The Devil's Jackson Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1898-09-04


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THK TKO DEVILS JACKSON HANDICAP HANDICAPDante Handicap Dante when on his famous trip probably so improved his vocabulary while witnessing the races of the damned as to furnish matter to be copied when describing the condition of things yesterday at Harlem But as the phraseology of che ache great Italian escapes the memory of the horse reporter it can only be stated that even the denizens of Hades would have been incon icon ¬ venienced lenience and therefore have petitioned the regnant power to commute the sentence of the oven to the torture of icicles on the spine for the heat was sufficient to drive even a tout into the shade For the fourth consecutive day the sun had unmolestedly unmolested shot his rays into a defenceless defenseless grandstand and betting ring so that the stanchions of iron could not bo touched with impunity There was breeze enough but it did not come from the right direction Yet the closing day of Harlems Harems fortnight furnished the best fixture of the meet ¬ ing King in the Jackson Handicap 1 116 miles for threeyearolds worth 1020 to the winner 200 V the second horse and 100 to the third horse Rtapifaged Ratified were some animals having preten preteen tions ions to the name of stake horses horsesSydney horses Sydney Pagets Pages colors sky blue brown cap showed for the first time in Chicago on Buskin in the first race raceThere racehorse There were more bookmakers doing business than ever before this year at Harlem twenty three regulars cutting in for the last day while the usual pair of dollar books was oa The crowd was a big one and speculators went to work as if the weather conditions cut no figure with bank rolls There was a strong play on W C T while Dunois Dubois always held the post of favorite Diggs Digs made a leap of 100 per cent in price and Indra Indrawn followed suit Madrilene Marlene opening too low finally was steady at 4 to 1 One bad race popped George H Ketcham Ketch to a false price and Dave S the winner of many a race at Fort Erie was peddled out at 25 to 1 To an elegant start Indra Indrawn in the rear of the bunch Dave S ran right away from the others Lew Blew Hopper broke quick ¬ est but George H Ketcham Ketch soon passed him After covering threaeighths straights the order was Dave S George H Ketcham Ketch and Lew Blew Hopper the trio being clear of the others Rounding the far turn Dunois Dubois ran to second place but into the straight Dave S had a commanding lead Here directly behind George ff Ketcham Ketch and Lew Blew Hopper in fifth position ran Borden between which horse and the bunch behind there was daylight Dunois Dubois gradually gained on Dave S but as Skeets Skeet sent the favorite to the whip at the last sixteenth Dave S seemed sure to last the race out But in a ride Martin outclasses Aker Baker and Dunois Dubois beat the long shot by the closest of margins The third place was a guess as Borden Diggs Digs George H Ketcham Ketch and Locust Blossom fought it out the latter winning winningFirst winning First Tenor was off in front to a good start for all but Little Minch Inch Jr who was left at the post Arthur McKnight Mocking headed First Tenor on the turn only to be dispossessed by Antiquary who struck first into the home stretch Arthur 4jLjKnight now gave it up finishing sixth First Kiior Skijor came on when ready and passed Anti ¬ quary quarry but Boney Bony Buy who had failed to stay up in front as he usually does and came fifth into the home stretch now came along and hundred yards from the wire headed First Tenor but J Woods not getting scared held the latter well together and he was first passing the judges in a close finish with Boney Bony Boy Antiquary finished third Iris was close up She had been backed from 44 down to 3 to 1 Lucille Bramble was close to Iris Bloss Loss was backed from 30 down to 10 to 1 The Jackson Handicap was spoiled by the scratching of Bannockburn Bannock and John Bright the horses of highest class while St Alfonses Alfonso D Pingree Pongee Eva Rice and Eddie Jones also re ¬ fusing reduced the number of starters to four Of these Azucena Sauce opened at 3 to 5 while 3 to 1 The Devil 4 to 1 Uarda Guardia and 20 to 1 Kings High ¬ way was posted Uarda Guardia ran in tho thou name and colors of J J Donovan her new owner Just at post time when Azucena Sauce stood at 4 to 5the judge rang his bell and J McDonalds name was sub ¬ stituted spitted for that of Conley Coney on the favorite The bets stood and the only change was the shrink ¬ age in price of Azucena Sauce to 7 to 10 Off at the first attempt nearly abreast Kings Highway and Azucena Sauce ran paired for onehalf Neal mile The Devil close up third Rose now called on the latter and his horse at once went to the front McDonald tried to keep up with Azucena Sauce but The Devil led at the last quarter by four lengths At the last eighth the favorite closed some ¬ what but Rose taking no chances went past the judges riding hard although away ahead At the halfmile half ground Uarda Guardia was abso abs ¬ lutely lately ten lengths behind The Devil but she came fast through the home stretch and necked out Azucena Sauce It looked as if J Reiff Riff could not get Uarda Guardia going Thus fizzled out that which j on paper before the withdrawals promised to be an exciting horse race Abuse laid off second to Mary Black until Bloss Loss got ready when in the home stretch and given his head he laughed by Mary Black who until then had led at the last sixteenth and won as he pleased Summer Sea was within two lengths of Abuse to the last turn Timemaker Tidemark being last by four lengths up the back stretch Schorrs Scorers horse made a strong bid on the end but Mary Black beat him for place Timemaker Tidemark was very heavily backed for place although at the opening of the betting Mary Black was the favorite The start given Time maker was unfavorably criticised criticized That the horse must have been off his stride is shown by the way he was outrun the first part of the journey journeyStorm journeys Storm King running free was kept under re ¬ straint strait by J Reiff Riff and so for about fiveeighths firefights of a mile Imp was able to stay alongside Here David Tenny Teeny was two lengths behind the leaders he having gained a like distance on What Next David Tenny Teeny took second place turning for home but whipped out he could never reach the favorite which horse won with his ears pricked Imp was last pulled up upDeyo Judeo Deyo Defy went off in front Moncreith Noncredit second Plantain third and Candelaria Candelabra fourth the start being an excellent one Deyo Defy raced in front to the half mile ground where Plantain was a close second and three lengths further back were lying Topmast and Moncreith Noncredit the favorite fifth Plantain passed Deyo Defy on tbe tube upper turn the last named dying away to nothing Top ¬ mast held his position but Moncreith Noncredit was soon done and Treachery moved up Topmast caught Plantain at the last eighth Bradleys Bradley horse showed a willingness to go on but Rose could not help him much and in a locked finish he was beaten J McDonald had moved up with the favorite and took the rails at the last turn Candelaria Candelabra got to Plantains haunches at the last sixteenth and there fin ¬ ished dished it looking as if could he have gotten through he must have won Treachery was close up on the outside Candelarias Candelabras number went up for third place but it was taken down and Treachery given the third money Jackof Jack Hearts was beaten an eighth of a mile mileSo mileS So closed a twoweeks tweezes stretch of hard luck for the Harlem folk By September 19 when racing is here resumed the cool weather will have come and this will materially add to the trackd tracked patronage Hawthorne opens Monday Back to the green fields of Erin It seems strange that neither John Bright nor Bannockburn Bannock should be started for the Jackson Handicap The race proved that either of them would most likely have won Azucena Sauce and The Devil had hit before the former winning at Washington Park through a bad ride on the other As against that per ¬ formance Forman The Devil yesterday had five pounds the better of the weights Knowing this form players were kissed off because of a rumor that The Devil was sick sickNick sidekick Nick Hall reported to have said unkind things because Canace Cancel was beaten by Ostra Rostra Friday explained as follows No one ever heard me kick because my horse lost a race In this case however I was sore because Canace Cancel showed she had been cut by the assistant starters whip I know she is not a bad acting filly and were she no man has a right to draw blood on a horse horseJohn horse John Rodegap Bodega said I saw John Bright at Hawthorne recently He looks far from good is tucked up and jaded His handlers say he does not like the Harlem track it is too hard Some horses are that way As to Bannockburn Bannock he did not pull up right in his work the other morning Later reports are to the effect that both Bannockburn Bannock and Eddie Jones are broken down downThe donate The trainer of Azucena Sauce was responsible for the change of jockey It seems he had tried to get McDonald but the boy was slated to ride another horse in the Jackson Handicap This animal being scratched the Azucena Sauce man asked Colonel Clark to let him change from Conley Coney to McDonald and the judge obliged him himPat impact Pat Dunne said It is a great injustice for persons around a racetrack to imagine things Now Bannockburn Bannock is not broken down He threw a plate the other morning and pulled up lame lameJudge lame Judge Clark Saturday reinstated Jockey Tabor The boy will be allowed to ride any ¬ where he pleases but not in front of Col Cool Clark

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