Cold and Unpleasant: Change of Weather at Latonia is Reflected, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-10


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COLD AND UNPLEASANT Change of Weather at Latonia Is Reflected in Attendance. . Oui Oui Defeats Alice Blue Gown Heupel Star of Afternoon With Three Winners. LATONIA, Ky., October 9. The cold weather which prevailed today was a reminder of late autumn, and the changed conditions were reflected by a decreased attendance. Track conditions also militated against the racing some, the steady ram aince last Saturday night converting tne racing strip into boglike going and proving decidedly unfavorable to the most pronounced mud runners. Because of the severe drenching the original card, was riddled by scratches. The fifth race, a handicap which had been intended as a feature, had to be called off and a substitute race for selling platers was put on to complete the card of seven races. The racing in some instances was highly interesting, several of the finishes producing thrills. That in the sixth race, in which some highly regarded two-year-olds met, was especially close, and terminated in a victory for Oui Oui from the erratic Alice Blue Gown. The latter, in view of her good showing in the Fort Thomas Stakes last Saturday, when she finished a close third to the E. R. Bradley pair, Betty Beall and Bright Tomorrow, seemed to be unbeatable in todays start and she absorbed steady and confident support. Her erratic ways were again manifest, for after appearing a certain winner she suddenly began boring out, with the result that Oui Oui succeeded in the last few strides in passing her and securing the verdict. Jockey Heupel was the outstanding riding star of the afternoon and piloted three of the winners. He inaugurated his success with Charles Henry in the initial race and followed with brackets on the Gallaher racers Sweet Lady and Glyn. DOUBLE FOR GALLAHER BROS. The double scored for Gallaher Brothers was not without anticipation, for Glyn ruled an outstanding favorite and Sweet Lady came in for substantial support, though Portland Urn absorbed most betting attention. Portland Urn showed a good performance, but she could not overhaul Sweet Lady. The favorite, Escarpolette, in the third race had a close call from defeat, though she was pounds the best. Her near failure was due to the inexperience of diminutive T. Brothers, who had the mount. He plied his whip industriously on the mare and failed to keep her head up. with the result she was sprawling badly, but she finally got going fast in the stretch and gaining steadily succeeded in getting up in the last stride to overhaul British Maid, which had shown the most speed from the start. Pumps also came fast near the end and was only a head in back of British Maid and in a fair way to have landed the purse in a few strides more. The substitute race brought to the post nine starters, with the unsound Rekab and Repeater receiving betting attention to the exclusion of all the others. Rekab flattered for three-quarters, but thereafter he vanished from the picture. Sister Flo, coming with a rush just before reaching the stretch and flashing into the lead like, a shot when straightened in the stretch, drew out to win as the rider pleased. Repeater did well to land in second place, with Lady Rachel third. CANTILEVERS SUDDEN RECOVERY. Cantilever showed sudden recovery of speed today, probably the changed going benefiting him. At any rate it was a pronounced improvement over his Saturdays effort in the race won by Sea Court. He won today from Tulsa, with Mormon Elder in third place. Because of his bad action at the post the stewards have directed the further entry of the horse Rapid Stride be denied. Starter. Dade informed the stewards that the horse being a kicker also endangered the other horses. The filly Grace E. was scratched out of the fourth race by the stewards pending further investigation as to her sale to the present owner, G. Mayberry. Grace. E. when last she ran was the property of F. W. Staton, who subsequently was ruled off by the Canada-dian turf authorities. Mayberry has a bill of sale of Grace E. from John B. McKee, the latter showing a bill of sale -from Staton. The stewards wish to determine whether the filly was sold before or after the ruling against Staton. The stable of Edward Seagram, the Canadian sportsman, which was due to reach Latonia Monday morning, has been delayed and Continued on sixteenth page. COLD AND UNPLEASANT Continued from first page. will not arrive until Wednesday. This establishment comprises nine head. Jockey E. Ambrose and C. Landreville, under contract to the Seagram Stable, will reach here with the horses and ride at Latonia during the remainder of the meeting. Frank E. Davis arrived Monday morning with the two-year-old Frelholder and Columbia Miss, the property of Matlack and Dodson of Nashville. J. S. Wallace, entry clerk and presiding judge of the Kentucky tracks will leave for Havana at the termination of the Latonia meeting. He succeeds the late Edward Jasper as assistant racing secretary and placing judge at the Cuban track. General Manager Matt J. Winn was advised Monday that the Xalapa Farm Stable horses, including the good colt Lucky Hour, in charge of trainer Roy Waldron, would reach Latonia Wednesday morning. Reports from the hospital where Jockey Jones is confined were that the rider is still in an unconscious state with an occasional lapse to consciousness. His heart action continues good and there is some hope of his recovery. S. C. Nuckols, Jr., serving as one cf the stewards here, who has been in ill health for some time, leaves tonight for Rochester, Minn. Malcolm Macfarlan, who will serve as racing secretary at Dade Park during the coming ten-day meeting, beginning November 8, was an arrival this morning and will shortly get out the program book of the racing there. Matinee Idol was excused on the statement of Dr. Cann, veterinarian, that the horse was unfit to start. As a result of his unsatisfactory ride on Merchant jockey Connery will never again be astride any horse carrying the J. Mc-Pherson colors, according to the latters statement this afternoon.

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