Exterminators Fine Trial: Carries His Kentucky Handicap Impost to an Easy Victory.; Race for Army Officers Marked by an Exciting Finish--Lively Scores at Long Odds., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-23


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EXTERMINATORS FINE TRIAL Carries His Kentucky Handicap Impost to an Easy Victory Race for Army Officers Marked by byan an Exciting Finish Lively LivelyScores Scores at Long Odds LOUISVILLE Ky May 22 From a racing viewiroiut tlio main feature of todays program at Churchill Downs was the sixth race a dash of a mile in which Exterminator was given a public tryout for the Kentucky Handicap next Saturday He had up the same weight he has been assigned in that ricli race and acquitted himself nobly by winning all the way His trying tackle was not of the best although in view of the condition of the track it was expected Drastic might prove able to give him some trouble But Drastic was never close to him and the opposition such as it wis was furnished by the threeyearold Flyaway Ex ¬ terminator made the pace all the way and making it fast for the going won by five open lengths ridden out to give him the benefit of the semblance of a hard race As a trial it was quite satis ¬ factory but he will meet sterner opponents Satur ¬ day afternoon and the best of horses find it dif ¬ ficult to win a big handicap with such a trying imjK st as 134 pounds The venerable Squeeler was made an almost even money favorite for the threequarters sprint that opened the afternoons proceedings Whether this rasped his temper or he had some other horse reason for feeling disinclined to exert himself was riot made apparent At any rate he was never promi ¬ nent and B B Johnson won by a length with Lancelot second two lengths in advance of Bob Hensley HensleySeven Seven maiden twoyearold fillies contested the second race It was at four and a half furlongs and E R Bradleys Busy Signal was a substantially backed first choice but disappointed her admirers The end of an interesting rush through the stretch found Ooldine out In front by two lengths with Sweet Liberty second a length better than Huy Signal The first time starter Anna Gallup was t well supported second choice in this race but seemed at a disadvantage in the going She will probably fastThe do better presently when the going is fast The race for army officers was provocative of genuine interest and when Ettahe won by a head from the fast gaining Barry Shaw with Tanlae only a half length away there was a storm of applause for the gallant riders and the exciting finish finishVAGARIES VAGARIES OF RACING SPECULATION SPECULATIONAn An outsider at long odds brought woe to tin backers of favorites in the fourth race when Lively made the running nearly all the way and sticking it out gamely in a bitterly contested drive through ¬ out the stretch won by a head from Bribed Voter with the favorite High Low a close up third Lively had won his last previous race with High Low second and there was really no good racing1 reason why he should have been at nearly 20 to 1 in the mutuels with High Low an even money favor Ite But such are the vagaries of racing specula ¬ tion tionMarvin Marvin May won the fifth race in a canter This one may develop into a really good twoyearold On a fast track last Monday he defeated a big band of his age in exceedingly fast time Today in muddy going ho simply ran away from his opponents in the homestretch and won easing p by fiiiir lengths He probably is one of the slowly iinproy imj sort which is just beginning to discern wlfut is required of him in the mimic warfare of the track Diamond Girl ran another good race in finishing second here and is evidently about ready to graduate from the maiden class classDuring During the afternoon several of the Kentucky Handicap candidates were given their final prepara ration The Porter was sent a mile and a quarter in 211 the first mile in 143 Ciiduel ran a mile in 145 and was galloped out the mile and tin eighth in 200 Rancher was worked a mile in 148 and continued on for another eighth at slow speed speedT T T Pendersast lias added Obolus to his string having acquired him this morning by private pur chase chaseThe The rain continued for practically the entire afternoon and there seems little prospects of its alia tement soon This will probably result in thu rich Kentucky Handicap being decided over a heavy track trackMany Many persons were under the impression that Exterminators victory this afternoon penalized him five pounds in the handicap making his weight 120 This is erroneous as the penalty only accrues to winners of a race with a value of 1500 after pub ¬ lication weightsSaadis of the weights Saadis career terminated when he snapped one of his forelegs during the running of the last race

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