Rancocas Prosperous Day: Wins Both Empire City Derby and the Whirl Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-17


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RANCOCAS PROSPEROUS DAY H Wins Both Empire City Derby and the Whirl Stakes. Grey Lag Adds to His Laurels and His Winnings- Little Chiefs Good Race. NEW YOKK. X. Y.f July 10. Sam Hildreth and tin? Bancocns horses liatl a prosperous Saturday afternoon or il :it Empire Cily. With tliat iu:i-nificont three-year-old. Grey Lag. Kimcwsis won tlie Derby and SO.oOO and with the perhips moderate two-year-old Little Cliief took the Whirl Stakes and ,490. Both eolts had to do their best to win and Fator rode both. Sande. Kancocas first rider, being in none too good bealtli just now. Oddly enough, or perhaps whimsically. Hildreth declared to win with the other horse of his entry in each event Knohhie in the Derby and Kui-Sang in the Whirl Stakes. Neither was nearly good enough as the laees were run. Knohhie was done tor after a fast half in -l!l:rr.. smart going for such Jt track as the rain of Friday had left. Kai-Sang might have won with better luck. He was forced into the heavy inside going in the running of the "Whirl Stakes and ceased to be a contender well up the stretch. Hut Hildreths other colts won in both, races and the pairs were treated as pairs in what speculation there was over both events. In both Derby and Whirl the Kancocas pairs were overwhelming choices backed alike by stable and public. The Empire City Derby, at one and a quarter mile., with ,000 added, was chief in interest because of Grey Lags noble performance in it. There wej-unJyoju.tjirtiitiL: rQxey Lag, 1.0- pound ST""K il tbu -7 pounds: Sorting Blood. Ill pounds Clarence Kuinmer rode a pound overweight -and Copper Demon, 110 pounds. Knobbie was first away to a perfect start and he and Copper Demon raced hard together for a mile, the quarters in "1 and 25 vs. This speed settled Knobbie with 127 pounds. He at once fell back, was eased, and cut no further figure in the race. Grey Lag moved up at once. Fator saw that if Kancocas won the Derby the Star Shoot champion must be the tool. GREY LAG DISPLAYS HIS QUALITY. Grey Ijag closed on Copper Demon, with Spurting Itlood in attendance, and took the lead on the turn into the stretch. Still. Sporting Itlood. with which Kumnier saved all the ground he could, followed Grey Lag. lie was rather outrun on the turn. Well straightened out in the center of the stretch Grey Lag stuck to tin? high ground all through tin; race Grey Lag led by almost an open length and Fator sat down for a hard hand ride home. Sporting Dlood as hard driven closed gradually, but could never catch Grey Lag. which won, all out, by three parts of his length. Sporting Dlood, out to the last ounce, was five lengths before Copper Demon. Knobbie. eased to a canter merely, was fifteen lengths away. The mile was in 1:10 and the race in 2:07-, great time. It was as fine :i piece of racing nobility as New Yorkers have seen in many a day and stamped Grey Lag as the best of his age of the year and as good as any of all time. He is indeed a glorious thoroughbred horse. Fourteen of the eighteen entered regular claimers of low degree came out for the Itrookland Purse :tt a mile and a sixteenth. Ihalaris ruled the market. He often does, and isnt a ruler except on rare occasions. Nearly all of the starters were acquainted with rough and soft going. The winner turned up in the skin of the reasonable Old Dad. which promised winning ways at Aqueduct. Year-gin was up. The McGee gelding got away well with Frederick the Great. Hello Pardnor, Ihalaris and Tan II.. took a long lead on the turn and won in a canter from Frederick the Great. Pansy and Episode the three latter lengths apart and driving. Pansys race was impressive. She was away badly, made her way through her horses ail the way and finished fast. Krtsodo, too. made up a lot of ground. Ihalaris had a clear path. He was merely outrun. Frederick the Gruat was reasonably backed and ran much better than in recent races. The soft footing aided his bad legs. Current Events, too, was backed, but was away poorly, impeded and never got near the front. The handling of Sunrose and Aida MeGee helped neither. GOING HELPS BLAZES BAD LEGS. That real good gelding with bad legs. Diazes, fouud a track to suit him in his meeting with Despair. Dry Moon and three common horses in the sadly named May-November Handicap, over the short three-quarters of a mile of ground. Sam Hildreth kept Lut-ullitc and Dominique at home, even though the latter is a mud runner of high degree. So is I51ii7-cs. which had run seven races this year and won only one on a really soft course. Dry Moon was made favorite by his owner and following. Diazes was loyally backed also by his own and the Xalapa Kentucky folks thought Despair could win. Despair nearly did win. Schuttiiiger got him away fast and he raced home speedily in the best going. Bice was on Jthizes. They are old comrades in arms. Itlay.es followed Despair busily until well into the stretch, closed with him under a vigorous hand ride, got up to and away inch by inch in the closing drive and beat him by a length. Despair rather tired in the last eighth and didnt answer Schuttingers whip as a winner should have done. Dry Moon and Miller picked their ground and the Olambala colt closed stoutly and gained fast in the last sixty yards. He would have also beaten Despair in another stride or two. The others were where they should have been far back. The racu was a good one for such footing in 1:09 is. The ?7.5CHJ Whirl Stakes at five and a half furlongs, for two-year-olds, one of the two star racing pieces of the day. had thirteen starters of the fifteen named. The Kancocas folks had in Little Chief and Kai-Sang. both of soft going quality. The pair was mightily niipwrled -from 7 tr 5 io half thai price. In the field was Kuiislnr, the whining Califoiuian colt Morvichs early male, and Continued ou second ia;e. EANCOCAS PROSPEROUS DAY Continued from first page. reputed to be far faster and better than Burletvs unbeaten colt. The public played him on the strength of his reputation and his last race. Cloughjordaii got some support, too. Xanc.v F. was almost neglected. The race was a good one. Itunstar has bad manners and all Metcalf could do was to keep him from running awas. When the dispatch came, be was in the air. and fast breaking Xanc.v F. was off like a flash. Little Chief was next. He isnt a slow colt at the post himself. Xancy outbroke and outran Jiim. opened a gap of three lengths on the turn and was two lengths in front when the.v were well into the stretch. Here Kai-Sang, with which Ilildreth had declared to win. was coming to his stable companions side, but, being forced into the bad going next the real, he was eliminated. Thus the two leaders were left to fight it out. Xancy F. is fast but too rapid to stay in such footing as yet, and the sfurd.v, game and true Little Chief well ridden bs Fa tor wore her down with overs stride and won in the last forts sards by half a length. Xanc.v F.. clear of Penitent and Runstar, locked at. the rails Penitents head before the CaUfor-nians. Runstar had run a realls good race after a bad beginning, but was tiring after making up so much ground and being used so much at the barrier. The colt is a star, all right. He needs some more manners and experience. Penitent ran an even race and finished stoutly. Kai-Sang tired in the inside of the stretch, finished ninth, talking things over with Oil Man. Sidereal tired in the closing eighth, after a good race. The time was good 1:07. Onl.v eight of the fourteen fair but not much mercenaries of daily action in selling platerdom started for the Sinclair Purse, at one mile and the extra sevents sards of course convenience. Jock Scot and Penelope caught the public fancy as best. Penelope caught it strongest. She had Callahan up and was smartls backed. Onls the two cut any figure in the actual contest. Jock led gails", as is his custom in the suitable going and with a clear path. He had Fator up, too. But under Callahans hard hand drive Penelope, always second, came to Jocks side in the middle of the stretch and wearing the old savage down won by a good neck, both all -out. Flibbertygibbet. closest t:i the racing leaders all the way, but almost ran out entering the stretch so wide diil he turn was third. Knight of the Heather was weirdly piloted in the heavy going next the inside rails all the was. The Short Grass folks scored at last in the closing Honeysuckle Purse of five and a half furlongs for maiden two-year-olds with Rib Grass, the fine-looking daughter of Short Grass and the dead Marian Hood, by Martagon, and therefore Sun-bonnets half-sister. Rib Grass was bought in by her folks for 3,500 at Saratoga last August and is a nice individual. Rib Grass was well supported. . So was the Quincs" Stables Assagai Komayne colt Ray Jay from 3. to 1 to 0 to 5 favoritism. He had evidentls been a hidden jewel. Rancocas had in its fanes, too. Restraint, which had been educated twice in good compans. S.he was made second choice. Again there was a two-horse race. Ras Ja.v should have won. He was not in his stride when the barrier arose and, after the geographical pair. Xew Orleans and Greenwich Village, had fluttered in front for a quarter or so, Rib Grass and Ra.v Ja.v which had made his was toward the front joined and passed Greenwich Village. They had it. out between them. Rib Grass, well warmed and driven b.v Clarence Kummer, just outlasted the Quincs colt to win by a head, with Fift.v Fifty what a name: third, nearly three lengths behind Ray Jay. CAPACITY CROWD AT EMPIRE. There was a capacits crowd at Empire City. It is one of the best Saturday Metropolitan courses. One sees new faces there overs week-end and holi-da.v. The air was a treat warm, being dry and sunn.r. The sky framed it well, with soft, gras-blue fleece. The racing ground was a hard one for fast horses. Cripples enjoyed it, but weight was heavier than usual on all horses. It was spottils drying out, heavy inside and heaviest from the turn to halfway down the stretch -earl j, but improved !1S . "- racing went on. It will be good and. flexible Monday. The racing story tells about tin; quality of the sport. It was first-class. Grey Lags trip wr.s the fast one of the day. Jockos E. Sande has developed a slight attack :of lumbago, in addition to tousilitis. The Foreign Stable will be shipped to Saratoga Monday. Mis. L. Viau. Sands McXaughton and tin; Kummer brothers will leave for the Saratoga course on Tuesdas. Tim Mara, assisted by Matty Frank, lias collected ,510 among the horsemen to be given to St. Mal-achys Home and the Hebrew Sheltering Home, two Rockawas Park institutions. Their goal is ,000. Tweny-six horses of the John Stanford stable were shipped to Saratoga yesterday. Hollic Hughes- departed for the Spsi today. Nine yearlings are to be shipped from Hurricana Farm to Saratoga to be offered at auction there on August 3 with thirteen horses in training. Through error the name of J. T. Carroll appeared on the program as the trainer of American Bos. This gelding and the other runners in the stable of W. L. Young are trained b.v R. McKeag, who formerly conditioned the horses of B. A. Lane. Harry Kennies claimed Old Dad from 0. Koebler for ,120. The entry of the gelding will be refused until the valid! tj of the claim is established. The claimant is a brother to D. Kearnes, who trained Old Dad for the race out of which he was claimed. The stewards summoned him sesterdas", but be did not appear for investigation before the last race. Starter Cassidy suspended jockey F. Weiner five da.vs for misbehavior at the post astride Herd Girl in "the fifth.

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