Favorites to the Fore: Well-Backed Horses Win Majority of Lexington Races, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-20


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f "V e ? 1 J i j j . : ; j J j . , i , L I j - - j j t j h FAVORITES TO THE FORE Well-Backed Horses Win Majority I of Lexington Races. Translate First in Principal Contest Inquiry and Miss Meise Are Among the Successful Choices. - LEXINGTON, Ivy., September 19. Backers of favorites today fared better than they a did yesterday, for short-priced and well- r backed horses figured extensively in the s victories this afternoon, most of them scor- -ing easily. The sport was again witnessed by a ban- k ner throng and the wagering was of corre- j sponding volume. Several of the finishes c were of the closest kind and caused en- j thusiasm to be rampant. c While lacking in an outstanding feature A the program, however, was fashioned to i bring together evenly matched horses, and c it was responsible for some spirited racing. The main attraction was a three-quarters dash, bringing to the post eight fairly useful ones, with Translate, a first-time starter here this year, enjoying ravoritism over the 1 Montf ort Jones pair, John S. Reardon and J Pegasus. It was John S. Reardons first start in a long time and he was given con- 1 fident support on the strength of some pri- J vate gallops. He is the same uncertain rogue of old and on this occasion offended .i the more by his refusal to leave the post with the others, resulting in his becoming j left at the post. Translate was the winner, but only after he had been called on for his best effort to dispose of Dorothy Buck-ner, which for a time threatened to make a runaway race of it, but tired gradually during the stretch racing and gave way to Translate. Miss Muffins landed in third place after a hard drive during the last eighth. ROYAL DICK ALL THE WAY. Royal Dick, ridden by N. Barrett, had a slight call in the opener, but he never gave much concern, for he assumed Command at once and showed the way to the others throughout, the outsider Winding Through furnishing the chief contention and landing in second place, with Mom third. An even dozen maiden two-year-olds met in the second with Pequot and Piedmont absorbing the most betting attention and the resulted justified their support for they dominated almost throughout, with Piedmont ultimately winning. Inquiry was held in high esteem in the third race and, under the hustling ride that Kennedy gave her, she retained the lead from the start to win under restraint from British Maid and "Dr. Gilbert. The disappointment in this race was Virgo, which was far back all the way and showed a dull performance. Montfort Jones Miss Meise was an overwhelming favorite to beat the ordinary band of two-year-olds that met in the fourth race, but she had her troubles outstaying Antonia and but for Garners rousing riding of her it is doubtful if she would have succeeded. Antonia landed in second place, with Golden Billows third. McCowan and Taylor, represented by Antonia, claimed Miss Meise at a most of ,300. PAVLOWA IX TIGHT FIT. A. B. Hancocks Pavlowa was returned winner in the sixth race after a hard effort to dispose of Ailsie Vernor, the early pace- maker. Bandeau finished in third place. Dearie had a slight call in the race, but she was outrun from the start. The concluding dash furnished the out-l standing contest of the afternoon, with Brotherly Love just winning out from Run- quoi after a sensational stretch duel. Run-quoi showed a high order of speed and effec-1 tively disposed of Uncle Velo. Uncle Velo -beat home Sands of Pleasure for third place. Word was received here today that William Garth is shipping J. S. Cosdens Martin-1 gale to start the colt in the Breeders Futu- rity, which is to be run the closing day of the meeting. No further word has been received from trainer James Rowe in regard to sending some of the H. P. Whitney eli-gibles to start in the stake. Ieto Williams is arranging to take a por-l tion of the Williams Brothers Stable tc- Ha-t vana at the conclusion of the Latonia meet-1 ing. Upon his arrival in Havana trainer Williams will take up a number of horses that he turned out last spring, Judge Charles H. Lansdale, who acts as associate steward at Havana, arrived today from Cincinnati and will remain for the rest of the meeting. He. is receiving quite a number of applications for stable room at . ! . l j I j f 1 , 2 " 1 s Oriental Park. Among those who have applied are W. E. Phillips and F. Cropper. Col. R. L Baker, who raced successfully at the Cuban track last winter, has arranged to send a portion of his string there this winter. Colonel Matt Winn departed today for a brief visit. He will visit Latonia before returning here. Bob Frakes reported that his two-year-old Capt. Adams has been gelded. W. S. Kilmer will probably send Sallys Alley to be a starter in the Breeders Futurity. He requested that information be sent him with respect to the probable value of the stake. It will approximate 3,000 gross, of which the winners portion will likely foot over 5,000. H. Neusteters four horses have been shipped to Latonia to be rested there until the opening of that meeting. Jockey H. Thurber made his first saddle appearance since his lengthy illness. He will ride free lance on Kentucky tracks and his engagements will be made by George Ar-vin. Arvins horses have been transferred from Louisville to Latonia to await the opening there. John T. Ireland today wired from Omaha his acceptance to serve as one of the stewards at the Maple Heights and Toledo, Ohio, tracks. He is serving in a similar position at Omaha, Neb. Eastern Star and Jou Jou will be absentees from racing for some time, according to trainer Lowe. Eastern Star came out of her race badly lame and Jou Jou shows an inclination not to extend herself over thi3 track.

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