Latonia Track Heavy: Difficult Footing Still Prevails at Covington Course.; Courier Wins Again for H. P. Headley, Scoring Third Victory in Four Starts., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-21


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LATONIA TRACK HEAVY • . Difficult Footing Still Prevails at Covington Course. » Courier Wins Again for H. P. Headley, Scoring Third Victory in Four Starts. • LATONIA, Ky., June 20— Racing over a heavy track was the order at Latonia again today, when seven claiming races attracting the less capable racers made up the program. The original program included a race for sprinters of some class, but this went by the board this morning as a result of numerous withdrawal*, and in its place a field of older platers started over the three-quarters. Despite the lack of quality in the program, the popular course again proved the mecca of another large crowd that journeyed out in the face of a cloud-banked sky that threatened more weather of the brand that has prevailed throughout the meeting. The track was unfavorable for the thirteenth day out of fourteen during the present meeting. After favorites had failed to come up to public regard in the earlier races the consistent yet unfashionable two year-old Courier, which races for H. P. Headley, chalked up a win for the form players when he accounted for the fourth race. He won easdy from Ragus, Jeff ONeil and four other youngsters at five and a half furlongs. It was the winners third triumph in four starts during the meeting, his only defeat here being by a nose by Ragus. Today Ragus succeeded in giving the Tryster colt the most trouble, but when ready in the stretch Courier quickly disposed of the D. D. Canfield representative and led him by a length and a half at the finish. Jeff ONeil followed a like margin back ot Ragus. At the first turn a majority of the starters bunched in a jam, with Grandma G. and Brigand the chief sufferers. . FIRST FOR LOJf JONES. Lon Jones took down his first purse at the meeting when his Cieora managed to outrun a poor band in the first race, at three-quarters. She won in a driving finish and by a half length from Great Sport, with Blue Granite third. R. Cheatham hustled the winner into a long early lead and, while she tired badly after five-eighths. Great Sports closing rush fell short of taking him to her before she reached the finish. When being pulled up after the race Cieora unseated Cheatham, who had a close call from injury in the hard fall he received. Racing over the deep inside going for the major part of the one mile and seventy yards, F. P. Letelliers Border Chief proved himself much the best in taking down top honors from Open Go Shut, Susan Rebecca and four others in the third race. After following fairly close up to the stretch. Border Chief raced over the more exacting footing as he made his way into a lead, which he easily increased as a result of the almost complete faltering of Open Go Shut in the last sixteenth. Susan Rebecca also tired badly in the final test and conceded ground rapidly when approaching the finish. Seagrave, Mighty and Greystone were always distant trailers. PAUL REVERE SHOWS WAT. Paul Revere, ridden by the apprentice F. Rouzier, carried the colors of D. Lehan to their first victory of the year in the second race, which engaged a dozen maiden juveniles. The race was at five and a half furlongs, with Rouzier rushing the winner into a big lead after reaching the stretch and keeping him in advance of Master Walter, despite his faltering after reaching the concluding eighth. Master Walter was indulged with the early paeemaking and. while he was unable to withstand the winner when Rouzier hustled the latter to the front, he raced in good fashion and was reducing the winners margin with each stride in the final stages. Third place went to Sauce, a rank outsider, which gave an even performance. A close finish came out of the race that was substituted for the original fifth and the large crowd experienced a combination of thrill and dismay as Rondelle outfinished Pretty Run for honors well in advance of the much fancied Ballot Brush and Honest. Neither of the latter two succeeded in gaining a part of the purse as Grand King outstayed Ballot Brush by a half length for third money. Rondelles margin over Pretty Run was but a head at the end of the three-quarters. The meetings slowest race over the distance of a mile and a sixteenth came with the sixth race, in which J. B. Respess well-backed Delhi Chief won in a canter from Fire Bin, with Spot Light third. The winner was timed in 1 :57y5. He raced from behind the leaders with a belated rush and, after taking a good advantage over Fire Bin near the final eighth, had little to do to hold the latter safe thereafter. Fire Bin tired badly as a result of having been much us.d rush- ConUuueU ou twt-uty -fourth pae. LATONIA TRACK HEAVY Continued from first page. ing into a long lend on the last turn after he had disposed of Wrong Number, the early pacemaker. At the first turn George D. Gaw stumbled and fell, unseating B. Ray, who was not injured. The Vikir.g Stables Theo. Red added to the average score of the favorites when he cantered home an easy winner over Ginestra, Updike and five others in the final race. Theo. Red made his own pace and, after taking a big advantage when negotiating the last turn, held it easily to score by six lengths at the end of the mile and seventy yards. He was ridden by W. Garner.

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