Rustic in Close Finish: Defeats Reparation by a Head in Laurels Main Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-14


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1 3 t i 1 i c 4 1 1 t , . t 3 1 j : RUSTIC IN CLOSE FINISH Defeats Reparation By a Head In Laurels Main Race. Contest a Thrilling One With Result in Doubt Until Last Strides . Big Crowd Present. LAUREL, Md., Oct. 13. That thoroughbred racing in Maryland is enjoying marked prosperity is becoming more apparent as the Laurel meeting moves on its way. The attendance for the sixth day this afternoon again taxed the accommodations of the course. The feature was the Frederick Han-disap at a mile. It brought to the post ten of the second flight of handicap performers and resulted in a thrilling contest in which Rustic beat Reparation by a head. G. Babin, pilot of Sarazen in his International victory over Epinard, had the mount on Rustic, which ran in the silks of A. H. Morris and completed a double for the Morris stable, which was begun by Quiescent in the opener. When Babin returned; to the scales, he received a round of applause for the part he played in the victory on Sarazen no doubt. There was much shifting of positions in the Frederick Handicap. Calcutta showed the way the first turn. Deep Thoughts sprinted past him turning into the backstretch but quit badly when the half was reached, surrendering the lead to Noel. Cherry Pie moved into prominence near the stretch turn and was running strongly enough to arouse the hope that he would win since Noel was beginning to falter. He too quit, however, when the real racing began. Reparation on the inside, got to the front nearing the end, but Rustic came with a rush on the outside of him, earning the verdict in the closing strides. Reparation beat Cherry Pie by a length and a half. Ten Minutes, finishing stoutly, was beaten only by a head for the small end of the prize. Maiden two-year-olds ran three-quarters in the opener. Quiescent beat fourteen others of his age. The son of Transvaal-Footstool carried the silks of S. Morris; he was ridden by Parke. He was close to the leaders from the start, went to the front at the quarter, and held sway for the remainder of the way, finishing a length in front of Master Blue; Gold Trap beat the others. Vicaire made all the pace in the two-mile steeplechase, held on gamely in a drive to beat Grenadier by half a length. Five lengths back of them Chuckle and Jim Coffroth staged another duel and Chuckle beat the old gelding by a head. Vicaire crossed in front of Grenadier coming to the last fence but no foul was claimed. R. G. Ensors Altissimo, well rated in front for the entire mile and an eighth, easily beat fourteen platers in the sixth. Red Wine finished second, getting up in the closing strides to triumph over Dancing Fool, which had followed the pacemaker closest all the way. R. Pierce rode the winner. His margin at the end amounted to two lengths.

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