Bourbon Boy Easily: Shows Return to Best Form in Winning Latonia Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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BOURBON BOY EASILY - Shows Return to Best Form in Winning Latoriia Feature. Triumphs Over Postillion and Little Chief -Kentucky Cardinal Again Victorious. LATONIA, Ky., Oct. 8. Bourbon Boy, which, early in the spring of this year gave considerable promise of developing into a crack and victor of several good races but subsequently got off of form, showed a return of it this afternoon when he accounted for the mile purse, which featured the La-tonia card and won impressively from Postillion with Little Chief, a newcomer from the east and favorite in the race, in third place. There were six starting and Postillion and Bourbon Boy were at all times the outstanding contenders. Postillion led Bourbon Boy by a good margin until beginning the stretch racing where he steadily gave way but was at no time in danger of losing second .place. Little Chiefs showing was a disappointing one. ODonnell had him under restraint during the early stages but he failed to respond when called on and he had to be urged hard to outstay Col. La-bold. Ten-Lec was" held in high regard also in the race but she was far back from the start. Little Chief was worked out an extra quarter, his owner having in view starting him in the International Special next Saturday. On his showing this afternoon, Little Chief will not cut much figure with the cracks he will meet. EARLY INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS. Numerous newcomers for the International Special next Saturday caused an increase in the attendance to view the racing this afternoon and they witnessed some interesting sport featured by several close finishes. The weather was ideal and the track again lightning fast. Kentucky Cardinal, which annexed the rich Queen City Handicap last Saturday from the best youngsters that could be mustered here, was among the starters in the sixth race at three-quarters and he ruled an overwhelming favorite. He seemed to have his opponents at his mercy and found confident support. It was no effort for him to lead for the entire way though near the end Stutts was rousing him some to keep him from loafing too much. Old Slip, hard urged, showed a fine race and outstayed Elsass. The latter raced prominently for the entire way tnough tiring some in the last eighth. The Cincinnati Stables mainstay, Bruns-wisk, again figured in a stirring duel with his old adversary, Pegasus, and succeeded in getting home a nose in advance, the victory being consummated in the last stride by virtue of his gameness. Pegasus, after having moved up with a rush through the stretch, appeared the winner a sixteenth out, but just when he looked as if he would have no difficulty coming away, he began to falter and. Brunswick managed to get his nose in front as they crossed the finish. Four lengths away, and also fighting hard. Childs Play managed to outstay Batter Up. The favorite, Braedalbane, showed speed until reaching the stretch, where he began retiring and was far out of it at the finish. EMINENT PROVIDES UPSET. Eminent, which has been racing fairly well, was neglected in favor of others in the third race and he upset the calculations by coming away to an easy victory after he had disposed of Max Brick in the first three-quarters. Max Brick showed fine speed for a greater part of .the way, with Eminent his closest pursuer, until about to enter the stretch, where he took command and drew out decisively. Max Brick held on better than expected in the stretch and was in advance of Firetoma. The latter beat New Gold, which had been a sufferer from interference. The maiden two-year-old six-furlong sprint resulted in an easy victory for Auburn over Ada Blackjack with Broken Toy in third place. The winner was in close pursuit during the early stages of Ada Blackjack and drew out decisively in the last eighth. Broken Toy had to work her way steadily to the leaders, but "was not good enough. John S. Reardon and John Q. Kelly, the , latter an extreme outsider, staged a terrific duel in the initial race, with John R. Reardon triumphing in the last stride after apparently John Q. Kelly held him safe. , Coyne was : best of the others and finished in third place. The leading pair practically domi- t nated the running for the entire way and alternated in the lead. The closing race found J. B. Respess colors again to the fore when his Royal Miss scored in handy style after coming around the others at the- stretch turn. Delectable, under a hard drive and lucky to avoid interference during the stretch got up in the last stride to land in second place. Mali Jong held on to last for third place. Dandy-brush was backed in confident fashion here but he retired in the stretch.

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