Poor Racing at Jamaica: Big Crowd Turns Out to See in Ferior Horses in Action, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-10


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POOR RACING AT JAMAICA Big Crowd Turns Out to See Inferior Horses in Action. 1 Dnncccap Takes the Main Feature of the Hay Marie Maxim Wins from End to End Merimces Fortieth Winner. NEW YORK, N. T., October 9. The nearest approach to a feature race at Jamaica today was the Caledonia Handicap, a mile and a sixteenth dash that fell to Richard T. Wilsons homebred filly Duncecap, well-ridden by E. Bell. She was only opposed by Recount and Costigan, and at the end was going away from them with speed to spare. It was a selling handicap and before post time Nose Dive, Wynnewood and Vendor, a stablemate to Duncecap, were all withdrawn. While the skies were overcast and there were threats of rain during the afternoon, there was a big crowd out for Monday. The track was good after its drenching of Sunday, but along the inner rail it was deep and horses that chose such a path were at a distinct disadvantage. No time was lost at the post in the Caledonia, the three leaving on the same stride, but when Recount moved in and Costigan moved out slightly Duncecap was caught between the pair and badly pinched back. Bell lost some ground with her before he had her straight, but on the first turn he wisely took to the outside and did not rush the daughter of Olambala in any foolish effort to make up the lost ground. Merimee was showing the way with Costigan and had the three-year-old under restraint. Recount was also under a pull in second place, but Bell was permitting Duncecap to gallop along in her own fashion, and it was not until well around the turn out of the backstretch that he made any move with her. There he shook her up and, taking a course on the outside of the other two, gained the firm footing. At the head of the stretch she had made up ground and was gaining on Costigan with every stride. Costigan was forced to take to the soft footing, as also was Recount, and the filly had a distinct advantage. Merimee went to the whip on Costigan in a frantic effort to hold the lead, but Duncecap was just beginning to race, and she was passed into the lead in a half dozen strides. Bell, riding a remarkably cool finish, hold his advanatge with her to the. end, where she was a length to the good. Right at the end Costigan tired badly and Recount outfinished him to land in second place. MARIE MAXIM ALL TIIE WAT. Merimee rode his fortieth winner when he got home first with S. Taylors Marie Maxim in the third race, a dash of three-quarters. It was the last time he will receive the five pounds apprentice allowance in the East. Marie Maxim never left the result in doubt. Merimee took her to the front in the first eighth and she never surrendered the lead. Daydue raced after her, but she was under slight restraint to hold her lead and had speed left to see her safely home when the short stretch was reached. The others always were outrun. Sea Mint began slowly and racing on the outside could never improve his position. The Peruvian was also slow at the start and McCoy was utterly unable to give him any help. Mrs. T. O. Webbers Wynnewood made the pace throughout the mile and seventy yards of the fifth race to win from Episode by a couple of lengths, but Thomas, to make the victory certain, drove him out through the stretch. Third fell to Overtake. Ralco ran along with Wynnewood through the early running and Thomas was driving Wynnewood all around the first turn. Ralco hung to him to the half mile ground, but Continued on sixteenth page. POOR RACING AT JAMAICA Continued from first page. there Wynnewood drew away and Thomas took hold of him slightly. Episode was in third place and galloping fast, while Overtake, Bit o Black and Feodor followed as named. The Miss Marie Mahler horses were moved to tho Yonkers track of the Empire City Association Monday by trainer Baird. This string is now composed of Carmencita, Canyon and the English two-year-old Spade Johnson has added High Speeff to the sale of horses in training that the Thoroughbred Sales Company will conduct in the Jamaica paddock before the races Thursday. This is a maiden with six seconds to his credit. When Merimee rode Marie Maxim to victory in the third race it lost him the mount on A. S. Woodcliffes Episode in the fifth race. The gelding was to have been ridden by Merimee, but Marie Maxim wound him up as an apprentice and Woodcliffe substituted Shillick. It develops now that in his last race when Wild Heather ran such a bad race, he was severely injured by being kicked while at the post. A big blood clot was found as a result of the injury and it required an operation by Doctor McCulley to give relief. After Avalanche had won the first race he was claimed from Bud Fisher by P. S. P. Randolph for ,915. .

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