Sea Princes Triumph: Easily Captures Matanzas Handicap at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-04


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SEA PRINCES TRIUMPH Easily Captures Matanzas Handicap at Oriental Park. Tremendous Crowd Sees First Sundays Racing of Meeting Old Sinner Makes Good. HAVANA, Cuba, December 3. Sea Prince, the consistent son of Sea King, racing under the colors of the Orient Stable, added a ,000 race to his list of victories when he won the Matanzas Handicap, the feature attraction at Oriental Park, this afternoon. Sea Prince, ridden by Gantner, came from a long way back to win in easy fashion by two lengths from Cromwell. A tremendous gathering turned out for tho first Sundays racing of the meeting and tho battery of mutuel machines were kept busy attending to the wants of those inclined to speculate. Racing conditions were ideal and Havanas most exclusive social set were well represented in the large gathering at the clubhouse and in the boxes. The Matranzas Handicap was the fifth race on the program. It was a dash of a mile and a sixteenth and only four horses faced the starter with Cromwell a slight favorite over Sea Prince and The Pirate. The start was good with Salvo away quickest and setting the pace. Cromwell was in closest pursuit with The Pirate and Sea Prince racing in the order named. After the pacemaker retired Cromwell moved to the front, but readily gave way to Sea Prince after the latter had closed a big gap entering the stretch. Sea Prince once in front easily increased the margin that separated him from Cromwell and was two lengths to the good as they crossed the winning line. The Pirate, of which much was expected, lost whatever chance he may have had when he was knocked about in the early running. MARIONETTE REPEATS. Thomas Monahans beautiful filly Marionette came back this afternoon and repeated her triumph of the opening day. She was an odds-on favorite in the first race and never gave her admirers an anxious moment. The daughter of Olambala quickly dashed to the front with the rise of the banner and displayed "remarkable speed, soon having her opponents outdistanced. She won by a safo margin eased up. Noon Glide was second after a hard closing drive, outlasting French Canadian in the final strides. Another favorite was home first in tho second race when Cock o the Roost defeated Valentine dOr and Flycast by a small margin. Winds of Chance was the pacemaker and displayed good speed to the stretch, where he quit. Then it was that both Cock o the Roost and Valentine dOr locked horns for a battle royal. The latter, however, was forced wide when Winds of Chance left the picture and but for that might have won. The three-year-old was gaining fast in the last eighth, but could not quite overtake the eventual winner. Flycasts performance was of a sensational order, the Hoffler representative coming from last place to earn third place and only beaten for first honors by a length. A mishap attended the running of this race when Mrs. Grundy stumbled and fell soon after the start. Oid Sinner made amends for his disappointing showing of Friday by taking the raca after leading all the way. He was equal favorite with Koran and after the latter tired from setting the early pace, Old Sinner drew into a commanding lead and easily held sway to the end. Major Domo, carrying the colors of the veteran T. Cheek, was second and Golden Chance third. BIG SURPRISE A3TD UPSET. A surprise and decided upset came with the decision of tho fourth race when Cavalier, at the enticing odds of 5.80 for , was home ahead of Currency the even money favorite. Just as the backers of Currency were congratulating themselves on the wisdom of their selection Currency, which had been leading by a wide margin from tho start, suddenly tired when challenged and in a twinkling an apparent easy victory was turned into defeat Cavalier won by a length and a half, while Currency barely saved second place from the fast gaining Black Top. The gates at Oriental Park will be closed tomorrow following the custom of the Jockey Club of previous years, making Monday a day of rest for the horsemen and track employes. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, however, there will be racing every day. Thursday, December 7, being Maceo day, the Cuban national day of mourning,, there will be no races at Oriental Parle Entries for Friday will close Wednesday. The last shipment of horses from the North, is due to arrive at Havana Monday afternoon. The shipment is in charge of Sidney Bender and is coming from the Bowie track, ; where the meeting closed last Thursday. In- Contlnucd on twelfth page. SEA PRINCES TRIUMPH . Continued from first page. eluded in this shipment are twelve horses belonging to Frank Frisbie, eight the property of W. V. Casey and four of Archie Zimmer. There is a total of forty-five horses in the consignment. The well-bred Quaker, a son of Negofol Qu Elle est Belle II., by Rock Sand, bred by August Belmont, which never amounted to much, ran like the aristocrat he is when he won the mile and fifty yards of the sixth race. He took a long lead after rounding the far turn and, although appearing to tire, had a safe margin at the end. Coscorron was second and Duke Ruff third. The latter, after setting the early pace, tired and dropped back, but came again and finished gaining. W. V. Kerrissey, accompanied by P. J. Mc- Dermott, came in from Boston and John j Scully was an arrival from New York. Thomas "White, who is associated with ! McFarlan Brothers, protecting Oriental Park, arrived from New York this morning, j Mr. White will remain for the entire winter ! racing season. I Harry Dorr and Frank Ortell are among the missing this year. Both have been an-! nual visitors at the Cuban track. Oriental Park is in better condition right now than at any time since its construction.

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