All Favorites Overcome: Churchill Downs Choices Prove Deluders to the Many Followers.; Climax Comes When Exterminator Is Beaten by Under Fire in a Close Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-16


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ALL FAVORITES OVERCOME Churchill Downs Choices Prove Deluders to the Many Followers Climax Comes When Extermina ¬ tor Is Beaten by Under Fire in a Close Finish LOUISVILLE Ky May 15 Willis Sharpe Kil ¬ mers crack Exterminator heretofore unbeaten this year furnished an outstanding incident when lie went down to defeat in todays mile purse which served as the feature The sturdy Under Fire carrying the colors of Pat Dunne triumphed over him by the margin of a nose but his victory was held to be a lucky one due to Morys blundering tactics in keeping Exterminator under choking re ¬ straint which practically exhausted him and left him a weakened contender when Under Fire made his final challenge Exterminators defeat left the big crowd astounded for be was the shortcst priced favorite ever noted in these parts since the installation of the mutuel form of wagering wageringWithout Without attempting to detract credit from Under Fire whicli proved himself repeatedly a sturdy colt Exterminator was by far the best this afternoon and had he been allowed to go about his business be would have gained a lead in the early running that would have exhausted the others to keep him in striking distance and he would have come away to an easy victory Instead Morys elected to keep him in close proximity to Bribed Voter which had been allowed to make the pace on sufferance Even at that he was a bad pacemaker for the time was exceptionally slow and at the half mile post Exterminator was finally forced into the lead but still hard held Under Fire was benefited by being able to stay close to the leaders and Robinson showed good judgment in rushing him up sit tin opportune time The threeyearold ranged along ¬ side of Exterminator before Morys relized that this underrated opponent might be a more formidable factor than supposed supposedMorys Morys seemingly cnme to the conclusion that the threeyearold was not going to be denied for lie began urging Exterminator just as they rounded into the stretch and shortly after finding the horse not as responsive as lie expected went to his whip Under Eire meantime continued pre ving the Kilmer representative and much to the chagrin of the Exterminator supporters managed to get his nose in front just before reaching the finishing line The time of the race was 139 with the earlier fractions as follows Quarter 25 half mile 49 and threequarters in 114 Some critics said that the recent contests indulged in by Exterminator over muddy tracks was si contributing factor to his defeat this afternoon Others gave it as their opinion that a desire not to win too far off with si prospect of incurring further weight penalties brought about the horses undoing undoingThe The big crowd at Churchill Downs this afternoon viewed many results not counted on in advance The chances are that the majority went back to the city well convinced that the task of picking the winners is attended with its own troubles especially when depending on favorites for suddenly acquired lucre The favorites appeared quite enticing and well selected before the races but after their de ¬ cision it was quite a different affair TLYAWAY THE FIRST DISAPPOINTMENT From the outset things went wrong from the speculative standpoint and so continued to the end of the chapter J W Mays Flyaway was si decided first choice for the opening dash but sit the finish George J Longs Lancelot at 13 to 1 was first with Goldstone at nearly 100 to 1 second and Lady Rachel one of the choices a close third Flyaway is a wellbred English filly and probably will be seen to better advantage presently presentlyHnrgoyne Hnrgoyne was selected to win the second race a dash for twoyearold colts and geldings but Angon showing si fine order of speed led sill tin way sind won in a canter from Virgo and Peace Pennant Angon is a son of the good broodmare Hortensia which hsis si remarkable array of win ¬ ning produce to her credit creditAl Al Kirby was fined a nominal sum by the stewards for his failure to conform to the rules of announc ¬ ing a jockey for Blackie Daw in time yesterday The stewards suspended jockey Pool for five days for rough riding in the first race yesterday lie was held responsible for shutting off David Craig CraigB B A Jones goes to Parnoll Mo where his stock farm is located and will return in the fall with three twoyearolds sind two threeyearolds Mr Jones though breeding on si small scale has sent many winners to the post and has been highly successful this year in resilizing good prices for his two yearolds yearoldsR R L Baker wsis advised this morning that his good filly Rosabel siiid foaled a brown colt by Ogden OgdenI I W Scott lias about concluded negotiations for the transfer of the twoyearold Patches brother to St Bernard for tle reported price of 10000 to A B Gordon acting supposedly for an easterner The colt has shown some highly creditable trials this spring but has only been fcen under colors once on which occasion he performed in green style styleMrs Mrs Payne Whitneys crack filly Red Red Rose has fully recovered from her illness and is again taking her training and msiy be ready to take part in some of the juvenile stakes to be decided sit Latonia LatoniaT T M Murphy this morning sold the filly Move On to Psit Dunne sit private terms termsFormer Former jockey George Mountain who has for the past three years been in the employ of a Chicago packing concern could not resist the lure of the race track and is among the daily visitors He will remain for nn indefinite stay stayW W F Poisons Vulcanite returned today from Baltimore where he ran in the Presikness Stakes As si yearling Vulcanite was regarded by his stable sis superior to Billy Kelly and in trials between the pair Billy Kelly was compelled to take his dust A twenty days siege of steady high fever however left Vulcanite a shadow of his former self and like ¬ wise dulled his speed His owner is confident that lie will regain his sensational form sind intends to continue to try him himIrving Irving II Wheateroft who is still interested in racing despite being engaged in numerous business projects wsis u visitor todsiy todsiyC C M Hendries good racer Rancher made an impressive showing in his first start of the year at Churchill Downs Wednesday He will be a dangerous factor in the handicap division from now on especially over a long distance

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