Havana Racing Pleasing: Fields Lack Quality, but Contestants Are Well Matched and Provide Good Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-10


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HAVANA RACIMG PLEASING Fields Lack Quality, but Contestants Are Well Matched and Provide Good Sport. HAVANA, Cuba. Fehraary !♦. -Interesting con i.sts were the order at Oriental Park thin after uoon and while the fields lacked aaality they wen- well matched ami the majorltj of the fin- ishes found the winners exteaded to tie limit to win by small margins. Tin- conditions of the Drat two race, called for maiden three -year oUN aad over, only a load at para ted the first aad aecond haraea in ImvCi of there aces. MisS Done oatgamrd Mono Caatle in the opener, while Perplexity name again and oatmated Mister Jiggs in the eecoad race. Tin- former was an eatatder, while Perplexity wa an odds on farortte An intended coup was spoiled when f.illle Cottage finished si-,., mi in Pittaharg in the third race Tile latter was forced to stain! a bald drive to last long enough to withstand the rwab of Little Cottage and only won by a half length. Kittle Cottage had not been racing in many months. Itiddca by Kraallwood. h - followed the otbera to the top of the homestretch, when he closed with a rush and was gaining on the leaders at the end. Pittsburg made all the pace and led by a long margin rounding the far turn, but tired badly in the final eighth Sitgarmint and Wedgwood foaght i eal Ii through toe last eighth in the fourth race and the former just lasted long enough to get the decision by a neck, although he was Uriug badly. The favorite. Koran started ahrwly, and was in close aaartera at tin finish. Meadoworth, a nine-year-old gelding, finally graduated from the ranks of aoa wiaacra, when he raaae from behind in the stretch in the fifth to get up iii the final strides and beat the tiring Nig by a nose. Nig raced into a long lead ill tin-early part of the race, but tired in the final eighth. RaeJag aecretnry Sathaaooa is of the belief that there will lie at least eight starters in the Nlb.tKHi Orand National Handicap. Wliicli will be the stellar attraction on Sundays card. These starteis will comprise the l est of the handicap division and the race promises to develop into one of the greatest ismlests of the meeting. Mose GeMMatt, who left here ten days ago with iv . rai haraea of Ids own aad four behmglag to H. P. Whitney which tire now aaartered at Churchill Downs. . turned to Havana yesterday. 1.. B. Kiee sold the tnree-year old Cuban bud Hon Manuel I. to Miss M Cardenas for a pin ate oonsiilerat imi. Melrln, belonging to M. I». Suggs, fell lame in his race aa w idncedaj . ;. Warwick bought from A W. Baavel the foar-rear-old shipmate. Dr. t;. c. Mizeii dlapoaed of Marion Holliaa aad Jill. Cllf Bohiaooa will, in all probability, he engaged to ride for Mo-e Goidbiatt in Keatacky dining the i irmnf spring maaaa. Suga: iniiii ls claimed by the Indiana Stable for sl.UMl today. F. 1. Stevens s0id tbe four year-old Lyric to It. Davita.

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