Spectacular Finish: Jockey C. Gross Vigorous Riding Brings Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-17


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SPECTACULAR FINISH Jockey C. Gross Vigorous Riding Brings Victory. Scores With Idle Seth in Auroras Feature Race Bench Manager Big Failure. AURORA, 111., Sept. 1G. It was a good card that was offered the patrons at the Fox Valley Business Mens Racing Association for the ninth day of the meeting. The Island Purse for two-year-olds at five-eighths was the feature race on the card. There was a large crowd for an off-day, a decided increase over Monday and it is apparent that the meeting will be a big success from the interest that the public is manifesting in the sport. The weather was threatening but the track was lightning fast. Thirty-four layers cut in to quote the odds, eight less than yesterday. The fourth and feature race of the day fell to B. A Jones consistent Idle Seth, which was cleverly ridden by C. Gross who recorded his second win of the day. His ride at the finish was spectacular. He fairly lifted his mount, that was tiring with every stride, over the line a winner. Had the distance been much farther Tangara, which was second, would have beat him. The "Woodland Stock Farms" Doc McMahon was third, a length and a half in front of Mo-desta. IDLE SETII GAME. After a brief delay at the barrier they were off in good alignment and they did not go far before Gross had his mount in front. Tangara was the one to force the pace with Gloom Girl third. Mary Maud Carr which started from the outside raced up into fourth position and was leading the rest of the field at the turn into the back-stretch. Turning into the stretch Idle Seth was still a length and a half in front with Tangara second a half length in frcnt of Mary Maud Carr, which was running third. It was a good finish with the tiring Idle Seth the winner and Tangara second, two and a half lengths in front of Doc McMahon, which beat Modesta by three lengths for third place. Bight horses paraded for the fifth at five and a half furlongs and the winner turned up in Mrs. W. J. Potters Eventide, ridden by a newcomer, V. Moore, who rode an excellent finish for a boy of such little experience. He handled his mount like a veteran. Sequel was the one to be second with Eddie Jr. third. The heavily supported favorite, Pop-pye, was eliminated at the start through the slowness of his rider. Zucchini. It was a hard blow for the talent after four minutes delay at the barrier due to the fractioussness of Remnant. They were off to a poor start, Brown Rock was the first to show from the bunch with Remnant and 1-avinia in close pursuit. Eventide was leading the others. Brown Rock retained his lead to the upper turn where Eventide, which had circled the others came up on even terms. Eddie Jr. moved into third position. Sequel had been off slowly but racing around the others he was gaining with rapid strides. It was a thrilling finish that brought the public to their feet and was so close that only the judges could decide Eventide getting the verdict by the narrowest of margins and equalling the track record. MARK DENUNZIO VICTOR. The veteran C. Gross and Mark Denunzio proved the winning combination in the opening race, a five and a half furlong sprint, with Spods second and the long shot Golden Pine third. Off in good order Gross lost no time sending Mark Denunzio into a comfortable lead, with Ralco and Golden Pine leading the others. Rounding the upper turn Carroll sent Golden Pine up to second position, with Ralco dropping back to third and Spods moving up to fourth. Mark Denunzio retained his lead to be an easy winner by two and one-half lengths in front of Spods, which finished fast in the stretch, and Golden Pine taking the short end of the purse. The second race of the day, a three-quarters dash, brought out six fair platers and the winner turned up in J. L. Pauls Miss Mischief, which was confidentially supported. Ann M. was second, with Pollymara, also confidentially back, third. After a brief delay at the barrier they were off in perfect order. Miss Mischief went right to the front with Pollymara and Ann M. in close pursuit. It was strictly a three-horse race from the half mile post home, Avith Miss Mischief an easy winner, and Ann M., which came fast through the stretch under a vigorous ride by Montgomery, landing second place from the weakly ridden Pollymara. The third race on the program was a five and one half furlong dash which fell to the Arsonia Stables Power with A. Pick-en up. Climax, carrying the silks of S. YV. Grant, at long odds, was second and Scamper third. The start was a ragged one, the horses in the middle of the field being away Continued on sixteenth page. SPECTACULAR FINISH Continued from first page. slowly. Scamper raced to the front with Climax and Power leading the others. They raced this way to the last turn where Pick-ends circled his opponents and sent Power into the lead which he "retained to the end but had to be shook up vigorously to withstand the rush of Climax. Scamper, the early pacemaker, saved third place from the supposed good thing, Sir Lawnfal. The concluding race, at one mile and seventy yards, furnished a surprise in the success of C. Diebels Feigned Zeal, which was neglected in the betting, with M. J. Cookes Lugs second and Stone Age third, and the heavily supported "good thing," Bench Manager, finishing fourth. After a brief delay at the barrier they were off in good order. Furor took the lead, with Feigned Zeal second and Stone Age third. Bench Manager ran to the outside fence, losing considerable ground. Furor opened up a four-length lead in the run through the back-stretch, with Feigned Zeal and Stone Age leading the others. V. Moore sent Bench Manager right along at top speed and worked his way up to fourth position. On the turn for home Bench Manager was leading the field by a head, with Stone Age second and Feigned Zeal third, Furor dropping back to fifth. At the end Feigned Zeal was a length in front of Lugs, which had made up considerable ground in the run through the stretch and outlasted the tiring Stone Age, while Bench Manager followed home just outside the money.

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