Again Disappoints: Braedalbane Fails to Make Amends for Thursdays Defeat, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-14


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AGAIN DISAPPOINTS Braedalbane Fails to Make Amends for Thursdays Defeat. • Finishes Third to Better Luck and Great Jaz in Feature At-i traction at Latonia. — ♦ LiATONIA, Ky., June 13. — Braedalbane. who proved fickle to the public Thursday, was given opportunity to redeem himself in the Eden Park three-quarters handicap, featuring Liatonias Friday card, and again disappointed a large following by his failure to finish better than third, the purse going to the International Stables Better Luck, a newcomer in these parts, which clearly showed superiority in as much as that he was ridden extremely wide, entailing a considerable loss of ground for him. He held to his task in game style and beat out Great Jaz by half a length. There were five starters in the race with all coming in for attention with Braedalbane the most supported and the far western contingent loyal to Better Luck. Braedalbane had energetic riding and, showing great speed, he promptly headed the procession and, approaching the stretch, was out in the clear, seemingly an easy winner. Bettor Luck, which had been last for three -eighths, began coming with great strides around the others at this stage and in spite of going extremely wide, became a strong factor. Braedalbane was still in the lead an eighth out, but he suddenly collapsed and Great Jaz passed him only to be passed in turn by Better Luck. One of the best mid-week cards offered at Latonia, coupled with ideal racing conditions, was responsible for bringing to the course the full racing strength of enthusiasts in these parts to witness some capital sport, immensely enjoyed and acclaimed with vast enthusiasm. The finishes in most instances were spirited and as the most strongly backed ones figured as the final contenders, the public fared sumptuously. LITTLE VISITOR IMPRESSIVELY. The Verona purse, bringing together some good two-year-olds fillies, resulted in an easy victory for Little Visitor. Her race with Sweep Park in the Clipsetta Stakes last Saturday, justified the overwhelming favoritism she enjoyed. She began well and sprinted into the lead at once attended by Cream Puff and Brunhilde. After reaching the stretch. Little Visitor sprinted further away and increased her advantage with every stride to win as the rider pleased. Cream Puff continued steadily at her task and held on to second place. Brunhilde tired badly during the last eighth and Donna Santa was enabled to secure third money. The opening race, bringing out eleven of the more lowly sort to go a mile and a sixteenth, furnished an added incident in the unseating of J. Wood on Runquoi and that racer joining with the others in the contest riderless and coming to the finish in front by a short margin over the ungainly Sway. Of course he was ignored by the placing judges but he elicited considerable applause for his winning effort. Lugs had the call in the race but he could do no better than land third place, succumbing right at the end to Flying Prince, one of the extreme outsiders. Sway was best in the race. He was buffeted about when the jam came at the start and later suffered more interference when Pogo, which broke down during the running, began faltering. When he did clear he moved into the lead with a rush and won com-mandingly. G. A. Cochrans Battlefield made a runaway of the second race in which ten other good maiden youngsters engaged. He was given a hustling ride by Hum, avoided all interferences and won as the rider pleased. Tilka, another highly rated one, just lasted to outstay Pyroot for second place. There was some interference soon after the start in which Boones Knoll had the worst of it. He showed a fine performance and finished close up after being far back. Gaffney, one of the intended starters, had to b- excused on report of the paddock judge that the colt had thrown a curb and was unfit to race. Betting had been in progress for some time when the action was taken. Money wagered on him was refunded. VERDICT TO BRIGHT TOMORROW. In the high-priced claiming race at three-quarters came one of the most spirited finishes of the meeting, with the verdict going to Bright Tomorrow, which beat Pegasus by inches. The leading pair fought strenuously all during the last eighth with each alternating in the lead by the slightest kind Continued on sixteenth page. AGAIN DISAPPOINTS Continued from first page. of a margin and the possible winner in doubt until the official placing. Rocket, coming with a good rush during the last eighth, overhauled the others for third place. Easter Bells displayed a high order of speed, but began tiring in the stretch, but at that might have finished third but for being slightly interfered with at a critical period. Jockey J. Wood, who had previously ridden to victory Better Luck, brought home his second winner of the afternoon when he landed Opulent the victor in the sixth race, in which some of the more ordinary platers met. Opulent was away well and, racing promptly into the lead, held sway for the entire way. Lieut. Colonel was his closest follower, with Westwocd in third place. The trio of placed ones dominated from the start. Pretty Politician, well supported in the closing race and given a good ride, raced in her best form and led home the others to win with much in reserve from the fast finishing Post Dispatch, with Fancy Free, favorite, in third place. Two claims were in for the winner, Williams Brothers and W. L. Lewis vying with each other for her possession. She went to W. L. Lewis at a cost of ,600. Williams Brothers claim was not allowed. Body Guard was in a contending position, at the time when he fell lame and had to be dismounted before he could be brought back to the grandstand. T. C. Bradley has turned over to R. T. Watts the two-year-olds Garr and Preciona C?to to train.

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