Audacious Splendid Race: Runs Fast Mile and a Quareter in the Mud to Beat Donnacona in Pierrepont Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-09


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F S li ii in t 1 u s c i a I v ii a a c r t t i i t i t i j i . . . 1 AUDACIOUS SPLENDID RACE Runs Fast Mile and a Quareter in the Mud to Beat Donnacona in Pierrepont Handicap. NEW YORK, N. Y.. October 8. The Foreign Stables star continues to shine brightly. Audacious, holder of the mile record, ran a mile and a quarter 2:0G-Js, just four-fifths of a second slower than the track record, through soft going to win the Pierrepont Handicap at Jamaica today. Furthermore, he responded to hard riding through the stretch and beat Donnacona, to which he was conceding twenty-four pounds, by a nose. Audacious performance was all the more remarkable when his aversion to a soft track is considered Kumnier kept him in the drier sections of the track all the way, however, and allowed him to run much as he pleased until Donnacona challenged. Marinellls ride on Donnacona was also a creditable performance. The chances of the Loft starter were not at all highly considered by the public and the rider got the best possible performance out of the colt in giving Audacious such a battle. Mari-nelll selected to stay behind the fast pace to the turn into the stretch. He made no false moves, but , waited patiently for his opportunity. This came as the pair were rounding into the stretch, when Kummer took Audacious wide to avoid the soft . footing near the inside rail. Marinelli put Donnacona under a drive and sent hini through close to the inside rail, saving a good piece of ground and putting his mount almost on even terms with his rival. Then it was nip and tuck through the straightaway, while the stands re-echoed with excited shouts from the spectators. The horses crossed the finish so close together that the result remained in doubt until the official posting. The Rancocas Stable, in the rut of an unprecedented slump, has apparently given up hope of winning a race. Trainer Hildreth withdrew Mad Hatter from the Pierrepont Handicap and left it to Audacious aud Donnaconna to fight it out for the ,950 that went to the winner. LARGE CROWD DESPITE RAIN. Diispite of cold.rind a rain.thatStarteefbre.Eacej cbursaTiii the last few days turned out for the sport.- The rain apparently did not sWw up the track to any extent, although there were spots of mud near the inside rail. The rain slackened after the second race, but the weather continued cold and threatening. Jockey Turner, whose consistent riding during the last week has brought him prominently before the public, again rode well, but luck seemed to have turned against him. He finished second in the first three races and was forced to yield the palm to Schuttinger as the days leading rider. The Xalapa Farms Sweep colt Bon Homme scored his second victory in a row in the Montague Handicap, which brought six good three-year-olds to the post. Schuttinger completed a double with this race and incidentally defeated Turner, whose riding had been a feature this week, for the second time during the day. Bon Homme, favored by an insde post position and tin; soft going, got away ir front aud raced along with Tody for a half mile. When he had passed the Ilirsch filly he started to draw away. Dry Moon and Last Straw came up fast, however, and forced Schuttinger to the whip through the stretch to keep his mount in front. The Sweep colt responded well and held the challenger safe at the finish, winning from Dry Moon by three-quarters of a length, while Last Straw followed the Stoneham starter by a length. ST. ISIDORE BEATS ESQUIRE. St. Isidore headed Esquire at the turn into the stretch and drew away in the straightaway to win by n length and a half in the second race at three-quarters of a mile. Tidings was third. Esquire was the well-backed favorite. Turner got the Meridian colt away in front and raced into a good lead on the backstretch. St. Isidore came up on the outside at the stretch turn and raced the pacemaker , into defeat. Tidings, which was ordered scratched from a raco on Thursday under Section 172a of the Rules of Racing, was allowed to run by the stewards in this race in the colors of R. Parr. Knight of the Heather defeated the much-favored Fort Churchill with case in the fifth race at five 1 and a half furlongs. Babin kept the Ogden gelding in close pursuit of the leaders through the early part of the race and took him to the outside at the turn 1 into the stretch, closing rapidly through the straightaway and drawing away into a three lengths lead at the finish. Mavourneen set the early pace and 1 was drawing away through the backstretch, but : tired near the end after a brief struggle. The colors of Mrs. S. A. Clopton were to their first victory in the. opening race. Schuttinger rode Grace E. to a rather easy success over Pastoral and Nightboat. The Friar Rock filly raced I the well-hacked Castanet into defeat on the far " turn and drew out into a length and a half lead I. at the finish. Pastoral and Nightboat, afer a slow r begiuning, worked their way up and fought it out t through the stretch for second place. A short nose i separated them at the finish. Castanet, which was wedged between Pastoral and Nightboat through i the final eighth, missed getting into the money by a half length. Although a hard rain was falling : during the race the track was still in good condition. William Shields, acting for J. Holland, has disposed . of two horses from the latters string. The j promising two-year-old, Phantom Blue, went to J. E. Madden and the plater Arapahoe to H. J. Carr.

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