Upset At Belmont Park: Indian Love Call Defeats Chance Shot, Sarmaticus and Others.; Heavy Track Results in One of Biggest Surprises of Year on New York Tracks, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-22


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UPSET AT BELMONT PARK « 1 — =. Indian Love Call Defeats Chance Shot, Sarmaticus and Others. ♦ Heavy Track Results in One of Biggest Surprises of Year on New York Tracks. « NEW YORK, N. Y., May 21.— Indian Love Call, racing for Max Silvers and wtih a big advantage in the weights, was winner of the best Belmont Park offering today when he won the three-quarters mile Tenny Handicap, over the main course. Mrs. Vanderbilts Byrd, starting for the first time this year, raced to second place, and M. L. Allens General Diskin, which performed during the winter at Tijuana, was third. What made this the best race of the day was that back of these there were such notables as Chance Shot, Sarmaticus, Groucher, Nusakan and Finite, to say nothing of others. Probably the heavy going had something to do with the result, for it was a complete surprise so far as each of the placed horses were concerned. A wonderfully interesting program had been offered and it was a card that attracted a big attendance. Weather conditions were ideal, even if the track was deep and heavy from the recent rains. In the three-quarters handicap, which saw Indian Love Call the winner, there was a considerable delay at the post. As the barrier was released Bonnie Khayyam was so slow leaving that she had a decided handicap, but the others were all in motion and nicely lapped. Nusakan was rushed away by Kelsay and he made every use of the speed of the Cochran colt when he took a lead of a couple of lengths. Finite, beginning from the inner rail, was in second place, and Sarmaticus was not far back. Byrd was also in the first flight, while Chance Shot and Sarazen, the heavy weights of the field, were further away and Indian Love Call was also well back. Nusakans speed kept him in the van until in the stretch, but there Byrd shot out from the bunch to catch and pass him. The shout went up for Mrs. Vanderbilts colt, but at the same instant Indian Love Call was rushing up on the outside with a great burst of speed. Sarmaticus was still well up, but he was plainly doing his best and was unable to catch Byrd, and Nusakan was through and was dropping back. Stride by stride Indian Love Call wore down Byrd, to be home the winner by three-quarters of a length. Then Sarmaticus tired and General Diskin made the move that was to land him third, while Sarazen, beginning to run when it was all over, landed in fourth place. Continued on twentieth page. UPSET AT BELMONT PARK Continued from first page. Chance Shot had shown nothing in the running and when he was hopelessly beaten Sande did not further needlessly punish him. It was a question of weight bringing them all together, for Indian Love Call was in the handicap under 107 pounds, Byrd carried 114 and General Diskin was in under the feather of 101 pounds. The opening race, at a mile and a sixteenth, brought together nineteen platers and it fell to J. P. Smiths Sun Forward, when he led home Marshall Fields Polycrates, with Max Silvers Hat Brush saving third. The start was a good one for all but Fried-jof Nansen, which would not break and was left at the post. Pascuma at once went out with Hat Brush at a sprinting clip and in the first eighth he had opened up a good lead on the others. Sun Forward and Supersede were well out from the others and then came Mosque, racing along next to the inner rail. The others were soon well strung out in the running. Pascuma kept right at Hat Brush, with the result that he was beginning to tire a bit when he swung for home. Sun Forward at that time was beginning to close up on the son of Sweeper and it was apparent an eighth from home that he would run him down. Polycrates was also improving his position, while both Supersede and Mosque were dropping back rather badly. Pascuma went to a furious drive in that last eighth in a vain effort to save the day with Hat Brush, but Sun Forward was on by to win by five lengths and then right at the end Polycrates nosed him out of second place. » The steeplechase of the day brought out ten likely maidens and it resulted in a victory for The Siidar II., which races for Victor Emanuels Dorwood Stable. He is a French-bred steeplechaser and was ridden by George Duller, the English rider. Thomas Hitchcocks Devil Kin, an English-bred, raced to the place, making it something of a foreign affair, but "Specs" Crawford saved an entire rout of the home folks when he rode Bob Smiths Phidias into third place. He would surely have been closer with Phidias had it not been that the old gelding hit the ninth fence and Crawford lost his stirrups and, at the same time, some ground. There were three that did not complete the course, when King Solomon went down at the third fence, Flittula unseated W. Hunt while running on the flat and a keen contender, and Storm King fell at the last fence.

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