Prince of Como is Beaten: Favorite at Odds-on, but Succumbs to Right Angle, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-25


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PRINCE OF COMO IS BEATEN ♦ Favorite at Odds-On, but Succumbs to Right Angle. ♦ Ollie S. Another Hot Favorite to Meet Defeat — John Jr. Takes the Opening Dash. ♦ Louisville, Ky., May 24. — After several failures, beginning with his start at Lexington, on the occasion that he met Sun Briar and was deemed good enough to take his measure, but went even more disappointingly than the Kilmer crack. Right Angle displayed sudden improvement and furnished one of the outstanding surprises, when he accounted for the handicap at three-quarters of ,000 vain ■■ with utmost ease. Man of Como, an overwhelming favorite, landing in second place and J. J. Mur-dock third. His light weight might have had some bearing on his sudden display of high sp-ed from the start. He went out with Prince of Como and parted company with the latter after going the first quarter and it required only a strong canter for him during the stretch to maintain his lead and win by five lengths. Just before post time there dcvelojx-d a brisk shower, but it did not affect the going, for the time. 1:12%, was the fastest for three-quarters during the present meeting. Todays racing offering was of a decided of f day character and engaged for the most part racers of the cheaper degree. Two of the races were for . maiden three-year-olds at a mile and s-venty yards, and were won respectively by J. Walker and Bourbon Lad. Both were regarded with much favor by their connections and won iu easy fashion. The opening race found John Jr. much the liest of the eleven others trying conclusions with him and be led throughout. E. R. Bradley scored another bracket, this time with his By Heck, which won a lucky victory from Ollie S. The latter was much the best, but encountered difficulties iu the early stages of the race that brought about her undoing by the narrowest of margins. Another shower came up as the horses were at the jiost in the sixth race and continued thereafter intermittently for the remainder of the afternoon. Thinker won the sixth from Bigtodo, which just managed to outstay Sun God. Jockey Dursch was suspended for ten days by the stewards after the first race for striking jockey Donohue during the running of the race. Jockeys J. Metcalf aud J. Majestic were each fined 5 by the starter for disobedience at the post. WALDEN HOBSES ARRIVE. Nine horses, owned by R. J. Walden. were among the newcomers at Douglas Park this morning and will engage in the racing there. Jockey W. J. OBrien, who is under contract to E. B. McLean, was an arrival this morning from Washington. The McLean horses, numbering twenty -two head, including Kathleen. Leochares, The Porter, Bon Jour and others, are at present at Latonia. where they arrived from Baltimore last Monday. Trainer John F. Schorr, who has them in charge, contemplates sending several to Douglas Park to fill engagements. Seneca terminated his racing career in the opening race hv breaking down badly. The Kentucky State Racing Commission members will meet tonight at the Pendennis Club and discuss the l»est disposition of the 00,000 Red Cross fund, pledged for this season by the tracks, owners, breeders and track employes. Other racing subjects will be taken up and it also is probable that General Crowders "Work or Fight" regulations, effective July 1. will be a subject for discussion, with a view-to determining the best method of giving it the widest support. . , Jockey Earl Pool, who met with an injury m a fall at Lexington, is recovering steadily, but will not Is in condition to ride again until the Latonia meeting. Jockey Goose is also getting on favorably *«___■•. and is resting at his home in this city. A big number of employees iu the various racing departments of both tracks here, departed this morning by special train for Fort Thomas, Ky.. to take up their army duties, having been summoned to the colors in the last call. Jefferson Livingston came over from Chicago this morning to witness a few dayi racing before departing for New York. Elaborate preparations are being perfected by Manager Winn and his associates, for the entertainment of the largest contingent of soldiers that has yet lioen the guests of the liur-hill IKiwn.i plant. They will march from Camp Taylor early to-■ morrow and most of the center field has been cleared for them, as vantage points to witness t:e sport. The horses of Joseph Stern Menlo Park Stable were shipped to Belmont Iark today.

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