Fourth Year in a Row: Commander J. K. L. Ross Captures the Grey Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-01


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FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW I Commander J. K. L. Ross Cap- I. tures the Grey Stakes. . . Caducous the Successful , Standard-Bearer s 3 In the 1924 Running of JnvcnIIc ; Stake More Wet Weather. - TORONTO, Ont, Sept SO For the fourth year in succession Commander J. K. L. Ross of Montreal Avon the Grey Stakes, the big o two-year-old feature of the meeting. Cadu- 2j ecus, a colt by Cudgel Melody, carried the 1 Montreal sportsmans silks to the f ourtli 3 yictory this afternoon, running the mile through sloppy going in 1:44. Marble, o Prismar and Turnberry were the winers of 2 tho stake in the years 1021, 1922 and 1923. Foolscap finished second -to Caduceus, beaten 2 half-a. length, at. the .end of a. thrilling .stretch J .2 battle. Fairbanic, a .Cajiadian-bred, .f rora the. 7. stable of J. C. Fletcher, .-was. third. "Walls 2 had tlie leg on the winner. The race netted Commander Ross ,9G0. The victory of Caduceus was especially pleasing to Commander Ross because of the J fact the the winner is a home-bred by his pet stallion, Cudgel, which has produced so well for the Montreal breeder. Incidentally Caduceus is a brother to Turnberrj-, which ir won the stake last year. V - STRICTLY THREE HORSE RACE. Tho race at all times was between the r first three to finish. Caduceus began fast 2 and made pace under stout -restraint until ; part way around the second turn. Up to . this time Fairbank had been keeping closest to the fleet son of Cudgel with Foolscap ahead "of the other four, bearing the stretch ; Foolscap felt the touch of the spurs and began to charge around the leader. It ap- : peared for a time that he was going on to victory. But "Walls had a good colt under him. "When he called Caduceus again drew away from Foolscap to the margin of a M length and a half. That was the distance between them at the eighth post. From there on the pair battled with all their strength and Foolscap closed within half, a , length of the son of Cudgel but gained no ; farther. : The race was mn over a sloppy- twek ; made so by two days of rain. The crowd was : small because of the weather, which was even more unpleasant than that-of the day ; before. It was cold and a drizzling rain fell : at intervals. XAXCY XAXGHORXE SPEEDY. Nancy Langhorne gave an exhibition of her stretch running ability when she came from fourth position in a field of five to win the Manton Plate sprinting feature of the sixth program of the Ontario Jockey Club. Glister finished second to the daughter of Flittergold. Lilt was third in a field of five. Nancy -Lang- 1 home began with the others in the field but . i fell out of contention quickly while Glister went out to make the pace alone. Miss Dom- ino and Lilt followed her closely but all of them began to tire in the stretch as a result of the terrific pace. Thomas saved ground straightening out with Nancy Langhorne and L won going away by two lengths in the fast time of 1:13 for sloppy going. "Walter J. Salmons silks were carried successfully - by Jericho and "Woodley XL. in the , I Ballywood Steeplechase. Jericho set the pace killing off the speed. "Woodley XL, easily took down the purse. L. Veitch Tode the ; son of Pommern. Jericho had The Trout t for company for a turn of the feild. Beginning - the second circuit Flying Frog moved up on the inside and after making a bad land- ing at the eighth jump came again and took i the lead from Jericho as the latter began tiring at the twelfth fence. "Woodley II., meanwhile had been rating behind them. i. When Jericho quit "Veitch sent "Woodley II. .. after the leader. Straightening out he opened j up daylight on Flying Frog. Going to the e last jump "Woodley II. swerved toward the inner - wing in taking the obstacle, thus crossing 5 In the path of Flying Frog. For that reason Barry claimed foul but the stewards did not allow it "Woodley II. was clear and going g away at the time and won easily by four r lengths. Hoi Polloi, coupled with Night Off as the e J. C. Fletcher entry, won the opening dash. It was the Tatton Plate and for Canadian n bred juveniles at five and a half furlongs. 5- Hoi Polloi was outrun, but gained steadily y on the outside and won going away. McTague e rode the winner. Colando won the seventh for P. S. P. Randolph, and was claimed by "W. M. Cain n for 1,000. Mary Contrary beat the others of a bad band. EI Jesmar finished third in n the contest, which was at a mile and an n eighth. Abel rode the winner. F. M. Kellys Long Point, excellently ridden 1" by Coltilettl, won the Ayrshire Plate, a a claiming handicap that filled the fifth position on the card. "War Man, Ceylon Prince :e and Leonard G. chased him home. Quotation took the lead shortly after the ie rise of the barrier in the sixth race, and land saved ground all the way and held "Wrack-horn c" safe by a length at the end of a mile and seventy yards. Jim Kenney finished third. J. Stevens donned the silks of H. G. Bedwell to ride the winner.

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