Skiles Knob Victorious: Scores His Fifth Success at Oriental Park in Jamaica Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-29


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SKILES KNOB VICTORIOUS - 1 i . Scores His Fifth Success at Oriental Park in Jamaica Handicap. Harwood II. Falls Lame, but Wins Double for J. S. Tyree Stable. HAVANA. Cuba. January 2S. The Hurst Park sprinter Skiies Knob scored his fiftii victory at Oriental Park by winning todays feature event, the Jamaica Handicap, u dash of five and a hair furlongs, beating the favorite, Faux-Col, by a neck in a driving finish. Skiies Knob made all the pace, but his heavy impost told on him near tjie finish and Faux-Col was- fast closing in on him as the winning line was reached, only a neck margiu separating the two at the end. Barney Shannon ran a sensational race to finish third. When starter Milton sprung the barrier to a moving start Burke pulled up Barney Shannon and was practically left at the post. The horse closed a big gap and finished like a lion after being taken to the outside when entering the homestretch. The J. S. Tyree stable scored a double victory during the afternoon when Louise Mack won in the second and Miss Sweep in the fifth. Louise Mack had an easy time in her race, leading by a safe margin throughout and never seriously menaced. It was a different story in the case of Miss Sweep, for, after passing London Girl, the pacemaker, she was forced to do her best to withstand the fast closing rush of White Crown, one of the despised outsiders. Yenghee was left at the post in this race, wheeling as the barrier was sprung." Jockey Thurber enjoyed a good day In the saddle piloting three winners in the first, secoad and fifth races. His good riding w:as in a great measure responsible for Phedodens success in the opener, when the McGee filly beat the favorite, Appleton Wiske, by a neck. The latter showed tin way to the final Eighth before tiring, and Pliedoden, coming through on the inside, caught and passed the leader in the last few strides. Kay Spences High Sear won in hollow fashion in the third race, successfully resisting Sparklers stretch challenge and drawing away into a big lead at the end. The best finish of the day came in the final raee. a dasli of one mile, in which Harwood II. triumphed over Marys Beau after a thrilling stretch drive, the outcome of which was. in doubt until the last strides. Harwood II. s victory was all the more meritorious because he pulled up lame. Senor A. H. Diaz, owner of Orestes, presented trainer W. McDaniel with a handsome split-second gold watch, so pleased was he over the Tracery colts victory Sunday. F. 1. Weir claimed Gus Sclieer from C. T. Worthington on Sunday for 00.

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