Chacolet Winner of Rich Kentucky Special: Victory a Startling Surprise, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-07


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CHACOLET WINNER OF RICH KENTUCKY SPECIAL VICTORY A STARTLING SURPRISE She Scores in Sensational Style, Coming From Last Place to Earn for Her Owner the 9,350 and Gold Cap That Went to Winner In Memoriam Finished Second and ShafHe Along Third LATONIA, Ky., Oct. 6. Chacolet, the imported daughter of St. Amant and Martial Note, that races for Hal Price Headley, was winner of the rich Kentucky Special Handicap at Latonia this afternoon over the best horses, three-year-olds and over, that could ba mustered against her. The race was worth 9,350 to the winner and she ran the mile and three-sixteenths in 1:56. It was Carl Wiedemanns three-year-old In Memoriam that raced to second place and A. C. Bostwicks Shuffle Along saved third from the Rancocas Stables Knobbie. Thus it was that Kentucky successfully disposed of the New York inyasion by taking down both first and second of the rich prize. For the biggest day of the fall racing season there was an enormous crowd out, and it was a representative gathering of sportsmen from every section. There was an uncomfortable chill in the air, but the sport that was offered by the Kentucky Jockey Club made one forget that discomfort and, while surprises abounded all afternoon, the contests wera thrilling. The result of the Kentucky Special was one of the most startling surprises of the day, for Chacolet, a mare that was bred last spring, was considered as being over her head, even though she was in the handicap under the feather of 102 pounds. Hers was a truly sensational victory, for in the running down the backstretch she was last of the sixteen that went to the post, and it was only by coming with a tremendous rush that she ran over the tiring leaders in the stretch to win going away. Walter J. Salmons Vigil, after showing a good performane, came out of the race badly lamed and it is possible that had it not been for this mishap he would surely have shared in the purse division, for in spite of hia mishap he finished sixth. There was considerable delay at the post, but Snyder had the big field off in excellent alignment, and Eddie Kummer at once sent Shuffle Along into the lead. Sande was right after him with Knobbie and he was content to rate the son of Wrack along under a steadying restraint. Actuary raced forwardly and Vigil was closer than has been usual in most of his races. In Memoriam under a steadying restraint was well within striking distance and the others were more or less strung out when the backstretch was reached, with Chacolet last. Shuffle Along was holding to hia lead resolutely and, while Knobbie in back of him appeared to have plenty in reserve, the pace was fast when they went to the quarter in 22 and the half in 45. REMARKABLY FAST RACE. There was little change in this pace when the three-quarters were covered in 1:11. Actuary was first of the leaders to show signs of weakening and as he faltered slightly In Memoriam improved his position. Knobbie was finding the route and the hard track not exactly to his liking and at the head of. the stretch Sande called on- him and he did not respond. Shuffle Along held to his lead with rare courage, after the pace he had set, but In Memoriam was gradually wearing him down in the stretch run. In the last eighth the shout went up "In Memoriam wins !" but it was almost hushed in the making when the navy blue and white sash of the Headley silks were seen charging along on the outside. The mare had worked her way around that big field and she was closing with a rush that was not to be denied. Barrett saw the danger and he rode In Memoriam vigorously. The three-year-old responded courageously, but he had been taking part in too much of that early killing pace and he could not meet the challenge of the mare. Shuffle Along was tiring at the end, as was to be expected after the pace he had maintained, but he readily saved third from Knobbie when the New Yorker weakened badly under the final drive. Then came the Audley Farms Oui Oui, beating the badly lamed Vigil. TJXTEDY ITEVER PROMESIfT. Untidy, the filly that gave Zev such gallant battle in the running of the Lawrence Realization, was .at no time a real contender, and it became more and more apparent that she has not yet recovered from that race. Cherry Pie, her stablemate, was never able to cut any figure and both Whiskaway and Dream Maker were disappointments. It was a truly run race and undoubtedly the fast early pace helped the lightly weighted Chacolet to be winner, but she was good enough to come along when asked and the time hung out was excellent, considering the fact that the day was cold and a wind was blowing. Johnson N. Camden presented Mr. Headley with the handsome gold cup, that was a trophy that went to the winner. The presentation was made with a short speech of congratulations, and all the vast crowd, win- Continued on sixteenth pace. CHACOLET WINS BIG PRIZE Continued from first page. ners and losers alike, cheered the winner lustily when she was returned to the scales. There was a blighting frost came, to beautiful Latonia Friday night that killed the bright flowers that adorned the gardenlike infield, but it still had a beauty all its own with the evergreens and hardier shrubs that had withstood the cold snap and the bright sunshine made one forget the biting chill to the weather. Just before the running of the Kentucky Special several sought vantage points in tho infield and when the horses were called to the post several thousand were there to watch the running. The Gibson Hotel Handicap, in which five noted sprinters met, furnished an outstanding surprise of the afternoon by the failure of . Fair Phantom and the sudden speed recovery of Dr. Hickman. The latter won from the Audley Farm representative, with Best Love leading home Dr. Clark and Braedalbane. Fair Phantom, with her customary style, moved into a long lead promptly. She wa3 pursued closely during the first quarter by Dr. Hickman, but he seemed to be done for after going three-eighths. He came strong when straightened in the. stretch and downed Fair Phantom an eighth out and won handily. Best Love, after a mild drive, beat Dr. Clark, which in turn outstayed the badly tiring Eraedalbane. Upsets marked the initial two races and holiday throngs were successful in their efforts to land on the "long shots." In the opener Reliability gamely staved off challenges long enough to land the purse from Little Hope, with Flower Shop, the favorite, landing in third place. There was some rough riding, which possibly had some bearing on the result. Redwood being a sufferer to some extent. Some anxiety on the part of the backers of the placed three was discernible when the stewards ordered a delay in dis-i playing the order of the finish, as a claim i of foul was imminent. The original placing, 1 however, was not disturbed. 1 Two-year-old maidens started In the sec- ond race, with the first-timer Horgan given the call. He showed a sparkling performance, but just fell short of landing the purse, 1 Batter Up, carrying E. R. Bradleys colors, getting up in tho last stride to beat the McLean-owned colt by a head. Phil McCann landed in third place. Horgan gave Sayno a stern chase in the first three-eighths, but disposed of the Headley filly just before reaching the stretch, where he seemed to have the raco won, but he" displayed greenness and an inclination to loaf near the end. which enabled Batter Up in the middle of the track to get up in the last stride, i Tho Milldalo Purse, at a mile and a sixteenth, brought to tho post a good field, and it resulted in victory for Guest of Honor, which drew away from Lady Madcap in the last sixteenth to win by a comfortable mar-, gin. Lady Madcap bejran well and showed , fine speed, but gradually gave way to the l winners rush near tho end. Belaoni might have been a stronger factor but for being in closo quarters during most of tho way. Lady Madcap was a slight favorite In tho race.

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