Upheaval at Latonia: Rain and Storm Play Havoc with Mondays Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-10


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UPHEAVAL AT LATONIA ♦ ■ Rain and Storm Play Havoc With Mondays Program. ♦ Three Races Declared Off and Contests for Cheaper Grade Horses Are Substituted. ♦ LATONIA. Ky., June 9. — Sundays steady rains, followed by a severe electrical storm Monday morning and its heavy down-pour, caused deep mud to prevail at Latonia, and not only resulted in numerous withdrawals from the original carded program but forced the substitution of three contests. The original races had to be declared off on account of owners desire to refrain starting their charges. The races declared off were regarded in the nature of feature contests and the program suffered some by the substitutions. After the storm fine weather followed and a far better attendance was on hand than expected. Well-known mud performers, well matched, contested for the purses and they furnished interesting sport. J. O. and G. H. Keenes Mr. Pepp, by Luke McLuke — Dividend, performed in the second race to the high expectations of his connections and he spreadeagled his opponents. Under a good ride he failed to display the greenness that marked his previous attempts, and showing a liking for the going he moved into a good lead at once and increased his advantage with every stride, winning ultimately in a big romp. Hurry Inn responded gamely to urging, gained steadily and overhauled Bankrupt in the last few strides for second place. A. B. HANCOCKS COLORS. A. B. Hanqock scored his first success of the meeting when his Volt, a frea.uent disappointment, made a runaway of the third race and won in easy fashion. Phil McCann held on long enough to outstay the poorly ridden Hullo. The latter was ridden wide in | the last three-eighths and this cost her second "place. There was some excuse for her being ridden wide because of her riders inability to see, having become blinded by the mud, and it necessitated the substitution of B. Harvey on Huon for him in the next race. The mile and seventy yards race resulted in a victory for Quesada, which won handily enough at the end after having some difficulty in the earlier stages to shake off Ben Valet and Xapoo. Quesada, however, came away steadily in the stretch and was well in hand at the finish. Overfire, showing a good performance, landed in second place, with the outsider, Reelfoot, third. Napoo was one of the favored ones in the races but he quit badly, under the weak ride he got during the stretch racing. Overfire was claimed by M. F. Shapoff, owner of Quesada, at a cost of ,000. T. P. Hayes scored a lucky victory in the opening race and it was primarily the result of Kennedys superiority over H. Gray that landed Moorfield the winner over Pretty Politician. The later raced as if best and in all probability would have won but for Gray j i | taking her back at the stretch turn. Later, when urged hard, she responded readily and just missed the victory by a short head. The Iteaper raced prominently from the start under Williams hustling effort. Bugler, con- I i sidered extensively before the race, would have been a much more serious factor under a stronger rider. THE RUNT BEATS GUVNOR. Jockey J. Woods was responsible for the defeat of another favorite when his mount, Guvnor, was beaten out by The Runt in the fifth race, another substitute dash at i three-quarters mile. Guvnor had hard work j j retaining second place from the fast-finishing Colfin. The Runt showed a liking fcr the going and, away well, followed Sunny Sue for thre?-eighths, taking command thereafter and holding Guv-nor safe. The latter, because of Woods lack of post alertness, was away poorly and he began tiring under the weak riding in the last sixteenth, almost costing him second place, as he only beat home Colfin by a nose for the middle portion of the purse. Henius and Karl, owners of Guvnor, claimed The Runt at a cost of ,000. J. K. Camdens Rothermel proved much the best of those engaging with her in the sixth race. The field comprised six fillies, and Rothermel, going into a good lead from I | the start, never left the result seriously in doubt. She was drawing out fast at the ] j end and her margin of victory could have | been much more than the four lengths she ! i registered. Little Gipsy finished fast in the : : last eighth, shook off the others for second j j place, with Frances Victoria managing to outstay the greenly performing Brooliola. Ivory tired badly in the last sixteenth after early prominence. Ballot Brush, running in new ownership, j having been claimed in his last start by O. Torrell, won at the first asking when he led horn* six others starting in the final race. His victory was accomplished handily after liaving led throughout.

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