Easy for Moonraker: Carries Greentree Stable Silks to Victory in Inaugural Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-04


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EASY FOR MOONRAKER » Carries Greentree Stable Silks to Victory in Inaugural Handicap. • Chilho wees Chances Ruined By Being Unprepared at Start — Good Attendance. ♦ LATONIA, Ky., June 3. — The Greentree Stable had the distinction of annexing the first stake fixture of the Latonia meeting when Moonraker, ably ridden by J. Corcoran, won in hollow style from Audacious, with Glide in third place and Chilhowee fourth. There were only six starters, thirteen of the original nineteen in the overnight entries declining the issue. Moonrakers share of the stakes amounted to ,720 net. Audacious received 00, Glide 00 and Chilhowee 20. Moonrakers victory was somewhat of a surprise. He was coupled with Rinkey and came in for some attention, but his most ardent supporter did not dream that he would win as easily as he did. The start found Chilhowee unprepared and he was away in the wake of the others, with Moonraker off in full stride and quickly taking command by a wide margin. Chilhowee was rushed at an exhaustive pace and followed Moonraker closest, with Audacious next and Glide far out of it. Chilhowee made a determined effort to go into the lead just before rounding into the stretch, but his earlier efforts caused him to fail badly. Moonraker, continuing with steady stride, drew out in the last eighth after Chilhowee began weakening and had the race won in the last sixteenth. Audacious raced gamely under his heavy impcst, but was steadily giving way to Glides determined bid. He held on long enough, however, to retain second place. A sudden change in weather follojved by a terrific rain and cold atmosphere detracted much from the opening of Latonia meeting in addition to causng a heavy track with the usual result, many withdrawals. CLUB HOUSE CROWDED. Considering the unpropitious conditions, a remarkable big attendance was on hand to view the sport. The club patronage was particularly extensive and comprised some of the more representative citizens of the community. They took a keen interest in the racing and attending incidents unmindful of any discomforts as a result of the rain. Favorable conditions had prevailed during the earlier morning hours when clear skies and the fast track gave every promise of a uplendid opening. The sudden change and absence of some of the better class starters from some of the races entailed confusion for most of the public, who were not overly successful in their quest to locate winners. Jefferson Livingstons George de Mar, which has been racing consistently but unluckily at Churchill Downs, found the additional sixteenth to his advantage and emerged from the maiden ranks when he came home in advance of Kublai Khan in the second race, reduced to five starters. George de Mar had to be best to win. He was forced back sharply when Kublai Khan came over closely at the first turn. He had to race wide at the stretch turn, but moved up determinedly and when Kublai Khan began tiring slightly headed him. Son of Tromp, after a slow beginning, wore down the others for third place. George de Mar was favorite and extensively supported. OPULENT LEFT AT BARRIER. The public began badly when Opulent, favorite in the inaugural race, was left standing at the barrier. He was ridden by Ellis and that riders lack of alertness contributed to his being left. Wrangler, an outsider, and Countess had an advantage at the start, but Count-ess was quickly relegated. Wrangler moved into a good lead and held sway for the entire way. There might have been a reversal of the finish had a strong rider been on Quesada. Merimee took the latter wide fcr most of the way and he was of little help to him in the final drive. Sway raced well to outstay Tan Son in the last eighth. Certain began tardily, but after settling in after a lay-off since his repeated victories in New Orleans, added another bracket to his account when he won in the third race, beating several speedy ones, included Glyn and Dust Flower. Certain began tardily, but after settling in his strida he moved into the lead with a rush and held Glyn safe during the stretch. Glyn raced impressively. She fought it out hard with Will Land and Easter Bells in the early stages and after disposing of them made a game effort to overhaul Certain but fell short of overtaking him by a length. Will Land and Kaster Bells quit almost to Continued on sixteenth page. j j | I | ; i j i j j ; j j : | ! j j j | I i i j ! i EASY FOR MOONRAKER I k f-ontinued from first page. a walk in the stretch and Dust Flower had i little difficulty moving into third place. The overthrow of Goshawk in the fourth race was the biggest upset of the day and i dented the bankrolls of many of the big : players who regarded the Cochran repre-sentative - as unbeatable. Goshawk proved 1 himself faint-hearted. He kept in close attendance - on Clarence under restraint in the I early stages, but when called on in the ; stretch he gave way readily and left the i Camden colt to go on to a handy victory-Goshawk • held second place secure, with Com-ixa much the best of the other starters. The closing race fell to Triumph, which i won in a big romp. He was ridden by L • McDermott and it marking the third winning mount for that jockey during the afternoon » having previously piloted Clarence and Fly- - atit Triumph raced in his best style, taking • command at once and winning as the rider pleased. Make Up, hard urged near the end, . outstayed Untried for second place. King Tut was well back, but he showed a dull per- - formance and dropped back steadily after the J start He probably disliked the going. With the conclusion of the final race came ; a cloudburst, deluging the track and causing the spectators to delay departure until the - storm was abated.

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