Day of Form Reversals: Changing Track Conditions at Tijuana Result in Almost Complete Overthrow of Favorites, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-03


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I DAY OF FORM REVERSALS] Changing Track Conditions at Tijuana Result in Almost Complete Overthrow of Favorites. TUCAVA. Mexico, Pehraary 2. Only tarn lake arm favorite* were able to claim the right ta occupy the charmed winning circle in front of ti e official stand, these being Baaart Slop and Com Baaader, at the Mexican course yesterday. As for the other five winners they paid rather remunera tive returns and the tacky ones who held winning iickets journeyed back to the city of awsyhag SSlllla with their cup of happiness overflowing. Reversal ■ f form WBa mr.eli in evideaee, due principally to the rapidly changing track conditions. The course, under the influence of a hot sun. was drying out rapidly and there was salts a difference in it be-tataea the first and ihe last races. The well-known "path" from the head of the stretch to the finish araa again proaaiaeai Bad he "path finder-" that Steered a course over this dry stretch of land were ia most cases ratal aed rietsrisaa. The aaaUBSrlike weather which prevailed wag ia-ti omenta! in briagiag out another hamper midweek isseaaMy and in r were many asrlety leader* from -outhern California, these Banking merrj •: the ■tnbhonse. Several laformsJ laaehesaa and tea* en-!. cued Ihe afternoon and with all much activity was noted. H. 1». Cites much improve.! plater Short Stop carried off first honor* in The feature race of the day, a gallop at a mile and a sixteenth, which araa ths fifth en the program. DeapiU tha ta. t that Short Stop was badly outrun during the earl] -tages of the contest he merely toyed with hi* opponent- once he M -i,iek his fall stride and tin- finish recorded him easing up by three lengths. The Irwin ■ ntry. consisting of Bob Baker and Wssdic Mom rasaerp. ..ok -. cond and third aaoaey, the f..rmer iiitstaying his stabiemate ■..; secsad place in a basy finish. Owner Rasmusscii. after many failures, finally teal a couple of winners to the post. He provided !he winner of the opening dash, a maiden race in which Hug Me. with the unfashionable jockey Hal! in the saddle, got home first aver AaBSSS and the paddot k tip Bitt rn. Baasaaasssaa CSasrs were again prominent in ihe third rsce, at a mile and a sixl.-nth. in which Ietlar managed to stagger in a winner ahead ■: Marie CsaaeJl aad !;-- Krater. Jockey Hal! again era* tie- aaccessfnl pilot, aad it was really his sirong riding at the fini-h which landed the leg weary Petlar first past the winning psat by a load. J. A. Psrseaa Ihanwighlaed* were alas a the lime light during the afteraaaa, as that owner n!-o scored a double. He furnished the speet iu the fourth rsce, in which IMuni Blos-om ajaa by laches, thanks io the superior riding of jo. key Hii.itaincr. over Little Bssapei and Barsce L -r. ;•,. As Plum Blossom and Little Lumper Beared the finishing line it was plain to b - sees thai jo. key Haatasaer .-ottld bae w.ui with either horse, for be clearly out rode Noble, who was up OS the last named runner. Th.- ihree outsiders. Madam Byng. Sea Beach and Choir Master, finished in that order in the concluding d.,sh. Two claims were registered during the afternoon. In the second :ac Charles Irby lost his plater Iueblo when P. K. Iiwm took him far ••. Mann ■hen vseni back to his old .piarters after the aeveath race. J. A. Parson claiming him for ST. 000. A. L. Austin today disposed of Vic Maasa to Bel Casper, a newessaer in rachsg ciriles. who hail- from atifouver, B. C. He purchased him at private sale and tonight shipped iiim to liis home town Is res; him up for a summer campaign ever lie western t si sdias circuit . The two Ham brothers. Dave and Paul, are spend big a five-day eaforcad vacation from the saddle by order of starter Maiiisssy. J. E. Price, wiio iefl here last month to go to M.xieo City, retaraed from the Mexican capital yesterday. He lepsrtB he sport here small hut improving. The sprinter Parch WSS exi useii from starting is the fourth race by permission of the stewards sfter it was learned that the racer had fallen lame during the morning _ a e

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