Open Hearth Sparkles: Scores Impressive Victory in Eighteenth Renewal of Enquirer, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-24


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OPEN HEARTH SPARKLES . • — Scores Impressive Victory in Eighteenth Renewal of Enquirer. ♦ Registers Double for H. G. Shoemaker Stable and Trainer Battle — Manners Man Again. LATONIA, Ky., June 22.— In one of the most surprising performances of the meeting, H. G. Shoemakers gray horse, Open Hearth, accounted for the eighteenth renewal of the ,500 added Enquirer Handicap, which headlined one of the best programs of the meeting. My Blaze, under the green and white colors of M. J. Conley, drove to second place, with Young Bros. Fiji two and one-half lengths away to take the third award. Safe and Sound, among the outsiders, was fourth, leading home Flint Shot, Visigoth, Vitamin B., Late Date and Scarp, which finished in the order named. The winner, acting better than usual at the post, was away in stride. Attaining a forward position early, he kept well up with the leaders, while My Blaze went into a commanding lead, which had been increased to four lengths as they passed the half-mile ground. Flint Shot was forcing the pace and Open Hearth had no trouble holding a slight lead over Visigoth. As the leaders approached the stretch, South sent Open Hearth up gradually and did not call on him for improved speed until straightened out into the stretch. Once under urging the gray horse steadily and surely wore down My Blaze, heading him about twenty yards from the finish, then drew away to win by a half length. Fiji, which finished third, was compelled to come from behind the pace to earn her award. Safe and Sound also closed a good gap in the final stages to take the short end of the purse. Open Hearth performed under an impost of 110 pounds and, guided cleverly by jockey George South, turned in one of the most important triumphs of his career. It was a double for the Shoemaker stable and trainer H. H. Battle, who had previously saddled Sallie Gray in the fourth race. The victory netted Shoemaker ,260, while the second horse got 00, third 50 and fourth 25. With better weather conditions prevailing, there was a vast improvement in the attendance, which was estimated well over 12,000 Among the notables here from Louisville were Theodore Mueller and W. E. Smith, members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission; Anthony Carroll, vice-presi- ! dent of Churchill Downs, and Lawrence I Jones, owner of some of Kentuckys famous distilleries. Players had difficulty in finding winners j Continued on twenty-seventh page. OPEN HEARTH SPARKLES Continued from first page. and not one of the first six races were able to substantiate the judgment of their admirers. The Rose Hill Purse, an allowance race which served as chief support to the feature, brought out four fillies, one gelding and two colts for a test of three-quarters. This went to the consistent Manners Man, which became a four-time winner at the meeting through his victory. The manner in which he downed his opposition made it appear as if he will keep on doing so as long as they pit him with this calibre of racers. The winner took command at the start, and after racing Mucho Gusto into defeat during the opening three-eighths, drew out gradually thereafter to attain his triumph by two and a half lengths. Mucho Gusto could not meet the demands of the victor but had no difficulty showing the way to the others, finishing three lengths in the van of Iceberg. The latter was out the limit to take the measure of Best Bid for third. Best Bid was the medium of a heavy play, which sent her to the post favorite, and her downfall completed a rout of the choices in the first five races. The Mulvihill Brothers of Cincinnati witnessed their colors in another victory when their good filly Galloping raced as if much the best to account for the opening dash, which engaged eight juveniles at five furlongs. Taking a lot the worst of the going, the victress plowed to her well-earned triumph in a manner that suggested she might be much better than rated. While there was but half a length separating her from Peter Pumpkin at the end, she was drawing clear rapidly and, if the race had been at a longer distance, she would have won by a comfortable margin. Biddy was third after forcing the early pace. Wanoah, from the stable of Chappel Brothers of Rockford, 111., earned another purse for that establishment when he scored a lucky win in the second race, which brought together seven of the ordinary class sprinters. The winner, racing to a commanding lead early, began to falter badly in-eide the final eighth. When jockey F. Fernandez sensed the danger of Waterfront, which was coming strongly on the rail, he came over sharply, almost upsetting Can-field and the horse, and virtually eliminated him from sharing in the purse. Second went to the suddenly-improved Pawn Ticket, while Princess A. O. garnered the third award. The ride Canfield gave Waterfront was of a weird sort, for he kept taking the colt back when he wanted to run, and then when the opportunity presented itself he guided him into a place where he had no chance near the finish. Better luck attended Nordrie today, and jockey Fernandez gave her much better j handling than she had in previous starts. The result was an easy win. There was no taking the filly back today, but instead she raced so close to the pace that it was difficult to keep her from displacing Down in Front, which was setting the pace. When the winner was allowed to run at top speed she literally smothered her rivals, to win cantering. Oriental Miss, which was weakly handled, came on to take the second award from the faltering Down in Front, which closed in third position. The successful trio practically dominated the running throughout. Sallie Gray turned the tables on Lady Pal in todays fourth race, when she displayed a vastly improved brand of speed and won from start to finish, and closed with the decisive margin of five lengths. Moving to the front when the field was dispatched, she never left the final issue in doubt, increasing her margin with every stride in the final stages. While Lady Pal was no match for the winner, she managed to outstay Ro-landa, which finished third. Babeson performed in rather dull fashion, and he can flo much better.

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