The Leopards Fast Race: Defeats Louis A. Narrowly in Havanas Chief Offering, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-11


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1 ! I THE LEOPARDS FAST RACE ♦ ■ Defeats Louis A. Narrowly in Havanas Chief Offering. o _ Close Finish in Contest Won by Moon Winks — Favorites Prove Elusive. i ■ n.WANA, Cuba, February 10. — J. Lowes five-year-old Von Tromp horse, The Leopard, showed a good performance in the feature race at Oriental Park this afternoon when he beat Louis A. by a leagtfe iu a elriving finish. It was a fast run race iiici The Leopard wis forced to run e iuse to the track record time to win. The speedy Enel Man set a dazzling pace for three-quarters of a mile and, whea he tired. The Leopard took command only to be riedaen hard at the end to withstand the fast but belated rush of Louis A., the favorite. Eleanor S. was third, a half length in advance of End Man. Louis A.s performance was disappointing. He is a horse of great speed, but seems unable to win. Clear skies and a fast track prevailed today and some interesting racing was enjoyed by a crowd of good proportions fur a Friday. Favorites fared badly, not a first choice winning during the after- Ileeull. The first race brought out a field of eleven non-winners at the meeting. H. B. Bavis furnished the winner in Joldcti Red, which beat the favorite. Wreckless. j.y three parts of a length in a driving finish. Prosperoi Ttaby made the pace until straightened out in the hiaaeslielfh. where he quit. R. I.. Baher*a colors, which have been seen in froat freqaeatly at the meeting wase rhmonl to x ictory in the- second race when Moon Winks won in a driving finish hy half a length from Mary D. The winner dashed into a long lead in the early stages, but tired baelly in the- stretch and barely lasted long enough to win. It was a remarkably el -se finish between the first five horses, the smallest of ssargina separating Mary P., American. Legion and Coscorron. Foal Weather, the favorite, in the race, with Penman up. after forcing the pace until afdr pasalBf tic sixteenh post quit badly. An upset came with the running of the third. wlen ITtimo beat the favorite. Wayward Lady, by a neck. Ieiunan. who rode the latter, messed up things a bit when lie- attempted to come through an impossible opening and after passing the three-eighths post was bloc ••ked and forced to take up his mount and go on the outside. These tactics beat beer Wayward Lady was wearing eiown the tiring leader at the end. Walter Tarahow came from a long way back to win the fourth, a dash of B mile and fifty yards for whieeh Stanley was the even money favorite. Stanley broke through the barrier while at the post ami laced for one-quarter mile before Wilson got him under control. In the running of the race he showed plenty e f speed and led until the last quarter, win re he quit. Walter Turn bow was a distant follower for the first five-eighths, but, when the leaders bore out entering the homestretch, he slipped through next to the iaaidw rail and easily drew away at the enel. Marcella Boy made all the pace in the last race ami. in ■ driving finish, beat Dcdly C. by a length. General Manager Frank J. P.ruen anticipates that the greatest crowd of the meeting will turn out Sunday to witness the decision of the 0,000 Grand National Handicap. Those who are conversant with the drawing power of a stake of this kind are of the same miml. Extensve preparations are being made to handle the enormous crowd and interest is growing- as the day of the running approaches. Spee-ulation is rife as to the probable outcome. 0

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