Berkeleys Reversal of Form: Displays Marked Improvement over Previous Effort-Jockey Diggins Suspended, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-07


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BERKELEYS REVERSAL OF FORM. Displays Marked Improvement Over Previous Effort Jockey Diqqins Suspended. ltaltiinore. Mil., November 15. The card today at Piiulico suffered by comparison witli that of yesterday and was somewhat lacking in quality. Seii races were on the program and they held the interest well, notwithstanding the horses were of the lower class. Speculation was lively, with favorites and long shots dividing honors. Eoultc, which was recently purchased by J. M. Cooper from .1. W. Pangle, started for the first time under his new owners colors in the lirst race and won rather easily from Chief Desmond and Servile. Quito a warm tip was out on Scallop and he was backed from 10 to 1 to 4 to 1 at post time. The. Wrestler came to life today and captured the second race witli ease. He had to be much the best to win, as he was turned the wrong way when the barrier went up. The steeplechase for three-year-olds, the feature of the day, resulted in an upset. Touchwood was regarded by the Garth following as invincible and was made a 0 to 5 favorite. Monkey Puzzle and Percentage were next in demand, with any price against the others. Percentage, which acted badly at the post, delaying the start, set a warm pace to the second time around. Touchwood and Monkey Puzzle fell and this left Percentage appearing the winner. Lizzie Flat, however, was closing up fast and, after taking the last jump, the mare shot to the front and won going away from the tiring Percentage handily. C. C. Smithson, Lizzie Flats owner, had a good bet down and won ,000 over her victory. After the race William Garth offered Mr. Smithson ,500 for the mare. lierkeley won the sixth race handily, displaying a decided reversal of form and beating out the choices, Sam Bernard and Neoskalectiu The last time lierkeley was out he could not raise a common gallop. His performance today sot the stewards to thinking and they have suspended Diggius, who rode hiui iu his last race, for the rest of the meet-in?. Clotcn fell very lame iu the stretch in the fifth race, won by iTanhoe, and will not race again this year. Frank McCabe has sold Killochan to T. E. Man-nix. Notre Knip, which finished ti.ird iu the gentle-mens race yesterday, lias gone lame and is out of it for this season. It is raining here tonight and the track will be heavy tomorrow.

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