Latonia Favorites Fail: Only One Reaches Winning Line First and the Bookmakers Flourish, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-28


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LATONIA FAYORITES FAIL. ONLY ONE REACHES WINNING LINE FIRST AND THE BOOKMAKERS FLOURISH. Outstays Zienau and Sets a Now Track "Record Aspirin Defeats Home Run Lens in Front. Cincinnati. O.. October 27. Spirited racing and rlvm finishes were tlie order at Latonia this after-J.oon. The attendance was large. Hanbridge. which Vvou in his previous start in the commonest kind of i.i canter, was reflected in todays feature race and Vipset unwise calculations by scoring decisively and reducing the former track record for a mile and seventy yards. Only four. Lady Martha. Zienap. Sally Troston and Hanbridge. started in the race, the first pair being strongly fancied choices, with Sally Preston developing support near post time. Ilnn-liridge was neglected in the market and some of the layers took big liberties with him by quoting a long show price. He set a fast pace from the start and Iiad Sally Preston, his nearest follower, in trouble ltefore going three-quarters. On the stretch turn Zienap moved up and made a game challenge, but Hanbridge had sufficient in reserve to hold her safe to the end. Lady Martha, the favorite, was never ji serious contender and Sally Prestou had things Iier own way for third place. Five favorites were again downed and the fourteen layers in line reaped a big harvest. A mild killing was attempted in the second race with Home Hun. au awkward-gaited colt from the Fizer stable. It Was upset by Aspirin, which showed suddenly improved form over his last previous race. Another upset was furnished by Sorrel Top. when he galloped Lady Anne, an odds-on favorite, into defeat before .going a half and came away to win as his rider Pleased. Another odds-on choice failing to linish in the money waa Carew in the closing race. Dunvegan faced with Carew for tliree-quarters and forced the latter to quit, but this early effort told on him in the stretch and Arrow Swift managed to head him Siear the finish. Redgauntlet. which landed third, was probably best in the race, but Garner gave him a timid ride and met with frequent interference. The speedy Marbles, joint favorite with Lens, set out to spreadeaglo her opponents in the fifth race and succeeded for a half in maintaining an advantage that made her -winning seem almost a eertaintv. but k in the last furlong she eurled up badly and allowed the trailing Lens to dash by and -win. Desperado and lie Brief furnished the closest linish of the afternoon by landing noses apart, with Mlque OBrien overtaking the pair and only a neck in the rear. Killington. a newcomer in these parts, was -well supported, but was not good enough. Secretary John 15. Dillon received a summons this afternoon to appear before the grand jury. lie will Kive the information that bookmakers are in line here, on which the basis for an indictment will be founded. The attorneys for the State Racing Commission tiled their answer yesterday to the Latonia Jockey Clubs petition for a review of their action in revoking the clubs license. The hearing is set for Saturday before Judge Ilarbeson in the Circuit Court. The uncertainty in regard to the opening of New Orleans racing next winter is again growing and many of the horsemen are in a quandary about determining their plans. It was expected that S. F. lleaslip would arrive today for a final consultation with Messrs. Rhinock. Corrigan. Cella and Itespess. lint he failed to put in an appearance. Khiuock and Corrigan were on hand, but had nothing to add to the present outlook. Mr. lleaslip will probably arrive later in the week and it is expected that he will make a definite announcement of the plans for the proposed race meeting. J. B. Respess shipped Miss Lida this afternoon to Louisville, where she will be turned over to Miller Henderson for a campaign on the California tracks next winter. Jockey McGees father, concerned deeply about damaging rumors about the rider, had a long interview with Judge Price this afternoon which may culminate in an improved showing on the part of the jockey. Michael Angelo narrowly escaped serious injury while being worked last nigbt. His exercise boy failed to see the harrows on the track and the colt jumped into one of them, but got out. again without coming in contact with the sharp teeth. Hanbridge was started today in bar plates, which might have accounted for his good showing.

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