The Latonia Championship Favorite: Mad Hatter, Comparatively a Fresh Horse, Has a Great Latonia Championship Chance By, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-04


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The Latonia Championship Favorite Mad Hatter, Comparatively a Fresh Horse, Has a Great Latonia Championship Chance by Reason of His Performances By EXILE As it so happens the names of a number, audi as Sir Barton, Purchase, Over There, Hannibal, Thunderclap, are missing in-this list, the first yeiir of its running, from the list of those eligible to start for the one and three-quarter miles Latonia Championship Stakes, which, by the way, is tho richest of all races to be run on the North American continent this year, the conditions of the Championship Stakes are designed with the object in view of bringing together the best, and as a means whereby the now much-vexed question of three-year-old supremacy can be solved. As matters stand it is almost providential that no one horse dominates the situation and for this reason alone a really good bora; race is certain to result. Interest, too, increases, because of the uncertainty as to the ability of any one of those from which the field must come to well carry weight and maintain his speed over so far a distance as one and three-quarter miles. An attempt therefore to find the winner by the pedigree route may not be altogether unintcrcstiag. Thanks to the courtesy of Manager Winn I am able to write that tho field will come from the following: The east can be represented by Mad Hatter, Lord Brighton, Balustrade. Cirrus. Polka Dot, Somewhere in France, War Spirit, Ticklish, Rapid Day and King Plaudit, while the west must rely on Constantine, Vulcanite, John O., Texas Special, Linden and Sway. All is not well, I understand, with the Futurity winner of last year, Dunboyne, and his name therefore must be stricken from the list of probable starters. In making , an effort to find the winner it is well enough to bear in mind the fact that horses cannot go, on, forever -and llierace.will be jwonat -least in iuyopIuibn, bya comparatively fresh horse." Beginning with the easterners there is the fresh horse Mad Hatter, which son of Fair Play has only thrice faced the starter this year. On his first appearance during the Belmont -Park autumn meeting Mad Hatter ran a more than creditable second to an old one in Jock Scot, and a few days later at Aqueduct beat with all ease War Drive and Elmendorf, running his mile in the quick time of 1:37. In his third essay the colt easily beat the flying Audacious, one and one-sixteenth miles, at Jamaica, September 29, in 1:43, a fine performance. Mad Hatter is bred to carry weight and race with success over any distance. Fair Plav, his sire, could run both fast and far, as his victories in the Brooklyn Derby, Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes and Lawrence Realization bear eloquent testimonv. Rock Sand, sue of Mad Hatters dam, Madcap, won tho English Triple Crown and was also first home for the one and three-quarter miles Jockey Club Stakes. Merry Hampton, sire of Merry Token, won the Derby, and Mizpahs siro, Macgregor, the lwp Thousand besides. Mad Hatter comes of a line which has ever been productive of manv aud good winners, and this the family of Lady Violet, Water-yale, Vulcain, Lord of the Forest, Lord of the Vale, Margrave, etc. Mad Hatter, too, is bred as is the champion, Man o War, by Fair Play, dam a Rock Sand marc, and is also bred on the same plan of mating which in the past has resulted in the production of many of the best. Fair Play is of Matchem descent and Madcap strains to Eclipse and sufficient strains of Herod, via Lexington, Kingston. Thormanby and Macaroni, are introduced to well balance up the pedigree and failure on the part of Mad Hatter can in no way be ascribed to his lackof good.lireedlng. v----.-.. Here is Mad Hatters pedigree: I Australian 11 J West Australian 7 M ... Emilia 11 e tSpcndthrift chestnut, ltio j Acrolitc j Eexinston 12 H tFlorine , , , H . IJ11C T, or i King Tom w ,P!n,10,,0 ot 3 E Cinderella J I ...-.21 Tomahawk ... 3 1 Mincemeat .sh f a - I Manila J Brown Bread ..... 15 E Ch s i Tartlet 21 E -5 f Bend Or 1 I Doncastcr : u Stockwell 3 e a 2 Marigold 5 E 2. fa -g Fairy Gold. 0 I chestnut chestnut. li77 t.S77 1 f Kougo j Thormanby 4 H g chestnut, 1S00 I , Ellen Home 1 E I o I Dame Masham . . o J Salliard 13 j MaviT. . ;:;:;:;;:;;;;;if H S J i Paulino J Hermit n E W 1 Lldy Masham 0 M P b r Sainfoin 2 j Springfield 12 j St Albans 2 E S S , Rock Sand.. 4 J dlCHtllut- 1SS7 Sanda J WcnloV 7."J4 E brown. 1000 1 , , . a"da.1 - E -ro . St. Simon 11 J Galopin 3 e w S . Uoquebruue .... St. Angela 11 E . . I St. Marguerite ... J Hermit r, E I. g " V? I Devotion 4 E S I Flageolet 0 J Plutus 15 E I Rayon dOr .:. . 3 La Favorite 0 E Lady Madge. 4 J chestnut, 1S7G I Araucaria j Ambrose 10 E . , . ,.,.. S I Pocahontas 3 H chestnut, lfeJo , ,xlic ln u.sci...i8 j Hreadalbane 10 E l Lady Margaret.. 4 -J Ellermire 18 E j Lady Rosebery ... i Kingfisher 12 H ..,,.,.,. Lady Blessiugtou 4 E Imported. fNo family number.

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