Oceanic Once Again: Demonstrates His Quality by Another Smashing Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-03


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OCEANIC ONCE AGAIN Demonstrates His Quality by Another Smashing Victory. Captures Pimlico Autumn Handicap and Establishes a New Track Record for Distance. PIMLICO, Md., November 2. Oceanic, the black son of The Finn Veuve Clicquot, that races for the Glen Riddle Farm, demonstrated conclusively this afternoon that he must be ranked with the best when he accounted for the Pimlico Autumn Handicap, the outstanding attraction of the afternoon, in a decisive manner from the Greentree Stables Nedna and F. B. Browns Hephaistos. Lucky Hour, the pride of the Lexington Stable, was fourth, while S. Louis Rebuke brought up the rear. Oceanic ran the mile and a quarter in front from the start, and incidentally established a new track record of 2 :04. The Pimlico Autumn Handicap, at a mile and a quarter, for three-year-olds, brought together the stars of the recent Washington Handicap at Laurel and it was freely predicted that Lucky Hour would reverse the running of that race. There was little change in the weights, which proved in favor of Lucky Hour. There was no delay at the start, the field leaving in perfect alignment. aVfarinelli, astride Oceanic, was away quickly, while ScHuttinger restrainTdEuclcy "Hour. Oceanic went to the front under stout restraint and he was followed by Lucky Hour. Nedna was racing in third position next to the inner rail, while Rebuke and Hephaistos brought up the rear. There was but few changes in the early running, but when rounding the bend Lucky Hour was sent after the leader. Marinelli anticipated the move and called upon Oceanic. The black colt responded courageously and drew away. Lucky Hour was making frantic attempts, but began to tire. Nedna found an opening next to the inner rail, while Hephaistos came to the outside. In a brief but quick battle for less than a sixteenth of a mile Oceanic proved that he was master and drew away to win by a safe margin. Nedna closed going fast, while Lucky Hour began to tire and gave way to the final challenge of Hephaistos for the smaller portion of the stake. Oceanic was greeted with an ovation that lasted for several minutes as he cantered back to the judges stand. The previous track record was held by On "Watch. The race netted the Glen Riddle coffers the sum of ,G50. The fractional time was as follows: 23, 48Vs, 1:13, 1:38, 1:51 and 2:04. A"OTIIUJt WESTERN SUCCESS. The Hotel Keran Purse, secondary feature of the afternoon, and for two-year-olds, at three-quarters, resulted" in another triumph for the "West when the Idle Hour Stock Farm Stables Blossom Time was home winner from the Rancocas Stables pair, Rigel and Whirlwind. The race brought out a good band of youngsters and the Rancocas pair absorbed the bulk of support, while Blossom Time was by no means neglected. There was quite a delay at the barrier before the field was dispatched, and Noel was the one to show the way in front. Sweetheart raced in closest pursuit, while Rialto and Whirlwind were slow to leave the barrier. Whirlwind found clear passage next to the inner rail and before an eighth had been run was within racing distance of the leaders. Blossom Time, under energetic riding by Marinelli, was on the outside of the leaders and going fast. "When straightened out in the stretch Noel tired and Sweetheart dropped back badly beaten. Rigel worked his way around the leaders, while Whirlwind lost considerable ground at the turn. Blossom Time had drawn away into a clear lead, although she was under pressure at the end to maintain her advantage. The curd which was down for decision this afternoon was a well-balanced one and was productive of spirited sport The weather which prevailed throughout the morning gave way to intermittent showers and while the field paraded for the second race the crowd was forced to seek the shelter of the stands. The rain, however, had no effect on the go- ing, which was lightning fast. OriEimAS COSTLY VICTORY. The first run-up made in some time came out of the fourth race, in which a large band of selling platers met at a mile and a sixteenth. The Triple Springs Farm provided the winner. in Oppcrman, which won in easy fashion from Copper Demon, while The Almoner was third. The winner was entered for ,500 and advanced to ,700 by S. Louis, at which figure he secured him.. Opperman was iated off the pace cut out by The Almoner and readily disposed of him when called upon and drew away decisively. The Hildreth starter tired badly and grave way to the rush of Copper Demon Continued on twelfth page. OCEANIC ONCE AGAIN Continued from first page. for second place. Opperman and Copper Demon were grouped in the field and netted a small return. AVilliam Wilsons Briganna was home a winner of the Mount AVashington Steeplechase in an easy manner from J. E. Wide-ners popular choice Crest Hill, with Le Marsouin third. The winner withstood determined opposition throughout, while Crest Hill, after apparently looking all over a winner, tired at the crucial moment. Athelstan, backed into prohibitive favoritism, failed again in the third race, at a mile, when he could not overhaul N. Los-calzos Lucky Antoine in the final eighth. Beginning on Saturday, November 4, and for the remainder of" the meeting the post time for the first race at Pimlico will be at 1:30 p. m. On Saturday, November 4, election day, Tuesday, November 7, and Saturday, November 11, the steeplechase will be run as the first race. J. H. Hadsell, general manager of Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sun Briar Court, in a telephonic conversation with trainer Eugene Wayland stated that the report as published that AV. Shields would succeed AVayland as trainer of the Kilmer stable was misunderstood. Shields will take a division of the stable to New Orleans, while AVayland will continue to train the main division in New York next year. William Wallace, trainer for F. J. Farrell, arrived from New York yesterday. A. P. Foleys platers Flags and Brown Bill have been shipped to a farm near St. Louis, Mo., where they will be turned out for the winter. Trainer J. Fitzsimmons stated that he would ship a division of the Quincy Stable to Bowie and that the remainder would go into winter quarters at Aqueduct. L. A. Cassidy, assistant to the general manager of the Maryland State Fair, was a visitor this afternoon en route to New York. Cassidy reports that the meeting just finished was the most successful in the history of the association. P. T. Chinn will sail for Europe on November C to look over the thoroughbred market, with several prospects in view. E. E. Watson has purchased from A. Rhor-bach the sprinter Ciarkson, which is destined for a winter campaign. A. Bostwick claimed Lucky Button from the Ascot Stable following the last race yesterday for ,520.

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