Debutante To Ancient.: Karrs Filly Scores Lucky Victory In The Louisville Feature.; Mollie Montrose Meets Her First Defeat--Heavy Track and Bad Weather--Esterjoys Good Race., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-16


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DEBUTANTE TO ANCIENT. KARRS FILLY SCORES LUCKY VICTORY IN THE LOUISVILLE FEATURE. Mollie Montrose Meets Her First Defeat — Heavy Track and Bad Weather — Esterjoys Good Race. Louisville. Ky.. May 15.— Ancient. Colby Karrs Cesarion— Grandma II. filly, won the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs this aftermxra, beating all of the supposed cracks of her sex and age here. The race was at a half mile and was worth ,715 to the winner. Her victory, though, was a fiuky one. she being favored by the most racing luck and seemingly suited to a nicety by the heavy going. Woodlane. which finished second, was probably best, but showed lack of garaeness by boring out when called on for an extra bard effort in the stretch. The disappointment of the race was the poor showing of Mollie Montrose, heretofore unbeaten, having won eight straight races at New Orleans. In todays race she was prominent for a brief period only, then faltered badly aud finished eight lengths back of the winner. Many find excuse for her poor showing on the score that the track was against her. Grande Dame was withdrawn and Geneva S. and Sallie Barry were added starters. The Holle entry, Mallle Montrose and Parisian Model, was the opening choice in the betting, but the activity on Woodbine caused her to be installed favorite at the close. Ancient received steady support, enough to cause most of the layers to quit losers on the race. Troxler was alert at the post and, getting away in a good position, dashed his mount into a commanding lead at once. For a brief period after rounding the stretch turn. Woodlane threatened to go by Ancient, hut at the critical moment she flinched from the whip and began boring out allowiug Ancient to draw away again and secure the verdict by a scant length. 1 rider hard urging Black Mary closed up a big gap through the stretch in Ujpe to take third place. Last nights hard rain followed by bleak weather caused a decrease in the attendance and played havoc with the course. Its bad state was responsible for numerous withdrawals, the handicap at seven furlongs, originally carded as the third race. suffered to the extent that it had to !*» declared off. and a selling race at three-quarters, run as the sixth, was substituted. In the steeplechase over the long course. Esterjoy conceding much weight to his opponents, led throughout and was a handy winner over Lights Out. That he equaled the record for the course, established by Presgrave in 1004, marked a good per-rorniance when it is considered that the course was soft and slippery. The race was also noteworthy for the fact that for the first time in the history of racing in these parts an amateur rode in a race with professionals. Dr. Burr Ferguson piloting Horizontal. He was unseated when his mount blundered, after going over the ninth jump, but he was not injured. Jockey A. Brown, who recently arrived from California, made his debut by landing Sponge Cake winner at a long price. He showed skill at the post by getting away in front, which aided him to victory. J. C. Milam has sold Ralbert to Nugent Bros, of St. Ijouis. Jockey McChire was fined 5 by the starter for disobedience at the post. Mose Goldhlatt announced today that he would . not ship his string to Canada as intended. He will try for the Latonia Derby with Gargantua, which he thinks will win. There will he quite a number leaving here for Toronto tomorrow night. Gene Elrod has arranged for three sleepers to convey the departing horsemen and turf followers. The strings of J. U. Strode and M. Boasberg were shipped to Toronto tonight. Despite a probable heavy track for tomorrow, a good program has been arranged and with Hester Zorra, Mackerel, Orlandot; Nedra. Dr. Lee Huffman, Reuben: Spendthrift Helen, Sultry. Sponge Cake; R. C. Ranu, Bill Herron, Colonel Brady; Boserrian, Excitement, Soprano; Mortiboy. Willowdene and Tinker among the entries, the racing should prove attractive and interesting. J. L. Dempsey.

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