Lighter a Genuine Stayer: Shows Great Speed and Stamina in Winning Tijuana Cup at Two Miles, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-10


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LIGHTER A GENUINE STAYER Shows Great Speed and Stamina in Winning Tijuana Cup at Two Miles. SA, DIEGO. Cal.. April 9.— The good son of Xegofol — Lighter is his name — Sunday afternoon at Tijuana ran true to his blood lines and won the longest race and incidentally the last major stake of the meeting. It was the Tijuana Cup, at two miles, and for the win-, ner there was a cash reward of .." 2. . Thci W in addition there was a silver remembrance, a massive mug of sterling, so heavy that the d minutive Tod Sloan, worlds famous rider of former years, had to extend himself as he lifted it from the pedestal to present it to A. G. Blakely. trainer of the successful thoroughbred. The blue, red polka dots and blue cap. the racing colors of William Daniel, wealthy hicago patron of racing, had been forecasted for victory. How much is best told by Lighters price. The public could see nothing but the Daniel hoise. and so strong was the support afforded him that Lighter ruled a 11 to 10 favorite in the machines. A good horse, intelligently trained and superbly ridden, best tells the story of victory. Jockey Merimee was in the saddle and rode Lighter in a manner which would have been a credit to a much older head. Sunny-land essayed to set the pace and the Bronx Stable hope showed the way for the first mile and a half. Then John Paul Jones wrested the lead from him. which he kep-. until turning for home. It was at this point that Lighter, being released from restraint, flashed to the front and from there on the horse was the master of ceremonies. The battle for the place honors was a stirring one. with Buckhorn II.. which in the early running had been a distant trailer, coming from far back to take a nose decision from Old Faithful. The pacemakers. John Pan. Jones and Sunnyland, finished outside th ■• picture, being fourth and fifth in the ord r named. Abadane. the pride of the mammoth C. B. Irwin racing establishment, showed a return to his best f« mi when he won the secondary feature, a Handicap of five and one-half f .•-longs which was the seventh race on the card. The Tijuana champion carried tt»e | burden of i.I pounds, but despite this heavy Impost he dearly outclassed his opponents and won in a canter from Wild Heather ai.d Dolores in the fast time of 1 .05%. A three-mile race, a claiming handicap for a purse of ,000. is to be the feature for next Sunday, the closing day. Manager .1. P. Atkin s locking forward to carding almost the same field of horses for the race that started yesterday in the Tijuana Cup. John Paul Jones and Lighter will be absentees, as they will be shipped East during the week. It was announced Sunday that J. Sadlo had been restored to good standing by Judges L. J. Bose and Pettingill. . — +

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