Woodtraps Fine Victory: Wins the Rich Kentucky Handicap From Start to Finish.; Ethel Gray Comes from Tenth Place to Finish Second--Upset Never Dangerous., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-22


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WOODTRAPS FINE VICTORY Wins the Rich Kentucky Handicap From Start to Finish Ethel Gray Comes from Tenth TenthPlace Place to Finish Second Upset UpsetNever Never Dangerous LOUISAILLE Ky May 21 The veteran AVood Irap carrying the silks of the Fair Acre Farm I T Mallack was enrolled this afternoon in the list of Kentucky Handicap winners when he led home one of the best fields in the handicap division that could be mustered Montfort Jones Ethel Gray was the runner up with the lightly weighted Jouett following and Ginger victor in the Clark Handicap heading the others The winners margin was a scant two lengths while noses sep ¬ arated his immediately following trio The mile and a quarter was turned in 03 which dis ¬ places Old Rosebuds track record for the distance onefifth of a second The net value of the thece ce to the winner was 12350 12350The The winner was capably ridden by Newton Bar ¬ rett who succeeded in getting away from the post prominently and at once took his mount into the lead thereby escaping interference and also sav ¬ ing much ground He was followed closely in tin early racing y Ginger Jouett and Sterling but always held them safe and they steadily failed in pursuit after going the first mile In the stretch Barrett gave his mount a breathing spell preparing him for the final brush tfiat was bound to ensue but it was an easy task that AVoodtrap had for he continued with nndimintshed stride and he won easily from the fast coming Ethel Gray which got up in the last stride for second place placeHarry Harry Payne Whitneys Upset was again a pro ¬ nounced favorite and it was expected of him that lie would show vastly better at a mile and a quarter than he did in his former race on that occasion of his defeat by Ginger in the Clark Handicap But he raced disappointingly thouch he was again a sufferer from interference This came soon after the start but he recovered well and was in a for word position at the half mile ground but he lost ground steadily afterward afterwardBehave Behave Yourself making his initial appearance since his Kentucky Derby triumph also raced be ¬ low expectations but he was also put to a severe text as a result of interference he met with in the early racing racingNot Not since that memorable May S 11109 when six records were established in the six races run have racegoers in these parts experienced the same thrill of record breaking that they witnessed this after noon Records that stood the onslaught of the bet that have raced over the course in years fell re jKjatedly during the afternoon Most pronounced of all the marks to be shattered was that at seven eighths when T C McDowells Distinction capably ridden had full opportunity to manifest her re ¬ markable speed and she led her oponents by a good margin from the start and came to the finish in l231f which was a second and threefifths better than Flags former mark Distinction is capable of extremely fast racing for she holds to her credit the four and a half furlongs American record of 52 made at I at nia Distinction mastered a good band of sprinters today including Rangoon AVyom ing Courtship and others

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