Hopeless Home First: Aided by Mcdermotts Ride, H. P. Headleys Colt Triumphs, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-26


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HOPELESS HOME FIRST Aided by McDermotts Ride, H. P. Headleys Colt Triumphs. Beats June Grass and Buster by Narrow Margin Little Visitor Trims Oh Susanna. IiATONIA, Ky., June 25. Hal Price Head-leys Hopeless, favored by a good ride from I, McDermott, accounted for the outstanding race on Latonias "Wednesday offering, a mile dash for a purse of ,700. and beat June Grass by a short half length after a hard drive. June Grass was an easy second before Buster, which had little opposition from Margaret AVinsor and United Verde, the other starters. June Grass showed good speed and promptly took command, with Buster his closest follower and Hopeless also close up. United Verde had left the barrier stumbling and as a result had lost much ground and was always far out of it. At the stretch turn Buster made a valiant attempt to wear down June Grass, but his bid was short lived for he took a bad swerve towards the inner rail and it forced Harvey to: stop riding him. The mishap gave Hopeless second place, and continuing In game style much better than has been his custom formerly he steadily wore down June Grass and ultimately passed him near the finish. Although no outstanding attraction was programmed, the offering on the whole was of merit and it brought to the post well? matched fields in all the races. The finishes were close and the sport interesting and enjoyable. The attendance was of usual good proportions. FAST AND FUItlOTJS. A meeting of Little Visitor and Oh Susanna In, the fifth race at five and a half furlongs was of vast importance to the throng and they got their full thrill from the race. Both had partisans, the race being virtually conceded to be between the pair and so it proved. , Oh Susannas high speed carried her into a five lengths lead soon after the start arid she continued at a rapid pace for the first three-eighths, seemingly a certain winner, for Little Visitor, her closest follower, seemed to be doing her best and unable to decrease the lead. Just when Oh Susannas supporters were growing jubilant she suddenly began tiring and it enabled Little Visitor to gain on her. The latter steadily decreased the distance until in the last twenty yards they were on even terms. The last strides found Little Visitor passing into the lead and she won by half a length." Bridesmaid, far back, just managed to outstay Backbiter. f The veteran Raider added another victory to his score when he won in easy style the mile and a quarter race that closed the cam. The old fellow raced as if he relished his task, for he came from far back in the last half mile after racing around the others and won with much in reserve from Smuts, which just got up to beat Pequot, and "War Prize following. There was extensive support for Blowing Bubbles and Ramkin, but both were eliminated from contention after going three-quarters. GRANITE WARES COME-BACK. Making his first start in nearly two years, Granite "Ware, a crack in "W. B. Applegates ! stable, staged a splendid come-back when he itriumphed over a good band of higher grade jplaters that met at three-quarters. He held on well under a hard .drive and beat Brae-dalbane and Energy, with Bright Tomorrow i following. I Stutts, rider of Granite "Ware, used good .judgment in taking him out from the rail at the stretch turn for it elirhinatcd inter-1 ference for him "arid he finished in determined style. Braedalbanc was a forward contender, and after racing Energy into de-jfeat looked momentarily the winner, but he j tired in the last few strides. Bright Tomorrow was the favored one in the race and he might have won but he was in close quarters on the back stretch and when going at his best pace in the stretch Lyke- took him back, ostensibly to avoid interference from the fast tiring Energy. Quotation was the winner of the third race. She was aided by good racing luck and succeeded in outstaying Peter Maloney. Rambler finished third. Much was expacted of Itambler, but Garner showed timidity soon after the start and took him up when there was a prospect of him being shut off. He was far out of it at the first turn and did not Improve his position much in the next quarter, but thereafter he came steadily and headed all but the leading pair. Quotation had saved much ground for the entire way and when Nimrod, the leader, began swerving out, she took command and outstayed the fast-gaining Peter Maloney. The Cincinnati-owned Brunswick began the day auspiciously for the talent by a victory In the initial dash, bringing to the post a dozen fairly good ones in the plater Continued on twelfth page. HOPELESS HOME FIRST Continued from first page. brigade. He showed fine speed under an alert ride and led for the entire way," but had to be ridden hard in the last sixteenth to outstay Rapid Day. The latter began slowly and had to race all around the others. He looked like the winner a sixteenth out, but tired a trifle after his exhaustive early effort Sandalwood landed in -third -place, mainly due to saying much ground, at the stretch turn. The usual confidence in Last One was manifested and he again disappointed. Brave , Bob, carrying the .colors cf -Breckinridge and Milam, graduated from the maiden ranks in the second race, which he won with great ease from Barrage and, Saar. Brave Bob is "regarded highly and has been started in stake races, but failed to race up to expectations. Today he ran .more, to the hopes of his connections and won like a good one. Barrage showed some early speed, but began giving way after reaching the stretch. He was extremely lucky to finish in advance of Saar. The latter was in close quarters in the first eighth and was kicky to avoid getting shut off. He sayed ground into the stretch-and -responded gamely to hard riding. Elector was highly thought of in the race and he would have been a much" stronger factor - with an energetic ride in the last sixteenth.

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