Improved Conditions: Results In Larger Attendance at Churchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-25


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IMPROVED CONDITIONS Results in Larger Attendance at Churchill Downs. - Flyatits Bad Post Behavior Mars Sixth Race Energy Beats Fast Sprinters. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 24. Improved weather resulted in a batter attendance at Churchill Downs -this afternoon. Track conditions also improved under a liberal application of water that was liberally sprinkled over it. The deep cushion, so favorable for suspicious limbed ones, prevailed and the "cripples" raced to their best form. The big fields that started in the various races was puzzling to the bettors, but the play was extensive and the public were not many times off in their judgement with regard to possible winners. The stewards warning to some of the offending rough riders had its effect, for crowding and rough riding was conspicuous by its absence. There was again an absence of an outstanding feature, but the racing was enjoyable and interesting. The bsst races programmed were the fifth and sixth. The former brought to the post some good sprinters and the sixth some well regarded juveniles. It was in the latter race that the outstanding incident of the afternoon occurred and resulted from Flyatits fractiousness at the post. She wheeled and unseated Harvey, injuring him and necessitating the substitution of Fronk on her. The post delay was thirteen minutes before they were dispatched and it was to a ragged send-off, with Flyatit swerving into several and causing them alsa to be away poorly. One of the sufferers from the interference at the start was Kitty Pat, favorite. She was practically eliminated as a result of the interference. Bignonia was the victress from Deeming, with My Dream in third place. FLYATIT BARRED. After the finish the stewards issued the following: "Owing :o repeated incorrigibility at the pest and the. impeding of other horses after tho barrier had been raised the stewards have denied the further entry of Flyatit." In the handicap Energy proved much the best and he won with much in reserve and in fast time. He covered the distance in 1 :11 and could have run much faster had his rider permitted him to do so. He began fast and sprinted into a good lead at once. He was being eased in the last sixteenth, but retained a lead of six lengths on Braedalbane, which beat home Bradleys Toney by a few inches for second place. Bradleys Toney was unlucky to lose second place and it was due to his being forced back when Wallace, on Sanola, came over. In the races where cheap claiming prices ruled as well as the maiden contest for iillies the limit number fifteen made up the field and while they developed interesting finishes, racing luck played a big part as a determining factor in the results. Early speed enabled Speckled Beauty to go into a good lead soon after the start, and it enabled her to hold sway for the entire way and she won well in hand from Sola Mia with Menthol heading the others in third place. Gloria Quayle furnished an an added incident of the race by a runaway for three-quarters before the start. She was eased up in the actual race and finished distantly off from the others. FIELD IIOItSE AYTNS. The seven-eighths race with fifteen starters, was taken by Sam Mengel grouped with others in the field. Sam Mengels racing since leaving Chicago has been of the mediocre order, but he displayed his best form this afternoon, probably as a result of the deep cushioned going. He led practically from the start and won well under restraint from Midnight Rose, which came with a good rush through the stretch. Backbiter showed a winning performance here to close an immense gap from a slow beginning and he got up In time to land in third place. Maximaneh, of which much was expected, raced poorly, and was claimed for ,600 by M. Shapoff. The mile race also brought a band of fifteen to the post and Lily M. was the luckiest . here, for she won from Belzoni, with Paul "Micou in third place. Paul Micou went into . the lead soon after the start, but Lily M. .kept him in close attendance and when straightened in the stretch drew out decisively. Belzoni began slowly but finished going the fastest and would have headed the winner at a longer distance. Paul Micou just lasted for third place. Lily M. was claimed by Mrs. R. H. McGarvey for ,100. The closing number had part of its running Continued on ninth pace. ! IMPROVED CONDITIONS Continued from first page. obscured by a thick haze and heavy smoke that enveloped the track. Arabian was the winner, with Georgie and Frank Gailor second and third respectively. Mooney gave Arabian a different ride than that which Fator gave him at Latoriia when he suffered defeat. He moved around the leaders today with a rush and won well under restraint, despite Georgies gallant attempt to head him. The opening race fell to T. C. McDowells Watchful, which beat out Isaman after a hard drive and Volt landing in third place. Watchful had the victory won after going a half mile, where she disposed of Miss Rose-dale for the lead. Beautiful Addie, the favorite, was far out of it for most of the way, having gotten away slowly.

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