Big Crowd at Latonia: Attendance Recalls Most Successful Years at Milldale Course, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-31


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BIG CROWD AT LATONIA Attendance Recalls Most Successful Years at Milldale Course. Improved Marynell Triumphs in thqj Memorial Handicap Favorites Succeed During Afternoon. LATONIA, Ky., May 30. Latonia, among the oldest race courses in America, situated across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, came into its own today. The throng that was in attendance for the running of the holiday program was of near-record proportions, indicating that prosperity for the meeting i3 assured. The gathering was a truly representative one, and a reminder of yester year, when the natives of Kentucky and Ohio collaborated to make every meeting conducted at the Milldale course a successful "one. Throughout the day the judgment of the -crowd, numbering close to 15,000, was indicated when the favorites made good in most of the races. There was a renewal of the Memorial Handicap, for which five of the topiiotch sprinters answered the call to race for the ,500 purse. The late withdrawal of Gay Monarch, on account of track conditions, robbed the event of some of its color. However, it resulted in one of the most inter- eating finishes of the day when the Long Run Stables greatly-improved filly Marynell accounted for the stake, half a length in front of M. J. Conleys My Blaze. A nose away in third place was Mrs. Kirby Ramseys Flint Shot. The Parkview Stables Cactus Rose was fourth, leading home Bobbys Son, which completed the field. IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT. After a delay of two minutes at the post starter Hamilton sent the field away almost in perfect alignment, and there, was a rush for the lead, but none of the five startera could attain a clear advantage. On the turn the first four were so closely bunched that the proverbial blanket would have covered them. As they approached the stretch Fernandez sent Marynell up with a rush into the lead. The filly was subjected to strong pressure to maintain her position, with her rivals battling fiercely to overhaul her, but she was not to be denied, and held to her task under severe punishment to win by a small margin. In the stretch Kern and South indulged in a bumping match, in which Flint Shot got a trifle the worst of it, but they finished gamely and were noses apart at the end. Cactus Rose was far back in the stretch and losing ground gradually. The performance of Bobbys Son brought criticism when, after leading for the first quarter, he dropped back suddenly and was eased up in the stretch. The feature and other events on the holiday program were decided over a track classed as good. The overhead conditions were perfect for the large throng in attendance. IDEAL RACING CONDITIONS. The form players got off to a good start when they installed A. L. Fergusons Julia Grant favorite for the first race. The daughter of General Grant never gave them any v concern after the field was dispatched, taking command at once and leading throughout to win by three lengths. Jake Blieden, second choice in the betting, finished second, while third went to the lightly regarded Polly Rita. Two-year-olds met in the second race, fashioned for maiden fillies. This resulted in a win for the stable of the Chappel Brothers, when Monks Gold scored in a driving finish from Galloping, provided by the Mulvi-hill Brothers. Golden Pigeon, which formed an entry with Grand Finale, closed In third place, with . the much heralded Allene B fourth. Mose Goldblatt, a regular at Latonia for a score or more years, witnessed his colora carried to their first victory of the Kentucky season when Brown Witch brought them to the line of finish one length before Continued on thirty-sixth page.l BIG CROWD AT LATONIA Continued from first page. G. V. Barnes Babeson, which gave the Gold-blatt filly a stubborn "battle but proved wanting when the real test came. However, she was good enough to down Black Miss decisively when she finished the three-quarters with four lengths to spare. The filly, neglected to some extent, paid the liberal reward of 7.00 for each ticket. Scotland Beauty got away with honors by the slightest of margins when she defeated Abdel, odds-on choice for the fourth race, leading the latter to the finish by 2. nose, while Double Nugget closed in third place. Jockey F. Fernandez resorted to some weird riding near the end when he deliberately forced Scotland Beauty almost to the outside fence after the latter got on even terms with him and the stewards acted immediately, Fernandez being suspended for five days. The colors of T. Botts were carried to their first victory of the meeting when the well backed Earl Baker, which was backed to the exclusion of the others, staggered to the end one and one-half lengths in front of J. S. Rileys Rolanda, which led home Julia Irene and five others that raced three-quarters. Among those that accepted the issue was the former stake horse, Cayuga, but the aging son of Trojan failed to keep up after showing a flash of speed which brought him victory in many a turf battle. The Greentree Stables Gillie and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts Cold Shoulder, which will represent the East in the Latonia Derby Saturday, were unloaded here Thursday morning. Both performers had an unevent- f ul trip..

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