Adverse Conditions: More Rain at Aurora Spoils Promising Thursday Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-12


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ADVERSE CONDITIONS More Rain at Aurora Spoils Promising Thursday Program. Elms Purse to Tikeh Idle Seth Easily Peter Brown in Hollow Fashion. AURORA, III., Sept 11. Racing at Aurora today was under adverse, conditions. The card was chiefly made up of claiming races, the feature being declared off and another race substituted. Weather condiions were anything but favorable. Overnight rains changed track conditions from fast to heavy. The crowd, while not as large as yesterday, was a good one, mostly regulars. The fields were not exceptionally well balanced and much enthusiasm was shown among those speculatively inclined. The fifth race on the card, the Elms Purse, was the best of the program. The winner turned up in Tikeh, with C. E. Hamiltons Jack Frost second, and the Derby Stables Proceeds third. Black Grackle, the heavily supported favorite failed to show any speed any part of the way and was decisively beaten by the first three. Frank Erb, the other starter was last at all times during the journey. JONES LISTLESS HIDE. Smith sent Tikeh to the front at the rise of the barrier with Jack Frost and Black Grackle running in order named. They ran this way to the turn on the backstretch where Jack Frost took a brief lead while Smith gave Tikeh a breathing spell, Erick-son, who had been trailing the field with Proceeds, made his run but to no advantage, as the leaders seemed to relish the going and were going handily. It was at this point that Black Grackle seemed to drop out of contention and Jones was content and did not persevere with his mount which should have been no worse than third. He gave the horse a listless ride in general. The first race for two-year-olds at five-eighths was won by the B. A. Jones Idle Seth in easy fashion from Bolivar Bond and Belle H. After a short delay at the barrier they were off to a perfect start. The veteran C. Gross who is riding in his best form, lost no time in rushing to the front with Idle Seth, which seemed to relish the going and maintained his advantage to the finish, winning easily from Bolivar Bond. The latter was slow to begin and closed a big gap. Belle II., which followed the pace to the last eighth, was the one to be third four lengths in front of Bruneth. The second race of the day fell to the well supported favorite Peter Brown in hollow fashion from J. Heddermans Sequel which beat Bessie Leighton by three and a half lengths for second place. Eaton sent Peter Brown to the front soon after the start and never left the ultimate result in doubt. Sequel was the one to be second with Bessie Leighton third. Little Smoke, also well supported, showed a dull performance and at no time was a contender. FIFTY-FIFTY TRIUMPHS. R. Zucchini save Fifty-Fifty, the winner of the third race, a sterling ride. After, a short delay at the post, due to the fractious actions of Col. Taylor, they were off in good alignment. Col. Taylor was the one to set the pace with Miss Mischief and Piedmont following closely. They ran this way to the stretch turn where Piedmont went into tne lead. It was at this point Col. Taylor quit and Miss Mischief was still running in second place, Avith Fifty-Fifty third. It was strictly a three-horse race from the eighth post home with Fifty-Fifty the winner by a neck from Piedmont, which faltered in the final stride. Miss Mischief was the one to be third. The fourth race, a claiming dash at five and a half furlongs, Avhich was substituted for the feature, was won by Viennese, carrying the silks of W. A. Baumgartner, with Al Stebler second and Pinch o Snuff third. After a brief delay at the barrier they were off in good order and Climax was the first to show out of the bunch with Pinch o Snuff and Commander McMeekin leading the others. Polychresty and Viennese were in close attendance. Climax gave up the lead after reaching the stretch and Harrington on Commander McMeekin moved up. Pinch oSnuff came through on the rail. Al Stebler who had been trailing started a stretch run which would have landed him a winner had the distance been a little farther. The finish saw Viennese the winner with Al Stebler second and Pinch o Snuff third. J. F. Wilson furnished the winner of the sixth race when Arabian scored over the long shot, Mac OBoy, with W. C. Weants Ten Can third. The well-supported choice Eelman failed to get any part of the purse after racing in a conteding position to the stretch turn. Ten Can was the one to cut out the pace, with Eelman, Hasty Miss and Arabian, closely bunched, following behind the other two starters, Eye Bright and Mac OBoy following in the orner named, and they raced this way to the upper turn, where Jones sent Arabian into the lead. Hasty Miss was done and Taylor, on Mac OBoy, started his move, and it Avas at this point that Eelman dropped back and Ten Can showed signs of Aveakening. The finish saAV Arabian an easy Avinner, Avith Mac OBoy second and Ten Can third.

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