Exodus in Triumph: Takes the Churchill Downs Feature in Easy Fashion, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-29


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EXODUS IN TRIUMPH » Takes the Churchill Downs Feature in Easy Fashion. Weather Hot, Track Heavy and Patronage Excellent Despite Lack of Star Racers. » LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 28.— Sultry weather and a heavily clouded sky, presaging more rain, were a part of the racing conditions at Churchill Downs this afternoon. The track was heavy, but improving steadily as the afternoon progressed. Because of the track conditions, the fields continued small and made up of starters with a pronounced ability as mud runners. The attendance continued up to its former standard and the racing was again interesting. Favorites and second choices were successful in most instances, resulting in profit for the backers who confine their support to the horses with major following. The three-quarters handicap for a purse of ,S00 was the most prominent race on the card and it brought to the post seven highly rated sprinters. It resulted in a victory for the Greentree Stables Exodus, making his first start on a Kentucky track this year. He was benefited by a good ride that Corcoran gave him and he drew away in the stretch to win in a canter from Bourbon Boy, with Ten-Lee a short distance in back. Pools riding of Ten-Lee was amateurish and the mare swerved repeatedly. Baffling was another that was ridden with poor judgment and might have been in the thick of the fight with better riding. LOUIS RUBENSTEIX EAST Wllllli Louis Rubenstein, which had figured consistently in recent races but had failed to graduate from the maiden ranks, finally succeeded in leading home a fairly good band of two-year-olds and won easily from Mr. j j lepp, with Annihilator in third place, Parke I ! rode the winner hard from the start and sue-j j ct-tded in keeping him going at a fast pace j j for the entire race. He shook off Mr. lepp | in the last eighth and won with speed in 1 reserve. Mr. Pepp had to be ridden hard ■ near the end to outstay Annihilator. J T. I. Hayes Moorfield, a winner in his , previous start, repeated in the third race I j when he beat Pretty Politician home by a ■ j small margin after a well-sustained drive in the stretch and getting up in the last few strides. Annie Lyle finished in third place. Pretty Politician set the pace in the early running, but closely followed by Moorfield. The latter gained steadily in the stretch and caught Pretty Politician tiring in the last few strides. Annie Lyle had no difficulty in beating the others for third place. FOUR FINISH NOSES APART. The opener produced a sensational finish. In which four in the field of nine concluded the race noses apart, with Winding Through I | scoring a lucky win from Sequel, with Hullo j j in third place and Napoo following. Wind-j ing Through had been the leader from the j start and had a clear course, but tired near , the end and just managed to last it out. Sequel had begun slowly, but closed a gap and was poing fast at the end. Hullo was probably best, but her inexperienced rider was of little help to her and she suffered additionally by Sequel leaning heavily against her in the last eighth. John Q. Kelly proved a disappointment and raced far back during the entire race. Dustabout, at prohibitive odds, won the fourth race, a mile dash, from Welcome, with| Privilege following. Lyke kept Dustabout1 close to Privilege in the early running andl tK k the lead when straightened la the s stretch. He was shaken up some near the! I end, but had no difficulty in withstanding ■ the challenge made by Welcome. Privilege : began tiring after reaching the stretch, butj . | was not seriously menaced for third place.! ! United Verde, a one-time crack, was ex-j j pected to figure in the race, but he was far ■j l :ick for the entire way. The sixth witnessed the defeat of Captain i Hal, a pronounced favorite. Abstract won i this from Fanny de Coursy, with Beulah I Stone in third place. It was a poor contest, , : furnishing a series of happenings. Captain I Hal was away poorly and raced to the others i before reaching the stretch, but at this point he began swerving and McDermott began easing him out of contention. Fuo, another • starter, bolted across the track in the stretch and unseated his rider. Williams Brothers added another purse to their account, but it was a lucky one, for •i Quesada. who finished second, should have ! beaten Opulent, but Mergkr was too weak to j do him justice. Opulent, from a Rood beaming ■ j led for the entire race and under pood li riding managed to teach home a short length i in advance of Quesada. Flying Prince, one of the extreme outsiders, finished in third place after having closed an immense gap in the i] Inst quarter.

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