Mchesney Beaten, Daily Racing Form, 1902-09-23


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MCHESNEY BEATEN. f 1 An unusually large Monday crowd was present yesterday at Hawthorne and witnessed an excellent days sport. The track was slow, lifeless and somewhat cuppy and slightly favored horses that run best in the mud. The feature event of the day was , the Endurance Handicap, a sweepstakes for two- year-olds at seven furlongs, with ,000 added. The i race resulted in a cracking good finish between Philo and Topsoil, the former winning by a nose on , thejpost in a desperate drive. Foxy Kane finished third, seven lengths back. Philo, closely attended , by Vinctides and Foxy Kane, showed the way to the head of the stretch, where he gradually forged to the front and in the last eighth appeared an easy winner, but in the last one hundred yards Topsoil gradually closed up on him and would have won in another stride. The latter appears to have fully recovered from his runaway of three miles laBt.Friday. Foxy Kane showed much speed, but tiredfast when the pinch came. The distance was too far for him. Prince of Endurance showed im-provementjand bears watching from now on. The jiiakfijsEaajYorth ,470 to the winner. Another stirring finish took place in the fifth race, a dash of one mile for three-year-olds and upward, Rose Tree beating McChesney a neck in a vigorousldrive with Favonius a good third. Hose Tree got a lengths advantage at the start which Winkfield used to good advantage throughout the race. Nitrate led by a fair margin up to the last quarter where Hose Tree, under a strenuous drive, assumed command. Along about the last sixteenth post McChesney began to move up fast and was gradually wearing down the winner in the closing strides. He was slow about getting into his stride and was messed about badly on the turn for home, Favonius closed up ground fast in the last eighth and finished resolutely. Nitrate tired perceptibly when the last eighth struggle came up. The last race, a dash of one and three-sixteenth miles, also resulted in an exciting and close finish, Lucien Appleby beating Scintillant II. by a head, with Ed Adack third four lengths back. Lucien Appleby was under a hard drive all through the last eighth, but in the closing strides began to swerve toward the inside rail, just lasting long enough to win. Scintillant II. began tomake hia run in the last eighth and, under a vigorous ride by Winkfield, was gradually closing down on the -winner. Ed Edack ran a cracking good race, Mathews rating him along in front with rare judgment. The distance was farther than he cares about going. Boiling Boer was well spent when turning for home and, although under pressure all through the last quarter, could not gain perceptibly on those in front of him. The first race of the day, a six furlongs dash for all ages, proved to be an easy thing for Waswift, which is in rare form just at present. He led all the way, winning in a canter by one length from Jack Demund, which beat Vestry three and a half for second place. Jack Demund ran consistently and was much the best of the others. Orla showed early speed, but retired well beaten when a furlong out. Judge Himes victory in the second race, a five furlongs scramble for two-year-olds,",was a surprise to the talent, which placed its faith in Mallory. Judge Himes, well ridden by Mathews, laid along in third position to the last eighth post, where he gradually moved to the front, winning easily by two and a half lengths from Mallory, which beat Blue Miracle one for second place. The steeplechase was taken by Crest in an exercise canter by twelve lengths from Falella, which beat Captain Conover a half for second place. Torreon shied at the fifth jump while running in a contending position. Harv B. fell heavily oyer the eighth jump. Dr. Nowlin ran an unaccountably bad race and was beaten off. The track was drying out fast and in case no rain f 1 falls today will be in fair condition although somewhat slow.

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