Latonias Main Race: Marred by Poor Start and Little Celt is Practically Left at Post, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-18


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LATONIAS MAIN RACE I Marred by Poor Start and Little Celt Is Practically Left at Post. 1 His Backers Saved by Stable-* mate, Better Luck, Winning in Fast Time. ♦ ■ LATONIA, Ky.. June 17.— The mile handicap, with its ,800 added, was an outstanding offering of Latonias card today and it was marred to an extent by the poor send-off, which caused Little Celt, the recent 0,000 purchase by the International Stable, to be practically left at the post. It was the colts initial appearance here and considerable interest centered in his performance. Those who backed him, however, did not suffer through his inability to participate in the share of the purse, for his stablemate. Better Luck, probably as good a horse as he is, was fully capable to shoulder the burden. Little Celt at the start was sideways, making futile efforts to bite Sunspero, closest to him. Great Jaz and Better Luck were i the only two that began in their stride and they immediately tcok command, but Great Jaz leadership was not for long, as Better Luck headed him before half the journey had been traversed. It was no effort for Better Luck to keep in the van during the remainder of the way, although during the stretch racing Sunspero made a valiant effort to head him. Great Jaz fell back slightly in the last quarter, but had enough* In reserve to outstay Ten-Lee. Startle and Barracuda were always far out of it and Little Celt was not persevered with, Garner easing him up completely after going the first quarter. Ideal racing conditions again prevailed and the lightning like track was instrumental in fast time being recorded in all the races. Better Lucks mile in 1:37% was as good as any mile during the meeting. The attendance was again of huge proportions and speculation brisk, even if most of the choices did not meet with success. The spcrt began with a mile and a seventy yards dash that brought to the post some cf the poorer grade, but it resulted in a spirited contest and close finish when The Competitor beat home Bush Buck by a neck, with Lady Jane following the pair. JOCKEY KENNEDY SUSPENDED. There was some crowding at the first turn, for which B. Kennedy on The Competitor was held responsible, and Klaxon the chief sufferer. Kennedy was suspended for five days by the stewards for his rough riding. The crowding gave Mason Towle and Bush Buck an advantage and they raced in close order in the lead, with The Competitor in their wake. Mason Towle dropped out of it at the stretch turn and The Competitor moved forward and after a slight brush won cut. Lady Jane came from far back to land in third place. A dozen maiden two-year-old fillies were the contenders in the second race and it resulted in victory for Agnes Call, which under Stutts energetic ride showed the most speed from the start and won throughout. iBeuIah Stone held on gamely to her task and succeeded in landing second place after being hustled hard. Buttress, coming fast in the last strides, overhauled Deeming to get third money by the margin of inches. Atomin was favored here and she was going well with I every indication of getting a part of the ; purse when Deeming came over and forced her back, destroying any chance she had. J. B. Respess Banner Bearer, making his first start for the year, took into camp a band of good ones starting in the third race, Marionette under terrific urging lasting to outstay Naughty Nisba for second place. Auntie May and Marionette raced almost as j a team until reaching the stretch, where J .Auntie May weakened and it left Marionette! momentarily in command and for a time she appeared the winner. Banner Bearer, however, moved up with a rush in the last eighth land continuing gamely had no difficulty ] drawing out in the clear. Naughty Nisba also threatened strongly, but Marionette managed to hold her safe just long encugh to get second place. • ANOTHER FOR E. R. BRADLEY. E. R. Bradleys colors continued their successes and this time it was Bob Cahill to contribute a purse. He did so in fine style ,when he beat home Rocket and Pegasus in . the fourth race, which brought together r some good sprinters. Rocket, Pegasus and Spie and Span were the favored ones. i Williams got Bob Cahill to begin fast and ■ he kept clcse company with Rocket until the last eighth, where his light impost en-;abled him to draw into the lead and he won , thereafter with much in reserve. Rocket, though tiring, was good enough to retain I second place. Pegasus had been far out of it in the first half, but he saved much ground j into the stretch and he just got up to outstay Flowers of Love for third place. Spic t Continued on fourteenth page. 4 LATONiTS MAIN RACE Continued from first page. and Span never figured seriously at any stage of the race. Some good youngsters met in the sixth race at five-eighths and it enabled the consistent ream Iuff to win out in game style from the outsider. Seths Treasure with the top weighted Pas Seul in third place. Battle Field and Kruwn Sugar came in for considerable attention in the race, but both were far out of it during the early part though both finished gamely and fast. Cream Puff began quickly from an outer position and moved promptly into the lead but she was being pressed hard at all times by Seths Treasure. In the stretch Cream Puff tired some as a result of going lame but she held on courageously and beat home Seths Treasure by a neck. Pas Seul after meeting some interference gained steadily in the stretch but not good enough to overhaul the leaders. Pas Seul was coupled with Cinnamon and they were the favored ones. The concluding dash found Slicker an easy winner. He showed vast improvement under a change of riders from N. J. Barnes to R. Williams. The latter rushed him into a good lead promptly after the start and he increased his advantage in the stretch to win as the rider pleased. Devil Girl also racing to her best from came far back and overhauled Bugler in the closing strides.

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