Sensational Finish: Bon Homme Defeats John Paul Jones after Spirited Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-28


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SENSATIONAL FINISH Bon Homme Defeats John Paul Jones After Spirited Contest. Victory of King Solomons Seal Gives Max Hirsch a Double : Opperman a Failure. BOWIE, Md., November 27. One of the best finishes of the present meeting at Bowie came with the running of the Sunny South Purse this afternoon when the Xalapa Farm Bon Homme was victorious over W. Fen-wicks John Paul Jones, with P. S. P. Randolphs King Albert just a head away. It was the feature of an excellent Monday card and a race that gives Bon Homme an altogether new importance in the Thanksgiving Handicap, to be run the closing day of the meeting. There was a touch or winter in the air today and an occasional snow flurry brought thoughts of the balmy climes where the thoroughbreds will perform next month. During the day the weather moderated and bright sunshine made conditions delightful for tho sport. It was a good card that was offered and Max Hirsch continued his run of good fortune by taking two purses for James B. Smith with King Solomons Seal ana Glabella, a two-year-old that beat a big band of maidens. In the Sunny South Purse Bon Homme had to be pounds the best to be the winner and his race was a truly brilliant performance. He began slowly from an outside position and Schuttinger kept him out there all through the running. He had to be hard ridden the first part to take a position and then through the stretch stood a long drivo gamely to make the victory possible. Prudery was in a running mood and she was the one to set the pace. She was soon joined by the greatly-improved King Albert and the pair of them raced through the back-stretch well lapped. PRUDERY TIRES BADLY. It was not until the turn out of the back-stretch was reached that Bon Homme had circled around until he was close after the pacemakers and as he came alongside the pace quickened until finally Prudery had enough and she tired. But King Albert was not through by any means and as he hooked up with Bon Homme he carried the four-year-old wide again on the stretch run. Schuttinger was hard at work on Bon Homme, but he could not shake off King Albert and as they went wide John Paul Jones moved up on the inside and, for an instant, threatened to beat the pair of them. Right to the end this battle waged fiercely and Bon Homme only had a head to spare as they dashed across the winning line. John Paul Jones was just a like distance before King Albert. The fact that Bon Homme had been compelled to race so far made his race such a sparkling one and the victory at once makes him a truly formidable running mato with Lucky Hour for the mile and a quarter of the Thanksgiving Handicap Thursday. Glabella, a two-year-old daughter of King James and Colorvieto, that races for James B. Smith, was winner of the opening seven-eighths dash for two-year-old maidens of the selling plater variety.- So little Tvas known of the filly that she was grouped in the field and her victory was something of a surprise. Second place fell to J. S. Cos-dens Jigstep and third was the portion of William P. Rices Zeus Lassie. The real disappointment of the contest was West Pittston, from the stable of the Triple Springs Farm. This filly began so slowly in the big field as to have scant chance and then when she was making up ground gallantly in the stretch she was so sharply cut off as to lose her last chance for any part of the purse. OLD CUM SAH XARROWLY. Old Cum Sah was first home in the running of the second race. At the end the old fellow was doing his best to score frort. Ettahe, while third place fell to J. R. Skin kers Fusee. Max Hirsch made it a double for the J. B. Smith silks when he sent King Solomons Seal to the post for the seven-eighths of tha Aero Purse. At the end King Solomon! Seal was being eased up in front of August Belmonts Felside, while Lady Myra, from the stable of Samuel Louis, got the short end of the purse. Felside and Blue Hawk were the ones to show the way in the early stages, while King Solomons Seal went in the air slightly as tho barrier rose and he left so slowly that lie was lengths away from the leaders when he settled into his stride. Dan E. OSullivan was another that was slow leaving the post. Marinelli lost no time with King Solomons Seal and he sent him on the outside of his opponents until he had reached a contending position in the first quarter and he continued to circle around until he was in command long before the stretch was reached. Ho Continued on eighta page. SENSATIONAL FINISH Continued from first page. was four lengths to the good in the stretch and Marinelli had him under restraint to win by three lengths. Felside hung on with gameness after the strenuous early racing, gaining steadily and saved second place from Lady Myra, though she was doing her best to beat Sunday Best by half a length for that part of the purse. Opperman was the disappointment of the Capital City Purse, the mile and seventy yards, for three-year-olds, that was the fourth offering. He was beaten by Reparation, the three-year-old that was tried through the steeplechase field by Joseph E. Davis earlier in the fall. Third place went to Richard T. Wilsons Duncecap. Opperman went away from the post like a quarter horse and when the backstretch was reached he enjoyed a good lead and was going along under a steadying restraint. Reparation and All Fair chased after him and Overtake was not far away. As usual Duncecap had begun sluggishly and then on the turn into the backstretch Bell permitted himself to be shut off with her. Reparation shook off All Fair before the run through the backstretch was completed and he had set sail for Opperman. The Boden three-year-old tired suddenly and Reparation went into a commanding lead in the stretch. Opperman was coming again at the end, but Reparation had him safe. In the meantime Duncecap had circled around and she quickly disposed of the others. Attorney, racing in improved form, beat the platers that opposed him in the mile and a sixteenth of the sixth race. At the end he was doing his best to score from J. R. Skinkers Gallivant and E. J. Morrows Tribune was third. In this race Jacques was the one to steal away into a long early lead and through the backstretch he was well clear of his company. Gallivant, always a slow beginner, was jumping on the heels of horses all around the first turn and Bell finally took him to the outside to find racing room. There the Wilson cast-off gradually worked his way up and on the turn out of the straight was catching the leaders resolutely. But Attorney had no such gap to close and when Jacques quit he took up the running. Gallivant tired at the end and though he beat the others readily enough he could not catch Attorney. O. B. Aker has leased the running qualities of Copper Demon to W. I. Irvine for the running of the Tranksgiving Handicap. Trainer Kay Spence will transfer the Montfort Jones stable from here to Berry-ville, Va where they will go into winter quarters. Spence also reports that he had signed jockey H. Lunsford to do the heavy weight riding for the stable next year. Trainer George Odom will ship the R. L. Gerry and August Belmont stables to Belmont Park on Friday. The Belmont horses will be turned over to trainer Louis Feustel cn their arrival.

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