King Saxon In Canter: Scores His Fourth Straight Success of Year in Excelsior Handicap.; C. H. Knebelkamps Crack Colt Continues on His Winning Way Before Throng at Jamaica., Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-06


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KING SAXON IN CANTER Scores His Fourth Straight Success of Year in Excelsior Handicap C H Knebelkamps Crack Colt Con ¬ tinues on His Winning Way Be ¬ fore Throng at Jamaica NEW YORK N Y May 4 King Saxon the sterling fouryearold son of Saxon and Poltova that races for C H Pat Knebel kamp was a cantering winner of the Excel ¬ sior Handicap at Jamaica today This old fixture was the weekend feature of the Metropolitan Jockey Club and it carried a net value of 5430 to the winner winnerKing King Saxon hung out a new track record to win the Paumonok the opening day of the meeting and this gallop of a mile and a sixteenth was even easier for him than his previous score It was his fourth start and his fourth victory while last year he was winner of seven races in eight starts startsTen Ten lengths back of the Knebelkamp cam ¬ paigner Okapi from the Brookmeade Stable beat the Maemere Farm Stables Coequel half a length for second and Gay Monarch was a distant fourth There was a casualty in the running when Somebody the stable mate to Coequel bled and was eased up by McCrossen McCrossenAlthough Although the weather was cold and the skies gray another big crowd was out for the racing and the sport furnished was of the first order orderThe The start was a good one in the Excel ¬ sior and Rainey at once took command with King Saxon though as soon as he was clear of the field he took his mount in hand and rated him along at a brisk pace He was two lengths clear before the back stretch was reached and tire field was never closer closerWith With Rainey keeping a stiff hold of his head the son of Saxon continued to draw away steadily until his winning margin was ten lengths lengthsOkapi Okapi and Coequel were heading the others while Sailor Beware soon dropped to last place and even there he refused to extend himself Somebody was under early restraint but before the half mile was reached he was in difficulty and as he con ¬ tinued to drop out of the running it was discovered he had bled bledThrough Through the stretch there was a lively duel between Okapi and Coequel for second but the horse proved the gamer when he took the measure of the daughter of Cot logomor by a scant half length Gay Mon ¬ arch was never able to materially improve his position in the running runningThe The day began well for the big holiday crowd when Pullman from the Sage Sta ¬ ble was winner of a dash over the five fur longsdistance to graduate from the maiden class This was fashioned foV twoyearold Continued on thirtythird page KING SAXON IN CANTER Continued from first page nonwinners and the son of The Porter was good enough to lead virtually all the way and win by a length and a half halfThrough Through the stretch Robertson took no chances with his mount and sent him right along The place went to Mrs C Oliver Iselins Knowing an unsexed son of Duh boyne and William Woodwards Royal Fox one of three saddled by James Fitzsimmons Jr took third thirdKnowing Knowing was the big surprise for he was so lightly considered that he was quoted at 200 to 1 in the books booksRoyal Royal Fox was first to show from the break but he almost at once gave way to Pullman and Knowing soon moved into sec ¬ ond place This order was maintained all the way while Royal Fox always had the foot of the others othersAlfred Alfred Robertson after bringing home three winners Friday piloted the first two when after scoring with Pullman he fol ¬ lowed it up by taking the second with Microbe which he rode for his contract em ¬ ployer C V Whitney This was a split of the first race being for maidens and the son of Dis Done was so much the best that after meeting with some early interference he was good enough to circle around the leaders at the head of the short stretch and win lengthsIt easing up by three lengths It was a close fight for the place with Leslie Keiffers Flying Falcon just beating Hal Price Headleys Pelerine for that part of the award awardMicrobe Microbe was away in stride but when he was unable to hold his position on the inside he was badly shuffled back and it was some time before he could regain his stride Match Play and Flying Falcon were the ones to go into command and they were closely followed by Sunanair with Over Yonder not far back of these and Pelerine far back backIt It was not until heading for the stretch turn that Robertson found racing room for Microbe by taking him to the outside There the colt moved up with little effort and it was apparent a furlong from the finish that he would be the winner Pelerine closed with a great rush that was just a nod placeMrs short of landing the place Mrs W E Martins Grannys Trade came back with another good race in the third when she led home a nice band of platers over the six furlongs distance George Mc Mitchells Volta Maid raced to the place and Mrs D Melansons Happy Knot beat Mois son for third There was little to the run ¬ ning for Grannys Trade left her stall in full flight and Rainey soon had her three lengths before the field There he took hold of the head of the daughter of Axenstein and steadied her along Through the stretch Volta Maid closed ground on the inside and Rainey rode the winner out smartly but her lengthsVolta winning margin was two lengths Volta Maid had beaten Happy Knot three lengths and the last named mare was right in the contention all the way Lady Higloss was a disappointment never being able to reach positionHymie a contending position Hymie Neusteters game little gelding Aladdins Dream earned a close decision in the fifth when he ran down George McMit chells War Pledge to win in the final stride Well back of the pair the B B Stables Ap ¬ prentice was third thirdWar War Pledge raced along well clear of the others until the stretch was reached while Apprentice was rated back of him Alad ¬ dins Dream was last of the company for the first half mile As the son of Crusader began to make up ground he met with some inter ¬ ference but in the final furlong he found room to come between War Pledge and Apprentice decisionH to earn his close decision H D Monroe racing secretary at Rock ingham Park notified local horsemen that nominations for the Speed Handicap close on Monday MondayJockey Jockey Silvio Coucci will return to Ja ¬ maica mountsTrainer on Monday and accept mounts Trainer Brennan stated that he was un ¬ decided about shipping the Greentree Sta ¬ bles Plat Eye back to New York or direct to Pimlico for the Preakness

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