Lacking in Quality: Yesterdays Program at Lexington of Most Ordinary Kind, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-02


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LACKING IN QUALITY • Yesterdays Program at Lexington of Most Ordinary Kind. ♦ Close Finishes Offset Mediocre Offering — Golden Prince Furnishes a Surprise. 0 LEXINGTON. Ky., May 1.— The first summery weather of the meeting came to this section today, and the ordinary program, offered by the Kentucky Association, was witnessed by ons of the largest Tuesdays attendances ever admitted to the grounds. The truly exceptionally throng included a goodly number of visitors from Cincinnati and Louisville and other points who found close finishes making up for what they lacked in quality. The racing was over a perfect track and, while favorites offended in most races, several of their ranks scored in bringing out the best possessed by the lesser lights that managed to beat them home in driving finishes. Speculation was right in step with the large patronage, and. seemingly jubilant over being released from winter attire, the crowd gave vent to its happy feeling in the form of noisy enthusiasm. There was a big surprise for all when Alfred Kanes Golden Prince, making his first start in more than a year, and a rank outsider, accounted for the one mile and a sixteenth Savoy Hotel Claiming Handicap, the feature race. He triumphed over Cherokee Lee by a neck by leading for the entire race, and Corposant, which took third a length and a half back of Cherokee Lee, beat Stars and Stripes and Vole by a very short margin. The race had its disappointment in Georgia Rose, which failed to figure prominently at any juncture, and admirers of Rodrigo had their grief when he unseated jockey V. Moore when he stumbled a few strides after the start. Moore escaped without injury. PERFECT MODEL NARROWI.T. Plater fillies and platers of the older division started in the first race and provided a good contest, in which Perfect Model, ridden by Earl Pool, was the winner. She triumphed over Lady Herbert by a head, her faltering in the final sixteenth almost being sufficient to lose her the lead she gained inside the stretch. Thistle Beauty came from far back with a rush to account for third. Nine of the cheaper grade older platers started over one mile and a sixteenth in the third race, with V. A. Baumgartners veteran gelding Stoneage proving the winner by a neck from Efeldee, the favorite. They fought it out doggedly all through the stretch and reached the finish six lengihs in front of Cimmerian, which led Yorick by a head for third place. Peggy, in the J. J. Greely stable, joined the double winner:; of the meeting when she easily accounted for the fourth race, for plater two-year-olds. Her victory was decisive and easily accomplished. She led Kitty Mullally by a length and a half with The Doctor third. Kitty Mullally had the most early speed but performed greenly through the stretch, where she swerved several times. The Dec-tor, which was expected to prove a strong contender, moved up fast on the stretch turn, only to tire when the final drive came. Fanny Price, the dam of Laurel Hall, has a fine bait colt by Waygood, at Greenwich Stud.

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