Canova Defeats O'Connell., Daily Racing Form, 1898-11-11


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CANOVA CANVAS DEFEATS OCONNELL O'CONNELL It was a tough afternoon yesterday for rac race ¬ ing King and not over 800 pe6ple were at Lakeside The wind blew a perfect hurricane the rain and sleet were unpleasantly evident and the track looked more like a duck pond than a racecourse So fierce was the storm that it was almost impossible to distinguish one horse from another going down the backstretch in the first race Notwithstanding these draw ¬ backs the sport went on as usual for what cares a Lakeside habitue habitude for wind rain and sleet if only the horses run runA rnA A three quarters of a mile dash in which Canova Canoga OConnell O'Connell Dave Waldo Weald and other fast ones started was the most important event and this furnished an exciting contest and demon strated striated Tommy Burns ability as a strong fin ¬ isher fisher He had the mount on W K Clevelands Cleveland Canova Canoga who by the way has developed intq into quite a useful colt and Burns powerful ridn rind more than the speed of the colt is what won the race Heavy sleet was coming down when the I IMfes Infers Mfes Fees went to the post in this race and starter Dwyer did not waste much time in getting the field away When the barrier went up Hermoso Hermosa was in front with OConnell O'Connell second Canova Canoga third and Dave Waldo Weald fourth Down the backstretch the pace was terrific Dave Waldo Weald and Canova Canoga were racing like a team two lengths in front of OConnell O'Connell The first quarter was stepped in 24 seconds and the three furlongs in a trifle better than 33 It seemed natural that horses going at this fast rate through the mud must surely stop early Dave Waldo Weald did and when the head of the stretch was reached he was ready to lie down Canova Canoga too was very leg weary and when OConnell O'Connell headed him in the stretch it lookedas looked though the Speirs Piers castoff would surely win He was tired himself however and when Dean attempted to draw his whip the old campaigner swerved to the outside and interfered slightly with Canova Canoga Burns was now hard at work on the latter and when OConnell O'Connell weakened he seemed to gain new courage At the sixteenth post OConnell O'Connell was a neck to the good Canova Canoga was wabbling warbling but responded gamely to Burns pow ¬ erful earful sail and at the jockey board again got iu front of OConnell O'Connell and so remained to the wire winning in a staggering way by a neck neckDean neckband Dean did not ride a bad race on OConnell O'Connell though Burns clearly outfinishttd optimist him and prob probe ¬ ably he could have won o i either horse OCon Econ ¬ nell was an odds on favoilte favorite at 11 to 20 while Canova Canoga was a 4 to 1 chance Mr Schorr Scorer had a good bet both ways on Canova Canoga CanovaIt Canaanite It is the custom these times to have a sensa sense feational factional feature each day and yesterday was no exception The second a selling race at one mile and seventy yards furnished the usual surprise Blue Dan a goodlooking boohooing cold by Daniel Blue Bells turned the trick The colt opened at 40 to 1 but the old timers who re ¬ membered member his daddy Daniel bet on him out of sentiment and going to the post the prevailing price was 25 to 1 George Wilde in whose col cool ¬ ors the colt ran and Jim King were a pair of the timent Timken players Master Kitley Kirtle rode Blue Dan ± W it seemed to please the boy wonderfully to win Kitley Kirtle like Burns is in the employ of J W Schorr Scorer and as Burns has no trouble in making weight on everything the stable starts Kitley Kirtle gets little or no chance to do any riding It happened that Burns had the mount on Moch Mooch in this race and he was the favorite Moch Mooch got away third and Blue Dan eighth Moch Mooch at once went to the front and Blue Dan who showed good speed was second when the threequarter treasurer post was reached Down the back stretch Blue Dan moved up rapidly and at the fc alf mile ground was a head in front of Moch Mooch Burns followers and especially those connected with the Schorr Scorer stable smiled and looking wise remarked Tommy is just playing with him If he was it proved to be an ex ¬ pensive play for on the far turn Kitley Kirtle bade Tommy good bye and drawing away from him in a jiffy was two lengths in front of everything when the stretch was reached The boy took no chances after that and coming along about his business won quite handily at the end by three open lengths Branch got the place and Moch Mooch was an indifferent third thirdEvidently Evidently Virginia Bradley wants to see just how much Boney Bony Boy can stand Despite the fact that the colt had started on Saturday Monday and Wednesday he shot him back again in the handicap whore ho was giving away all the way from thirteen to twentyone twenty pounds Boney Bony Boy did not win but ran a good honest race and finished second He is a very quick breaker and getting away in the lead opened up a gap of a length and a half going to the half mile post After that the weight began to tell and flowly lowly but surely Gold Fox could be seen moving up At the head of the stretch Boney Bony Boy was still in front but it was plain to be seen that Gold Fox had him beaten At the eighth post Ellis drew his whip on Bradleys Bradley iron youngster but seeing he had no chance to beat Gold Fox put it down again and was satisfied with the place Gold Fox won off by himself and should be in good form again This young ¬ ster steer has been off all season and is just rounding to Including this start Boney Bony Boy has run fiftyone fifty races this season seasonA seasonal A field of fifteen went to the post for the first race and it was 11 to 5 each Easter Card and Canace Cancel Neither of these however could land although both got off well and had no excuses The winner turned up in Evelyn Byrd This filly was backed almost off the boards the last time she started and showed a smart turn of speed Dean rode the filly and escaped all of the flying mud He broke fifth but went right on to the front and being never called upon to do her best won in an easy manner by four open lengths The winner was a 4 to 1 chance and heavily played playedHardly played Hardly showed herself to be a useful filly by coming home in front of a fair field of selling platers platters in the fourth race She is in good form now and won her race in a game way Hother Other s a 11 took her to the front as soon as possible and managed to keep her theie thee the entire jour ¬ ney NE The race was always between her and Locust Blossom and for an instant at the head of the stretch it looked as though the latter who had been backed from 10 to 1 down to 6 to 1 would land but after making a strong bid she retired and Hardly nnder ender pressure got the verdict by three quarters of a length George Lee the favorite seemed to have a severe attack of the slows and was fourth five lengths behind Patroon Patron PatroonThe Patron The final mile and a sixteenth selling race was won by Swordsman who was cleverly handled by Sheppard The boy played a wise trick at the head of thestretch hemstitch which probably won the race for him The colt had led all the way but was closely pressed by Redskin who seemed to be running kindly Sheppard knew if this Old fellow ran thus he would certainly win and on the turn for home he bumped Incon Icon ¬ stancy stacy with Swordsman and she in turn collided with Redskin Immediately the latter sulked and for the rest of the journey Swordsman had i things his own way McNickle Canticle who rode In ¬ constancy made a claim of foul but it was not allowed by the judges

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