Triumphs Over Hydromel: Kentucky Cardinal Defeats J. N. Camdens Crack Colt, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-30


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TRIUMPHS OVER HYDROMEL Kentucky Cardinal Defeats J. N. Camdens Crack Colt. Runs Mile In 1:36, Fastest for the Distance During Latonia Meeting, tor Record Third Straight Victory. LATONIA. Ky., June 29 Kentucky Cardinal, the five-year-old son of North Star III. and Lucrative, which trainer J. S. Middleton has nursed back to splendid form, tnls afternoon gave further evidence that "his comeback is no flash in the pan, when he took into camp former. Senator J. N. Camdens Hydromel, winner of the American Derby, in the Itotary-Club Handicap at Latonia. Kentucky Cardinal ran the one mile in 1:36, the fastest race of. the .Kentucky, season at. the distance and led -Hydromel at trie finish by a good half length. The race, which served as the feature of a good mid-week program, -attracted but three others, of which ,Sir Peter "finished in third place, followed by Malvina B. and Laurel Hall. The victory was Kentucky Cardinals third consecutive one during the meeting and Hydromel was making his first start since his sterling triumph in the feature of the Washington Park program. In defeat, Hydromel was not the slightest shaken from his present lofty place among the three-year-olds of the year, as he was slowly making his way into the lead as he trailed Kentucky Cardinal across the finish. The latter, superbly ridden by Willie Crump, who restrained him behind Sir Peters fast pace for three-quarters and then, after reaching the stretch, quickly urged him into such lengthy command that Hyrdomel found it impossible to overtake him. Hydromel, as in all his previous good races, was outpaced during the early stages and, after half a mile, he was forced to race around his opponents when improving his position. He did the stretch splendidly, his fine speed permitting him to gradually reduce the gap that separated him from the lead. Hydromel prevailed as the public choice. There was an unusually large crowd in attendance for the sport that brought numerous close finishes. The day was a repetition of the previous afternoon when torrid weather prevailed. The return to competitive racing of the aged Granite Ware, which made his first start in many months, featured the fourth race. The return of the eight-year-old, while not a triumpliaht one, was nevertheless noteworthy, as he finished a close up second to Ortlieb and gamely outfinished Bobs Best and Despard by a matter of inches for sec- Contlnued on twenty-fourth pace. TRIUMPHS OVER HYDROMEL Continued from first page ond. Ortlieb had Granite Ware as his closest attendant, while showing the way, and right at the end Ortlieb was forced to the utmost to outstay the veteran by a half length. The Araucanian, when racing forwardly in the first quarter, had to be taken up sharply when the rider lost his grip in one of the stirrups. Double Quick, from the stable of Maj. C. T. McDowell and ridden by Stretton, furnished the surprise, when he accounted for the opening race, at three-quarters. He disposed of Brinkley and Encanto when entering the stretch and, making a determined finish under hustling riding, held Miles Prior and Roland safe near the end. The latter two provided a nose finish for second, "with Roland racing much the best of any of the starters after having been blocked several times during the early running. Brinkley and Encanto tired badly in the last quarter. Kitty Yansen proved winner of the first race of the Kentucky season at three-quar-1 ters, for two-year-olds, when she defeated Heavy Date, Sailing Ship and nine -others, under claiming conditions in the second. After being restrained behind Heavy Dates pace for almost five-eighths, the winner easily raced around the leader in the last eighth and hurried away Into a safe lead. Heavy Date was not threatened for second, which she held quite secure from Sailing Ship, the latter outstaying the tiring Embarrass for third. Saar, a pronounced choice, proved himself best of the field of those that started in the mile and an eighth third race. His victory, the third in as many starts, was decisive and clean cut, yet Pascuma elected to ride him out after he had taken what appeared a safe lead in the last sixteenth. He was followed by Fretwell, with Peggy Bledsoe in third place, the latter giving in hastily after having been rushed into the lead after three-eighths. Saar easily disposed of her in the last eighth, and Fretwell, closing with a rush after having been crowded at the stretch turn, also encountered little trouble outfinish-ing the filly. Greenock, E. B. McLeans star two-year-old, and one of the choices for Saturdays renewal of the rich Cincinnati Trophy, continued his winning streak to five straight, when he administered a decisive defeat to other candidates for the trophy in the Madison Park Purse. This race was over the five and one-half furlongs distance, the winner doing his running in front of his nine opponents throughout and winning in a canter and in the good time of 1:05.

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