Chilhowee Meets Unexpected Reverse; Sarazen in Another Sensational Victory: Gallaher Bros. Crack Colt Finishes Last in Falls City Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-26


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CHILHOWEE MEETS UNEXPECTED REVERSE; SARAZENIN ANOTHER SENSATIONAL VICTORY 1 Gallaher Bros Crack Colt Finishes Last in Falls City Handicap Sarazen Narrowly Averts Defeat in Maryland Handicap, Rustic Just Failing to Over- take the Vanderhilt Gelding After Remarkably Fast Race LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 2a. Chilhowee, which has performed brilliantly in his last two starts, received a severe setback this afternoon in the "Falls City Handicap, in which he essayed the task of carrying 130 pounds, to concede much weight to sterling opponents and add to his triumphs. He failed dismally, but in his undoing his rider played an extensive part, aided by interference that he was subjected to by Just David on which Mergler was astride. The Avinner turned up in Princess Doreen. That filly displayed her true form this afternoon and benefitted by a big Aveight concession she Avon someAAhat handily from Hopeless, with Just David in third place, a slight disance before his stable mate, Best Pal. ChilhoAvee brought up in last place, decidedly tired. Just David, attended by Best Pal, were the early leaders, Avith Chilhowee in close proximity, apparently going AAell and able to move into the lead Avhen Garner Avould let him. The rest of the field Avere grouped several lengths off from the trio of leaders. Chilhowee moved around the Holman pair Avhen about to round the lower turn, but Mergler, on Just DaAid, at this stage began taking his mount out a trine and it bothered Chilhowee some and he Avas pinched off sharply a moment later Avhen Princess Doreen came around Avith a rush and Mergler continued his taking out process. Garner used bad judgment at this stage in taking up as sharply as he did, it unbalanced Chilhowee completely and he could never again regain his full stride and in the last eighth, though Garner urged him hard, found him spraAvling badly. Meanwhile, Princess Doreen continued in unabated fashion and she won Avell under restraint from Hopeless, Just David just lasting for third place. MERGLER SUSPEISDED. There was considerable questioning of riders after the finish by the steAvards and it terminated in a suspension of ten days for Mergler for rough riding. The net value of the stake to the Avinner amounted to ,280. The County Club Purse, Avhich served as a secondary feature, held considerable interest in the return meeting of Captain Hal and Kentucky Cardinal. The latter had triumphed in the Queen City Handicap at Latonia, but the shorter distance today Avas expected to be favorable for Captain Hal. So it proved, for he Avon handily from Kentucky Cardinal, Swope beating the others for third place. Restraining tactics Avere employed Avith Captain Hal for the first half .mile and he passed Menifee Avitli ease AAhen called on and he Avas not seriously menaced during the stretch. Kentucky Cardinals mishaps in the raca Avere trivial and he did not seem good enough for the Avinner this afternoon. In the St. Bernard Purse, at three-quarters, Mose Goldblatts recently acquired Broomster Avas an easy Avinner. Wallace gave him a different ride than the one ODonnell gave him in his last start and his improvement Avas reflected in his running. He kept pace Avith The Runt during the first half mile and came aAvay thereafter to Avin Avell under restraint. His success might not have been so easily achieAed had Surf Rider gotten aAvay more forwardly. He Avas slow at the start, almost giving the semblance that he was practically left. He closed an immense gap though ridden Avido for the entire Avay and just missed second place by inches, The Runt staggering past the finish in advance of him. Pretty Politician, Gorget and Batter Up ceased to figure strongly in the last quarter, due more to the incompetency of their riders. KINDRED ALL THE WAY. The sport began with a field of ordinary ones going to the post and Parader the favored one, but he failed to get part of the purse, for Kindred led practically from the start, and Avon from the fast finishing Wapiti, War Prize being in close pursuit of Continued on sixteenth page. LAUREL, Md., Oct. 25. Sarazen eliminated Wise Counsellor as a claimant to the title of three-year-old thoroughbred champion in the tenth running of the 0,000 Maryland Handicap. The son of High Time Rush Box stands alone at the top of his age division for the time being. On Saturday next he may be called on to defend his crown against Chilhowee, the Kentucky sensation. For ono week, hoAveAer, Sarazen is king. Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilts tough little gelding triumphed today in as thrilling a finish as has been seen in Maryland in many a day. At the end of a mile and a quarter Sarazen Avas doing his best under hard riding of G. Babin and Avon by a head from Rustic, Avhich came Avith a rush through the stretch under a feathery impost of 107 pounds and just failed. Sarazen carried 12G pounds, conceding nineteen pounds to the A. H. Morris representative. Had he been beaten by the lightweight, grief Avould have run rampant in a croAvd nearly as large as that Avhich gathered here a Aveek ago to see Epinard and Wise Counsellor compete in the Laurel Stakes. As it Avas there Avas real rejoicing, for Sarazen is a favorite of Mary-landers. They held their breath AThile Rustic Avas gaining on him in the final sixteenth of todays stake and then unloosed a cheer as his number Aent up in the first slot A length and a half behind Rustic came Aga Khan in the silks of the Belair Stud. Sun Flag, Wise Counsellor and Initiate brought up the rear of the procession. STJtf FLAGS GREAT SPEED. Some good horses have Avon in Maryland. Some speed marAels have competed in it, but, seldom if eA"er, has its pacemaker shown such utter disregard for all laws of speed and physics as Sun Flag today. Coming down the straightaAvay from the starting point, the G. A. Cochran color bearer Avas seven or eight lengths in front and covered the first quarter in 22. He reached the half in 45, Avith that much lead over his rivals. Sarazen was second, Avith Babin holding him under restraint Wise Counsellor Avas next in line, six lengths behind Sarazen and six in front of Initiate. .She Avas half a length in advance of Aga Khan. Rustic Avas four further back at the turn into the r.ear stretch. Another quarter Aas traAersed Avith no material change in position. In distance only did the runners change their relations. Sun Flag Avas beginning to come back to the others, although the three-quarters AAere run in 1 :10 OAer a track, the record of Avhich is a full second sloAver. Sarazen Avas folloAvihg this pace handily. Rounding the turn he closed on the tiring leader, and AAras only a length off him at the end of the first mile. It Avas run in 1:36, OAer a track whose record is four-fifths of a second slower. Sun Flag figured to be all done after that terrific mile, but continued in front by a length for another eighth of a mile, Avhile Sarazen Avas straining to catch him. Finally, inside the eighth post the son of Sun Briar let go and Sarazen took the lead to the accompaniment of a cheer from the croAvd. SARAZENS FAST TIME. Sarazens time of 2:02 equalled the record for the race made by Sir Barton in 1919. It AA-as tAvo-fifths sloAA-er than the track record, made by Hourless, as a three-year-old in 1917. He carried 126 pounds, the same as Sarazen. Sir Barton had up 133 in his Maryland Handicap Aictory. Five competed in the GoAernor Ogle Steeplechase Handicap, a ,000 race through the field that opened todays program. It Avas at three miles. Besides the Avinners portion of ,460, the Aictor came into temporary possession of a silver challenge cup Aalued at 50, to become the property of the owner first Avinning the race tAvice. Todays running of the stake was the inaugural. Saint Savin Avon the race for the Somerset Stable. Lieutenant Seas finished Continued on sixteenth page! - CHILHOWEE MEETS REVERSE Continued from Hrst page. the pair. The last named pair were both grouped with the others in the field. There was crowding soon after the start, causing Hay to be unseated from Allie Ochs. The filly showed gameness to race forwardly and finish a few inches away from War Prize. Hay was uninjured, and rode in subsequent races during the afternoon. The second race brought together a dozen maidens, and was a hard fought battle, with Quince King the winner by inches from Resistance and Planter. The trio were far in advance of the others during the last sixteenth, and their struggle near the end elicited considerable enthusiasm. Resistance seemingly had the race won a few strides from the finish, but she tired just enough to enable Quince King to get up in the last stride. Had the race been a few strides further Planter would have been the victor. Quince King was so lightly regarded that he was grouped with the others in the field. The third race at one mile proved easy for Lexington Maid. She came from a long way back in the last quarter to score her victory. Lady Choco might have been the winner, but she had a rough journey and gave stern pursuit to the winner in the last eighth. Trapnet, another slightly regarded j one, . lasted long enough to finish in third place. The closing race found Untried racing in suddenly improved form and she won as her rider pleased from Tippo Sahib, with Provident in third place. The contention was always by the placed three, Tippo Sahib relinquishing the lead to the winner just before they entered the homestretch. SARAZEN SENSATIONALLY Continued from first page. three lengths back. Courteous was third, a length behind the first two. Lieutenant Seas had the speed and jumped cleanly in front He began tiring slightly on the final turn of the field and the others, with the exception of Courteous, began to gain on him. Ferguson sent him away, however, and Saint Savin, upon which Cheyne had the mount, was the only one to overhaul him. Houdini was moving forward at the sixteenth jump when he bobbled and nearly unseated his rider. Byers hung on in an acrobatic effort, but by the time he had gotten squarely back into the saddle the others had left them too far behind. He held on well, but could not close the gap. In tho handicap at three-quarters, two-year-olds finished the way a track handicap-per likes to see them. In a perfect start. Contract showed in front momentarily but was passed quickly by Edisto. Hurry Inn and Cloudland, the other starters followed in the order named never far from the-pace. Edistos tenure of first position was short and Contract went out to show the way. Rounding the turn Edisto began to falter and Hurry Inn moved around the outside of him toward the leader. Cloudland, under patient handling by Ivan Parke, was just beginning to run as Hurry Inn went forward. In the stretch Hurry Inn caught Contract, forced him to the whip and had just about put him away when Cloudland came to the-outside of them both and won by a neck. Hurry Inn beat Contract by a nose for second place but pulled up lame. The winner belongs to J. S. Cosden. Gifford A. Cochrans Dangerous, one of the half dozen yearlings he bought at Saratoga a year ago for 40,000, beat a handy band of two-year-olds at three-quarters in the second race. After Fair. Sand had showed tho way in front to the stretch and seemed to need be concerned only with the finishing power of Volante, Dangerous came with a rush and won by six lengths in 1 :12. Fair Sand and Volante split the remainder of the purse. Barnes rode the winner. Fillies had the stage to themselves in the third race. This contest was named the Butterflies Purse. Silk Tassel won it Lilt was second and Blue Moon third. Tho contest was at three-quarters. Silk Tassel was in front from the start Blue Moon raced in closest early pursuit, while Heeltaps was also a strong contender. Lilt was fourth around the turn and began to mow down the lead-I ers nearing the straightaway. She came to Silk Tassel with a. rush a sixteenth out, but tired in the last few strides and was beaten by a head. She was three lengths in front of Blue Moon at the finish. It Pierce, Max Hirschs promising apprentice, rode Silk Tassel. She belongs to J. B. Smith. It was her second consecutive victory. Ten Sixty won the final by a length. Fancy Free beat Gold Rock by a nose for the place, and the latter beat Altissimo the same distance for show. L. Lang rode the winner, which carried the silks of J. P. Polk.

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