Adverse Conditions: Rain and Heavy Track Play Havoc With Lexington Program.; Two Races Called Off and Others Substituted for Them--Escarpolette Wins Narrowly., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-29


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ADVERSE CONDITIONS ♦ Rain and Heavy Track Play Havoc With Lexington Program. • ♦ Two Races Called Off and Others Substituted for Them — Escar- polette Wins Narrowly. LEXINGTON. Ky.. April 28.— More rain prevented the track drying and caused many withdrawals. Two of the originally carded races had to be declared off and two substituted to complete the seven-race offering. Considering the adverse weather, surprisingly large attendance was at the course to iew the racing. All the fields, excepting in the sixth race, were of limited size. In view of the heavy going and the ordinary starters the sport was up to expectations and thoroughly enjoyed. In the absence of a feature, the fifth race, a mile dash, served as the best programmed and it developed a rousing stretch drive and hard duel between Escarpolette, Planet and Llewellyn. Kscarpolette won eventually, but Bate had to be best to do so. She was far back in the first half and came around the others, but. racing wide during the stretch, lost considerable ground. She succeeded in outstaying Planet near the end. Llewellyn would have performed much better under • competent rider. He suffered considerably by interference. Packers of favorites fared poorly in the Inaugural in which they supported the locally owned Clyn. She raced in the lead until reaching the stretch where she began tiring slightly as if short and it enabled Pallot Ptush to draw out a handy winner. Pullet Proof, began slowly and was kicked at the post, which contributed to his failure. He did well to land in third place. Little Visitor was regarded with high favor in the second race for two-year-olds. She 1 m -d disappointingly and failed to get a part of the purse. Kitty Pat, carrying former Senator Camdens colors, winning from Hal Price Headleys Rural Route after a hard drive. The third race in which some ordinary ones met. resulted in a victory for the outstanding favorite Fire Poy. He had to be jw.unds the best to win for he was bunglingly ridden. Bush Puck, hard urged, outstayed Amity Claim for second place. In the first substituted dash, at three-quarters. Paul Mi-ou was the winner after a POOT send-off. Parke, however, nursed him along and the horse, showing a liking for the rough going, disposed of the leaders before reaching the last eighth and won well in hand. l. uaiina. hard ridden, finished in second place and Napoo was third. There w re a dozen starters in the sixth race, with Mary Dear the favored one, but she failed to get a portion of the purse ; Little Jimmy winning out from Sam Mengel, while Little Gypsy finished in third place. There was much crowding in the race, causing interference to most of those in back of the first five at the finish. The closing dash was the second substitute and it r suited in a victory for Kirklevington, with Lady Inez in second place and Repeater third. I.. i i Inez was probably the best, but a faulty beginning caused her to be nearly a sixteenth off trom the leaders for the first half mile.

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