Favorites to the Fore: Public Choices Continue in Victorious Way at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-10


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FAVORITES TO THE FORE . Public Choices Continue in Victorious Way at Tijuana. Four of Them Score Friday ard Another, Haiti, Loses by Inches Because of Toor Riding. o SAN DIEGO, Cal., December 9. If there is anyone who doubts whether the thoroughbreds are running to form at Tijuana these days a glance at the form chart for the last three days discloses that a total of fourteen out of twenty-one favorites, a remarkable average, have raced home in front of their opponents. This has happened despite the fact that the track has been a deceptive one, being deep with mud. However, it has made but little difference to the public choices and they have won with clocklike regularity. And so it was Friday, when four of seven favorites enriched their backers, much to the distress of the "poor bookmakers," who are dealing their odds here in competition to the mutuels. Honestly speaking the score should have been five instead of four. Jockey Trombley was primarily responsible for the defeat of Halu in the fifth and feature race, at a mile and seventy yards. Halu was only beaten a matter of inches and had Trombley rode him intelligently he would have been returned the winner beyond the shadow of a doubt However, Buckhorn n., from the Irwin barn, took Halu into camp by a nose. This is how it happened. The start was a good one and going to the first turn the favorite showed the way, but for some unknown reason Trombley elected to take the overland route thereby losing much ground. With the Irby horse rank with speed, he still maintained the lead and again while rounding the far turn the rider took him out in the middle of the track. Entering the stretch Buckhorn IL, which had followed him closely, saved ground by hugging the rail and when jockey Long called on him he answered courageously. Trombleys finish on Halu was a weak one, with the result that Buckhorn IL showed his muzzle in front as the two splashed under the wire. Croupier, which raced as if he disliked the track, was best of the others. KENWARD AT LONG ODDS. An upset came in the sixth race when the old campaigner Kenward, racing in the colors of H. C. Caldwell and Company, staggered home a winner, paying 23 to 1. Hazel Dale was installed a top-heavy favorite, but after flattering her admirers to the stretch she curled up like an ostrich feather and finished a beaten off fifth. She seriously hampered the best efforts of Tennilee by bumping him just when he was moving to the front. As a result he was knocked off his stride and Kenward, on the outside free from interference, took the race from the fast closing North Tower. The latter showed a promising effort and will bear watching in the future. Tennilee, despite his rough race, was easily third best. The talent did not seem to "cotton" to Royal Maid in the second event, at three-quarters, despite the fact that she ran a good race Thursday. Brian Kent, Poor Puss Continued on second page. FAVORITES TO THE FORE Continued from first page. and Pinaquana were the choices, but the trio were forced to take the mud from the flying heels of this " black daughter of Transvaal. Jockey C. Bnel was in the saddle and he made no mistakes by rushing his mount into a safe lead and keeping her there. As Royal Maid finished a winner two and a half lengths to the good, her closest rival was Pinaquana, with Clock Stocking next in order. Brian Kent, the favorite, floundered about in the going as if unable to negotiate and finished outside the money. Jockey W. Pool, who underwent an operation for appendicitis, is on the road to a rapid recovery, so say the physicians in charge, who report that the lad can be removed to his home on Monday. With an abundance of first-class horses stabled at Tijuana it is regrettable that programs up to date have not been of a high-class standard. However, this is due to the track being in such a trying condition, owners seemingly wishing to wait for a fast course before sending their better-class horses to the post. Clear Lake, a well played second choice in the fourth race, pulled up so lame that it jwill be weeks before she will be seen under colors again. Entries for the stakes to be run at Tijuana continue to arrive daily, with the 0,000 Coffroth Handicap attracting the bulk of the entries. Manager J. P. Atkin has announced that the closing date of the Tijuana stakes has been postponed to December 16. This has been done to give the New Orleans horsemen a chance to make belated entries. F. J. Kelley, the Chicago sportsman, whose string of thoroughbreds are now quartered at Tanforan, has made application for stall room at Tijuana and will ship to the South , next week. J. W. Marchbank, who made ex-! tensive purchases at the Fasig-Tipton sales at Saratoga last summer and who is also located at Tanforan, is another that will ship from the North in the near future. The majority of his runners are yearlings, which will compete in the two-year-old events to be run here after the first of the year.

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