Latonia Disappointments: Rain Brings Changed Going and Woe to Favorite Backers, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-25


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LATONIA DISAPPOINTMENTS Rain Brings Changed Going and Woe to Favorite Backers. Lightly Weighted H. E. Coleman Proves the Victor in the Coveted Twin City Handicap. i LATONIA, Ky., September 24. Latonia track again presented its usual Saturday gala aspect and attracted its full quota of turf devotees despite, prospects of h severe storm at any minute. Dark, lowering, clouds covered the course throughout the afternoon. The rain of this morning dealt lightly wjth the course, though the going was dulled to a noticeable extent. Neither of the features carded for decision suffered, however, the full complement of originally announced starters making the contests. The Twin City Handicap, over the trying mile an J five-eighths distance, brought to the barrier its ten carded overnight to start, a rare happening in lops-distance racing. It furnished a spectacular and enjoyable race, even if the favorites failed. -Preference here was given the E. R. Bradley pair, Black Servant and Behave Yourself, but the jinx that has hovered about this establishment for seventy-five days, it being that long since the Bradley silks have scored, was again manifest, only in more pronounced form, for the race marked the retirement of this years Kentucky Derby winner. Behave Yourself, at least for this year, as he fell badly lame after having traversed the first injlc. His stable companion. Black Servant, made a game effort to land the race, but his 119 pounds, after having been subjected to a strenuous task of paceniaking from the outset, caused him to tire, and give way in the lnstelghth to the lightly weighted If .E, .Coleman,, in. receipt of an eighteen pounds concession; from Black Servant. Rouleau led the others home, some of which were badly strung out. H. E. Colemans success enriched his owner by ,360. One of the disappointments in the race was Firebrand. Because of recent successes he was given high regard here, and he flattered considerably by racing in prominence for the first mile, but when hard pressed toward the finish he was found badly wanting1, and his complete retirement from contention came in the last quarter. Behave Yourselfs elimination came while lie was apparently going well and more forwardly than is Iiis usual Style. There was every prospect of his duplicating his Derby success until he met with Ills mishap. GUY SCOEES LUCKY VICTORY. Only slightly less interest was felt in the decision of tile three-quarters .handicap, which brought to the barrier one of the most evenly matched fields that has started here in a long time. The entire band of eight starters were in almost a compact group from the start, and racing luck was a determining factor in the result. It favored Guy, which was outrun in the early racing, but was kept close tp the inner rail, saving him much ground on the turn. It enabled him to race into the lead in the last eighth with a great rush. Following him rlosely came Miss Jemima and High Cost, separated by Jnches, and the remainder of the field likewise closely bunched. The Mrs. J. I. Phillips establishment figured additionally in the afternoons proceedings when Pit won the second race. Guy and Pit are brothers, by Leonid Belle Rankin, but gifted with a great dissimilarity of style in running. The former is speedy and with a liking for front running. Pit is of the plodding type, with a rating as a second-class plater, but a serviceable tool. Both were at long odds in their respective races. Chagrin was again in store for those who pin their hope to favorites, for choices were downed, the exception proving to be Carpenter in the third race and he was only held in slightly more esteem than Billy Brush and several of- the others. The upsets were inaugurated with Talismans victory in the initial dash and in which Redmon had tbe call. The latter, due -to swerving out in the stretch, eliminated himself out of second place at least. Pits victory was impressive and lie beat out a fairly good band, which included Nonskid and Alex Jr. Carpenter raced as if best in the third, though lie only had a lengths margin on Jauku at the finish. Louanna carried the Keene brothers colors home in front in the sixth race. Dad was the favorite here and weak riding through the stretch was responsible in part for his failure to get part of the purse. Green Gold in the final race essayed a runaway and at one time in the race had a ten-lengths lead, but lie tired and gave way steadily in the stretch and it enabled Cantilever to get up to win by a head, with Green Gold the same margin in front of Kimpalong, Dancing Spray also fighting it out close up. Jockey Fields was suspended for five days by the starter for disobedience at the post. Sporting Blood showed decided lameness after a work-out this morning. The entire stable of horses under I. Gentrys management will be offered for sale by auction here next Thursday.

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