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HOW HIGH SPA WINNER Victorious After Hard Drive With Hastipast and Cattail. Deluge of Rain Leaves Saratoga Track Muddy Second Straight Stake Victory for Buxton. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 4. How High, in a stirring finish, carried the silks of Mrs. T. J. Lewis to victory in the. special offering of the Saratoga Association this afternoon when he scored in the Seneca. It was a claiming sprint for the three-year-olds and carried a net value of ,845 to the winner. At the heels of the son of High Time, came Joseph E. Wideners Hastipast, starting for the first time this year, and William Ziegler, Jr.s Cattail took third from Fingal. This winner was sent to the post by Clarence Buxton who had saddled Elylee in the Flash Stakes the opening "day of the meeting. After a perfect deluge of rain that continued almost all night, the track was muddy, but in better condition than was expected, while there was new color to the infield and altogether the rain was welcome. With a return to bright weather the crowd was of generous proportions and the sport excellent. The Seneca attracted a dozen good sprinters and, after a considerable delay, they were sent away in good alignment with Hastipast soon to show her head in front. She was closely attended by Cattail and Character, and the three quickly drew away to a good lead over -Parity which, in turn, was showing the way to Sation. How High had been away from the barrier slowly and he was one of the trailers. Of the leading trio Character was first to tire, and as he dropped back going to the stretch turn, Hastipast drew away slightly but Cattail was still in contention and coming again. He was showing the way when the stretch was reached. SPIRITED FINISH. Sation had been unable to improve his position, but How High was making up ground rapidly until he had reached a contending position. It was a close finish between Cattail and Hastipast, until they were joined by the High Time gelding and he came with a rush that carried him past the pair to a victory by a length. Hastipast had shaken off Cattail right at the end to save second place by a length and a half, and outside of them all came Fingal with a belated rush that would have landed third money in another stride. Sation was well back of the Bradley colt, while Character quit so badly that he finished next to last. Some of the best sprinters of the year raced in the Campfire, Handicap and it resulted in an easy score for Mrs. Dodge Sloanes Helianthus. Andy Schuttingers Pilate raced to second place and George H. Bostwicks Pompeius saved third from Parry. There was a delay of twelve minutes at the post and that added to the handicap of Pilate, which was under the top impost of 126 pounds. Then the start was a bad one when Parry, which had occasioned much of the delay, got away fast and Kincsen, Notebook, Pilate and Helianthus were tail-enders. Helianthus was more alert in making up the lost ground and when Bellizzi rushed him in the first furlong, he was right in contention. PDLATES HOPELESS CHANCE. Pompeius, after being away in the front division, was racing with Helianthus and then came Parry, which had been unable to hold her big advantage at the start. Speed Boat was leading the others and well back of her came Pilate, but he had been away so badly that it was a hopeless chase from the start. Helianthus hung to Pompeius until he had him beaten when the stretch was reached and in the meantime Pilate had made up ground to be fourth, Parry still being in third place. In the final furlong Pilate continued to gain until he had headed both Parry and Pompeius, but he could not catch Helianthus, which was past the line an easy winner by five lengths. Pilate had beaten Pompeius four lengths and Continued on twenty-second vaaeJ HOW HIGH SPA WINNER Continued from first page. Parry was at the heels of the Bostwick sprinter. Zipalong carried the William Ziegler, Jr., silks to victory over a field of plater juveniles in the opening five and a half furlongs dash. He scored with something to spare over J. J. Morans Cohort Miss, which barely took second place from Mrs. T. J. Lewis Top High and Miss Merriment beat the others. Miss Merriment was unlucky at the break when she went in the air as the barrier rose. There was a long delay before the stewards confirmed the order of the finish in the steeplechase. They were considering a claim of foul lodged by C. Smoot, who finished second with Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Hamp-tonian, to Cherry Brandy, from the Greentree Stable, which had won. As Collins made his winning dash with Cherry Brandy leaving the back field, he bumped his way through between Hamptonian and Maid of Mars and Mrs. Clarks gelding was knocked off his stride badly. It was this that was being considered before the red board was finally displayed, not allowing the claim. Maid of Mars and Hamptonian were the ones to set the pace and the mare was showing the way. They were well clear of the others until that turn out of the back field, where Collins made his charge with Cherry Brandy. The son of Chantey moved up with a rush as he went through between the leading pair and there was no doubt of his interfering with Hamptonian. Collins took a chance of being blocked himself as he made the move, but his mount went through and it gave him an advantage that brought victory. Once in front Cherry Brandy went along strongly and, though Hamptonian came again after the roughing he had received, the Greentree gelding was past the line winner by four lengths. Thomas H. McCreerys Sardaneza, after following the others for a turn of the field, closed an immense gap to take third. He was seven lengths back of Hamptonian, but ten lengths before Bagatelle. Shylock, after showing in the contention most of the way, tired badly and Morte Main, which raced for Mrs. W. Plunkett Stewart, came out of the running so sore that Thorndike dismounted and led him back to the scales. The fifth was a five and a half furlongs dash for juveniles that brought a double for the Greentree Stable silks when Soon Over was winner over J. W. Y. Martins Law Suit, and far back of these came Mrs. T. J. Lewis Maine Chance. From a good start Coucci at once rushed Soon Over into command and hustling him along all the way, he never was headed. Law Suit was second at all stages of the race and in the stretch he finished gamely, but the son of Buchanan was holding him perfectly safe to win by a length. Law Suit was as easily second best for in his chase after the winner he drew away to five lengths over Maine Chance and Mrs. Lewis colt was six lenghts before Hustle, one that carried the W. R. Coe silks.