Tremont to Martingale: Cosden Colt Easily Accounts for Juvenile Feature at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-02


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TREMONT TO MARTINGALE Cosden Colt Easily Accounts for Juvenile Feature at Aqueduct. Sloppy Track Results in Grey Lags Withdrawal and Captain Alcock Wins the Brookdale. NEW YORK, N. Y., July 1. It had to bo an attractive program that would take folks to Aqueduct a day like today, but there wa3 a regular half -holiday crowd in attendance, though, of course, it would have been much larger with fair weather. The heavy rain of the forenoon and frequent showers during the day made the track sloppy and in consequence there were several scratches from the original card. It was this condition that brought about the withdrawal of the Rancocas Stables Grey Lag from the Brookdale Handicap, but there were a dozen two-year-old3 went to the post in the three-quarters of the Tremont Stakes and there was a break in J. S. Cosdens luck when Martingale was returned the winner. It made the second win of the day for the stable, for Faunus had been home first in tho Weldship Steeplechase that preceded the running of the TremonL Martingale at last demonstrated that he is a good sort through the sloppy going, for he won easily from John E. Maddens Bud Lerner and II. P. Whitneys two-time winner Goshawk was a rather distant third. Martingale was in receipt of ten pounds from Bud Lerner and fifteen pounds from tho Whitney colt, but he won like a thoroughly good one. General Thatcher, from the Nevada Stock Farm Stable, caused a considerable delay at the post by reason of his unruly actions, but the start was a good one with Park Hill and Walter J. Salmons "Vigil the first to show out of the bunch. They did not last long in the command for both Martingale and Goshawk went on by them and they dominated the running for the rest of the race. INTERFERENCE ON LAST TURN. On the turn out of this backstretch Joseph E. Widencrs Shuffle Along was badly pinched off and crowded completely out of the running while Son-o-Unc, from the Greentree Stable, also met with interference that eliminated him. Sunference was in close quarters and he did not have much chance to stride freely, while Cherry Pie was unable to find his -way into a contending position. Goshawk held to Martingale until an eighth from the finish, where he began to flounder about a bit in the going and the Cosden colt came along to win going away, then in that last eighth Bud Lerner, which had been racing resolutely, drew up on the outside and he, too, readily took second place from the tired Goshawk. Park Hill and Better Luck had both saved ground in the stretch and they were next" at the finish, while Vigil beat Sunference. The race was worth ,600 to the winner and It was an excellent performance when Martingale ran the three-quarters in 1:12. This victory in no ways clears up the two-year-bid situation on account of track condition, but it demonstrated that Martingale is a thoroughly good one and a real son of Martinet in the way he races through the mud. GREY LAG REMAINS AAV AY. With the changed track conditions and the consequent scratching of Grey Lag from the Brookdale, conditions appeared to be ideal for both the Quincy Stables Suburban winner. Captain Alcock, and the Xalapa Farms Bon Homme, a colt that is always favored by muddy going. The only other starter was three-year-old Letterman, from the Greentree Stable, and he was given scant consideration. It was a good contest and Captain Alcock was returned the winner, with Bon Homme second. From a good start Schuttinger went right out with Bon Homme and Ponce was content to rate Captain Alcock a couple of lengths back of him. For a time Letterman was not far from the Quincy horse, but he never really threatened. Not until making the turn into the stretch did Ponce really make a move with Captain Alcock. As he did the son of Ogden moved up outside of Bon Homme until he was well lapped on the leader. There Schuttinger went to the whip and both horses moved over to the inner rail where the going was its deepest. Bon Homme answered the Schuttinger call, but Captain Alcock was jurt beginning to run in earnest and he went on by to win ridden ouL It was noticed that Bon Homme was sent to the post wearing bandages behind, and they may havo been something of a handi- ContiBued on fifteenth page. TRSM0NT TO MARTINGALE Continued from first page. cap after having become wet in the going. J. S. Cosdens Faunus vas an easy winner of the Weldship Steeplechase, a handicap, over the short course. The Dosoris Stables Syrdarya was the one to finish second and Joseph E. Widencrs Vigilante was third, with the Greentree Stables Mohican, the top-weight, and Wisest Fool, a stablemate to Vigilante, the only other starters. Charlie ilergler had the mount on Faunus and he rode the little four-year-ofd cleverly throughout. In all of his races Faunus lias had a bad habit of bearing in at his fences and it was most apparent in his recent winning performance. For this race Mergler kept him much straighter to the course and when the other horses avoided trying to go up on the inside there was no chance for bumping. After making the first fence "Specs" Crawford, who rode Syrdarya, found himself inside of Faunus with whom he was galloping head and head. Knowing the habit of the son of Al Bloch, he took back before the second fence was reached and thereafter he steered a course oa the outside of the Cos-den jumper. At the water Syrdarya had come almost alongside of Faunus and seemed to have a chance to wrest the lead from him, but he jumped a bit short and Crawford had to use all his skill to pick his mount up. Then in the back-field "Wisest Fool was rushed up to try and take command fro.r Faunus, but Mergler had only to let out a link and hold his advantage. That was the last really serious challenge, for through the front field Faunus held his company perfectly safe and at the end he was under restraint. Syrdarya had no trouble in taking second place and Vigilante, one that had been rated all through the early running, closed a big gap to be third. Mohican ran a particularly dull race and never reached a contending position, while "Wisest Fool, after his one bid, dropped back to finish last. The Miss "Woodford Handicap, for fillies and mares, three-year-olds and upward, at one mile, closes on Monday, July 3. Carroll Shilling has taken a division of the GifTord Cochran Stable to Saratoga, where uiey will be rested for their August campaign. The Almoner scratched from the first race Saturday is a brother to both Bon Homme and Suweep, all three of them being by Sweep Sue Smith.

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