Exciting Days Sport: Fridays Program at Churchill Downs Full of Thrills, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-01


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EXCITING DAYS SPORT Fridays Program at Churchill Downs Full of Thrills. Energy Victorious in Sparkling Performance Sunspero Beats Surf Rider and Lathrop. LOUISVILLE; Ky.. Oct. 31. An early morning rain at Churchill Downs for a time threatened to bring about mud racing but the sandy soil absorbed most of the moisture in jig time and for the opening race the course was good and it improved as the afternoon progressed. Cloudy skies gave way to sunshine just before post time and it resulted in another generous patronage being on hand to view some highly exciting sport Small fields ruled in most races with the exception of the sixth, in which the limit num-" ber, fifteen, went to the post The best regarded race programmed was the Brown Hotel Handicap, at three-quarters, for a purse of ,500. It brought to the post five starters, Right on Time and The Runt being coupled because of being trained Dy J. Everman. Energy, which in recent starts has proven himself to rank with the best sprinters in this section, was an overwhelming favorite and he continued his perfect score here by winning as his rider pleased. He was conceding considerable weight to the others but he began fast and moving into the lead with a. rush only toyed with Tile Runt, which had followed him closest from the start and finished in second place. Right on Time was in third place for most of the way. Starbeck raced disappointingly and did not figure to any extent at any part of the way and Best Pal was a distant follower all the way. Energy was the shortest priced winner of the Kentucky Autumn season but he paid his backers as much for second place as he did to win. Energys three-quarters in 1:12 Vfe. easily as he accomplished it, marked a fast performance. SURF RIDER BEHAVES. The Halloween Purse, another three-quarter dash, serving as the secondary feature, also aroused considerable interest and it developed an interesting contest with Sunspero, a slight favorite, the ultimate winner from Surf Rider with Lathrop following. Surf Rider was away well today and indicated no mean post traits. He was hustled into the lead in the first eighth with Valley Light and Sunspero following. Valley Light gave way just before reaching the stretch and . Surf Rider also tired slightly enabling Sunspero to take command. The latter swerved slightly but drew out decisively when Surf Rider began swerving. Lathrop might have been closer at the finish but for being impeded some when the leaders were swerving. Valley Light and Bradleys Toney were considerably back from the placed trio at the end. Dustabout showed a return to his best form in the third race, which he won after a hard drive to beat home Lily M., to which he was making a good weight concession. There were eight starters of the higher variety of platers in the race and Dustabout, in spite of his high weight, was accorded favoritism. Lilley kept him in close attendance on the early leaders and downing Pretty Politician, which began fast today, had enough in reserve during the final sixteenth to outstay the persistent Lily M. Pretty Politician held to third place, but she was tiring fast in the last eighth. BROADWAY J02TES TO FORE. E. R. Bradleys highly regarded Broadway Jones found blinkers and a change in riders, C. Turner having the mount on him today, beneficial and resulted in improvement in his racing for he began fast and displayed fine speed from the start to lead his opponents for the entire way and win well under restraint. Theo Red, which had kept him close company in the first half mile, dropped back thereafter but held Singlehand, which i finished third, safe. Down Town was expected to figure strongly ia the result, but ho began dropping out of it in the first quarter and was so far in back of the others when . the stretch was reached that Wallace eased him up. Johnny Jewell, which has been figuring actively In some of his recent starts, succeeded in getting home in advance of his opponents in the opening race. He was always a close contender this afternoon and Continued on sixteenth page. EXCITING DAYS SPORT Continued from first page. had little difficulty outstaying Snow Maiden during the stretch. Snow Maiden closed a good gap and was a considerable distance before Climax. Extra Edition was regarded highly here but his showing was decidedly poor and he raced in the -vvake of the others for most of the way. Trapnet was claimed here by Williams Brothers, at a cost of ,800. Lass o Mine, which in a former start was practically left and showed a winning effort in the race, again acted badly at the post but was away when the start came in a forward position. She dropped out of it in the first eighth but settled in her stride fully after going three-eighths and, wearing down the others with great ease, won with much in reserve from Bargain Day, which had closed a big gap steadily and showed a fine performance. Rosabella was in third place, a matter of inches in advance of a huddled group that followed her closely. The closing race at a mile and an eighth was replete with interference, Arabian, swerving continuously, being the chief offender Plus Ultra was one to escape much of the roughing and he beat home Malt, which, also by virtue of being far out of it in the early stages, escaped the bumping. Tippo Sahib got up in time to take third place. H. E. Coleman and Arabian were the ones most fancied, but H. E. Coleman, after racing forwardly for three quarters, began showing symptoms of lameness. Arabian was eased up when ho began swerving in tin I stretch.

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