Billy Barton Too Speedy: Runs Sparkling Race Accounting for Havanas Principal Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-24


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I « I J I I BILLY BARTON TOO SPEEDY a- Runs Sparkling Race Accounting for Havanas Principal Contest. a- The Roil Call Qualifies for Derby — Havana Electric Adds to Steinhart Successes. _ . — ♦ ■ HAVANA. Tuba, March 23.— The colors of Thomas Monalian, president of the Cuba-American Jockey ami Auto Club, were carried to victory today al Oiiental Park, when Hilly Harton. which he purchased yesterday, accounted for the principal race of the program, a dash of one mile, in which three Cuban Derby eligibles were among the starteis. Hilly Barton began slowly and was outrun for a half mile. Kelsay took him to the outside on the. back stretch and he soon gained on the leaders. Hounding the far turn he drew abreast of the pacemaker and then forging to the front displayed dazzling S|ieed and easily held command to the end. He ran the mile in 1:39%. an excellent performance, co isidering the condition of the track. The Roll Call, a Derby candidate, ran a sparkling rate to finish second, after setting the early pace. Kleanor S. was eliminated as a serious factor by getting into action too late to be of any avail. Behake, Rilly Bartons stableinate. and a Derby eligible, lost whatever chance he may have had when he was forced wide on the first turn and cut off on the turn out of the back stretch. The opening race was for Cuhan-bted two-year-olds. There were seven starters, with Havana Electric the odds-on favorite. The latter, ridden by jockey Kennedy, proved an easy winner, beating Brown Shasta by a ltigih and a quarter. Hro.wn Shasta showed in front at the lop of the homestretch, then tirc.l. In the second race the veteran turfman T. Cheek was victorious when Bad won by a nose in a thrilling finish. He began siowly. hut moved up fast on the outside while rounding the far turn, went to the treat entering the homestretch and. tiring at the end. had to be hard ridden to last long enough to outstay Jap Muma. Primitive finished third, beaten a short distance for se;ond place. It was a tight fit between the first three at the end. Jap Muma would have won in another stride. Another close finish came with the running ot the third, in which Canny Lady, Spods and Don Pope passed the winning mark in the order named. Canny Laaty had a margin of a neck to spare, while Spods just lasted long enough to beat Don Pepe. The latter got away slowly and raced on the out-- ide for the entire race. Interest in the Jfl.i.OOO Cuban Derby, which is the losing days big attraction, is increasing as the date for the decision approaches. Tiie owners of the eligibles are keenly alive o the distinction that goes with the winning of a race of such im-■ertaaee, to aay nothing of the monetary value. They have seen to it that their aspirants for the big prize an- in the best condition possible. The value of the stake will induce an unusually large number to take a chance. This will insure a most lepresentative but not unwieldy field, made of the twelve or more entries. Among tho-e eligible are: Cherry Tree. Llewellyn. Lady Astor. Hebtike, Toma -hoi. Lighter, Costignn. Olyntlnts. Caimito, Cnlifa. Commander Colin. Leghorn. Iltimo. Qnesada. Sydoiiia. Sam Frank. Demos. Wayward Lady, Kin castle. Navisco. Lucky Cirl. Buckingham. Anna II., Caesar and CItimata. FAVORED FOR THE DERBY. Cherry Tree and I.ewe|lyn continue to he most favored, both being looked upon as certain starteis. Laity Astot and Hebuke are also highly regarded, having a host of supporters. Tomahoi. another considered as a dangerous factor, will attract heavy support if he starts. Fred Melter. who performed such creditable wot k ■is manager of the pari-mutuel department will leave on Wednesday for Hot Springs, by way of New Orleans. During the summer months Mr. Melter will again be in charge of the grand circuit trotting tracks mutiiel department. It was with regret that trainer A. G. Blakely announced that Lighter, his main reliance for the Cuban Derby, had devfloped a slightly bowed tendon, which will prevent him starting Sunday, leaving Costigan anil Olynthus as the W. Daniel candidates. The following stables, with the number of horses iri eacn. will be dispatched to Jacksonville, Kin., tomorrow: N. Davis. 8: 0. L. Koster. »i: B. Meek, 2: C. Middleton. 2; Al Crist. 2. On the same day K. J. Keanis and K. Miilrenau will ship their stables to Bowie. Arrangements have been completed to return the Kentucky division of horses now racing here to the Inited States as follows: A special of eight steel express horse tars will load fifteen horses per car with I Pullinau and coach. Leaves the Jot key Club siding March 20. arriving at Key West at ." in the afternoon the same day and arrives at Louisville March 30. Among the owners who have been assigned space in these cars are M. Ctiltlblatt. P. Williairs. K. Hall. W. K. Knebelkamp. W. L. Drake. John Ixtwe, I. Keene. J. West. K. Bettor. W. Fein liter. James Moody. B. L. Baker. W. Dondas. S. T. Baxter. B. L. Fitzgerald. Al Haniel. I . Hak and B. J. Ferria. a a

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