Rancocas Stable Double: Nassak and Sankari Victorious at Jamaica Course, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-02


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RANCOCAS STABLE DOUBLE . « Nassak and Sankari Victorious at Jamaica Course. -• Son of John P. Crier Qualifies for Preak- ness States an.l Kentncky Derby by Brilliant Victory NEW YORK, X. Y.. May 1.— Nassak. the chestnut son of John P. Giier and Ethel D. and the main reliance of the Raneoeas Stable for the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby, proved his right to be regarded as a formidable factor in those races. His effort in the Long Beach Handicap, which was the feature of todays program at Jamaica, was a good one. At the end of the mile and seventy-yard journey Fator had a stout hold of his mount and he had no trouble in showing the way to the Rosedale Stables San-ford and R. Eopincsas Copiapo. Scratches ruined the feature race and previous to the running of the first race trainer Loftus added Copiapo to the feature. Nassak carried 111 pounds and was conceding weight to his opponents. From a fast moving start Copiapo displayed the most early speed, but Fator had Nassak close to him and under steady restraint, while Sanford was two lengths further back. When well settled on the back stretch and in a position to make his run to the far turn Fator gave Nassak his head. The big chestnut bounded away from his opponents. Fator glanced back quickly over his shoulder and then took another steady hold of his mount. In the meantime Sanford had displaced Copiapo. but at no stage of the journey menaced the pacemaker. In the final eighth Nassak wars under restraint and at the end Fator was slowing him down. Copiapo was a distant third. Previous to the running a heavy shower forced the patrons to seek shelter. The going became sticky and muddy. The rain stopped before the fifth race and the sun came out. Sankari, four-year-old son of The Finn-Cadeau, making his first start of the year, was a driving winner of the Hope-dale Handicap for the Rancocas Stable. Sankari was ridden by Laverne Fator and finishing with a rush on the outside outstayed Pud Fishers Retaliate at the end. Cherry Pie, from the Greentree Stable, was third. Washakie, David Pone and Royal Lot completed the field, finishing in the order named. David Bone was hustled into a commanding lead on the first turn and for a brief period threatened to make a runaway affair of the race. Retaliate was the one to race after him, with Washakie, leading Sankari and Cherry Pie in the rear. The latter was sluggish at the barrier and in the first quarter-mile WZM a distant follower. SP YKXLIXG FIN AL DIE1. David Bone continued to show the way to the far turn, where there was a general closing up. Retaliate began his move at this point, but his effort was overshadowed by that of Sankari. The latter was taken to the outside and in less than a sixteenth of a mile was almost on even terms with the leaders. Retaliate slipped through on the Inside entering the stretch while Fator elected to come to the outside. In a duel through the final quarter mile Sankari proved best and was winner by a scant half length. Cherry Pie in the meantime had closed a big gap and finished fast at the end. Poeticulc. an English filly racing for Edward Arlington and ridden by C. Watters, proved an easy winner of the first race of the program, which wai for fillies and mares, three-year-olds and over, under claiming conditions. Her score was over G. A. Cochrans Guinea Hen. while Gnome Girl, racing for E. J. Hodgson, was third. The field was fractious at the post but they got away well from a standing start. Guinea Hen displayed the most early speed and showed the way to Grace II. and Moonlight, wi.h Poeti-cule in fourth place on the inside and Dear Lady bringing up tne rear. Rounding the far turn Guinea Hen was put under hard riding to increase her advantage, but Watters took Poeticulc from the inside to the outside to take advantage of the firmer footing and, at the same time, secure mor racing room. TI: e two leaders quickly drew away from the others, although Gnome Girl, after making a wide turn into the stretch, held to her position. At the eighth post the two leaders were lapped, but it was clearly apparent that Poeticule would draw-away into a commanding advantage, which she elid through the final sixteenth of a mile. Guinea Hon was tiring fast through the final sixteenth, but had enough left in reserve to hold Gnome Girl safe for the place portion of the purse. Edward Arlington and the apprentice jockey C. Watters shared in a double when Rhyme cad Reason defeated eleven other starters i.i the second race of the day at a mile and seyanty yards, and uneltr claiming conditions. Roseate II., racing for Mrs. it. F. Carman, was the ont. to finish second, while Menss, an Imported Cerman colt, was thi.d fcr Mrs. B. Haynes. A. J. Joyn:r made his appearance, coming on from Maryland. •Max Hirsclr chipped one carload of horses to Belmont Park, from Havre de Grace. a

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