Easy for Gilbert Elston: Displays Old Form Under Training of Mose Goldblatt, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-25


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EASY FOR GILBERT ELSTON ♦ Displays Old Form Under Training of Mose Goldblatt. Latonia Fans Back Upset Gelding With Confidence — Adolf Makes It Two Straight in Fourth. • LATONIA, Ky., June 24.— Gilbert Elston, which returned to the barn of Mose Goldblatt, his former owner, a few weeks ago, gave a performance that would indicate he has been rejuvenated under the care of the Cincinnatians training. Gilbert Elston simply toyed with a band of better grade distance performers that met in the Spring Station Claiming Purse, feature offering here today. The tip on the winner must have been rather strong and passed around promiscuously, for he was backed with confidence and made good in hollow fashion. The victor gained his conquest before the largest week-day crowd of the meeting and over a track which was almost at tops, the time for the feature being 1:43% for the mile and seventy yards. Overcoming a slight mishap at the start when he stumbled, Gilbert Elston soon righted himself and South had him in front of the others. After taking command he drew away to a decisive lead and just sped along with a smooth stride, making every post a winning one. He finished his engagement with three lengths to spare over J. S. Rileys Charlie Jr., which was among the outsiders in the betting. The latter was under strong pressure to wrest second place from Left Wing, which finished third. First Pigeon, which was expected to furnish strong contention, was virtually eliminated soon after the start when almost thrown. He then encountered sharp interference entering the back stretch, and how Canfield managed to remain astride the filly was a miracle. However, he came back without stirrups and was forced to ease up his mount, being unable to assist her. Ja-wapa was another which failed to come up to expectations when she was outpaced the entire distance. The winning of Gilbert Elston completed a triple for jockey G. South. Beginners Bait, which races for E. R. Bradley, was somewhat a different horse today when he proved best in the Prince Hill Claiming Purse, which served as the sec- ; ondary feature. Displaying improved speed Continued on fifteenth page. EASY FOR GILBERT ELSTON Continued from first page. throughout, the winner raced to the front soon after the start and, withstanding repeated challenges from D. B. Midkiffs Polly Rita, stood a drive which lasted through the final three-eighths of the three-quarters to gain the decision by a neck. Despite his disappointing performances in previous races, the talent installed him a strong choice, with the result the victory was a popular one, not only for the horse, but also for jockey George South. The latter was riding his second winner of the afternoon, having previously scored on Wise Cross in the first race. Beginners Baits success was the first of the public choices to score in the first five events. Sprinters of the lower class opened the program with a test at three-quarters. It resulted in a surprise win when G. L. Fitzgeralds Wise Cross eked out a nose decision over A. Bakers Clovis. Another outsider finished third, when Harper accounted for that part of the purse. Lynvete and El Bandido, which came in for stout support, failed to race to expectations and never threatened during the running. The winner raced close to the pace for half the distance and then, when strongly ridden, gained gradually She managed to get on even terms with the leaders an eighth out, then stood the drive gamely to win in the final strides. Another favorite failed to make good when Ellen Fisher went down to defeat in a game but unsuccessful effort. She submitted to the prowess of O. H. Reeds Score, which beat her by half a length to account for the second race, also at three-quarters. Ellen Fisher acted badly at the post and during one of her lunges threw apprentice Fallon so violently that it was five minutes before the youngster recovered. He was game, however, and filled his engagement. On top of that, Fallon gave a remarkable exhibition, though on the losing mount, which finished second. Third went to King Cicero. Choices in the third race contributed keen disappointment to their followers when Larry M., at odds-on, and Kendal Green failed to share in the purse. The winner turned up in J. C. Milams Our Bud, which won in a drive from Mrs. W. Crumps Insulated. A half length separated the first two, while two and a half lengths farther back came Rapparee to nose out Rule or Ruin for third. Rapparee might have been best in this. After breaking forwardly, he was allowed to drop back to next to last, and it was a rather feeble effort the veteran Pool put forth during the early stages. That J. H. Gaines has a good, game colt in Adolf is best told in the sterling performance he exhibited to win the fourth race, his second straight victory in as many starts. The colt, ridden by the veteran Jimmy McCoy, was subjected to strong pressure most of the way and his overcoming interference and then gaining victory were factors that gives him the stamp of approval. Shining Hour carried the Dixiana colors into second place, while third went to Willard Wilsons Lancewood, which came from a good distance back to share in the purse. The disappointment was Crimson, which, under a rather weak ride by L. Ruder was never a threat and was allowed to* race far back and not urged until too late;

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