Wonderful Exterminator: Carries Crushing Weight and Wins the Kentucky Handicap.; Scratching Reduces the Field to Four Starters and Firebrand Finishes Second., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-28


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WONDERFUL EXTERMINATOR Carries Crushing Weight and Wins the Kentucky Handicap Scratching Reduces the Field to toFour Four Starters and Firebrand FirebrandFinishes Finishes Second BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 27 Exterminator put a clincher on his greatness this afternoon when he carried 138 pounds to victory in the Kentucky Handicap worth 9950 net and covered the mile and a quarter over a trying and slow track in the good time of 2 042 Firebrand the 40000 Jefferson Liv ¬ ingston acquisition landed in second place with Blarney Stone following and Sands of Pleasure the only other starter beaten off offThe The struggle was always jetween the fitst two the pair in the first quarter racing al ¬ most as a team Exterminator slightly under restraint and Firebrand striding along at a lively pace Johnson evidently intended to part company with Firebrand when ap ¬ proaching the last turn about seveneighths of the race being completed here and still threeeighths mile to do In his zeal to mova by Firebrand he rode a bit close and Mooney on Firebrand complained to the stewards of it later but it did not seem to slack Fire ¬ brand up to any appreciable extent for he continued to lead Exterminator until the stretch turn was reached where the Kilmer representative raced into a lead of clear day ¬ light Firebrand seemed done for at this juncture and it appeared immenent that Exterminator would score quite easily but good horse that he is unquestionably the best in this country as an allaround cam ¬ paigner and stayer he found his weight try ¬ ing in the last eighth and it required some rousing up for him to continue in the lead Firebrand however was as tired as he was and Exterminator had a good length and a half margin at the finish Blarney Stone picked up Sands of Pleasure just before rounding into the stretch and held third place secure secureGREAT GREAT OVATION FOU GREAT HORSE HORSEExterminator Exterminator and Johnson were given a tremendous ovation on their return to the scales It was due to the great horse for never in the history of the Kentucky Han ¬ dicap has a better feat been recorded by a winner and from a weight carrying stand ¬ point it will probably survive for many years Cudgels success under an impost of 13J pounds was nearest in approaching it itAfter After Exterminators victory trainer Eugene Wayland announced willingness to race Ex ¬ terminator in a match with Morvich I would dearly desire to run Exterminator against Morvich at a mile and a quarter liiider weight for age conditions Yes 1 would even concede Morvieh two pounds by the weight for age scale said the trainer He made it plain that he was eager to make a substantial wager of his own on the re ¬ sult sultExterminator Exterminator made a clean sweep of his engagements here the Clark Handicap and the Kentucky Handicap netting him the handsome total of 2125 He is intended to be returned to Latonia where he will be a starter in the rich Independence Handicap and if he retains his present good form there is every probability that he will be success ¬ ful in it itPleasant Pleasant weather was again present after the heavy storm of last night The attrac ¬ tive program headed by the Kentucky Han ¬ dicap and the prospect of witnessing the stars of these parts competing in it induced almost a record crowd to visit Churchill Downs The trying track was instrumental in causing the withdrawal of Bit of White Minto II Marjorie Hynes and Rouleau There was some regret expressed at their absence for Minto II and Bit of White were regarded in high esteem esteemStarting Starting out with a heavy track the going continued to improve steadily under the suns brilliant rays and work by the huge tracts force with their tractor harrows Beginning with the fourth race there was an absence of mud on the course although the footing continued slow for the remainder of the afternoon afternoonFIRST FIRST FOR H P WHITNEY WHITNEYSpirited Spirited finishes were again the order during the afternoon the winners in most cases being pressed hard Harry Payne Whitneys colors were carried to victory for the first time during the meeting when his f Tree won after seemingly being bad ¬ ly beaten An element of luck contributed in his success for if he had not succeeded In getting through next to the rail in the last sixteenth Easteside would have beaten him homo instead of suffering defeat by a ICoutiuueU uu twelfth pugej WONDERFUL EXTERMINATOR Continued from first page scant neck Adonis was the supposed good thing in the race but he never figured prom ¬ inently the early running being dominated by John S ReaYdon and Easteside The win ¬ ner was far back on the backstretch but saving much ground on the turn finished fast and got up in the last strides stridesB B J Brannon scored his first Kentucky victory of the season when his serviceable mud running Colonel Baker the favorite in the opener won easily under the grand riding of A Johnson Ben Valet finished in second place and Beg Pardon third The latter showed the most early speed and seemed in a fair way to a victory until Colonel Baker came with his rush that carried him into the lead in a jiffy and the stretch found him only cantering Ben Valet under hard rid ¬ ing outstayed Beg Pardon through the last seventy yards yardsR R H Andersons Panna a shapely daugh ¬ ter of Delhi Carrie Hogan graduated into the winning class in a performance that thoroughly tested her gamencss for she was forced to sustain a terrific drive in the last eighth to enable her to head Sweet Lady The latter had raced into a good lead in the first eighth and continued in the van seemingly the winner until Panna came with her rush Garner was at his best and liter ¬ ally lifted Panna in front of Sweet Lady in the last few strides Manicure Maid one of H P Whitneys filles ran a good race to land in third place Any chance that Fer nandos might have had was ruined when he bolted on the stretch turn He was going well at the time timeThe The infirm and uncertain Pictor had little difficulty in outstaying the ordinary band that competed with him in the third race a mile and a sixteenth dash Tulsa being his closest pursuer and Randel an outsider in third place Garner restrained Pictor in the early running and had him pass into the lead when a quarter from the finish and he had no difficulty in holding the race safe through the last eighth eighthHughes Hughes Graham was a disappointment He ruled favorite in the sixth race and flattered his supporters until reaching the last six ¬ teenth then gave way to Hal Price Headleys Poppye Corto was pressing Hughes Gra hani hard for second place and would have gained that position in another stride strideThe The concluding dash brought with it an upset in the victory of Mysterious Girl which won by a scant neck Her performance was a vast improvement over some of her recent races but she was lucky to outstay Acceler ¬ ate which under better riding would have won Honolulu Boy also was going fast at the end There was a good deal of betting activity about Gourmand but he was out ¬ paced throughout throughoutJockey Jockey Johnson finished his Kentucky rid ¬ ing for the present with a pair of winners this afternoon He departs for New York tomorrow and will ride at Belmont Park ParkW W Perkins has secured an addition to his extensive racing string by the purchase of Thibodaux on private terms from W L Lewis LewisWilliams Williams Bros have arranged to campaign on the Canadian tracks following the close of the Kentucky racing season J C Milam has twenty yearlings thirteen colts and seven fillies at his farm Ha is also supervising tho early racing lessons of the twentytwo yearlings which will form the J C Camden stable next year There are thirteen colts and nine fillies in the latters band bandEmil Emil Herz was among the vsitors to wit ¬ ness the running of the big handicap today todayJockey Jockey Harry Lunsford has departed for Omaha Neb where he will ride at the coming meeting meetingThe The James B Smith stable numbering fourteen twoyearolds in charge of trainer H T Griffin was shipped to Belmont Park at 1 oclock Owner Smith departed for New York Friday night Jockey J D Mooney contract rider for this establishment and Fred Good agent left after the running of the Kentucky Handicap to motor through to the metropolis

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