Badger Girls Petite Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1903-06-16


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BADGER GIRLS PETITE STAKES. i Secretary Nathanson presented a good card yesterday at Harlem for an off-days attrac- ] tions, and this coupled with the welcome Change in the weather drew out an unusually , large Monday crowd. The track, was as its best and fast time was made in the various xaces. The feature attraction was the Petite i ;Stakes, a four and a half furlongs dash for . two-year-old fillies, with ,500 added. Of the ten youngsters originally carded to start five were withdrawn, but the adding of Badger Girl at the last minute sent a field of six to the post. The winner turned up in the added starter, which ran an excellent race and proved herself a promising filly. To a good start Determination, closely followed by Handsome Florry, showed the way until well straightened out for home, where Badger Girl moved up rapidly and overhauling Determination when opposite to the last eighth post, easily passed into the lead winning going away by two and a half lengths. Determination was easily best of theothers finishing two and a half lengths before Memories for second place. The latter ran well, but faltered when a sixteenth from home. Handsome Florry was thoroughly beaten just before turning into the homestretch. Maggie Leeber showed a. little early speed only. Nellie Cromwell was crowded against the inside rail when running near the last eighth post, but it was hardly enough to change the result as she was tired at the time. The stake was worth ,270 to the winner. The steeplechase over the short course resulted in a big surprise, Golden Link winning at odds of 50 to 1. Mrs. Grannan showed the way up to the ninth jump, where Duke of York took command and appeared to have the race well in hand when turning into the stretch, but here Golden Link closed up fast •on him and outstayed him to the wire, winning in a driving finish by a half length. Duke of York beat Mrs. Grannan one and a half lengths for second place. The latter •tired fast in the stretch run. Ceylon ran a dull race and appeared a little stiff when going to the post. Somersault ran out at the fifth jump. In the first race at five furlongs for maidens two-year-olds, four of the field finished so close together that none but the judges were able to separate them. Foresight won "by a head from Freckman, which finished the •same distance in front of Requiter on which •George R. Harrison was lapped. Preakness led by a fair margin until just after turning for home, where he began to tire, Freckman assuming command. In the last sixteenth Foresight moved up fast and outstayed Freckman to the wire. Requiter made up ground fast in the last quarter and was wearing down the two that finished in front of him. George R. Harrison ran an impressive race and bears watching from now on. Bill Walters stumbled in the first quarter and ■tell, Ed Guinzburg falling over him. An unwieldy field of fourteen faced the barrier in the second race, a dash of six furlongs. Martinmas, on the strength of a -very fast workout, was well backed, opening at 10 to 1 and receding to 5 to 1 by post timet He rewarded the confidence placed in him by a "wise few" winning easily by one length from Floral Wreath, which beat Marlin the rsame distance for second place. Floral Wreath ran in close company to him until ;in the final sixteenth, where she tired perceptibly. Bay Wonder showed some early r speed. Sarah Maxim met with early inter i ] , i . ference and had little chance after the first quarter had been run. Hargis is certainly a good horse just now. He had little trouble in annexing the purse of the fifth race, a dash of one and one-sixteenth miles for three-year-olds and upward, to his owners credit. Thane led on sufferance to the final eighth, where Reiff called on Hargis and he easily went to the front winning by a half length from Glassfull, which finished two and a half before Thane for second place. The last named tired perceptibly when the pinch came, after showing much speed. Hoodwink finished going fast and would have been third in another stride or two. Huzzah seemed to be anchored by his weight and was never a serious contender. The last race, a mile for three-year-olds and upward, went to Alice Dougherty. Alfred C. led to the head of the stretch, where, he retired, giving way to Annie Thompson. The latter appeared to be winning easily when a sixteenth from home, but her rider carelessly allowed Alice Dougherty to get up in time to nip him on the post by a nose. Omdurnian finished third, three lengths back.

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