Ashland Oaks To Pongee: Daughter of Fast Centre Shot Scores an Easy Victory.; Black Servant Takes the Measure of Bon Homme and Other Derby Candidates., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-27


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ASHLAND OAKS TO PONGEE Daughter of Fast Centre Shot Scores an Easy Victory Black Servant Takes the Measure Measureof of Bon Homme and Other OtherDerby Derby Candidates LEXINGTON Ky April 21 More disagreeable conditions for racing could not be conceived than those which prevailed hern this afternoon It was remarkable that such a big crowd braved the unfavorable weather to he on hand to view the sport The track was a quagmire and suited only the most pronounced mud runners runnersThe The Ashland Oaks liaving a net value of 3070 to the winner featured the card and was won by Pongee carrying the colors of Gallaher Bros Last Rose coupled with Golden Dreams as the B J Brannon entry landed in second place with Lady Madcap third Only five started Bet tini being the wliipper in of the field Pongee was an extreme betting outsider but showed more aptitude in the going and taking a good lead at once held sway for the entire race though being shaken up slightly in the last eighth to outstay Last Rose The latter was under restraint for threequarters and gave promise of succeeding in overhauling the leader when rounding into the stretch but tired when it came to the final rush rushBon Bon Homme which has been held in high favor in some quarters as a Kentucky Derby prospect proved a dismal failure in the sixth race in which he met some good threeyearolds including Black Servant Uncle Velo an1 Trust Official The muddy track was Held to be much in his favor and to militate against Black Servant but when it came to the running Black Servant dominated from the start and won with ease from Uncle Velo with Trust Official coming from far back to deprive Bon Honime of third place Bon Homme ran as if he dislikes a considerable distance and on his showing today his chances for a Derby victory appear nil On the other hand Black Servants stock in the Derby took a big boom and it is more than probable that he will improve by this race for be is sup ¬ posed to be best on a dry track Centimeter an ¬ other Derby candidate did not show impressively today todayBain Bain fell copiously for most of the afternoon the Ashland Oaks being run in a heavy storm the solid rain almost obscuring the runners runnersCasey Casey and Comedie dAmour respective winners of the twoyearold dashes were the only winning favorites of the afternoon Casey ran like a good colt and sprinted away from bis opponents the moment the barrier was released He is owned by O F Baker Comedie dAmour carried the colors of J 0 G H Keene and never gave her backers much anxiety for she led for the entire distance distanceNurse Nurse Jane had the call in the opener but she succumbed to Grace Minard Nurse Jane changed ownership via the claiming route T L Putnam represented by linen securing her for 1500 1500Tom Tom Norris was made favorite in the third race but Hereafter owned by former jockey Roscoe Goose scurried home in advance of him to win easily easilyAVill AVill o the Wisp enjoyed preference in the final dash but he failed even of getting a portion of the purse the winner here turning up in Dark Friar from Non Skid in the closest finish of the afternoon afternoonTlio Tlio program Iwok for Churchill Downs covering the first eight days of the meeting will be dis ¬ tributed Thursday ThursdayE E It Bradley decided to withdraw his pair of candidates Bit of White and Believe Idle Hour on account of the heavy track He did not feel overly sanguine of Black Servants ability to run in the going with any assurance of success and was highly elated with the colts performance performanceA A handsome silver trophy donated by Thomas C McDowell fell to the winner of the Ashland Oaks The presentation of the trophy to owner John C Gallaher was made by Jouett Shouse former asstist iint secretary of the United States treasury treasuryJockey Jockey J Roberts came over from Louisville to ride Day Lilly but found the mare withdrawn when he arrived He returned to Churchill Downs tonight Jockey W J OBrien was grantcd a license this morning morningJorices Jorices injury was more than at first thought and it is improbable that she will again be raced this year Her tendon in the left fore leg was nearly cut in two by Flags when Lilley took Jorice across at the start startKim Kim Patterson was highly elated with the way that Leonardo II came out of his race yesterday and felt more sanguine of the colts ability to land the coveted Kentucky Derby DerbyTrainer Trainer Dick Thompson will take twentyfive E R Bradley owned horses to Louisville and I atonia to campaign Sixteen in the consignment lire twoyearolds

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