Leatherwood First: Accounts for Ellicot City Handicap at Laurel Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-01


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i ftp LEATHERWOOD FIRST Accounts for Ellicot City Handicap at Laurel Park. Prospects Good for Improved Weather and Track Conditions for Saturdays Big Race. LAUREL, ML, Oct 31. Leatherwood, in the silks of B. Harding, won the Ellicot City Claiming Handicap, feature of an off-day-card at Laur-e.l Park this afternoon. The son of Light Brigade met a good band in the three-quarters race, but showed them the way under good riding by Ivan Parke and finished three lengths in front of Leonard G., which had pressed him most closely from the start. Wraith was third all the way. The crowd today was good, considering the quality of the program. Tomorrow is expected that there will be an enormous turnout to see the running of the Washington Handicap, which looks like one of the best races of the year. It was cold and cloudy at Laurel this morning, but the skies cleared in the afternoon and the optimists are hopeful that the track will be fast for the festivities tomorrow. It will be unless there is a rain between now and the time of the racing. It was nearly fast today and drying rapidly. THE ARCHER TRIU3IPHS. The best contest of the afternoon came with the running of the mile and a half of the fifth. The Archer won it. Bounce was second and Old Faithful beat two others Fancy Free and Zama. Away to a good start, Old Faithful went to the front Fancy Free passed him after three-quarters of a mile, but did it easily and came to the stretch turn with her mouth wide open. The Archer, Bounce and Old Faithful, running in the order named, were in close attendance and passed the leader without much trouble when she began to tire, but were all fully extended to settle their own dispute over the division of the purse. The Archer was a length in front at the end. Bunce beat Old Faithful half a length. Miss Greble raced along in front of her company through the five-eighths of the opener, and won by five lengths. Rin Tin Tin. prominent all the way, held on for second money a neck in front of the rapidly finishing Red Hawk. The winner carried the silks of James A. Buchanan. Breuning rode her. The race was for maiden two-year-old fillies. Mrs. A. Swenkes Rock Bottom found a soft spot in the second. Under Parkes guidance he finished the mile and a sixteenth two lengths in front of Dernier Sou, which came from the second division in the final half mile and closed a big gap into an easy second. Trooper made the pace for Rock Bottom, but tired in the final quarter. He finished third. Brush All tired after racing prominently during the early racing. MAIBENS TACTICS SUCCESSFUL. Cant Say No, under one of Maiben s waiting rides, drew into a lead of two lengths over Bryndear at the end of the mile of the third race. It was a contest for two-year-olds. Maiben consistently has shown his ability hereabouts to get the best out of juveniles when they are stretched out Ho kept the bearer of the colors of S. Louis under stout restraint, until nearly to the lane, then set him down till he was safely in the lead. Young April showed the most speed of the party and showed the way from the start, but weakened in the strotch, giving way to Bryndear, which had pressed him closest all the way. The latter then fell a victim to the challenge of the eventual winner. Bonaparte took the lead at the rice of the barrier in the sixth, made all the pace, and won by a length from Joy Smoke. Scobie performed well upon the A. C. Bostwick victor, being alert at the post, saving ground and riding him out vigorously when Joy Smoke challenged. Walls, up on the latter, was kicked on the leg by Ballot Brush while at the post but not seriously injured. Bat-tonier was third at the end of the mile and seventy yards. In the final race of the afternoon Telescope made the pace but ran out at the head of the stretch as he sometimes does and carried Royal Duck with him. Then Gondolier slipped through next to the inside rail and won by a half length from Royal Duck, which was gaining on him at the end. Prince K. finished third, while the tiring Telescope was fourth.

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