ARABS ARROW VICTOR
Hickman Racer Carries Top Weight to Louisville Victory
Runs One Mile in the Good Time of 1:37th Dnieper Out Finishes Miss Bonnie for Second.
Chalking up his first victory since his stakes triumph at Latonia, Mrs. Louise Jones Hickman’s Arabs Arrow was a decisive and extremely popular winner of the Halloween Handicap fifth and main race offered at Churchill Downs this afternoon. Under his top burden of 121 pounds and handled by Joe Rosen the son of The Porter ran the mile in the fine time of 1:37 to have two lengths to spare at the end. Dnieper, furnished by Mose Goldblatt and Dan Lehan’s Miss Bonnie alternated at forcing the pace with Dnieper reaching the finish four lengths before the Lehan filly. Invincible, the other starter, trailed throughout.
Arabs Arrow, winner of three other races this year, was the first in motion and Rosen soon had him clear of his opponents. He came to the main course with a lead of two lengths and after increasing it to three lengths he was taken in hand. From there on, it was merely a gallop for the four-year-old with Dnieper wearing down Miss Bonnie in the stretch to be much the best. Invincible dropped out of contention soon after the start.
Again favored by good weather and a fast track the first full week of racing for the meeting was under way in fine style. The crowd was a surprisingly large one. Although scratches slightly marred the two best races the sport was very interesting and formful.
In the Shepherdsville Purse, fourth and secondary event the colors of J. W. Parrish were carried to a popular score when Woodsia, under the guidance of W. L. Johnson was the winner Dixie Girl second choice was second a length back of the winner and the same distance before Sun Victor. Glen Brush saved fourth from Ostrogoth and Decourcy which completed the field.
After beginning fastest of all, Dixie Girl was taken in hand and Woodsia sprinted into a commanding lead. Holding sway throughout the Parrish three-year-old had enough left to hold Dixie Girl safe when she offered her belated challenge. Sun Victor chased the winner after Ostrogoth retired, but he too tired near the end. Decourcy was the trailer throughout.
Jimmy Bowen, leading rider at River Downs and One Night, winner of his last start, provided a winning combination in the first race at one and one-sixteenth miles. Powers Gouraud was second and Agnes. Knight finished third. Well handled by Bowen and reserved while Cossack Girl led the field of seven until the final half mile, One Night took command to rapidly establish a good advantage. Although tiring in the last stages he had enough left to beat Powers Gouraud by a half length. Silver Fleet was backed into heavy favoritism but she tired after improving her position and only lasted to outfinish Ho for fourth laurels laurels.
A big surprise came with the second race, for plater two-year-olds when Red Moss, from the stable of R. L. Stivers, made every post a winning one High Top was second, with Calling, the favorite third. Warren Cornay permitted the Stivers colorbearer to sprint into command during the opening quarter and sailing along while Calling and High Top duelled for minor honors he came to the finish with a length and one-half to spare. Excepting Miss Seneca which had early speed and, Clansmaid, the fourth horse the others of the field of twelve were never factors factors.
Legal Advice, well-bred son of Wise Counsellor Wise – Susan chalked up his first victory of the year and second of his career when he was a popular and driving winner of the third race. His margin was half a length over Chanting, with the latter, Don Moss and Naughty heads apart at the end of six furlongs.
The Hickman-Rosen combination completed a double when Tyr led throughout in the sixth race, at a mile and a sixteenth. Second went to Russia, and Ritz Brothers carried off third honors. Boy Valet, the favorite, was a badly beaten fourth, and My Gracious and Grout au Pot completed the journey in the named order.