Corn Tassel is Defeated: Wilsons Good Colt Fails to Concede Big Weight to Bally, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-28


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CORN TASSEL IS DEFEATED. WILSONS GOOD COLT FAILS TO CONCEDE BIG WEIGHT TO BALLY. War Cloud Wins After a Sharp Drive With Top Coat Miss Gove Furnishes a Surprise Julia -leon Huns a Fast Seven-eighths, r By J. Li. Dempscy. Saratoga, N. Y., August 27. The Granville Handicap for three-year-olds at one mile was regarded as the best of todays offerings, and it furnished an unset in the defeat of It. T. Wilsons sturdy colt Corn Tassel. The winner turned up in James Rutlers Itally, which practically led from the start and was only cunteriug near the finish. Horn Tassel, hard ridden, was the runner-up, with Harry Shannon in advance of the others. The su-perstitiously inclined immediately began discussing the fatality that seems to follow horses that de-teat Harry Kelly. In a meeting with the latter only recently, Corn Tassel triumphed with evident case and this, was his first appearance since that race. Green Jones and America, both of which triumphed over Harry Kelly last year, have since failed to win since they scored over the Schorr representative. It is unlikely that Corn Tassel will fail to rpverse todays finish with Bally when they are more evenly weighted, nor is it likely that he will fail to prove a winner in the near future. James Butler nearly upset another good thing, when his Ton Coat seemed likely to score over A. K. Macombers crack War Cloud, which had to be ridden hard to achieve his victory over Top Coat. Being regarded by some good judges as the best youngster in the east, caused him to rule an overwhelming favorite. His slowness at the barrier caused him to be far back in the early running, but Loftus managed to get him to going well after half the distance had been covered and, the colt responding gamely, closed an immense gap and passed into the lead when fully straightened for the stretch racing. But near the end Loftus again liad to resort to driving tactics because of the colts inclination to loaf. Top Coat easily disposed of Ruth Law for second place, Subahdar having retired in the first three-eighths. Miss., Govo Medium, of a Coup. Howard Qots .who is, in charge of the Riverside Stable, gave the layers a rude jolt, when his Miss Gove, the medium of a coup, made a show of the other two-year-olds starting in the fifth race. There were twenty-six originally named to go in it, but withdrawals reduced the field to twelve starters, with Paganini regarded as best, but he failed to get a place, Peace and Plenty outstaying Confiscation for second place. Kathleens withdrawal from the closing race made it appear easy for Julialeon and sucli it proved, for the Loft filly Avon as her rider elected and ran the fastest seven-eighths that had been recorded by any starter at this meeting. Pan Maid, after a shaking up, outstayed Ima Frank. Nightstick was again installed favorite. He was in with some good ones in the second race at a mile, and after leading for a half mile, dropped out of forward contention. The final eighth developed a hard drive between Wooden Shoes and Top o the Wave, the latter getting up in the final stride. After the finish jockey Petz complained of having been fouled by Haynes on the winner, but the stewards, after deliberating, allowed the placing to remain as the horses had finished. Another incident in the race was the fall of jockey II. WakofT, who had the mount on Merchant. Jlis mishap came as the horses were turning the elbow out of the mile chute to go on the main track. The rider was badly shaken. J. Mediums advanced Miss Gove 400 over an entered price of a like amount, but she was bid in with the customary advance of . Todays attendance reflected the numerous departures from here during the last twenty-four hours. In comparison witli former days, the crowd that witnessed the racing was light. Lieutenant Goodlow McDowell, who has been here on a brief visit to his father, T. C. McDowell, received orders this afternoon to rejoin his regiment and is expected shortly to leave for France. J. F. Schorr to Train E. B. McLean Eorses. All the horses owned by E. B. McLean have been taken over by John F. Schorr to train. The program book of the Lexington fall meeting arrived here this morning and was distributed to owners. The offerings and diversified conditions were favorably commented on. Ima Frank and those horses bought by D. B. Comstock, at the BeverwycU Stable sale, were purchased for their former owners account who, Will continue to race them. Jockey Eddie Martin has been notified of his exemption from military service on the ground of too light weight. Former jockey Murphy who is now employed by J. S. Ownbey, is the latest to be notified to appear for war service, having passed all requirements. Trainer J. Byer will ship the Glenn Riddle Farm horses to Belmont Park, as soon as cars are available for their transportation. Following the Belmont Park meeting they will be shipped to Havre de Grace for the racing there. A. L. Dennys horses will be campaigned in New York until the opening at Latonia, when they Will he shipped to that track. E. R. Bradley succeeded in getting one car to ship part of his consignment back to Lexington. They will leave tonight. The shortage of cars is becoming more acute daily. There was considerable interest in the performance of Amalfi in the opening race, which had not started in nearly two years. The horse has the American mile record to his credit, having made it at Syracuse.

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