Lacrimaes Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1902-09-10


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LACKIMAE S STAKE. The Cicero Stakes, the feature event at Harlem yesterday, was almost a gift for Lacrimae with her light impost and the soft going that prevailed. The race was at one mile for all ages, with ,000 added, and was worth ,730 to the winner, Of the ten scheduled to start four dodged the issue. Lacrimae was made the favorite, being held at about 9 to 5 in the betting, at which figures she was the recipient of heavy backing. Boiling Boer, on account of his known liking for a heavy track, was also backed smartly at 16 to 5. To a good start, Lacrimae at once rushed to the front, with Ethel Wheat second and Champagne third. At the half-mile post Bobbins moved up fast with Major Dixon and attempted to get on even terms with Lacrimae, but Helgesen shook the latter up a little and she gradually moved away from the field, leading by six lengths at the last eighth post, from which point she was eased up, winning by three lengths. Major Dixon finished second ten lengths before Ethel Wheat. The latter ran well for six furlongs. Boiling Boer ran a dull race and, after the first quarter had been run, was never a serious .contender. Champagne showed a flash of early speed. The days opener, a dash of five furlongs, for maiden two-year-od colts and geldings, brought a field of ten to the post. The winner turned up in a rank outsider, Mr. Dingle, an eastern horse, which ran his first race here. Off well he at once shot to the front and spreadeagled the field, winning in a anter by one length from Bankin, which finished seven before King Hammon. It was strictly a three-horse race. The going was made to order for Little Jack Horner in the second race, a dash of six furlongs, and he won in a mild drive by a half length from Andes, which beat She Wins two for second place. Little Jack Horner displayed much speed and, after running She Wins into submission in the first five furlongs, appeared an easy winner, but Andes came fast in the last sixteenth causing Graham to ride out Little Jack Horner in the closing strides. She Wins showed to good advantage and should -win when placed with judgment. I. Samelson finished strongly and ran a good race when it is taken into consideration that he does not favor a soft track. Mountebank, fancied by the talent, showed scant speed and was never a serious factor. Theory appeared unable to extend herself in the going. The fourth race, a handicap purse of 00, for three-year-olds, at one mile, resulted in a close and exciting finish between Harry New and Bon Mot. The latter showed much speed and led by a good margin to the last eighth post, where he appeared the winner, but Harry New closed up fast in the last sixteenth and wore him down in the closing strides, winning by a neck. Water Edge finished a beaten off third. Talpa did not take kindly to the going, ana was never in a position to give hr backers the faintest hope of success. Bavensbury was always beaten off after the first quarter had been run. He can do much better. Gregor K. took the fifth race, a dash of four and a half furlongs for two-year-olds, in handy fashion by one length from Hattie Walker, which finished six before Agnes Mack for second place. Hattie Walker showed much speed and led by a big margin up to the last sixteenth, where Gregor K. moved up fast and easily wore her down in the last fifty yards. Agnes Mack was cut off badiy just after the barrier went up and lost considerable ground. She made it up fast in the first three furlongs, but the effort took much out of her and she had nothing left to finish with. Dodona, well backed by a "wise" few, ran an unaccountably poor race and was never in the hunt. The last race of the day, a dash of one and one-eighth miles, was taken by Ed Adack in a mild drive by a neck from Marcos, which finished four in front of Trentham for second place. Ed Adack was not called on until just before turning for home, where he went to the front in a bound and appeared to be an easy winner in the last eighth, but Marcos came, fast in the final sixteenth, causing Mathews to shake up Ed Adack in the closing strides. Lady Chorister was beaten off for the entire distance. The usual large attendance was present and betting heavy. The track was soft and somewhat holding, but was drying out fast toward the end of the afternoons sport and should be in good condition today in case no rain falls.

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