Wellfinders Tarrytown: H. P. Whitney Gelding Finds Easy Task in Selling Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-28


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WELLFINDERS TARRYTOWN : H. P. Whitney Gelding Finds Easy Task in Selling Feature. Chicago Turfman Furnishes Long Shot in Janku Oil Man Also Generously Priced Winner. XEW YORK, X. Y., July 27. Trainer .lames llowc or tin; Whitney Stable didnt take Wellfinder to Saratoga with the rest of the "Whitney horses, hut left him with Herr Clopton to run in the .,000 Tarrytown Selling Stakes at Empire City today. Mr. Howes business was good, beeause Wellfinder won the Tarrytown in easy fashion. lie had nothing to beat and was an odds-on favorite. Well-finder is well bred, promised much as a youngster, and was eligible, until he joined the gelding brigade, for the English Blue Riband of this year. AVollfinder had won two cheap races before the Tarrytown. After he won the stake Frank Bain :ind Steve Judge both sought to add Wellfinder to their collections. He would have filled such corners better than those of the blue and brown. The westerner bid Wellfinder up from ,500, a fair entry price, to hB1,500. He went back to the "Whitney stable, wlijcli perhaps needs a selling plater or two to round out its tool box. Wellfinder ran a fair race only. The others ran too badly to bother him and a barrier mishap gave the webbing to Joan Marie as an additional burden to carry. But for that Joan Marie might have given Wellfinder an argument. The western colt Guvnor couldnt. tiff wan backed". nurrrair-nslf at sea on the track and quit before he had gone five-eighths. Guvnor led on sufferance merely for nearly that distance. Then Wellfinder, with which Coltilettl had been waiting, went to the head of the affair and won in easy fashion. Joan Marie got rid of the webbing. It was lucky that it bothered her so little. She closed fast and was second before the eased Guvnor. As it was run, the Tarrytown was as dismal a stake as Xew York eyes have covered in many a day. Pickwick and Sunny Hill didnt come out for the Cos Cob, a clainier at a mile and a sixteenth. The five left were of poor class and, as usual when such horses meet, the winner was hard to find. It shouldnt have been so. Knight of the Heather seemed best. He was marketed, however, as the fourth choice. Xo-aceount Xoliant. a philanderer of pronounced views, was stoutly backed. He couldnt run fast enough for warmth, even in such hot air, mid Knight of the Heather, generous and rapid when in condition he felt quite well, thank you simply spread-eagled his field, leading all the way and winning, eased up by Teaman, four or five lengths before Scotch Verdict, he half as far before Walnut Hall. Xohant was twelve lengths behind the winner. Knight of the Heather and Scotch Verdict acted as if out of tune with prohibition while maneuvering for the start. ONLY A CANTER FOR EDWINA. Hie Whitestone Handicap at a mile had four "meek handicaps over night. The two best at the weights, Dimmesdale and St. Allan, were declared; only Edwina and Qucereek were left. Queeroek. which promised well as a fall two-year-old. isnt making good. Ho was a stout favorite for the Whitestone, at odds-on. Qucereek dwelt at the start. Fairbrothcr made up the lost ground fast on the outside and tried for the lead all the way to the turn into the stretch. There Qucereek was done and Edwina, well handled she was not hurried too much when pressed by Miller, won in a canter. Frank Kelley of Chicago, a good sportsman, with a most capable trainer in George Land, evidently brought some nice common class goods with him from the AVest. He scored with Atta Sal a few days ago and lost her. He did it again with Janku, si 1T to 1 shot, and a nice looking colt, by Incle Blukesloe, which cost him ,000 lit Saratoga last August. It was in the opening Greenfield for mild winning two-year-old sellers at. five-eighths. Seven of limit entry of eighteen mercifully stayed at home. The five giddy fillies and six shabby males left had Grass Tree as favorite, and Fair Virginia and Tricks much fancied. Tricks was accounted warm goods. Ho was for speed. Hut. as with a lot of others of his kind, the winning mark was too far away for Tricks. Uice had liim in charge, was away in front and got everything out of Tricks that Tricks possessed. At the finish Tricks, hard ridden, was in the best going ten feet or so from the rails. Yeargin and Janku wens always near by in the early running, with Grass Tree and Greenwich Village. Janku begun to eloso on Tricks a furlong out and. under a hard drive on tiie outside, got up to win in the last stride by a nose. It was a nice finish. Yeargin rode the winner well. Itoth colts were strung out to the last ounce. Simple Simon, finishing most stoutly, was lapped on the leaders and Fair Aitginins, nose was at Simple Simons rump. PLENTY OF CHAFF IN THE GEYSER. There was plenty of chaff from tin- thrashing floor of the local racing granaries in the Geyser, for non-winners of two years, under claiming weights and over the short three-quarters course. It had fourteen entries and as many actors. When such bad horses foregather turf wisdom does well to rest. The sharpest factor in their racing is the luck that comes and goes to such animals. When cats are absent in Saratoga mice in Xew York racing grow bold. Only the absence of fair horses inude the Geyser collection possible?. Astounding to relate, the so-called "talent" picked the winner in the westerner Saddle King, far the best on form and backed to odds-onism. Saddle Iting had luck and good handling. He needed both, for George? Odoms Granny Lee, which had been running dismally in fair company, nearly "spilled the beans," as the race track slang runs. Granny Lee was backed. So was Mountain Dew without conviction. It was a two-horse race. Kice took Granny Leo away fast and she looked all over a winner al tti Lend of the stretch. .Miller had followed Granny Lee with the favorite as closely as he Continued tm bccuud page. WELLFINDER S TARRYTOWN Continued from first page. could and. once straightened out. sat down and rode Saddle Ring hard. Gradually, under sharp punishment. Saddle Ring wore down the Odom mare and beat her by a head in the last three or four strides. It was a nice looking finish of equal speed of bad horses. The pair were far below Celiva, which tired early, and Mountain Dew, which came fast at the finish, but were extremely late. There wen? glints of respectability and a lot of good looks among the eight which paraded for the maiden two-year-old Woodrose, at five furlongs and a half. There were seven absentees. The respected Cassatt red. white and blue was on Ches-terbrook a Cassatt name. They had not been seen in some four years and Chostorbrook didnt run much of a race, though he has looks and scope. The Quincy Stables Madden-bred Star Shoot Yankee Lady colt Yankee Star was chosen to win with much conviction. He ran a fair race to fail before the overdue and past slow racing but fast working Oil Man. from the Pelican Stable. Oil Man changed trainers recently. The change must have suited the North Star colt, for as the race was run lie was much the best. Haynes was on Oil Mans back. He rides with skill and intelligence. Oil Man and Yankee Star were the leaders always. Oil Man mildly in hand and close up. Once in the stretch Haynes called on Oil Man and he took the lead in a few strides and won easily and like a good colt. Yankee Star followed him home. Reparation and Shaffer, with reputations for speed, couldnt keep up at all. Oil Mans win was rather impressive and his speed sharp, with a first quarter in 22s and the race in 1:07. He could have gone faster and is a good colt. The entire field in the Woodrose exuded good looks. Empire Citys going was spotty. The air over it was no better and the racing hardly worth the money it cost. The usual crowd of regulars wis out. So far as speculation was concerned, its members were sadly at sea. Two favorites won, and Mil in all the afternoons sport was dull and without sharp interest. A. E. Hunvitch claimed Saddle Ring from J. F. Hale for ,505. Could Wishing Ring, the ilafu of Saddle Ring, understand what happened at Empire in the fifth, she doubtless would have been ashamed of her offspring. Wishing Ring" took a notion to win at Latonia on June 17, i912, and leturned ,8S5.50 011 a investment, thus establishing an American record for mutuel return. Saddle Ring so far departed from family tradition as to be odds-on when he got ready to score. Included in the lot of horses shipped to Saratoga by S. C. Hildreth to campaign in the Rancocas Stable colors was the hapless Playfellow, the three-year-old brother to Man o War. for which his present owners paid the Quincy Stable 00,000. Subsequently the announcement was made by Hildreth that suit-based upon the allegation that Playfellow was a windsucker would be brought to recover the 00,000. Nothing has been heard of the suit, lately and the shipment of Playfellow is taken by some to indicate that the threatened court action has been abandoned. George Odom shipped the horses of R. L. Gerry to Saratoga yesterday, hut disposed of most or the runners in the Modo Stable before getting away for the Spa. He sold Vineyard to George Peterson, who was representing W. Rosen. Then lie sold Mouse to S. A. Clopton and Granny Lee to Albert Simons after the filly had run second in the fifth race. Algoa, a four-year-old in the Modo Stable, also is for sale. Modo, the two-year-old star of the outfit, was shipped to Saratoga with the Gerry horses. Jockey J. Mooney has recovered completely from injuries suffered in a fall last week, but will not resume riding until the opening at Saratoga. The Quincy Stable, for which he rides, will be transferred upstate on Friday. On application of jockey G. Babin the stewards lifted the suspension against him. He: had been set down for the remainder of the meeting, but when he offered a sincere plea and a promise to avoid rough riding in future he was restored. Arthur Collins, who has been serving a five-days suspension, will also resume riding today. Knight of Hie Heather ran improved toilayf ,n n result of taking off his blinkers. He was equipped with a hood as supiwrt for a covering for his sightless left eye, but the blinker was taken from the left side of his headdress. The propensity of this young gelding for running without blinkers was discovered by accident. Ordinarily a possessor of early speed and a quitting inclination at the finish, lie came from behind in his last effort after his blinkers had slipped from their place in the early running of his race. So he was without blinkers today.

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