The Runt Invincible: Proves to be Champion Mud Runner at Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-21


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THE RUNT INVINCIBLE Proves to Be Champion Mud Runner at Hawthorne. Easily Takes Measure of Suck Good Ones as Miss Cerina and Lord Granite. HAWTHORNE RACE TRACK, Aug. 20. The consistent The Runt continues in his winning ways and on the rough track such as prevailed this afternoon seems invincible. He accounted for the three-quarters ,500 handicap, that feature from a monetary standpoint and won well under restraint from Miss Cerina, with Lord Granite in third place. At the weight dif f erenca, The Runt Gbnceding Lord Granite eleven pounds by the actual scale and a year, the latter was considered good enough to take The Runts measure, but the backers of Lord Granite did not take into consideration the poor riding skill of Doyle. If Lord Granite had any chance of giving The Runt a battle it was discounted considerably because of his riders inability. Barrett took The Runt to the front immediately after the start and racing closely pursued by Miss Cerina he finally drew out in the stretch to win easily. Miss Cerina had no difficulty holding on to second place. Lord Granite finished third considerably in advance of Jewell V. D., which Fronk took back at the lower turn and did not persevere with strongly in the stretch. Only four started in the race. A heavy haze hung over the track during the afternoon and for a while another downpour threatened, but the rain held off. The warmer weather helped to bring out the full strength of race goers here. Considering the heavy track the racing was spirited. It was marred some by the incompetency of some of the riders. One of the worst offenders in this respect was Boganowski astride the favorite Dobson in the third race, which brought out a quartette of the better grade to try conclusions at a mile and seventy yards. DOUBLE T.S LUCKY WIN. Jockey Stutts superior skill over Rodriguez was responsible for Doublt T. earning the purse in the fifth race. It was a lucky victory for Doublt T., for under equal conditions he would have been lucky to finish in third place. Faithful Girl should have beaten him, as it was, and had Brian Kent been benefitted even by an ordinary good ride he would have won oft. Brian Kent was pounds the best but was allowed to drop out of it at the start and in the stretch when he was racing well, Pendergrass was devoting all his energy to keep from falling off. Ebony Belle was the favorite here but she showed a dull performance and Fronk rode her wide for the entire way. The opening race proved easy for Brilliant. He won with ridiculous eace and raced much improved over the showing he made when ridden by W. Pool in his last start. He kept well in advance of the others until he reached the stretch where he was called on and he won in runaway style by as wide a margin as his rider elected. Hurry Inn followed him horrie with Fuo in third place. Pyroot, a first-time starter, carrying Hal Price Head-leys colors, was hot the recipient of the best kind of riding and as a result he was far out of it from the start. Hell show improvement under better handling. Brliliant started the public oft! well for he was the favorite and solidly backed. KEKItY GIItL GOOD OXE. The newcomer Kerry Girl made a show of the others she met in the second race. She was pounds the best, for she bolted at the stretch turn and won as her rider pleased by a big margin. May Buddy, the favorite, might have been much closer had Ellis been stronger. He closed a good gap during the stretch run but was lucky to land in second place. Lavinia, which finished third, would have been a much stronger factor had she had good riding. Jones got her away slowly and she raced far out of it until reaching the stretch, where she began gaining rapidly under urging. Herald, which had raced prominently for a half mile, tired fast in the stretch. The mile and seventy yards purse proved an easy victory for the heavily backed Belphrizonia, which suddenly displayed vastly improved form over her preceding start. The heavy mud may have been instrumental in her improvement, also the fact that Stutts had the mount on her. At any rate she moved into a long lead immediately after the start and continued in the van for the entire way. Cannon Shot was her closest follower throughout, due to the weak ride that Tangerine got and because Boganowski persisted in taking Dob-son far out of it at the first turn and keeping him in the rear thereafter. His ride was a listless one. Dobson was favorite, but Belphrizonia had confident support.

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