Thursday at Downs: Startle Scores Impressively in Watterson Hotel Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-16


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. , ; j j | j 1 j | ; j ! i i I I : j | . I | I j ! I j I i j j I j THURSDAY AT DOWNS ♦ Startle Scores Impressively in Watterson Hotel Handicap. Williams Bros. Reputation Accounts for Bardstown Purse in Easy Fashion. ♦ ■ LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 15.— Churchill Downs patrons were offered a well arranged card of seven races today, with the Watterson Hotel Purse and the Bardstown Purse the principal features. The first named was at seven-eighths and brought to the post eleven fairly good ones and resulted in victory for Startle over Dazzler, with Brilliant Cast in third place. It was Startles first winning performance of the year and she raced impressively though Dazzler might I have been a bit closer to her at the finish i but for Thorndykes timidity resulting in | Dazzlers suffering some slight interference from the winner. Thorndykes claim of foul was not allowed. Startle moved into the lead immediately after the start, but was never far enough away to make her victory sure. She ap-! peared to tire some in the stretch, just about the time that Dazzler was making his bid, but near the end she was racing clear again. Brilliant Cast began tiring in the stretch, but had enough in reserve to outstay Chit-tagong. The latter was making his first start of the year and will show to better ad-, vantage at a longer distance. He was one of the first purchases made last year by j Mrs. John Hertz and is said to have cost ! close to 550,000. Williams Brothers good colt. Reputation, added another bracket to his score when he annexed the Bardstown Purse at four and a half furlongs. He raced fca if much the | best of his opponents and led them virtually I from the start. Elsass, saving much ground, j just managed to outstay Elizabeth K., with Abstract, a winner in a former start, racing poorly. ONE FOR E. R, BRADLEY. E. R. Bradley earned a purse when his Breakfast Betle got home in advance of the others in the fourth race, which brought j to the post some platers of the better grade. [t was a three-quarters dash and Breakfast Belle drew away from the others in the last sixteenth, Rocky Mountain finishing second and Sympathy third. The opener, a mile and a sixteenth, produced an upset when The Reaper, carrying1 the Friars Inn colors, led for the entire I way and beat home Muskeg and Quotation. The latter pair were the favored ones and I backed heavily. They were in close pursuit I of the winner, but failed when it came to a hard drive. J. X. Camdens Rothermel was victress of ! the second race in which two-year-old fillies I met. She was pounds the best and won as her rider pleased. Bit O Honey, under hard urging, managed to get up in time to take the place from Fair Vision. Senator Allie W. Youngs Auntie May proved best in the mile dash, third on the card. She took command when Pool got ready but in the stretch she had to be urged j hard to outstay Mistress Mary. John Hoshor finished in third place. The concluding race was easy for Fire- ■ toma, which proved pounds tlte best and j came away in the stretch to win with mucn j in reserve over Devil Girl, with Bye Bye in third place.

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