Hopeless a Surprise: Scores a Lucky Victory over August Belmonts Blind Play, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-10


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HOPELESS A SURPRISE ! . . Scores a Lucky Victory Over Au- gust Belmonts Blind Play. Miss Cerina Beats .Fast Sprinters I My Valet Finally Makes Good in Defeating Parader. . LATONIA, Ky., Oct 9. Hal Price Head-! leys Hopeless furnished a surprise for the - I big throng at Latonia this afternoon when c he came home a short margin in advance of j August Belmonts Blind Play, with Beginners a Luck in third place. There were five a starters, with Bedford the favored one. t The victory of Hopeless was a lucky one. r It was due to Heupels action of keeping him r close to the inner rail, whereas Hoagland t allowed Blind Play to race wide in the stretch and swerve out. Blind Play had the race won when he reached the stretch, at which point he had disposed of Beginners Luck, and Bedford also had shown signs of j weakening. He moved into a good lead an j eighth out, but suddenly began swerving out and Hopeless was looming with a strong challenge. The last sixteenth found Blind Play tiring slightly and Hopeless, continuing gamely, got up in the last few strides. Bed- , fords showing was disappointing. He was done after going three-quarters. Guest of i Honor might have figured closer in the run- ning but for stumbling at the first turn. ; Ideal weather brought out the full i strength of racing devotees here, augmented 1 by a big influx of visitors from different part of the country, who are here expressly to witness the International Special next Saturday Interesting sport was on tap i again, several of the finishes being extremely close and hard fought. There was considerable more general ac- tivity than on any former week day during the meeting. The small fields also contributed towards an increased volume of speculation. CONSISTENT QUEEN CHARMING. The opener found the consistently performing Queen Charming again a victress over some fairly good ones that started. She led her opponents for the entire way and after shaking off her earliest followers, drew out thereafter to win with much in reserve from Colonel Wagner and Great Beginner. Queen Bess and Spanish Rose, both formidable in the earlier part, quit fast when reaching the stretch. The second race, for maiden two-year-olds, enabled Fairy Master to emerge from the maiden ranks when he won from King Nadi, Stutts outriding Babin near the end. Friend was up in time for third place with the favorite, Singlehand, next. King Nndi showed fine speed and led Fairy Master until within the last fifty yards where Stutts, riding hard steadily, began wearing the leader down and won in the last few strides. Single-hand was outrun for most of the way and tired some near the end. Rosabella in the fourth race for two-year-olds at three-quarters, led all the way after having started forwardly. Pool took her into a good lead at once and he kept her well in hand all during the stretch racing. She won with much in reserve though High "Water came fast and steadily all during the last eighth after having been far out of it for the greater part of the route. Speckled Beauty also closed a good gap in the last furlong and it landed her in third place. The early contenders, Dr. Tanner and "Warfare, raced in close proximity of the leader until the stretch was reached where they began fading fast DOUBLE FOB AUDLEY FARM. Tho Audley Farm Stable made a it a double for the afternoon when its Miss Cerina was victress in the sixth race that brought to tho post some speedy ones, including Quince Garden, Best Pal and Bobs Mary. The latter was again the favored one and raced prominently from the start, but Miss Cerina was at all times mistress of the situation and, under the energetic riding she hadt lasted to beat home Quince Garden. Best Pal, which finished in third place, came like a rocket through the stretch after he had followed far back. He was going the gamest and would have won at a longer distance. Pindar Peel again disappointed. My Valet, after many futile efforts on a Kentucky track, finally scored when he just managed to outstay Parader. My Valet had been the leader from the start but at the stretch turn he began racing wide and continued to lose ground while Parader, gaining steadily, was wearing the leader down. The finish was a close one and My Valet just lasted. Yorick had hard work outstaying the others in third place. The closing race found Opulent, a previous winner in his last start, entirely neglected, lefiant and Midwestern absorbing all the betting attention. They were never seriously prominent. Defiant racing far back from tho start and Midwestern being taken all over the track by his incompetent rider. Opulent moved into the lead at once and, holding on gamely, finished in advance of Plus Ultra, his nearest follower. Plus Ultra beat out the fast-finishing Georgie in the last few strides. ,

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