Handicap Two-Horse Race: Only Gowell And Leochares Contest In Churchill Downs Feature.; Former Scores Easy Victory When Leochares Gives Up Struggle at End of Three-quarters--More Rain Falls and Favorites Are All Beaten., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-17


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HANDICAP TW04IORSE RACE ONLY GOWELL AND LEOCHARES CONTEST IN CHURCHILL DOWNS FEATURE Former Scores Easy Victory When Leochares Givas GivasUp Up Struggle at End of Throequarters More MoreRain Rain Falls and Favorites Are All Beaten Louisville Ky May 1C Threatening weather that prevailed tills afternoon was Instrumental iu causing a slump in tie attendance at Churchill Downs and also was rellected in the betting the volume Of wagering falling off considerably as com ¬ pared with former days The change iu the going reduced the number of starters in all the races except the opener The handicap which originally had only four carded suffered by the withdrawal of Rolling Stone and Joe Morris both being excused from starting on account of their dislike for mud Leochares and Gowell which contested for the 1000 purse had almost an equal number of sup liorters and the pair ran close together for the first threequarters hut thereafter the filly clearly dem ¬ onstrated her superiority and drew away decisively to win as her rider pleased Leochares indicated by his running tills afternoon that lie will not he much of a factor among the top notchers except Iu sprinting events He weakened badly after going threeqnarters threeqnartersIn In addition to capturing the feature with Gowell the Weaver establishments Lady Lightning won the opening dash Lady Lightning is now showing a return of her good twoyearold form formAll All the favorites were beaten this afternoon The talent started oft wrong foot first when they chose Merrick as the probable winner of the opener He fluttered his backers for the lirst half mile by stay ¬ ing close to Lady Lightning but lie weakened la the stretch and had to lie driven hard to outstay Blue Thistle for third money Thomas moneyThomas C McDowell furnished the beaten favor ¬ ites in the twoyearold races in Watermelon mid The Norman The formers failure was in the main due t a had send off but The Normans defeat was a result of his lumbering and awkward beginning He will probably do better later in the season when he becomes more accustomed to racing Husky racingHusky Lad furnished the surprise in the third race by isurentleagling the others and winning tin first purse of the Kentucky season for Aduir Bukor After the finish he was bid up to 800 and bought by W F Cisco He was entered for 300 and the bidding was in retaliation for the loss ot White Wool last season The closing dash was taken by Mockler which showed a decided liking for the soft going Ursula Emma the overwhelming choice ran poorly and brought tip in the ruck The stewards today sustained a protest filed by Earl LInncll owner of Love Day against the pay ¬ ment of second monoy to Forehead which was the ruunernp in yesterdays closing dash on the ground that he carried 112 pounds instead of 113 as the conditions called for Second money was given to Bonne Chance and Love Day got third thirdThe The program books for the last six days of the present meeting were distributed to owners this morning The book shows a daily increase in purse moneys The program book for the first six days of the Douglas Park racing was also distributed to owners today The opening day values break all Kentucky records a total of it300 being offered of which amount 10000 is added to the Kentucky Handicap

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