Opportunitys Good Race: Takes the First Stake Race of the Kentucky Campaign, Daily Racing Form, 1918-04-28


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OPPORTUNITYS GOOD RACE ♦ Takes the First Stake Race of the Kentucky Campaign. * Fruit Cake Runs Unplaced — Choir Master Wins Macombers First Race of the Year. licxiugtoii. Ky.. Ai ril 27. — Fur the firsl time during the present ni-cting fill*1 weather prevailed and it v;is responsible for bringing out aliout Hie largest atleidanco that lias ever witnessed racing at the K«ntin-ky Association track. Tin- going, however. was the most severe of any day. the raek resembling :i plowed fiehl anil I he starters finding considerable liffieultv in mvoring it with any degree of success. The Bon Ali Handicap was the stellar r iee. H 1 ii • -null t out some high-class horses and was accounted for liy Opportunity, whieh scored in same style from Arriet, with Itrilied Voter just goting no in time to overhaul Fruit fake lor the shorter |tortioii of the stake. Tin- value of the stakes to the winner was SI. 710. Arriets imrtion was |Hf and Bribed Voter leeched |H Oppor tiinity was thoroughly at home in the coins and. innler a good ride, led from the start, only at one time h-iug seriously threatened. That occurred in the last eighth, when Arriet. after having come with a groat rush from last place, threatened ■nolle ntaiily. lint he shook her off in the last sixteenth. Fruit Cakes showing was a good one and hi r failure was probably due to lack of complete raein;; condition for siu-li a trying race. The opener eualded Brownie McDawell to lireak into tiie rank of double winners here. He had to be much the best to laud the purse, for he suffered keenly from interference when a jam came in the first quarter, which eliminated Miss Konero. The two- year -old dash, whieh was contested 1 J" maiden liliies. was an easy affair for Norma T.. a dnajrtit-r of Sir John Johnson — Old Squaw, owned by IT. Johnson. In the third race A1--X Getz showed decidedly improved form over that he displayed in yesterdays start and bent the intended good thing, Nepc, easily A. K. Macomhcrs colors were carried to their initial victory this season when Choir Master showed the others the way in the lifth race. KILMER BUYS ANOTHER DERBY ELIGIBLE. Willis Nharpo Kilmer this morning concluded negotiations with J. C. Milam for the transfer of the good colt Kxtermiiiator. which is an eligible to the Kentucky Derby and by many regarded as having an excellent chance to land the much-coveted prize The prize paid for the -olt was not stated, but is said to lie close to 5.010. The purchase or tin • ■•it by Mr. Kilner lends color to the belief that Sim Itriar may not be among those lining to the barrier on May 11 at Churchill Downs. Sun Itriar was given light exercise this morning and showed up well. His poor performance in his initial start is still a source of wonder and talk among the horsemen hen. Kseoba attracted considerable interest this morning in his preliminary. He was sent a mile ami galloitcd the distance easilv over the difficult track in 1:51. apt. Thomas .1. Clay re|s.rted this morning that his noted broodmare Kllangowan had foaled a striking looking colt sired by Short Crass. Jockey Sentry had to cancel his riding engagements for the afteri n on account of illness. After Opport unitys victory in the Bon Ali Handicap, owner Woodard was presented with a hand-..ine silver Cup. donated by L. I... Haggin. The presentation address was made by Covornor Stanley. who was an interested spectatK of the racing this afternoon. The mishaii to Miss Itouero in the oueniiig race re-■ nlted in her hind leg |M-ing badly cut and necessitated her immediate destruction. She was slightly in the lead of the others when she received her injuries ami had a splendid winning chance. Marys Itcau had no difficulty in scampering home in front of Sosius in tiie sixth race and Irish t.en-tlemaii was easily Is-st of the starters iu the sev-cnUi.

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