Bon Homme Is A Surprise.: Substituted For High Private He Takes The Maiden Stakes Easily.; Priscillian Wins and Is Voted a High-Class Three-Year-Old--Personal First Again and Is Bid Up., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-15


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BON HOMME IS A SURPRISE SUBSTITUTED FOR HIGH PRIVATE HE TAKES THE MAIDEN STAKES EASILY Priscillian Wins and Is Voted a HighClass Three Yearold Personal First Again I t and Is Bid Up Now York May 11 In aililitiuu to breeding good horses anil selling them for fancy prices Fred For sytho can lie depended upon to turn as neat a trick in placing tlicin to the liest advantage as the most astute horseman now in tin business Ample evi ¬ dence of tills was forthcoming with the running of tlie Maiden Stakes at Bolmont Park today High Private wliicli had earned the reputation of being a highclass icolt by liis two sucessfnl races was named as an overnight entry by Mr Forsythc The oilier youngsters entered were maidens some of which were racing for the lirst time On paper the race seemed like a gift for High Private but he was withdrawn and lion Ilommc added to carry tlie colors of tlie Kentucky turfman With High Private out the priccinakcrs made Statesman an evenmoney choice and the public went pell moll to him in tlie early betting Statesman a grand looking colt by Kinloy Mack Janice bad boon in ¬ dustriously touted all winter and spring as one of the best youngsters on Long Island ind the support for him was the natural result Few stopped to figure that Mr Forsythc would not have withdrawn High Private and added lion Ilomnie without good reasons Shrove rode Don Ilomnie and this was not supposed to help his chances and S to 1 was the rarly quotation But it did not last long for a legion of followers suddenly appeared and the colt was backed to 1 to 1 while Statesman went to 7 to 5 It was a well planned coup and went through acording to schedule Bon Iloimnc which looks like a good race horse and appeared to be very lit won all the1 way easily Then it was recalled that there was a colt in Mr Forsytlies barn which was supposed to be much better than High Private but the recollection came too late for the majority Mr Forsytlie and his friends cleared up handsomely and it is the general belief that he introduced a real smart twoyearold twoyearoldTlie Tlie condensed history of the Maiden Stakes is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1905 Oallavant ll5Travors 1 50 ols 1900 Master Lester lirlW Miller lKM 1014 1007 Transvaal 115W Miller l 7o lOOs lOOs100S 100S Bon Ilomine lirSlireve 18S5 101 101There There was a decided slump in affairs today a con ¬ dition that generally follows such a tremendous outpouring as that of tlie opening day The card was ordinary and there was a complete shift in the weather which savored strongly of winter The thunder shower which visited Long Island during the early morning hours left the track quite heavy but scratches were not numerous numerousAside Aside from tlie stake race the chief attraction was the handicap at one mile and a sixteenth for which Priscillian gave big weight to some fair horses and won with the greatest ease That lie is a good threeyearold seems certain but so far he has not met the highest class horses There is much desire to see him measure strides witli some of the cracks of liis own age Dandelion was a starter in this race but made a iwor showing and probably needs more racing or work to fit him himBeckon Beckon out for the lirst time this season could not concede tlie weight asked of iier in tlie handicap for mares but showed a good turn of speed and should do better under more favorable conditions conditionsIn In the closing race Faust fell at tlie end of three furlongs but Flynn his rider escaped with a bruised hip and leg Troublemaker appeared to be responsible for the accident hut it is possible that Flynn was fryjng to take the horse through a small opening The stewards were unable to lix the blame and imposedPersonal no penalties were imposed Personal won tlie fourth race In a large field makitig her siyth winning effort Entered to be sold for 100 she was bid up to 2000 by J 0 Goode but was InMight in by her owner ownerJockeys Jockeys Musgrave and McDanlel were not riding today as both are on the ground for four days for misbeljavior at the post in the closing race Wednes ¬ day dayAndrew Andrew Miller who has just signed Musgrave had a chapter of hard luck tales in connection with Metropolitan Handicap day McCartcr was cut off and beaten in the big event Musgrave was sus ¬ pended Mr Miller was himself pinched in a speeding auto on his way home and later in tlie evening sprained his hand in a scuffle with a friend He is glad however that it all came at once Phil oncePhil Chinn lias taken the contract on jockey Flynn and believes the youngster will soon be able to fill Musgraves place as principal rider for the stable Frank ONeill of the 15 O Stalde will take fen twoyearolds to the northern circuit His campaign there will begin with the Toronto meet ing ingM M Hogan will ship the steeplechasers Agent and The Knight to Toronto TorontoThe The champion sprinter Rosehon has been de ¬ throned In the weights for the Toboggan Handi ¬ cap Mr Vosburgh puts 137 on Jack Atkin and ISO on Roseben which is next in the assignment

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