Exodus a Speedy Miler: Shows the Fastest Mile Run at Saratoga This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-15


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EXODUS A SPEEDY M1LER Shows the Fastest Mile Run at Saratoga This Year. Edict Adds Another to Her Growing List of Victories in the Troy Selling Stakes. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 14. In the fastest mile shown at the meeting the Greentree Stables Exodus was the winner of the Clemons Handicap here this afternoon in 1 :36 from the speedy Frigate, while Thunderclap, under the crushing burden of 132 pounds, was a distant but game third, beating Lady Madcap for the short end of the purse. The score came in the nature of a surprise, for Exodus was rated as hardly a high-class miler, although he had shown excellent sprinting. This was tho best race of the day, the stake being under selling conditions. It fell to the Rancocas Stables Edict and made her a two times stake winner at the meeting, for she was also first in the running of the Schuylerville Stakes, another selling race. It also made the fourth consecutive victory for the filly and her third at this meeting. The day was oppressively hot, but there was a big crowd for an off-day. The track was faster than at any time since the opening and this condition was reflected In the fast time hung out in the races. Bigheart and Exodus made all the running in the Clemons Handicap, while Sande was ! content to rate Thunderclap alongside of Lady Madcap and reserve his speed for a dash through the stretch. Bigheart was never able to get away from Exodus, while Frigate also raced close up and was a fast going contender to the stretch. There Bigheart began to give and in the meantime Sande had worked his way through next to the rail with Thunderclap and the big black was making up his ground gallantly. Lady Madcap moved up with him and while both were still lengths from the leaders they were going very fast on the turn for home. Bigheart cracked when an eighth out and then Exodus forged to the front. Frigate tried to go with him, but he was not there and in the last sixteenth the son of Peter Pan drew away to win by two and a half lengths. Frigate saved second place and then five lengths back Thunderclap just beat Lady Madcap for the short end of the money. EDICT TAKES STAKE RACE. The stake race of the day was the Troy Selling Stakes, for two-year-olds, at five and ! a half furlongs, that was worth ,200. to he winner. It fell to the Rancocas Stables ! Edict, the fast daughter of Jim Gaffney and Royal Message. Montfort Jones Shamrock raced to second place and Vigil was third, with Daniel fourth. After the finish MeAtee, who rode Robert L. Gerrys William Tell, lodged a claim of foul, but after questioning him and having patrol judge Hanna and jockey Thomas, who rode Vigil, in the satnd there was no change made in the placing. Sam Louis took some of the joy of victory away when he ran tho filly up from her entered price of ,700 to ,700, but she was protected and bought in for ,705. Edict was good enough to make all the running, but at the end she was ridden out to win by a length. Fator had her away running and she saved ground on all the turns. Shamrock and William Tell went after, the filly in the early running and for a moment Anonymous showed a flash of speed that was decidedly threatening. Vigil began slowly but worked his way up in resolute fashion and was going exceedingly well at the end. William Tell had a decidedly rough race and was repeatedly shut off. In the stretch he was forced to come wide and altogether he had scant racing chance. This interference was blamed on Shamrock by McAtoe and it was against that starter that the claim of foul was lodged. BLINKERS AIDS 31 ANY SMILES. Trainer Karrick added blinkers to the equipment of W. R. Coes Many Smiles in the opening three-quarters handicap for fillies and mares, and it made a marvelous difference in her running. She rushed to the front at the rise of the barrier and after making every post a winning one was the winner by a half length in 1:11 Knot raced to second place and third was the portion of Polythia, while back of her came Harridan, Ten-Lec and Bees Wax. As Many Smiles dashed away in the lead Harridan was in second place, just showing the way to Knot, and for a time Bees Wax was a close third There was little change in this order to the stretch turn, where Knot shook off the others and rushed after Many Smiles. She closed up some ground, but could only lap the winner, though she took second place easily enough. At the end Polythia was Continued on twelfth page. EXODUS A SPEEDY MILER Continued from first page. racing Avell to take third place, and Harridan readily outfinished Ten-Lec, one that did not sIioav her usual burst of speed. Sandy McNaughton took the blinkers from Firm Friend for the fifth race and had the services of Sande in the saddle. The colt ran in improved form under such help, but it was not good enough and right at the end he was beaten by June Grass, ridden in masterly fashion by Frank Keogh, while Emotion was third. Firm Friend cut out the running, but Sande kept him under steadying restraint Avith the result that he had speed left for the drive through the stretch, but he just could not give away weight to June Grass. Emotion and June Grass chased after Firm Friend from the start, but the filly was tiring in the stretch, Avhile Keogh, timing his move skillfully, challenged Firm Friend inside the eighth post. There was a short battle and at the end June Grass was a length to the good and going away. Firm Friend had beaten Emotion a half length for second place and the others were well strung out. At the end of the program James B. Smiths Silk Tassel Avas an easy Avinner from Blossom Time, Avhile Possible saved third money from Gadfly. Twelve Avent to the post and several of them Avere decidedly green, resulting in considerable crowding and bumping in the running. Blossom Time, Possible and Crochet Avere the early pacemakers, but Silk Tassel Avas never far away and Avhen Mari-nelli found an opening he rushed her through and once in front she held command to the end. In this August Belmont started both Beatitude and Lustrous, a daughter of Fair Play and Luck Stone, but both raced green and Avere at no time in a contending position. Incidentally, Max Hirsch added blinkers to the equipment of Silk Tassel.

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