Routine Day at Latonia: Flags Fails His Adherents Again in a Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-16


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ROUTINE DAY AT LATONIA Flags Fails His Adherents Again in a Sprint. i Mile. Dazie Furnishes Surprise Grey Lag and Sporting Blood Arrive for Big Race. LATONIA, Ky., September 15. A program enabling the humbler racers to earn part of the .0,500 in purses distributed by thn Latonia. management this afternoon did not promise extensively at the outset in the matter of good sport, but the contrary was the outcome and the more lowly were the ones to turnish the most interesting finishes. The splendid weather and truck conditions were mostly responsi. ble for the full strength of racing enthusiasts being at the course, and their numbers were augmented by fresh arrivals from various parts of the country, who intend to witness the running of the Latonia Championship Stakes Saturday. In lieu of anything better the three-quarters dash, j having claiming conditions, served as the outstanding race, and it really brought a fast band to the post that included the veteran Dodge, the erratic Flags, seemingly a shadow of his former greatness. Jack Hare .Jr., and others. Tin? claiming prices of the different, starters varied from tin: SC,000 that .lack Hare .r. was in for to the :5,000 that Talisman and Mile. Dazie were each entered for. Dodge and Flags had the call speculatively, with ltapid Day also well considered. Betting wisdom, however, was all astray, for Mile. Dazie surprised ail by winning from Dodge, with ltapid Day third. Klags held out promise, both at the post, where he was tractable, and during the early running vyhere he had a prominent position, but after going a half mile lui was through and rapidly lost ground. Mile Dazie, showing her best form and vastly benefited by her layoff since spring and her ligh impost, headed Rapid Day on the stretch turn and held Dodge safe to the finish. It was the first victory scored by Mile. Dazie this year. Carpenter, which raced at Saratoga with indifferent success and was bought at one of the auction sales by I. H. Shannon, scored his first purse for that owner wjjtn he led Washington and Hilly Brush home in the sixth race. It was a close call from defeat for him, however, not that he was lacking in speed, but due to the blundering of Barrett in casing him up long before the finish aud failing to see the onrushing Washington. The latter missed the victory by a neck. THREE FOR BAKER-NICHOLS FACTIONS. The Baker-Nichols factions were much in the limelight durinjj the afternoon, three representatives from their establishment scoring successes. It was inaugurated when If. L. Bakers outstanding favorite Fair Orient rushed home to victory and was followed in quick succession by Judge Pryor and Kleanor S. also winning. The latter is owned by A. Baker and he also trains Judge Pryor. Fair Orient run in the interest of It. I,. Baker and is trained by W. Ierkins. The trio started the public off auspiciously for they were all favorites. , Mont fort Jones Billy Star was given preference I over Wolfs Cry in the fourth race, but the latter is evidently a better colt than rated locally, for he showed fine speed from the start, led throughout and hud a half lengths margin over Junku at the finish. Billy Star raced well for live-eighths, but gave way In the last sixteenth. Jockey Scobie made it a double for his owner, Kay Spence, and rode his third winner of the afternoon when he brought Legal, favorite in the final race, home first, with Dixie Carroll in second place and Natural Bridge third. H. F. Sinclairs Grey Lag and Bud Fishers Sporting Blood, eastern candidates for the Latonia Championship Stakes, arrived on the battle ground today fit and are ready for next Saturdays great ithree-year.old Sporting Blood conflict. arrived early this morning, while Grey Lag did not reach here until late in the afternoon. Dave Leary,.who will saddle Grey Lag I in his race here, arrived ahead of bis charge and was accompanied by L. Fator. who will have the I mount on the colt. Leary did not bring any of the other horses of the Rancocas establishment. II He did, however, bring the two-year-olds Clough-jordun and Fly Ball, consigned to Preston Burch. i Sporting Blood came in charge of trainer Alex i Gordon, who also brought nine other horses, the list I including Muskallonge, Ocean Swell and Hold Tp, all three-year-olds, and the two-year-olds Bud Fisher, Violinist. Overtake, Kvil and Missette. The three-year-old Dartmoor, owned jointly by Frank Bain and Alex Gordon, was also in the special. It is the Intention of owner Fisher to finish out the Kentucky season with his stable. I KEOGH TO RIDE SPORTING BLOOD, i Frank Keogh, who has been engaged to ride Sporting Blood in the Latonia Championship, is due to reach here Into tonight. Keogh will also pilot Miss Joy in the Fort Thomas Handicap. There was regret that Touch Mo Not failed to come here, but this was due to a disabling accident. Trainer Bowe, however, has not abandoned the tcntion to strive for some f the valuable Kentucky stakes and will make an effort to land the Queen City Handicap and the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes with his Futurity winner Bunting. The Queen City Handicap will have an approximate value of ,000 and the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes will exceed this sum. Trainer John McPherson complied with the stewards request to furnish an affidavit that the claiming of Marvin May on June 27 was done with the knowledge and consent of J. F. Matlack, for whom Melherson as agent was supposedly acting. Trainer W. Booth was an arrival today. He will I saddle Sporting Blood for the Latonia Championship Stakes aud afterward turn the colt over to traiuer Gordon. Grey Lag, Sorting Blood. Behave Yourself, Black Servant, Humphrey and Rangoon. Jockey Bert Kennedy was taken ill after working out some horses this moiuing aud was forced to cancel his engagements to ride Birdie G. and Wanatah this afternoon.

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