Kentucky Cardinal First: Gives Further Evidence of Fine Form in Latonias Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-23


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KENTUCKY CARDINAL FIRST Gives Further Evidence of Fine Form in Latonia s Feature. Defeats Such Speedy Three-Year-Olds as Binary Star and Fair Star Big Mid- Week. Attendance, pn Hand. LATONIA, Ky., June 22. Kentucky Cardinal gave further evidence of ,his present fine form, and made secure his place among the leading handicap horses by a- successful comeback, when he raced to a iiahdy victory in the best race of todays Latonia program. The contest was at one. mile and seventy yards, and "the winner defeated the Idle Hour Farms Binary Star by a length, with the Foxcatcher Farms Fair Star in third place, a length and a half further back. The latter two three-year-olds gave the winner a lively yet not exacting argument, as Mack Gamer had Kentucky Cardinal under restraint as he followed Fair- Stars pace for almost seven-eighths, while Binary Star was racing at his heels. After being straightened in the stretch, Garner sent Kentucky Cardinal to Fair Star quickly and, after he disposed of the filly, took comfortable command, and quite handily held his place safe from Binary Stars final challenge. The latter was racing well at the finish, but the winner was not being called upon for his best. Fair Star tired badly, after losing the lead, but continued along in good enough fashion to retain third honors. There was a slight bumping of leaders at the first turn, Fair Star, Parco and Binary Star suffering, while the winner, racing out in the track, missed the crowding. Kentucky Cardinal traversed the distance in 1 :44 over the prevailing good track. Overhead conditions were the best in some time and, while the program was an excellent mid-week offering, the improved weather waa largely responsible for the big week-day attendance of the meeting. Numerous visitors here for the Latonia Derby renewal Saturday mingled with the large patronage. TRACTOR IJT BEST FORM. Tractor, racing in his best form, scored an easy win over five others in the sixth race, at one mile and an eighth. He came from behind, after being raced restrained to the last three-eighths, and, after recovering fast from a slight bumping with Eric inside the last turn, drew away fast to win by threo lengths over Flying Cloud, with Eric lasting to outstay Royal Sweep for third place. The latter pair figured in a head and head contest for pacemaking honors .from the start and were only a neck apart at the finish. Dingo, ridden by the veteran J. Bobbins, proved easily best in the field of eight that disputed the opening race. Dingo had his best speed in the going and, taking command in the first half mile, .continued along steadily thereafter and was never In danger of losing his position. Warfield and Duckweed, after racing from early rearward positions, fought it out stubbornly for second, the former triumphing in the duel, although Duckweed was racing slightly best at the finish. Colonel Shaw, from the W. H. Whitehouso stable, had to be much the best to win the second, race, in which he suffered -heavily from bad racing luck. He just managed to lead home Pellegrino by a nose, and was rapidly giving in to the latter as they finished the five and one-half furlongs. After racing with the leaders over the first three-eighths, Colonel Shaw was pinched backed when approaching the stretch turn and, when moving up in the stretch, was blocked badly just before reaching the first eighth post. A short distance closer to home Stretton showed a display of fine riding skill when, he literally "picked up" his mount and toolc a sharply curved course around the inside of the leaders. Within a few strides Colonel Shaw had made his way into the lead, but began tiring, and Stretton was again called upon for superb horsemanship to keep him in advance of Pellegrino. The latter had raced from a good distance back to take the lead in the stretch but could not keep pace with the winner. Wellet showed a good effort in accounting for third place. MOUNT BEACON IMPRESSIVELY. Mount Beacon, a pronounced choice, carried the heavy impost of 124 pounds and raced from behind to wear down Roycrofter and account for the third race, a dash of three-quarters, which attracted some of the better grade platers. When urged hard in the last eighth, Mount Beacon responded courageously and, showing no distress under his imposet, made his way to the front and gained an advantage of a good neck over Roycrofter before reaching the finish. Mul-doon, which raced in front of the others for almost the entire distance, easily held third place safe. The Beech Hill Purse, secondary feature of the good program, resulted in an easy and popular victory for E. B. McLeans fine colt Greenock, the triumph .being his fourth in a like number of starts during the meeting. Six other two-year-olds opposed him, but none was equal to the task of forcing him to give anything like hi3 best. After leading from the start he finished six lengths in front of Cartago, jthe latter nosing Gold Handle out of .second place.. Cartago made up some ground in the last three-eighths and made a game finish to outstay Gold Handle in a long, hard drive. The. grey gelding Gov. Pratt showed good speed in racing closest to the winner most of the way, but tired badly after reaching the stretch. Florenda completed a double for the McLean colors when .she accounted for the final race in a driving finish with Yachtsman at the end of the mile and a sixteenth. The winner was ridden by Mack Garner, his second successful mount of the afternoon and, after getting into a contending position with a big saving of ground, she came to the outside of Yachtsman in tie stretch and wore him down to win by a head. Heed raced from a long way back to bo third. Florenda was the fifth choice to win.

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