Montague To Dr. Gardner.: Son Of Bannockburn Confirms His Excelsior Handicap Victory.; Frizette Triumphs in Rosedale Stakes--Tokalon Qualifies Handsomely for Metropolitan--Mud Causes Withdrawals., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-05


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MONTAGUE TO DR. GARDNER. SON OF BANNOCKBURN CONFIRMS HIS EXCELSIOR HANDICAP VICTORY. Frizette Triumphs in Rosedale Stakes — To-kalon Qualifies Handsomely for Metropolitan — Mud Causes Withdrawals. New York. May 4. — Dr. flaidsf f today won tfct Montague Utahcs, the weight foe ago special of the Jamaica in eel in;;, beating Philander with even greater ease thai he did in the Bxeehdor Handicap. The nee was supposed ta be aaore to the liking of Philander than the Excelsior, because of the small field, but there was aBOM doubt as to his ability to run in the nnui ami lie did not come in for the strung ssusmrt expected. Dr. Gardner araa an odds on favorite, wliile Okenite, a mud miner of decree, was fancied over Mr. Keener three year-old eolt. Dr. Gardner confirmed his good shewing in the Excelsior, for which race it was ad- milted that he was lucky to escape the interference with which the best of the others had to contend. Today he took up 120 pounds and galloped his op poueuts dizzy. lie was never extended at any lime and seems to be equally at home in muddy at tast suing, riiilauder. as usual, was sluggish at the start and was never a factor for first money. Philander is a horse of very bad action and the cramped Jamaica course is not at all to his liking. He may do better at a course with longer stretches. such as Belmont Iark. It rained bard on Long Island last night, hence the muddy track. lor a few feet out from the inner rail the whole circuit of the track the water was standing several inches deep, but the middle and outside afforded fair footing. The card was badly cut by scratches because of the mud. frizette was much the best of the two year old •illies in the Rosedalc Stakes, though she went from X to B to B to 2 in the quotation*. The plunge on Ella ONeill was not justified, although the filly showed Meed after meeting with some interference at the start. Outside of the two stake races there was little of good class to the card after the blue pencil had • lone its work.. Tokalon. winner of the Brooklvn Handicap last year, made her first appearance of the season in the tiftli race and won artel a drive tn rearta the pacemaker. Lady Anne Tokahm was not looked upon as a sprinter and was i rakewaiia second choice. She qualified for the Metropolitan Handicap in handsome style and may tie a factor in the big Belmont Park event next Thursday. There was a sale in t he paddock before racing began, the offerings being principally two .i olds Prices ruled very low. EtOSSrlO went to .T. P. Odom for 12.460. Aside from this none of them went above 8250, the amount brought by Paul Pry. Weights were announced today for the Kings County Handicap to be run Tuesday. Go Between, lilt; pounds, is top weight, and W. H. Oarer is next at 122. The WUHamsborgh Handicap is the main feature of Mondays program, hut six other races are carded and witli such good horses as Knlist. Senator Beckham. Divorcee. Berkeley. Inquisitor. Robin Hood: Athlete. Tommy Waddell. Good Luck: Aletbeno, George S. Davis. Oraeulum: Paul Pry, Bounding Llk. rreah; Mary Hall. Golden West. Vestabella: Dniin, Herman and Dan Buhre included in the entries | continuance of the good racing that has so far marked the meeting seems abundantly assured.

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