Soft Snap for Grey Lag: Only Has Letterman to Beat in the Mount Kisco Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-20


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SOFT SNAP FOR GREY LAG Only Has Letterman to Beat in the Mount Kisco Stakes. Eon Homme Also Has an Easy Time in Winning His Race Track Gossip. 0 YONKERS, N. Y., July 19. Sam Hildreth certainly had designs on the Mount Kisco Stakes at Yonkers today when he named Mad Hatter, Grey Lag and Knobbie from the Ran-cocas Stable. The only others in the field, as sent out overnight, were On Watch, Bon Homme and Letterman. The Mount Kisco is a mile and seventy yards condition dash that permitted Grey Lag to be in under 125 pounds and it is small wonder that both Bon Homme, which was started in and won the Columbia Handicap, and On Watch were withdrawn. Then Hildreth scratched Mad Hatter and Knobbie. This is how it came that Grey Lag was only opposed by Letterman in the feature race of the day. Of course it really was no race, for Fator never called on Grey Lag to have him pulling up the winner by slightly more than two lengths. Fator made it look like a race part of the way when he permitted Thomas to take an early lead with Letter-man, but when the half-mile ground was reached he had Grey Lag right at the tail of the three-year-old and he held him there until three-eighths from home. There Grey Lag went to the front with a rush and was being eased up all through the stretch. It was unfortunate that both the Mount Kisco and the Columbia did not bring about better contests, for Bon Homme had little more trouble in winning the Columbia than did Grey Lag the Mount Kisco. The Mount Kisco was worth ,100 to the winner. HIGH C. EASY "VI3TJfEK. Fourteen cheap ones raced over the short three-quarters in the second race and W. H. Snyders High C. was an easy winner, while Equator, by a great rush through the stretch, took second place from Pastoral. Frank J. Farrells heavily backed Sea Sand was a close fourth. After Frigate had been withdrawn from the mile and seventy yards of the Columbia Handicap, the only starters were Bon Homme, Thunderclap, Hephaistos and M. Jeffords Two Feathers. The track was much to the liking of Bon Homme, and he made a show of the other three, while Hephaistos had no trouble in beating Thunderclap for second place, and Two Feathers was a distant last. The start was a good one, but Hephaistos was away first. This did not do him much good, for Schuttinger rede Bon Homme hard to the first turn and before the backstretch was reached he was in a good lead and racing along well within himself. Hephaistos always held to second place and there was no change in the relative position of the other two. Taylor stole up with the lightly weighted Two Feathers on the backstretch until he was almost on the heels of Thunderclap, but it was his dying effort and he quit. Then after making the turn out of the backstretch Sande tried to rouse Thunderclap with the whip, but it was of no avail, and Hephaistos easily held him safe. At the end Bon Homme had his ears pricking to win by two lengths, while Hephaistos beat Thunderclap by twice that distance. SCARE CROW IX CLOSE CALL. R. E. Oppenheims Scare Crow had to give his best in the opening five-eighths dash, for selling plater two-year-olds, to beat his former stablemate Susiana. from the Syndicate Stable. James Butlers Noon Glide took third money when he beat W. V. Caseys Ghost home. It has been decided that the horses of the Syndicate Stable will be offered at auction in the Yonkers paddock July 27. It has been announced before that the sale only means that Mrs. R. Penn Smith, Jr., and Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark, owners of the Syndicate Stable, will be in the market again in August for yearlings. T. J. Healey has returned from Saratoga, where he went for a short visit to look over the Preakness winner Pillory, also the others of the Richard T. Wilson and Walter J. Salmon horses that have been shipped to the Spa. Jack Nagle has joined the ranks of the trainers and proposes campaigning over the Canadian circuit. Nagle is well known to racing and at one time was a partner with Richard E. Watkins, but he was better known when a champion oarsman. He holds several records on the water and proved himself an expert coach of oarsmen. T. W. OBriens two-year-old Yankee Traveler was tried without blinkers in the opening race. The Greentree Stables Letterman had blinkers added to his equipment in the Mount Kisco Stakes. This colt has been worked in blinkers, but was raced without them. Another with change equipment was Miss T. D. Tennilles Hillhcusc, which had blinkers added to his rigging.

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