John Bright Beaten, Daily Racing Form, 1902-08-13


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JOHN BRIGHT BEATEN. Although yesterday was an off day at Harlem the usual large gathering was on hand and witnessed an exciting days sport. The racing was signalized by the defeat of four favorites, two of ihem being odds-on. The greatest surprise of the day came in the defeat of John Bright in the fourth race, a dash of one mile and seventy yards for four-year-olds and upward. He went to the post at 7 to 10, but second was the best he could do, being beaten by Felix Bard, a gelding that has been showing to good advantage at St. Louis. To a good start John Bright, closely attended by Albert Enright, showed the way for the first quarter, where the latter assumed command and held it to the far turn. Along in here Winter grabbed the lead and stayed there until in the last eighth, where she fell away beaten. Then John Bright moved up fast and appeared to be the winner, but in the last sixteenth Felix Bard came strongly on the outside and, gradually wearing him down, won by a length and a half going away. John Bright finished one length before Louisville for second place. . He was cut off after passing the far turn by Albert Enright, losing several lengths, but it is doubtful if he could have beaten Felix Bard with cls.r -;ili all ica a J . Louisville "be gan slowly and appeared to be hopelessly beaten off while going down the backstretch, but moved up quickly in the last quarter and finished resolutely. Albert Enright and Winter tired fast when the pinch came. Bon Mot was another first choice to suffer defeat. He appeared to have the third race, a dash of one mile and seventy yards, at his mercy, but ran a poor third. The winner turned up in Little Scout, against which as good as 6 to 1 could bo had. Coburn put up one of his best efforts and won . through his superior finishing over Ranch, who had the mount on Hoodwink. The latter led until in the last one hundred yardi, where Coburn, riding Little Scout vigorously, brought up his mount on even terms with Hoodwink, beating her out by a neck. Bon Mot finished third three lengths back. He ran far below his bsst form, as shown here, tiring badly when the pinch came. " Talpa got much the worst of the start and made up ground too rapidly while going down -the back-stretch. The days opener was marred by a bad spill, Goody Twoshoes falling and Licorice and Senor falling over her. Tommy Meade, who had the mount on Senor, Buffered a broken collar bone and a severe shaking up. Kings Lady, ably piloted by Coburn, took the load at flag fall and, showing much spged, led all the way, winning easily by one and a half lengths from Galba, which beat Maxette three-quarters of a length for second place. Galba ran an impressive race, making up much ground in the last quarter and finishing strongly. Flash of Lightning; which was also in the mix-up caused by Goody Twoshoes, injured one of her legs and was pulled up just before entering the head of the stretch. Elsie L. is certainly running to her best form just now, for she took the fast Burnie Bunton into camp in the second race, coming with a rush in the last sixteenth and winning in the closing strides. Money Mubs led by a fair margin up to almost the last eighth post, where he tired badly, allowing Burnie Bunton to take what appeared a winning lead, but in the last one hundred yards Ranch brought up Elsie L. with a rush, winning by three-quarters of a length, while Burnio Bunton beat Nickey D. a length for second place. Nellie Wad-dell showed early speed, but was thoroughly beaten when turning for homo. She had not raced in some time and the effort should do her good. The fifth race furnished a surprise in the improvement of Mirance, a rank outsider in the betting, and had Waldo been able to help him more in the closing strides he would surely have won. Fitz- brillar, well backed by the talent, was supposed to be much the best at the weights, but finished an indifferent third. After J. Sidney Walker had led for four and a half furlongs and quit, Mirance which had been lying in last position for the first half mile moved.up with a surprising rush and appeared the winner in the last seventy-five yards, but Linguist finishing strongly next to the inside rail outstayed him in the closing strides winning by a head. Fitzbrillar finished third, three lengths back, after tiring fast when the pinch came. Goodman ran well for a half mile. Artena was certainly the best horse in the last race, a dath of one and three-sixteenths miles. Birkenruth gradually improved his position with the filly throughout, and when he called on her in the last eighth she came away without much of an effort, winning by a length. Caliban finished second a head before Ultruda. The last named showed much speed throughout, but tired slightly in the closing strides. Annie Thompson was right there until a furlong from home. Lizella, heavily backed, was a false alarm and was never a serious contender. The track was fast and good time was made throughout the afternoon.

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