Four Straight Wins for on Watch: G. W. Lofts Crack Colt Beats Constancy in the Manor Handicap at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-23


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FOUR STRAIGHT WINS FOR ON WATCH G. W. Lofts Crack Colt Beats Constancy in the Manor Handicap at Laurel. LAUIiSL, Md., October 22. The Manor Handicap for two-year-olds, at one mile, was provided as an attraction by the Laurel management this afternoon. It brought out a good field and furnished a stirring contest. Max nirseh furnished the winner in On Watch, which carried the colors of G. W. Loft. Kelsay rushed On Watch to the front and, after opening up an easy lead, rated his mount in front until the last sixteenth, when he had to hustle him to withstand the closing rush of Constancy. The latter finished fast and was only beaten a neck. Incidentally it was the fourth straight victory for On Watch. Billy Kelly showed a return to his best form when he conceded lumps of .weight to some good horses and won the three-quarters of a mile all age handicap in easy fashion. War Smoke, at good odds, won the opening dash, with Legacy and Bar Coy getting the short end of the purse. A close finish marked the steeplechase won by-Quel Bonheur. which beat Northwood by a head after a splendid exhibition of jumping. Rapid Day led all the way ia the third race and held Grandee safe when the latter threatened. Jockey Knapp was susiended for the remainder of the. meeting by starter Milton following his effort on Sun Briar at the start of the fifth race. Papp was placed on the schooling list for his fractious actions while at the post in the same race. Blazes, Capt. Parrs good two-year-old, has been doing so well since his recovery from the slight accident that happened to him that Billy Garth, his trainer, has decided to give him at least one race liefore the running of the Walden at Pimlico next month. Someone has been prowling around a few of the stables at laurel, and last night Esquimau, the three-year-old jumper, well thought of, had his legs severely burned by an application of kerosene aiul caustic. Garth intended to run Esquimau tomorrow, but the kerosene had blistered his legs so that they had swelled to a size making it impossible to run the horse.

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