Mud at Churchill Downs: Rain Descends Again and Spoils the Fast Improving Track, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-31


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MUD AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Rain Descends Again and Spoils the Fast Improving Track. Col. Taylor Victor in the Feature Jockey Robinson Adds Three Winners to His Score. LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 30. This afternoon In the three-quarters handicap, which brought to the post a quintet of good sprinters, Boyle had the mount on Col. Taylor, and giving, him free rein lie dashed into a lead of a half dozen lengths in the first half mile, this, too, in going supposed to bo against him. It was well that lie had taken the long lead, for he began tiring fast in the last eighth, but had just enough speed left to outstay Major Parke, which finished in game style. War God succeeded in outstayins Merry Princess for third place. The latters showing was below her good race of u former recent start, but it was probably due to her slipping badly just as the start was effected. "War God was the supposed good tiling in the race, but after looming up menacingly in the last eighth he dropped back beaten. T. Murray early this morning announced that he would absent himself from the saddle for the rest of tlie meeting here on account of physical disability. Mud racing was again the order here, intermittent showers of this morning converting the course from good condition. During the afternoon, following tho running of the opening race, the rain was steady. Jockey Robinson again starred with three winners and, with a bit more alertness at the post in the JJilrd rupe.vwould have won with Lorraine, which. aH a result; of her dilatory post tactics, "suffered defeat by a scant neck in a race in which she was best. Her conqueror was Dr. nicknian, an extreme outsider carrying the colors of G. M. Hewlrie and he showed an impressive performance, taking the jump on the good colts that started and, opening a big lend, had enough in reserve to outstay the fast coming Lorraine. The Hendrie colors made it a double for the afternoon when Salvo, landing the fifth race after a punishing drive to outstay Ccrinus. The duel between this pair was of the rousing order, both racers going almost as a team for the last three-sixteenths and the winner only being determined in the last few strides. Hackers of favorites were in trouble during the afternoon, not a choice excepting Madge F., being successful. Guy began their downfall and it culminated with Hondo in tho final race. The latter was cut down while going to the first turn and eliminated from further racing for some time. Hobinson inaugurated his successes this afternoon with a victory on James Foster in the opener and followed with wins on Madge F. and Reveler.

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