Day of Disappointments: Winners at Havre De Grace Come from Unexpected Sources, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-20


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DAY Of DISAPPOINTMENTS Winners at Havre de Grace Come From Unexpected Sources. — « Dexterous Overthrow a Stunner — Overconfidence Brings About Registrars Defeat. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 19.- Surprise after surprise narked the racms at the Harford County track today. This was particularly true in the two principal races, the Aero Handicap and the Pagebrook Pane. In the first mentioned Irish Dream provided the surprise when he took the measure of the well-backed Dexterous. After Star Voter, Hildur and Broomstcr were withdrawn the public could see nothing but Dexterous and the Other three-year-old was backed to the exclusion of the other five starters. Imagine, then, the disappointment when this popular favorite, with the popular rider Lang in the ■addle, staggered across the finish a length and a half behind Irish Dream, practically overlooked in the speculation. But BUCh was the case and here is the brief story of this unexpected happening: Away to a flying start. Dexterous flattered Ins admirers by rushing into a good lead and setting the pace at a terrific clip. In fact, it was this same terrific speed that proved his undoing. He was running too fast in such difficult going, the quarter in ":; 4-5 and the half in 47 3-5. fast indeed, in the heavy mud. After leading to the last eighth by a safe margin, his early fast racing began to tell and, tiring badly when Irish Dream challenged, the Oliver colt gave way and only saved second place because Missionary waa also tired out. In the Pagebrook it was the same story with a different climax. Again the favorite met defeat, but in this case it was the over-fonluh nee of his rider and no fault of the horse In bringing about the unexpected result. J. K. I.. Boss Registrar was the popular choice here and ran a sparkling race. Entering the stretch he had a three-length lead and appeared to have the race won. With victory in his grasp, C. Turner, who had the mount on the Ross colt, was apparently too overconfident and eased Registrar up when Bedgefield came through next to the inside rail while he was watching Our Birthday on the outside. A belated effort to save the already tossed away race only resulted in a close finish, a nose set,arating the pair as they crossed the winning line. ONLY TWO lAYORITl.S WIN. There was little cause for rejoicing among the followers of form when the total results j of the afternoon were tabulated, as only two first choices scored and they failed to make amends for the other upsets. A large, awkward and green band of maiden two-year-olds faced the starter in the opening dasi: this afternoon and the winner turned up in had;. Boss in an easy manner from Josephine C. and Bessie heighten. Lady Boss was ridden by jockey T. Rice and, displaying good speed throughout, enjoyed a comfortable margin at the finish. Josephine C. closed fast, but could not get to the winner, though she easily held Bessie Leighton safe for second place. Idolater, one of .T. S. Cosdcns starters in the race, was cut down in a severe manner and pulled up. The steeplechase, run as the second race and styled the Ransdowiie Steeplechase, resulted in a complete surprise for the general public, when E. T. Zollicoffers Lucky Find was an easy winner from Free Stale and St. PauL Of the field that started for the race, all but two completed the course. Le Marsouin and Redstart rushed into the lead and were closely pressed by Butcher Boy, with the others in close formation. Redstart, going to the fourth fence, stumbled and unseated his rider and Le Marsouin ran cut of the course. Laxity on the part of the stewards resulted in much confusion for the patrons when Butcher Boy and Redstart, the Harrison entry, paraded in identical colors, witb no distinguishing marks. The winner jumped in a rank manner, but drew away into such a long lead that hia advantage at the finish was safe enough to secure his victory from Free State. r.YClSE MR KEVELS IX MID. Anot iter upset for form followers came with the running of the third race when jockey Lang scored with It. F. Carmans Excuse Me. while Cape Pillar and Miss Emma G. took the short end of the purse. The start j was delayed by the fractious behavior of I ■ several of the starters, but they were dispatched I in good order and raced head.- apart ■ , for the first part of the race. Excuse Me appeared to revel in the going and, despite the fact of going extremely wide at the stretch turn, held Cape Pillar safe in j I ■ I ■ , the final drive. The latter loomed up at the top of the stretch as a probable winner, but could not overtake the leader. W. A. Lylos, an official of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, departed for Montreal today and will resume his duties at the smaller tracks in that vicinity during the summer. An auction sale of horses has been adver- j tised for Thursday, April 27, which will be held in the paddock. Dr. II. J. McCarthy will act as auctioneer. Following the race yesterday G. W. Foreman claimed on High for ,650. Horsemen who are quartered at rimlico and have starters in races at Havre de Grace are vanning daiiy between the two points. The Seagram stable inaugurated the innovation. It was reported today that a division of the Montfort Jones stable would be shipped to Canada and campaigned over the Canadian courses. Trainer Stotler of the G. W. J. Bissell stable reported that the two-year-olds St. Laurence, Ontario, Miss Miami, Chow and Eau Gallic, which were laid up with bucked shins, are well on the mend and will be seen under colors at Pimlieo. A claim was filed for Sea Pirate by L. A. Lecompte for ,750, which was declared ; void when he was unable to produce identifJ-cation for hia check.

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