Borghesi Failed to "Roll Home", Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-18


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BORGHESI FAILED TO "ROLL HOME." New York, September 17. Of all the hot tips that have heeii circulates! in the metropolitan paddocks tlds year that which made Rudolph Spreckels BorghesI a sure thing in the fifth race at Sheepshcad Bay a few days ago was unquestionably the worst. Just who was responsible for it nobody could say, but the fact remains that nearly all the trainers had the old Brutus horse for a real good thing, and some of tho smartest bettors at the track fell with a dull, sickening thud. BorghesI, wince mining here from California, had shown nothing in public, but the ancient racer, it is said, worked so fast the other morning that the dockers timid not believe their watches. Early In the day. therefore, BorghesI was on Hie tip of the tongue. "If the old fellow is right," said Tom Welsh, "he will win easily." "BorghesI will roll home." said Frank Taylor, who trains for the Patchogue Stable. "It is between BorghesI and Tony Boucro," said Roger Mintou, who handles Kight Royal and other horses owned by Sam Lazarus. "The dope In the race is clear to me. Clare Russell cannot go the route, a mile and a sixteenth. Neither can Mark Antony II." Then horsemen and public plunged on BorghesI, backing him from 5 to :: to 1, and Ik; ran fifth in a siv horse Held twenty lengths behind .Marl; Antony 11., tin; winner and "gaining slowly" at the end. BorghesI, however, may use the speed ho showed in his work later.

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