Cudgel Is Still Present: Runs a Great Race Under Heavy Weight and Fine Riding.; Makes it a Double for J. K. L. Ross--Bad Showing of Northwood Brings Trouble., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-16


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CUDGEL IS STILL PRESENT Runs a Great Race Under Heavy Weight and Fine Riding Makes it a Double for J K L LBoss Boss Bad Showing of North wood Brings Trouble BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYSARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y August 15 Thn great Cudgel came into his own today by a perform ¬ ance that unquestionably stamps him as the star of the older division racing in this country He contested with some of the fastest in these parts in the Hudson Handicap at a mile and threesixteenths carried 130 pounds conceding to the others much weight and won in brilliant style under a per ¬ fectly judged ride on the part of Loftus LoftusBecause Because of his absence from racing for a long time and a supposed dislike for soft going such as was raced over this afternoon Cudgel was some ¬ what neglected by good judges in favor of Valor Orestes and Beaverkill but this trio when it came to the actual racing were found badly wanting and the Commander J K L Ross crack had little diffi ¬ culty disposing of their pretentions But it was otherwise with Spur for that good horse put up a stubborn battle and it was only in the last fifty yards that he succumbed and this not because of lactT of sameness on his part but due to ihepart of his rider and his swerving at a critical period Never before lias Lof tus masterly skill been so out ¬ standing as in the case of his ride today on Cudgel He permitted that racer to maintain his own stead ¬ fast pace in the early racing and when the leaders drew out he did not become flustered but continued holding Cudgel under control and the horse of his own accord gained steadily and just before the stretch turn was reached he was in close pursuit of Valor and Spur Valor cracked when an eighth out and Spur at this stage seemed the winner but suddenly Cudgel loomed large and under the coax ¬ ing tactics of Loftus coupled with a whirlwind drive right at the end Cudgel passed the Butler representative to win in gallant fashion by a half length Horse and rider were accorded a well merited ovation on their return to the scales scalesAside Aside from the pleasure of winning the splendid victory achieved Commander Ross and trainer Bed well were additionally jubilant over the fact that Cudgel is back in his top form and will again resume his place at the top of the handicap divi ¬ sion sionImproved Improved weather and a well arranged racing of ¬ fering served the incentive to bringing out the full racing strength here supplemented by newcomers from New York who caine to spend the weekend The track was a trifle slow if anything more suited to mud runners but it dried out steadily as the afternoon progressed progressedSTEEPLECHASE STEEPLECHASE PROVES FARCICAL FARCICALThe The steeplechase which held out considerable promise proved farcical for Crest Hill came home practically unattended to win as his rider pleased from Rhomb anil minutes later King Fortune which had fallen at the thirteenth jump was given third place as a result of having resumed where he fell and completed the course The dull showing of Northwood culminating in his refusal at the thirteenth hedge occasioned adverse comment and also in speedy action on the part of the stewards who sent to secretary Rehberger the following no ¬ tice Refuse for the remainder of the meeting the entry of all horses in steeplechases trained or controlled by Silas Veitch It is understood that the case will also be referred by the stewards here to the stewards of the National Steeplehase and Hunt Association AssociationThe The colors of J K L Ross were successful in carrying off a double during the afternoon his Queen of the Sea scoring in game style in the second race to win by a head from Tailor Maid after a hard stretch drive Baudymo came in for a good deal of attention from the Kentucky delegation here but after flattering briefly by staying in the lead she quit badly and brought up in the rear Commander Ross outbid Sam Louis in the claiming tilt to secure Queen of the Sea and the mare went back to her stable for 2525 2525Jockey Jockey Lof tus again came into the limelight in the final race when he piloted to victory G I Wideners End Man practically a beaten horse and won from Star Court The latter seemingly was best and at one time had an immense lead but his rider refused to give him a breathing spell in the stretch with the result that he was not able to cope witli the oncoming End Man that Loftus iiad saved for just the emergency that came Backers of Kalllpolis were not overly enthused by the ride that Fairbrother gave that filly in the initial race for she seemingly was best and was beaten in the last few strides mbinly because of Fairbrothers action in coming wide into the stretch At that the winner Shoot On showed a surprisingly game performance in addition to the most speed in the early running and McAtees hard riding pre I Continued on second page CUDGEL IS STILI PRESENT Continued from first page veiled on her at the end Had Fairbrothcr re ¬ mained next the inner rail1 when he was approaching the stretch the amount of ground he would have saved would have been more than ample to insure him the victory Pilgrim the favorite loomed up threateningly iu the last iuarler but was not good enough in the final drive Kilkenny which has been showing good form here added another victory to his credit when he outstayed Gleipntr in tlie fifth race to win a close decision Because of his heavy weight nn uncommon price waf obtained by his backers while tlie oft disappointing Capt Hodge and Mary Belle wore installed favorites Capt Hodge did well to land third place but Mary Belle was beaten off Owner S Judge put in a bid of 1700 for Kilkenny and retained his property Tlie horses of John W Schorr were shipped to Louisville this afternoon in charge of trainer Louis Tauber Some of them will take part in the Blue Grass Fair racing at Lexington Mr Schorr will remain here until tlie close of the Saratoga racing racingFollowing Following Miss Jemimas filling her engagement in tlie Scliuylurville Stakes she will be shipped to Belmont Park and be made familiar with that course as she is an intended starter in the Fu ¬ turity turityMosc Mosc Goldblatt returned this afternoon from Cin ¬ cinnati and will remain until almost the close of tlie meeting when lie ships his horses and those lie will add to Ids establishment from the Harry Payne Whitney ranks to Kentucky where they will be raced ivxt full and later at New Orleans OrleansThe The ten yearlings three brood marcs and two sucklings that Commander J K L Ross has ac ¬ quired during tlie sales here for an aggregate of nearly 125000 will be shipped on Monday next to the Ross farm near Laurel Md MdJ J II McDonald bought at private terms from A J Juyncr tlie colt Pictor and will race him next fall on Maryland tracks tracksC C T Worthington was an arrival today from Islington and confirmed that he had sold Viva America His promising colt Wilson the Great a brother to Viva America will probably not l e seen under colors next fall as he has been ailing and will not be ready for racing until after the Ken ¬ tucky autumn meetings are over overAccording According to rei orts tlie cnick Golden Broom will not be seen under colors again this year Foot ail ¬ ment is responsible for his going sore and in an effort to eradicate it there will be a suspension of his training It is said that the youngster will be shipped to Kentucky to roam in a spacious pad ¬ dock at one of tlie numerous pretentious farms in the bliie grass region and that i caretaker will be appointed exclusively for him himA A G Blakeley is buying yearlings and is also in quest ° f older material to replenish the racing string of T II Cross

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