Dr. Gardners Excelsior.: Sullivan Colt Is Fortunate In Avoiding Interference.; Much Crowding and Jamming In Jamaicas Feature Race--Tremendous Crowd at the Tight Little Course--Windy Day., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-27


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DR. GARDNERS EXCELSIOR. SULLIVAN COLT IS FORTUNATE IN AVOIDING INTERFERENCE. Much Crowding and Jamming In Jamaicas Feature Race — Tremendous Crowd at the Tight Little Course — Windy Day. New York. April 21.— l r. Gardner, unbacked by hi- I •unnections because of his indifferent showing at Aqueduct Tuesday, won Ike Fxcelsior Handicap at Jamaica tliis afternoon in runaway style, with »;im ilier. the Carter Handicap winner, second, and Cairiimirm third. Dr. Gardner bad the speed to carry him inlo an early lead and was fortunate in dr. mini; an out-ido po-ilion. SI he was Hills enable*! lo nlilize Ihis speed and escape the general mix np mi I lie first tarn; ami on e in front aoae of the oi hers ever looked like overtaking him. 1 or bumping, crowding and general interference. the race was one nt the worst ever seen. At least a half dozen horse- hail no fluff after the iuter- Icii-nce lliey met and the absolute inadeipiai of the taper like .lam.iica course lo present da.? racing was m-v •■!• nc.re thoroughly demonstrated. Kings Daughter, which was hacked inlo equal favoril i-ni with W. H. i a ivy. wis almost thrown down directly after the start. Good lank was put on the fence on Hie lit-I mrn and ftgabj on the hackstrelch. Samuel H. Harris. Oxford and others were served equally as had al different stages of tin- race. H. Carey and Philander brake slowly and were still slower in getting into a racing stride and bad In work their wa.v around on the outside, which put them at a decided disadvantage. While this was happening. l»r. Gardner was sailing along in Pout me from all interference and skillfully bandied by .l.ok Martin. On the turn tor borne be bad the con-icmlers beaten to a standstill and won easily enough from Mariner and Cairngorm, both of which came from some distance back in the last three furlongs. It would he ill advised to say that Dr. Gardner WfM not the tiest horse, lint tears would surely have been a different sort of a contest bad the race been inn over a course like that at Aqueduct or Itelinont Park, and it is more than probable that there would have been a different result, at least s. far as the placed horses were concerned. The claim thai the eeataa would not suit W. H. Carey, especially when the field was a large one. was well lioriie out by the running and forecasted by the ball lag, the mhls going ban " to 2 ts 7 to 2. Philander ran it remarkable race. In the run through the backstretch he was a bad last, but be linished with a rush that indicates he should go the handicap i te with the bast of them. Kings Daughter, lifter I he early trouble which came to Int. got tkreagh to run into second position on the baekstretcb, but retired at seven furlongs. The track was last, hut a high wind swept over the SMB-ae which partially accounts for the slow time made. Ike Sullivan -Johnson -Farrell confederal had little faith in Hr. Gardner*! ability to win in the race, notwithstanding he had worked well since bis defeat by Athlete at Aqueduct. Mr. Johnson put a small bet on him and Mr. Sullivan possibly backed blai lightly, but the Sullivan crowd generally -went to Samuel H. Harris and backed him from 50 . o K to 1. The attendance was a record for the Jamaica course, the tiehl enclosure being so densely packed that all sons of temporary arrangements had to be made for the accoimiiodut ion of the crowd. The day-was bright, hut a haul wind attack swept up from Hie bay blew into the club house and grandstand, .making it most uncomfortable. The racing aside from the big event was noted mostly for the defeat of field Heart in the closing race. Touted for one of the host two year-olds of the year. Senator McCarrens colt was hacked for thousands at even money. He had worked fast and bis trainer believed that he could run the five furlongs in one minute, but after lieing knocked back at the |Kist he showed Utile speed and was unplaced in the end. Jockey Pullman, who was recently granted a jlb-ense. had the mount on Good Luck, but earned i suspension for Ihe meeting by his over anxiety while at the post. Jockey McDaniel has signed a f -on trad with J. F. Seagram for the season. With the Flinhuist Stakes for two-year olds and »hewPaiimonok Handicap to lie decided tomorrow and eaek good racers as sweeter, Tony Baeera, Golden frdiore; Orbicular. Cres-iu.i. Tartan: Hustle. Masks and Faces, Pine Heron: Oraculum. Superman. Hand Bam; Marathon. Jack McKeon. Gilpin: Senator Rtikhain. Sepoy and ■esalie among those likely to start the usual big Saturday crowd will lie in .evidence.

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