Surf Rider Advances: Scores Another Smashing Victory in Latonias Main Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-04


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SURF RIDER ADVANCES Scores Another Smashing Victory in Latonias Main Race. Meets and Defeats Some Crack Racers of Older Division Favorites Elusive. LATONIA, Ky., November 3. Montfort Jones Surf Rider advanced a step farther for premier honors in the three-year-old division by a smashing victory this afternoon in the mile and seventy yards handicap, the outstanding attraction of Fridays program. Ke met and defeated a splendid band of good horses, conceding them much weigh c and won out in the good time of 1 :42 for the mile and seventy yard. He had up 121 pounds and gave chunks of weight to such cider stars as Brilliant Jester, Lady Madcap and United Verde. The speedy Gentility, making her appearance for the first time this fall, shared betting attention with Surf Rider, and she flattered her admirers when she readily raced Lady Champ-into defeat in the first quartet and drew out thereafter into a long lead. Surf Rider, however, kept well up and. continuing to press on approaching the stretch, soon had Gentility driving to hold her advantage. This was unavailing, for she gave way as they neared the finish and in the last seventy yards Surf Rider drew cut decisively. Under hard urging Gentility succeeded in retaining second place from the fast-coming Brilliant Jester, which had closed an immense gap. Lady Champ and Bit o Black, both early contenders, gave away last in the last quarter. The handicap was by far the most important feature of the card and carried a purse of ,000. It marked the final appearance of Surf Rider in these parts and he will be shipped with eleven others of his stablemates, including Rockminister, to Bowie next .Monday. They will be raced during that meeting, then transferred to the Jones farm in Virginia to be wintered. CHANGE IX WEATHER. There was a change in weather here, semi-darkness prevailing and a general- threatening aspec.t of rain. None fell, however, and the attendance was again of generous size, though nothing particularly brilliant attached to the racing offering. As a matter of fact the card was a difficult one, affording opportunity for the poorer grade to earn purses. Surprises were plentiful, some of the winners coming from unexpected quarters. The foremost surprise developed in tl 3 fourth race when Boy from Home outstayed the overwhelming favorite, Isosceles. The pair engaged in a hard drive during the last eighth and Thurber outrode Owens. Isosceles was best, but suffered a less of much ground by being taken wide. Owner Bradley missed an opportunity to recoup some of his losses here. He had a modest wager on his colt to show only. Favorites began failing, beginning with the initial dash, when Mahony was thought to be best and he finished far in the rear. The purse went to Lottie Loraine, which led home Bojul and Harvest King. Kinsman, running in the colors of H. T. Batchler, made good for his new owner at a long price when he led the dozen othr youngsters starting here. His success was achieved quite easily from Tender Seth, with Pompous, the favorite, in third place. The next favorite to be downed was Walk Up. Her poor showing was not entirely her fault. W. Pool rode her in decidedly "timid fashion and continuously kept taking her back. The result of this was that she remained in the background. The Wit landed the purse from the outsider Rama, with Pirate McGee in third place. The first favorite to succeed was Red Arrow, which won in the sixth race, the two "fielders," Jupiter and Certain, being hi3 closest rivals at the finish. CltOWDIXG HEATS 1131 1LES. The closing dash, in which twelve started, brought with it the inevitable crowding as a result of the close proximity of the starting point to the first turn. Gem secured a sensational victory over Dimples and, with Locust Leaves and Oo La La following also noses apart. The winner, as well as Dimples, was a sufferer from crowding and, with equal racing luck, they would have probably been the ultimate contenders, but Dimples would have probably been the winner. Dimples was claimed by T. F. Devereaux for ,100. Dr. Hickman, which was secured by Continued on twelfth p:iz. :Surfridera5vamces Continued from first page. Thomas Shullman and Pete Williams, will be sent to Havana with De Bonero, which Shullman purchased from Arthur Board of Louisville. They will be in charge of Pete Williams. Harry Herdel purchased Dimples at private sale from Rome Respess, and she ran in his colors in the seventh race today. She will be raced at Havana. J. McPherson shipped two carloads of horses to New Orleans Friday morning. A special train will leave here for the Crescent City Monday. Four carloads of horses departed from here Friday morning for Dade Park. They include the consignments of Mrs. Robert Mc-Garvey, R. T. Watts, E. L. Snyder, W. A. Baumgartner and John B. McKee. Several more shipments are scheduled for Saturday morning. H. T. Batchler claimed Pompous out of the second race for ,900.

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