Laurano at His Best: Shows Return of Form Displayed in Winning Metropolitan, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-21


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i I i j I i ! i | j j | j I I | LAURANO AT HIS BEST Shows Return of Form Displayed in Winning Metropolitan. 1 Rancocas Outline Establishes New Track Record of 1 :10% to Win from Avisack. NEW YORK, N. Y.. June 20.— Laurano, from the Oak Ridge Stable, came back to something like the form he displayed in the running of the Metropolitan Handicap at Aqueduct today when he was winner of the mile handicap for three-year-olds. Since his Metropolitan Handicap the son of Peter Pan ran two bad races, but he left the post tunning in todays race and he was never headed. John S. Wards sprinter Worthmore was the one to save second place and Frank Browns Billy Warren beat the Ix g Cabin Stables Resolution, with Sam Louis Sherman last of the five that started. It was excellent sport that come out of the six races and a dash for fillies was of equal importance with the mile of the Hanover when Outline hung out a new track mark of 1:10% to take the measure of Avisack. Thurber beat the barrier with Laurano in the Hanover and he took every advantage of his flying start by sending the colt into a good lead. Billy Warren had the inside position and he was just a little slow to be in motion and Worthmore was in second place, with Sherman third and Billy Warren showing the way to Resolution. Barnes had a good hold of Worthmore, content in the belief that he could go to Laurano at any time. But Laurano had no idea of stopping and he was still well clear as he swung for home. In the meantime Maiben had worked Billy Warren up on the outside, but he was doing his best to put Sherman away and not closing on either Worthmore or the Oak Ridge celt. For an instant it appeared as if Worthmore would catch Laurano, but when Thurber roused him in the last sixteenth he drew out again and at the end was still four lengths to the good. Billy Warren was third, just a length from Worthmore, and Resolution was along in time to beat Sherman for the short end of the purse. IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE. Outline, from the Rancocas Stable, stamped herself as about the best filly in the three-year-old division that has been seen about New York, when she was winner of the thref-quarters of the third race in track record time, of 1 :10%, the best previous time being 1:11. What was of more importance than the time itself was the fact that she was giving away two pounds to as good a filly as Avisack, though she was in receipt of one pound from Nellie Morse, winner of the Preakness. Others in the fast company had greater weight concessions. On top of all this, the daughter of Chicle and Sketchy withstood frequent challenges in the short run and stood a drive gamely. Outline drew the outside position in the field of seven that went to the post and her stablemate. Lady Diana, was just of her, while Eagerness and Avisack were clown next to the inner rail. The position is mentioned for the reason that an outside Continued on sixteenth page. i i j j i i i 1 i 1 ] i , 1 1 t t I i c r Jt LAURANO AT HIS BEST Ton tinned from first pnge. """ place at the Aqueduct three-quarters post is a decided handicap. The start was a good one. but the Ran-cocas pair were last to leave, while Ohone and Avisack, on the inside, were away running. had to circle around with "Outline at top spocd to find a position on the first turn, at the same time Negrina. a light weight, had gone into command. Sande went after her and closely lapped the pair of them and drew out to a lead of five lengths. It seemed suicidal, but Negrina was going so fast that Sande would not take back, and in the meantime Avisack, in third place, was closing up in her usual resolute fashion. Swinging for home, Negrina saved ground next to the inside rail and she was still closely lapped on Outline, until Sande roused his mount with the whip and she came away slightly. It was the last ounce left in Negrina and she dropped entirely out of the running, but Avisack was a real menace. She was charging in the middle of the track and Sande had to continue his hard drive right to the end where Outline was winner by a length. Avisack was four lengths before Ohone, and Nellie Morse, closing a considerable gap, was fourth and under an easy ride. There were a dczen cheap ones making up the field for the mile that was the third offering of the day, and it brought about a good finish when Mrs. Frank Byers Escoba dOro, by a rush through the last sixteenth, got up to beat Lee Rosenbergs Suncar in the closing stride. Buck Pond, bearing the sHks cf Mrs. J. A. Coburn, saved third. Suncar was the one to cut out most of the running and he hung on exceedingly well under the drive, but in the closing strides he could not withstand the rush of the Escoba dOro. The latter was reserved back of the pace and came around the other horses in the stretch. As he drew up on the leaders he bore in slightly, but no foul was committed and his margin of victory was only a nose. William Tell, racing for Sam Louis, was winner from the big band of platers in the mile of the fifth race. Clarence Buxtons War Mask raced to second place, with Mrs. E. Brewsters Water Girl third. William Tel! lost little time in finding his way into tbo lead ar.d he was good enough to dominate all the running. War Mask had no excuse, while Water Girl was forced to go a bit wide and she finished with excellent courage. Earl Sande had the mount on Edward Gray in this race and, though he rode him vigorously all the way, there was no time that-he was not a distant follower. Another of the Rancoeas Stable jockeys, L. Fator, also had a disappointing ride when Savoy came back to the scales dead lame after finishing a bad last. W. J. Salmons Chrysalis, ridden by jockey Marinelli. was returned the winner of the last race of the day in a drive from the Rancocas Stables Nina, while Lee Rosenbergs Extra Dry was third. The winner was a forward factor from the start and at the end was doing her best. Extra Dry was in close quarters in the early running and closed some ground. Kdisto, the two-year-old that began his racing under th« silks of L. S. Thompson at the Havre de Orace meeting, was winner of the opening five-eighths dash under the silks of It. O. Egan. Max Hirschs Blennerhassett, after racing all the way wtih the pacemaker, was the one to finish third. Early in the running Blennerhassett, having crossed to the inner rail, was showing the way, but at the end elbow Edisto closed on him .and the pair of them had a lively battle until inside the last sixteenth, where Blennerhassett tired and Edisto drew out slightly. Cloudland, further out in the track, was finishing in resolute fashion, and he put Blennerhassett away for second place, while the others were fiarly well strung out

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