On Watch in Great Form: Easily Defeats a Band of Good Handicap Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1920-10-19


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ON WATCH IN GREAT FORM Easily Defeats a Band of Good Handicap Horses. i Latonia Card Outside of the I Feature Devoted to the Humbler Class of Racers- BY 3. L. DEMPSEY. LATONIA, Ky., October 18. George "W. Lofts Qn Watch, the crack three-year-olds son of Colin Rubia Granda, qualified handsomely this afternoon for his engagement in the rich Latonia Championship Stakes, to be run next Saturday, by an easy victory in the mile and a sixteenth purse of ,000, which featured todays card, incidentally covering the distance in 1:44, the fastest it has been run here this year. Ginger, landing in second place, and King Gorin just headed Sway for third money. Sterling and Flags were the other starters, but Flags eliminated himself at once when he bolted and pulled up before reaching the judges stand in the first round of the course. Contrary to expectations, Lyke, riding On Watch, rushed his mount into the lead at once and, setting a fast and steady pace, held sway for the entire way. Sterling and Ginger alternated in second place until the stretch turn was reached, where. Sterling began tiring and Ginger had no difficulty in outstaying -King Gorin. Sterling was worked out the mile and a half, covering the distance in 2:34. Aside from the feature race, the remainder of the card offered for decision this afternoon was de-cidely without merit, horses of the cheaper grade Jiftlnsr. realleiLjpji.tQluuiisU .tlie- contests, ..TJjgjHStJtt , hgxyever, was interesting ami several of the tmlshes ypre of be rousing character and highly entertaining to. the unusually big throng. The opening scramble, in which Sand Bed was favored, resulted in a victory for Pyx, the first scored by W. F. Poison at this meeting. His success was attended with considerable racing luck, for had Eyes of Youth, which finished third, not thrown her rider and galloped away an eighth before the start and got away more advantageously lti addition to suffering much loss of ground by coming wide into the stretch, she would have probably been the winner. Columbia Teun was favored in the second race, but the heretofore non-staying Refugee II. just managed to stick it out to win by a head. Docod was forced to stand a terrific drive to overhaul Dancing Spray in the last sixteenth. PEPPERY POLLYS CLOSE WIN. Social Star, another member from the Lloyd Gentry stable, was given the call in the fourth race and figured in a sensational duel with Peppery Polly unit Ring Rose, but couTd do no better than land in second place, Peppery Polly winning by a nose. , Billy Barton, which in a preceding start never figured prominently, showed a vastly improved form under the energetic tactics of Pool and he won the mile race in easy style from Mr. X., with Lou Widrig in third plate. There was a bad mixup on the first turn in the race and in which several of the expected contenders suffered. Jockey. F. Paul was held at fault for the crowding on the first turn in the sixth race and was suspended by the stewards for ten days for his rough riding. Trainer James Rowe viewed On Watchs per- formance with a great deal of interest. Jockey Ambrose will ride John P. Grier in the Championship Stakes and Coltiletti will have the mount on Damask. Mose Goldblatt, represented in the sixth race by Whippet, claimed the winner, Billy Barton, for ,700. The temperamental Mack Garner, whose riding at tills meeting has been anything hut brilliant, suddenly decided on forsaking the saddle and, before going to his home In Centerville, Iowa, yesterday announced that he was through riding for all time. He. will probably be back at Churchill Downs. Marshall Bros. horses are duo to arrive tomorrow from New York, where they have been racing. J. Brown arrived yesterday with his horses that luive raced on Canadian tracks through the .summer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords passed through on their way to Lexington, where they will inspect several youngsters that they intend to race next year.

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