Muddy at Oriental Park: Changed Track Conditions Play Havoc with Tuesdays Program, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-22


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[| 1 ! 1 1 I 1 1 1 t I 1 1 I I I i I I MUDDY AT ORIENTAL PARK Changed Track Conditions Play Havoc with Tuesdays Program. _ _o Fourth Race Declared Off — Chimera Wins Fourth Straight — Cuban Derby Prospects. HAVANA. Cuba, March 21. — The change iu track conditions played havoc with the card at Oriental P.ark this afternoon. The heavy rains which set in last night made the going muddy aud scratches were so numerous that the fourth race was declared off. The majority of the winners were home first by long margins. Silex II. came from a long way back to win the first race. Although outrun in the early stages he finished wilh a rush, caught and passed the tiring to win by a length. The hitler had a four-lengths lead entering the homestretch, but tired badly in the last eighth. Both Silex II. and By were outsiders in the betting, the favorite, Litho-lick, getting the short end of the purse. Mess Kit made a runaway affair of the second and had a margin of four lengths to spate at the finish. The favorite, Natrum, unable to extend himself in the going, was never a seriou« contender. King Worth and Service Flag fiuished second and third respectively. The change of footing favored Buckingham in the third aud he found it an easy task triumphing over those opposing him. He west to the front soon after the start and held sway unmolested. In the fifth race Tony Bean followed the leaders until well around the far turn, where he moved tip on the outside and taking the lead In the stretch, drew away into a long lead and was only cantering at the end. Fitz-Boodle was just as easily second, while The Pirate outgamed Molinero for third place. Chimera scored her fourth straight victory when she galloped home an easy winner in the sixth-She went to the front when straightened out on the backstretcli and won under restraint. Things are shaping nicely for the ."i.000 Cuban Derby, which will serve as the stellar attraction ou next Sunday, the closing day. Several owners; who believe their candidates will be especially well served by the mile and an eighth distance have made known their intention of being represented in the race within the past few days, and it is becoming evident that the field will be oue of excellent quality and size. H. P. Whitneys Cherry Tree and the Keeue Brothers Llewellyn are the most prominent candidates training for the race, while W. F. Ivnebel-kamps Sterling filly Lady Aator will probably be the only one of her sex to start and is al-o being talked about as the most likely winner among horsemen. COSTIGANS CHANCES BEST IN MUD. Horsemen are anxious that Lighter should engage iu another contest before the Derby, as they believe that the Daniel colt did not do himself justice in his first and only contest on the local track. It is altogether likely that trainer Andy Blakely will give Lighter another chance to redeem himself within a day or two. Costigan. the Daniel stables other prominent Derby eligible, may also be sent to 1h-post within a few days to lighten up for the De.b engagement. Should the track be heavy on Sunday Costigan will be a hard horse to beat in the contpst. S. T. Barnard, the jockey clubs efficient book -kesfar, who was forced to abandon his work ou account of illness, departed this morning tor Ms home in Cincinnati. Dr. W. F. Ashe reported that the mare Biscuit had foaled a bay filly by Solomon at Oriental Katk Stock Farm. At the same farm the mare Clona kilty foaled a bay colt by Sir Edgar. The fancy dress aud masked ball, the final important social event of the racing season, take-place at the clubhouse and will be attended by club members and their guests to the number of 300. H. Callahan, the apprentice jockey who has been gainiug rateable experience in the saddle here this winter, left on Tuesdays boat for Jacksonville. Flit. A number of horses were sent yesterday to the Gaayahal Stock Farm to be turned out for the summer. They included C. A. Stonehams yearling bay colt, by Solomon--Bounie Kittie. and the year-l ling che-tnttt filly, by Sir F.dgar —Magic Memory. The Williams Brothers sent Harold iv.. and Captain Rees; W. F. Kuel elkauip sent Memphis and Kildair Boy. A. R. Alexander has shipped the horses Kmdcu and Thistlebloom to Jamaica track at New Vork The horses Rockport. Machine Gunner and James will be sent to Jacksonville Wednesday to await the meeting at that place.

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