Pelican Stables Victory: Oil Man Wins the Adirondack Handicap in Game Style, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-24


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PELICAN STABLES VICTORY I i Oil Man Wins the Adirondack Handicap in Game Style. ; -i i - Natural Bridge an Easy Winner Calamity Jane Runs a Fast Five -Eighths. SARATOGA, X. Y.. August 23. Oil Aran, carry- ing "Gusher Itill" Howes Pelican Stable silks, triumphed in the Adirondack Handicap at three-quarters and worth $:!,!2."i net lo the winner, after a hard streteh drive to dispose? of George Odoins 3Iodo, add ed at the eleventh hour, the Kcntucky-ownod Sir Hugh landing in third place. Nine started, Kai-Saug and Monday 3Iorning being ab-. sentees. There was little to choose in the way of a favorite between the Raneocas-owned Little Chief and Oil Man, both bavins a substantial following, with Modo and Sir Hugh also receiving attention. The start found Oil Man, despite an inner post position and known tardiness at the start, away well in motion and fully in his stride. Modo, too, which has been an awkward beginner, was off in the right way, and the pair, joined by Toil, showed the way to the others, racing closely grouped until the stretch Mini was reached. Oil Man there ran out a trifle, forcing Toil and Modo out with him and enabling Sir Hugh, which had saved much ground, to almost get level with the leaders. In the last sixteenth it appeared as if Sir Hugh would triumph, but his impost of 125 pounds was a telling factor near the end and Oil.JUan.mid to fight- it-out for the bigger portion of the money, with Oil triumphant and drawing out in the last fifty yards. Overmatch and 1eeeant, coupled as an entry on account of being trained by 31. Smart, were first and second in the steeplechase, which had five starters, but. only three to finish, 3Iasterful being the only other not to come to grief at some time in the race. Sea Rym was the one expected to give the entry a stubborn battle, but. he was unruly all during the running, blundered at several of the hedges and finally parted from his rider at the fifteenth jump by making a bad landing. Woodruff had come to grief at the eleventh jump through making a bad lauding which catapulted his rider. Neither of the jockeys was injured by his tumble. RETURN OF VETERAN TURFMANS COLORS. The maiden mile race for three-year-olds reintroduced the colors of J. L. Holland, after an absence from racing for fifteen years. They were carried by Sande on Arapahoe and this starter was only slightly less in esteem than Gallivant, on which Ftt tor bad the mount, lioth were beaten by Sagacity, which Turner took into a good lead promptly and continued to show the way to the others for the rest of the race. Gallivant was given a somewhat listless ride, but .Master Fntor and Arapahoe suffered considerably when he met interference just as the field came out on the main track at the start. The concluding dash at five-eighths brought to the barrier an even dozen two-year-old fillies, with the Whitney -Thompson pair. Calamity Jane and Nedna, running as an entry, favorites, Nancy F., Santa Clara and Jeanne Bowdre being next in demand. Betting wisdom again was correct, for Calamity Jane won from Nancy F., but only after being forced to give her best speed. The pair dominated the running from the start and were both under a hard drive in the last eighth. Calamity Jane proved the gamest. Santa Clara outstayed Itoulette at the end for third place, Jeanne Itowdre, after early prominence, having tired badly. The winners five-eighths in ."8J,f, was the fastest performance at this distance during the present meeting. The initial dash, a seven-eighths race under claiming conditions, and contested by n fairly good band, found Captain Ilershler, with Sande up, installed a big favorite, despite bis absence from racing for many days and uncertainty of bis being thoroughly fit. The Xalapa Farm Stable also had designs on the pure, and supported. Light Rose willi rare confidence. The weight of support for this pair caused The Lamb and Tom 3IcTaggart to be practically neglected. Light Rose and The Lamb were away in their strides and quickly had a good lead on the others, witli Captain Ilershler and Tom 3IcTaggart in their real. THE LAMBS EASY VICTORY. The favorite made a strong demand for the lead when entering the stretch, but failed after almost getting on even terms with The Lamb. Light Rose at this point was beginning to feel the effects of her early .-peed and swerved out from the rail, enabling Tom 3lcTaggart to come through, but The Lamb continued bidding sway and finally won easily from Tom 3IcTaggart, which beat Light Rose in the final drive. Captain Ilershler began tiring in the last eighth and was probably short. The others never figured seriously in the running. The third race, at a mile and five-sixteenths, left nothing to enthuse over. "Natural Bridge won sifter lie held sway for the entire way, Iiratb 31c-Gce finishing second and Leatherface finally wound up in third place. The winner was backed with rare confidence and Pirate 3IcGee just as ! wtnutly to laud in second place. The wisdom was only too patent during the running. Always in command Natural Bridge could have won by any margin his rider elected. Had Veargin, on Leather-face, expended a little more energy in the last quarter after taking the horse back on the back-Htretch, he would have overhauled Iirate 3IcGee for second place. Rockport was not good enough and Snapdragon II. ran poorly after going lame. Two of todays winners changed hands via the claiming route. AV. A. Buck took The Lamb for ,020 and Jake fireenberg acquired Natural Bridge 1 for ,705. Lvathcrface kept bis record perfect by being claimed by W. II. Travers for ,700. He lias started three times here and been claimed three t Sines. G. AV. Forman today shipped Night Raider, Gath i and Veteran, three horses which he claimed here, lo Montreal and they will finish on the Canadian circuit.

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