Improved Conditions: Result in Better Sport and Larger Crowd at the Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1923-11-10


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IMPROVED CONDITIONS Result in Better Sport and Larger Crowd at the Downs. Ten-Lee, Brotherly Love and Princess Doreen Triumph in Sparkling Finishes. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 9. Improved conditions at Churchill Downs contributed extensively for better sport and it likewise was instrumental in bringing to the course many more visitors than were noted yesterday. The race offering also was a better balanced one and it resulted in several exciting contests culminated by extra close finishes that had the big throng in a flutter of excitement. The track dried rapidly under the influence of the hot sun, but it still continued dull and moist in spots. It should be in perfect order for the decision of tomorrows excellent program. The seven-eighths dash that brought to the post some highly regarded sprinters, was the stellar offering and it furnished a victory for Mrs. Viaus colors, carried by Ten-Lec She enjoyed slight favoritism and did not appear too promising during the first half mile when Crayon, Best Love, Pegasus and Dream Maker was leading her. Pool succeeded in rousing her just before she reached the stretch turn and from there on came with great strides and it carried her into the lead and she ultimately won by a safe margin. Heremon, who had been far out of it until the last quarter, secured firm footing as a result of staying close to the inner rail and, under hard urging, disposed of Pegasus for second place. Best love, which is now trained by Pete Coyne, retired badly in the stretch. FINISHES "WITH CYCLONIC RUSH. Brotherly Love gave the best performance of the afternoon. His victory came in the mile and an eighth claiming dash. He beat a fairly good band of platers. It was not so much what he beat as the way he did it. For the first half mile he was so far out of it that it seemed folly to even regard him as having a winning chance, but he suddenly made up his mind to extend himself and he came with a cyclonic rush that carried him by the leaders at a great rate and he won from St. Paul, with Tulalip, the favored one, in third place. One of the best finishes of the afternoon developed with the running of the sixth when Princess Doreen just managed to last long enough to land the first purse that the Audley Farm Stable has won at the meeting. Her margin was a scant head before Beautiful Agnes, with Mali Jong only a head farther back. The trio began their duel a sixteenth from the finish and fought it stubbornly to the end. The Joplin-Koerner combination that frequently figured in racing here many years ago, was again in evidence when Great Luck carried W. K. Itowes colors to victory in the closing dash. "Ted" Koerner, whose comeback has been a remarkable one, rode in all his old-time form and the rousing ride Great Luck got forced her to wear her oppo- nents down steadily and she drew out to win from Aliss Meise and Mistress Mary. Run-quoi and Ten Sixty, the leaders, were sub-I jected to suicidal tactics by their riders and they quit badly in the last eighth. CHARLES HENET LUCKY. Biff entries comprised the fields in the first three races. The opener went to Charles Henry, which, in addition to showing a suddenly improved performance, was lucky to win from Giuseppe. The latter was ridden by Connelly and he had the race won seventy yards from the finish when he suddenly became confused and before he realized it Pool had sent Charles Henry past him to win by a head. Phyllis Louise and "Wilmer the "Wizard fought it out stubbornly in the second, Phyllis , Louise winning by a scant half length. Lexington Maid, after closing an immense gap, landed in third place. Ben Valet, going in his form, showed fourteen others the way in the third, a seven-eighths dash. His was the easiest victory achieved by any winner during the afternoon. Modesty and Sewell Combs fought it out for second place. Tomorrows racing offering here is one of the best that has been offered at a Fall meeting at Churchill Downs and should bring out the full strength of racing enthusiasts. Jockey Garner was an absentee from the saddle toAay on account of illness,

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