Water Witch A Surprise: Defeats Star Shooter, Leo Skolny And Kilkenny Boy In Louisville Feature.; Cane Runs Somewhat Extraordinary Feat--Harry Payne Whitney Horse Transferred--Small Talk of the Track., Daily Racing Form, 1915-05-14


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WATER WITCH A SURPRISE DEFEATS STAR SHOOTER LEO SKOLNY AND KILKENNY BOY IN LOUISVILLE FEATURE Cane Runs Somewhat Extraordinary Feat Harry HarryPayne Payne Whitney Horses Transferred Small SmallTalk Talk of the Track Louisville Ky May 13 W J Yonngs three yeurold filly Water Witch which on numerous occasions unsuccessfully tried to emerge from the maiden class furnished this afternoons surprise at Churchill Downs when she got home in ad ¬ vance of the good band engaged In the mile and a sixteenth handicap that featured the program of seven races Her performance was a good one for she came with n sensational rush in the stretch to overhaul the leaders Star Shooter was a good second and Leo Skolny was third with the Butler representative Kilkenny Boy following Leo Skolny and Kilkenny Boy divided attention in a betting way the Mackenzie representative finally closing a strong favorite He indulged Kilkenny Boy with the lead for fiveeighths but when called on raced into the lead only in turn to relinquish it to Star Shooter which In the last sixteenth seemed a certain winner But Water Witch com ¬ ing with a great rush got up in the last seventy yards to win by a scant half length Star Shooter was probably best and but for being forced to come wide into the stretch would have won wonMiother Miother large crowd was in attendance this afternoon the day being Ideal for good sport Track conditions could not have been Improved on Finishes were close in most of the dashes and enjoyableBefoie the sport wholesome and enjoyable Befoie the start of the first twoyearold race second on the card Cane Run an overwhelming choice unseated his rider when he emerged from the paddock gate and ran off at top speed the re ¬ verse way of the track He was caught by one of the assistant starters at the half mile ground and in the raca showed a surprisingly high turn of speed and won as his rider pleased Ills runaway was responsible for a liberal price against him on account of numerous hedging bets made on the others othersGeorge George J Long accounted for another purse when his Black Beauty scored handily over four other msSKVS that started in the fifth race Stalwart Helen ran to her best form in the third race and won cantering with Christie second and Misty Morn third Christie was an intended good thing but a poor scndoff coupled with interference brought about his undoing Deposit starting for the first time this season showed all his old time good form when he led a shifty band of sprinters home ill the opening dash Acis taking second place nnl Cash on Delivery third Deposit had the confi ¬ dent support of his connections who are reported to have won handsomely by his success successThe The Harry Payne Whitney horses here comprising Borrow Harmonicon Pandean Regret Spun Glass Thunderer Emden Dominant Chide and Bromo were recorded this morning as leased for the year to C L Thompson who will continue racing them in Kentucky until the close of the Latonia meet ¬ ing James Rowe will continue to have charge of their training The transfer is due to the death of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbllt on the illfated Lus itanla Mr Vanderbilt was a brotherinlaw to Harry Payne Whitney and the latters colors will not be seen on the turf for some time as a mark of respect to the deceased deceasedIlie Ilie highpriced Prince Eugene winner of the closing race did not invite a bid over his entered price of 1M 1MJockey Jockey Pool was suspended for five days by the stewards for cutting across at the start of the tiftli race raceMatt Matt J1 Winn general manager of the Empire City track forwarded to New York this morning a schedule of the stakes to IK run at the Butler track next summer The list will be made known some time next week weekAlmee Almee Leslie was transferred to G McSweeney b L Weiss after the last race Itaoiil made it a double for the Long colors when he got home first in the sixth race Incidentally lie paid the longest price of any winner during this meeting meetingManager Manager Matt J Winn announced today that fully twenty per cent all around improvement lias been the daily rule at tilts meeting over last sea ¬ sons showingMartin then recordbreaking showing Martin NatlmiiFon was among todays visitors He will remain several days before returning to Chicago ChicagoWorkouts Workouts with the track fast took place this morning morningAndrew Andrew M Seveneighths In 133 133Bar Bar Mile in 144 Banquet Mile in 140 140Belloe Belloe Mile in 145 145Brave Brave Half mile In 55 Bulse Fiveeighths in 102 Double Eaule Threequarters in 120 Greville Threequarters in 117 Harold Mile in 145 145Hodge Hodge Threeeighths in 37 Joe Morris Half mile in 4 4Kate Kate IHSfLady K Threequarters in IHSf Lady Rotha Mile in 141 141Little Little String Fiveeighths In 103 103Little Little Father Fiveeighths In 104 Long Reach Half mile in 4 Old Ben Threeeighths In 38 38Regret Regret Half mile in 52 52Rln Rln Brazos Threequarters in 11754 Robert Bradley Mile in 144 St Chnrlcote Mile in 148 148Sweet Sweet Lotte Mile in 149 149This This Norman Half mile in 50

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