Clark To Chilhowee: Gallaher Bros.; Derby Hope Defeats Noted Mare Chacolet.; Latter By No Means Disgraced--Cold Weather and Showers Detract From Brilliant Opening., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-11


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CLARK TO CHILHOWEE ♦ Gallaher Bros. Derby Hope Defeats Noted Mare Chacolet. ♦ Latter By No Means Disgraced — Cold Weather and Showers Detract From Brilliant Opening. * KOUTSVIKKK. Ky., May 10.— Gallaher Brothers Chilhowee once more gained a place of prominence among the three-year-olds of 102 4 and retrieved laurels lost as a result of his bad beating by Beau Butler, by triumphing this afternoon in the Clark golden anniversary meeting at Churchill Down True, Chilhowee only had up 100 pounds and the track was sloppy mud, but he performed his task impressively and numbered among his victims the sterling Chacolet, victress over the best that the Kast could muster to start in the .". 000 Pixie Handicap recently run over the Pimlico track. Chacolet finished in second place and her ataMemate, Hopeless, was third. Withdrawals reduced the number of starters to eight, making the stakes worth 1,200 to the Win-lliT. Different tactics than those employed in Chilhoweel last start were used by Harvey today. He kept him under sharp restraint. While Moonrakcr anil startle were making the pace for the first three-quarters, but when freed from restraint Chilhowee sprinted into command without any apparent effort and for the rest of the way held the main portion of the stake safe. Chacolet was by no means disgraced. It was generally held that she could not run in her best form in the going that prevailed. She also had up the steadying impost of 124 pounds. For the first half mile she was far out of it and it did not look as if she would figure seriously. But she came courageously Whaa she Battled down fully in her stride and gradually began passing those leading her. In the last eighth she was still a good way off, but she continued unfalteringly. Chilhowee was in no danger, though Harvey-did not take chanc-s and kept him going. Hopeless made a bid just before reaching the j tr t h. but it was short lived and he tired badly in the last sixteenth. Ten-Bee showed a good pi rformance to land in fourth place. Aloonraker showed briliant speed for three-quarters. That is as far as he appeared capable of going and then retired badly. GAINS DKRBY PROMINENCE. Chilhowee, by his victory, again came into public attention as a possible contender for Derby honors BCXt Saturday. There were times last year when Chilhowee performed as if ho w;us the best colt in the country, then would come defeat for him in hollow stylo by some ordinary youngster. There is no question tint lie possesses high speed, but there has b en ;i doubt aa to his ability to carry it far. J low lie will perform under an impost of 12 j pounds and at the mile and a quarter distance is still problematical. lie showed that lie could race in the mud today. More unpropitious weather for an opening hero would be hard to imagine, old. with intermittent downpours, was the rule for nearly the entire day. As a result of the bad weather attendance was reduced materially and it wis BOWttM near the crowd expected to be on hand. However, it was an enthusiastic gathering in spite of the bleak weather and they seemed to enjoy the racing immensely. ii .vuuuucd on sixteenth yae. CLARK TOJHILHOWEE rontinned from first page. The visitors could not refrain from giving enthusiastic approval and their wonderment over the magnitude of the altered plant. In the throng were many who had visited racing courses in other countries, some of the more world-famous ones. All asserted that Churchill Downs outranks them all in appointment and completeness. While the crowd, considering the bad weather, was of generous proportions, probably 20,000 being present, they were lost in the big plant. There was no crowding or confusion. There was also ample shelter for all under roofs. The public had a good line on the horses and were successful in landing on most of the winners. Favorites and second choices divided the purses, combining profit for the public as well as pleasure. For the first three races the rain held oft and the sun shone flittingly. but a downpour came after the third race and ceased just before the Clark Handicap. It began again after the stake race had been finished and was raining steadily thereafter. In the Falls City Purse at one mile, bringing to the post prospective C.olden Jubilee Derby starters, nine accepted with King lorin II. coupled with Bourbon Boy because of being trained by Pete Coyne and Dudley and Hunter also forming an entry and running in the interest of J. H. Camden. King Oorin II. lias been working in good style and attracted the attention of the smart speculators. He won well in hand after chasing Dudley and Hunter, the leaders, for the first three-quarters. In addition to displaying good performance. King Corin II. showed himself a superior mud runner. His victory this afternoon boomed his stock in the Derby considerably. In the third race, bringing to the post some pood sprinters. Darned brothers and Jones ilide, a frequent winner last year, began her racing this season in auspicious style by a lucky victory over Pindar Peel and Faster Pells. Glides success came as a result of Pindar Peel being ridden wide at the stretch which cost him considerable ground. Glide is also a Derby eligible but it is doubt-lui if she measures up to Derby calibre. , , — , «

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