two. Ferguson had a good hold of Jolly Roger, but when the back field was reached, the last turn of the course, he permitted the son of Pennant to move away from Ravel, and the race-was over just then. Ravel responded to the drive of Franklin gamely, but it was of no avail. Jolly Roger just galloped along in front to be winner by four lengths. Nomad was fifteen lengths back of Ravel, and right to the end he was racing sourly. The Ladkin Handicap, at one mile, had additional inte-est. for the reason that it marked the return of Richard T. Wisons Senalado to racing after an absence since the 1926 summer meeting at Empire City. He -seemed-a bit high when he went to the post and he was soundly beaten by both L. EL Rowes Sepoy and the Greentrce Stables Peter Peter, but the race will doubtless do him much good. Callahan sent Sepoy away from the barrier fast, but when both Mc-Auliffe and the lightly weighted Peter Peter came alongside and made the pace a bit stiff for comfort he eased back and permitted them to race along. They drew away from Sepoy, but, going to the stretch turn, Mc-Auliffe bore out badly, while Peter Peter saved ground. This put Peter Peter in command around the stretch turn, but Sepoy was close after him and an eighth from home he was. alongside. From there home Sepoy held the three-year-old perfectly safe and at the end he was a neck to the good. Senalado had been outrun all the way. but when McAuliffe went out so badly in the stretch it was not much of a trick for him to be third, but he was five lengths back of the first two. FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY. T. W. OBriens Forecaster won his fifth consecutive race when he galloped off with the mile and a sixteenth, for platers, that was the third offering. He was only opposed by Beau Geste from the B. B. Stable, and D. D. Douglass Tomahawk IV., and it was no contest. The three left the post in the same stride but Tomahawk IV. did not last long, while Forecaster soon had Beau Geste doing his best in an effort to match strides. Through the stretch Simon drove Beau Geste hard in a vain effort to catch the OBrien hope, but Robbins had only to sit still and Forecaster was still a length and a half to the good at the end. Dicing, the filly that John E. Madden sold .Lee Rosenberg, was winner of the four and a half furlongs dash, for two-year-old fillies, which was the fifth offering. Callahan had the mount, and it chalked up a double for the veteran lightweight, for he had scored with Sepoy in the previous contest. Sande rode the Greentree Stables Catsplay into second place, just half a length back of Dicing, and Miss Hogan from the stable of H. Teller Archibald just nosed out W. R. Coes Gig-gleqrum. The opening race was a five-eighths dash through the straight, for two-year-old platers, and it resulted in a good finish when Mrs. Louise Viaus Bystander outgamed the Log Cabin Stables Sambeau, to win by a neck. Sambeau was a length and a half before Loveken, the II. W. Maxwell filly, and the others were more or less strung out. The start was a good one, but there was much crowding in the early stages and both Gladys Clark and Jack OLeen were sufferers. Sambeau broke from an outside position while .Bystander, further in, did not have far to race. He was always in the front division, but at the end was forced to do his best. Nineteen maidens made up the field for the final six and one-half furlongs dash and Commissioner Hannon, under a good ride by Fator, was home winner from Odd Trick, with Colorful saving third place from Bristol, which met with a good deal of interference. There was much crowding and bumping and the race was not a truly run one.

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