Another Richmond in Two-Year-Old Field: Pas Seul in the Limelight, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-22


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ANOTHER RICHMOND IN TWO-YEAR-OLD HELD . I- ■ =r- fift A PAS SEUL IN THE LIMELIGHT . 4. Gains Prestige Among Kentucky Juveniles by Smashing Victory in Harold Stakes in Which Reputation and Buttin In Meet With Unexpected Reverses * - - - LATONIA, Ky., June 21.— Another Richmond loomed up with Saturdays Latonia racing to confound the two-year-old situation in Kentucky when J. N. Camdens Pas Seul was victor of the historic Harold Stakes, run today for the forty-second time. Annihilator, hard .ridden, succeeded in outstaying Kublai Khan for second place, while Bill Strap, coupled with Buttin In as the Idle Hour Farm Stable entry, finished in fourth place. Following came the "crack Reputation and Buttin In, which have been considerably in the limelight since their last meeting and on which occasion Buttin In triumphed. Interest in the race centered primarily between the pair and both had a host of partisans in the throng, but the weight of support toward the close installed the Williams crack as the favored one. In justification for the poor showing of both colts in the race it might be said that they raced as if disliking the going. . _ Pas Seul has always displayed good form over a soft. track and he has performed impressively at all times when the track was muddy. He raced like a champion and, though away somewhat tardily from the barrier, moved into contention with a rush, although going wide and overhauling Kublai Khan, the leader, when reaching the stretch won thereafter well under restraint. Kublai Khan moved into the lead immediately after the start, with Reputation following him closest for the first three-eighths, but the 127 pounds, coupled with slippery going, caused him to weaken when the stretch was reached, but he continued gamely and it was only in the last eighth that he gave way completely as a contender. Buttin In had his troubles immediately after the start. He seemed to be at a total less how to handle himself and he continued far out of it all the way. The good showing of Annihilator proved a surprise. He was aided into second place by saving much ground at the stretch turn. Had he refrained from trying to swerve near the end he would have been second by a much bigger margin. The stake was worth ,200 net to Pas Seul. DUDLEY ANOTHER CAMDEN WINNER. The victory of Pas Seul was not the only one scored by J. N. Camden. His Dudley also gave a sparkling speed exhibition in the secondary feature, a three-quarter dash for a purse of ,S00, which he won with the utmost ease after having led by a wide margin for the entire way. The race showed him to be at his top form at present and a hard proposition for the best of sprinters in these parts to tackle. There was a lively tilt for second place in this race, with Leopardess outstay irg Dusty Mary for ihe middle portion of the purse. The Camden establishment just missed making a triple victory for the afternoon when Kitty Pat lost the sixth race by a matter of inches to Little Visitor. The pair engaged in one of the most strenuous duels witnessed at the track and they measured stride for stride all during the last sixteenth, with Little Visitor just lasting. In the earlier stages Oh Susanna, a first-time starter and a stable companion to Kitty Pat, threatened to make a runaway of the race, for she took a commanding lead, but she gradually succumbed and tired almost to a walk near the end. enabling Rural Route to get up for third place. KING TUT AT niS BEST. The concluding contest brought to the post some of the higher grade platers and it resulted in victory for King Tut, which, racing in his best form, beat home Pretty Politician with the favorite, Sun Spot, in third place. King Tut moved by Pretty Politician at his leisure in the stretch to win well under restraint. The claiming brigade found this race a fruitful field. King Tut going to the stable of A. W. Jackson at a cost of ,700 and Sun Spot finding new ownership at a cost of ,000 that J. Me. lee paid for In r. The heavy down pour of this morning brought about a change in track conditions from the lightning like fast of recent days to muddy going. Firm footing prevailed, however, and it did not detract to any extent from the contests. Considering the continuous downpour up to a late hour, it was surprising that such a vast crowd should make the journey to Latonia. The attendance was almost the equal of the best that has been at the course on any day during the meeting. Annie Lyle, backed into favoritism, started the public off well in the opening dash by winning in good style after having led for the entire way. She was on her bad post behavior and kicked Bye Bye strenuously whew that filly came near her. She began fast, and Continued on sixteenth pace J ANOTHERJICHMOND Continued from first page. going into the load promptly .showed the way for the entire contest, with Florence W. in second place must of the way and Bye Bye outstaying Over Fire for the shorter portion of the purse. La Blanche de Briante and Devil Girl both generously backed raced as if they disliked the going and finished distantly out of it. J. B. Clohers Krishna was returned winner in the second race that brought to the post an ordinary band. He was aided considerably by the going and raced through it with relish, coming from far back in the last quarter to- win drawing away fast. John Hager, favorite, finished in second place and Elusive third. Mon lere furnished some excitement before the start by running away with his inexperienced rider, K. Cameron. The mile and an eighth was one of the most exciting affairs of the afternoon, with Blowing Bubbles and Quesada staging a terrific duel all during the stretch. Blowing Bubbles won by a short head and it was mainly due to Harvey*! stronger finishing ability over F. Thorndyke. The latter hustled Quesada into a good lead at the outset, and continuing to siiow the way, appeared the winner when entering the stretch but at this junction Blowing Babbles came fast, but Quesada made a desperate attempt to retain the lead and only succumbed in the last stride. Smuts raced well and held on gamely to outstay Miss Mazie for third place. __ . : « — — —

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