Double for J. K. L. Ross: Wheatstick and Samosata Win for Him at Blue Bonnets, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-17


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DOUBLE FOR J. K. L. ROSS Wheatstick and Samosata Win for Him at Blue Bonnets. Stecplecliaso to Fane Lady Jockeys 31. Fisher and T. "Wilson Carry Off Hiding Honors. MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 16. Wheatstick completed a double for Commander J. K. L. Ross by winning the fourth race. It engaged the best field brought together on the third afternoon of the Blue Bonnets meeting. Samosata started the two-ply victory by winning the opening dash. Sweep By finished second to "Wheatstick. Poltoya was third at the end of the mile. Great Luck and Push Pin also ran. The double score brought the Ross total of winners at the meeting to three, all of which were sired by Cudgel. R. Fisher, a Ross apprentice, rode Wheat-stick well. This boy looks like the best lightweight prospect uncovered since Mc-Tague hit a winning stride a few weeks ago. Wheatstick is a notoriously slow beginner and was off last in the field of five. Fisher, however, did not become alarmed, but worked his way gradually to a contending position. After half a mile he had nursed his mount to within three and a half lengths of the leader, while Sweep By was out in front. Push Pin was forcing the pace. Around the turn Push Pin came a bit wide and Fisher came inside her, but had to come around Sweep By after turning into the stretch. This he did and won going away by a length. Four lengths separated the second and third horses. The card today was below the Blue Bonnets average for quality and the weather was threatening. As a result a smaller crowd than was present upon either of the previous days turned out this afternoon. Samosata, in the silks of .1. K. L. Ross, got up to win by a length from Head Cover at the end of five-eighths in the first race. Peter Paul finished third in the race. Pete Walls rode the winner. The steeplechase went to C. L. Whitings Fane Lay a recent arrival from New XorK. She is trained by Tim Donohue. Flying Frog, Butcher Boy and The Trout completed the two miles in procession behind the winner, which was ridden by Watkins. Terry Wilson rated the Seagram Stables Flowerful in third position behind James F. OHara and Wych Elm came around the outside to win going away by a length. The race was at seven-eighths. R. Fisher rode his second winner of the afternoon when he had the mount on W. S. Murrays Jacques in the fifth. Sister Jo-sella and Watch Charm finished second and third.

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