Qualifies for the Derby: Capt. Clover Gains New Admirers for Sundays Big Race at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-03


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; QUALIFIES FOR THE DERBY Capt. Clover Gains New Admirers for Sundays ; Big Race at Tijuana. TIJCANA, Mexico. March 2.— Capt. Clover, the General Roberts gelding from the Dr. Lovell stable, yesterday won the Derby Trial, at one and one-sixteenth miles. Now he appears as the most formidable contender for the Tijuana Derby, which i is carded for Sunday. In victory Capt. Clover displayed two points which a Derby contestant is supposed to bare in his wares, ability to carry weight and stay over a long distance. Capt. Clover had 120 pounds on his back. It might have bees a feather judging from his manner of winning, for be soon assumed the lead and jockey Metcalf had him under restraint all the way and at the finish he was two and one-half lengths in , front of Nan McKinney. while South Breeze took third place. Capt. Clover was coupled with Little Florence as the Lovell entry and was installed second choice. Wedding 1rince being made favorite. Nan McKinney ran a surprisingly good race. This : Leonid filly in her past performances indicated that ; she might be strictly a sprinter, but yesterday proved she could stay! She showed speed and also hung on with tenacity. South Breeze ran I good race. He loomed up menacingly in the stretch, but ; a sixteenth out tired as if he needed more racing. The trial of the Derby candidates brought out a big crowd. The coming Tijuana Derby is the big topic of conversation here and it has race fans on a keen edge. The weather continues delightful. The most stirring finish of the day came in t lie first race, a dash of five and one-half furlongs. The field numbered twelve and it was composed of ■ lowly platers. The winner turned up in Rockbridge and at the end there were four noses and a neck. Blue Van was second and Syncopation, making her first start here, was third. Some upsets were in order and the favorites did not fare well, but the uncertainty of picking winners was enhanced by the large and unwieldy fields. Gath. the six-year-old son of Tracery, from the stable of C. Vail, continued to show good form and was an easy winner of the seventh race at one mile and seventy yards. He soon found a position among the leaders and when called on at the far turn he drew out to win by four lengths from Regreso. Rouen fell heir to the third place. The other favorite to score brackets was Frank Wilson In the fourth race at three-quarters mile. The winner was held in restraint by jockey Hunta-mer and when the time arrived he went to the outside to take the big end of the purse from No Wonder. Jockey J. Huntamer continued his brilliant riding and registered successes with Ternette. Plantagenet and Frank Wilson. Jockeys C. Ralls and P. Caron will be on the ground for ten days. The former is alleged to have been disobedient at the post, while Caron is accused of rough riding. The fields yesterday were unusually large, a total of eighty-eight horses being entered in the eight races. There were only a few scratches and the total is the record for the meeting. *

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