Uncles Holly Handicap: Hildreths 0,000 Beauty Wins the Gravesend Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-26


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UNCLES HOLLY HANDICAP. HILDRETHS 0,000 BEAUTY WINS THE GRAVESEND FEATURE. He Was Only Winning Favorite King Cobalt, Guardian II., Sister Frances, Yankee Girl and Tipping Take Races. New York, September 25. There was a big drop in the temperature overnight ami overcoats were In demand at Gravcsend today. Clear skies reinforced by a brisk and chilly wind dried the track rapidly after last nights rain and the going could again be properly described as cuppy. Uncle, S. C. Hiltl-reths recent 30,000 purchase, won the solitary stake feature on the card, the Holly Handicap, from Mcelick, his quondam stable companion, after au exciting struggle which began with the first stride and ended only with the last. The race was practically confined to the Madden-brcd pair throughout. Hildreth, the owner of the winner, complained that bis colt was not treated fairly at the start, which was a moving one and caught bis jockey unprepared, also that E. Dugan had In addition bumped and carried Uncle out on the stretch turn with Meelick and that the double contretemps had, seriously jeopardized Uncles chance of victory. In any event, Hildreths colt finished on the extreme outside of the track and had his work cut out to score at the end of a long, closing drive, during which the result was in doubt until almost the last stride or two. Experts were not highly Impressed by Uncles prowess after the race and no one would now dream of classing bim -with Colin, nor even with J. R. Keenes brilliant second string, Celt. The start in the Holly Handicap was the first of the walkiug-up kind that Cassidy has indulged himself in this season, and there was much surprise manifested therein by the horsemen and trainers present. In justice to the starter, however, it can be said that Finn on Uncle pulled pp instead of. going on as the others did. Few .perceived it, however. The tabled history of the Holly Handicap is as folows:; Year. - Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 18S7Omalm 112 Church 1,015 1:171 1888 Diablo 11G .T. MLghlin 1.045 mO 3880 Tournament 10S Covington . :s,SS0 1:10 1S90 Esperanza 100 ISames 2.000 1:151 1801 Curt Gunn 118 It. Williams 3,520 1 :15 1802 Ajax 112 Bergen 2,500 1:15 1803 Flirtation loo II. Taylor . 2,300 1:14? 1804 Dolabra .... 104 Hamilton .. 2.500 1:14 l895tBen Brush 121 11. Williams 1,425 1:01$ 1890 Storm King 102 M. Hirsch . 1,4:10 1:01 J 1897 Itucker 104 Thorpe 1,430 1:0S 1808 Kentucky Colouel.123 N. Turner . 1.740 1:08 180! Hammock 114 Wilson 2.005 l:oS 1000 Conroy 115 Spencer ... 2.0S5 1:07 1001 Kndur. by Uight.130 .7. Woods.. 1.9S0 1:07 1002 Africander 120 J. Martin.. 2.570 1:11 1003 Pulsus 120 OXeil 2,050 1:00 1904 Oiseau 12! H. Cochran. 2.445 1:10? 1005 Hooray Ill Lyne 2,010 1:11 1000 Frank Lord 105 Garner 2.420 1:10 1007 Uncle 121 Finn 2,325 1:11 Full three-quarters. tKedirccd to five furlongs. JFive and one-half furlOugs. For Hie first time in the history of the Jockey Clilb rule in New York, have bets been declared off on a race, and fifteen minutes additional time allowed for making look in the ring. This was practically the case in the fifth race, netting had progressed for nearly ten minutes, when it-was announced that Right Royal, who had been officially posted as a starter, was not at the track and would Jiot start. As a matter of fact, the Lazarus horse bad been scratched in ample time, but the man whose duty it was to make this known had neg-Iqctcd to do so. John J. Cavanagh, manager of the letting ring, acting on Ids own responsibility, declared bets off, and allowed additional time for betting. It was a popular and sensible move. The withdrawal of Right Royal left only two starters, Beacon Light and Yankee Girl, to contest for the ,500 purse. Those who had expected that Beacon Light would bo an overwhelming favorite in the betting were completely flabbergasted by the panicky condition of the market. The odds against the Headley horse went, back steadily with no takers, notwithstanding that the purveyors of odds were frantically shouting. There were only a skittered few who Wanted to, bet on the crack handicap horse. It was just the reverse with Yankee Girl. Everybody wanted to het on her, but a majority of the bookmakers didnt want to lay against her at any price. Sam lllldreths 0,000 colt Uncle may be unable to outrun Colin or Celt, but in the Holly Handicap at Gravesend tiiis afternoon he brought back a part of his purchase price and showed that he easily holds the second raters of his age safe. Uncle was well ridden by Finn and after waiting OH Meelick to the stretch turn, challenged and Jieur the end of a game head and head drive, drew out and won by a clear length. Meelick is a good, game colt and ran a good race, but met his master today. Spooner showed evidence of returning to good form by outstaying Belmonts good filly Half Sovereign for third place. King Cobalt and The Squire furnished an interesting struggle in the first race. The result was .between the two from start to finish with King Cobalt holding a slight advantage at all stages and having a scant length the best of it at the end. Arasee was a distant third. Gold-qiP8t was coming on with a useless rush at the end. It was Guardian II.s going today and. fencing perfectly and running with great freedom, be scored all the way in the steeplechase, easily withstanding a "resolute challenge from Paprika. Garrett and Essex II. were strongly backed choices and finished- bead arid bead with Paprika. So they can iardly be accused of performing badly. Sister Frances, long overdue, at last won, but In n tight fit and at a long price. Lady Anne, with Miller up. was a hot favorite, but gave up to Sister Frances at the end of a sharp stretch drive. Another long shot from the west. Algeloiie, was a hang-up third. The deceitful Handzarra got off with a rush and led easily to the stretch, then shut up aud finished far back. Her racing this year Is unaccountably bad, and it may be she will forget to -quit one of these days to the great depletion of the" bookmakers bank accounts. All- but two were scratched from the fifth ..race and Yankee Girl won all the way from the odds-on favorite Beacon Light. The Ellison filly has been miming poorly for some time back and has been supposed to be out of form. Today, with good Weight up, she ran a mile and a quarter over a filow track in 2:07. quite a stunning performance to those who thought she bad no chance. The fleet, but uncertain Tipping disposed of a hot favorite in Zipango in the mile and au eighth dash that was the last race of the day. Blandy led fori a .mile, but was short and failed to stay the route. This horse Is good and likely to score soon.

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