Below the Standard: Thursdays Offering at Latonia Not Up to Usual Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-06


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BELOW THE STANDARD ♦ - ■ Thursdays Offering at Latonia Not Up to Usual Program. ♦ Bad Track Conditions Keep Better Class of Horses in Stables — Annie Jordan Wins Her First. ♦ LATONIA, Ky., June 5. — Thursdays racing offering at Latonia was far below the customary standard and was the result of the severe track conditions that had pre-aviled. owners feeling reluctant to sending their better grade of horses to the post and leaving the rich purses to be raced for by the more ordinary ones. The track under the persistent efforts of a large track force directed by track superintendent Nolte responded gradually to their labors and was in fair condition, though a trifle dull. The sport was better than expected and furnished excellent entertainment for a big throng who journeyed to the track. The only race conditioned without a claiming clause was the fourth and some highly regarded juveniles met here. It resulted in victory for the first time starter here, Annie Jordan, carrying the colors of Gifford A. Cochran. She beat home Rural Route after a mild drive, with Bolivar Bond in third place. Under Hums alertness and with an inner post position, Annie Jordan left the barrier witii an advantage and, displaying good speed, she led all the way. Rural Route made a valient effort to overhaul her and at one time it looked as if her determined bid would meet with success, but she weakened In the last sixteenth. JUPITER REWARDS BACKERS. Jupiter was the first winning favorite of the afternoon. His victory came in the tlrrd race — a mile dash — in which he raced as if pounds the best. Stutts kept him in the best part of the track for the entire way and he held Escarpolette, his closest follower, safe throughout Escarpolette showed an improved performance and held on well in the final drive. Flower Shop finished in third J i place. Dusty Mary, which scored in a preceding start, repeated with a much easier victory in the initial dash. For some reason she was entirely neglected and yielded substantial returns to her supporters. Pretty Politician landed in second place, with Phidias, an extreme outsider, in third place. Queen Bess and Moorfield, expected contenders, were far out of it the entire way. PERSIAN MAIDS GOOD BACE. Persian Maid, carrying A. B. Hancocks colors, was best of the eleven other juveniles she met in the second race and scored impressively after driving hard to overhaul Realize. The latter, from a good beginning, displayed the most speed and appeared a certain winner when reaching the stretch, but tired slightly at this stage and it enabled Persian Maid to wear her down in the last seventy yards. Beulah Stone finished fast and got up in time for third place. Loretta Brooks, which had been almost left at the post, showed a winning performance to finish in fourth place. Hugo, one of the starters, fell immediately after the release of the webbing. Jockey Woods, who rode him, received several bad cuts and had to cancel the remainder of his engagements for the afternoon. The fifth race found another favorite going down to defeat when Queer, on which B. Harvey was substituting for J. Woods and carrying five pounds more than the original scheduled weight, won handily. Volt finished In second place and The Runt third. Queer rushed into the lead immediately after the start and held sway all the way. Volt made a game finish in the stretch, but suffered some interference when an eighth out. The Runt was at all times in advance of the others. Battle Bent, which had come in for some substantial attention, bled after going the first quarter and was eased up. The sixth race produced another upset when Macbeth, favorite, failed dismally and did not get a portion of the purse. Sandalwood won from Who Knows Me, with Double T. retaining third place. The winner was pounds the best. He was practically left at the post and showed a phenomenal performance to come from as far back as he did and win in the easy style. Macbeth and Who Knows Me were off well, accompanied by Double T., and they raced in close order for the first quarter, where Macbeth retired and Sandalwood began disputing with the others for the lead. Sandalwood had no trouble shaking off Who Knows Me in the last sixteenth. Williams Bros. Napoo won a runaway victory in the concluding dash from Lieut. Colonel and Sway. Napoo was under hard restraint in the early stages, but when called on drew cut decisively. Lieut. Col- ] j onel made a game bid in the stretch, but Weakened. Sway was permitted to drop out cf it after the start and gained In the stretch, J j

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