Another for Frank Weir: Provides the Winner of Marshal Foch Handicap in Hamilton A, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-24


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ANOTHER FOR FRANK WEIR Provides the Winner of .Marshal Foch Handicap in Hamilton A. Hocnir Beats Buckboard in Secondary Feature Daughter of Famous Cap and Bells Wins. HAVANA, Cuba. January 23. Frank "Weir, furnished tlx? winner of another Oriental Park feature race when Hamilton A., which races in the; name of W. E. Applegate, for whom Weir .trains, accounted for the Marshal Foch Handicap, the Cuba-American Jockey Clubs attraction for todays racing. However, it was no easily achieved victory, and Hamilton A. had his wprk cut out to beat Tippler and Sedan. There were eight starters, four of which, namely. Hamilton A., Tippler, Sedan and Etruscan, came in for strong and substantial backing. All but the last named gave their sup-ltorlcrs a good run for their money. Tippler was the pacemaker, rushing into the lead with the rise of tlie barrier and showing the way to the last sixteenth, where he tired and Hamilton A., which was saved in near pursuit, challenging, caught and passed him in the final strides, getting the verdict by a neck. Sedan was but a head behind Tippler and going fastest of all at the end. The finish was highly exciting and aroused much enthusiasm on the part of the big attendance. The mile and a sixteenth race, run as the fifth, shared interest with the feature. Only four started, with Kay Speneos Hocnir a decided favorite. IJe made good, but had to be ridden out o successfully withstand the fast closing rush of the O. AV. I.oft racer Buckboard. Mud Sill, backed to the exclusion of everything else in the closing race Avon in - a fashion that left no -ropi.uJor., bis.superlorltyvuiJCjMj; old fellowwns saved In the early stages, then, after entering- the final quarter, moved up fnst, caught and disposed of the leaders to win by three lengths. The track was in the best condition it has been this year and fast time was recprded in most of the races. Another daughter of the mighty Colin won at Oriental Park today when Featherwit led all the way in the opening race to beat the favorite. Hob Baker, by a length in a driving finish. Featherwits dam is the famous mare Cap and Hells, the only American-bred winner of the Epsom Oaks, she winning that famous English classic in 1901 in the colors of Foxhall Keene. Featherwit started twice last year as a two-year-old without winning, but was considered promising and yet may prove that she is a worthy descendant of her illustrious sire and internationally famous dam. In the second race Lindsey, from the stable of F. Schelke and ridden by Lunsford, displayed remarkable speed to win in the easiest of fashion. The filly ran the first half in 4and and was only cantering the remainder of the way. Ralph S., which finished second, put up a good iverformunce, as he was forced to close an immense gap to overtake th leaders after trailing in the rear to the stretch. Sister Susie outclassed her opposition in the third race, maintaining a big lead all the way without ever being seriously menaced. The real contest in this race was for second place, with Blauchita. J. It. Harrell and Presumption fighting out every yard through the stretch, the first named drawing away slightly in the last few strides.

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