A Sparkling Contest: Pindar Peel and Indian Trail in Thrilling Stretch Duel, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-27


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A SPARKLING CONTEST Pindar Peel and Indian Trail in Thrilling Stretch Duel. Latter Awarded Decision After Grand Performance Bad Day for Followers of Favorites. LATONIA, Ky., Oct 26. The three-quarters handicap, the principal attraction today, brought out some fairly good sprinters and furnished a thrilling duel between Pindar Peel and Indian Trail, the latter being given the verdict The battle of the pair continued all during the stretch with the winner in doubt until the last 6tride. For the first time this season Indian Trail performed somewhat to expectations. He raced prominently all the way and when Certain, the early pacemaker, began faltering, he took command and disputed with Pindar Peel every inch of the ground to be ultimately the victor. Had McDermott refained from taking his mount back to go around the leaders at the stretch turn he would have probably triumphed. The disappointment in the race was Pegasus, which earlier during this meeting was sweeping everything before him. He was badly outrun today and never figured seriously during any part of the contest. Best Pal showed good form to land in third place. SMALL CROWD OUT. Cool and cloudy weather greeted race patrons at Latonia this afternoon and the somewhat ordinary card caused a decrease in attendance. The track continued to show traces of moisture and slow time was the result, with the going favoring the mud performers. Disappointment was in store for the backers of favorites, for choices were in eclipse in most instances. Their failure was inaugurated with the opening dash when Graeme, stoutly supported, failed of even getting a part of the purse, the winner here turning up in Sun Spot, carrying A. B. Hancocks colors. It was a mile dash for juvenile maidens and Sun Spot moved into the lead promptly and held sway for the entire way. Devil Girl, holding .to her task in game style, outstayed Phyllis Louise for second place. Cash was given the call in the second, but he proved a dismal failure, for he never was seriously in the running. Stump Jr., showing vastly improved form over recent starts and probably benefited by the soft going that prevailed, led from the start and beat Redwood, with Wrangler following. Marsdale, a newcomer and so lightly held that he was grouped with others in the field, furnished the upset of the third race when he won handily over Untried, with the favorite, Glyn, in third place. The winner saved considerable ground in the stretch, which helped him toward the victory. Untried began slowly and had to go all around the others and showed a winning performance. ERLANGER A FAILURE. Romping Mary was winner in the fourth, in which some useful platers met with Erlanger, the favored one. Erlanger showed fine speed and flattered his backers until reaching the stretch, where Romping Mary came with a well-timed rush, and at the end was stalling off the rush of Miss Mazie. The latter outstayed Erlanger for second place. Ocirena proved much the best of the dozen youngsters that started in the sixth race and won as her rider pleased over Bamra, with Wilmer the Wizard getting third money. Sizzle, one of the starters in the race, bolted immediately after the start and unseated Earvey. He was uninjured. Kimpalong, entirely overlooked, won in the linal dash after a sensational last quarter sprint that carried him from last place into the lead. Lord Wrack finished in second place, with Oo La La heading the others for third money. Latonia work watchers got their first glimpse of H. F. Sinclairs Queen City Handicap candidate Bracadale this morning when Dave Leary had him out on the track for a gallop of five-eighths. The colt made a good impression.

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