Glide is Defeated: Crack Filly Races Poorly in Her First Essay at Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-15


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GLIDE JS JDEFEATED Crack Filly Races Poorly in Her First Essay at Hawthorne. Big Crowd Turns Out to Help Make Illinois Athletic Club Day a Success. 4 . HAWTHORNE RACE TRACK, Aug. 14. Hawthornes racing Thursday brought in its course a series of incidents that marred the sport considerably and likewise proved costly to the big crowd that helped to make the Illinois Athletic Club day an outstanding one of the present meeting. The cluef happenings were crowded in the third and fourth races. The latter, the outstanding feature", being named in honor of the Illinois Athletic Club, this association contributing n silver cup to the ,500 added by the track management. The race was at five and a half furlongs for two-year-olds and it had five fairly good youngsters with Riviera the favorite. She was left at the post. The same race brought about the disqualification of the second choice, Mark Master, for fouling after he had landed in second place. Previously the public had suffered extensively through the bad race that Glide had shown. This filly, regarded as possibly the best of her age and sex in the country, made a sorry showing and it was clearly apparent that it was due to her unfit condition after a long let up. GLIDE IX POOH CONDITIO. The decisive defeat of Glide by ordinary ones in the third race occasioned adverse criticism. Glides race in the Kentucky Oaks in which she beat the most representative Tillies in the country but suffered a disqualification, has given her a rating at the top in her division. It was her first start here and she merited the post of honor she enjoyed among the ordinary one she met this afternoon. The public were loyal to her standard but in spite of support for her she drifted back steadily in the betting. The cause was apparent during the running. Glide was far back for the entire way, racing as if unfit and Fronks effort on her was decidedly feeble. Keegah raced into the lead with Go Foin following in close promixity and hard restrained. Barn Dollar had been away poorly but moved up with a rush on the stretch turn and finishing gamely outstayed Go Foin, which has passed Keegan. Glide was never dangerous. Pride on the part of her owner and trainers should have prevented her starting considering her lack of fitness. It is claimed for her that she will not work and that to get her fit she needs racing. The fifth race brought the equaling of a track record by the suddenly improved Guelph, which covered the mile and seventy yards in 1:48, the same time as was made by Lady Astor earlier in the meeting. Fine weather and a fast track was responsible for interesting racing and it pleased most of the crowd. The backers, however, fared poorly, for all the favorites, excepting Guelph, which was the medium of a coup, was beaten in successive order. MAKK MASTER DISQUALIFIED. Mark Masters disqualification was the result of his having fouled all the others racing in close proximity, when approaching the first turn. He benefitted extensively by this action and it gave him a good lead but he was unable to maintain it in the stretch and succumbed to the rush of Bear Shot. It was the latters first success since her advent into Kentucky and here from the coast. Mark Master was tiring fast in the last few strides but managed to beat Louis Rubenstein home. Jockey Lilley acknowledged that his mount had interefered with the others, but the rider claimed he had tried hard to keep the colt from swerving into the others. This was substantiated by patrol judge AVilliam Doyle. The stewards refrained from punishing the jockey after getting his explanation. His disqualification moved "Will "Wells into third place. Riviera being left was due to wheeling at the start. Backers of the locally owned "Wong Bok were sufferers in the second race when Ellis Blundered badly in his guidance of "Wong Bok. It was in part responsible for the colts defeat in a race in which he may have been best. The colt was making a fast move with every prospect of taking the lead when Francesco on "Whiff came over slightly and Ellis began taking his mount back. He took liim back so sharply that in a twinkling he was out of forward contention. AVong Bok was disposed to run, however, and he again made a game effort in the last eighth but could not get to Extra Edition and Devil Girl which led him by a slight margin at the finish. . Sam Mengel finally managed to win a purse when he led a fairly good band home in the opening race to win after a hard drive, with Stay On second and Margie K., in third place and the others following so closely grouped, that it was difficult to separate them. Pacier had been the early leader with "Winnie OWynn and Sam Mengel her closest follower. Pacier quit in the last eighth, but the others continued to fight it out hard to the finish. Guelph, in the fifth race, showed decided improvement and it enabled him to win easily in track record time from Victoire. The latter found the track suitable to her actions, and racing prominently all the way, was fast overhauling the winner. Rocky Mountain finished in third place. Flying Prince raced in his best style in the concluding race and it enabled hifh to beat the veteran Fair Orient home. The latter at one stage appeared hopelessly out of any chance but came with a rush through the last quarter and fought it out gamely with the winner. Hardman tired but landed in third place.

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