Mad Hatter A Repeater: Wins Metropolitan Handicap for Second Year in Succession.; Billy Watts Makes It a Double for Rancocas Stable--Peccants Westbury Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-26


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MAD HATTER A REPEATER Wins Metropolitan Handicap for Second Year in Succession Billy Watts Makes It a Double for forRancocas Rancocas Stable Peccants PeccantsWestbury Westbury Handicap NEW YORK N Y May 25 Mad Hatter repeated his victory of last year when he won the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on this the opening day of tho West chest Racing Associations spring meeting The old son of Fair Play and Madcap was ridden out to the last ounce to beat Walter J Salmons good filly Careful while Sen nings Park from tho Westmont stable and the conqueror of Mad Hatter in both the the3xcelsior 3xcelsior and the Long Beach handicaps at Jamaica was a close third It was a most auspicious opening of the theVestcheater Vestcheater Racing Associations nineteen day meeting and beautiful Belmont Park had hadecn ecn made more beautiful than ever before beforeor or the return of the thoroughbreds The immense stands and lawns wero thronged with the most representative gathering that has graced the sport this year yearAs As a setting for the Metropolitan there was a firstclass card furnished by secre ¬ tary Earlocker and barring the mistake when a programmed four and a half furlong race was started from the halfmile mark it was a day without a fault faultNine Nine went to the post for the Metropolitan and the only one of the top weights of those named over night remained away and that was Audacious but Mrs Viau still had Georgie to bear her silks silksProm Prom a good start Gifford A Cochran3 andSutwell Jersagliere Cochran3Jersagliere was rushed out by Lang and Sutwell went right along with him with Careful Sande had started from the out ¬ side intohird with Mad Hatter and he raced him into hird place He did riot wait as has been the habit in the last two races with the son of Fair Play but went after the leaders at the end of the first threeeig hs and he soon drew alongside Bersagliere soon had enough and dropped back beaten as the Ran ¬ cocas Stable campaigner drew out to a good lead But Careful hung on with real game ness and Sennings Park was readily outrun ¬ ning the others othersCAREFUL CAREFUL A GA3IE RITAL RITALSwinging Swinging for home Mat Hatter was well clear and he lost some ground on the turn Careful under vigorous riding was still fighting along back of him and Lyke was sending Sennings Park along on the inside and he was gaining in gallant fashion fashionRight Right at the end Mad Hatter was coura ¬ geously holding on to his advantage though driving to the limit and swerving out slight ¬ ly but he lasted long enough to win But well in the last couple of strides when he found that Careful could not catch the win ¬ ner eased her ever so slightly and Sennings Park was a close third thirdCaptain Captain Alcock closed in good style to reach fourth place but he was three lengths back of Sennings Park and the others were well strung out with Bersagliere last of those that raced though Spaulding Lowe Jenkins Polly Ann was left at the post and just galloped back of the field Yellow Hand ran a dull race and was never able to get going properly In the early stages he was blocked badly when Taplin attempted to go through on the inside with him and when he had the chance he would not run runSam Sam Hildreth made it a double for tho Rancocas Stable when Billy Watts was win ¬ ner of tho mile in the fifth race Howard Marshalls Translate was a close second and Henry Watterscns Siren Maid just beat W C Clancys Crystal Ford for third thirdFATOK FATOK AIDS BILLY WATTS WATTSKnight Knight of tho Heather went out to set tho pace but he soon gave way to Crystal Ford and Fator took Billy Watts into sec ¬ ond place and rated him along well within striking distance of the Clancy plater The two of them swung into the stretch lapped but Fator had plenty left with Billy Watts while Crystal Ford though hanging on with excellent courage was doing his best In ¬ side the last eighth Billy Watts shook off Crystal Ford but at tho same time both Translate and Siren Maid finished fast and Fator was forced to sit down and ride Billy Watts out to save tho day dayJohn John E Madden was winner of the first twoyearold race over the straight course when his Cormac a son of Star Shoot and Gertrude Marie outgamed H L Jones Hughie It was virtually a twohorse race all the way for Hughie and Cormac shook the others off and fought it out for the last quarter Through a mistake this race was started at the half instead of tho four and a half Continued on twelfth page ETAD HATTER REPEATER Continued from first page furlongs distance No time was hung out although the private time was 46 After the running Cormac was bid from 3500 to 4100 at which price he went to Sam Louis LouisThere There was not much of a contest in the opening five and a half furlongs dash after both Rocket and Toil had been scratched This loft nothing in the field worthy to race with the Rancocas Stables Dunboyne and he simply rated along into a long lead and was winner with Sande having him well In hand handThe The first steeplechase of the New York season was the Westbury Handicap over the twomile course and it resulted In a good contest when J W Beans Peccant triumphed over the Greentree Stables Mohican with J P Flanagans Lytle third thirdMoldcan Moldcan and Wisest Fool were the ones to cut out the early pace while Barrett rated Peccant back of them and Golden Foyle and Lytle were showing the way to old Robert Oliver which was decidedly sore going to the post postGoing Going to the water the first time Mohican racing on the outside fell back slightly and it was Wisest Fool that took command on the lower turn Peccant moved with the Widener jumper and was in second place joining him when the back field was reached There the pair of them raced closely lapped but the Bean jumper made the pace so stiff that finally Wisest Fool tired tiredPeccant Peccant went fcrto the lead on the upper turn and there Crawford called on Gold Foyle and he movfld up In resolute fashion on the outside and both Lytle and Mohican began to make up ground Robert Oliver was clos ¬ ing slightly but was so far out of the run ¬ ning as to have scant chance Peccant held to his command to the last jump where he propped slightly going into it and for an instant was seriously threatened but Barrett got him over before he lost the lead Mohican was coming with a great rush on the outside while Lytle saving ground on the inside was also finishing strongly stronglyL L Wilson a former jockey who has since become a camera man was a visitor at Belmont for the opening He had come from Louisville where ho was camera man for Mary Pickford in some Derby pictures that were taken of the Morvich victory victoryAllan Allan Pinkerton made his appearance for the first time this year at the Belmont Park opening openingJoseph Joseph B Davis has sold Caligula to Ed ¬ ward B McLean

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