Kentucky Cardinal: Qualifiers Handsomely for the Breeders Futurity, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-20


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KENTUCKY CARDINAL Qualifies Handsomely for the Breeders Futurity. Defeats Fast Band of Sprinters in Leland Hotel Handicap Easy for Corinth. LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 19. Desha Breckinridges splendid youngster, Kentucky Cardinal, a potential candidate in the rich Breeders Futurity next Saturday, qualified handsomely when he defeated an all aged hand of good sprinters that started in the feature race, the Leland Hotel Handicap, over the Futurity course, to win from Columbia, with Marvin May following in third place. Kentucky Cardinal showed himself to he a game and fast colt, for he held tenaciously to Columbia when that speedy filly was forcing a fast pace and outstayed her near the finish, to indicate that he had more in reserve. Columbia was the favorite. She was supported extensively, but so was E. R. Bradleys La Mome". The latter in a preceding start had shown wonderful speed after getting practically left at the post and many regard her as the best sprinting prospect seen here in years. She might be all that her ardent supporters claim for her, but it will have to be greatly improved riding that she will have to have to show it. In her start today Hurn got her away well but he seemed at a total less what to do after he left the barrier. On Kentucky Cardinals showing this afternoon he will have a host of supporters next Saturday and with any kind of racing luck he will prove formidable for the best of those entered. The colts victory was a popular one. IDEAL RACING "WEATHER. Ideal racing weather for this season of the year prevailed and the full strength of racing enthusiasts took advantage of the occasion and crowded the spacious plant. Some excellent sport was again on tap, several of the finishes eliciting considerable enthusiasm. The mile and seventy yards which preceded the feature race, served as a secondary good offering and it resulted in victory for A. B. Hancocks Corinth, which showed a fine performance to go into the lead when called on and win with much in reserve from New Gold, with Sporty McGee just beating Cherrycote for third place and Valley Light following in close order. The five starters in the race raced closely grouped for most of the way until Corinth wore down Valley Light and Cherrycote to come away in the stretch and win comfortably. New Gold was last while racing on the backstretch, but he moved forwardly rapidly in the last -eighth arid was going fast at the. end. Shindy furnished a surprise in the third race when he led home the heavily backed Snow Maiden. In a former start Shindy had been left -at the post, but he closed an immense gap and showed a winning performance. This performance evidently had been forgotten, for he lacked much support. He raced by Snow Maiden with ease and, once in command, he had no difficulty retaining an advantage. Snow Maiden had to be urged hard to outstay Sands of Pleasure. EASY TOR TRECIOUS ONE. Precious One was an easy winner of the second race. That filly moved into the lead with a rush after traversing the first quarter and from then on it was only a matter of how far she would win. Resistance proved better than the others and was in second place, beating out St. Faust. Invasion might have been a factor in the race but for running away a mile while going to the post. The opening dash found Brother John racing in his best form and leading all during the race. He won from Rapid Day, with Cobweb in third place. There was no time during the running that Brother John was in danger of being headed and ho was well under restraint at the finish. Rapid Day after suffering some early interference came with a good rush in the stretch, but he was not good enough for the winner today. Agnes Call scored a lucky victory in the sixth race, in which a dozen youngsters took part She won by a head from The Badger, with Singlehand in third place. The latter was probably best but lost much ground when Garner took him from an inner position to the outside and it cost the colt much ground. The final race found Ramkin the winner after he had closed a big gap. He beat Lexington Maid. The latter was probably best but was a sufferer from much interference and finished fast and gamely to beat Gem for second place. There was unusual activity about Simoon in the race. He showed improved form and he might have been the winner but for interference he suffered. J. Koor will dispose of the horses he has racing by auction in the paddock at Lex-ington Saturday. Polk Laffoon has sold the good colt Foreign Relations to J. B. Respess.

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