Surprise after Surprise: Public Finds it Difficult to Pick Winners at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-17


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SURPRISE AFTER SURPRISE Public Finds It Difficult to Pick Winners at Laurel. i Even the Great Billy Kelly Fails His Many Admirers Midway Sent to Latonia. LAUREL, Mil., October 10. An all-aged handicap nt three-quarters, which was provided as an attraction at Laurel this afternoon, furnished a surprise, W. L. Martins Camoufleur coining from behind and easily passing the odds-on favorite, Billy Kelly, in the stretch drive. The latter, which was making his first start since he bled so badly in a recent work-out, was heavily supported by the public. He showed his usual great speed and set a fast pace for a half mile, when lack of condition told and he tired, leaving Camoufleur to draw away into an easy lead. Hilly Kellys defeat was not the only surprise of the afternoon; rather it was a day of surprises, and a disastrous ine for the backers of favorites. Pride of India was the choice in the opening dash, but the Porter colt was eliminated when he stumbled and fell rounding the far turn, Dnke John falling over him. The winner turned up in Peregrine, which beat Little Ed in a rousing finish. Smithficld and Flare were given the call in the steeplechase, but Max Meadows took their measure, although hard pressed by Flare at the end. In tin following race Cock o the Main was the disappointing favorite, the Johnson three-year-old being always outrun, while the neglected Torquato II. easily accounted for the race. Another outsider to score was Search Light III., which ran away Jfrom. Jlis, opponents in the. .final race, of .the after;t noonf: Frank Monroe and John " of Arc -were the only first choices to win, the formers victory coming in the fifth and the latters in the following race, both winning easily. The condition books of the Havana meeting, which were distributed among the horsemen by Dr. Ashe, met with general approval, not only from those who are shipping to Cuba, but by those who contemplate going to New Orleans. From present indications the meeting at Oriental Park will be a banner one. KNAPP TO BIDE EXTERMINATOR. Midway and Escoba, owned by J. W. Ward, were shipped along with Willis Sliarpe Kilmers Exterminator to Kentucky last evening. Exterminator and Midway were sent to Latonia to run in the Latonia Cup, the two-mile and a quarter race, to be run on Saturday. Knapp has gone on to ride Exterminator in the Cup and Thurber will leave tonight to ride Midway. The latter horse worked two miles for the race between races on Wednesday, going the distance in 3:57. He had Thurber up and was only cantering. Exterminator will be shipped back to Laurel immediately after the race. The Kilmer horse will have to carry 134 pounds in the Latonia Cup, which he won last year. Capt. Hal Parrs good two-year-old Ulazes has been given a let-up in his training owing to a slight Injury the colt received a few days ago. While working Ulazes struck one of his front ankles and the slight wound became infected. This injury will keep Itlnzss from running in the proposed special race for two-year-olds. Capt. Parr said yesterday that it is doubtful if Blazes will race again this year. He values the son of Wrack more highly than any two-year-old lie ever owned. Lewis Garth shipped three of his own yearlings to Laurel to give them their final trials. They are all by the horse Berilldon, which he owns, and in their trials at Benning showed good speed. All are good lookers. Uerilldon was winner of the Lincolnshire Handicap in England, in which he beat Wrack. He broke down while training for the Manly Memorial three or four years ago. Commander J. K. L. Ross, after a short absence in Canada, returned to his country home near Laurel to remain for the remainder of the Laurel fall season . J. W. Healy has sold the jumper Crest Hill to J. Howard Lewis. A

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