Feature Called Off: Claiming Race Substituted for the Handicap at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-12


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FEATURE CALLED OFF Claiming Race Substituted for the Handicap at Latonia. Adverse Weather and Track Con- ditious Cause Many Scratches Post Haste Again Wins. i i c LATONIA, Ky., October 11 It was necessary again today to call off a feature race j on account cf adverse weather and track j conditions prevailing here. The handicap, which originally was intended, to serve as A the headliner on todays card, had to be abandoned because of numerous withdrawals t and a dash for cheap platers substituted. . making the offering for the afternoon one of , seven claiming dashes, five at sprinting distances, and affording opportunity for the j poorer grade of horses to earn purse money. It was little wonder, considering the unin- . viting program and the inclement weather, , that there should be a falling off in attend- j ance and in the volume of betting. The amount bet in the second race, in which a j poor band of maidens met, was the smallest in years. The racing was interesting, despite the or- dinary starters in the different dashes and the faulty handling most of them received by : their diminutive but inexperienced riders, who seemingly were at a total loss as to the j best method of guiding their mounts in the : difficult going. The substitute race found A. N. Akin installed the favorite, but he was not in a running mood this afternoon and finished : far back. The purse went to Sam Iteh, with Demos second and Harvest King just managing to last it out for third place. AUNTIE 3IAY SURPRISES. ; The initial offering brought out the best field of the afternoon. It resulted in a : victory for Auntie May, which, favored by ; her light impost and a good ride from the promising J. Corcoran, moved away from the other in the stretch to score easily from 1 Elmer K., with white Star in third place. "White Star was the favorite, but was not good enough. Manoevre, almost left at the : irost as a result of a failure to start with the others, closed a big gap and would have been a strong factor had he gotten away on even terms. A band of ordinary maiden two-year-olds furnished the contest in the second race, and it resulted in a hard-fought struggle between Flower Shop and Power, ridden respectively by the Pool brothers. The elder triumphed with Flower Shop by half a length. It signalized his return to the saddle after an absence of ten days, the result of a suspension. Mammon was favorite in the race, but any chance he might .have had was effectively spoiled in the stretch on account of the incompetency of Scheffel. Alameda Girl scored in the third race. It was an improved performance she showed over her previous start, also in muddy going. She came fast under energetic riding and wore down Bobbie Shea, the leader during the stretch run. Evelyn White was a pronounced favorite here, but she was far out of it in the early running, and Corcoran got all befuddled in the last quarter and had her all over the track, with the result that she ran far below her best form. CHILDS PLAY FAR BACK. Gallaher Brothers Post Haste again demonstrated that he is better , than rated", for he took a band of youngsters into camp in the most pronounced style, winning in a runaway fashion as his rider pleased. He was a pronounced choice, despite strong backinr for Childs Play. The latter was given stanch support on the strength of a victory during the last summer at Saratoga in muddy going. Sms never figured prominently in todays race and was far back for most of the race. "Who Knows Me and Jupiter divided the small part of the purse. Hal Price Headley won his first purse here when Certain accounted for the sixth race under line riding by E. Pool. Bill OFlynn was second, with Hughes Grahahm third. Pool again figured in a near victory in the closing dash when he stole into a long lead with the cripple Rekab, but he faded fast in the stretch and it enabled Megan to beat him home. Megan was not such a prico as expected, despite industrious reports circulated that she wan totally at a loss in muddy going. She raced as if reveling in it. Smuts, the favorite, on the other hand, which was regarded as having a penchant for the going, sprawled and seemingly was unable to get footing until the race was practically over. The suspension of ten days that Earl Pool incurred when he rode Al Stebler the second last day of the Lexington meeting, has expired and the boy resumed riding today. Jockey H. E. Jones is progressing splendidly and hopes are entertained for his full recovery.

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