United Verde Beaten: Loses to Missionary Because Schuttinger Outrides Owens, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-19


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UNITED VERDE BEATEN Loses to Missionary Because Schuttinger Outrides Owens. Splendid and Enjoyable Racing, with Thrilling Finishes Prince K. Beats Skeezix. LATONIA, Ky., October 18. Missionary, carrying the colors of the Lexington Stable, owned by Simms and Oliver, annexed the first purse of the fall season for that establishment when he triumphed by a small mar-Kin from United Verde, with Prelude, a stable companion to Missionary, in third place. The race was at a mile and a sixteenth and had five starters, with "United Verde and the Lexington Stable pair about equal in betting regard. United Verde was unlucky to lose and his failure was solely due to the more experienced Schuttinger outriding Owens when it came to a grueling drive. Owens also made the blunder of keeping United rerde far out of it in the early stages, but in this respect Schuttinger did not display good judgment in forcing Missionary at his top speed in keeping pace with the lightly weighted Prelude. The latter was through after reaching the three-quarters post, while it took much out of Missionary, and United Verde, coming with a rush just before making the stretch turn, appeared as if he would be an easy victor, but Owens was not equal to the emergency when it came to the crucial test and Missionary won out in the last strides. Owens claimed a foul against the winner, but it was not allowed. His claim was based on interference that Schuttinger had subjected him to during the last few yards of the race. Crisp, clear weather and a firm track, coupled with a good racing program, were factors in bringing out an excellent attendance to view some splendid and enjoyable racing. Many of the finishes were thrillers, but in some instances surprising results developed. The most unexpected and longest-priced Aic-tor was British Liner, which won from some ordinary ones in the mile and a sixteenth dash, third on the program. Golden Floss was the favored one here and flattered by going into a ten-length lead at one stage of the race, but he quit almost to a walk in the stretch. LADY CHAMP DEFEATS TOE. The Xalapa-Lexington Stable had designs on two purses during the afternoon, with Poe, a former undefeated one in the East, intended to serve as the medium for pulling down the double, but he was unequal to the task and gave way readily to Lady Champ, which beat him home easily. Some of the better grade of two-year-olds made up the field in the sixth race, a mile dash, and it resulted in victory for Prince K., which finished second in the rich Queen City Handicap. He was lucky to win, but did so impressively from Skeezix, with Aspiration in third place. The Montfort Jones pair, Dan E. OSullivan and The Clown, were in high regard here, but Scobie did everything but iall off Dan E. OSullivan. The colts troubles began soon after the start when Scobie had him run into Aspiration, and thereafter the rider was all befuddled and did not know where he was riding. Starter Dade did the public a service here by Suspending Scobie forfive days for mfs-behavior at the post. A. Sharpe was another to earn a five-day suspension for bad post behavior. Suicidal tactics on the part of J. Owens, astride Normal ; J. Heupel, on Georgette, and the diminutive J. Corcoran, on "Wake Up, enabled Queen High and Blarney Stone, after having raced far out of it in the early stages, to come on and have the finish of the last race between them, Queen High winning in the last stride. Wake Up did manage to outstay the others for third place. Power earned the first purse that Baker and Nichols have accounted for here when she won in the second race from some ordinary two-year-olds. Ailsie Vernor finished in second place, with Put and Take third.

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