Purchase with Colors Up: Star of Two Years Ago Makes Triumphant Return to Races, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-20


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PURCHASE WITH COLORS UP Star of Two Years Ago Makes Triumphant Return to Races. Plays With and Easily Defeats Speedy Gladiator in Katonah Highweight Handicap. NEW YOIIIC. X. Y.t July 19. Tliat massive chestnut champion racehorse of the past. Purchase, came to the races again at Empire City tins afternoon, played with Gladiator and company, and buoyantly won the Katonah Ilighwcight Handieaii. over the short three-quarters f a mile of ground. The big chestnut has been out of aetion for nearly two years. His last race was in the Jockey Club Stakes at Belmont Park on September 13, 1010. Then Purchases less were in bad condition and gave way, and it was thought that he would race jio more. lie was sent to the farm at Jobstown. . J., and used as a sire. This spring Sam Hil-Ureth. a past ma-ster with horsess bad tendons and feet, took Purchase ,$ again, trained him carefully and brought hiiii out for action today. Purchase had been working well. lie raced in band-siges behind his trouble wasut there as if all his leg unsoundness was over and seemed to smile along ill a frictionless way in the Katonah race, in which he really had to beat only Gladiator. Dim-sandel started as a filler and Lord Brightou as a sort of convoy. Purchase surely played with Gladiator, fast horse as Gladiator is. Sande took Purchase away first, while Dunsandel led the way for a furlong or so. GJndiaior., ""der.feltui.roi.liift..- -"-v f..rgwwniyiog fa the stretch. When asked to go to the front Purchase did so smoothly and soundly on the outside of Dunsandel and Lord Brighton and from Ihe turn home it was a mere hand gallop for the great son of Ormondale and the cranky Cherryola herself as fast as the wind when conditions suit her. Gladiator was away none too well, and was hard tlrlvtn in the straight to catch the leader, but without, avail. Purchase won by his own length and a half more in 1:09. The time wasnt fast. The worth of the performance was the way of its doing and the return to soundness of a snr.il horse considered as lost to the American turf by infirmity. Lord Brighton and Fa tor. when they saw the stable pride striding along soundly in front, took things easy and were mere spectators in the rear, five lengths behind the modest Dunsandel. overwhelmed by the company in which he found himself. DOUBT OVER PURCHASES SOUNDNESS. There were astonishing odds around even money against the Uancocas pair. It was grounded on the mere suspicion that Purchase might not be as ready and as sound as Mr. Ilildreth considered him to be. But the sage of Jobstown makes few errors of that kind. Gladiator was well backed. Only Sling was an absentee among the nine two-year-olds of fair Quality entered in the Sunshine the skies opened and approved the name and Marsdale was chosen and stoutly supported to win. The Ormondale colt ran back to his good -iieduct performance and was far the best as the race was run. Miller was up, got Marsdale away well behind Dick Deadeye, took a good lead around the turn, opened up a gap early on the stretch and won in handy fashion from Kirtle, which lingered early, but soon got into contention and finished smartly two lengths behind Marsdale and two more before Timbre, which came fast at the end. but was also an early laggard. Dick Dead-eye had no excuse. His way was clear, but he couldnt keep up after his fast and first quarter in 23o. Marsdale was in for ,800. W. J. Both, who once had Marsdale. raised his price to ,500. He stayed in Andy Blakelys barn. The selling race fundamental grounds apace, lubricates the game, increases the purses, makes owners merry, and isnt at all unhealthy in its general influence on racing. TOO MUCH RACING FOR VALOR. There were but four horses of the third class of the New York handicap division in the Broad View at conditional weights and a mile and seventy yards. The purse was good and the terms open. But horses of such grade an; turning Saratoga-ward in these days of heat and late July. The quartet had a good race. Sande was well enough to ride again. He and his chum, old Valor, were made top-heavy favorites why. only folly can tell, if it be caught in a frank after thought mood. Valor has had a lot of it lately. He has seemed to lack vigor at the ends of bis recent races. High weights and pressing effort rather take the edge off horse speed. Valor is free and generous of aetion always. He tired at the end here, as he has tired two or three times lately. He was nicely rated in front for nearly a mile, with John Whalons warm-footed mare. Genie V., in close attendance. He began pressing after five-eighths or so, and went at him sharply, on Callahans call in the stretch. Valors weight told in the last eighth, and Genie W. got to strides with him and won in the hardest of drives by almost her own length. Valor got Sarnies whip again. That always signals his defeat. St. Allan ran evenly and finished softly, but couldnt keep up. 1 hough he landed third, before Thunderstorm, which hud no support, and ran as if he didnt deserve any. Thunderstorms race, under much pressure of Elisors whip and hands, was far below his meter. Thunderstorm is acquiring a bad character. It is more or less deserved, too. The Uancocas formidables. Dominique and Krewer scared out seven of the ten named for the Arrow Selling Stakes, worth ,185 to the winner and over the Empire Futurity course. Dominique was uut sent out. Four minors were also declared, leaving only Krewer, Wellfinder and Guvnor to go. Krewer was favorite, of course, at prohibitive odds of 1 lo S and 1 to 10, Wellfinder wilt in u running humor, strode to Ihe front early and speedily held on his merry way before the re- Coutiaued ou third ragej, PURCHASE WITH COLORS UP Continued from first page. strained Krewer on which Fator had the mount. AVell finder hung on with courage when Krewer got to him in the stretch but was outclassed, the Rancocas candidates winning easily at the end by a half length, AAellfinder two more lengths before Guvnor. It cost Sam Hildreth 1921.sh,000 ,815 more than the Arrow Stakes was worth to hold Krewer as his own. Krewer had been entered for 000 to get 110 pounds fair weight in the race. He was bid up to 0,000 by Sam Louis, at which price Hildreth retained him. This was a case of punitive bidding and not fully justified. Considering that such tough old warriors as Grundy, Rockport and Tan II. were in its field, the graduating name of tiie fiftli purse was rather a joke. Ten of the eleven entries came out for it at the mile and seventy yards distance. Four wore well marketed, though perhaps Rockports support was stoutest. The early favorite was that battle-scarred but beautifully French bred cripple, Grundy. He should have been better backed, for under Turner who rides a free runner pretty well Grundy got away well, strode to the front with a fine burst of speed at the beginning of the turn and won as if he fancies himself the good horse he used to be. He won by three lengths. Old Rockport propped around the barrier, sulked early, but came home like a house afire and, picking up his horses in the stretch, landed in second place, wearing down Salute in the last eighty yards. Penn, on the old horse, hardly knew what reins were for. AVIien he got used to them he and Rockport got along better together. Episode had no luck in the running. The impression grows on racing folks that John Madden brought an extra good lot of two-year-olds to the East from Knintuck in the spring. Among them was a good-looking filly by Friar Rock Affection, the well-named Emotion, which had run with promise at Aqueduct. She was made tin odds-on favoiite for the Vivacity for maiden fillies at five furlongs and a half. Frank Taylor saddled her and is likely to become her possessor for one of his patrons. Emotion well deserved to be Vivac itys favorite, for she won as if as good at racing as she is to look at. Sande was up-," took lier away smoothly and gathered her to her early work. Emotion overran Balance when she was called, on and coming Iiome smoothly won, as good youngsters win, by as far a distance as her rider chose. Balance ran a good steady race. She couldnt get to Emotion, but beat Maryland Belle by four lengths. The time was extra good for the .dull going, 1:06 the track record is but a second faster with the two early quarters in :22 and :24. Surely Emotion is a nice filly. Bees AAax too late--showed some fine speed of her work and reputation. Empire Citys going isnt fast just now. But its surface is comfortably turgid, so to write. The air was hot and oppressive with moisture this is a tough atmospheric season and the breeze was somewhere else. There was a crowd of 0,000 or so at the course. It saw some good sport. Purchases revival jaunt was worth a long journey to a lover of good horses. Four favorites behaved with circumspection, though two of them were rather out of perspective. Rancocas riders were astride three winners: Sande two and Fator one. As the result of the activity of S. Louis and AA J. Both in front of the stand after the selling races, coupled with the surplus in one claim, the sum of ,738.90 will be added to the purses at Empire City on Thursday. Jack Itichards entered the only claim of the day, taking Timbrel fronrtho newly organized Tina Stable for ,100. The sportsmanship of Robert Turner, the lad who rode the winner of the maiden jockeys race, made a strong impression on the stewards. After he had unsaddled Grundy he was summoned to the stand and informed that he had the privilege of selecting the sum of 5 or a cup as a reward for his riding. The boys face lighted up and he informed the officials that he would much prefer the cup. A boy witli such ideas deserves to succeed. Grundy earned 00.10 by his victory and II. AAalser was a happy man. He bought the . old gelding from E. J. Crawford for -00 at the auction sale in the paddock less than two weeks , ago. " Morvicli, in a playful mood, after being brought to the paddock yesterday for an educational visit, attempted to break away from his groom and took a tumble on the greensward, but escaped injury.

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