How They Ran at Lakeside, Daily Racing Form, 1900-05-25


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HOW THEY RAN AT I.AKKMHI. The fields were not so large as usual yesterday at Lakeside and the horses that contended for the different races were only ordinary, still the racing was spirited, and everything considered, a good afternoons sport was offered. There were two sharp form reversals which made the close observers flinch, and as only two first betting choices won, it is safe to say that the ring must have laid up something. It was a coincidence that the two favorites to score should come from Rome Respass stable and were ridden by T. Knight. They were? Abe Furst and Gold Fox and both were at odds on. Abe Fur-i beat a fair lot of sprinters in his race and beat them so impressively that it seems that he is in better form and is a better horse now than he was at any time last year. This good looking son of Himyar— Rriar goes in the Indiana Handicap, Saturday, with 113 pounds, having incurred a five pound penalty since the weights were announced, and will probably be a hard horse to beat in that event. Heretofore Abe Furst has always been a front runner, hut Rome Respass. one of the best trainers in the business, of either horses or jockeys has taiurht both the horse and Tommy Knight the art of waiting and how to come from behind and win. The early pace in the race Abe Fur-t won was terrific, hut he avoided this, not being better than fifth at any part of the journey until the stretch was reached. Then he gradually ran by the tiring horses in front as though they were tied, eventually winning with considerable in reserve from Ailanto. The latter, by the way, recovered his speed rather suddenly, and after being backed from 12 to 1 down to 6 to 1. ran a smashing good race. Ailantos last race was on Tuesday, in a five-furlong dash, in with May Beach. St. Cuthbert, Hermoso and other fast ones, but he was last, beaten off all the way. At one mile Gold Fox can win many purses before the season is over providing lie retains the good form he is in now. He had quite a lot of bad racing luck in yesterdays mile race but he overcame all difficulties gamely and made Sidbow, with 86 pounds, and Strangest look cheap. The horse that gave followers of form a severe shock was Monk Wayman, and his sudden improvement was phenomenal. In his last race he finished last but one and showed no signs of speed. The judges are now investigating his eudden change from bad to good form and some action will probably be taken. In the Monk Wayman race Yuba Dam was backed from 4 tol down to 9 to 5 and beat all his backers figured they had to beat but had not counted on Monk Wayman coming to his real form and consequently did not cash their tickets, although the horse ran a fine race and lauded in second place. Harry Herendeen. a good looking chestnut colt by Faust-us— Bothnia, from W. R. Griffins stable, and ridden by Newcom, easily captured the opening four and a half furlong two-year-old race. The youngster broke third, but went right i n to the front and won in the easiest kind 1 of style by three lengths. Invictus, swerving all over the track, finished second to Harry Herendeen and Icon was third. The fifth and sixth races were at seven furlongs ■ under selling conditions. The two races were originally one, but it was split by Secretary ■ Nathant-on. who certainly made a gt od job » of classification. The poorer half ran the distance • in 1 :S1, Satan winning easily from Mandamus • and Mellocole. Cheesestraw, in the hard and, won off by herself in 1 :29i. This is one example • of what clo*e watch Mr. Nathanson t keeps on the ruaning of the horses. Harry White will be at Lakeside up to 9:30 tomorrow morning Saturday to receive entries for Mondays races at Hawthorne. Horsemen who are stabling at Hawthorne may make their entries with Secretary Letcher at the track up to the usual hour.

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