Greentree Stable Entry: Brantome and Erne II. First and Second in Winfield Chase, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-30


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GREENTREE STABLE ENTRY Brantome and Erne n. First and Second in Winfield Chase. - : Coplapo Beats Lord Broom and Sanford, In Fleetwood. Handicap, Best Flat Race of Day. - NEW YORK, N. Y., June 29. Despite all the efforts to make the steeplechasing what it should be this year, there has been scant appreciation by those with horses fit - and ready to race through the field- The Win-field Handicap, over the short course, was the. stake feature of todays program at Aque-: duct, and it only saw three under silks at post time, with two of them, Brantome and Ernie II.. flying .the. silks of the Greentree Stable. The only one to go against them was the Brookmeade Stables Flyman, and the Greentree pair ran first-and second. The race was worth ,775 to the winner. The race was surely discouraging after what has been accomplished to make the chasing popular, and, until those with ready horses show more, co-operation, there can be little hope for the sport. On top of all. the Winfield was marked by a deal of rough riding on the part of Ferguson when he repeatedly bothered Flyman, though Breuning made no claim of foul. Brantome was guilty of causing some delay at the post when he refused to start, but finally, after several attempts, he was chased away and, once in his stride, he opened up a good lead. Breuning rated Flyman along under a nice steadying restraint for the first turn of the course, but the four-year-old was not jumping any too well. Then at the lower end of the course Ferguson began his rough-, ing when he tried to send Ernie II. through on the inside. Breuning blocked that move with the help of the hedge at that part of the course, but when the back field was reached Ferguson came up again on the inside and carried Flyman wide at this fence and rode an unsportsmanlike race for the rest of the journey. FLYMAN TIRES BADLY. In front of the field, Flyman tired badly, though driving hard, and there Erne II. went on by him, but Brantome was still well clear and in that fashion the Greentree silks finished first and second. The race was in no sense worthy of its value, and such racing will never do the sport any good. The best flat race of the day was the one mile .Fleetwood Handicap and it resulted in rather- a handy victory for R. Espinosas Copiapo over J. L. Hollands Lord Broom, while the Rosedale Stables Sanford was third by a narrow margin over Festival and the others were well strung out. with Post Maid, the lightweight of the party, last Copiapo, Incidentally, was the topweight. The finish in this would have been a bit closer had it not been that Maiben took Lord Broom up sharply, in the last sixteenth to go to the outside of the winner when there seomed to be room for him on the inside. Fator permitted Copiapo to force the pace and Festival attempted to race with him, hanging on well to the last eighth. Sanford raced closer to the leaders than has been his custom and Lord Broom rated along behind him and next to the inner rail. At the head of the stretch; Maiben found himself on the .inside with nojenance to go out. Lord Broom responded to his call and slipped through until he had reached second place. He was racing well and-jit appeared there was room to continue the."move n the inside, when Maiben: suddenly pulled him" off the rail and around Copiapo. That,- of course, cost considerable ground, but Lord"" Broom was good enough to save second placeibya couple of lengths " from Sanford. BIG JUVENILE FIELD. There were twenty two-year-old maidens at the post for the five-eighths dash, which was .the fifth race, and there would probably have been twenty-five had the track rules permitted the starting of such a number. There was a natural delay at the post, but the start was a good one and Sande at once, rushed John E. Maddens Redcliffe out to such good advantage that he was clear for practically the entire distance, winning by a good margin. It chalked up a double for Sande, for he had ridden Astrpn to victory in the third race. Folamile, the H. T. Archibald starter, was the one to come out of the big field and take second place, while third went to House Girl, the Samuel Ross starter. Astron, under a good ride by Sande, was winner of the mile and a sixteenth for maidens. It was only the second start for . the three-year-old son of North Star HI. and it is entirely possible that he will go on to better things. Grange, from the Rancocas Stable, which has disappointed so frequently, was a good second and Marshall Fields Polycrates, after beginning slowly, beat the Belair Stud Stables Gravita for third place. The start was a bit straggling when Memory Lane did not leave with the others, while Hat Brush and Polycrates were also off slowly. Gravita left fast and Grange and Astron were right after her. Early in the action Sande steadied Astron, but Fator went right on with Grange and the filly set a pace that kept him hard at it to keep pace. Warm Heart was up there and Polycrates improved his position considerably. It was not until well into the stretch that Grange was able to put Gravita away and that took so much out of him that the son of Wildair began to tire badly in the last eighth. There Sande brought Astron along with his winning rush on the outside, while Grange was doing his best to save second place by a head from Polycrates. Gravita was three lengths further back and Hat Brush, after his slow beginning, right at her throat latch. It was a five-eighths dash for juveniles and under claiming conditions, which began the program, and resulted in a stirring finish, when the Sagamore Stables Sterling Silver just beat home J. N. Levins Clairdine, and the Ncwtondale Stables Monte Carlo was rather a distant third, beating Tinita for that part of the purse. Sterling Silver and Clairdine broke from outside positions and they raced outside throughout, being closely lapped for most of the journey. Right in the closing strides Sterling Silver proved the gamer, but his winning margin was a narrow one. Monte Carlo ran down the middle of the course and ran straight, while Tinita met with some interference and was slightly blocked at the elbow of the course. Jim Bell broke well enough, but he dropped out of the A running early and was utterly lacking in early speed. F. W, Barlows Pheasant, ridden by K. Force, was winner of the final race of the day in a drive from W. R. Coes House Boy, while B. A. Lanes Durie M. was third. The winner moved up stoutly on the outside and finished fast through the stretch. House Boy moved into the lead when called upon and held on well, although he bumped Tor-rence in the final sixteenth. Durie M. crossed over sharply at the start and caused a jam.

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