Chilhowee Returns: Back after Long Rest and Shows Sparkling Form, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-20


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CHILHOWEE RETURNS Back After Long Rest and Shows Sparkling Form. Qualifies Handsomely for International Special No. 3 in an Im- pressive Race at One Mile. k LATONIA, Ky., Sept. 19. Making his first appearance under colois. since his sensational triumph in the Latonia Derby, Chilhowee, continued on his winning way where he left off and added lustre to i.s performances by a sparkling showing in the mile dash which featured todays program at Latonia. He won in the most impressive manner possible in the good time of 1:39 on a track that at best could be designated as slow. His great flight of speed took him into a good lead at once and he continued under restraint for J the remainder of the way. Graeme was his closest follower, the only other starter. Rock Heather being completely done for after the half-mile. Chilhowee raced with 115 pounds up conceding weight to his opponents. Considering that it was his first start in a long time it is only reasonable to suppose that he will be benefitted by his start today and that he will be troublesome for the best in the country to down. He, is an eligible to the International Special No. 3, and there will be many who will accord his confident support to take the measure of the French champion Epinard. Chilhowee has enjoyed a place near the top in the three-year-old division all season. He finished second to Black Gold in the Kentucky Derby, and his sensational victory in the milo and a half Latonia Derby is still fresh in the memory of race goers here. That he will stay a mile and a quarter, the distance of the third International Special, that will have its decision at Latonia, October 11, is evident from his Latonia Derby success. Chilhowee possesses great speed and has proved that he can carry it far. He will also be benefitted by an age weight concession from Epinard. Drizzling rain during the night and early hours dampened the course and made it border on heavy for the early racing. The going though was safe and it improved as the afternoon progressed. MANY WITHDRAWALS. Because of the change in going there were many withdrawals. The threatening weather did not affect the attendance to any appreciable extent There seems to be improvement in attendance daily. The volume of betting also is mounting steadily. Interesting racing was again on tap, several of the finishes being of the exciting variety, even though most of the races brought to the post the more ordinary class of starters. The closest finish of the afternoon came with the running of the fourth race in which an ordinary band met and it enabled Teda Plum to win by a matter of inches from Who Knows Me with Harry B. following the pair closely. Teds Plum was luckiest at the start and sprinted into the lead at once but was closely pursued by Who Knows Me and Belle of Elizabethtown. Harry B. was forced back in the first eighth but he! moved up determinedly in the stretch, while the leading pair were fighting it out Both leaders, however, held on gamely with Teds Plum just lasting under a surprisinglly vigorous ride on the part of the new beginner, F. McGuire. Naughty Nisba was away too poorly to bem uch factor in the race. The one time speedy Cobweb, making his first start in these parts in a long time, showed his old-time form and it assured his easy victory in the introductory dash that brought to the post some good ones including Cloughjordan, Sandalwood and Rapid Day. The winner was in the van from the1 start and he held Cloughjordan, his closest! follower, safe at all times. Cloughjordans race was a good one and he held to second place for the entire way. Sandalwood, after! a slow beginning, moved forward rapidly but faltered some in the stretch and had to be ridden hard to outstay Last One. Rapid Days showing was a dull one and he was badly outrun. BUTTRESS PROVES BEST. Buttress proved much the best of the dozen maiden fillies that took part in the second race and won in runaway style. She showed aptitude in the soft going and raced around her opponents to assume command "when ready and won with ridiculous ease. Silver Slippers just managed to hold on long enough to escape being downed for second place by the fast-finishing Winrock. Mary Ellen O., which raced well at Hawthorne during the summer, proved best of the platers that met at a mile and seventy yards and she scored handily from Mah Jong with Waukulla finishing in third place. Mary Ellen O. and Mah Jong, having tho best of the send off, dominated the running for tho entire way. Mary Ellen O., racing restrained until almost reaching the stretch where she drew out to win well in hand. "Mah Jong holding on fairly, well outstayed Waukulla. The two-year-olds in the sixth race also staged a close finish, with Lass o Mine, an outsider, winning out in the last stride from Little Jimmy, with Helen Carter in third place. Ocean Current was an outstanding favorite here, but she never figured seriously at any part of the contest The overwhelming favorite, King Tut, was . beaten easily in the closing dash, Ballot j Brush winning after leading throughout from Pretty Politician, Privilege finishing in third place. King Tut was claimed for ?4,C00 by M. Goldblatt

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