Morvich Still Triumphant: Wins the Rich Hopeful Stakes Never Fully Extended, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-01


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MORYICH STILL TRIUMPHANT 1 Wins the Rich Hopeful Stakes Never Fully Extended. Exterminator Given a Walk-over For the Saratoga Cup Sir Henry Pleases Critics. ! SARATOGA. X. Y., August 31. Morvieh con-1 limes unbeaten ami put tin- final stamp of greatness on himself when In; triumped over the other rack two-year-olds of these parts and added 4,-!l0 to hi winnings, in striding tlie jnucli-oovctcd Hopeful Stakes to his list of victories. It was the crowning achievement of his career to date and no matter what the future may have in store for him, his decisive triumph today will always lie pointed to with pride by his admirers. Kai-Sang, which has been closest to him on nearly every occasion on -which the pair met, was again hi runner-up and Whiskaway, grouped with Calamity Jane anil Hunting as the Harry Payne AVhitney entry, finished third. Closely following came Violinist. Hunting and Deadlock. Morvichs great flight of speed and fust beginning enabled him to show the way for the entire race and. while he was pressed alternately by Calamity Jane and Runstar in the early running, shook them off without any great effort vVvhile still under restraint. "When Johnson cnlletLyon him for his best speed in the stretch, it wasVjnerely play for him to draw away and win by ascomfortable a margin as his rider elected. Considering the soft going and the 130 pounds that Morvieh had up and the reserve of Sliced he had at the finish, his performance swept away all doubt as to his being a high class t-olt, and; ijedIgj.expy;Uiwill be forced to concede his grealries. RUNS HIS OPPONENTS DIZZY. Johnson kept him going at a fast pace from the start, his first quarter being in 2375. At this time he was lieing closely pursued by Calamity Jane and his one-time stablemate, Uunstar. They showed distress signals after this first quarter and their retirement caused Kni-Sang and Hunting to take pursuit where they left off. Hunting became involved in trouble just before reaching the stretch and Whiskaway took his place in the running. The half mile was covered in 47 seconds and Johnson was still giving the Hlock colt a breathing t:pell. Kai-Sangs challenge became threatening for a brief period after the field straightened for the rush to the finish, but Johnson forestalled any possibilities of a close finish by sending his mount along at a businesslike pace and the final quarter in 25 after their early effort was loo severe for his followers. Of those in back of the placed trio. Violinist is deserving of special mention. The Fisher representative began awkwardly and had difficulties finding Ills legs in the first quarter, but when he did settle fully in his stride lie came like a rocket and was going as fast as the winner at the end. Deadlock also closed an immense gap and is another that probably will stay well. June Grass ran disappointingly, the going probably being against him. .Max llirsch. who sold Morvieh to Hurlew and Hlock, had a ten per cent interest in Morvichs winnings this afternoon, and he also has the same amount of interest in the colts winnings in thu Maryland Futurity. Exterminator added ,500 and 50 in plate toward his 00,000 goal by going at three-quarter speed over the Saratoga Cup mile and three-quarters i-ourse. in which he was unopposed after Donna-conas withdrawal. The Kilmer representative, always popular with race goers east and west, was given an ovation each time he passed Hie stand and on his return to the scales. Then; was surprise expressed that none of the eligibles sought to take the ,000 second i icy in ;he race. Kxterminator only received ,750 of the winners share, but look the entire" subscription sum of ,750. PIBROCH IS DISQUALIFIED, The final day was not without a disqualifying neidont. and the sufferer on this occasion was Pibroch, first in the fifth race, which beat the favorite. Thimble, home and on which Fator had the mount. "The latter was as much at fault for the interference his mount suffered as Ponce on Pibroch. Fator attempted to come through next to the inner rail misjudged his distance and was forced to take his mount back as a result of Pibroch coming over. The latter at the time seemed to have a clear lead. The stewards thought otherwise, and disqualifying him. awarded the purse to Thimble and gave second place to Mollie Parties, with Pirate McGeo third. There were only four starters in the race, with Thimble an outstanding favorite. The much heralded St. Henry, half-brother to Sir Harton and Sir Martin, made his debut in the concluding dash of the meeting. He came up to his advance notices and scored in commanding fashion, displaying high speed from the start and maintaining a swift pace throughout to score from Chesterbrook in a canter. There was a royal struggle for third place between Trajanus, Itah and Castleton, the latter accounting for that portion of the purse in the closing stride. St. Henrys appearance in racing has been awaited impatiently and the substantial following lie had caused him to rule favorite at a short price. Jockey Fator continued in the limelight and placed three victories to his credit with Billy McLaughlin, Thimble and St. Henry. The mile race, under selling conditions, but bringing out three of the better grade of platers, each being entered to be sold for ,500. produced a good contest and likewise served as the medium for a three-cornered betting duel, each of the starters being accorded heavy support. Fators superior horsemanship was the determining factor in the result and his mount, Hilly McLaughlin, won from War Note, with Servitor in third place. Hilly Mclaughlin was kept in the best part of the track, followed by War Note closely and taking the lead drew away in the last eighth. Servitor Continued. on second page. MORVICH STILL TRIUMPHANT Continued from first page. was given a poorly judged ride, kept in the bad going and was unable to find a clear course in the stretch as a result of having been raced next to the inner rail and directly in the rear of Billy McLaughlin through the last eighth. The opener, in which four ordinary ones started, did not provide much in the way of an appetizer. Fluff, the heavily supported one, proved a dismal failure, and it occasioned much chagrin. For some unaccountable reason she absorbed all the betting attention, whereas Saddle Ring receded at an alarming rate. Fluff left the barrier slowly. Nolawn, with an advantage and under an alert rider, maintained a good lead, and ultimately won by a comfortable margin. Saddle Ring, after being under restraint to the stretch turn, moved up rapidly, but seemingly was too much for Collins, for he swerved over to the inner rail and in the last sixteenth forced Collins to almost pull him to a standstill to avoid going into the mil. He was going fast at the finish and beat Fluff home easily. Had he kept straight he would probably have beaten No-lawn. Dnnnncona, carded to contest with Exterminator in the Saratoga Cup, had to be withdrawn on account of a leg injury that made itself manifest this morning. According to trainer Max nirsch, it is the result of the horse striking himself several weeks ago, but the full gravity of the hurt did not assert itself until this morning, and enforced his absence from the race. Tlie Pelican Stables horses will be sent, to Belmont Park to campaign there, and later bo transferred to Havre de Grace L. T. Bauers horses will be rested here for another ten days before being shipped to Havre de Grace to begin a fall campaign on the Maryland tracks. Saratogas final days racing was over a dull track, made so by the last nights heavy storm. While it favored those with ability to run well in muddy going, still fast track performers were not seriously affected by the change, for firm footing was under the thin layer of soft surface. The attendance was large and the weather delightful. Interest in the racing was at a high pitch. Activities on the lawn and clubhouse veranda were slightly less than on the two closing days in previous years. It has been a hard meeting for the hackers and the drain on their bankrolls has been all too evident in the curtailed betting action of the last few days. Layers have fared exceedingly well. The attendance lias been slightly loss than that of last year, but tourists and occasional visitors have exceeded those of previous years, as indicated by the more numerous automobiles parked daily in the grounds. Departures were steady all during the afternoon and until late in the night. Special trains for New York and Albany, the latter to connect with regular trains for western and southern points, were frequent. G if ford A. Cochran has contracted with G. Carroll to ride for him during the remainder of the racing season. When the program for the closing days racing was made up and only the names of Donnacona and Exterminator appeared for the Saratoga Cup, President R. T. Wilson, Jr., said: . "We have done our part in an effort to give the people racing over a long distance of ground. We added 5,000 to our program for this year, and virtually all of it went to the stakes for older horses. It is discouraging, to nay the least." Mr. Wilson expressed himself as well satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, which has been remarkable for favorable weather. Mrs. R. I. Miller this afternoon acquired privately the three-year-old Wellfinder from Harry Payne Whitney.

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