Trainers Perplexed: Steady Rain of Thursday Night Results in Many Scratches, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-28


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TRAINERS PERPLEXED Steady Rain of Thursday Night Results in Many Scratches. Track Dries Out Bapidly and Likewise Confuses Public in Selection of Winners. LATONIA, Ky., June 27. Carl Wiedemann broke into the ranks of winning owners for the first time this year at Latonia when his Great Jaz got home in advance of some good ones starting in the Ballot Handicap, the outstanding monetary race of the afternoons program. The colt won with great ease from Bourbon Boy and Batter Up. There were only five starters in the race, with Great Jaz a pronounced choice and the first favorite to land home in front during the afternoon. He was away well and moved promptly into the lead, though under restraint. He kept to his task in fine style and drew out in the stretch to win with much in reserve. Bcurbon Boy began well, but was caught in a jam during the first eighth and gradually forced back until he was in last place. He was then ridden wide to avoid further trouble and he closed a good gap and finished fast. Batter Up, after dropping out of it at the lower turn, came again during the stretch" to outstay Miss Cerina. The latter tired near the end and Clarence might have had a chance, but was handicapped by a bad ride he got. Ideal weather followed the storm of last night and it was responsible fcr a big attendance to be on hand to view some capitol sport. In the big crowd were many visitors from adjacent cities who intend to remain oyer to witness the running of the Latonia Derby. The steady rain during the night again upset plans of some of the owners on account of the changed track conditions. In the early hours the course was soft with mud and those having in charge racers with a well-known dislike for such going made haste to withdraw them from the days card. The original third race was riddled as a result and a new race had to be substituted. The track dried rapidly and before the opening dash it proved good and continued to improve as the afternoon progressed. The public seemed likewise confused, for at times they were far off in their deductions as to the possible winner. They started off at tne outset hy installing Flower Shop the favorite in the opener. But she failed badly and brought up in the rear, the purse going to Miss Mazie, which, coming rapidly through the stretch, overhauled Jupiter and Harry B., which had been staging a splendid duel and apparently having the race between them. Miss Mazie was far out of it until reaching the stretch; where she saved ground and wore down the leaders. Continued on thirteenth page. TRAINERS PERPLEXED Continued from first page. Zuker was given the call in the second race and again were the players disappointed for he did not get part of the purse. The winner here turned up in Shark, which, under a hustling ride, moved into the lead immediately after the start and held Brown Sugar safe in the final drive. Brown Sugar did not have much opposition for second place from Hurry Inn which finished in third place. In the substitute race Sister Flo was made an overwhelming choice and again was betting judgment sadly astray for she ceased to be a factor after going three-quarters and finally brought up far in the rear. Who Knows Me and Colored Boy engaged in a spirited duel through the stretch with Who Knows Me finally winning out. Colored Boy was far in advance of the outsider, Chaplet. The sixth race brought with it the outstanding blow for the public when Bignonia, an overwhelming favorite, fell shortly after the start. For a time it was thought that E. Pool, her rider, had sustained grave injuries, but luckily he escaped with only minor bruises. Little Gipsy, displaying a high order of speed from the start, won with much ease, Dangerillo getting up in the last strides for second place, with Ivory lasting to finish in third place. The closing dash found Quotation duplicating her former victory, but this time in much easier fashion for she won with plenty in reserve. Bona Vera and Over Fire battled it out for second place with Bona Vera successful.

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