Rich Race Won by Startle: Hewitt Filly First in the Queen City Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-02


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RICH RACE WON BY STARTLE 1 t Hewitt Filly First in the Queen City Handicap. Fast Track Gives Distinction an Easy Victory Old Time Favorite Dick Welles Dies. LATONIA, Ky., October 1. A somewhat unsatisfactory contest came in the rich Queen City Handicap, having; a net value of 3,700 to the winner una featuring todays card. II. H. Hewitts Startle was the victress by a scant margin over John Finn,- with June Crass a close up third and Rock-rnihister, the main dependence of the Montfort Jones enlry. landing in fourth place. Pegasus, the second string of the Jones entry, fell in a heap -when a sixteenth from the finish. His elimination while still a strong contender was the result of interference from Startle. The twelve starters -were dispatched In perfect alignment, but the short sprint to the first turn, in which all the riders -were on their mettle and desirous of an advantageous position, caused a bad Jam, half of the field being practically eliminated from the contest, the gravest sufferers at this time being Rockminister, "Washington, Demos and Martha Fallon. Pegasus, with an inner rail post position and quick at the start, raced into a good lead attended by Startle, June Grass and John Finn. There was practically no change in their running order until just before the stretch was reached, where June Grass and Startle moved tin to the leader as. If, to pass Jihn; avithease,, but; ; Jurte hisired"ahaeTegasus made another move niid he was still leading when straightened away for the sprint to the finish. Lyke brought Startle over against Pegasus and appeared to have him pinned to the rail and caromed against him several times in the last sixteenth. The pair were still , fighting it out, but Startle going the better, and at this juncture Pegasus went down in a heap and . John Finn came with a rush to give Startle buttle, but Lyke managed to shake off the clial-lenjie and wiu with the filly by a head. A crowd surged around the stewards stand, the disqualification of Startle beinir expected, but after interrogating Lyke. the latter claiming that Pegasus had tripped by running upon Startles heels, and after lengthy deliberation the stewards allowed the placing to remain undisturbed. Lyke was suspended for a period of five days, but the stewards reluctance to set Startle back was probably due to Pegasus not having finished. In other words, the stewards did not deem it warrantable to benefit John Finn with the immense prize when he had not been a sufferer from Interference. INTERFERENCE BEATS ROCKMINISTER. The Jones pair were pronounced favorites, with the: Hewitt pair a strong second choice. Rockmin-ister was clearly best in the race and but for interference that he met on the first turn would probably have been the victor. He closed an immense gap in the last half and was running gamely at the end. By far the best assemblage that has witnessed the local racing this fall was at the course to view the decision of the rich juvenile dash and several other races that had in some of the better grade here. Conditions for the sport were perfect and the racing of a character that occasioned frequent thrills. The speculative feature was on a par with the banner conditions. Thomas C. McDowells Distinction, at present in superb form, took some of the best in these parts into camn, in. easy style and accounted for the secondary feature. Her victory was extremely popular aud she was greeted witli prolonged cheers on her return to the scales. She covered the three-quarters in J;ll, with a final quarter in 25 seconds, and she was under restraint for the entire race. High Cost and Brookholt were her closest followers at the end. After many trials and as many tribulations, British Maid finally succeeded in breaking into the winning ranks when she won the second race in runaway style. Shipmate landing in second place after a hard race to overhaul Harold K. The opener brought to the post a good band of the higher grnde ones starting in a claiming dash. It resulted in victory for the improved Sewell Combs, which, favored by an impost of 101 pounds and away forwardly, just lasted long enough in bent the unlucky A. N. Akin, which should have been the victor. J. C. STONE AGAIN DISAPPOINTS. The inconsistent J. C. Stone again figured in a disappointing performance while favorite and finished 1nr in the rear of the ordinary ones making the contest in the third race. Arravan was the winner here in easy style, with Dr. Rae in second place and Candle Light third. J. C. Stone began slowly and immediately became involved in trouble and suffered from crowding several times, but at that he ran a bad race and lacked speed. Hal Price Headleys Bright Leaf led eleven other youngsters home in the sixth race, a three-quarters sprint, in which Foy was the favored one, but a dismal failure, Salamander and Orma Dale fighting it out for second place. Jockey Scobie did not show any ill effects by his tumble on Pegasus and was partially revenged on Lyke by beating him out on War Spirit in the last nice, Lyke having the mount on the favorite, Brotherly Love. J. B. Respess famed racer and sire Dick "Welles died, this; morning at the Respess farm near Ear-linger, Ky., not far from here. The eight Bashford Manor-bred yearlings offered at auction in the paddock prior to todays races by their breeder, Mr. George J. Long, fetched a total of ,415, an average of 35 per bead. The star of the sale was a bay or brown filly, by Alvescot Cutter, the dam of Free Cutter, which went to Julius Wild for ,800. The same purchaser secured three of the others offered. Following are the prices: Bat or brows filly, by Alvescot Cutter, Julius Wild, ,200; bay filly, by Ralph Ameeras, Lou Cahn, ; chestnut filly, by Ralph Eloisa, Julius Wild, 00; chestnut colt, by Ralph Variora, Dan Lehan, 00; bay colt, by Alvescot Thaka, Julius Wild, 00; chestnut filly, by Alvescot Belle Scot, Julius Wild, 20; chestnut filly, by Ralph Hi-mern, Dan Lehan. 75; bay filly, by Ralph Binda, A. L. Briggs, 50. Three horses belonging to Montfort Jones were also sold: Gusher, F. E. Powell, 30; Bristow, J. Trexler, 00, and Natrura, Tom Brown, 00. India and Kimona, the property of T. C. McDowell, were also put under the hammer. E. Kirk secured India for 25 and Kimona went to L. Wood for 00. Cal Milam this morning sold May Bodine and Ber-nice K. to J. F. Crawley on private terms. Mr. Milam will continue to train both horses until Mr. Crawley, who is a new recruit to racing, secures a suitable trainer. G. B. Bryan, Jr., wired today from Toronto definitely announcing that the Jefferson Park meeting at New Orleans will open on Thanksgiving day. He also authorized Julius Rceder to accept nppllca-tions for stabling room at the track. The delegation that came from Louisville to witness the days sport was a large and notablo one. Among them were Charles F. Grainger, James T. Brown, Murphy, James T. Clark and AI Smith. Jockey H. Gregory was slightly indisposed and was forced to cancel his riding engagements of the I day.

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