Montreals Fine Racing: Overmatch Takes Prince of Wales Steeplechase--Champlain in Thrilling Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-11


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MONTREALS FINE RACING Overmatch Takes Prince of Wales WalesSteeplechase Steeplechase Champlain in inThrilling Thrilling Finish MONTREAL Quc June 10 The Prince of Wales Steeplechase over the two mile course with 2500 added was in monetary value the feature attraction this afternoon but due to the glamour of the sprinting handicap it was awarded secondary position by the patrons at Blue Bonnets The result furnished an upset for the public when C 1C rlarrison Jrs Overmatch ridden by Borgan was the winner from the Mrs F A Clark pair Minata and Blighty II Shoal and Overmatch were the ones to alternate in the pacemaking with the Clark pair racing under restraint Shoal retired from the lead going to the eighth fence when Overmatch as ¬ sumed command From then on Borgan kept ils mount under pressure Minata moved up in a dangerous manner but Overmatch was equal to the task and drew away to win by a good three lengths lengthsThe The threatening weather which presaged rain had but little effect on the crowd which iourneyed to Blue Bonnets this afternoon and the facilities were taxed to their utmost The Clubhouse was crowded with men prom ¬ inent in the social political and financial circles of the city and the province The card which embraced well balanced fields provided stirring sport and the majority of the winners were forced to sustain hard drives to earn verdicts verdictsIn In one of the most thrilling finishes seen on a Canadian race course this year G W J Bissells threeyearold Champlain vas re ¬ turned the winner of the Jacques Cartier Handicap the feature of the flat racing with J 1C L Ross Hildur second and T J Con ways Bullet Proof third Less than a half length separated the first four at the end endThere There was no time lost at the barrier and starter Morrissey had them away quickly Irish Dream was the first to show and he was pursued by Lion dOr The latter raced through on the inside and rounding the far turn Claver shot him to the front Cham plain was racing along in third position on the inside with Hildur on the outside En ¬ tering the stretch Lion dOr went wide while Champlain hugged the inside rail This move decided the issue for Turner was forced tc come around him Bullet Proof was sii racing in last position In a gruelling stretch drive Champlain held on although hard pressed by Hildur and with Bullet Proof right at their heels after closing a big gap in sen ¬ sational style styleORIOLE ORIOLE FOR STEEPLECIIASING STEEPLECIIASINGAt At private terms this morning J K L Ross sold to Mrs F A Clark the sprinter Oriole The latter will be converted into a steeplechaser by trainer T J Donohue Jockey DonohueJockey J Williams was forced to cancel his mounts today due to a bruised ankle Trainer ankleTrainer George Walker of the Brookdale Stable reports that the coughing epidemic which swept the twoyearolds in the stable has abated and the juveniles are again taking exercise exerciseW W Orins at private terms this morning sold to J A Harper the plater Asterisk which performed in his new owners interest today todayThomas Thomas Gorman secretary of the Con naught Park Jockey Club was a visitor this afternoon afternoonSeventy Seventy jockeys are registered on the list at this meeting the largest number in sev ¬ eral years yearsVans Vans are in daily use in transporting the horses tliat are stabled at Dorval to Blue Bonnets BonnetsThe The rumored friction between the meeting at Dorval Park and the Quebec Hunt Asso ¬ ciation was eliminated this morning accord ¬ ing to officials of the Montreal Association who declared that the Quebec City associa ¬ tion had decided to forego the dates they claimed claimedTrainer Trainer Harry Giddings reported this morning that his horses were rounding to rapidly from the recent coughing epidemic and would be seen under colors more fre ¬ quently in the future futureAustin Austin McLaughlin arrived this morning and will resume riding at this meeting His engagements will be looked after by Larry Daly DalyTrainer Trainer Thomas reported that the two yearold Magic Reed was badly cut about the legs in his recent race at Ottawa and will be periodB an absentee for a brief period B Harding who races a pretentious stable here under charge of Kimball Patter ¬ son came on from Washington D C and will remain for the remainder of the meet ¬ ing

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