Plantland is Pocketed at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-20


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PLANTLAND IS POCKETED AT LATONIA. Phil Finch and Mike Sutton Beat Him in the Star Number of the Card. Cincinnati, O., June 10. The fourth race at one mile at Latonia this afternoon was somewhat in the nature of a trv-out for the Queen City Handicap, which is to be decided Saturday. After a driving finish Phil Finch won by a nose from Mike Sutton, a neck better than Plantland, the favorite. In the opinion of close observers Plantland was much the best and only bad handling encompassed his defeat. Minder allowed D. Austin and J. Lee, the riders of Phil Finch and Mike Sutton respectively, to pocket him repeatedly. They were on either side of him, and when Minder attempted to send his mount through the gaps probably purposely opened, Austin and Lee would close up sufficiently to force Minder to take Plantland back. Still Alarm, making his debut for the season in this race, performed impressively. Hereafter he will have to be reckoned with in similar company, especially when favored with a light impost. Bucket Brigade and Ada O. Walker were the only successful choices, the former winning his race in a canter, scoring bis third victory at this meeting. Ada O. Walker had to overcome considerable interference in the early stages but won handily. . , , . By winning the closing race Monslgnor showed himself to be above the ordinary, as he had to go all around the others to wear down Hazel Patch. He wasjimed separately in a fraction better than 1-40 His connections were sanguine of his success and backed him from 15 to 1 to C to 1. Bonebrake at 15 to 1. well handled by Cherry, was the longest priced winner of the afternoon when he beat Teles-scope after a hard drive in tile third. Jockey Lee continues in bis sDlendid riding form and landed Belltoone and Bucket Brigade winners. He will not leave for New York to ride in the Suburban as other arrangements have been made by Mr. Keene for a pilot on Superman. Jockey Nicol telegraphed Walter Wells this afternoon that lie will not be able to ride The Minks in the Queen City Handicap, because of a prior arrangement made with Mr. Keene to ride one of his youngsters in the Foam Stakes at Sheepshead Bay Saturday. He volunteered to secure the services of E. Dugan, but Wells has decided to give the mount to Cherry.

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