Neddam Disappoints: Proves Rank Failure in Main Race at Chruchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-02


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NEDDAM DISAPPOINTS Proves Rank Failure in Main Race at Churchill Downs. 1 Indian Trail Runs Like a Good One Double Victory for . R. C. Frakes. LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 1. Jake Greenbergs erratic Neddam was the big disappointment of Churchill Downs racing this afternoon, when he failed dismally in what was intended as the feature race, a mil dash. Some good ones met here, but Neddam appeared to have it on the others and attracted the most betting attention, with Buster also haying a good following. Neddams chances kept diminishing at the post, for it was duo to his erratic behavior and refusal to remain straight that caused the delay there. When the start came it was to a good send off, with Neddam and Buster showing the way and this pair, followed by Courtship, raced out far in advance of Cherry Tree and Brotherly Love. Neddam could not stand the pressure after half a mile and he appeared beaten. Buster also seemed in imminent danger of being headed by Cherry Tree, which loomed up with a good rush but Buster was not to be denied and when straightened for the stretch he shook off Cherry Tree and came on to win handily. Brotherly Love also came fast in the stretch and easily passed the now faltering Neddam. Todays card was of an off-day aspect, but it furnished some interesting speculation. A good attendance was on hand, despite the intense heat. The racing was again interesting and enjoyable. A possible champion was uncovered this afternoon in the second race in Gallaher Brothers gigantic Indian Trail, son of Delhi Galazy, which on account of his growthi-ness has been out of contests in an effort to give him more opportunity to mature. Close observers have been keeping tab on him and were impressed with his progress. He has been working splendidly in his gallops and his presence in the entries was the signal on their part to give him confident support. For a beginner he showed aptitude at the barrier, getting off almost level with the leaders arid it was no time before he had dashed into a long lead, there to remain for the remainder of the race and win well under restraint by a comfortable margin. Pompous and The Clown were his close followers at the finish, five lengths apart. GALLAHER COLTS OF PROMISE. Indian Trail returned to the stand without a semblance of having engaged In a race and the sharps immediately began predicting great things for him. In the present muddled opinion with regards to award of championship in the two-year-old division it might not be amiss to have in view Cherokee and Indian Trail, both Gallaher owned, as entitled to consideration. The locally owned Megan scored a lucky victory in the third race, in which Cut Up was favored, but Georgette was much the best. Owens, on the latter, blundered repeatedly, getting his mount interfered with sharply at the first turn at the half mile, anticipating a possible blockade, he began taking her back and practically out of contention. He then rode wide, entailing additional loss of ground for the filly, but she finished like a shot and was only beaten by a length in a furious drive with Megan, which in the last sixteenth had managed to dispose of the tiring Cut Up. The initial dash found Inquisition and Spats in a spirited duel, with Inquisition just managing to last long enough to win. Lina Clark was closely in the wake of the pair at the end, with Wayward Lady and Lugs, the favored ones, both having been outrun for the entire way. Owner and trainer R. C. Frakes saddled his second winner of the afternoon when Finday duplicated the victory of Megan in the preceding race. Finday was much the best of the starters and is deserving of more consideration than a 00 top and bottom plater that the conditions of the race she ran in called for. The 1 :07Y5 in which she covered the distance equaled the time made by the crack Indian Trail. Montfort Jones added another purse to his credit, when his Jupiter scored over ah ordinary lot that started in the sixth race, the third two-year-old dash of the afternoon, at five and a half furlongs. Jupiter did noc show up well during the early stages, where he was far out of it, but he came fast in the stretch. Mart OHara got up in the final strides to get second place. At that it looked as if Ormont might last long enough to reach the finish in advance of Mart OHara. An immense gathering is expected tomorrow, the first Saturday of the autumn season of racing in Kentucky. The program is inviting and some excellent sport is in sight.

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