Fine Race At Empire City Today: Crack Field of Star Racers Carded to Start in Mount Vernon Handicap--Sun Briar Probable Favorite., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-17


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FINE RACE AT EMPIRE CITY TODAY Crack Field of Star Racers Carded to Start in Mount Yernon Handicap Sun Briar PronaWe Favorite NEW YORK N Y July 16 Patrons of the Empire City race track see in the Mount Vernon Handicap to be decided tomorrow the prospects of an interesting race Probably the best field of horses that ever started in a race at the Yonkers course is scheduled ito contest the running of that event eventThe The Mount Vernon Handicap is a dash of one mile with a guaranteed value of 3000 In addition to those sterling veterans of the turf Roomer and Old Rosebud there are Sun Briar Lucnllite Bally Tip pity Witchet Fairy Wand and Matinee Idol carded as starters tomorrow What a field to conjure with withSun Sun Briar is top weight 128 pounds and his recent race when he was beaten by Roamer showed him to be fast approaching his best form and when he is at his best there are few if any better Roamer is now about as good as he will ever be again and the old fellow will be there fighting with the leaders if not leading himself The recent warm weather has helped Roamer considerably and his admirers are counting on him to win many more races racesOld Old Rosebud has returned to the turf this year and while his racing has been principally confined to sprinting distances he has displayed much of his old time speed and the sterling qualities that made him famous Whether he can still carry his speed and weight with the fast ones he will meet tomorrow remains to be seen His early Spring racing has been quite satisfactory to trainer Frank Weir who feels confident that his great old horse will make it interesting for the best of them themLucullite Lucullite is next to Sun Briar in the weight allottment the Hildreth crack being asked to carry one pound less than the Kilmer colt Lucullite has this year regained the form he displayed as a twoyearold when carrying the silks of Major August Belmont His defeat by Bally yesterday was attributed to the fact that Fator was too light a boy to do the big horse Justice That he will be a factor in the race tomorrow no one doubts doubtsThen Then there is little Tipplty Witchet which may prove troublesome with his light impost of 114 pounds Ballys victory over Lucullite Tuesday shows that the Butler horse is in trim and a real one he is isThe The prospects are that the track will be in greatly improved condition tomorrow in the event that no more rain falls and a great crowd will journey to the Yonkers courseto see the big race

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