Defeat for John Morrill: After Three Straight Wins He Bows to Prowess of the Plains Man in Well Contested Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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DEFEAT FOR JOHN MORRILL After Three Straight Wins He Bows to Prowess of The Plainsman in Well Contested Race. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct 8. After winning in his three previous starts at this meeting, B. Creechs John Morrill, was finally forced to. bow to the prowess of The Plainsman from the stable of N. B. Davis. The winner and the Creech- gelding - were both under stout restraint in the early running, the riders being content to let Winnipeg set the pace, but when the three-quarter post was reached, both riders made their moves and it developed into a two-horse race with The Plainsman a short length in front Thus they raced to the finishing line and although John Morrill tried gamely, he could not catch the Davis color-bearer, which won by half a length, while Randals Royal outgamed the tiring Winnipeg for third place. Last one defeated a fair band of sprinters in the fourth race. Leslie was the medium of a heavy backing in this contest, but at no time was he a serious contender, Last One winning with something to spare from Ailsie Vernor with Beg Pardon third. A fair mid-week crowd was present and seemed to enjoy the sport despite the chilly wind which made heavy wraps a necessity. Louise Wagner won her second purse in as many" days when she beat Castlereagh by a neck in a driving finish in the third race. Dr. MacMillan, Frank Sumpter and Copyright were all easy winners in their respective races. Jockey O. Pernia carried off the riding honors by winning with Last One and Copyright Jockey S. Holecko was suspended for the remainder of the meeting for rough riding while astride-John D. in the first Mandy stumbled shortly after the start of the first race and jockey F. Horn was thrown heavily. The boy was bruised about the body and forced to cancel his engagements for the day. Gene Lutz underwent a minor operation yesterday, but was present to saddle his horse, Dr.. MacMillan, in the first race today. C. Morris and M. A. Nash were arrivals from Aurora with two horses each.

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