Records in Danger: Sun Flag near Iron Masks American Three-Quarters Mark, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-21


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RECORDS IN DANGER ♦ Sun Flag Near Iron Masks American Three-Quarters Mark. * Cochran Colt Runs Distance at Latonia in 1:09% — H. E. Coleman Fares Badly. i LATONIA, Ky., June 20.— Another of the Gifford A. Cochran representatives reduced a former Latonia track record when Sun Flag, the three-year-old son of Sun Briar — Private Flag, ran three-quarters in the fast time of 1 :0!%, which is a fifth of a second better than Sweethearts time for the distance and within one-fifth second of Iron Masks American record of 1:09%, made over the Juarez, Mexico, track June 4, 1914. Sun Flag had 107 pounds, being forced to carry five pounds overweight to enable H. Stutts to ride him. He was with some speedy ones that included Crayon and Bob Cahill. Because of her former easy victory Crayon was an overwhelming favorite, but Sun Flag ■was not lacking in admirers and the Bradley representative also absorbed considerable attention. Crayon accompanied by Sun Flag and T. S. Jordan were the leaders from the start and the pace they forced was terrific, the first half mile being covered in :45%, with the first quarter in :22%. T. S. Jordan was the first to weaken and Howard took him back just before the stretch was reached. At this stage it appeared as if Crayon would be the winner, but Sun Flag, keeping at his task steadily, begain overhauling her and in the last eighth he drew out decisively and won in the easiest manner possible. Crayon, in the last sixteenth, was Btaggering and she was being steadily overhauled by Bob Cahill, but she succeeded in staving off the latters rush long enough to save second place. The other three starters were grouped at the finish, but a goodly distance away from the leading trio. JOCKEY HOWARD SUSPENDED. Jockey Howard, on T. S. Jordan, added incident to the race by striking H. Stutts with his whip when Sun Flag came over a trifle before reach the stretch that resulted in Howard taking T. S. Jordan back. The stewards suspended Howard for ten days. The race won by Sun Flag shared with the fifth and sixth races as the feature attractions of a well balanced offering that brought about a meeting of well matched ones in all the dashes. The weather was again intensely hot and the track was in the best possible condition. Considering the sweltering weather an enormous attendance was on hand to view the sport. The fifth race brought out an outstanding ; upset when the. overwhelming favorite, H. E. | i Coleman, failed to get a part of the purs?, the veteran United Verde winning from Bel- | zoni and J. t . Denny. The latter, after dis- ; i posing of Delectable, the early leader, seemed I to have the race at his mercy, but he began ] | j tiring fast in the last eighth and was overhauled in succession by United Verde and I Belzoni. The last named swerved some in the last sixteenth just when his chances of i : going into the lead looked best. H. E. Coleman was far out of it from the start and j seemed to sulk. I The twelve ordinary ones that met in the interesting race, with opener furnished an ; Who Knows Me winding up the winner after | a hard tussle to get up in time to cutstay Mclntosh, with the suddenly improved going Dr. Glenn in third place. Dust Flower was Continued on sixteenth page. RECORDS IN DANGER Continued on sixteenth pnge. given most consideration in the race, while Royal Palm also had generous support The favorite was never formidable, being among the rear guard during all the running, but closing fast in the stretch. The winner was kept in a prominent position from the start and during the stretch run he responded gamely to the urging of his rider. Royal Palm began tiring in the last eighth. Lee O. Cotner, making his first start at this meeting, won out in the sixth race from some good colts that started, including Battle Field and Cup Bearer. Iee O. Cotner was away well and promptly took command, leading for the rest of the way. Battle Field was taken back soon after the start, but he made amends at the stretch turn by saving much ground. He came fast in the stretch, but could not reach the winner. Cup Bearer had to race wide for the entire way, but got up to down Elsass in the last strides. The Idle Hour Farm Stable uncovered another promising colt in Benedict Vow, a son of North Star III. — Believe Me Boys, which began forwardly and, energetically ridden, he moved into the lead at once and, holding on gamely for the entire way, outstayed Zuker, coupled with McCulloch as the Mrs. P. T. Chinn entry. Karachi was best of the others and finished in third place. The first-named pair were in advance of the ten others from the start, and they furnished an interesting battle all during the last eighth, but the Bradley representative held to his task gamely. Parody, backed into favoritism, made good in the third race, but her margin of victory was so small that it left her supporters in doubt until the judges gave their verdict Nimrod, racing in suddenly improved form, finished in sect nd place and Annie Lyle was third. Nimrod had been the leader up until the last strides, with Parody making a desperate attempt to overhaul him, but she was retarded some in this by her swerving out in the last sixteenth. Williams, however, kept hard at her and she get up in the final strides. Annie Lyle proved too much for Wood and when she began it was somewhat sideways and the rider had to pull her up to keep from caroming into Parody. When -she was straightened she was in last place and she was ridden wide thereafter, coming strong in the last eighth. Bcna Vera and Klaxon were close up at the finish. -

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