Flat Iron Captures Grainger Memorial: Outlasts Boot to Boot by Inches After Spectacular Contest; Bradley Star Comes Out of Race Badly Lamed--Percentage Beats Cotlogomor and Other Stars in Secondary Attraction of Day, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-23


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FLAT IRON CAPTURES GRAINGER MEMORIAL Outlasts Boot to Boot by Inches After Spectacular Contest Bradley Star Comes Out of Race Badly Lamed Percentage Beats Cotlogomor and Other OtherStars Stars in Secondary Attraction of Day LOUISVILLE Ky May 21 The Grainger Memorial Handicap carrying a net value of 11000 to the winner was annexed by the Green Briar Stables Flat Iron which succeeded in beating Boot to Boot by a matter of inches and was extremely lucky to do so after one of the best contests witnessed over the course The time 204 marked one of the fastest mile and a quarter races recorded over the course in some time There was an element of the tragic connected with Boot to Boot for not alone j did he suffer defeat by inches as a result of lack of racing room for he was in I particularly close quarters during the critical part of the race as evidenced by the white wash from the fence rail on his flanks but he also came back to the judge s stand badly lamed lamedSeven Seven of the best that could be mus ¬ tered accepted and the speedy War Eagle at once went into the lead fol ¬ lowed by Flat Iron and Boot to Boot There was no material difference in the running for threequarters excepting that Helens Babe a highly regarded one retired from conten ¬ tion and was practically beaten beatenWAR WAR EAGLE JIETIKES JIETIKESIt It was only just before the stretch turn was reached that there was a complete change in the entire aspect of the early positions War Eagle had faltered and had been suc ¬ ceeded in the lead by Flat Iron with Boot to Boot almost on even terms with the leader and both close to the inner rail with Rhincck coming strong in an outer position Rhinock gave way an eighth out and then began a furious battle between Flat Iron and Boot to Boot The latter was kept close to the rail by Garner on Flat Iron and it offered no opportunity for Alfred Johnson to apply his whip Boot to Boot however kept to his task determinedly but in the last stride Flat Iron managed to get his nose in front and secured the victory Rhinock was almost two lengths in back of the pair pairBoot Boot to Boots lameness was in his front leg and it may only be superficial but it is probable that he will be out of racing for some time timeThe The Grainger Memorial Handicap was for ¬ merly known as the Kentucky Handicap but was renamed to honor the memory of Charles F Grainger who helped to put Churchill Downs in the high place it now holds in racing racingThe The running of this valuable feature and six other races afforded the best sport of the present meeting and found hearty re ¬ sponse from racing enthusiasts here who crowded the spacious plant plantSPEEDY SPEEDY SPRINTERS SPRINTERSThe The secondary feature the Fontaine Ferry Park Handicap at seveneighths of a mile brought out some of the speediest sprinters here and it also brought to the post Boon Companion and Cotlogomor the former mak ¬ ing his first start since his winning nice at the New Orleans Fair Grounds and Cotlogo ¬ mor racing for the first time since his start in the Coffroth Handicap Prince of Wales was the favored one in the race but Chick Lang again exhibited one of his bungling rides by racing the Sic Lean horse at an exhaustive pace covering the first quarter in 22 and the halfmile in 45 Prince of Wales still led in the stretch but he was hard pressed at this stage by Percentage Kentucky Cardinal and Boon Companion which ultimately passed Prince of Wales Lang making I nit small semblance of effort near the end to ride Prince of Wales out outFinishing Finishing ith a rush in the last tliree eighths Muldoon raced to an easy victory over Hornsby Captain Fox and ten others in the opening race The winner well ridden by W Lilley raced in fine form and after get ¬ ting to the front on the stretch turn came away to win by two lengths Hornsby after racing far back in the early stages made a gallant effort to get to the winner in the stretch but was not good enough Captain Fox which raced prominently saved ground in the last quarter where he got through on the inside and finished gamely to outstay Policeman Day DayT T Hailstorm the Kenton Farm Stables brother to General Hahleman graduated from the ranks of nonwinners when he downed twelve other maiden twoyearolds in the sec ¬ ond race Under the good riding of Alfred Johnson the winner came from behind the Continued on twrnlioth pa FLAT IRON VICTORIOUS Continued from first page early leaders after threeeighths to win by two lengths Noble Wrack which encoun ¬ tered no small amount of Interference while racing in close quarters held on well to the end where he gamely outfinished Hedemora by a halflength The latter aso had a close call as Theodoric was lapped on her by a head and was going fast at the end Greenock which raced close to Nancy Alyea for the first half mile swerved badly several times during the run and unintentionally blocked others as they moved up in the stretch His rider eased him up when he found it impossible to get him to run straight straightThe The third race at one mile and threesix teenths resulted in a surprise when The En ¬ gineer led home Radio Longchamps and five others The winner was driving hard to hold Radio safe at the finish where a neck separated the pair and but for Radios fall ¬ ing lame he might have reversed the result Third place fell to Longchamps which suf ¬ fered greatly from a poorly judged ride Flames after flattering his supporters by racing in advance of the others the first five eighths began quitting badly there ¬ after afterThe The consistent Lancer ridden by appren ¬ tice W Lauscher stretched his string of consecutive victories to three when he easily accounted for the fourth race His victory was scored over a distance of one mile and onesixteenth in the fast time of 1 45 This proved too much of an effort for Traymore Mount Beacon and the other two starters Lancer was hustled from behind both Tray more than Mount Beacon in the late stages of the stretch where Mount Beacon was tir ¬ ing after having failed badly to keep pace with Traymore which set the pace until the winner sprinted past him in the last eighth The winner drew away steadily in the last sixteenth of a mile

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