Naturalist In Fine Form: Carries 130 Pounds and Leads Throughout in Main Race.; Accidents Give Robert Oliver the Steeplechase--Five Out of Seven Favorites Beaten., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-09


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NATURALIST IN FINE FORM Carries 130 Pounds and Leads Throughout in Main Race Accidents Give Robert Oliver the theSteeplechase Steeplechase Five Out of ofSeven Seven Favorites Beaten v BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYSARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS X Y August 8 In Hen of a stake offering this afternoon the mile handicap served as the outstanding feature and was contested by starters of tlie better grade including such cracks as Naturalist Star Master War Pennant and others Naturalist with his 130 pounds conceded chunks of weight to the others and his performance stamps him as an unusually good racer for IIP won in quite handsome fashion after having been the pacemaker throughout Star Master was his closest rival at the end having beaten War pen ¬ nant in the last sixteenth for second place Star Master came with a terrific rush in the stretch racing and many found fault with C Robinsons riding of the Macomber representative for letting him come wide But Robinson showed a lacerated left hand as a result of his effort to keep the horse closer to the inner rail Naturalist was away well and at once raced into the lead which kept him out of the trouble at the elbow leading from the chute tOjutbiyagja tgaclfa JfaesPeBfegBtr Leochares and Bally also were prompt in getting into motion and followed the leader closely until the Stretch was reached where Bally and Leochares gave way but War Pennant kept on doggedly and for a brief space in the stretch threatened to overhaul Natural ¬ ist but the latter when shaken up slightly drew put from War Pennant and resolutely frustrated the game challenge made by Star Master near tlin end endBetter Better conditions for the sriort could not have been made to order and coupled with the fact that a sevenrace program was the offering it brought out the full strength of racing devotees here Bet ¬ ting activities was again of the voluminous sort with the price quoters again reaping a harvest for five of the seven choices went down into decisive defeat Robert Oliver and Naturalist jvere the ex ¬ ceptions ceptionsSERIES SERIES OF MISHAPS IN STEEPLECHASE STEEPLECHASEThe The steeplechase over the about twomile course was productive of a series of mishaps to all the starters excepting the winner Robert Oliver which ultimately came home unattended with Kingstown Pier in second place and Northwood landing third There were five starters in the race and while Northwood was on his feet lie caused an interesting contest for he showed the way to Kingstown Pier by a short margin and when Kings ¬ town Pier retired as a result of being stricken with a slight hemorrhage the leader gamely dis ¬ puted with Robert Oliver for the lead and his sameness promised reward until negotiating the last obstacle where he made a bad landing and fell This allowed Robert Oliver to canter home alone as Tonpy Nix had come to grief at tlie third hedge and Wingold at tlie fifth jump Kingstown Pier was done completely after the eleventh jump but Northwoods fall enabled him to secure second place Northwood was remounted and finished third thirdHuttontroue Huttontroue was regarded by most of the astute backers as the best betting proposition of the after ¬ noon and was tlie best in the race but the illy judged rfchr he was given caused his failure by the closest of margins and Loftus was the main factor in Vancouvers victory The race was contested by some fairly good sprinters and the early running found Joyful the pacemaker with Vitl II in forward contention and most of the others close up Hutton trope and Vancouver took the lead when an eighth out and Loftus outrode Fator to earn the victory for the Kilmer representative representativeA A band of maiden twoyearolds began the sport at five and a half furlongs and the scramble re ¬ sulted in a victory for R L Gerrys Jessie which succeeded in outstaying Shillelagh II and Hampden Encrinite was probably best in the race but Widas riding exhibition was a weak one and the filly as a result of it was a sufferer suffererThe The race at a mile and threesixteenths In which only four started resulted in the closest con tost of the afternoon with victory going to Celto over Walnut Hall The latter was an overwhelm ¬ ing favorite the westerners uniting and supporting him witli rare confidence but Celto was rushed into the lead soon after the barrier was released and showed tlie way throughout though at the end she was tiring badly and a few strides more would have found the order of the finish reversed with Walnut Hall the winner Not alone did Harry Perkins lose considerable in wagers but he lost the horse for Walnut Hall was claimed by W Carter for 1 000 000Head Head Over Heels carrying J W Mays colors which has heretofore not been unplaced was the of fending favorite in the sixth race for twoyear Continued on second pace NATURALIST IN FINE FORM Continued from first page oVds but she failed to get a part of the purse Evergay landing in front with Grayssian second and Gloria France third Thedefeat of Head Over Heels was a fiuky one and with an equal break in the racing luck she would have landed the purse The start foijnd her away slowly whereas the win ¬ ner jiad a flying start Owner May placed the blametfor Head Over Heels failure to get away more promptly to the fact that she was held at the barrier by lone of the assistant starters Robin ¬ son who rode her also contributed to her failure by getting the filly badly cut off during a critical period ihthclstrcich Evprsfiy took a long lead at once and undern skillful ride by Lyke kept in the van for ihc entire race raceTlie Tlie seventh rare which was i i lit of the sixth also resulted disipji intingly for the backers of favorites wljpn wljpnjllasttij jllasttij On brought pt a bad fol ¬ lower His showing was decidedly below that of his former raring and In retired in the stretch after early prominence as if having gone amiss The winner turned up in Ncddam which took the lead at the start and retained it to the end Violet Tip outstaying Kallipolis for second place after a hard drive driveJessie Jessie winner of the opening race was claimed by S Louis for 1155 1155Dr Dr J P Sullivan who recently came from New Orleans stated that the work of rebuilding the stables sit the Fair Grounds lias already been started and tlmt many otMhe old oms will be torn down and new ones constructed The rcsoiling of the course is completed and the draining system around the stable yards will next come in for attention attentionThe The Ultimus Tsarina colt which was bought by W V Thrayes at Wednesday nights yearling sales wilfbc shipped with the other horses brought here by Kay1 Sperice to Lrinisvllle1 on August 14 Mr TliruseSisin quest of other racing material and has commissioned Kay Spence to secure for him anything that gives good promise of development regardless of price j Trainer Wm Garth who also breeds extensively at his Virginia farm has disposed of all his young ¬ sters to Messrs Parr and Cosdeu He regards the crop that he sold as the best of all juveniles that will bc raced next year and his conviction is backed up by a proposition to bet 10000 that he can ntimc a youngster in the Parr and Cosdcn band that will Twat any twoyearold next year the race to bo run during the spring Plmlico meeting He is desirous of having it a sporting proposition in every sense and wtiiild like to have several owners of highly regarded yearlings to enter into a jack jKt the conditions to be 10000 a side half for ¬ feit yearlings to be named next fall and the race to bejrun at Piinlico in the spring the distance to be half a mile

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