F. J. Kelleys Skeezix: Qualifies for Fort Thomas Stakes to be Run Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-04


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F. J. KELLEYS SKEEZIX Qualifies for Fort Thomas Stakes to Be Run Saturday. Florisant Stable Scores a Triple with Green Gold, Ferguson and Kewpie ONeill. LATONIA, Ivy.,- October 3. The three-quarters dash for youngsters, featuring todays card and serving as a preliminary to the Fort Thomas Stakes, to be run next Saturday, attracted a band of nine starters and resulted in victory for Frank J. Kelleys Skeezix, which in addition to showing a good performance was lucky for the entire race. Bo McMillan landed in second place, with In Memoriam third. Skeezix won his race just before entering the stretch, where he slipped through next to the inner rail and took a long lead before the other riders were aware of it. The finish found him easing up and he was two lengths in advance of Bo McMillan, which had challenged gamely in the stretch and overhauled the fast tiring In Memoriam, one of the early pacemakers. Blue Nose should have given the winner a stout argument but for the timidity and poor judgment of A. Wilson. His timidity was manifest when directly in the wake of Skeezix he failed to follow him through and when straightened for the stretch run instead of coming around the tiring leaders he persisted in staying close to the inner rail, with the result that the fast tiring In Memoriam would not allow him to pass and he had to be slowed up to almost a canter and it enabled Bo McMillan and Victoire on the outside to pass him with ease. With a good ride Blue Nose would at least have landed in second place. INTERESTING SPORT PROVIDED. Interesting sport was again the order this afternoon, with several tight finishes enlivening proceedings. The public was in good form and succeeded in landing on the winners with frequency. They began auspiciously when they centered on the Florisants Green Gold and he made good after racing Golden Floss into defeat. The latter disputed with the winner during the early stages, but gave way in the last sixteenth. Royal Dick suddenly found his speed this afternoon and was crowding the leading pair at the end. The poor band of maidens that met in the second race found Michael J. Daly outstandingly best, for he won as his rider pleased from Cruzern, with Interloper in third place. North Tower was regarded as having a good chance, and he had, but Heupel ruined it by racing him into exhaustion and flogging him for almost the entire race. Harry Payne Whitneys Manicure Maid furnished the upset in the third race, which she won after leading for the entire race. Lucy Churchill, another outsider, landed in second place, closely followed by Belle Amie, grouped in the field. Miss Collette, one of the starters here, unseated C. Balls when she stumbled just before reaching the stretch. The same rider came near going down in the opening dash when Birdie G. stumbled at almost the identical spot. FIRST FOR C. W. CLARK. C. W. Clarks colors flashed to the front for the first time this fall when his White Star unexpectedly won out in the fourth race from some fairly good platers. Easte-side finished second and the inconsistent John S. Reardon third. The latter and Auntie May absorbed the attention in the race, but John S. Reardon would not extend himself and Jones, on Auntie May, gave a sorry riding exhibition, almost falling off when he tried to apply his whip to his mount. The Florisant Stable had a perfect score during the afternoon and accounted for a triple victory with their representatives, Green Gold, Ferguson and Kewpie ONeil. Jockey Kennedy shared in the honors by riding two of the Florisant Stable horses and also piloting to victory Skeezix in the feature race. Kewpie ONeils success came in the closing dash, for which he shared with Bullion as the favorite, but in the running Bullion did not cut much of a figure, due to the incompetency of F. Sharpe, who rode him. According to authentic advices from the East both Bunting and Lucky Hour will be here to race in the Latonia Championship Stakes. The meeting of this pair in this race will establish their respective superiority and likewise help to determine the champion three-year-old of the year. John McPherson announced today that he had bought privately from the estate of F. S. Peabody the good sprinter, Marvin May, which hereafter will race in the McPherson colors. Jockey Owens, who rode Normal in Saturdays last race and which was disqualified for fouling Georgette, was suspended for ten days for his rough riding.

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