Phil Finch Himself Again.: Wins The Feature Race From Ralbert At Churchill Downs.; Will Be Pointed for the Rich Queen City Handicap at Latonia--Heavy Rain Mars the Sport., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-09


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■ PHIL FINCH HIMSELF AGAIN. WINS THE FEATURE RACE FROM RAL-BERT AT CHURCHILL DOWNS. Will Be Pointed for the Rich Queen City Handicap at Latonia — Heavy Rain Mars the Sport. Louisville. Ky., May 8. — More disagreeable weather could not be imagined than that which prevailed at Churchill Downs this afternoon. A cloudburst struck the course just before the first race and it soon converted the track ino a canal of mud. The attendance consequently was light. At times a heavy fog enveloped the course, making it hard to distinguish colors. Phil Finch, rejuvenated after his break down last winter at New Orleans, captured the feature race, the handicap at seven furlongs, in handy fashion from the good horses Ralhert. Beau Brummel. Miltiades and three others. Phil Finch was considered almost a certainty by his connections and Captain Jim Williams says he won the biggest bet of his career on the horse. Followers of jockey Lee were in clover, as this promising rider landed Merrifield. Moiiuette and Re-bounder winners in their respective races, and they were at long odds. Not a favorite managed to finish first, but as all the winners were accorded fair support, it is doubtful if the layers had much the best, of the speculative argument. The two l est finishes were those of the first and third races. Quagga being lucky in the opening dash to slip through in time to beat out Delia Thorpe, and Demo, despite Skirvins bad ride, managed to beat out Marmorean. Both the beaten horses were ridden by G. Swain and with a little more vigilance on his part, they might have scored. Tim Kelly, which finished third in the fifth race, pulled up lame. Jockey Trueman, while riding Katherine Murphy in the second race, was struck in the eye with a lump of dirt, almost blinding him and causing him to discontinue riding out his engagements. Sam. Most suspended his book on account of heavy losses sustained on the opening day. Phil Finch will be pointed for the Queen City Handicap and later shipped east. The much-talked of Lawrence P. Daley, owned by Fred C * k, made his debut today, hut showed to disadvantage on account of the muddy track. There will tie numerous departures next week for Toronto to paiti ipate in the racing on Canadian tracks. Fully six hundred horses will be shipped there Croat then parts. Secretary Davis announced the weights for the Clark Handicap to be run next Saturday. Of Hie titty two eligihles to start, John L. Inglis is given the highest faafeet, IIS. Hyperion II. and Colonel .Inn Douglas are next in favor with 110, Alma Du-foar, 112. Lady Savoy. 111. Braucas. 110. The Minks, llo. Pink Star and Peter Sterling each 108, come next in order. The minimum weight. s7. is allotcd to Judge Burroughs. Bottles and Carl Gray. A heavy track will be the order tomorrow, but good mud runners abound iu the various races and with such good ones as Alsono, Dr. Spruill. Queen Caroline; Bosom Friend. Extry. Relapse; Knight of rraahoe, All Ablaze. Spendthrift Helen; Morales, Fleming. The Englishman: J. Fd Grillo, Fred Prles-uieyer. Magic; Clifton Forge, Excitement and Bitter Brown among the entries, the racing promises to be attractive and closely contested. J. L. Dempsey.

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