Adverse Conditions: Difficult Track Responsible for Change in Wednesday Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-05


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ADVERSE CONDITIONS ♦ Difficult Track Responsible for Change in Wednesday Program. » Two Races of Much Promise Declared Off — Substitutes Prove Interesting. LATOXIA, Ky.. June 4. — Severe track conditions proved a detracting feature in Latonia racing Wednesday. It was responsible for declaring off two of the original carded contests that had promised much in the way of entertaining sport. Substitutions for them was made with a cheaper grade of horses, but the evenly matched ones starting in both instances brought about interesting contests. Though the track was in wretched condition the weather was ideal and it was a contributing cause in bringing out a generous attendance, the crowd almost numbering that f opening day. The outstanding racing feature was the Newport Purse with its ,700 added. Five highly regarded three-year-olds answered the ?all and it furnished a victory for King CJorin II., carrying P. Coynes colors. His Success came easily, though in the earlier periods of the race he looked a forlorn hope, being a distant follower In the field. He began a spirited sprint in the last half mile and It carried him by the ohters in resolute fashion. Corinth, which had been prominent for most of the way, retained second place, outlasting Beautiful Agnes. The latter was possibly the best in the race, but suffered repeatedly by interference. Had she been successful at any stage during the last three-eighths to secure a clear course she possibly would have won. The newcomer. Sunspero, a representative from the G. A. Cochran stable, was accorded considerable support and he promised extensively for three-quarters, but thereafter he retired. J. G. Denny, the other starter, showed fine speed until reaching the stretch and left the others, but he tired fast when it came to the real racing and he brought up in last place. The opening race at a mile and a sixteenth brought to the pest an ordinary band and It resulted in victory for Bona Vera in hollow style from Florence "W"., the latter getting up in the last stride to outstay the badly ridden Dunlo. Bona Vera raced as if much the best and drew into a long lead just before reaching the stretch. The Competitor fell at the first turn and rolled over jockey Stutts, but the latter was uninjured. It was the fourth fall that Stutts has had this year. MARIONETTE BEATS TEX SIXTY. An overwhelming favorite went down to defeat in the third race when Ten Sixty gave way to Marionette, carrying the colors of Thomas Monohan. Marionette showed the most speed from the start, but it was a difficult performance for her to last long enough to finish in advance of Ten Sixty. The latter was probably best, but R. Williams was too light to hustle her along at her best pace in the stiff going. She finished fast and with a stronger ride would probably have won. Brunswick tired badly after having raced forwardly to the last eighth. The other three starters never figured seriously at any part of the race. Ten Sixty was claimed by Henius and Earl at a cost of ,500. Sequel was another favorite that fell by the wayside. Her defeat came in the first substitute race. She failed to get any part of the purse and raced disappointingly. Dusty Mary. Guvnor and Hullo staged a spirited finish here, with Dusty Mary the victress by a head over Guvnor. Both had shown most early speed, but were being rapidly overtaken by Hullo in the stretch. Hullo began with her customary slowness and raced wide for the greater part of the way. Donna Santa, carrying the colors of Desha Breckenridge, was successful in the second race which resulted in a spirited finish. Donna Santa just lasting to beat home Rockland Princess, with Buckwheat Cake in third place. Donna Santa was lucky to win. She showed the most early speed and was going well when Kelsay suddenly put her victory in jeopardy by taking her nearer the inner rail where the going was deep. She stumbled in the last seventy yards but recovered in time to outstay the fast-finishing Rockland Princess. Buckwheat Cake might have been the winner but for being forced back at the first turn. Hal Price Headleys Wuhu earned a close decision in the sixth over Sorline. It was Wuhus first success since his triumph at Baltimore. The concluding race, a substitute for the original carded one. had seven starters, with War Prize the favorite, but he ceased to figure after traversing half a mile. Quotation, owned by Williams Brothers, won in handy style from Sea Court, with Moorfield getting up to land in third place. Favorites were in total eclipse during the afternoon, not a single first choice landing home. The offenders were Dunlo, Buttress, Ten Sixty, Sequel, Sunspero. Sorline and War Prize. It most instances they failed to get a part of the pur»e.

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