Chatterton a Star: Scores Impressive Triumph in Falls City Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-31


view raw text

CHATTERTON A STAR Scores Impressive Triumph in Falls City Handicap. Secondary Feature to Braedalbane- Great Luck in Successful Kentucky Debut. LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 30. The running of the Falls City Handicap, featuring the inauguration of Kentucky fall racing, brought prominently to the front a possible star in Frank J. Kelleys Chatterton, which triumphed in impressive style over the crack Rockminister. This pair of three-year-olds had the race between them all during the final quarter. Lady Madcap and Parader, which had been in the thickest of the fray during the first part, began giving way in the stretch and Rouleau, the stablemate to Rock-minister, as a result landed in third place. There were six starters to contest the ,860 net that went to the winner of the stake that was having its thirteenth renewal. The Monfort Jones pair, prominent because of Rockministers decisive triumphs at Saratoga, were made 4rwhelming favorites, with Lady Madcap also coming in for extensive support. Local followers who had witnessed Chatterton in his training over the track all summer were loyal to his cause. Rockminister at the start moved into the lead, but he was never far in advance of - Chatterton, with Lady Madcap and Parader also close in attendance. Chatterton moved by Rockminister with ease after going half a mile and staying close to the inner rail enabled him to increase his lead when they rounded into the stretch. Scobie, on Rockminister, was having his troubles. The colt would buckle to his task in good style during periods, but for the most part he seemed to refuse to extend himself. At the stretch turn he seemed beaten, but he came again, only to again tire in the last eighth, and Chatterton had no difficulty drawing clear. Lady Madcap had been under restraint for three-quarters, but when Garner called on her she was unequal and barely succeeded in outstaying Parader, which had run almost level with her for the entire race. Kentucky fall racing got under way this afternoon under favorable conditions, considering the threatening weather and the early season to begin racing here. Vacationists are still on- pleasure bent, with prospects of not returning until the racing here has terminated. The showery weather also had a tendency to keep down the attendance. GOOD RACING THE ORDER. The betting was -fairly good, considering depressing times, and will improve when form is better established. The professional following is scant here at this time. The track remained fast, though at times the rainfall was copious, but brief. Good racing was the order throughout, several of the finishes eliciting keen enthusiasm. Braedalbane was made an overwhelming favorite in the secondary feature that brought to the barrier four to contest the three-quarters distance, under handicap conditions. The Desha Breckinridge representative made good, but he had to exert his best powers to outstay Dr. Clark. At one stage in the stretch Braedalbane had to be ridden hard, but he was benefited when Dr. Clark took a swerve to the inside. Pindar Peel was a forward contender and the finish found the trio only half lengths apart. The inaugural race fell to T. J. Pender-gasts Lord Allen, which stole a good early lead and this enable him to outstay Montfort Jones Widgeon. Miss Muffins, the favorite landed in third place. The second race, in which fourteen maidens took part, furnished an upset by the failure of the stanchly supported Chalmette, newcomer, carrying the colors of J. N. Camden Chalmette flattered briefly, but in the stretch quit badly, Who Knows Me winning from Cash and Rencelaw. Another jolt for favorite backers came ir the third race, in which some ordinary platers started, and Lou Widrig made a runaway of it and beat Opulent home, with They Shall Not Pass in third place. Merchant and Gem, a pair that were well considered, ceased to figure in any prominent manner after going three-quarters. Great Luck, making her Kentucky debut,, scored a lucky win in the sixth race and was materially aided in her success by the bolt- - ihg of Alice Blue Gown just before she was Continued on sixteenth page. CHATTEETON PROVES A STAR Continued from first page. taking the stretch turn. The Keene filly was equipped with blinkers in an effort to prevent her running out, but it had no effect. Had she continued running straight she in all probability would have won. Great Luck began--slowly, but came with a rush in the last eighth to down Easter Bells. As a result of an exhaustive trip, being thirty-three hours enroute here from Windsor, Firebrands trainer decided to refrain Ttrom starting him in the Falls City Handicap. The Jefferson Livingston horses got ia late last night. Jockey J. D. Mooney, who recently severed his connections with the Quincy stable, will probably enter the service of Carl Weideman. He will do most of the riding for the stable during the present meeting. Trainer John McPherson is awaiting ad vices with regard to disposition of the Mays Lake Farm horses, which include Marvin May. Starter A. B. Dade stated this morning that steady progress is being made to complete Dade Park, situated midway between I Evansville, Indiana, and Henderson, Ky. Nine stables of thirty-two stalls each have reached completion and more of the same kind of stables are under construction. It is intended to hold a harness meeting over the track to proceed the running races, that will be held, beginning November 8 and to continue until November 18. Trainer Rowe wired this evening to Mose Goldblatt to have five stalls reserved for the horses he intends shipping here to engage in stakes and carry the silks of Harry Payne Whitney. Former Senator J. W. Bailey was among the visitors who attended the opening. Senator Bailey has several horses that will carry his colors. Jockey J. Kederis was the first to suffer from judicial displeasure and was suspended for fifteen days for his rough riding, whilu going to the first turn in the third race astride of Opulent. Captain B. C. Bunbury is saddling the C. W. Clark horses during the absence of Geo V. Barnes, who is still at Saratoga. He sent Stump Jr. to the post today for L. H. Sewell, agent for the Clark establishment. Edward Krugel, auditor for the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, was an arrival from Havana. This is his first trip north in several years. Quin Cegar, of Midway, Ky., assumed the duties of patrol judge for the first time today. He is a native of Midway, Ky., and was appointed to the position by the Ken tucky State Racing Commission last summer W. S. Shout, who has charge of the pari-mutuel department at the Laurel, Md. rac; track was a visitor. He came down to look over the Churchill Downs mutuel plant, with a view to making some improvements at his course.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1922083101_1_3
Library of Congress Record: