Prince K. Repeater: Beats Victore and Oui Oui in a Sensational Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-21


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PRINCE K. REPEATER Beats Victoire and Qui Qui in a Sensational Finish. Green Gold Makes Amends for Fergusons Failure Dimples Aided by Kennedys Ride. LATONIA, ICy., October 20. Prince K., which has figured prominently in his last three starts, was again in the racing limelight this afternoon when he accounted for the three-quarters mile handicap, attracting some of the best two-year-olds here, including the Queen City Handicap winner Oui Oui. A close finish marked the windup, with the fastest time recorded by juveniles in any dash at this distance, the winner running the distance in 1 :12. His margin of victoi-y was only by a nose and it was an extremely lucky success ho scored, for at the weights Victoire was probably best, and his failure was due to being ridden wide, which cost him a tremendous amount of ground. Support was extensive for all the starters, with Indian Trail, Blossom Time, Oui Oui and Prince IC. a bit more favored. Indian Trail and Great Jaz alternated in the lead, with Blossom Time a close follower for the first half. Oui Oui took up the burden when entering the stretfch and appeared the winner an eighth out, but Prince K. loomed up menacingly and when he appeared the winner Victoire came like a streak and, continuing gamely, just missed the victory. Oui Oui held on well and was only a head back of Victoire. Blossom Time retired in the last quarter and Indian Trail seems to have lost all his staying ability, for he quits fast after showing good speed for a half. Perfect weather was again the rule and track conditions were such as to insure good racing. AjSOTIIEU GOOD ATTENDANCE. The attendance was again of record midweek proportions, many visitors to witness the Latonia Championship Stakes augmenting the regular crowd. Close finishes again were the rule in most instances, but favorites were downed steadily. There was, however, ro long-priced winners, good backing being forthcoming for all the successful horses. Tho day began auspiciously for the backers of favorites when Little Black Sheep won the opening dash by a short margin from Avispa, with Topmost in third place. Belle Amie and Valley of Dreams had the call in the second race, but they were both in back of the placed trio at the finish, Lierre winning from Thelma K. and Bedazzle. Belle Amies failure was due to her slow starting. She closed a good gap and with more racing luck in the earlier stages might have been the winner. Ferguson had the call in the third race, but he gave way at the end to Pumps. It was a trying task for the latter and she only managed to get clear during the stretch "run and got up in the last few strides to win. Green Gold made amends for Fergusons failure, for that Florisant Stable racer won after a hard drive with the outsider, Charles Henry. The latter ran exceptionally well over the hard track. Another tender-footed one, Sewell Combs, showed the way for three-eighths, but thereafter his underpinning failed him and he gave away fast. LOCUST LEAVES DEFEATS DIANA. Locust Leaves, a highly regarded one, fought it out with iMana, another well-backed one, and they finished in the above order with the suddenly improved British Maid following the pair home. Dimples, under a capable ride, made good for favorite followers, but it was lucky that she was benefited by a good ride else she would have failed, as she began slowly and Kennedy had to take a desperate chance of slipping her through next to the inner rail at tho last two turns. She outstayed Walk Up in the final drive. Mabel Rule raced well to land in third place. The stewards approved the application for trainers licenses of Louis Thompson and H. G. Woods. Jesse Armstrong, who came Wednesday with the remains of his brother Abe, who died recently in Denver, will return to New York Sunday. Abe Armstrongs funeral was held yesterday in Cincinnati, where the Armstrong family resides. Jockey M. Garner is still in a bad way is a result of the injury to his foot. He contemplates resting this winter and will make a short visit to the home of his parents in Iowa and return to Covington, where he has established a home. He will assist in training the extensive band of horses und;r tho charge of J. C. Milam.

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