On His Winning Way: Indian Trail Acquits Himself Gallantly at Lexington, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-23


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ON HIS WINNING WAY Indian Trail Acquits Himself Gallantly at Lexington. E. Pools Overconfidence Almost Robs Charles Henry of Victory Three for W. Perkins. LEXINGTON. Ky., September 22. A superior racing program was somewhat marred by the difficult track, but the ideal weather contributed to bringing out another large attendance. The fields were small, but made up in quality, several of the stars in these parts being among the starters. The public fared exceedingly well and with the single exception of Miss Cerina favorites won with a clock-like regularity, all well supported, as indicated by the short prices that ruled against the different successful ones. The local patrons were enabled for the first time to see the crack Indian Trail in action, and he acquitted himself gallantly and made a favorable impression by triumphing over some highly regarded youngsters. As it was his first start over a heavy track some doubt prevailed as to his ability to negotiate it successfully, but despite this apprehension he was an appealing prospect to the speculatively inclined, who accorded him confident support. He never gave room for anxiety after the first quarter of the race had been traversed and moved into the lead with a rush when called on to win under restraint. He is inclined to loaf after he takes command, but he generally responds tand his riders call. Skeezix was the closest to him this afternoon and he performed well. NEARLY THROWS II ACE AWAY. The outstanding incident of the afternoon came with the finish of the sixth race, in which Charles Henry was an overwhelming favorite, and he was winning easily when suddenly. Pool began easing him up, supposing that Ring Rose, his closest rival, was thoroughly beaten, but the contrary was the case, for Ring Rose came with a rush that almost carried him past Charles Henry. The judges, however, gave the award to Charles Henry. Pool was sharply reprimanded by the stewards for his action of easing the" ho rse before the finish and putting his success in jeopardy. Trainer W. Perkins enjoyed a field day, saddling three of the afternoons winners, all outstanding favorites and easy victors. He inaugurated his successes with John Finn in the initial dash in which he defeated Tuscola and Quince Garden. He followed with Rekab, another from the stable of G. F. Baker. Rekab was in for ?500 with a cheap band, .but there was grave doubt as to his ability to stick it out for the mile and a sixteenth. The soft going helped him and he led for the entire race to win out from Randel and Split Grass. Charles Henry was the third member in the Perkins stable that scored. Miss Cerina, a pronounced favorite in the second race, was the big failure of the afternoon. She was entrusted to Scobies care and A. Wilson, astride Blue Nose, a Bradley representative, outgeneraled and outrode Sco-bie when it came to the final test. CHALMETTE IX TRIUMPH. Chalmette, which suffered injury in the disastrous Camden-Milam fire at this track last spring, graduated from the maiden fanks when she won from seven other fillies starting in the fourth race. Chalmette displayed a fine turn of speed, but also a penchant for stopping after going a half mile. Garner, however, kept her hard at her task and stalled off the determined bid made by Grass Maid. After appearing hopelessly out of it in the first half mile of the last race Merchant gave a sensational display of speed by coming like a whirlwind and running past the others with evident ease to ultimately win in a big romp from Hyanpom and Approval. The early leaders. Trooper, British Maid and Approval, began tiring steadily after rounding into the stretch. Nurture, of which much was expected, proved a fizzle. Stalls have been reserved for the three youngsters that James Rowc will ship here to start in the rich Breeders Futurity Stakes, to be run the closing day, September 27. The colts will arrive .next Sunday in charge of trainer James Rowe, Jr., who will probably ship them to Latonia from here. Mr. Rowe did not specify which of the Harry Payne Whitney colts will comprise the Lexington consignment. The introductory program book, comprising the first eight days of the intended Hawthorne, Chicago, racing, was distributed to owners here and it found immediate favor. Several of the more prominent horsemen, including E. R. Bradley, announced their intention of sending representatives to Chicago for tho racing.

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