Latonias Fine Sport: Audacious Defeats Startle in a Spirited and Spectacular Duel, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-07


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» LATONIAS FINE SPORT » Audacious Defeats Startle in a Spirited and Spectacular Duel. ♦ Equals Mile and Seventy Yards Track record of 1:41% to Do So — Alice Blue Gown Wins. ■ — ■— LATONIA, Ky., June 6— For the first time during the present racing, ideal conditions prevailed and it contributed vastly towards enjoyable sport. By far the best racing program that has been offered Latonia patrons in these parts was decided. Three of the races were outstanding features and it gave opportunity to the best in these parts to contest for the liberal purses. The mile and seventy yards was the stellar feature and, while it only brought four to the post, it furnished a spectacular duel between Startle and Audacious for the greater part of the way, with Audacious finally triumphing. Startle was by no means disgraced in defeat, for she forced Mrs. Yiaus representative to run the best race of his career, at least the fastest, when he went the distance in 1:41%, which equals the track record made by Whiskaway and Cudgel. Bourbon Boy was given too great a task to concede the weight he was asked to do to older horses. He raced well to finish close up in third place. FAST TIME RECORDED. The fifth race, the second feature, brought to the post some capitol sprinters, including Alice Blue Gown and Buster. The latter, fresh with a score of three successive triumphs at Churchill Downs, two of which were of the flukey variety, came in for much less attention than did Alice Blue Gown, which he had beaten in her last meeting. She reversed the order of the finish today, decisively. She began well from an outer position and, going gamely and steadily for the entire way, raced as if much the best and won as her rider pleased. Buster was away poorly and showed a fine order of speed to race into contention in the first three-eighths, but he was not good enough to down Alice Blue Gown and near the end had to do his best to outstay the fast-finishing Ten-Lea The pace in the race was fast from the start, with the distance covered in 1:11%, the fastest of the present meeting. That fine weather will bring out the full quota of racing enthusiasts in these parts was exemplified by the immense crowd that was on hand to view the racing this afternoon. A real racing air prevailed and the enthusiasm when a close finish was iminent was refreshing. Naughty Nisba, favorite, accounted for the third race. She was put to a hard drive in the last sixteenth to maintain her lead, secured earlier when she passed Royal Palm. The latter had shown the most early speed but seemed thoroughly beaten an eighth out, but came again determinedly near the end. Mcintosh, the extreme outsider, finished in third place, mostly the result of having stayed ccse to the inner rail and saved considerable ground. He outstayed Colonel Winn for the shorter portion of the purse. ANOTHER FOR STEP ALONG. The consistent Step Along, regarded as one of the top-notchers in the two-year-old division, added another purse to his credit when he led home a good band of youngsters in the sixth race. Ocean Current finished in second place and High Water outstayed Bear Shot. The latter came in for considerable undeserved attention, for he showed nothing to warrant it. He raced forwardly, but at no time threatened the leader, and began weakening fast in the last eighth. The public inaugurated the days proceedings with a loss when Annie Lyle, favorite in the opening dash, followed Ballot Brush home, the latter winning by a short margin. Annie Lyle was best, but a combination of bad judgment on the part of Thorndyke, coupled with considerable interference that she met during the race, wens primarily factors in her defeat. Ballot Brushs rider seemed to be the offender in causing the favorites interference. Bugler, an outsider, finished in third place. Ballot Brush was claimed for ,100 by O. Torrell, owner of Annie Lyle. The public fared better in the second race in . which a dozen maiden fillies engaged. Rockland Princess was the outstanding favorite here and she won in a common cantor by as wide a margin as her rider elected. She remained in a contending position until the stretch turn was reached, where she easily passed into the lead and from then on it was a big romp for her. Agnes Call and Brunhilde battled strenuously for second place, with Agnes Call get- tCuntinued on sixteenth page. LATONIAS FINE SPORT . Continued from first page. ting the verdict. Agnes Call was grouped with others in the field. Loving Cup, carrying Gifford Cochrans colors, showed a dull performance, but she suffered a rough journey and was always far back. The concluding race embraced some of the best platers at the track and they furnished a splendid contest, with Make Up the ultimate winner over Llewellyn and Prince Tii Tii. Make Up was allowed to drop out of it soon after the start, but he gained steadily and, drawing out in the stretch, won with much in reserve. Llewellyn showed much improvement.

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