Suburban an Open Race: Electioneer the Favorite-Dandelion the Horse to Beat, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-20


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SUBURBAN AN OPEN RACE. I ELECTIONEER THE FAVORITE DAN- DELION THE HORSE TO BEAT. I 1 Great Interest in the Contest Everywhere J Gravesend Meeting Closes with a Dis- j qualification Koerner Is Injured. I New York, June 10. The Brooklyn Jockey Clubs spring meeting ut Gravesend closed this afternoon . nnil tomorrow tin; Coney Island Jockey Clubs June meeting of seventeen days will open at Sheepshead Bay with the Suburban Handicap as the feature ot a most excellent card. The .Suburban has such an open appearance that it is the main topic of conversation wherever turfmen gather tonight. Wlille there may in the past have been horses of better class answer the post call Tor the Subur- .. ban, there never was a more evenly matched com- pany than the seventeen horses down to start to- , morrow. The original top weights are absentees from one reason or another, leaving Flip Flujt at , the head or the list with 120 pounds. ; That the three-year-olds are sure to cut an important ligure in the running is the belief of all. Of these Supermini lias the top weight, his previous victories this season bringing bis impost up to JOS pounds. Tiie Suburban has only been wou once by a three-year-old, hut never before lias there been tfie opportunity for a horse of tills age to repent Africanders success than this year. Superman, on book form, is best of the three-year-olds. He will be ridden by Nicol, but up until a late hour this afternoon no rider had been engaged for Veil, which will run coupled with Superman. Montgomery, whicli has shown himself to be a colt of very good class this season, carries 104 pounds and will be ridden by Sandy. lie has done everything his trainer has asked of him since his last race, and his party expect the colt to give a good account of himself. Electioneer, winner of the Futurity last year, will be ridden by Mountain. Blandy, thongh sent out over night as one of the eutries for the race, is not a likely starter, and William Lakeland was fortunate to secure the services of so good a rider as Mountain for the son of Voter. That he will be one of the betting choices and possibly the itctual favorite is conceded tonight. Frank Mil has hardly lived up to the promise of his earlier races this season and can not Ie counted as a strong factor for the Suburban. Veil is undoubtedly a filly of great speed, but an accident in the running prevented her showing her best in her only race this season. Faust, th remaining three-year-old, is a forlorn hope. I.ilt for the indifferent race by Running Water a few days ago she would go to the post favorite for the Suburban. She will be ridden by Walter Miller and tills, will be several points in her fiivor. That Running Water still retains her speed, in spite of her poor showing of the last race, wan evidenced this morning when she galloped a half mile in 10 seconds. Dandelion lias been unfortunate this year, inasmuch as there has been a muddy track for the date of the running of his special engagements, and he is a bad mud horse. He has been carefully prepared for the Suburban and so good a judge as C. E. Durnell said after seeing him work yesterday that the son of Hamburg was the iorse to beat to morrow. Radtke will have the mount and just now no boy is riding in better form than Mr. Rain eys jockey. Cottontown lias worked very fast, but hardly appears to be of Suburban calibre, while Tokalon, Nealon, Bedouiil, Cairngorm and Wexford can only be given a chance in case of some fortuitous circumstances. Flip Flap is ikcrhaps better this season than ever before, but 120 pounds will be quite a package for her in a race where there is sure to be a fast pace from barrier rise to finish. Reacon Light has more than an outside banee lo land the big end of the prize. His races here have been impressive, be is softly in at 100 pounds and should receive callable handling at the Hands of Garner. All and all, the Suburban is a very open race and surprises may be looked for. The indications tonight are for good weather -and a fast track and it is not impossible that one of the greatest crowds ever gathered at Sheepshead Ray .will be on baud tomorrow. Following is a list of the horses carded to start, their ages, weights, jockeys engaged to ride and the probable odds: Hoke. A. Wt. Jockey. Odds. Electioneer 3 104 Mountain 4-1 Running Water.. 4 ltd W. .Miller 0-1 Montgomery .... 3 101 Sandy 0-1 lleueon Light ... 4 100 Garner S-l Cottontown 4 117 L. Williams S-l Veil !U 8-1 Superman 3 10S Kicol S-l Dandelion 5 117 Radtke 10-1 Flip Flap 4 120 J. Martin 15-1 f Faust " ! K. Dugan 20-1 INenlon 4 113 W. Dugan i.0-l Tokalon 11." Rrodie 20-1 Wexford 5 IOC C. II. Shilling 20-1 Frank Gill 3 104 Notter ....20-f Cairngorm 5 111 Horner ::o-l Bedouin. 5 110 Rrussel 30-1 jRlandv 5 111 M. Preston 50-1 .Ti R. Keene entry. fC. 13. Durnell entry. jloubtful starter. t Following Is a record of the fastest performances, at or nearest a mile and a quarter, since January 1, 1900, of the seventeen horses carded to start in 1he Suburban Handicap today: the ages and weights being those at the time of the running: Horse. A. Wt. Dist. Track. Time. Dandelion 4 IK! 11-4 Saratoga 2:04J Running Water.. :S 11." 1 1-S Aqueduct 1:52 Ulandy 5 111 1 1-lfi Gravesend 1:40s Pnust 3 S4 1 1-15 Gravesend 1:40 Redouin 4 12:5 1 1-2 Sheepshead 2:335 Veil 2 120 5-8 Aqueduct :5! Montgomery 3 111 1 1-S Itelmont tl:53 Electioneer 2 124 3-4 Brighton 1:125 Beacon Light ... 4 114 11-4 Gravesend T2:09ji Cottontown 3 117 11-4 Gravesend 2:05? Tokalon 5 10S 1 1-4 Gravesend 2:0.j! Nealon 3 107 1 1-4 Sheepshead 2:05J Cairngorm 4 124 1 1-10 Belmont :", Superman H- 1 M Belmont 1:44 Wexford .... 5 100 1 1-S Gravesend 1:52$ Frank Gill 3 120 1 Belmont tl:40 Flip Flap 3 100 1 3-8 Sheepshead 2:17i Track record. "Sloppy track. The racing at Gravesend today was of mediocre quality only, though the contests in most cases were well fought out. The features were the Kensington Steeplechase and the Myrtle Stakes. California King, the favorite for the steeplechase, was crowded into the wing at the first fence and lost his rider. The Myrtle Stakes was won Jy Grapple, after very had handling throughout. Beckman had him in a pocket the greater part of the way and he barely got up to win. With a more vigorous ride Hyperion ... I I 1 J j II., which was well backed by the western contingent, would have won. There came very near being a serious accident with the running of the closing race when Incachee, one of the leaders, was knocked down a half furlong from home. C. Koerner, who had the mount, was thrown into the bunch of horses and two of the trailers jumped completely over both the horse and the rider as they lay prone on the track. It was feared that Koerner was badly hurt, but he was fortunate to escape witli a slight cut in the back of the head and a badly bruised cheek. Before the crowd left the track he bad recovered consciousness and was sitting up while a doctor ministered to his injuries. The trouble was caused by Park Row, a 00 to 1 shot, which came on to win after knocking Incachee down, but was subsequently disqualified.

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