Sheepshead Bay Upsets: Four Favorites Fail in Races at the Coney Island Course, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-11


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SHEEPSIIEAD BAY UPSETS. FOUR FAVORITES FAIL IN RACES AT THE CONEY ISLAND COURSE. Roseben Wins in His Own Peerless Way and Ampedo Scores in a Fast Mile and a Half Other Choices Beaten. New York, September 10. Despite only one stake nice being on the rani, the Sheepshad Hay card promised well today and the usual great attendance was attracted. Iavr.-ltes fared badly, but any and every horse that won hiid abundant support and In the net refills it is probable the layers fared badly. The track was in excellent condition and fast time marked the racing. Tin- first race furnished a mild sensation. Rose-ben was a prohibitive favorite, as usual, but was put to his utmost to win. K cones fast filly. Veil, has been a disappointment so far lids year, but today she showed the speed that made her noted last year, and, clinging tenaciously to the champion sprinter, would have beaten him hut for bolting and swerving, and as it was he won by only n harrow margin, and doing his best. Evidently Veil must be kept on the safe side hereafter. Rosebeu may have not been at his best. Royal Lady accounted for the second race in a desperate finish with the badly-ridden Druid. The latter got into the lead in the stretch and appeared to have the race won, but master Swain took matters easy near the end and was caught napping when Royal Lady rallied and came with an unexpected rush. Mary F. ran well enough to suggest her best California, form and. a winning race before long to pay her" "wny "back to Oakland. Hurry -Payne ; Whitneys maiden Sandrlngbam Leisure colt, Royal Tourist," w-ell ridden by young McDaniel, made a runaway race of the -Autumn Stakes, always holding the unlucky Half Sovereign safe. Johnnie Blake, the mild favorite, weakened a bit at the end after chasing Itoyal Tourist for nearly half a mile. There were only Temaceo and Ampedo left in the Wile and a lialf race, fourth ou the card. They divided favoritism, thougli Ampedo carried the wise money. The Alvescpt colt justified the backing, for he won all the way in the fast time of 2:32J. Both, were well ridden and driving hard at the finish. Mark Antony II. is a better horse than he has shown. In the fifth event he played with his field and, leading by a wide margin all the way, won in n canter. Tony Bonero, the favorite, could never get near him. He had some hard luck early. Bor-ghesl, which was stoutly backed, showed no speed at any part of the contest. In the last race of the day Ruuning Account confirmed the suspicion that he is a more than useful two-year-old by taking the stake winner Master Itobert into camp and running the seven-eighths of the full Futurity course in 1:25. It was a close call between the two with Amundsen a respectable third. Mark Antony II. was bought by former jockey George Thompson in England for , brought to this country and started at Buffalo, where he was claimed out of a selling race for 00 by W. J. Young. It. F. Carman bought Mark Antony II., at Saratoga for ,000 and when he was disqualified out of first place on one occasion there, lost 0,000 Jn wagers. Only last week the horse was claimed by Kid" McCoys brother .and subsequently resold to Carman at a profit of ,100. A tremendous killing was made on him by Carman today. It Is said that Mark Antony II. won first class races over the grass courses In England and lie was backed with supreme confidence today and won like a graekerjack. From what turfmen say at present Peter Pan wjll, come back to the races in the spring as sound ns eyer, and will be sent after, some of the big handicaps. Whether Ballot Is a better colt than Peter Pan is a question that is causing a lot of discussion. Certain it is that Peter Pan at his liegt could not have won the Century Stakes last Saturday with greater ease than that displayed by the Voter colt. So shrewd a judge as John E. Madden, before the race, believed that Frank Gill, who was one of Peter Pans greatest rivals early this year, had a royal chance to beat Ballot, but after the race Madden declared that the Voter colt was one of the best three-year-olds that he had ever seen. The Brownlelgh Park Stable will sell their horses in training next Saturday at auction under Fasig-Tlriton auspices, including John M. P., Sewell and dtlrers. The y6ung horses will be retained. "WV C Daly disposed of his contract on apprentice Jockey G. Burns for ?G,000 to It. F. Carman. M. Buxton the crack midget rider of California, litis been engaged by F. J. Farrcll.

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