Chilhowee Triumphs: Qualifies for Saturdays Big Race in Defeating Wise Counsellor, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-07


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CHILHOWEE TRIUMPHS Qualifies for Saturdays Big Race in Defeating Wise Counsellor. Lowers Latonia Record for One Mile and a Sixteenth Alice Blue Gown Displays Speed. ; LATONIA, Ky., Oct C Easterners, who came here fully expecting that the International Special was at their mercj: and holding the western contenders in slight esteem, had a forerunner of the desperate battle In store for their cracks by the signal defeat of Wise Counsellor, hero in the first International Special, run at Belmont Park, when he triumphed over the noted French challenger, Epinard. Wise Counsellors downfall this afternoon was accomplished through tho prowess of Chilhowee, the crack mainstay of the Gallaher Brothers stable. Both International Special aspirants carried equal weights, 115 pounds. The race with only three starters, Graeme being the other to make the contest, was at a mile and a sixteenth and it also resulted in the lowering of the Latonia track record for the distance when Chilhowee came to the finish in 1:42. The American record for the distance is 1:42, made by Dot, carrying 100 pounds, at Belmont Park on September 7, 1923. WISE COUNSELLOR FAVOTIITE. Wise Counsellor was an outstanding favorite. Weight of Eastern prestige and stout support making him the pronounced favorite before post time. There was little time lost-at the barrier and Chilhowee bounded away from the barrier fully in his stride. His rivals too were away fully but ODonnell on Wise Counsellor began at once to ease back. Graeme could not keep pace and was far back. Garner on Chilhowee was for a moment nonplussed by the tactics of ODonnell but speedily began taking a hold of his own mount and maintained a lead of between two and three lengths for the first half-mile. The pace was fast notwithstanding the leaders were well under restraint for Chilhowee ran the distance in 4G. There was no material change in the running for the next quarter except that Graeme had closed the distance separating him from Wise Counsellor and was running level with him. Wise Counsellor was still under restraint, his rider evidently being under the impression that Chilhowee would come back and that ho would have no difficulty heading the leader, during the stretch run. Chilhowee, however, holding on with the same gameness that caused him to triumph in the mile and a half Latonia Derby continued with undiminished strides and Garner during the stretch held him snugly and observed over his shoulder the futile but game effort of Wise Counsellor. It was one of those tantalizing finishes on the part of Garner, in which he gave the impression that Chilhowee waa pounds the better of his rival and that Wise Counsellors near presence was on sufferance only. Chilhowee crossed the finish eager to run and well under restraint He seemed capable of going on- and still continue master of Wise Counsellor. The race was a splendid test of the prowess of the two horses and Wise Counsellor will have to improve greatly to reverse a decision with Chilhowee in the International Special. The meeting of the two stars serving as a guide to the prowess of the eastern and western cracks, brought to the track an immense crowd and they were well rewarded by witnessing a sparkling contest in which the west was triumphant for the time being. The International Special is another story yet to be written, but the westerners are still hopeful of repelling the invaders. COLUMBIA BEATEN AGAIN. J. N. Camdens speedy Columbia again lost a race in which she was possibly the best and her defeat was due to McDermotts timidity in refusal to come through next the inner rail, a position Columbia enjoyed when coming to the stretch turn. Taking her back and going around the leaders cost her much more ground than the beaten margin shows. Her conqueror was Alice Blue Gown, making her first start in a long time and she raced in her best form. Her margin of victory was by a short neck and to accomplish this, she was forced to extend herself to the utmost and run the three-quarters in 1:10, the fastest race at that distance during the present meeting. The race proved Columbia game for she came through the stretch like a shot under the strongest kind of urging by her jockey and she was going much faster than the winner at the end. Miss Cerina which had been the early leader was done when straightened for the stretch run, but she was good enough to outstay Crayon for third place. Columbia and Alice Blue Gown absorbed the chief betting attention in the race, but both had about the same number of supporters. The stretch duel for the pair was of as much interest as the meeting of the "trio of good three-year-olds that contested in the feature. Continued on sixteenth page. CHILHOWEE TRIUMPHS Continued from first page. i Outsiders made a clean sweep in the first three races, favorites going down to successive defeats. The opener found Naughty Nisba the choice, but she finished among the 1 unplaced ones, Coyne being the victor after t a. sharp last sixteenth brush with Kindred and Cloughjordan. Kindred displayed a fine effort and outstayed Cloughjordan in the j last fifty yards. The start for the race ; favored the placed three at the finish, Honor Man, The Girl and Bapid Day being : practically left because of their tardy beginning. "FT. p. Whitneys Bridesmaid was victress . over the ten other fillies that tried conclu- sions with her at three-quarters. She won after coming with a rush through the stretch. Lass o Mine just managed to get up ! in time to down Balboa. The maiden two-year-old race found Cap-1 tiva the victress. She showed most speed from the start and won the entire way. Single-, hand, hard ridden, had held his own well and outstayed Dr. Tanner for second place. Dr. Tanner showed a good performance, for he came from far back during the last quar-: ter. i Snow Maiden furnished the surprise of the third race, which she won well under re-! straint, after having led for the entire way. ; Delectable was in second place and Peter Maloney, saving much ground, outstayed the others for the shorter portion of tTie purse. Sakah, which was claimed on Saturday in his winning start, won in the colors of his new owner, Mose Goldblatt, when he finished in advance of Plus "Ultra, with Llewellyn in third place and Fretwell and Sea Court, the others starters, close up. The field of five raced closely grouped from the start, with no material chance in the order of. their running for the entire way.

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