Whitneys Clotho Wins: Taken off Pace by Coucci, Finishes First in Mohawk Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-27


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WHITNEYS CLOTHO WINS Taken Off Pace by Coucci, Finishes First in Mohawk Stakes. Uncanny, Second, Is Disqualified for Bumping Masked Knight Jumper Lowers Record. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 26. C. V. Whitneys Clotho, under a particularly -well-judged race by young Coucci, was winner of the Mohawk Claiming Stakes this afternoon. J. H. Lbuchheims Uncanny raced to the place over C. Harvey Pierces -Marciana. Masked Knight, ridden by his owner, G. H. Bostwick, was fourth, and he was the only other starter. Then, after a delay, the stewards upset this placing by disqualifying Uncanny from the place, moving Marciana into that position and awarding third to the Bostwick colt. This ruling came from some crowding Tight at the break when Uncanny interfered with Masked Knight. The race had a value of ,850 to the winner. Under ideal weather conditions and with the track at its best, a big crowd was out and there was plenty of interest. The steeplechase saw a new mark established for the short course when Mrs. John Hay Whitneys Spar raced in 4:11. In the Mohawk, after Uncanny had bumped Masked Knight leaving the stalls, he went out with Clotho to show the way. .The pair were racing well lapped for the first quarter when Coucci wisely took back from the pace and then Marciana went up to the Louchheim colt to keep him stepping right along. Coucci dropped Clotho in back of them and waited patiently until the stretch was reached. Swinging for home, Uncanny was beginning to show the effects of racing with Marcicna and, as he weakened, Coucci charged up with Clotho, went on by and scored by a margin of two lengths. Uncanny was half a dozen lengths before the tired Marciana and she led Masked Knight over the line by a length. Masked Knight had raced last all the way after the bumping he had received at the start and Mr. Bostwick did not seem to be exerting himself to any great degree after that misfortune. ST. BRDDEAU IMPRESSIVELY. There was more racing interest in the Dandelion, an overnight handicap, for it brought out a better field and it marked the return of the Greentree Stables St. Brideaux to racing. It was the first start of the year for the son of St. Germans and he gave an excellent account of himself when he ran down Blind Bowboy, ridden by his owner, G. H. "Pete" Bostwick, to win going away. Incidentally, it chalked up a double for Coucci, for he had ridden Clotho to victory in the Mohawk Five went to the post for this mile and Blind Bowboy, as was to be expected, cut out the pace. Coucci had St. Brideaux chasing after him and Luggage, from the Gene-seo Stable, was in third place leading Rip Continued on twenty-first page. WHITNEYS CLOTHO WINS Continued from first page. Van Winkle, and Blenheim was last of the five that performed. Down the back stretch Blind Bowboy, under a snug restraint, drew out to a lead of three lengths, but St. Brideaux was galloping strongly back of him and Coucci had not asked him for his best. Luggage was tiring already and Rip Van Winkle moved into third place. Coucci was moving up gradually to Blind Bowboy when the stretch was reached, but the son of Epinard was still clear as he came into the straight. Then it was that Coucci called on St. Brideaux and a furlong out he ; was so close after the Bostwick colt that the amateur went to the whip. Right there it was apparent that Blind Bowboy was beaten and St. Brideaux swept by to be the winner by a length. Rip Van Winkle was third but four lengths away, though he easily beat Blenheim for that part of the purse. This return of St. Brideaux to winning form is doubly meritorious when it is remembered that he was sent to the stud last spring and fourteen mares went to his court. Unfortunately St. Brideaux is not : i eligible for the Saratoga Cup for Brennan brought him back in a condition that would make him a worthy eligible for that running. The opening race was at six furlongs for plater juveniles and Miss Mary Comings Illusive proved best when, after cutting out all the pace, she was" winner by a comfortable margin over E. R. Bradleys Bobbing and W. H. Lipscombs True Sweep saved third from Mrs. Marshall Fields Malimou. The start was a good one and when Illusive left running she never had to surrender her lead. Modern Ace and Bobbing chased after her and Malimou was in fourth place, while True Sweep was showing the way to the others, but there were none of them that could threaten the leader. Through the stretch, Bobbing moved into second place and he finished well under a long drive but at the end, the filly was still two and a half lengths to the good. Bobbing had beaten the fast-closing True Sweep for second place by a neck and the son of Sweep was a full two lengths before Malimou and then came Modern Ace which tired rather badly in the run through the stretch. When Mrs. John H. Whitneys Spar ran the short steeplechase course in 4:11 to win over What Have You, which raced for Samuel Rosoff, he established a new course record. Ten lengths back of the f irt two, third went to Joseph E. Wideners French four-year-old, Rosedale H., and the only other to finish was William Duponts Ruler. The amateur Rigan McKinney shared in the record-making chase for he had the mount on Mrs. Whitneys gelding. There were two spills. John M. Schiffs gelding, Argonaut II., went down with Collins at the fifteenth field liverpool, and Jack Anthony, with McGovern, fell back at the backfield liverpool when racing second and with an excellent chance for victory. Ruler was the one to cut out the pace for a turn of the field, and What Have You followed him closely but was bearing out badly on the turns. This loss of ground prob- ably cost the son of Tryster the race, for he continued to bear out badly at every turn all through the running. When old Ruler was through with his pacemaking, What Have You went into the command, but his bearing out cost so much ground that there was a general closing up when the backfield was reached on the last turn. Then it was that Spar moved into command, but Jack Anthony was racing strongly back of him until he came down at the liverpool, and it was only three fences from the finish. With Jack Anthony out of the running, What Have You came back to the contention and was going well back of the son of Peter Pan right to the end, but Spar led him over the line by two lengths. Ruler stopped badly, but Rosedale n. had to be hard ridden to beat. him only half a length for third. Both McGovern, who went down with Jack Anthony, and Collins, who fell with Argonaut H., escaped serious injury.

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