Firebrand In Great Form: At His Best Now and Ready to Prove It.; Day of Surprises and Disappointments at Louisville Brings Woe to the Bettors., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-01


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FIREBRAND IN GREAT FORM At His Best Now and Ready to Prove It Day of Surprises and Disappoint ¬ ments at Louisville Brings Woe to the Bettors LOUISVTLLK Ky May 31 Jefferson Livingstons 40000 Firebrand scored his in ¬ itial brackets in the colors of his new owner this afternoon when lie accounted for tlw mile and a sixteenth 2500 handicap which featured tho racing at Churchill Downs Lady Madcap landed in second place and Minto II bent Bonus the only other starter for third money It was the first time that Firebrand ran anywhere near the expecta ¬ tions of his connections his good showing against Exterminator in the Kentucky Han ¬ dicap notwithstanding He displayed high spirit and an eagerness to race this afternoon and thero was no stage of the race that he could not have taken the lead and decisively outpaced his opponents Kennedy however elected to Jteep him under strong restraint directly In the rear of Bonus and when ho called on him a quarter from the finish ho sprinted to tho lead with a dash and con ¬ tinued with undiminlshed stride to the end winning under restraint by nearly two lengths Lady Madcap moved up gamely on tho last turn and stood the final drive game ¬ ly but at no time did she threaten tho win ¬ ner Minto II after having been far back to tho last quarter roused up and began pur ¬ suit of Bonus wearing her down in tho last sixteenth for the smaller portion of the purse purseFirebrand Firebrand was a big favorite his owner remaining over to witness his running Them was a general disposition after tho race on the part of critics to estimate that Firebrand with the gradual Improvement that ho irt showing should bo a dangerous factor in tho decision of the Important fixtures that will have their decision at Latonia during lha coming meeting meetingANOTHER ANOTHER 1JIG CHOW1 CHOW1Another Another big throng was on hand to view tho sport this afternoon and seemed to enjoy their outing The racing however suffered from the poor riding of some of the jockeys here Kentucky is particularly unfortunnto this year in having some of the worst ridera that has been seen at any track Small fields that have been common and will con ¬ tinue for tho remainder of tho meeting la also detracting somewhat from the sport The absence of more contenders in races is primarily due to tho epidemic of influenza that is raging in the stables here There art in the neighborhood of COO ailing horses here hereArarat Ararat is not of the stripe that will stand the gaff and has to race In front to do his best Finding himself unable to get In front of Adonis in the fourth race he gave It up of his own accord Adonis because of his early effort to stay In front of Ararat wasted much energy and fell a ready victim to Rapid Day when the latter came with a pressing challenge in the stretch stretchAnother Another overwhelming favorite to go down to defeat was Montfort Jones Rusticator Ills defeat came in the third race in which maiden twoyearolds contested The finish found him far in the rear having at no tlmo shown much speed Tho winner turned up here in T C McDowells Slanderer which ran a good race for a first out to stay hi forward contention and bo unmindful o bumping that came several times during the race raceSClirFFEL SClirFFEL OF LITTLE HELP HELPThe The sufferer in this respect was Tender Seth but it was to a certain extent aggra ¬ vated by tho weakness of the dlmlnutlvo Scheffel Taylor Hay an extreme outsider brought up in second place after a hard drive with Mayor Carrel one of Harry Payno Whitneys representatives representativesThe The band of fifteen maiden thrceyearoldn that furnished the second race at one milu enabled Grand Daddy to earn his first brack ¬ ets Ills success was attained by a halt length from Flying Prince with Frank Boyd leading the others in third place placeSome Some useful sprinters of the higher class plater variety furnished tha introductory scramble and it resulted In a victory for Ben Bolt ovr Youneed and GroundSwell Ben Bolt was a joint favorite with Illuo Paradise The latter figured extensively la tho running but began tiring fast In tho last eighth Continued ou twcutli page FIREBRAND IN GESAT FORM Continued from first page The outstanang surprise of the afternoons racing came In the flveeishths handicap for twoyearolds tae first time the youngsters have been asked to go this distance The winner turned up in Doages a 100 to 1 shot from the stronglybacked Dream Maker Lack of riding skill was again a potent factor in the result for had H J Burke not taken Dream Maker wide on the turns ho would have been an easy victor instead of suc ¬ cumbing by a nose Dongen from a good beginning maintained a position close to the inner rail throughout and Taylor rode him vigorously Sweetheart might have been dangerous in the race but for being almost left at the post postThe The closing dash furnished another sen ¬ sational finish with Biddledee the winner from Pictor and Bit of Green Plctor was in close quarters through the last eighth and this probably caused his defeat but Bit of Green was best and with an intelligent ride would have won Rob another which was given some betting attention had scant chance under the poorlyjudged ride he waa given givenBy By mutual agreement the contract held by E R Bradley for jockey B Barnes services terminated this afternoon Barnes will ride free lance lanceTwentytwo Twentytwo of the twentyeight horses comprising the E R Bradley stable are in ¬ active as a result of having a slight touch of influenza influenzaNegotiations Negotiations arc at present pending for the transfer of Ararat Tomahoi and a twoyear old by Mose Goldblatt to a local business man intending to race a small stable o horses horsesJockey Jockey Kederis continued his layoff on ac ¬ count of the injured leg he sustained by his fall on College Girl In yesterdays first race

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