Consolation Stakes Day: Brilliance Shows the Way from Soon after the Start, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-03


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CONSOLATION STAKES DAY Brilliance Shows the Way from Soon After the Start. Parader Runs a Fast Mile and Defeats John Paul Jones in an Exciting Finish. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 2. The racing opened with a five-eighths dash for two-year-olds that brought together a really good field of youngsters. It fell to John E. Maddens Best Love, a filly that was a recent winner at Yonkers. She ran the distance in 1:00 to beat J. S. Cosdens Martingale, the top weight, while Harry Payne "Whitneys Chickvale, making his racing debut, was a close third. Canaque and E. R. Bradleys Blossom Time were next and the others were well strung out, with Le Tigro, from the Riviera Stable, last. The start eliminated H. P. Whitneys Enchantment, the stablemate to Chickvale. He did not begin with the others and when Morris finally got him away, he was so hopelessly out of the running as to have no chance. Early in the race Blossom Time and Canaque raced away from the others and soon had a good lead. Best Love was not far back and Martingale, which was giving away considerable weight, also had a forward position. Chickvale, from an inside position, met with some interference. Blossom Time and Canaque held to the lead until rounding into the stretch, but when there was a general closing up back of them they both tired slightly. Best Love worked her way through in resolute fashion through the last eighth and Martingale, after beint forced to come a bit wide in the stretch, finished with a rush. The race of Chickvale was also an impressive one, for he was cut off in the stretch and had to fight his way through. 3IISIIAPS irr STEEPLECHASE. The steeplechase of the day was framed for maidens and of the five that went to the post two came to grief and at the same jump. It was at the Liverpool and in the first time around. High Magic first refused and then sat down, unseating A. Campbell. In the second turn of the course Sea Monarch fell with A. Sims. Both riders escaped injury. The race resulted in a good contest and right at the end Barret Haynes, on Lollipop, outrode C. Smoot, on Comique, to win by a length and a quarter. Keiblend was six lengths farther back in third place, in the race from the last fence home Haynes crossed Comique with the winner slightly and Smoot lodged a claim of foul. The stewards sent for Haynes and after a short deliberation the claim was not allowed. J. J. McCauleys Armistice was winner of the mile for cheap ones that was the third offering. Thomas rode him hard all the way and made every post a winning one to score by a length from Brink, while Arapahoe was a close third, with Racquetta fourth. J. S. Cosdens chestnut filly Brilliance, a daughter of North Star III. and Bayberry Candle, was the winner of the five and a half furlongs of the first race for the Consolation Stakes, a two-year-old fixtures of the Saratoga Association that is run in two races. This was a selling dash and consequently did not attract the best juveniles, but it was a speedy field that went to the post. ENTERTAINMENT HIGII CLASS. It was an ideal day for the sport and while the crowd was not up to the usual Saratoga average the entertainment offered was high class. A better lot of two-year-olds than those that started in the Consolation were seen under silks in the opening race. In the Consolation Stakes "Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sweep Hawk and J. S. Cosdens Bril-. liance were alert at the start and at once dashed into the lead. But Sweep Hawk was quickly outrun by Brilliance and Johnson contented himself with saving his mount in second place. Robert L. Gerrys William Tell was right there after Sweep Hawk and the others were more or les3 strung out. Lang rushed Brilliance right along at her best pace and she was still well clear as she swung into the stretch. There Johnson called on Sweep Hawk, but could not cut down the lead of the winner. Thomas made an ineffectual challenge with Sunday Best on the inside. William Tell made his move on the outside. All of this was of no avail and at the end Brilliance was still two lengths to the good, while Sweep Hawk beat William Tell oy a neck for second place and Sunday Best wa3 only a length farther away. BEST FINISH OF AFTERNOON. Tho best finish of the day saw a Kentucky horse the winner when Parader, wearing the silks of T. J. Pendergast, outfinished John Paul Jones over tho mile route. It ended in Continued on twelfth pace. CONSOLATION STAKES DAY Continued from first page. a grueling stretch battle and the result was in doubt to the very last stride. Schuttinger had permitted Smith, on Parader, to come through on the inside and wiile that was unavoidable after he had raced his mount outside of Firm Friend through the early running it meant the difference between winning and losing. From a good start Firm Friend set the pace and Schuttinger went right after him with John Paul Jones, while Smith wisely saved Parader back of the pair. Schuttinger made the mistake of sticking right to Firm Friend until John Paul Jones made the latter quit, but before he quit he had used up John Paul Jones considerably. Then as the three-year-old was all through and began to drop back Tarader took up the fight where he had left off and it was a rare fight all through the last eighth. Parader had not been rushed in the early running and Smith had been enabled to save ground with him on all the turns. This was a difference that could not be offset and in the last stride he dropped his nose down in front, though he had a better margin over John Paul Jones an eighth from the finish, and Schuttingers mount had come again. The race was a thoroughly good one for John Paul Jones for his first start of the year and he should play an important part in racing for the rest of the meeting. The race was run In 1:37and. The fractions were: 24, 47and. 1:12 and 1:37. Then there came a thrill in the last race which equaled that of the fifth when Frank Keogh landed Exodus the winner from Thunderclap by a short head. This was a three-quarters dash and Bigheart rushed into a good lead, while Sande saved Thunderclap along with Exodus and Kai-Sang, the only other starter, brought up the rear. Nearing the stretch turn Sande moved up with Thunderclap, but Keogh moved up with Exodus at the same time. Bigheart began to tire in the last eighth and there Thunderclap seemed the winner, but Keogh roused Exodus up sharply and, squeezing through between Thunderclap and Bigheart, he dropped his head down In front on the winning line. a

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