Derby Hopes Clash: Revenue Agent Beats Modest in Fast Run and Spirited Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-17


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DERBY HOPES CLASH ai ♦ ■ Cl Revenue Agent Beats Modest in Fast Run and Spirited Contest. • Reputation Meets His Waterloo r When Buttin In Easily ■ Takes of of iza His Measure. its JJ the are an ■ tiv tives LATONIA, Ky., June 16. — Gfiford Cochrans Revenue Agent and E. B. McLeans by Dv Modest, both potential Latonia Derby can- a didates, furnished a spirited duel in the mile if .f purse, bringing to the post seven highly 19; 1923 regarded racers three-year-olds and over, but to to the contest for the stellar portion of the , purse was always between the outstanding N pair of three-year-olds and at the end vie- er, era tory perched on Revenue Agents standard. less. lgj His success, though, was not of the out- yi standing variety and it left a doubt as to nf his superiority over the McLean representative « Jo Racing luck was a big factor in the re- ne suit, with the breaks largely favoring Reve- M nue Agent His outer post position gave him 1 h a clear course and he was enabled, as a l .. result, to take command at the first turn. It was here that Modest suffered most, for he • was forced back when the others came over. *J J of It threw him off his stride and Garner had out to ride him a trifle wide to avoid further f row trouble. He moved up resolutely on the 1 on backstretch, but Hurn. alert at all times, * kept Revenue Agent at his task and additionally saved much ground by staying close to the inner rail. Modest made his best effort t P after straightening in the stretch and it carried him to the leader, but Revenue Agent had enough in reserve to pass the 8 finish half a length in advance. Modest finished fast and easily shook off H. E. Cole- - g man. ci CANNON SHOT FAILURE. n n The far-western-owned Cannon Shot, an- - w other Latonia Derby candidate, raced pro mi- - s nently for half a mile, but thereafter he was s J. J done and he finished far in the wake of i e the others. The time of the race, 1 :37%, " marked a fast performance. 1 Todays good race offering, far superior ,r t to programs on off days, served as a magnet !t | to attract an immense attendance and the e r well-matched fields were also the mediums lS -j for extensive speculation. The racing was ■3 spirited at all times, some of the contests s t being about hair-line finishes, with the win- " a ner in doubt until the final stride. The ie r weather was ideal for the sport and a light- t_ I | r ning fast track was responsible for the good d t time made in all the races. j The public began auspiciously when T. C. McDowlls Pleasure took the opening race, r ll incidentally it marked the first victory that • the master of Ashland Stud had scored during the present racing. Pleasure was pounds 13 the best and she won with much in reserve, e, after having led for the entire way. The ie battle for second place was a spirited one, e, I i with Pyx, Flower Shop, Sunny Ducrow, Teds s -Plum and Pelion landing noses apart Pyx rX t was given the verdict over Flower Shop. Pyx x ! ! « was grouped with others in the field. There re were twelv starters in the rac. Donald Mc- c- I Gurk, wheeling at the barrier, was left at at • the post * PHIDIAS MICH BEST. Another favorite that scored was Phidias, is * in the second race. There were seven contending over the mile and sixteenth distance is- for the ,400 purse and Phidias proved ed much the best Garner kept him restrained ed until Hats Up and Laplanche de Briante be- e- j gan tiring. He then sent his mount into the he ; lead and the last eighth found him master er , of the situation, winning ultimately well ell under restraint. Laplanche de Briante con- n- tinued gamely in the stretch and was an an i second, with Hats Dp succeeding in in outstaying John Hager for third place. The ha others were never seriously in the running. 1B; Some recompense came Williams Brothers rs direction in the concluding race when Napoo oo won in a close fit with Blowing Bubbles and nd Sway. Napoo was lucky to get into the lead ad soon after the start and, saving much ch ground particularly in the stretch, enabled ed him to beat out Blowing Bubbles. Sway was ■as | a strong contender until the last seventy ity , yards where he weakened slightly, but was I so far in front of Ramkin, which finished I 1 fourth. J. O. Whitlow, represented by Major jor j j Chilton, claimed Oo La La in the race at a a cost of ,000. The third race resulted in a thrilling finish ish | with White Star, Miss Meise and Pretty tty ; ; Politician terminating the race inches apart, rt with the verdict going to White Star, second ,nd I place to Miss Meise and Iretty Politician ian I third. White Star was extremely lucky to land ind | the purse for, with an equal break in the the ! racing luck, he would have been third. Miss | Meise was probably much the best, but her her , rider allowed her to race wide in the stretch tch and she lost enough ground by it to have won off. WThite Star showed good speed for for the entire way and held on well during the the Continued on sixteenth page. DERBY HOPES CLASH Continued from first page. final strides. Pretty Politician dwelled at the start and it caused her to be caught in i a jam soon after the start, but Williams j forced her through next the inner rail and I she appeared the winner a sixteenth out, but •- tired suddenly. Prince Tii Tii, favorite and I Parader, another well backed one, never figured strongly. Fantoche closed an immense gap and is about ready for a winning effort. Williams Brothers crack Reputation met I his Waterloo in the sixth and a new star • loomed in the horizon in the shape of Buttin , In, a representative of the Idle Hour Farm Stable, which beat Reputation with utmost 1 ease, in the first five and a half furlong race I for two-year-olds this year over the track. Reputation, because of his successive string of victories beginning at Iexington, was made an overwhelming favorite and for • a time he flattered his backers in fine style, , but he gave way fast when Buttin In challenged him stoutly and near the end he 5 faltered fast. In the early stages he was a sufferer from l bad riding as well as interference that False i Face subjected him to. He moved by False I Face with a rush just before reaching the i stretch turn and then appeared a handy winner - until Buttin In came with his resolute I rush and beat him home handily. Step Along was another that suffered as a result of 1 False Face coming over sharply soon after • the start and it forced him to be far out of f it until the last eighth where he came strong. The Idle Hour Farm Stable figured also in 1 a winning performance in the preceding race, a three-quarters sprint which brought to the post some speedy three-year-old fillies. The victress here was Bobs Mary, which, stan id ng a hard drive in resolute style after J being a prominent contender from the start, beat out the favorites, Elvina and Sayno. Blind had the mount on Bobs Mary and ■ he rode her faultlessly, getting her away from the barrier in a forward diivsion and 1 keeping her out of trouble all the way. He rode a good finish when Garner, on Elvina, challenged, and won by a neck. Laveen, which would have been a strong factor in 1 . the Kentucky Oaks but for the fouling that . caused Glides disqualification, was expected to be prominent in the race and she would 1 have been but for the incompetency of her r rider, who was at a total loss what to do -. when she was hummed in by others in the 3 field. Jockey O. Willis, scheduled to ride Major r Chilton in the seventh race, reported sick S. and the mount was given to F. Thorndyke. L Jockey D. Hum was fined 5 by the starter in the sixth rare. Judge Charles F. Price was absent from , the stand today on account of a bad dbld.

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