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PALACE HOTEL PURSE Results in Easily Achieved Success for Speedy Gibbons. Crescent Stables Representative Breaks Run of Defeats for Public Choices. LATONIA, Ky., June 16. Gibbons, from the Crescent Stable, maintained by Mrs. H. E. Croissant, of Chicago, this afternoon broke a run of consecutive defeats for public choices when he sprinted to an easy victory in the Palace Hotel Purse at Latonia. Traversing the three-quarters in 1 :12, he led R. S. Clarks Dinner Dance by three lengths at the finish and two lengths further back King Basil nosed out Bonaire for third. In the first half mile Dinner Dance held full sway and, while the ultimate winner had been under stout restraint the first three-eighths, his chances of overtaking the leader appeared none too bright as a gap of five lengths separated them as Dinner Dance completed the stretch turn. Others of the field of six were closely bunched about Gibbons as he started around the turns, and this added concern for his admirers. Then, almost as quickly as he had gathered his big advantage, dinner Dance lost it to the fast closing winner in the stretch, and Gibbons drew out fast in the last sixteenth without need of pressure as Dinner Dance struggled bitterly to save second. In this latter task Dinner Dance succeeded as the finishing speed of King Basil and Bonaire was insufficient to menace the Clark three-year-old. The race, governed by allowance conditions, featured a fairly good Thursday offering which was presented under ideal weather conditions and over the first fast track in several days. Another large attendance visited the course and, "notwithstanding the early failure of favorites, took sharp interest in the racing. A limit field of maiden two-year-old fillies tried conclusions in the opening race, which resulted in a surprise when Hedcmora was winner in a handy manner from Gladys N., with Helen R. in third place. Hedemora, after closely attending the pace of Gladys N. from the first eighth, easily disposed of the Continued on twentieth page. PALACE HOTEL PURSE Continued from first page latter in the stretch, to draw away fast. Helen R., for which there was considerable confident support, raced forwardly from the start and, by a game finish, outstayed Runanelf for third. There was a measure of luck to Super-franks narrow victory over Mount Beacon in the second race, at three-quarters, as the latter suffered greatly from bumping Mul-doon when moving up strongly in the early stretch and, after gaining his best stride, closed fast and only missed overtaking Super-frank by a half length. But for the interference, Mount Beacon probably would have vindicated the judgment of his backers, who accorded him confident- support. They were followed to the finish by Florida Gold, which had showed the most speed until the last sixteenth, where he surrended the lead, but held on gamely thereafter and was only a length back of the winner at the finish. Mul-doon, who also went badly off stride when bumped with Mount Beacon, never fully recovered, but finished in advance of the others. McComas provided another surprise for tho enthusiasts when he accounted for the third race, which brought under colors six of tho cheaper grade platers, at one mile and seventy yards. Nettie Sweep was the public choice here, but the best she could accomplish was third. Pandy followed McComa3 closely as they moved forward from early rearward positions to finish in second place. Nine Dollars, much improved, proved best in the field of twelve two-year-olds that started in the fourth race. Nine. Dollars sprinted into the lead soon after the start and, following a true course, kept in advance throughout. It was Miss Furbelow that was in closest pursuit of the winner, but her efforts put her no closer than a length to the winner at the finish. Third fell to Dentess, an extreme outsider, which did her running in a forward position the entire race. Heavy Date, of which much was expected, showed a poor performance after three-eighths, when she quit badly after racing well to the stretch turn. Valence, making her first start in summer racing, was returned an easy winner over Longport, Norseman and seven others of like ranking in the sixth race. After being rated behind the leaders for five-eighths, tho winner dashed around the outside to tako the lead in the stretch, and was taken in hand after gathering a safe margin, while Long-port and Norseman were fighting it out for second place, after having raced from far back. Tirza, the second favorite to win during the afternoon, had to overcome considerable interference in the last half mile and finished with fine speed to overhaul Judgo Caverly in the last few strides of the final race. Her belated rush was too much for Judge Caverly and while he held on resolutely he could not cope with tho victors determined challenge. Pretty Run finished in third place, followed by Heed, the latter tiring badly after taking the lead, following the disposal of Captain Jackson at the end of a half mile.