Qualifies for the Derby: H. P. Whitneys Olympus Makes Good Showing at Havre, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-19


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QUALIFIES FOR THE DERBY ■ •■■■..♦ H. P. Whitneys Olympus Makes Good Showing at Havre. » My Play, Brother to Man o War, Also in Successful Debut — Close and Thrilling Finishes. HAVRE DE GRACE. Md., April 18.- One of H. 1". Whttneri Kentucky Derby candidates qualified handsomely for that coveted race When Olympus, an unsexed son of Royal Ea?r:— Paradise If., by Adam, accounted for the Pelaware Handicap, the outstanding feature of the card at Havre de Grace this afternoon. J. K. L. Boas Bonifaoe was second and Polly Ann, from the S. L. Jenkins stable, ■was third. The race, a dash of a mile and seventy yards, brought together a field of four, and i tlted in a stirring and sensational finish, in which the winner outlasted Boniface by a short bead, while Polly Ann and Bunga Bock were badly beaten. The start was a good one and found jockey Penman alert at the barrier, he getting Olympus away quickly, followed by Boniface and Bunga Buck, while Polly Ann was tardy. Rounding the first turn Olympus drew away into a long lead and threatened to make a runaway race of it. When well sealed on the backstretch Bungs Buck moved into second place, but the advantage was short lived, for Turner sent Boniface after the flying leader. Olympus had Increased his advantage and entering the stretch the Whitney gelding clung to the inner rail, while Turner brought Boniface upon the outside. In a hard and grueling drive Boniface cut down the margin of the leader, but could not quite overtake him, Olympus crossing the winning line a short head in front. It was a great finish and the Whitney representative gained many admirers for the big Kentucky race. HARROW VICTORY FOR MY PLAT. Another Derby candidate made an auspicious three-year-old debut thi3 afternoon when the Lexington Stables My Play, a brother to Man o War, was returned winner of the third race, a dash of five and a half furlongs My Plays victory was not easily achieved, for he was ridden out to the limit to score by a head from Olynthus and Dinah-meur. The field in this race was of big proportions, but despite this My Play was in-1 a prohibitive odds-on favorite. The start was delayed a few moments by the fractious behavior of several of the starters, Lut when the webbing was released they left In perfect alignment. Dinahmeur was Quickest to get in motion and she led My Play for the first eighth. Leaving the half-mile Rob-Inson sent My Play into the lead and he held sway for the remainder of the way. Entering the bend leading to the stretch Olynthus moved into contention and Robinson shook up the leader. Dinahmeur retired and Olynthus charged on the outside. In a severe drive My Play gained the verdict by a short margin, while Dinahmeur saved the short end of the purse from Superlative. The Rialto Purse, secondary feature of the afternoon, resulted in another close finish in which Walter J. Salmons Trevelyan got up in the closing strides to defeat II. P. Whitneys Brainstorm, while Bigheart was third. The race was a dash of three-quarters of a mile and, from a good start, Bigheart got away in front, the remainder of the field being well bunched. Brainstorm moved up with a determined challenge leaving the far turn and threatened to draw away into a safe lead. However. Trevelyan. racing in the middle of the field, closed with a rush and outgumed the Whitney starter in the final strides. WEATHER CONDITIONS IMS AG1I. ABI.I1. Racing at Havre de Grace this afternoon Was of a stirring and spirited order. The card was an excellent one and brought together fields of quality and numerically large. The at lent did not fare so fortunately, as several of the winners found scant support. Climatic conditions were unfavorable, but before half the card had been decided it cleared up. Rain which fell this morning had little effect on the going, although the surface was of slippery order. The crowd was well up to the mark established on previous occasions and were well rewarded for their visit. Adventuress, a daughter of Sweep — Hor-tensia and racing for II. C. Fisher, was the winner of the opening dash of the day. Elizabeth Brice took second place, while Elizabeth Bean was third. The start found the Fisher color bearer away quickly and clear of any interference. Displaying good speed she drew away into a short lead, but was soon joined by Elizabeth Brice, while Elizabeth Bean and Sweep Hawk, the popular choices, were forced to work their way into contention. Rounding the turn Elizabeth Brice moved up with a rush and was shortly on even terms with Adventuress. The two raced this way for the remainder of the race and Kelsay landed his mount home a winner by a short head. Turner in the meantime was racing on the outside of the others with Elizabeth Bean and she closed fast and was wearing the leaders down. A large and unwieldy band made up the field in the second race, at three-quarters mile, under claiming conditions, and the winner turned up in the stoutly supported Rolo. Contrary to the usual procedure Rolo came from behind and drew away through the final eighth. Pastoral Swain, ridden by jockey Lang, accounted for the sixth race, a dash of a mile and a sixteenth, afier a mild drive with Tippo Sahib and The Lamb. The winner was kept under restraint until entering the stretch, where he went to the outside and was drawing away at the finish. On High accounted for the final race of the afternoon when she made every post a winning one and easily holding Lucy Kate and Austral safe at the end. Trainer W. Irvine reported this morning that the three-year-old Terminal had been nerved and would be on the shelf for some time. Terminal gave great promise in private trials last spring, but an accident kept him from the races, save for one start in Canada. Lester "Tex" Dean departed for Cleveland yesterday and will officiate as starter at several of the meetings held through Pennsylvania. W. D. Althouse arrived from Philadelphia yesterday with a small stable of three. Frank Frisbie, trainer for J. S. Tyree, has taken over jockey A. Tryon and the lad will do the riding for that stable in the future. John F. Schorr transferred the E. B. McLean horses from Benning yesterday to Pim-lico. Dream of Allah heads the list. Jockeys Josiah and Huff are under contract to the stable. Among the visitors this afternoon were W. Walter, of Toronto, Ontario, and A. W. Fritet, well-known railroad man of Jacksonville, Florida. Word was received today from Toronto of the death of T. J. Birds father. The late Mr. Bird was JO years old and was a daily visitor at the Woodbine during the racing at that popular track. Tom McTaggart, which pulled up lame after yesterdays race, is not as bad as was first thought and will be seen under colors before long. G. W. Foreman claimed Rolo from Geo. Oddo following the running of the second 1 race for ,50:l.5G. Jockey Arthur Pickens, who has been in i Johns Hopkins hospital for some time, has i left that institution and will leave for Kentucky, with E. L. Fitzgerald, for whom he ■ will ride.

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