King Saxon Wins Queens County Handicap: Gains Fresh Laurels; Runs Mile in 1:37 1/5 to Triumph in Aqueducts Opening Feature.; Only One and Singing Wood Finish Second and Third, Respectively--Discovery Unplaced., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-11


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KING SAXON WINS QUEENS COUNTY HANDICAP GAINS FRESH LAURELS Runs Mile in 137V5 to Triumph in Aqueducts Opening Feature Only One and Singing Wood Finish FinishSecond Second and Third Respectively Discovery Unplaced NEW YORK N Y June 10 King Saxon C H Pat Knebelkamps remarkable cam ¬ paigner came back magnificently at Aque ¬ duct today to be winner of the Queens County Handicap over the mile distance a route at which he has been invincible This added another big feature to his Paumonok Excelsior and Metropolitan Handicaps and also added another 3700 to the earnings of the son of Saxon built up from a selling plater platerAt At the end of the fastrun mile in which the Knebelkamp colt forced all the pace it was Mrs Deering Howes Dixie winner On r One which took second place and Mrs John Hay Whitneys Singing Wood was a distant third The race was run in 137 over a track that was a bit off and as in his other New York triumphs King Saxon was ridden by Cal Rainey RaineyThough Though the conditions were anything but favorable for the opening of the meeting of the Queens County Jockey Club some 6000 were on hand under the lowering skies and the occasional drizzles of rain rainNO NO TIME LOST AT GATE GATELittle Little time was lost at the start of the Queens County Handicap the Waite gate be ¬ ing used as in all of the races during the day The engaged left in the same stride and it was Singing Wood that actually showed the way as they broke King Saxon and Only One were after the son of Royal Minstrel closely and in but a few strides King Saxon was showing the way wayAs As the son of Saxon took command Rainey took a slight hold of his head but permitted him to go the first quarter in 23 Singing Wood was going stride for stride with him and just a neck away was Only One Discovery was more alert than is his custom and was in fourth place and only another length and a half away Co equel and Thursday completed the field and they followed in the order named but soon were far back of the others A second quar ¬ ter in 23s carried King Saxon to the half mile ground in 46 and it was a pace that discouraged Singing Wood and he began to drop back slightly but Only One raced right along and he was lapped on the dark bay as he rolled off the fast pace Rainey had a snug hold of the pacemaker but Only One was racing so strongly that he seemed a real menace Discovery had moved up slightly and he was just a head back of Singing Wood WoodDISCOVERY DISCOVERY FAILS BADLY BADLYIt It was in this fashion they came to the head of the long stretch and as they rounded into the straight Discovery was carried out a bit by Singing Wood but not enough to be of real consequence King Saxon and Only One were still lapped a furlong out but the Lucullite colt was hanging on with such determination that Rainey swung his whip on King Saxon The colt responded mag ¬ nificently and drew out slightly Discovery had failed to come on when driven by BeJ shak and through the final furlong it was a twohorse race raceAs As King Saxon drew away Merritt drew his whip on Only One and ns he did so his mount swerved over sharply to the rail and never faltering King Saxon was over the line winner by a length Only One had beaten Singing Wood three lengths and just a head back came Thursday which had no rouble beating Discovery for fourth As for Coequel she was plainly outclassed and was a distant last lastThe The race demonstrated that Discovery Is not the colt he was last year and it gave King Saxon new importance at least as a iniler inilerHo Ho moved Into second place on tho back stretch when Jones took Singing Wood off the pace and was after the leader all tho Continued on thirtyeighth page KING SAXON WINS QUEENS COUNTY HANDICAP HANDICAPContinued Continued from first page way He made a bold final rally about an eighth from the finish and then tired How ¬ ever the son of Lucullite had no opposition for second place placeSinging Singing Wood was head and head with King Saxon for about a quarter mile and then Jones eased back His charge moved up fast on the turn for home but he never threatened the first two With a trifle farther to go he would have lost third money as Thursday was coming with a cyclonic rush on the outside after being far off the early pace He was going fastest of all at the end endDiscovery Discovery had no apparent excuse He was much closer to the pace than in the Suburban galloping along steadily in fourth position He moved up steadily at the head of the stretch and then tired badly Co equel the only other starter never was a factor factorThe The A G Vanderbilt luck held good in the running of the Mayflower a five fur ¬ long dash for juvenile fillies when Spring lock was winner over Curtis Kings Glory Greenock and Russell A Firestones Look about It was pure luck that decided it for as it was run Glory Greenock was pounds better than the winner and she was beaten only because Jones on Budding Star car ¬ ried her out as the field rounded the elbow of the course Lookabout was carried out at the same time but Glory Greenock suf ¬ fered more than the Firestone miss

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