Frangible a Stayer, Daily Racing Form, 1900-08-16


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FRAN iIBLE A STAYER. r Harlem lias always been unfortunate about weather conditions and it was a gloomy party of men around the secretarys office yesterday. . Mr. Nathaii6on had planned an enormous card . for Saturday but from the present outlook his . plans will to a certain extent fall tbrough. The track yesterday was ankle deep in sticky-mud and it will take at least three days of per- . feet weather to again put it into grood condition. There was a big. well balanced card of seven races yesterday and notwithstanding the miserable condition of the track there were only five scratches. A selling race at the odd distance of one mile and five furlongs and a handicap at one mile and fifty yards were the principal attractions. The long distance selling race was a fine contest to look at, the winner being in doubt for a mile and a quarter, but after that Frangible had everything his own way. Frangribie belongs to Bishop" Poole and this ancient turf light thought his gelding would surely win and did not hesitate to tell all his friends, so consequently, when Frangible came home a half dozen lengths in t lie lead the ring was hurt from a financial standpoint. A mere child named R Jackson rode Frangible, who carried but 88 pounds and for so small a boy he certainly rode a good race and followed out the instructions given him to a dot. For some reason the ring took a fall out of John Baker in the handicap, and against a horse that seemed on paper to be a good even money chance the knights of the chalk offered tt to 1. When going around the first turn, when John Baker was many lengths behind his field and it then appeared possible that the ring probably "knew .--omething." but when the son of Sequin — Lula Baker got well into his stride it did not take him lcmg to get to the front, and in a la/y way he eventually wou bard held by four lengths. Hloss rode John Baker, and when he came back to the stand to weigh iu he was given a noisy reception. Hansford, who was the cause of such lively bidding: after he had won a wiling race a few days ago. was a starter in the handicap, but he bled and finished last. J. E. Cushing was shaking hands with himself and declared he was very lucky in not having Hansford knocked down to him when he went to ,400 the other da . As is generally the rule when the track is heay. close finishe.- were scarce, but the third r«ce furnished an interesting struggle all through the last .sixteenth of a mile. There were seven starters, and all, with the exception of Tildy Aim. tried to ee how much trouble they could give Starter Dwyer. Consequently, there was a delay of 24 minutes before the field *a-sent away. On the backstretcli Barney Schrei-bers Floridan w»ut to the front, and lor a second it seemed that he was going to make a runaway race of it. but when the field headed for home Floridan cried "enough" and at the eightli post there was a general cloiiag up. From this point to the wire Tildy Ann. Heigrli Ho and Braw Lad had it hammer and tongs. I the former coming out victorious. Tildy Anns j I win can be credited to Tally, on account of the . clever manner in which the boy saved the filh while at the post. Silurian, thanks to good handling; and racing luck, beat Dandy Jim by a scant half length iu the live and a half-furlong two-year-old race. The Dunne youngster opened up a winning gap on the turn and had the best of the going; all through the stretch. On the other hand Dandy Jim. who had all tie worst of the weight-, also | I had bad luck generally audjwas slovenly ridden by Winkfield. Tom Griffins Tootsie Green proved the best r . . . . mud-lark iu the opening five furlong maiden two-year-old filly race and after a hard drive to get up won going away by about three lengths. The second was an easy thing for Olekma who has been running well of late and J. J. T. came home by himself in the final seven furlong selling event. Despite the inclement weather, the attendance yesterday at Harlem, in the figures of Business Manager Miers. was 5.100 spectators. Jockeys Winkfield and Kiley were fined 5 each by Starter Dwyer for bad behavior at the post in the third race and. in addition, Kiley was set down for the rest of the meeting by Mr. Dwyer.

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