Return to Normalcy: Best Attendance of Week at Jamaica Wednesday, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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RETURN TO NORMALCY Best Attendance of Week at Jamaica Wednesday. Priscilla Ruley Easily Accounts for October Handicap Jockey Harvey Rides Well. NEW YORK, -N.-Y., - Oct 8. "William "Woodwards Priscilla Ruley, carrying IOC pounds, was an easy winner at Jamaica this afternoon of the October Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, with ,500 added. Fields rushed her into a slight lead in the first quarter, Rinkey next and Rialto and Nancy Langhorne a few lengths back. Cooper moved up with Rinkey on the last turn and momentarily headed the Belair Stud filly, but once straightened away, Fields called on Priscilla Ruley and she came away easily. Rinkey tired badly in the final drive, and Rialto, her stablemate, beat her for second place. Nancy Langhorne could not get up and was very tired at the finish. She ran as if she did not care .for the cuppy track. The best crowd of the week was out and better racing weather could not be desired. The rain of the night had made the track heavy In spots and the time of all the races was slow. The turns dried out toward the end of the program and, barring more rain, the track will be fast tomorrow. Scratches reduced many of the fields to three and four horse contests. W. V. Caseys two-year-old filly Gipsy Flyer outgamed the others of her own age and sex opposed to her in the opening race. Canister and Myrtle Belle alternated in the lead for most of the five and a half furlongs. But John Maddens filly had enough at the final eighth post and dropped out of it. Canister appeared a certain winner a hundred yards out, but Gipsy Flyer, well up from the beginning, challenged here and came away without trouble.- Canister hung on well and was a comfortable second from Sea Tide. Galatia suffered a little the worst of the start and showed good speed for a half, then tired. NO THOUBLE FOR SKIRMISH. Thomas Calcinas Skirmish had no trouble in beating the ordinary band opposed to her in the third, a claiming race for mares at a mile and seventy yards. Insulate was quickest to start and held a comfortable lead to the half where Skirmish went Into command and was never afterwards menaced. Superbum was hard ridden to keep up around the turn and failed to reach Insulate for second place. Jockey W. Harvey made it two in a row when he brought Mrs. G. C. "Winfreys Lady Boss home winner of the second, a claiming purso at three-quarters. Buck Pond was quickest at the start but Lady Boss outran him after a sixteenth opened up a commanding lead and looked an easy winner turning for home. But she tired rapidly in the last sixteenth, just lasting to win from Nautical on which Anderson rode his usual bad race, taking him up several times in the early running. Buck Pond, which had been closest to Lady Boss in the first part, hung on long enough. to get third place, though swerving badly and slightly impeding Lady Boss. St Allan came from far back and also lost much ground on the far turn. CANADIAN COLORS TO FORE. H Lingelbach, a recent arrival from the Canadian circuit, saw his colors in front all the way in the fifth. His Cano, a son of Omar Khayyam, took the lead in the first quarter and was never headed, though challenged by both Modo and Bear Grass in the last three-eighths. Marinelli had to ride him out sharply to insure victory. Thurber had Modo in the heaviest going all the way and, though saving ground on the final turn, the Marshall Field candidate tired in the last hundred yards and just outlasted Bear Grass for second place. Robert Odoms Sumpter, a purchase from John Sanfords Stud, proved easily the best in the closing race after indulging Harry Payne "Whitneys Lawless with the lead to the last eighth. Danby was well up the first three-eighths but dropped back in the stretch. Freya and Rodeo were always outrun.

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