The Finish At Saratoga.: Helmet Leads From Start To Finish In The Rich Hopeful Stakes.; Sir Martin Runs Unplaced and Perseus Finishes Second--Dandelion Noses Out Stamina in a Grand Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-16


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THE FINISH AT SARATOGA HELMET LEADS FROM START TO FINISH IN THE RICH HOPEFUL STAKES Sir Martin Runs Unplaced and Perseus Finishes Sec ¬ ond Dandelion Noses Out Stamina in a Grand Finish Saratoga N Y August 15 Ideal conditions pro vailed at Saratoga today the weather being clear the temperature delightful and the track in perfect order lightAfter The attendance was disappointingly light After the last race William A Pinkerton who as ¬ sumed personal charge of the HilIce regulations of the meeting said Well the meeting is over and there never was a cleaner one Not an arrest was made on the grounds there was no disorder of any kind anil there were no violations of the betting law All speculations were conducted strictly with in the Bischoir decision decisionHelmet Helmet was not whipped at the post today and lie behaved kindly broke in front along with Sir Mar ¬ tin and then as John Madden said tiptoed his field He did the first quarter in 2S and then the race was practically over Perseus a green one from the Whitney stalde by Persimmon Iranla and fired in England led Sir Martin slightly for the first half Beginning the final quarter Perseus Sir Martin and Fayette moved up in close order and reduced the leaders advantage Straightening out Notter cut the brown whirlwind loose for an eighth and then eased him home to finish in an easy gallop A furlong from home the Madden pair appeared as If siire to be sucond and third Eventually the weight told and Perseus finishing resolutely se ¬ cured second place Sir Martin yielded to Fayette in the last sixteenth Madden declared to win with FayeUe He expressed himself as perfectly satis ¬ fied with the performances of his colts coltsTlie Tlie weight steadied them said he bnt the winner is a wonderfully speedy fellow perhaps a phenomenal race horse I have been told that no horse in the world can outrun him and am readv to believo It And that colt of Whitneys is1 a good one My colts could not give him fifteen pounds and I consider that a good line lineThe The tabled history of the Hopeful Stakes is shown below Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1003 Delhi 112 Gannon 22275 i13 i131JJ04 1JJ04 Tanya 127 Hdebrud 2970O 11 105 1133liXtC Mohawk II ISO Hedfern lti40O 1133 liXtC Peter Pan ISO W Knami 17U40 l12i 107 Jim Gaffney 115 Nicol 17500115 17500115MS MS Helmet 115 Notter 10 80 112 112Dandelion Dandelion just managed to get home with his neck in advance of Stamina from which lie was in receipt of fourteen pounds Misinterpretation of orders probably beat the filly That is the belief of Jack Joyner who said I told McDaniel to wait with her but when lie got off In front he should have let her rate along and not have taken her back Mc ¬ Daniel brought her through on the inside when com ¬ ing into the stretch and directly afterward she and Dandelion became hard driving contenders Kennyetto contendersKennyetto was a veritable vixen at the post Twice she sat down and reeled over and a third time she stood up and threw herself over on her back On each occasion Musgravo slipped out of the saddle held the reins and remounted as soon as the mare stood up She was finally controlled by a twitch twitchThe The tabled history of the Merchants and Citizens Handicap is as follows followsYear Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 101 Herbert 4 114 L Smith 210 2105 150 1501 J MI2 Herbert 5 122 L Smith 150 lrti Hermis 4 124 Odom 27 151 S Sr 1104 Molly Brant 4 117 Odom r iro iris irisL 1K5 Outcome 4 l Baird L MM 202S 202SLOO 1KC Hed Leaf 4 KM Koerner LOO 202 1007 Uunnlng Water4 11 W Miller 2 H l5Sr 1iOS Dandelion C 10 C II ShUg 11 V 15SJ 15SJRun Run at 1 110 miles in 1001 1 1S miles in 1902 K t and 1904 1904Gladden Gladden uncovered a fast filly in Lady Bedford winner of tlie lirst race Along with Louise Beil she made the pace to the stretch and then when Notter challenged with Tattling drew away and won Impressively She is in the English Oaks of Kl mil will be shipped to England with Sir Martin anl Fayette FayetteBayonet Bayonet could not concede the weight asked in the steeplechase He Bat and Malacca cleared the last Jump In close order Thence on the flat to the stand Bat was the speediest while Malacca outran Bay ¬ onet onetThe The tabled history of the North American Steeple ¬ chase Is as follows Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 104 St Tilde 4 142 J OBrien 75 514 514JH5 JH5 Sandhurst 4 142 Kodrock OO 52S 52SiK iK Alfar 4 142 Davidson S25 522 107 Com Fontaine4 i5 Stone 72r C22 C221MS 1MS Bat 5 ISO Sampson 4SO 2

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