Peanuts Grand Race: Duplicates Brooklyn Handicap Success in the Brookdale, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-27


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PEANUTS GRAND RACE 3 Duplicates Brooklyn Handicap Success in the Brookdale. Unbeaten Colt Dice Adds to His Laurels in Annexing Great American Stakes. li NEW YORK, N. Y., June 25. Robert L. I Gerrys Peanuts repeated his recent triumph 1 in the Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct when in a game finish he beat home W. J. Sal-mons Display and William Ziegler Jr.s -Espino, with the Arden Farm Stables Chance Play beaten for fourth position by Light "Carbine, accounting for the Brookdale .Handicap, at one mile and an eighth, in which he took up 119 pounds. It was the greatest -weight he had ever carried to vie- tory and seven pounds more than he had in the saddle when he won the Brooklyn Handicap. The Brookdale Handicap had a value of ,500 to the winner. Dice, the unbeaten son of Dominant Frumpery, which races for Mrs. H. C. Phipps and Ogden Mills Wheatley Stable, added the Great American Stakes to his Iveene Me- ; morial, Juvenile and Hudson victories. He also added 2,950 to his money score. In the great American Stakes there came a disqualification, when W. S. Kilmers Sun Edwin, after finishing a clcse second to Dice, was set back for a stretch foul and that moved Groucher into the place, with Distraction, a stablemate of Dice, third. Ambrose had the mount on Sun Edwin and inside "the final eighth he was guilty of badly crowding both Brooms and Groucher when the Whitney colt seemed to have a royal . winning chance. Groucher suffered earlier in the running when Dice came over from the outside and had him In such close quarters that Sande was forced to ease him up to avoid an accident. The race run by Peanuts put him a notch higher in the handicap division when he carried 119 pounds to victory and at the same time Chance Play slipped back considerably in the handicap estimation. The little Gerry horse never ran as good a race before and when he finished out the mile and an eighth route in 1:48 he again demonstrated that the Aqueduct course is much to his liking. Little time was lost at the barrier and, as it was released, Light Carbine-was rushed into the lead and Sande rated Chance Play along back of him, while Display, after being off running, soon dropped back to last place. Peanuts was right after Chance Play and three lengths further back came Espino- which, in turn,, led Forever and Ever. LIGHT CARBINE PACEMAKER. Light Carbine continued to show the way to the stretch turn, and there Sande made his first move with Chance Play. He caught Light Carbine and raced past so easily that he was already hailed as "the winner. But Peanuts was beginning one of his bulldog rushes on the outside and Display was also-moving up. Inside the last sixteenth there was a general closing up. Chance Play began to tire badly, Light Carbine faltered and then came again, while Peanuts, Display and Espino were all gaining and racing closely lapped. Right at the end Peanuts came, on, to be winner by a length, Display Just got up to nose out Espino for second place, and the latter, in turn, was only a head before Light Carbine, which had beaten Chance Play. The son of of Fair Play quit badly, when the pinch came, and he will have to be dropped down a bit in the handicaps, i There was a long delay before Dice was confirmed as winner of the Great American Stakes, and several of the jockeys were questioned. There had been a deal of roughing in the race and finally the blame was fixed on Ambrose, who rode Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sun Edwin, which was only beaten a nose -by the juvenile champion. That left Dice the winner, with H. P. Whitneys Groucher second and Distraction, a stable-mate to Dice, third. The start was a good one, though there was a long delay at the barrier and it added an additional handicap to Dice which was on the outside and under a burden of 130 pounds. Groucher was first to show from the barrier, but Dice was right after him and on the outside, with Fred Parker third and Brooms was right there. Both Groucher and Brooms, showing a great burst of speed, were in front when Dice came over from his outside position, and Sande was seen to take up sharply to prevent Groucher being knocked down. Dice, from the elbow home, continued to bear over, and Groucher met Svith other interference, but the topweight, hanging on with bulldog courage, was home just a nose in front of Sun Edwin, which finished with a rush on the inside, after having swerved over to that place himself. SUN EDWIN DISQUALIFIED. Many who watched the race were of the opuinion that Dice was the offender, but it rwas ruled that Sun Edwin was to blame and, for that reason, he was displaced from second after a lengthy investigation by the stewards. A band of cheap maidens met in the first race, at six and one-half furlongs, and Selby Burchs Know-Me-Gnome proved best when he led home Samuel Ross Ambition, and Dorado, from the Fair Stable, was third. All of this might have been different had it not been that Edward Arlingtons Metal Man, while leading, ran out almost to the outside fence rounding into the stretch. He dominated the running up to that time, but the false move naturally put him completely out of the running. Know-Mc-Gnome had raced prominently all the way, but at the end he was doing his best to beat Ambition, which met with more than his share of interference throughout the running. James R. Hydes Job, a recent importation, was winner of the Brook Steeplechase, and an even more recent importation, the Dor-wood Stables Phosphore, beat home the Grassland Stables Bethany, the only other starter being Joseph E. Wideners Barleycorn. All of llils might have been different had it not been that Bethany, after having forced all the pace, made a bad landing two fences from home and came out of the race badly lamed. This bad landing and her injury enabled Job to catch her at the last fence and he readily beat her for the place, while Barleycorn stopped rather badly. Early in the action Smoot took Bethany into a good lead and she had no trouble holding her command until the front field for the home run was reached, where carrying the pace began to tell on her, and, when she fell lame, all her chanoes were gone. Barleycorn and Job alternated in second position, while Barrett Ilaynes kept Phosphore well back of the other three for a turn of the field. Job readily put Barleycorn away, but each time he made a run at Bethany the mare moved away from him in a fashion that suggested her being lame as the chief reason for her defeat. It is probable that when Phosphore becomes more familiar with the American fields he will prove a first class horse. The fifth race was a four and a half furlongs dash, for two-year-old fillies, and W. R. Coes Giggleorum, beginning fast, dominated the running and had plenty left at the end. JTlower Girl, from the Samuel Ross stable, was a consistent second all the way, and it was Effie which saved third place from Girl Friend, one that was racing for the Sage Stable. There was little to the run-; ning, for the Coe filly was so much better than the others that there was no semblance of a real contest. At the end of the card there was a mile and five-sixteenths, for platers, and Edward Arlingtons Scat, after forcing the pace, stuck! it out to be winner from Hijo, the topweight of the party, with Drawing Board, another which had raced forwardiy throughout, third. 1

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