Latonia Championship Outlook: Gusto, Gallant Sir, Mad Frump, Big Beau and Cee Tee Certain Starters, Daily Racing Form, 1932-11-04


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LATONIA CHAMPIONSHIP OUTLOOK Gusto, Gallant Sir, Mad Frump, Big Beau and Cee Tee Certain Starters in 0,000 Race to Be Run at Latonia Saturday LATONIA, Ky., Nov. 3. Although somewhat handicapped by very unfavorable training conditions, trainers of the various candidates for Saturdays fourteenth annual running of the 0,000 Latonia Championship Stakes for three-year-olds, today had their charges in virtual readiness for that one mile and three-quarters test. The race, richest and most important autumn fixture in this division and one of the most valuable and prized events run annually in this country, will bring together such stars as M. L. Schwartz Gusto, N. W. Churchs Gallant Sir, C.-V. Whitneys Mad Frump, H. P. Headleys Big Beau.vT. Fred Adams Rehoboth and C. T. Fishers Cee Tee. With six answering the call to the post, the race will have a gross value of 40,055, of which the winner will take down all but 1,000. In addition to first money, the owner of the winner will receive the handsome and valuable Championship Trophy, a special award of the Latonia Jockey Club. With the crack Gusto, top money winning horse of the year, donning "spurs" to contest with such ranking contenders for the title as Gallant Sir and Mad Frump, the race is commanding greater interest than any since the memorable days of In Me-moriams astonishing triumph over Zev and others, and Chilhowees victory in worlds record time. In Memoriam scored in the Championship of 1923 and Chilhowees came a year later. The first championship in 1919 was Won by Mad Hatter, illustrious sire of Mad Frump and Cleopatra, the lone filly among the thirteen winners, gotvhome in front of On Watch, Damask and others in 1920. Sporting Blood won in 1921, and Rockmin-ister was the successful one in 1922. Following the brilliant renewals won by In Memoriam and Chilhowee, came victories for King Nadi, Display, Rolled Stocking, Sun Beau, The Nut, Spinach and St. Brideaux. The latters victory last fall was worth 0,-420, and the running annexed by In Memoriam carried a purse of 0,000 to the winner. Trainer Clyde Van Dusen . put Cee Tee through his final distance trial this morning, and the son of Polymelian looked very good as he breezed one mile and a half on the trying, heavy track in 2:48. He ran the quarter in :26, half mile in :53, three-quarters in 1:20 and the mile in 1:50. For one mile and one-quarter he was caught in 2:18. He was steadied along under snug restraint throughout, and appeared capable of turning the long distance, in much faster time. Big Beau was put through a brisk but handy gallop at the three-quarters distance, for which he was timed in 1:21, and it was the fastest move of the morning at that distance. Under the personal direction of Max Hirsch, who got in this morning from Lex- Continued on eighteenth page. OUTLOOK FOR CHAMPIONSHIP Continued from first page. ington, where he stopped over for a day on his way West, Gusto received his final "prep" when he was sent a mile and one-quarter in 2:25. As he worked between the third and fourth races, E. L. Fitzgerald brought out Gallant Sir in company of Sun-dot, and sent the championship hope one mile and one-quarter in 2:26. Both Gusto and Gallant Sir breezed throughout their long trials. For three-quarters Sundot attempted to keep pace with his more noted stable companion, but he failed badly, and Gallant Sir, running the three-quarters in 1:24, led Sun-dot by four lengths. Gallant Sir ran the quarter in :25, half-mile in :5iYs, and the mile in 1:53. Gusto, unpaced in his gallop, covered the quarter in :26, half-mile in :56, three-quarters in 1:25 and the mile in 1:56. Hirsch had Dan McAulif f e breeze the leading money " winner.

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