Percentage Much the Best: J. W. Parrish Colt Easily Defeats War Eagle and Stampdale, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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; .8 PERCENTAGE MUCH THE BEST J. W. Parrish Colt Easily Defeats War Eagle and Stampdale. . 4 Improved Weather Brings Out the Largest Crowd of Week at Latonia Sandy Lady Scores in Derou Park Purse. LATONIA, Ky., June 15. Over a heavy track, which he has always found to his liking, J. W. Parrishs Percentage, a pronounced choice, raced to an easy win in the Banklick Purse, a dash of three-quarters, which featured a good program at Latona today. E. B. McLeans War Eagle finished in second place, easily best of the four others, of which J. C. Ellis Stampdale finished third. Percentage, ridden by Willie Crump, was merely running back to his splendd second to Noreaster in the Quickstep Handicap last Saturday and it was on the strength of his performance in that race that he attracted such confident and generous backing as to send him to the post an odds-on choice. After the first quarter of a mile, during which Crump kept the winner under restraint, but only a short distance back of the leading War Eagle, the outcome was never in doubt j as the winner raced into the lead approaching the stretch and was not called upon for his best speed in the final eighth to retain his advantage over the McLean three-year-old. Stampdale followed the leaders closely at the end of the first quarter and easily held the smallest part of the ,600 purse safe. Shark and Good Shepherd were the only other acceptances, the former eliminating himself in the first eighth by his sulking, and Good Shepherd was so far distanced after three-eighths that W. Garner eased him up in the stretch. There was a return to fair weather and, while the temperature continued unseasonably chilly, conditions were so much improved that the attendance mounted to the highest figure of the week. Kitty Yansen, after numerous attempts to quit the non-winner division, finally made good when she won the second race, which engaged a limit field of maiden juveniles under claiming conditions. Mack Garner had the winner away fast and, taking her over the best going, found it possible to have her to the finish a comfortable distance in advance of George McCrann, and this despite the winners tendency to bear in throughout the stretch. She won by two lengths, and George McCrann, which unseated his rider on the way to the post and which raced from an early rearward position, had only a neck to spare over Turn Over, which raced for-wardly throughout. Two-year-olds furnished the sport in the Devou Park Purse, a dash of five-eighths, Continued on seventeenth page. , . r PERCENTAGE MUCH THE BEST Continued from first page in which seven of the beter grade juveniles started. The running was productive of a victory for the well-backed Sandy Lady from the H. P. Headley stable. The daughter of Uncle Sandy Land won out in a handy manner from Myth, with Hush Dear in third place. Walter Lilley had the winner only a short distance back of the early leaders and, approaching the stretch turn, she took the lead, never to be headed again. At the eighth post, Myth offered a weak challenge, then began to tire, and in the concluding sixteenth the winner drew away rapidly. Hush Dear, after beginning very slowly, had a considerable distance of ground to make up for third, and was going fast and gamely at the finish. Counsellor Connolly proved best in the field of nine in the third race, at one mile and an eighth. After following the pace, under restraint, to the last quarter, he easily raced into the lead and was not fully extended during the last eighth. Caroline Carter outstayed My Eva for second, the latter tiring after reaching the stretch. Red Grange, recently acquired by Mrs. I. Burg of Louisville, triumphed at the first asking for his new holder, when he handily took the measure of Crooked Work. Fire Chief and the four others that opposed him in the opening contest, at three-quarters. The winner was in best running form and, taking the lead in the first few strides, raced in advance of his company throughout. He easily held Crooked Work safe at every stage, the latter finishing in second place, two lengths behind the victor. Loretta Brooks showed a return to winning form when she scored in a driving finish from Up She Goes and Jealous at the end of one mile and an eighth. H. Gray, after saving ground with the winner in the first half-mile, hustled her through the leaders at the stretch turn and, in the final drive, got her to the finish a neck in front of Up She Goes. Only half a length separated the latter from Jealous, which finished fast on the extreme outside. Mack Garner furnished a feature of the afternoon in riding three of the successful horses, his third winning effort being astride John William II., which graduated from the maiden ranks by defeating Dark Angel, Yachtsman and five others in the one mile and seventy yards seventh race. Although John William II. had but a half length lead over Dark Angel at the finish. Garner might have sent him into a long early lead but for fear interferring with Dark Angel as he bore in the last seventy yards. Azure, the favorite, was away with little chance in the poor start. William Reed has received a number of flattering offers for Scimitar, a three-year-. old gelding by Hourless La Bayonette, and the probabilities are that the horse will soon be racing under new colors. B. R. Walsh was an arrival from Akron, Ohio, with the four-year-old Messador.

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