Aftermath of the Burns Handicap: Kercheval a Shifty Horse Anywhere-Logistilla the Best in California., Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-02


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AFTERMATH OF THE BURNS HANDICAP Kercheval a Shifty Horse Anywhere— Loqis-tilla the Best in California. "Dont make any mistake. It was no cheap horse won the Barns Handicap this year." says the San Francisco Chronicle of Monday last. •Kercheval is a pretty shifty horse in any 60— try. He should have had about 112 pounds, instead of liug pitchforked in at 140 pounds. The handicapper blundered in giving Kercheval but 10o founds. ""■lie Baras this year brought together the best field ever seen cm a California racetrack, eclipsing the field dial wen to the ,„*t for the Sim Li a misc., Handicap at Tanforaa, and it is a matter of regret that Logistilla was not Ilia winner. She demonstrated that she- is the best of horseflesh raring in ali fornia. The gallant and lion-hearted daughter of Locohatehee could not overcome the twenty-three pounds tliat sire was compelled to give Kercheval. "It was an outrage that she should have been asked to concede sm-li wci-ht. A four-year old that lias not got a chance to win the Bans with an allowance of fifteen pounds has no business in this event. With the exception of 1!hh;. when Dr. Leggo won with 114 pounds, and 1946, when W. R. Condon packed 112 pounds to victory, no horse has won the Bans in eight yean with more than 100 pounds iu the saddle. "No one would have had any complaint if every four-year old and over had been given 104, or preferably. 108 pounds in the Bums Handicap. The good hoiscs handicapped to their lest form should lie protect,.,!, lloisus like Logistilla and Noalon cannot Improve ten pounds overnight, but some of the 104 IM.und horses are liable to do so. If ever a bane was entitled to win the Baras it was Logistflla. In ■ I -I seven years sneh g od ltorses as 1avonius. 1 -1: Noses, ii. : Canard, ii.t; Oaade, 122; Claude. 127:. and Logistilla. 12:;, have had their colors low ered by inferior horses. "It is all wrong and should be remedied if the California Jockey Club ever expects to make Cali foiniatis regard the Hums as a race out of the com luon. Inside of a week two winners of the Hums Handicap were beaten in cheap selling races. This is not encouraging for any one to ship a good horse out here. "The mistake made in the Hums Handicap this year i a ma tier of regret, but it should never be repeated in the future. Scores of horsemen crowded around Sam Hildretli after the race to express sympathy that his mare Logistilla should be beaten by a serious overlook on the part of the handicapper. "There is no doubt that the crowd on Salurd.o was the biggest tliat ever saw the Hums Handicap , run and this iu spite of threatening weather and the big tire last April. It sal] goes to show tliat the people will turn out to see the liest horses race and [ tin California Jockey Club will find it advantageous to eater lo the best horses at all times."

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