Rapid Water Good Again: Wins in Fast Time from some Very Speedy Opponents, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-23


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EAPID WATER, GOOD AGAIN WINS IN FAST TIME FROM SOME VERY SPEEDY OPPONENTS. Gemmell Continues His Victorious Career True Wing and Tavora Take Races Miller Fails to Shine. Oakland, Cal., Xovember 22. Rapid Water, which has not shown winning form since the Brighton July meeting, captured todays stake feature, the San Lorenzo Handicap at Oakland in the track record time of l:0Si for the Futurity course. S. C. Hildreths uncertain Rapallo horse started a hot favorite at G to f, and under Walter Millers skillful riding accomplished the task of defeating the quintette of fast sprinters opposed to him in a manner which removed all doubts as to his present superlative form. All Ablaze was the only outsider to break the monotony of winning first and second choices during the afternoon by scoring in the third race, a selling affair at one utile and fifty yards. W. Knapp started the procession with a brilliantly earned victory on Harvel at 2 to 1 in the opening race for two-year-olds. Walter Miller finished in the ruck in this race on an ordinary plug named Warden Yell, and then successively failed on Prejuicio and Sahara, the last named, a favorite, in the next two, won by the crack sprinter Gemmell, at 11 to 10, and All Ablaze at 30 to 1. The champion jockey, against whoso mounts short prices are laid and taken, made amends by leading his rivals in the feature race, then could do no better than second on Serenity in the fifth, won by Tavora at C to and finished unplaced on Roalta, the favorite, in the last, won by the heavily backed second choice. True Wing. Knapp, in the meantime, had retired for the afternoon after running fourth with his second mount, Fisher Boy, in the third race. There is a steady improvement in the class of horses engaged daily witli resultant increase in patronage. The inclosnre was filled to overflowing today. Twenty-nine bookmakers occupied positions in the ring and they all did a big business. Tavora was bid up from G0O to 1,300 and retained by her owner. C. T. Ilenshall began the boosting and offered 700. The owner said 1,000 and then De Armau took a hand in the game and hid 1.300. Mack, who bought the fleet Woodlands bred filly in with the customary 5 advance, wanted to start something immediately afterwards, but was restrained by the timely arrival of an officer. George Rose wired an official announcement to the local horsemen that the opening day of the new race track at Arcadia had been postponed until December 7. It is rumored that It. F. Carman has engaged sixty stalls, inclnding a kitchen at Arcadia. Also that V. Z. De Arman, E. Peters, Stuart Polk, Jack Kcene with twelve, II. I. Wilson, R. II. Harris and J. Touhcy will shortly ship to Los Angeles. The last named owner has released jockey McRride and threatens to sell out his useful string and retire from the turf. Fleming is announced as a sure starter in the Santa Anita opening stake race. Walter Miller and his mother will make Oakland their home thiswinter. Jake Becklcy will swing the whip for starter Holtman this winter. Treasure Seeker has spread a foot. II. G. Bed-wells Salable broke down so badly in his last race that he will be fired and shelved for the winter. The Sobra Vista Stable has secured second call on the services of jockey Reggie Davis. Jockey Carroll, who fell from Mitre the other day, is on the road to recovery.

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