Latonias View of Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-24


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j j , i , ! | I j j I I i i I ! j j j , I j I , I J I j i | I ; j i ; ! j j | I | ! ; I ! j I i I j i j | | ! i ! j i i j | I i i i ; i | ; ; I i | j I : I ! i j i j i I : j j ] I I | j " — Nl 1 Latonias View of Race V. BY J. L. DBMPSBT. LATONIA, Ky., June 2?,. — The general consensus of opinion with regards to the outcome of the ?"0,000 Kentucky Special, which!, has its decision over tlie Latonia track to-; morrow, is that the race is strictly between Morvich and Whiskaway, despite the fact that Pillory, dual winner of tlie Preakness and Belmont Stakes, both being ?50,000 races, i3 a positive starter and that such other stal-,; warts in the three-year-old division as Olympus and Deadlock will contest strenuously for the premier honors and that John Finn and Thibodaux. making up the remainder of the probable field, are in no sense i to be disregarded, though seemingly, basing . deduction on past performances, a bit out-| classed by the others. Will Morvich wipe out the defeat by Whlsk- away in the Carlton running? is an absorb-! ing topic and has been since the announce- j ment that the pair would again try conclu- j i sions, but under conditions more equal than I i on the occasion when the Benjamin Block | representative had his first defeat of his I racing career administered. Majority opinion favors Morvich. Belief is j general that with equal weights to carry, in-j stead of the fifteen-pound concession that j Whiskaway had in their last meeting, the I : balance is in favor cf Morvich and that be : will lead Wiskaway at the finish of the mile j and a quarter. Betting odds also is greatly la favor of Morvich. In the ante-post betting, ar.d there has been considerable In the last twenty- ; four hours, which will continue until post j time, Morvich is around G to "•, while the Whitney representatives are held at 5 to 2. j The ratio of odds is about a true guide to the consensus of opinion regarding the race, i CONFIDENCE IH riLLORY. Why the belief that this pair will dominate j the race is unesplainabl. Trainer Tom i I Healy has announced supreme confidence that Pillory will be a strong factor, and l»lsj racing this year and sterling victories give ! i him rank with the best. Trainer Healy had the R. T. Wilson colt brought into the pad- [ dock after the second race, to familiarize him j I with his new surroundings and he drew con- j jsiderable attention during his brief visit to] the saddling place. Trainer James Rower, intention with re- ! gards to Olympus is not known, but belief ji prevails that he will be a starter in the race and that L. Morris will come here from New York tomorrow morning to nave the mount. ! James Rowe reached tlie track this morning, but was not on hand to witness Whiskaways ! half-mile preliminary in 43"i. done some-what awkwardly, but minus the blinkers that he races in. Olympus half mile was accomplished in better style and a full second faster than | that of his stablemate. Moivichs speed trial bordered on the sen-i sational. His three-eighths in 31 was ac-| compllshed with seeming ease and caused the trial watchers to wonder at his high display of speed. Owner Block and trainer Burlew were jubilant after the trial. Pillory plodded along his half mile trial in 53 seconds and he was always hard held. STARTERS AM POST POSITIONS. Trainer Shannon elected to send his repre- i tentative. Deadlock, three-quarters, which he accomplished easily in 1:15. The allotted! post position3 announced, jockeys and prob-| able odda follow : i__ t Whiskaway, 126, H. P. Whitney, L. Penman ; 2Vfc to 1. 2— Morvich, 126, Ben Block, F. Keogh ; I jto 5. 3— tThibodaux, 126, W. Perkins, E. Tool ; 20 to 1. , 4— tlohn Finn, G. F. Baker, D. Connelly;! 20 to 1. 5— tOlympus, 126, II. P. Whitney; 2, to 1. 6— fCherry Tree, 126. II. P. Whitney; 2% to 1. 7— Pillory, 126, R. T. Wilson, C. II. Miller; 6 to 1. I Deadlock. 123, R. H. Shannon, E. Mar-tin ; 10 to 1. tH. P. Whitney entry; SG. P. Baker and W. Perkins entry. Cherry Tree is a doubtful starter. Pillorys stay here will he brief alter tho , Kentucky Special running, for trainer llealey has already made arrangements to transfer him to Saratoga, where he will be rested until the opening of the Augu: t meeting there. Trainer James Rowe and Fred Burlew have : announced no plans with respect to their representatives, c Morvich and the other Whitney horse are , eligiblcs to the Latonia Derby, which has its running on Saturday, July 1. It is practically certain that they will again battle for supremacy over its mile and a half route, in- suring a contest worth while in this old es- tablished fixture. The influx of people was on in earnest. : beginning this morning with the arrival of trains from New York. Extra coaches were t re-quired for the accommodation of the newcomers and each incoming train unloaded big crowds. The leading hotel rotundas were seething with visitors, all clamoring for accommodations, but none i3 available to any but those who had the foresight to make reservations long ahead. The general outlook is for an overflow attendance, one which will tax the spacious plant, and it i3 better adapted to accommodate a large crowd than Churchill Downs. Portions of the center field will be available to the public from which they can have vantage points to view the racing. It is expected that thousands will witness the race from there. The untiring efforts of general manager Matt J. Winn in arranging the big race Beams certain of success, for not alone may it determine the champion of the three-year-old brigade, but also exploit Latonias fame to !an unsurpassed degree. To stage the Kentucky Special, which Is proving a magnet to bring here turf lovers from all parts of the country, will entail an expenditure of over 00,000. Some of the : expense goes into improvements which will make for the comfort of the big throng on hand to view tho race and will remain permanently. A .

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