Capital Record of One of Uncles Speedy Sons in Last Years Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1914-02-07


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fr v CAPITAL RECORD OF ONE OF UNCLES SPEEDY SONS IN LAST YEARS RACING What a horse may do in racing when a two-year-old and what it may afterwards do when a three-year-old are frequently vastly different things. The comparative form at the two ages of Helios and Hawthorn are recent instances in point. Rut on the whole experience points to the conclusion that it is safest to assume that a brilliant two-year-old is likely to prove a brilliant three-year-old, despite occasional failures in that respect. Thus, while it may happen that one, or all, of the splendid trio of last year, Old Rosebud, Pennant aud Little Nephew, may not race up to their promise of last year in the campaign of 1!M, expectation and probabilities are to the contrary. So far as is known all have wintered satisfactorily and will be ready for the fray when racing is resumed over the important- tracks of New York and Kentucky. Little Nephew was the only two-year-old of last year able to defeat Old Rosebud and he did it twice. But in the course of their racing against each other Old Rosebud proved his superiority unmistakably. However. Little Nephew was himself a youngster of superb speed and gameness and was hut once unplaced in eventeen races, in which he contended for th years honors against the best of his age. His beginning in vacing was over a heavy track on the first day of the Lexington spring meeting and gave a hint of what was to be expected from him when he won by five lengths in 4!, witli the favorite, Ilarwood, second, I.igs Brother third and six more unplaced. At the same track with fast going. May 1. he started against more distinguished opposition in the Idle Hour Stakes, at four and a half furlongs, run in 5;!. The until tli ii unbeaten Old Rosebud was a hot favorite at 1 to 2. but, in a thrilling finish. Little Nephew defeated him by a head, with Francis third six lengths away. In the beaten division was such good ones as Bradleys Choice, Birdie Williams, Frances M. and Brave Cunarder. All carried stake weights, the two leatlers. as geldings, each having up 115 pounds. His next start was in the Bashford Manor Stakes, at ChurchiI Downs, May lit. and again the redoubtable Old Rosebud was an odds-on favorite at 11 lo 20, but again LitCe Nephew proved victorious, winning by a length and covering the four and a half furlongs of the race in .:: and running the lirst half mile in 40. Each carried 11S pounds and Black Toney was third ten lengths behind Old Rosebud, Brigs Brother and Pebeco being the other starters. This race made people rub their eyes and conclude that after all Little Nephew probably was the better of the two crack sons of Uncle. So when on May !1 the two came together again at Douglas Park in a race at tive-eighths of a mile, with Imperator taking part in the race, this conclusion found expression in the way of making Lit t If Nephew the favorite at 7 to 5, with Old Rosebud at 220 to 100 and Imperator at 41 to 20. It was a mag hilicent race in which Litt.e Nephew ran the lirst half mile in 40, but Old Rosebud went at hiiu in the si retch with an irresistable burst of speed aud won by four lengths in 58 if,. All carried 112 pounds a:id Imperator was a fairly good third. June they met again at the same distance and again Old Rosebud won in the faster tme of 58. He carried 115 pounds lo 11S on Little Nephew and won by a length. The others carried 1!0 pounds ami Roamer was a poor third. In the Spring Trial Stakes, run June 7, at the i-auie distance. Old Rosebud won again, this time by two lengths in 5S. Imperator was a bad third. Bi-ots and Saddle and Vandergrift finishing beaten off. This scries of live fiercely contested races had its counterpart in the alternating triumps over and defeats of each other by Fitz Herbert and Trance when tiny also were two-year-olds. The net result gave O.d Rosebud the crown of superiority, but never without a contest worthy of a special page in the annals of the turf. From Kentucky Little Nephew was now taken north to race over the Canadian tracks, preparatory to a tMt against the eastern two-year-olds at Saratoga. At Hamilton. June 25. he met the speedy Southern Maid at live-eighths of a mile and defeated her by a length and a half in 5!, with Lyric Muse third and iV.ree others unpriced. Three days afterward, at the same track, he won at five and a half furlongs in 1:!7. with Silent Pilot second and Privet Petal third. At Fort Erie. July 4, he defeated The Usher. Miss Giiyle and Privet Petal at the same distance over a slow track in 1:00. lie carried 120 pounds to 100 and 10:; on the others. At the same track. July 7. in the Niagara Stakes, at five-eighths of a mile and at 115 pounds each, he was quite unexpectedly beaten two lengths by Southern Maid in such slow time as 1:02. over a good track. It was the poorest race he bad ever run, so he was taken on to Saratoga for a respite from racing, which proved beneficial. His first start there was in a purse race, August 5, at live and a half furlongs, which, carryng 120 pounds, he won in 1:00. with Roamer. 107, second; Supervisor. 115, third, and- live-unplaced. His. next start wtis in the .yopeful Stakes, .at three-quarters of a mile, and-iH--a fast he WUS.Jorced to play second fiddle to J. N. Camdens Bringhurst. then in great form and a good one himself. "" Hack carried IK! pounds and Bringhurst won in 1:12 by three lengths. Little Nephew finishing lite same distance in Iront of Black Broom. In the Grand Union Hotel Stakes. August 20, he liuished third to Black Broom and Bradleys Choice, at three-quarters in 1:i:V-,. beaten a head and a length. He carried "II pounds to 107 on Black Broom and 11". on Bradleys Choice. Although running well in the two races he did not race to his best form by any means and probably was suffering from some obscure, but slight indisposition. His next two races he won. The first of was Cue Sanford Memorial Stakes, August 2i. He carried 110 pounds and was opposed by rudaunted. 110: Trumps, 1 1 G; Flittergold. 11.": Mr. Sniggs. 11:".; Charlestoiiian. 107: Vandergrift. 110: Fireside. 107, and Tandstickor. 1 0 1 . This he won over a slow track bv three lengths in 1:14 If. . the others finishing in order as named. This was a good performance and four davs later he supplemented it by taking the Adirondack Handicap at the same distance and also over a slow track. In this event he carried 125 pounds and won by three-quarters of a length from Black Broom, 110. Spearhead. 100. was third and the other starters and weights were Gainer. 117: Roamer. 118: Flittergold. 110: Punch P.owl. 112; Mr. Sniggs, 10S, and Vandergrift, lh. The time was 1:15 and this concluded bis quite successful Saratoga campaign. Altu- that Litte Nephew ran but twice. At Douglas Park. September 2::. with 120 pounds up. he finished third to Bradleys Choice. 117. and Edith W.. 100. at five and a half furlongs in 1:00 and was beaten a head and a half length. October 1. wilh 122 pounds up, he ran fourth to Ralph. 110: Brigs Brother. SO. and Old Ben. 10:;. at three-quarters in l:i::.f.. Realizing at last that the severity of his campaign had effected him unfavorably, his owner withdrew him from racing and sent him into well-earned retirement. His good record and his pedigree are as rollows: .Year. . !!- 11- -"! h-d. Unp. Won. T.K! ? 17 y " 2 1 0,.!55 Isonomv . Sterling f Isiifb.s f V-s 1 i Isola Bella f-Slar Shoot 1 Dead Lock J Wenlock I -j I Malpractice . 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