Here and There on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-18


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Here and There on the Turf Bowies Enhanced Attractions Star Racers in Its Big- Races Today. Racing Crowd Fickle. Bowies Transportation. And now comes the proof of a new handicap estimate of the good horses still in training. There may be more of them at this time of the year than ever before; also there has been gome revision of the -weights by Joseph McLennan, who has attempted to bring them together for the opening feature of the Bowie meeting today. Exterminator was placed at the top with 130 pounds as the weight he would have to shoulder had he started and, though he was so thoroughly beaten in the Pimlico Cup, it would seem that the son of McGee and Fair Empress still belongs at the top. Prince James was second on the list with 122 as his impost, but he had been retired for the season, so that the handicap drops down to Captain Alcock and the three-year-old Lucky Hour, both to shoulder 118 pounds and both named to go. Captain Alcock was the winner of both the Bowie Handicap and the Pimlico Cup for the Quincy Stable and is the only horse to be vested with the distinction of winning both of these 0,000 races. In the Cup Captain Alcock had a twenty pounds advantage over " Exterminator when he took up only 106 to the 126 that was carried by the latter. Lucky Hour is rated the best of the three-year-olds engaged at 118 pounds. At this notch he concedes a pound to Rockminister, the Mont-fort Jones colt that once before took his measure and the colt that gave Whiskaway his only beating of the year in the Huron Handicap at Saratoga. The mile and a sixteenth will probably suit Lucky Hour better than a longer route and he appears to be in fairly when he concedes a pound to Rockminister. On Watch, the best son of Colin, is another in at 117 pounds and on some of his races it would seem he was treated leniently, but probably is not altogether at his best. Surf Rider, a stablemate to Rockminister, has 114 pounds as his burden and he may prove a real help to the stable if both are started. Surf Rider is good now and capable of cutting out a killing pace for Rockminister, or to win, for that matter. Walter J. Salmons good filly Careful has 111 as her burden and is always dangerous under such weight. Bunga Buck, always much at home over the Bowie track, is at the same notch, with 111 pounds. Some of the other lightweights of speed and stamina are Hephaistos, 10S ; Missionary, 106, and Fair Phantom, 103. Many of these eligibles have been training exceedingly well for the race and a big field is certain from the twenty-one named to start. Fickle indeed is the admiration of a racing crowd. Jockey Jelley became an idol in a day and displaced Stirling by his successes at Marlboro. Then, though he rode two winners Thursday, in Refrain and Utah, his performances on Horcb and Bar Coy knocked him back into the discard and for the moment Woodstock was the lad that had the following. He brought Plantaredc and Futen home winners and in all of his races has shown a bit of skilL In fact, the Woodstock riding so pleased Sam Louis that he has obtained a call on the youngster for the Bowie meeting. Few of the regular "big time" jockeys have been seen in action at Marlboro and Woodstock will find it a bit different when he moves to the mile track, but with his limitations he should make good. Several of the jockeys that have been riding at Marlboro have been wildcatting about fair meetings and it was found necessary to issue a number of temporary licenses. One of them was granted the black boy Walcott. When he appeared at the post the first time George Miller, who is doing the starting, did not know him and asked: "Boy, have you a license?" "Yes," Mr. Miller, I has a license," said Walcott. mat kind of a license?" asked Miller. "I has a portable license," proudly replied the lad. With the Bowie meeting at hand there is a filling up of the Baltimore hotels with those who returned to New York after the close of the Pimlico meeting. The great number of good horses that are to take part in this last meeting of the Maryland field has made it a tremendously popular one and the track will have a more representative patronage of turfmen, just as it will have a more representative list of horses than ever before. It is unfortunate that the only way to reach the course is by the electric line of the Washington-Baltimore and Annapolis, but with a full realization of what to expect, efforts are going forward for the comfortable handling of the crowd.

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