Alfred Noble a Wonder: He Beats a Fast Field in Convincing Style at Gravesend, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-20


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ALFRED NOBLE A AVONDER. HE BEATS A FAST FIELD IN CONVINCING STYLE AT GRAVESEND. Monfort Takes the Oceanvlcw Handicap-Golf Ball Used for a Betting Coup Kings Daughters Good Race. New York. September 10. Notwithstanding adverse weather and track conditions, todays tremendous card of seven races, was not seriously marred by scratches. Good and well balanced and in several instances big lields, were engaged in the different races programmed. There were two stake fixtures decided, the Brookwood Steeplechase, a new event, and the Oceanview Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth for three-year-olds. Outsiders in the betting scored in both. Locked Out, at 20 to 1 captured the jumping stake with ridiculous ease. Sheriff Williams, recent winner of an important cross-country stake, coupled with Dick Shaw as the Widener entry and heavily supported at almost a prohibitive price, was ignomiuiously In-aten after Ills stable companion had fallen early in the race. Monfort, at 5 to 1. made good in a convincing manner in the Oceanvlcw. He was far the best, as the race was run. Tourenne, the best backed Ktarter in the race, was the victim of rough riding, for which close observers held the winner responsible. The highly touted Baby Wolf shut up like n jack knife after running prominently for six furlongs. The tabled history of the Oceanview Handicap for three-year-olds is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 2SS7BessIc .Tunc ...Mr, J. MeLghn,G00 2:07 1888 King Crab 115 .T. McLghn 1,700 2:0O 188ft Come to Taw.. 122 Garrison ... 2,27." 1:50 1890 Sinaloa II lift Barnes 2,025 1:5; 1801 La Tosca 112 Taral 1,750 1:57 1892tRex 115 A. Covgton 1.S50 1 :42J lS03tKinglct 107 Simms 1,850 1:56 1894Dutch Skater.. DO Griffin 2.220 1:502 1895tFlying Dutchmn 122 Chorn .....1,1251:12 ISnOtBen Eder 113 Simms ..... 1,430 1:4SJ 1897 Tillo US It. AVIIIlamS 1,430 l:49l 1808 Banastar 122 Clawson ... 1,375 1:50 1819 Rush lift Spencer ... 1,170 1:501 IftOO Killnshandra ... 120 Turner 1,310" 1:48 1901 Autolight 100 OConnor .. 1,295 1:474 1902 Hermis 120 Kice 1,535 1:4S 1003 Itostand 102 II. Michaels 1.7S0 1:461 1904 Dolly Spanker.. 112 Redfern ... 2.100 1:47 1905 Alwin 109 L. Smith .. 2,910 1:4S 1906 Belle of Peqiiest 93 C. Boss ... 2,900 1:47? 1907 Monfort 102 13. Dugan.. 2.G15 1:50 1 1-S miles. tBeduccd to 1 mile. Increased to 1 lS miles. Iead heat, purse divided. Golf Ball, a stake horse among selling platers, and masquerading as such, never gave his backers a moments uneasiness in the fifth race at nine furlongs. At post time the ring was swamped with and fairly stampeded by wagers on the Hitchcock cast-off. The majority of the layers refused to lay any price whatever against him. The real racing feature of the afternoon, however, was the unveiling of a two-year-old star of the first magnitude in the colt Alfred Noble, which won off over the "about" six furlongs course in the sixth lace from such cracks as Lawrence P. Daley, Ben Fleet, Live Wire and others. Horsemen and public alike were electrified by the superlative speed shown hy the magnificent looking Garry Hermann Kthcl Pa.ce youngster and experts predict a great future for him. There were in fact a few who had the temerity to say that he was the only colt in training that could give the peerless Colin an argument. A fortune was lost on Fred Cooks candidate, which was an odds-on favorite. The criticisms levelled at Buxton when he rode Tom Dolan to defeat last .Monday were unjustified. Tom Dolan broke down in the race. O. L. Harrison, the owner of the new turf star, Alfred Noble, is an engineer in the employ of Alfrpd Noble, who is the chief engineer of the Belmont underground tube, and the colt was named after his employer. J. D. Odom is making jockey Garners engagements in the absence of .1. A. Drake. The Wells-Fargo express agent has orders for thirty-five horse cars for California shipments. Preston, rider of Cymbal in the sixth race, was soblinded with mud after the first that his valet had to lead him to the jockeys room, and he was incapacitated from riding In the last race. Steeplechase jockey Stone is said to have lwmght Barney Schreibers great jumper, Bannell, for K. It. Thomas. H. P. Whitney lias entered sons of his best yearlings, including the colt by Hamburg, out of Endurance by Bight, in the Grand Prix do Paris and in several of the big English stakes.

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