J. B. Respess Colors: Carried to Victory in Autumn Handicap by Energy, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-21


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J. B. RESPESy COLORS Carried to Victory in Autumn Handicap By Energy. Buns Remarkably Fast Race Through the Mud Stutts Riding Skill Aids Uncle Hugh. LATONIA, Ky., Sept. 20. J. B. Respess annexed his first stake victory in some time at the Latonia track when his Energy, show-ins a performance on a par with that when he administered the only defeat that Wise Counsellor suffered as a two-year-old, accounted for the Autumn Handicap, at three-quarters, worth ,560 to the winner, with Certain in second place and Baffling: third. There were ten starters in the race, the field comprising the pick of the sprinting; division in these parts. It was an exceptionally fast run race, the first quarter being covered in 22, the half mile in 46 and the full distance in 1:12. Energy literally flew through the mud and showed the way throughout. McDermott got him away fcrwardly and gave him full sway, while Baffling and Certain alternated as his closest followers in the early stages, but in the stretch racing Baffling seemed done and Alice Blue Gown moved forwardly. Columbia too, which had gotten off badly, about this time had ranged into a contending position and a keen struggle through the stretch was in prospect, but Energy continued his merry way and at all times held Certain safe. The latter also held grimly to his task and handily outstayed Baffling, which came again at the end. Alice Blue Gown began tiring about a sixteenth out and Columbia had little support from the diminutive Griffin. TRACK SEA OF STUD. Heavy rains during the night and early hours converted the track into a sea cf mud, the going being the worst of the present meeting and, in addition to being unsuited to fast-track performers, caused the riders to be blinded Dy showers of mud from the starters enjoying a forward position. Rain seemed imminent throughout the afternoon, the dark heaevy clouds enveloped the plant in ominous fashion. Because of the unpropitious condition there was a falling off in the regular Saturday crowd, but enough were on hand to fill the spacious plant to the crowding point. The betting volume, too, was up to normal standard. The racing, considering the bad track, was fairly interesting though devoid of any close finishes. Jockey H. Stutts superior riding skill was responsible for Uncle Hugh winning the fourth race from Tender Seth, an outstanding favorite. Tender Seth was pounds the best, but Mergler exhausted him in the first three-quarters in an effort to subdue Atta Boy II. and Sister Flo, which were racing on even terms with him. Ho shook off the early contenders before reaching the stretch but had nothing left. Tender Seth retained second place, but would have surrendered that portion of the purse to Doughoregan had the distance been further. Sister Flo and Atta Boy IL dropped completely out of it in the stretch.. OPE3TER TO FAY 0 KITE. Favorite backers got away to a good start when Kittie Jim in the opening race won in handy style. Benefited by a good start Wallace took advantage of the situation and sent her into a good lead while the mud bespattered others in the field swerved and zigzagged in an alarming fashion. Kittie Jim had no difficulty leading throughout and winning handily from Midwestern. The latter, ridden wide to avoid the mud, came in fast in the last eighth and overhauled Monti-fringilla. Stage Coach one of the staunchly backed ones floundered far in the rear of the field until midway of the stretch, where there was a mixup between Malthus and Dusty Mary which for a moment threatened the fall of both. Stage Coach came around them and landed in fourth place. The mile and a sixteenth dash found Nulli Secundus backed extensively and weight of support for her made her displace Escarpo-lette out of the post of honor. The public stayed loyal to Escarpolette, which appeared under the conditions to be the logical favorite. She won handily after a good ride by Jones. He kept her restrained directly in back of Nulli Secundus and when the latter began showing signs of tiring Escarpolette moved into command fast and during the last eighth she had matters her own way. Cheer Leader was best of the others, Al Stebler showing a particularly dull performance and was far back for the entire running. J. C. Milam finally broke into the ranks of winning owners when his Elector accounted for the mile dash engaging two-year-olds, the first race of this kind this fall in Kentucky. Elector raced as if pounds the best and, after leading the others for the first three-quarters by a slight margin, drew out thereafter to win as his rider pleased. Hobson raced fairly close up but attempted to run out at the turns. Old Slip was done after going half a mile but there was not anything in back of him to press for third place. They were an ordinary band of maidens back of the winner. Abstract, coupled with Balboa, enjoyed favoritism in the sixth race, bringing to the post a good band of youngsters. Abstract was well in motion at the start and Garner, riding one of his energetic races, tcok Abstract into a good lead at once and maintained his advantage in the stretch to win comfortably from Bear Shot, with Balboa in third place. Bridesmaid, one of the laggards at the start, closed an immense gap to finish in fourth place. The concluding race fell to Llewellyn. His success was a lucky one, for Plus Ultra was the best and but for almost falling at the start would have won handily. Trapnet developed some sharp support and flattered by racing forwardly for most of the way before tiring. Pequct was another that came in for unexpected support and he showed a vastly improved performance over his previous start when he was badly beaten off.

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