Ben Trovato Wins at Long Odds, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-25


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BEN TROVATO WINS AT LONG ODDS. Cincinnati, O., September 21. An inferior card, of which a steeplechase was the most attractive feature, drew but a scanty attendance to Latonia today, and the twenty-three liookmakers ready to do business in the big ring suffered from lack of patronage, except in some Instances where some widely Informed ones gave them more than they really wanted. In the first race, for instance, Pleasant View Belle was persistently supported and backed down from 0 to 1 to IS to 5, causing heavy losses to the layers when she got home first in a desperate finish, in which seven horses finished necks and noses apart. The bookies had their turn, however, when Ben Trovato, at 40 to 1, and neglected by the speculators, got home in front of Dainty Belle and Soprano in the third race. Pete Vluegar put up a good performance In the steeplechase but W. K. Slade would have won had not his rider tumbled off. Sullivan, on Class Leader, was warned by the judges, but it had no appreciable effect, and Class Leader will do better on another day. Judge Treen Is in fine form and ran a fust race. Jockey Farrow fell from Demonstrate In the first race and injured his wrist. In the third jockey Sklrvin was crowded against the fence and had a toe broken. Jockey J. Watklns was suspended for ten days by the starter for misbehavior at the post TJie Latonia management and the poolroom information crowd were i-ito a battle of thirty hours or so over "the price" and the service wasnt very clear Monday. But today "the price" was agreed oil and things went on as usual. The sale uf the Respess interest to George B. Cox" caused endless gossip and talk about Louis Cella obtaining possession of Latonia through a merging of the Cox and Rhinock interests with hlra. Such may be the case, but such a change would not harm local racing. Mr. Cox is rich enough, however, to own Latonia as a good Investment. The follqwing books are in the Latonia ring: Cook, FreCook; Haviin, Joe Brill; Hanover, W. B. Applejrate; Columbia, Ambrose Dunn; Saratoga, P. A. Brady; Cincinnati, A. Heneger; Rosebud. C. Hector; Tokio, George Lindon; L. aijjl N., A. Marshall; Delmar. Phil Bollinger; Louisville, Lee Wagner; Twin CJty, S. A. Hall; Brighton, S. Bender; Dixie, E. Graves; Somerset, Shelby Oliver; Panhandle. C. C Slaughter; Boston, J. R. Lewis; Km- H- Erb; Loudon, C. Ray, and Kenton, Ikv Blre, Ottlleb. "

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