Spot Cash In Front: Races through Heavy Rainstorm to Win Twin City Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-10


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SPOT CASH IN FRONI Races Through Heavy Rainstorm to Win Twin City Handicap. : Early . Start of Racing and Bad Weather Results in Smallest Attendance of Meeting. BELMONT PARK, NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept 9. Racing through a severe rainstorm. A. C. Bostwicks Spot Cash was winner of the Twin City Handicap, which was offered as the feature of the. Tuesday afternoon card at Belmont Park. A short distance back, J. B. Smiths King Solomons Seal raced to second place, while Flames, from the Belair Stud, led home her stable companion, Pris-cilla Ruley, which in turn had a wide advantage over Plough Boy, the other starter in the race. The start was delayed several minutes by the fractious antics of Spot Cash and Pris-cilla Ruley and, when the break came, it was a wretched one and found Spot Cash and Flames almost eliminated. Priscilla Ruley, after rearing back and unseating Maiben, led her opponents away.. Scobie, astride Spot Cash, hurried his mount and before a sixteenth had been covered, was in second position, leading King Sofomons Seal and Flames. In the meantime Plough Boy had dropped back and failed to figure in the running. Rounding the far turn, Sqobie sent Spot Cash to the front and he drew away into a brief lead. King Solomons Seal was chasing him, while Priscilla Ruley had dropped back and gave way to Flames. The latter closed an immense gap on the inner rail and finished strong. Through the final eighth Spot Cash held to his task with splendid courage and at the end led home the Smith representative by a neck. Flames was a good third. Tho Twin City is at a mile and a quarter with an added value of ,000 and todays running marked the first renewal from 1909, in which year Olambala, racing for the Mont-pelier Stable, was wimer. The victory of Spot Cash netted ?5,850. TJNPROPITIOUS CONDITIONS. Overcast skies, which later in the afternoon gave way to heavy rain and coupled with the exceptionally early hour for racing had an affect on the attendance, which was the smallest of the meeting. The track during the afternoon was fast, but, following the deluge, turned to sloppy. Official announcement was made during the course of the afternoon, that next Saturday, Futurity Day, racing would begin at the usual hour, 2 :30 p. m. The Futurity has been set as the third race, regardless of weather conditions. Tomorrow, racing will start at 2:30 p. m. Clonaslee, racing for Sam Louis, turned up an easy winner of the opening dash of the afternoon, which was for two-year-olds under claiming conditions, defeating R. L. Gerrys Dick Whittington, while Fred Tarals Fred Taral was third. The winner was ridden by jockey R. Williams and, displaying high speed from the start drew away into a commanding lead and at no stage left the ultimate result in serious doubt. Dick Whittington raced prominently and had a wide margin over the others while Fred Taral was driving at the end to save third money. Thg disappointment of the race was J. S. Cos-dens Sombre, which under faulty riding by the timid Lang was never a serious factor. STEEPLECHASE TO CREST HILL. The Green Brush Steeplechase, which was oyer the two mile course and under claiming conditions, resulted in a victory for J. H. Lewis Crest Hill, ridden by Dolly Byers over Mrs. B. McEachrcns Irish Dream while Mrs. R. T. Bakers Peccant was third. The winner was raced along under restraint all the way and when he moved to Irish Dream, drew clear with but little effort and at the end was well in hand. Irish Dream showed considerable improvement over his first appearance and did not race as rank. He opened up a long lead the first turn of the field and looked all o-er a winner until Crest Hill moved to him at the eleventh jump. Peccant, which during the early part of the contest had raced prominently, quit as if he was short but at the end hai no trouble to stave off Conniebert for the short end of the purse. Following many attempts Barbary Bush, tho clumsy four-year-old that races for the Greentree Stable, graduated from the maiden ranks when he was winner of the Merrick Purse which engaged a field of four over tho mile distance. His margin of victory however at the end, was a narrow one and with probably better racing luck Blind Play would have led him to the finish. The latter was away slowly and closed an immense gap through the backstretch and. at the end was beaten by a short head. Diagram, which raced coupled with Blind Play, was third ahead of Dream Maker. The start was a poor one, JJarbary Bush and Dream Maker leaving together followed some lengths back by Blind Play and Diagram. Parke astridu the Greentree four- Continued on sixteenth page. SPOT CASH IN FRONT Continued from first page. year-old had him under steady restraint and he was running along strongly within himself. At the far turn Dream Maker began to falter and not until settled in the stretch did Blind Play loom up as a possibility. He gained on the leader gradually and at the sixteenth post Maiben went to the whip. He closed fast and at the end was wearing down Barbary Bush. R. L. Gerrys Quarantine was an easy winner of the fifth race, which engaged a cheap band at three-quarters. Jeroboam raced to second place while Lovable was third. The winner dominated the running all the way and at the end had plenty left. Jeroboam held Lovable safe while the later was tiring badly. Senator Curtiss of Kansas was a clubhouse inclosure visitor during the afternoon.

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