Well-Matched Field: Mile Event at Latonia Furnishes Hotly Contested Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-27


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WELL-MATCHED FIELD Mile Event at Latonia Furnishes Hotly Contested Race. ; Pegasus Winner by Inches Dud- ley Scores Again in Re-; markably Fast Time. LATONIA, Ky., June 26 The mile purse, serving as one of Thursdays Latonia features, was regarded as bringing to the post one of the best-matched fields that has started in any race at the beautiful Milldale track. The five engaging in it had confident support from their partisans with the result that there was little to choose in the way of a favorite, all commanding almost equal attention. Betting judgment was confirmed, for the quintet of starters raced closely grouped from the start, excepting when June Grass fell badly lamed and had to be eased out of contention. The victor turned up in the one-time crack Pegasus, which scored his initial victory of the year. His margin was cf the smallest, inches separating him from Flowers of Love, with Chacolet but a slight margin in back of the pair and directly in front of Ten-Lec. There was considerable interference in the race, for which D. Hum, on June Grass, was held responsible, and Flowers of Love .the chief sufferer. It was directly due to her failure. Pegasus, under a perfect ride, showed his best form and it was made the more patent in the fact that he held on grimly under urging to last the mile route. It was Cha-colets first essay since her dismal Suburban .Handicap fizzle and her supporters were jubilant at one time during the stretch run when she loomed up as the possible winner, but, contrary to her usual custom, she fal-.tered near the end; probably was a bit short. JUNE GRASS FALLS LAME. June Grass had .stayed close, with Flowers of Love in the lead, for half a mile, when he moved into the lead, the interferences he subjected the Keene filly to aiding him into moving clear. He began showing lameness just before reaching the stretch and Hum took him out of contention. Hum was suspended for ten days by the stewards for his rough r;ding. The three-quarters race that followed was another interesting race, with victory going to the consistent Dudley, at present in the height of his form. He turned in an impressive performance in the good time of 1:10. Rocket and Alice Blue Gown staged a spectacular duel for second place, with the Harry Payne Whitney representative just lasting to teat the filly home. Some of the speediest short-distance cracks at the track took part in this race. The dozen starters in the opener, half of them fractious post actors, gave the starter And his assistants all manner of trouble to keep them in some semblance of alignment and when the barrier was released most of the field was grouped with the exception of the favorite. Queer, which the assistant failed to release in time, causing her to be unprepared and consequently almost left. She displayed extreme speed to race into a. contending position and might have won, even despite her bad beginning, but for racing wide through the stretch. Elusive was the winner, but it was by the closest kind of a margin over the fast-finishing Spanish Hose, with Queen Charming being given the award for third place over Queer. DEEMINGS FIRST TICTORT. Twelve maiden youngsters furnished the second contest and it enabled Deeming to graduate after she had drawn out from the others in the last sixteenth. Silver Slippers was her closest follower, with Buttress fin-dishing third. Buttress raced as if much the tbest. She was tardy to leave the barrier and in the early part was last, but she came with a fine rush during the stretch and was finishing the fastest at the end. The third race resulted in the downfall of the outstanding favorite. Parody, which failed to get part of the purse, retiring badly after going half a mile. W. E. Applegates I Provident, an outsider, was a handy winner, ."with Krishna landing in second place and Swift "Water third. There was considerable I support for Klaxon in the race and he flattered extensively for three-quarters by leading by a good margin, but he began tiring fast thereafter from his exhaustive effort Gifford Cochrans Flying Ebony, a triple winner at Churchill Downs, made his debut here an auspicious one by triumphing in the sixth race, but he was forced to the limit to get heme in advance of J. N. Camdens , Tilka, The latter showed a good performance and held on courageously from the start and was only beaten by a short neck. Bene-dick Vow, considered good enough to take .Flying Ebonys measure, raced disappoint-1 ingly and was beaten after going three-eighth. i

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