Dick Welles Hyde Park, Daily Racing Form, 1902-07-18


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DICK WEIiliES HYDE PAKE. Jerome Eespess colt, Dick Welles, won the fifteenth Hyde Park Stakes yesterday in rare style. The fickle pnblic, which slnrred the colt after his defeat by Tom Cogan in the Kenwood, cheered Dick Welles lustily as he came back to the stand. Dick Welles wasnt the favorite in the ring. But he carried the pnblic money with that of his party and his victory was a popular one. He won, as has been written, in rare style. The victory was most decisive and showed that Welles far outclasses the pick of the western two-year-old division. The track was fast, the field big, the start even and the winners performance a clean cut one. Fourteen went to the post. Shooting Star was added to the sixteen carded and Glendon, Santon and Sidney G. Love scratched. The Drake pair, Savable and Von Bouse were always favorites and Dick Welles second choice. The odds against Savable and Yon Bouse rose a point, even against the heavy support they got, while Dick Welles was backed from 4 to 1 to 2i to 1. The start was well nigh perfect, and at the first breakaway with his horses Dick Welles, a remarkably quick breaker, shot to the front at once, and with the foot of the field all the way, opened up a gap that widened-as he went-.on. .Nothing ever got near him and he won hand ridden only by seven lengths. The race behind him for second place was ! keen as between Savable and Early. Early followed Dick Welles from the break, but near the half mile ground Savable drew ont, and around the bend got to Earlys side. From there under sharp pressure de gained on Early, and the latter tiring in the last fifty yards, was beaten quite easily by a couple of lengths. Of the others, only Watkins Overton did anything remarkable. He was slow to leave the post and was last when the field was in motion. He raced last along the backBtretch under a drive to get up. Arund the big bend Overton began to pick up his horses, and from the eighth pole, under whip and spur, gained on the leaders, landing a good fourth. It was the second fastest race ever run for the Hyde Park Stakes, Alard Schecks 1 :13i in 1900 only being ahead of it from a time standpoint. The history of the Hyde Park Stakes is tabled below : Tear. Horse. Wt. Strs. Value. Time. 1884 Verano 110 15 ,165 1:19 1885 Ban Fox 118 16 4.375 1:15 1886 Grisette 107 10 3,705 1:20 1887 Emperor of Norfolk ..113 6 5,640 l:16i 1888 Calfiente 105 8 5,560 1:18! 1889 El Bio Boy 118 5 3,540 1:141 1890 Balgowan 118 13 11,005 1:16 1891 Curt Gunn 123 11 16,550 1:15 1892 G. W. Johnson 113 13 11,505 1:16 1893 Domino 123 9 16,900 1:14 1894 Handsome 118 11 12,875 1:141 1898 Tolnca 110 6 2,660 1:14 1900 Alard Scheck 116 3 2,320 1:13 1901 Sir Oliver 113 6 5,350 1:15 1902 Dick Welles 118 14 6,100 1:13 In the first race Jerome Bespess sprung: a good youngster in Collonade, which was well backed by the talent at 21 to 1. The colt proved to be much the best at the weights, leading all the way and winning easily by two and one-half lengths from Topsoil, which finished soven in front of Farmer Jim for second place. Topsoil showed improvement over his race of the day before, and considering the amount of weight he was conceding to the winner, put up a good performance. Farmer Jim was cut off by Topsoil in the first sixteenth, losing several lengths. Travers simply spreadeagled the field in the second race, a. dash of six and a half furlonge. Soon after the barrier arose he opened up a big yap and held it to the end, winning eased up by four lengths from Odnor, which beat the tiring Zyra a half for second place. Odnor began slowly, but moved up fast when turning into the last quarter and finished determinedly. Lovable ran well for five fnrlongB. She runs to her best form in the mud. The consistent Basselas had little troublo in win ning the fourth race. Bidden with good judgment ! he laid along in third and fonrth position until almost six furlongs had been run, where Lyne called upon him and he soon moved up to Bavens-bury, which led in the stretch. About the last eighth Basselas easily went to the front, winning well in hand by a length from Compass, which came with a rush at the end and beat out the tiring Bavensbury the same distance for second place. Marion Lynch and Jingler ran well for almost six furlongs. Burnie Bnntou gave the lie to the belief that she could not go over six furlongs by beating a good lot of sprinters in the fifth race at six and a half furlongs. She ran to her best form, displayed a sharp turn of speed and never left the result in doubt. She won handily by a half length from Death, which beat Jim Clark four for second place. She negotiated the distance in 1 :19, which was one and two-fifths of a second faster than the previous track record. A. D. Gibson showed speed for a half mile, but tired fast in the last quarter. Lake View Belle led all the way in the last race, winning with ease by a length from Pyrrho, with G. W. W. a fair third. The last-named ran away with Cobnrn one and a half miles after the race before he could be stopped. Evelyn Byrd ran well for six furlongs. Peat put up an indifferent formanca. One of the largest crowds of the week was present, probably owing to the clear weather. The track was in good shape, and should no rain fall today will be very fast.

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