Favorites Downfall: Followers of Form Hard Hit at Lexington Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-21


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FAVORIIES DOWNFALL Followers of Form Hard Hit at Lexington Track. King Nadi the Outstanding Disappointment Pindar Peel in Thrilling Finish. LEXINGTON. Ky.. Nov. 20. The downfall of. favorites continued today with monotonous regularity, much to the discomfort of the bis attendance that witnessed the racing at the Kentucky Association course. Apart from the heavy losses sustained by the public the racing was of a spirited variety and the favorable weather added to the enjoyment of the big throng. Six of the fields, while of moderate size, brought to the post some well-matched starters and in three of them the calibre was slightly better than usually take part in contests this time of the year excepting in feature races. From a monetary point the sixth race, a mile dash for two-year-olds, was the feature and it brought to the post among others the highly regarded King Nadi and he enjoyed outstanding favoritism. His performance was a particularly dull one and he raced as if palpably short. His retirement from complete contention came after he had raced with the leaders for a half mile. Thereafter he faded completely and brought up far in the rear. The winner turned up in J. N. Camdens Tilka. Garner gave him a gilt-edged ride this afternoon, in decided contrast with his handling of the same colt in a preceding start when beaten by Balboa. TILKAS GOOD RACE. Under good riding Tilka performed like a champion. He stayed close to Deeming and King Nadi for half a mile and. taking the lead immediately after ascending the hill, held the race safe thereafter. Deeming made a game but futile effort to overtake the leader, but could do no better than land in second place from Great Rock, which had come with a rush through the stretch. Garner displayed a big brace in his riding during the afternoon and his good work was responsible for Pindar Peel triumphing in the third race, in which only four starters engaged, with Crayon and Pegasus the ones heavily backed. Crayon moved promptly into a good lead, with Pindar Peel nearest to her and when she began tiring Pindar Peel came away with a rush and was well under restraint at the finish. "Watchful, the extreme outsider, also finished gamely to get second place in the final strides by a nose from Crayon, with Pegasus beaten for second place by the same margin. Pindar Peels victory marked the first success that P. Coyne had scored during the meeting. The mile and seventy yards, in which some cf the better grade started, found "United Verde the favored one, but only slightly over Pricemaker, which suddenly developed an immense volume of support. The smart set were correct, for Pricemaker, racing in his best form, won from United "Verde, with Miss Meise in third place. Much rough riding was the order of the race, PricemaKer, Miss Meise and Dusty Mary being particular sufferers. UNCLE BERT A FAILURE. The downfall of favorites, which continued throughout the afternoon, was inaugurated when Uncle Bert gave way in thi opener to Stargo, an outsider. Uncle Bert finished in second place, but had to be urged at his top speed to land that portion o the purse. Sari was at prohibitive odds in the second race, and her defeat was accomplished by "Will Wells. The latter led for the entire way and beat Sari home by a neck. Oo La La had the call in the third race, but her retirement came after going a mile of the mile and a half distance, and it left Wrack Ray and Iluonec to fight it out for the purse. It had the semblance of a battle when Wrack Ray bolted at the stretch turn and it enabled Iluonec to come to the finish alone. Trapnet and Bush Buck had the most consideration in the final race, but like the other favorites, they went down to defeat without great effort, Cheer Leader winning from Trapnet with War Prize in third place.

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