Dorval Racing Good: Ambrose and Nickname Winning Combination in Juvenile Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-16


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DORVAL RACING GOOD Ambrose and Nickname Winning Combination in Juvenile Race. Barnes Circus Riding Delights Spectators Fornovo Is Beaten by Inches. MONTREAL., Que., September 15. The best race of the afternoon at Dorval was the fourth, which brought together a band of two-year-olds under claiming conditions at five and a half furlongs, and the winner turned up in the Seagram Stables Nickname, ridden by Ambrose, in a hustling finish from Fitzrue, while third portion of the purse fell to Water Tax. The winner was the popular choice in the wegering as the field paraded to the post and the victory was a popular one. Ambrose had Nickname away in the first flight, but was quickly outrun by the speedy Water Tax. The latter held sway until the turn for home was reached, where Sharpe elected to go through next to the inner rail, wliile Ambrose steered wide and chose the best of the going. St. Angelina moved up with a menacing rush, but went wide and what chance she might have had was eliminated. Nickname was hustled along sharply and drew clear at the finish from the fast closing Fitzrue. The latter was forced to run in the deepest going through the final sixteenth of a mile. MORE PROPITIOUS WEATHER. A warm sun greeted the patrons that journeyed to the Dorval course this afternoon to witness ihe decision of the usual seven-race program. The card was monopolized by sprinters and well-backed choices were in the ascendency. The track was deep and heavy, but was drying out rapidly. A well defined path was marked through the center of the homestretch and the majority of the winners made good use of the better footing. The. crowd was well up to the standard and interesting racing resulted. The running of the opening dash supplied several thrills to the spectators in which jockey Barnes and Mabel Curtis played an important part. Mabel Curtis went to the front with a rush and quickly outran her opponents. She went extremely wide at the stretch turn and Barnes finished crouched high up on her withers. The saddle slippsd when he attempted to rein her in at the stretch and it took his best efforts to retain his seat and attempt to guide her home a winner by a short margin from High Olympus. The rider was greeted with an ovation as he returned to the scales. BENGALESE HOME FIRST. Bengalese accounted for a race at three-quarters of a mile when he took a rather poor band into camp in the third race. Max Gold was the early pacemaker, but could not withstand the rush of the winner through the final sixteenth. Bengalese was accorded confident support in the machines and netted a small return. A better band of long-distance performers went to the post in the fifth race of the day and Fred Schroeder supplied the winner, Paul Powers Freezy Sneezy, in a desperate finish from Fornovo, while Austral was a bang-up third. The winner was a forward factor throughout, and when called upon through the final sixteenth responded courageously and wore down Fornovo, which had assumed the lead when settled in the stretch. Austral was forced to circle the others an was going fast at the end. W. A. Porter, acting for J. K. L. Ross, at private terms today purchased from A. V. Thomas the Canadian-bred filly Chloris, by Bezant Flying Flora, by Mauvezin. Chloris will be retired to the stud at the close of the Canadian season and will in all likelihood be sent to the farm at Vercheres, Que. J. K. L. Ross Boniface will be retired from racing at the close of the Pimlico meeting to go in the stud. The condition book for the coming meeting at Hawtnorne Park, Chicago, arrived today. No purse less than ,000 is programmed. Eddie Reilly has taken over from Henry McDaniel the Canadian-bred Dorando to train for P. S. Ferguson. The latter is a prominent local business man and intends to branch out in racing on a large scale. Two carloads of horses, the property of different owners, left here today for. Havre de Graca, Md., to engage In racing at that point.

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