Minervus Unplaced: Green Briar Stable Racer Odds-on Favorite Meets Defeat.; Sixty, Tempest and Parco Share Feature Purse at Downs--Miss Lee Victress., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-21


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MINERVUS UNPLACED Green Briar Stable Racer Oddson Favorite Meets Defeat Sixty Tempest and Parco Share ShareFeature Feature Purse at Downs Miss Lee Victress LOUISVILLE Ky May 20 One of the most disappointing performances of the present meeting occurred in the mile and seventy yards race serving as the feature when the Green Briar Stables Minervus rid ¬ den by C Lang failed to get a portion of the purse being beaten throughout and de ¬ cisively by Sixty Tempest and Parco ParcoOnly Only six started with Minervus an over ¬ whelming favorite and supported confidently confidentlyLang Lang had him under restraint for three quarters close behind Sixty and Parco but when he urged him in the stretch he failed to respond Langs effort was not overly good and he has given better riding exhibi ¬ tions though he is by no means a star per ¬ former formerMack Mack Garner hustled Sixty into the lead right at the start withstood a challenge by Parco in the early stages and held Tempest safe when th3 latttr made a determined challenge in th last sixteenth and ultimately won by a length The time 145 for the distance was ordinary ordinaryERRATIC ERRATIC HATS UP UPMinervus Minervus in preceding starts had shown fine speed contrasting greatly with her race today todayIdeal Ideal weather was the rule here this aft crnoon and the full strength of racing enthusiasts in these parts was again in evi ¬ dence at the course They witnessed some interesting sport and succeeded in landing on the winners winnersJ J N Camdens Oh Susanna continues her unbroken Kentucky record for this season and added another victory to her score when she won the sixth race a seveneighths mile affair Oh Susanna was conceding actuaJ weight to all the other starters and displayed good speed from the start leading her rivals throughout There was some doubt of her success at one stage during the stretch rac ¬ ing when Preference and Yeddo both chal ¬ lenged and almost drew level with her but the Camden filly proved best in the final drive and held Preference safe at the finish by a length lengthThe The erratic Hats Up which was largely responsible for a delay of thirteen minutes at the post in the first race got away fast and racing in good form came from behind the early pacemaker when ready and raced to victory by a length over Caroline Carter at the end of six and a half furlongs The latter came from far back and was probably best in the field of fifteen She led Lady Herbert by a length the latter also being forced to race from behind a number of others as a result of being pinched back in the early stages Renbarg which set the pace for a halfmile was caught in a jam when tiring in the stretch and was soon shuffled back Sixteen Sixty and One Way others to show early speed quit badly when the finish came cameKleven Kleven twoyearold maiden fillies were called upon to furnish the sport in the second race at fiveeighths and their meeting had a formful result when H D Simpsons Miss Lee was winner She was confidently backed and leading the field throughout won easily Although lidden out to the finish she was not closely pressed Ethel Sherlock her closest pursuer being almost two lengths back at the end The latter offered the most contention but try as she would she could not get to the winner Myth which ran an even race was third in front of Pink Lily LilyWIXXIXG WIXXIXG COMBINATION Tiger Flowers and the promising appren ¬ tice W Iauscher made up the winning pair in the fourth race which developed a stirring fourcornered stretch duel which only slack ¬ ened in intensity right near the finish where the winner and Isostasy which finished sec ¬ ond drew away from the others Isostasy was beaten by a neck and overcoming as he did much early interference and swerving during the stretch drive performed like the best of the ten in the field Bun and Cleora which figured in the early stretch drive until the last fifty yards were third and fourth as named namedOne One of the outstanding incidents of the afternoon was the decisive defeat of J C M Hams Mr Kirkwood by all but one of the seven that opposed him under claiming con ¬ ditions in the third race His dismal failure came as the result of a performance which found him a contender for only the first lialf mile of the one mile and seventy yards over which the race was decided The winner turned up in Cabirac and Halls Speedometer which raced in his best form and led Aregal it length at the end after having raced restrained for almost threequarters mile Dragon on which L Pichon had the mount finished in third place tnil might have been a stronger factbr had his rider been able to relain possession of hisr whip which he lost soon aftfrtritf start

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