Game Little Peanuts: Annexes Brooklyn Handicap in Fast Run Race, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-20


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I GAME LITTLE PEANUTS Annexes Brooklyn Handicap in Fast Run Race. Chance Play Finishes Second and Display Third- Crusader Big Disappointment. NEW YORK, N. Y., June 18. Little Peanuts, holder of the American Tecord for a mile and an eighth, came back again bril-liantly"in. the Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct today when, in a game finish, he fought his way to victory in 1:48, just a fifth of a second slower than his record of last year. Just a head back of him came Chance Play, from the Arden Farm Stable, and four lengths still further back was -Walter J. Salmons Display with Crusader well beaten and in sixth place at the end. Thurber had the mount on Mr. Gerrys great little colt and the prize added just 3,150 to his score. It was a great renewal of a great handicap, and seldom has a running attracted a like enthusiasm from one of the largest and most representative crowds ever assembled at old Aqueduct. The Wheatley Stables Dice, winner of both the Keene Memorial and the Juvenile at Belmont Park and unbeaten in his three starts, was winner of the companion piece to the Brooklyn, when he took down the Hudson Stakes for two-year-olds. This added another ,700 to his excellent score and the manner in which he carried his 127 pounds left no doubt of his being the present juvenile champion at least. As it was to be expected, Display caused some delay at the post in the Brooklyn, but the start was a good one and the bad actor slightly beat the others off, but he soon gave way to Chance Play and Peanuts that went out to set the pace. Thurber had the inside position with Peanuts and he eased back slightly from Chance Play, but he held to second place and with plenty of racing room. Our General, further out on the track, was in third place and showing the way to Pom-pey and Black Maria, the Coe pair that raced well lapped. WAITS WITH CRUSADER. Back ofthese came Espino and Light Carbine, whiieSaride elected to wait with Crusader and he was still further back, also well out from the rail and in rather close quarters. It was not long before the pace was too hot for Our General and, as he dropped back, Black Maria moved up slightly. Peanuts was still under a slight restraint back of Chance Play and holding to his position with no trouble. In the meantime Display was beginning to work his way up and, at the stretch turn, Maiben steeled a course along the inside, saving some ground. Thurber was sitting still on Peanuts to the last eighth and was content with the manner in which the little fellow was gradually closing up on Chance Play, though the leader was still racing strong. Stride by stride the little bay continued to close until McAuliffe was forced to whip to hold his lead. Thurber was hand riding Peanuts now and the little fellow was responding gamely. Right at the end Chance Play bore out Continued on twenty-first page GAME LITTLE PEANUTS Continued from first page slightly, but Peanuts was alongside and inching up at every stride until right at the end he dropped his head down the winner. ThhJ took the pair of them out four lengths before" Display, which outfinished the others, -and Pompey followed at his heels, with Light Carbine just nosing out Crusader for fifth place. The fractions for the running were: :24, :47and, 1:12, 1:3G, 1:48. Truly a wonderful performance- and a testimony to the skill of Odom in fitting the colt for the engagement. When Dice, from the Wheatley Stable, won the Hudson Stakes, he gave further evidence of being champion of the juveniles shown thus far this year. He carried his 127 pounds like a real champion and, forcing; the pace, defeated Scotch and Soda from the Sagamore Stable, with the Brookmeade Staples Brooms finishing a fast going third before Diavolo, a stablemate to the winner. Little time was lost at the barrier and as it rose, Dice shot to the front from his inside position. McAuliffe took him well out from the rail and he ran straight and true down the middle of the course, never surrendering the lead. In the early racing it was W. R. Coes Old Dutch II. that tried to keep pace with the son of Dominant, but he soon had enough of It and, dropping back, he was soon last of the field of a dozen that started. Scotch and Soda and Hogans Alley were close at hand but Hogans Alley did not last long, though Scotch and Soda clung to the Wheatley Stable colt right to the end, though never able to pass him. Then Brooms made his challenge on the outside and was lapped on Scotch and Soda at the end. Diavolo, the stablemate of Dice, was fourth" and his was a trully good race, when he left the post so sluggishly that he had to close a big gap. In this field a son of Playfellow, My Chum, from the Quincy Stable started. He performed greenly and will undoubtedly improve over his showing. Seventeen maiden two-year-old fillies went to the post in the opening dash and Jollity, from Robert L. Gerrys Aknusti Stable, proved winner. She began well and, running straight and true down the middle of the course, dominated the running throughout, to have a length to spare at the end. Sucky, racing for P. H. Faulconer, and well ridden by Fator, was the one to hold second place, and she was always in the front division without seriously threatening the winner. Then third fell to Emil Herz Julie H., when she worked her way up from an outside position to take part of the purse. Only three went to the post for the short course selling steeplechase, and Gwyn Tompkins Crimson Dawn was an easy winner over W. V. Dwyers St. Lawrence, while H. W. West Jr.s Britannic, after running an exceedingly dull race and falling far out of the running, unseated Sims at the twelfth fence. He was later remounted to finish the course. In the run home Crimson Dawn was master of the situation and, though he stumbled badly at the last fence, he still had half a. dozen lengths to spare at the end. Sims was unhurt when he fell from Britannic, and the old gelding was remounted and completed the course to take third money. After the finish Sims was called into the stand and, being questioned by the stewards for his listless ride, he was suspended for the meeting in punishment for not showing more energy. There was a close finish in the mile and five-sixteenths race for platers, that was run as the final, when J. Fendricks Hijo by a belated rush, just got up to beat W. A. i Rosens Phidias, with Scat and Fairman finishing as named and in close order back of them. Phidias and Scat were the ones to set the pace, while the winner was reserved behind the pace, and took the lead when tho others tired. Seventeen maiden three-year-olds and upwards paraded to the post for the seven-eighths mile fifth race. The winner turned up in G. A. Cochrans Caricature. The Gerry colors were carried into second place by Ominous, and the Rancocas Stables Grange was third. The Carlton Stables Son o Battle was fourth, and the horses mentioned were in front throughout the race. Caricature was never headed. He began. in front and Kelsay sent him right along. The competition was keen behind Caricature all the way. The Cochran filly began to tiro at the end, but stuck it out, under a drive, to beat Ominous by one length.

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