Startle Triumphant: Takes the Churchill Downs Feature Race in Easy Fashion, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-27


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STARTLE TRIUMPHANT • ■ ■ Takes the Churchill Downs Feature Race in Easy Fashion. ♦ Pleasant Weather and Fast Track Brings a Big Crowd to View Excellent Racing. ♦ LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 26. — One of the best Monday cards offered at the present meeting found generous response from turf enthusiasts here, resulting in a great crowd being on hand to view some interesting races, featured by close finishes. Improvement in weather and track conditions enabled some of the better grade horses to make the contests. On the whole, it was the best racing offered, excepting on stake days. The outstanding feature was the Crescent Hill ,000 Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth, and it resulted in a victory for Startle, which displayed a return of her best form. She led for the entire race and won easily from Rinkey, with the favorite, Pa-rader, in third place. Startle never left the result in serious doubt. She took the lead immediately after the start and, maintaining j j : an even and fast pace, led the others through- j out, and was under restraint at the finish. The newcomer, Knobbie, was a close at-1 I tendant for the first three-quarters, but was j I a tiring fifth at the end. Rinkey, one of the ! : prospective Kentucky Oaks candidates, raced j I well under the light impost and came resolutely in the stretch, but could not overhaul | ! the leader. The favorite, Parader, made a rush on the stretch turn, but tired and barely saved third place. FAVORITES FARE POORLY. Backers of favorites fared poorly, some of j their most pronounced choices failing them badly. The severest losses they sustained came in the fourth race, the secondary feature, when Braedalbane followed the consist-; , ent Buster home. There was an especially liberal price about Buster, due to the exten- | sive backing for Braedalbane. : The two-year-old dash, in which some highly regarded youngsters were the starters, I j resulted in victory for Bolivar Bond over Special, with Modesta in third place. The placed trio were the only ones that were dear of the interference that came at the | | first turn. George De Mar was one of the i ! principal sufferers from the crowding and he was forced far out of it and came in the stretch with a great rush to just miss getting : up for third place. j The mile race for platers furnished a vie- ! tory for Norseland, which won somewhat J handily after wearing down Annie Lyle in , the first three-quarters. The earlier stages I j of the race had been dominated by Hunter, but he was stricken with a hemorrhage after i , going half a mile and was dismounted before reaching the stretch. Hunter eliminated Annie Lyle, took the lead, but she was displaced by the winner just before they j rounded the stretch turn. Shindy, an outsider, I finished in third place after going I ! prominently for the entire trip. Annie Lyle i j was claimed by O. Torrell at a cost of ,100. ■ BRAEDALBANE DEFEATED. I j Braedalbanes defeat in the three-quarters purse race was the outstanding upset of the afternoon. His defeat was accomplished by I I Buster. It was the latters third successive victory. Braedalbane finished in second j i place and Bright Tomorrow landed in third I J place. The bad acting Great Jaz again had] I the best start and, coming across the others, • forced several of his nearest pursuers to be in close quarters. Bright Tomorrow was ; taken back to go around and it spelled a j [ big loss of ground for him. Braedalbane also il went a trifle wide into the stretch whereas! , Buster stayed close to the inner rail and he passed Great Jaz in the stretch to win with something in reserve. Bright Tomorrow : j showed a fine effort to finish in third place, j The colors of Desha Breckinridge, well-known • publisher, scored their initial victory here when his Naughty Nisba got home in . . advance of seven others that tried conclusions i in the opener. The filly was a popular favorite and, energetically ridden by Parke, she i beat Bobbie Shea and John Q. Kelley in an l interesting finish. Howard Oots made it a double for the i afternoon when Miss Jennie, a stable companion • to Norseland, scored a lucky victory in the sixth race over Cream Puff, with Fanny • de Coursy finishing in third place. The I finish was of the close variety and some thought that Cream Puff had got up to win i in the last stride. Star Girl, which had been ; given considerable tacking, showed herself to probably be of the non-staying type, for she quit badly after racing into the lead soon i after the start. Miss Jennies victory marked I the third winning mount that L McDermott C piloted during the afternoon. Lugs was much the best in the closing race I and won after overcoming much interference. War Irize overhauled Privilege in the last seventy yards. Jouett was left at the post. .

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