Two-Year-Old Race: Furnishes Stirring Contest and Close Finish at Oriental Park.; Memphis Luckily Defeats Acosta--Cuban-Owned Cisqua Too Fast for Prudential., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-21


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TWOYEAROLD RACE Furnishes Stirring Contest and Close Finish at Oriental Park Memphis Luckily Defeats Acosta Cuban Owned Cisqua Too TooFast Fast for Prudential HAVANA Cuba February 20 The two yearold race furnished a stirring contest in which five of the seven starters passed the judges in a compact bunch The winner turned up in Auntie Millin which beat Claro de Luna a scant half length Claro de Luna was the quickest to get going and led to the stretch turn where Auntie Millin dashed to the front but had to be hard ridden to outlast Claro de Luna The latter came again and finished in close quarters next to the inside rail Strongman a firsttime starter was made favorite but began flatfooted and went wide to the stretch turn turnNan Nan had to be pounds the best to win the second When the start came she propped and was as good as left at the post Smith did not hurry her in the early stages and she gradually worked her way up on the inside in the stretch where the leaders quit She finished fast and just managed to get up in time to nose out Dinty Moore Who Can Tell showed speed to the top of the stretch where he followed Pittsburg but in the last eighth both quit quitThe The Cubanowned Cisqua with the Cuban jockey O Pernia in the saddle proved bestj of an ordinary band of threeyearolds that j went to the post in the third Cisqua car ¬ ried the favorite Prudential along at a fast I pace the first threeeighths The pair raced head and head until just before making the turn into the homestretch where Prudential quit Cisqua drew away into an easy lead 1 at the finish and won easily by a couple of lengths Prudential was three lengths in front of Jennie C CACOSTA ACOSTA I TEIIFERED WITH WITHMemphis Memphis made a runaway of the fourth and raced under restraint until the last eighlh where he began to tire in the last sixteenth Accsta which came from behind tried to siueeze through next to the inside rail but when Memphis bumped him Kaiser was forced to pull up and but for this Acosta would probably have won Spods also met with some interference while rounding the far turn out of the backstretch backstretchThe The last two races were over a big dis ¬ tance of ground being a mile and fifty yards yardsIn In the fifth Puzzle came from behind and closed with a great rush beating the tiring pacemaker Mrs Grundy by a length lengthTop Top Rung took down the purse in the sixth after a desperate stretch drive in which he came again after The Wag had passed him at the eighth post About 100 members of the St Louis Cham her of Commerce arrived at Havana Monday on a tour of the West Indies and were guests at an elaborate luncheon at the clubhouse this afternoon The party included some of the most prominent business men of St Louis LouisRobert Robert F Mattox president of the Atlanta National Bank and a director of the Seaboaid Ah Line who is paying a visit to Cuba was included in todays list of visitors visitorsE E J Berwin president of the Berwind White Coal Mining Company arrived on his annual visit visitAmong Among the clubhouse guests was Governor Bryant Brooks of Wyoming who is here with his wife for an extended visit CHANGES OWXEIIS AGAIX AGAIXJim Jim Evans who recently purchased from Kenneth Karrick trainer of the W R Coe stable the speedy threeyearold colt Wild Cat with which he won a race Sunday dis posed of this son of Polymelian and Cata ¬ comb to W Metzgar for a private considera ¬ tion tionNews News of the death of O Peroz following an operation at the Havana Hospital was re ¬ ported at the track It was a great shock to his many friends Mr Pcroz was the proprietor of the Oriental Cafe at the corner of Zulueta and Tenienterey streets which for many years has been a favorite resort of racing folks folksJockey Jockey T Nolan was forced to cancel his riding engagements today owing to a slight illness illnessSome Some of the best riders at the track who are under suspension for infractions of the racing rules will shortly resume riding Harry Stutts G Williams and F Mcrimec are included in the number and all will start to accept mounts tomorrow tomorrowTommy Tommy Burns will be back in the saddle on Thursday Williams who has been en ¬ joying an enforced vacation of twenty days the longest suspension given any rider this winter is the most capable jockey here His return to the saddle will strengthen the ranks of the local riders considerably considerablyW W L Young sold on private terms to J L Paul the threeyearold Sea Sick Oneonta filly Onca

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