Blossom Time Wins: Proves Her Superiority over Best Fillies of the West, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-17


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BLOSSOM TIME WINS1 1 Proves Her Superiority Over Best Fillies of the West. ■ ♦ Lester Docter Sold for Big Price After Impressive Victory — Oil Man Triumphs. « LOUISVILLE. Ky., May 16.— The crack three-year-old fillies in these parts met this afternoon in the feature race, a dash at sevene-ighths, and E. R. Bradleys Blossom Time, piloted by Lyke, easily proved her superiority by leading from the start to score an easy victory from the outsider Tip Toe Inn, with Alice Blue Gown landing in third place. It was the first time that Alice Blue Gown had been a starter this year. Dust Flower, anotber highly regarded one, also was making her debut. Both raced as if they might be a trifls? short and should be benefitted by this race. Blossom Time displayed her usual high order of speed and moved into a good lead promptly. Lyke, finding that her most formidable followers were not able to keep up. took a restraining hold on his mount until the stretch was reached, where he hustled her along some. Miss Cerina and Alice Blue Gown alternated in second place until reaching the stretch, where both began tiring and gave way to the outsider Tip Toe Inn, which, continuing in steady fashion, landed in second place. Alice Blue Gown had little difficulty outstaying Miss Cerina for the shorter portion of the purse. Dust Flower never figured seriously and indicated a dislike for the stiff going. A reminder of winter is still here, it being the coldest of the meeting. The threatening weather presaged another downpour, but no rain came during the afternoon. The track was in the worst condition it has been at any time this year and was suited to the most pronounced type of mud runners. BIG CMWB BRAVES ELEMENTS. Considering the bad weather and track conditions it was marvelous that an attendance of the immense proportion should be on hand to view the sport. In the throng were many first timers — visitors for the Derby. Interest in the racing was vast, though nothing outstanding developed and winners scored easily. In the two-year-old dash preceding the feature P. T. Chinns Lester Docter, a winner at Lexington, repeated his good effort of his former start and beat out King Tut, another highly rated one, with Sunspero in third place. Orlox was the favored one here, but he was done after reaching the last sixteenth. Lester Docters performance was so impressive to Benjamin Block that he bought him immediately after the finish for a big price. The colt will continue to be trained by C. E. Patterson, his present handler. A thrilling finish came in the opener, when J. C. Ferris Hadrian, managed to get up in the final stride to beat home Glyn. Hadrians success was due to his saving ground at the stretch turn, where Glyn and Colonel Baker went wide. Colonel Baker displayed fine speed in the race but he began boring out during the stretch and was headed by Glyn in the last sixteenth. The latter appeared the winner until the last strides. Peggy O. was given the call in the second race, but J. S. Ward again upset an intended coup as he did in the case of Nivlag yesterday, with Malt, for Pest took Peggy Os measure during the duel that developed in the last eighth. Another favorite went down to defeat in the third race, when The Wit romped home, beating Nurture and Walnut Hall. Attorney was the favored one here but he gave way in the stretch. Oil Man, making his initial appearance here and ridden by the unknown It. Bauer, led for the entire way in the sixth race and beat out Pumps, with Kinburn landing in third place. Oil Mans performance was a good one for the incompetent jockey allowed him to run out at the first two turns. ♦

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