Latonia Cup to be Run Today: Exterminator Favorite for the Two and a Quarter Miles Race---Midway and be Frank Do Not Lack Admirers, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-18


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LATONIA CUP TO BE RUN TOD A Y EXTERMINATOR FAVORITE FOR THE TWO AND A QUARTER MILES RACE---MIDWAY AND BE FRANK DO NOT LACK ADMIRERS Once more it is Latonia. Cup day. Once more the long race will be decided over a muddy track, and once more stout-hearted; Exterminator has: come out of the east to essay the task of carrying off its honors again. L.ast,tyeur . us a three -year;-oia, lie won it under the top weight of 121 pounds, but had his troubles in defeating Beaverkill by a nose, with sturdy old plodder Moseowa third. Golding, El Rey and Herald ran unplaced. This year he is to carry thirteen pounds more than lie did in 1918, but he is a year older and amply able to do it. In fact, by the record, Exterminator is one of the best race horses in this country. Good tracks and, bad tracks come alike to him. There is a fair presumption that a horse is not likely to win a great race like this two years in succession, but it can be done, and lias been done. A long wliile ago another famous gelding, Parole, won the Saratoga Cup in 1877, and made no fuss about repeating in 1878. In this there is precedent in favor of such a high-class horse as Exterminator undeniably is. He has good opponents. Midway for a time seemed to have lost form, but Of late he has shown improvement, and a good gallop of two miles in the mud at Laurel a few days ago seemed to indicate lie is ready for the trying ordeal of the Cup race. By nature he is a fast horse, as he demonstrated last spring when he won the Clark Stakes and Kentucky Handicap. He had up 122 pounds in the latter ricli race and Exterminator finished third under 134. So on the basis of that race he now has three pounds in his favor in todays struggle. Be Frank easily established his claim to be a stayer when he won the Latonia Derby. He is not of the class of Sir Barton and Purchase, but is a good colt for all that and a mud runner of high degree. Legal also stays well and is a free runner in such going as will confront the horses today. If Kingozi starts it will be because his owners have some knowledge of his capabilities not disclosed in his racing so far. As a four-year-old he is certainly turned loose in the adjustment of weights. Altogether it seems that the good people who will gather at Ea-lonia are to be treated to a real horse race beforethe ownership of the Latonia Cup of 1010 is settled. The horses carded to. start, color, sex, weight, estimated odds, trainers and owners are as follows: i HORSE. COL. AND-SEX. A. JOCKEY. ODDS. TRAINER. OWNER. EXTERMINATOR CH. G. 4 134 W. KNAPP 6-5 n. McDANIEL W. S. KILMER MIDWAY CH. H. 5 119 H. THURBER..:.. 5-1 W. JENNINGS J. W. PARRISH BE FRANK ..B. G. 3 122 L. ENSOR 2-1 J. S. WARD C. M. GARRISON LEGAL B. C. 3 105 C. ROBINSON .10-1 K. SPENCE W. V. THRAVES KINGOZI .B. G. 4 07 J. MOONEY 100-1 D. HILL SPEYER and GORMLEY

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