No Outstanding Feature: Nevertheless Mondays Racing at Havre Proves Interesting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-26


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NO OUTSTANDING FEATURE Nevertheless Mondays Racing at Havre Proves Interesting. Servitor Triumphs Over Ten Buttons in Great Finish Sea Scot Defeats Le Marsouin In Steeplechase. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., September 25. "While there was no outstanding feature at Havre de Grace this afternoon and the card was given over to claiming races, spirited sport on the whole resulted. The best offer-ins of the afternoon in a racing way "was the fifth, which was at a mile and seventy yards under claiming conditions, and brought out a field of ten. The winner turned up in C. P. Winfreys Servitor, ridden by E. Smallwood, in a drive from J. W. Healys Ten Buttons, while W. L. S. Martins Bell-solar was third. The winner was ridden in good style and was restrained off the early pace which was established by Cromwell. Rounding the far turn there was a general closing up and Cromwell dropped back into the ruck when Servitor assumed the lead. Ten Buttons moved up in a menacing style, while Bellsolar was racing fast on the outside of the field. When well settled in the stretch Smallwood called upon Servitor and the latter responded in a handsome manner and at the end had a short margin over Ten Buttons, which in turn was whipped out to stall offthc rush of Bellsolar. The winner was grouped in the field with Plucky. The latter supplied several thrills to the race when she left the post bucking like a broncho and was taken up and not persevered with, although galloped cut the distance. Racing conditions this afternoon were all that could be desired, and a crowd of good proportions journeyed to the course. The track asain presented a problem, especially through the stretch, due to the cuppy footing, which favored horses that ran their best races in the muddy going. Favorites and outsiders divided the card and driving finishes were in the ascendency. LITTLE HOPE GRADUATES. W. L. S. Martins Little Hope raced right back to her gocd race of the day she graduated from the maiden ranks in the opening dash this afternoon. Victory came after sustaining a hard drive, but she was drawing clear at the finish, with Panasain second and Noon Glide third. It was a Martin victory throughout, for Little Hope was ridden by W. Martin. A. C. Bostwick continued his success this afternoon when his Sea Scot, ridden by a. Sims, was returned the winner of the steeplechase handicap from Le Marsouin, while Anne Excellence was third. It was a field of five that contested the race and Sea Scot absorbed considerable support in the calculations of the public. Racontuese, one that raced with success around the local smaller tracks, went to the front at the start, Avhile Sea Scot Avas racing in second position, a long way in front of Le Marsouin, while Flying Scout was bringing up the rear. The latter broke down in the race going to the eleventh fence. Sea Scot took his jumps in a swerving manner, but ran fast on the flat. Le Marsouin, under desperate urging, drew alongside the Bostwick starter at the final obstacle, but Sea Scot had something left and when called on drew away under pressure. Le Marsouin was a good second from Anne Excellence, which easily disposed of Raconteuse. Starter George Miller and James TP. OHara were visitors this afternoon. Miller leaves for Chicago tomorrow, where he Avill officiate at the barrier at Hawthorne. PRIZE FOR WIXXIXG JOCKEY. George Schilling and Gene Xormile were visitors this afternoon in the interests of the winter meeting at Tijuana. In addition to the first money of the 530,000 Coffroth Handicap a present of ,000 will be given to the winning jockey. Little Hope was claimed from L. S. Martin following the running of the opening dash by C. Buxton for ,000.25, the twenty-five cents being six cents in excess of the claiming price. The Bowie system of pari-mutuel betting as installed by Fred Wright, builder of many tracks throughout this country and Canada, has been adopted by the Maryland Racing Commission. The Bowie system is one machine instead of different machines for each seller. A movement is under way to have the system adopted by the Canadian Racing Associations. The Xalapa Farms Bon Homme will be shipped here during the week to fulfil his engagement in the feature on Saturday. W. C. "Westmoreland will ship the horses he has here to Maple Heights Park, Cleveland, Ohio, for racing at that point. Jockey R. Flynn escaped with a bad shak- ing up when he fell from Keltoi in the running of the sixth race this afternoon. The horse swerved under the whip and Flynn was unseated. The following claims were lodged this afternoon: R. E. Potts claimed Camouflage from O. B. Akers for ,910 and O. B. Akers 1 retaliated in taking War Mash from W. A. i Buck for ,410. A. J. Welles arrived from Cleveland this morning and will remain for the remainder of the meeting. Sam Louis claimed Bromelia from J. R. Skinker "following the last race Saturday for ,005. Jockey J. Williams arrived from Toronto and will ride as a free lance at this meeting.

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