Jollys Sprightful Stakes: Defeats Ambler for the Empire City Feature Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-21


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JOLLYS SPRIGHTFUL STAKES Defeats Ambler for the Empire City Feature Race. Daydue Takes Another Purse Tufter Outraces Bellsolar Lally Wins Again. YONKERS, N. Y., July 20. With the feature race under selling conditions the card at Yonkers today was rather ordinary. Thi3 feature was the Sprightful Stakes, a dash over the short three-quarters for two-year-olds. It was worth ,035 to the winner ana was chiefly interesting for the reason that it was the first time that the juveniles had been asked to race over the distance. Alfred Hennen Slorris" Jolly proved the winner after having led from the start Ambler, from the Nevada Stock Farm, raced to second place, beating II. C. Proctors Daniel, the top weight, by three parts of a length, and Edic t, from the Rancocas Stable, was a close up fourth. Daniel left the post first, but he soon gavu way to Jolly and Ambler, and they were showing the way throughout. The Slorris colt had a lead over Ambler and Slerimee shot him along at a rapid clip all the way. Through the last eighth Ambler made a noble fight, but it was of no avail and Jolly kept his head in front to the end. Edic-c had met with some interference in the early running and did not have a fair chance to extend herself until the stretch was reached. There she closed up in a fashion to suggest that, with better early fortune, she wouTd have cut a much more important figure in the race. Daydue, from the Slarronc Stable, was winner of the second race from Valor, with Siren Maid beating Nose Dive for third money. Daydue was in a running mood and led throughout. Nose Dive chased after him as far as he could go and when he had enough of it Valor and Siren Slaid closed up in the stretch. At the end Valor was catching the winner, but Slerimee kept Daydue going long enough to have him win by a head. OPENER TO LALLY. There was a fairly good band of tlre-year-olds in the opening mile and in a driving finish the Riviera Stables Lally was the winner from Chesterbrook, Opperman saving third place from Bonus. Opperman made the running, with Chester-brook in second place and Lally nevsr far away. Opperman was still showing the way after making the turn for home, but ho began to tire when an eighth from the finish and both Chesterbrook and Lally were closing up on him resolutely, while Bonus was working her way up in a threatening manner. Chesterbrook had Opperman beaten when a sixteenth from the finish, but he hardly headed him when Lally challenged on the outside and in a rousing finish beat him home by a half length. Opperman was tiring badly and was beaten a couple of lengths for second place. It was a delightful day for the sport. The skies were overcast, but this only served to temper what would have otherwise been an uncomfortably hot afternon. As usual the stands and lawns were filled almost to capacity. The third race, a mile and an eighth dash, fell to H. Altermans Tufter. The only other starters were Bellsolar and Slystic. On the first turn Tufter cut Slystic off badly and a claim of foul was lodged by Lowe, but it was not allowed. After Babin had cut Slystic off on the turn he sent Tufter into a good lead and he was at no time threatened. Bellsolar closed up some ground in the stretch, but she could not come close enough to bother the winner, though she readily beat Slystic home. Preston Burch added blinkers to tho equipment of the Nevada Stock Farms Ambler in the running of the Sprightful Stakes P. S. P. Randolphs Sea Slint was saddled by T. Sloran in the second race. o

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