Fair Phantom Again: Gives Weight and Beating to Fast Sprinter at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-18


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FAIR PHANTOM AGAIN Gives Weight and Beating to Fast Sprinters at Latonia. Disastrous Day for Backers of Favorites Yoshimis Impressive Victory. LATONIA, Ky., October 17. Mcntfort Jones Fair Phantom again demonstrated consistency and good form by winning todays three-quarters handicap, in which she met a fast band of sprinters, conceded them considerable weight and won easily. Gangway was her closest rival at the finish, with Marvin May following. Gangway, with a light impost, was the leader in the early part, but could never get away from Fair Phantom, though the latter was under restraint. Scobie freed the filly some when approaching the stretch turn and she moved past Gangway with evident ease and held him safe thereafter. American Ace figured prominently for half a mile and when much was expected of him in the stretch lie failed dismally and was beaten by Marvin May for the short end of the purse. Cool but clear weather prevailed this afternoon, but the track was deep and holding, largely in favor of pronounced mud .performers and decidedly trying on the others. The horses with the more sturdier riders also had an advantage, for those intrusted to the lighter boys floundered, skidded and sprawled all over the course. It was another disastrous day for backers of favorites, as choices were bowled over with frequency. Their downfall began in the opener when Gammer Gurton failed badly and finished in the rear, the consistent Birdie G. winning from Louanna, with Manicure in third place. Grass Miad was expected to be benefited by the presence of E. Pool in the saddle, but she showed a dull performance and never seriously menaced Valoise and Belle Amie, the pair fighting it out at the finish of the second race. Valoise got the verdict, due to Belle Amie boring out in the last eighth. nTAXPOM DECISIVELY. Hyanpom in the third race was the first favorite to make good. There was never a question of his victory after the field had traveled half a mile and he had moved into the lead. Lord Wrack, holding on well, landed in second place, with Win or Quit following and just saving third place from Pirate McGec. Williams Brothers Pequot furnished the upset in the fuorth race, which he won after a hard drive to outstay Vennie, which in the early stages had threatened a runaway. The sixth race, which brought some of the higher class platers here- together, resulted in an impressive victory for Yoshimi, owned by Mayor Bradley of Lexington. The horse ran much improved under a strong ride by Kennedy and caught the fast-tiring Easteside in the last fifty yards, to win going away. Esteside had been lucky and had shown good speed for three-quarters and was seemingly in a fair way of winning when racing for home, but he began tiring almost to a walk in the last sixteenth. KENNEDY RIDING HERO. Jockey Kennedy was the outstanding rider of the afternoon for; in addition to piloting two of the afternoons winners, he finished second on three occsions and once third. The closing dash found Sister Flo showirig an acrobatic performance and winning from Tulsa after a hard drive. Escarpolette might have been the winner here but for being ridden wide in the stretch, entailing a big loss of ground. John S. Reardon was claimed by W. E. Nestlehouse for ,100. E. L. Fitzgerald arrived from Hawthorne with his stable, which comprises among others Sirocco, Different Eyes, Haman, Brother John and Cuba Encanto. The horses will be raced here during the remainder of the meeting and transferred to Oriental Park on the Havana special. Belle of Elizabethtown and Flycast, the property of Tom Jloeffler of Louisville, will also be dispatched on the Havana special. They reached Latonia Tuesday from Chicago. Harry Morrissey, starter on the tracks under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Racing Associations, was among todays arrivals. Ho is at Latonia in the interests of the Tijuana winter meeting. J. L. Keating arrived from Hawthorne with the horse Fernandos, while John Mas-terson got in from the same track with Ring Rose. His old campaigner Honolulu Boy was sold at Hawthorne. Recent arrivals from Maple Heights include L. Thompson, who brought Ollic Palmer, and C. O. Smith, who brought Mary Maxim and Capo Pillar, tho property of McKinney and West. Thomas J. Monahan, president of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, and a per- sonal friend of manager Matt J. Winn, will be the latters guest Saturday to witness the running of the Latonia Championship Stakes. Montfort Jones and B. B. Jones were among the arrivals this morning and will remain for some time. T. C. McDowell met with a painful injury this morning when he was unseated from his mount while supervising the training of some of his horses. He fractured one of his toes and was kicked by Distinction when the fall came. J. Umensetter, owner, was fined 0 for assaulting jockey Albert Pease while in the paddock. Pease, who also acts as attendant, was late in arriving at the paddock with one of Umensetters horses.

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