Chenango Jump Winner: Hitchcock Steeplechaser Scores Under Guidance of G. H. Bostwick, Daily Racing Form, 1931-06-12


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y~ I i c t t 1 j I t s c c i 1 i , t E ] f f t j 2 . j , J . j ., j , , ] j. j j . ! j ] j I i t ] ] j | , ] 1 ] ; I l t | | | | CHENANGO JUMP WINNER » Hitchcock Steeplechaser Scores Un« der Guidance of G. H. Bostwick. * Only Three Finish Course at Belmont Park — Epoch and Espinaca Among Days Winners. • NEW YORK, N. Y., June 11.— Chenango carried the Thomas Hitchcocks silks to victory in the Meadowbrook Steeplechase Handicap today, which added another ,200 to his earnings. It was the talented amateur, G. H. "Pete" Bostwick, who had the mount and who contributed largely to the victory as he always does. This was the best offering of a program that was not exactly up to the Belmont Park standard by reason of the muddy condition of the course, which made necessary some changes in the program. There was some increase in the -attendance, but it was still light. It was Joseph E. Wideners Prowler that finished second, and the only other to complete the course was the Greentree Stables Valorous. Indigo, a stablemate to Prowler, made a bad landing at the last jump to unseat Bellhouse, while Mrs. T. W. Durants Brown Ruler unseated J. Ball three jump3 from the finish. INDIGO SHOWS SPEED. Valorous and Indigo were the ones to set the pace, but Indigo had more speed than the Greentree jumper and he finally shook him off to open up a good lead. Prowler was benefitting by the pace of his stable-mate when he was rated along in third place, while Mr. Bostwick was content to have Chenango last of the lot and galloping along smoothly. Brown Ruler was also well back of the leader. This order was maintained until the water jump was reached, where there was some closing up on Indigo, but at the lower end of the field he drew away again. Then when the back field was reached there was more closing upand Mr. Bostwick brought Chenango gradually into contention. As he moved. Bauman also moved with Prowler, while Valorous dropped back slightly, and Ball dashed up on the outside on Brown Ruler. This was the order as they came to the last jump in the back field, where Brown Ruler made his bad landing that unseated Ball. Valorous had dropped back rather badly and Mr. Bostwick found himself racing with Chenango between the Widener pair. The three were closely lapped two jumps from the finish, but Chenango fought his way through and at the last jump he and Prowler rose together, while Indiero bungled the jump and as he stumbled Bellhouse was unseated. RBDERS ESCAPE INJURY. In the short run home, under vigorous riding, Chenango came away to be the winner by five lengths, and Valorous saved third, thirty lengths back. Fortunately, both Bellhouse and Ball escaped serious injury from their falls. C. V. Whitneys Halcyon, which has been virtually left at the post in almost all of his races, left quickly for Robertson in the Friar Rock Handicap, and as a result he made every post a winning one to whip Samuel Riddles Great Gun; and Knowlton, from the Ramapo Stable was an easy third over E. R. Bradleys Bathorse, the only other starter. There was not much to the race after Halcyon left running. It was a good start, but when he was under way so promptly he readily held his advantage, and there was at all times daylight between him and hi3 opponents. Kurtsinger had Great Gun under a slight restraint in the early racing, but before the stretch was reached he had gone to the whip, and he was driving all the way home, but he could not run down the Whitney colt, which was winner by two lengths. Knowlton was going well through the stretch, but he bore out rather badly in the final furlong to be beaten two lengths for second place. The opening race was a four and a half furlong dash for juvenile maidens of the plater variety and it saw Walter I. Salmons Epoch the winner when he led home Mrs. Continued on eighteenth page. fl ~ Ha Ro ] wt when dr. drew **j for ck d0 sh r" an and tn th: that of to to an and ™ bu but th the s£ af bu but ar and it E E. sl wi was * end rg M JJ g w QI on C£ w h he tj. the K g no n, ,; Ol G G • tl ! h a i c; CHENANGO JUMP WINNER- 35 Continued from first page. _. Grace Dennys Night Edition, with A. B. Hancocks Permission saving third from B] Rocktor. iov Epoch showed a real mud running ability m copy after racing fairly close to the pace, he 35 ■» all out at the end to win going away. lar Night Edition and Permission fought it out aii all second place and the Hancock filly was closing rapidly, but could not get up. Brandon Prince tired in the final sixteenth after showing prominently up to that stage of the to] tell running. sin Espinaca, the good juvenile son of Epinard on one Prudish, which races for the Green-tree Stable, proved easily best of those M met in the Lady Owners Purse, a dash four and a half furlongs, through the W Widener course. He took up 122 pounds, . give away pounds to every other starter, w, why won with plenty to spare over his stable- mi mate, Semaphore, and Towee, from the T Sagamore Stable, beat Landward for third. Towee was the one to cut out the running, Espinaca wore him down readily when real question was asked, the winner R scoring by two lengths, with Semaphore T second by three parts of a length. Cambal, after breaking slowly, showed some speed, swerved considerably in the running to was tiring badly in the final sixteenth. be be Ten maidens started in the fifth race and th proved little more than a formality for ee get R. Bradleys Barometer. Beginning ca slowly he took the lead before the stretch n reached and was only cantering at the th this to win by a big margin. It was Smooth Knight, from the Audley Farm Stable, that 1 raced to second place and Marshall Fields Martinelli saved third from Blue Tile. = Blue Tile and Smooth Knight were the . ones to show alertness at the barrier and j they set the pace to the first turn, but j Barometer, after beginning last of the ten, 1 was soon in full stride and moved up rapidly j the outside. Cannon permitted him to catch the others without any urging and it was apparent before the stretch was reached would be the winner. He turned into the stretch clear and at end was six lengths to the good. Smooth Knight saved the place and Martinelli had gained some ground when he took third. Blue Tile had quit badly and the others cut tl figure in the race. At the end of the card there came the second maiden juvenile race of the after-i noon, being a split of the first and bringing out seventeen. This proved easy for C. A. Grands Morden, a daughter of Morvich and C Golden Lynn. She raced right away from the others to gallop home the winner by half a dozen lengths. Home Knight, Mea and Nation followed in the order named and closely lapped. 4

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