Tijuana Finishes Are Close: Ordinary Plater Furnishes Interesting Sport-Croupier Unfortunate at Start, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-21


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• i I i , i i i ; i TIJUANA FINISHES ARE CL0SE|| Ordinary Plater Furnishes Interesting Sport — Croupier Unfortunate at Start. TIJUANA, Mexico, April 20.— Even the most exacting of the public approached yesterdays card with considerable trepedation, for the fields were such that figures disclosed several horses with practically equal chances and this was despite the fact that there wa3 ] not a handicap on the card. It was well for them that they proceeded carefully, for nose finishes were in order and the day was productive of more than the usual number of stretch battles. Stirred by the thought that there would be only four more days of racing the fans turned out in increased numbers and it was officially reported that the attendance exceeded any Wednesday of the meeting. I There was a light breeze to temper the rays of the sun and a more enjoyable day for the f thoroughbred sport could not be imagined. , It was right in the first race, a dash of a half mile and exclusively for two-year-olds, that the close finishes were begun, and in c this Brian Kent had the honor of displaying j t a nose advantage over Duty Boy. Brian Kent I i was an odds-on choice and undoubtedly mer- j I ■ ited the short price, for after being away j . none too well he proved best and outstayed j Duty Boy, with Gilliflower being third. Another nose finish resulted in the after- j * noons feature, the fifth race, at one mile and j j seventy yards. In this Piedra assumed the I I r lead midway of the stretch and gamely with- j stood the challenge of Capt. Clover. The I j ■ latter ran well. He was away poorly and j allowed to go wide on the last turn, but despite these handicaps he made a fast fin- i ish and would have won if the distance had s been a trifle longer. 1 SUCCESSION OF NOSE FINISHES. l Another nose finish was recorded in the | last race. Here the filly Kimono held a I j slight advantage over Coombs at the end. No Wonder, made favorite, and Little Pointer ; i killed each other off when they made the pace ; as a team. Divland in a game finish was ! . third. A pacemaker which stuck it out to win by | I , victorious in the second . a nose was Alazon, | i race, at five and one-half furlongs. Jockey j | , Garrett had the mount and by energetic riding got the horse to the front early. The winner finished with dogged gameness and withstood the closing rush of Wylie Garrett. A change of stables evidently was for the best in the case of the Von Tromp filly Book- worm, which formerly carried the colors of Hal Farrell. The filly was home first yesterday by a margin of five lengths, being the only winner to have such an advantage. Bookworm, starting for H. L. James for i the first time, was fit and ready and when jockey Wilson called onher turning I ! for home she drew away and won in a can- j j I ter, with Apropos being second and Rink- -avous getting the consolation end of the purse. PROPnECY A SURPRISE. The students of form divided their faith in Peerless One and Nashotah in the fourth race, at a mile and a sixteenth, and these 1 1 two received the bulk of the wagering. However, they were doomed to disappointment, as . Prophecy, which in his two previous starts j j had disappointed at a short price, took the . lead in the first quarter and at 17 to 1 made every post a winning one. ! i The best horse finished in third place in the ; sixth race, at a mile and a sixteenth. This was Croupier. When the start came he got away sideways and in consequence was I away poorly. Teo Breckenridge led by a | wide margin, with Water Willow in second I | place and Croupier far back in the bunch. Entering the stretch Water Willow took the j lend and from there on to the end steadily I held his own. Teo Breckenridge finished fast, ] i but a tiring second, with Croupier almost abreast of him and going two strides to the first twos one. A carload of miscellaneous horses left yesterday in charge of Joe Cooper for Cleveland. The best of the shipment were May Maulsby and Sheba, owned by the latter-named horseman. Croupier was claimed out of the sixth race by H. C. Keisel for ,100. The horse Prophecy, which won the fourth race, was sold to D. Dennison at private sale this morning and ran in the interests of his new owner. He proved a profitable investment, as his new owner had a small wager on him in addition to winning the purse. Hal Farrell, who came here at the commencement of the meeting with eight horses, has disposed of them all and today left for his home in San Francisco. His last sale was | Bookworm, which made good for owner IL I | L. James in the third race at the first asking. — — ■ — -e ■ — -— —

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