Sweetheart a Surprise: Defeats some Promising Eligibles for Rich Breeders Futurity, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-21


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SWEETHEART A SURPRISE Defeats Some Promising Eligibles for Rich Breeders Futurity. Changed Weather and Track Conditions Contribute to Decreased Attendance, but Do Not Hurt Racing. LEXINGTON, Ky., September 20. Brow-nell Combs two-year-old filly Sweetheart furnished an outstanding surprise by capturing the three-quarters handicap which featured todays program. This race brought to the post some highly regarded juveniles, including many eligibles for the rich Breeders Futurity Stakes, which will have its decision here on September 27. The winner displayed extreme speed and ran away from the others in businesslike style as if much the best She proved herself thoroughly at home in the soft going and the finish found her under restraint and being eased up, winning from Skeezix and Oui Oui, with Bo McMillan and the supposed crack Flowers of Love bringing up the rear. Track conditions were supposedly more to Bo McMillans favor than the other starters and on this account he enjoyed the mcst betting attention, but the. running found, him woefully lacking in early speed and while he closed up some ground during the last quarter his showing was far under his good performances at Saratoga. Changed weather and track conditions prevailed during the afternoon, contributing to a decreased attendance and a falling off in the betting volume. The rain began at noon and continued intermittently while the racing was on. The track was converted into heavy going by the end of the third race. The sport did not suffer to ah appreciable extent as a result of the changing conditions and several of the finishes were close and elicited considerable enthusiasm. Most of the winners had extensive followers. F. J. Kelleys Janku showed a return to good form by annexing the opening race after a drive from Ground-Swell, with Se-well Combs landing in third place. The uncertain Carnarvon was given betting preference in the race, but he was not in a running Continued on sixteenth page. ! ! i ! 1 i , SWEETHEART A SURPRISE Continued from first pace. mood this afternoon and he finished way back. He was claimed by Mrs. It. McGarvey, represented by Ground-Swell, at a cost of ,800. Supcrbum, carrying G. H. Knebclkamps colors, scored an easy victory in the second race from nine other maiden juvenile fillies and over which she enjoyed favoritism. She never left the result seriously in doubt and won well under restraint from Bedazzle and Kitty Carpenter. , J. O. and G. H. Keene took a purse with their Loveliness, which, under an energetic ride, proved best of those she met in the third and won from Escarpolette and Oo La La. Megan was supposedly a formidable factor here, but she displayed a dislike for the going and was far out of it for most of the race. Alameda Girl also had an extensive following, but never figured seriously at any part of the proceedings. De Boncro found track conditions to his liking in the fourth race and also ordinary opposition, which made it easy for him to finish a good way in advance of Crestwood Boy and Pahaska. HARD JOLT FOR SPECULATORS. The sixth race gave the worst jolt that the talent, suffered during the afternoon when Al Stebler and Sam McBride, the two outstanding choices, failed to get a part of the purse. The winner turned up in Ormont, with Dapper Dan and Pat Hampson following him to the finish closely. Smuts was best of the poor band that started in the closing dash, and won easily from Jordan and Mr. Grafter, but his backers were forced to spend an anxious period as a result of Gardners claim of foul against the winner. Smuts repeatedly bumped into Jordan during the stretch, but the stewards evidently held both riders culpable and allowed the race to stand according to its original finish. A number of the horsemen here have signified their intention of shipping some of their horses to the Maple Heights track for the racing there. Translate is back in charge of W. H. Perkins again. He was purchased by D. W. Scott this morning. The program book of the first eight days racing at Latonia was circulated among the horsemen here this morning. Its diversified arrangement, coupled with the liberal purses to all the races, brought favorable comment. Bit of White is expected back here as soon as an available car for her transportation can be had from Toronto. Lon Jones arrived with the horses in his care and they will be raced for the remainder of the period here before being transferred to Latonia. H. Neustetter, who has his horses at Latonia, is planning shipping them to Hawthorne for the Chicago resumption of racing. Whitleather and Lierre were excused by the stewards from starting on account of changed track conditions.

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