Derby Eligible Wins: Setting Sun Defeats Spot Cash and the Clown Easily, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-21


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DERBY ELIGIBLE WINS ♦ Setting Sun Defeats Spot Cash and The Clown Easily. . — — « Camouflage Keeps Up His Good V/ork — Parthema Wins Like a Good Filly. 4 HAVRE DE GRACE, Md.. April 20— Setting Sim, son of Olambala and Sunburst, came back with a good race today and won the Classic- Handicap, at a mile and seventy yards. It was the feature of an interesting card that was remarkable for hair-raising finish ml Setting Sun proved his worth when he won the Inaugural Handicap at Bowie. He followed that up with another victory ov. r the course of the Southern Maryland Association, but in the Pi ince George Handicap on the last day of the meeting he was well beaten. Today he was back to his best form when he ran the mile and seventy yards of the race in 1 :43% and won from H. P. Whitney"s Spot .ash and the Audley Farm Stables The Clown. It was a day of summery warmth and the track was at its best. The crowd was a surprisingly large on* and there were an urj-usual number of New Yorkers on hand to view the races. In the Classic Handicap there was little time lost at the barrier and the five went away in good alignment, but Setting Sun. from his inside position, was slightly pinched off early and while going around the first turn he and Tin- Clown brought op the rear, while Spot Cash and Doughoregan were cut in front. abi:i. BIRRS WILL Through the c:irly running the pace was slow, but Abel made no attempt to better his position with Setting Sun. although he had outfooted The .Mown, and it was not h ng before Ciarre dropped out of conten-i ! tion. Douhoregan was the next to cry enough and as he found Spot Cash quickening !us pace he went into the discard. Abel rode a wonderfully confident race on Setting Sun and, making his move on the last turn, he came past Spot Cash in the stretch to win casing up. The Clown closed some ground when it. was too late, and Spot Cash saved second place handily. The other two were beaten off and are evidently of little account. A first-time starter in Parthema. a daughter of Rapid Water — Filigree, owned and trained by .1. H. Stotler. upset the calculations of the public; when she easily accounted for the initial dash of the afternoon. The field was Blade up of thirteen maiden two-year-olds and the majority of speculatively inclined centered their attention on J. S. Cos-dens Humble, a daughter of Maintenant — Sack* lot li. by Stalwart, which was making her turf debut. The success of the Garth trained bosses inspired the heavy support for this miss more than anything else. It was not because Humbie did not race well that she failed to win. she simply met a faster horse, at least today. Iarthema was away like a flash, set her opponents a dizzy pace and won cantering by five lengths. Humble raced in nearest pursuit, but when Hammer realized that he could not overtake the flying leader he eased her up at the end. .Julia IL finished third after closing a big gap. NIP AND TUCK FINISH. Another surprise came in the following race when Picnic scored in a sensational finish m which the first four horses crossed the winning line BO closely grouped that the judges alone could separate them. Forest CJueeii was the favorite in this race and looked all over the winner after taking a clear lead entering the stretch. She tiled in the last sixteenth and Picnic, finishing gamely under hard riding, managed to get the verdict by a head. Fusee was third and Joseph Brant fourth separated by Inches from the 1 ending Pair. There was much excitement and great enthusiasm displayed over the exciting finish. Again in tin- third race a sparkling finish thrilled the spectators when Sweet and Pretty earned a nose dscbnou over Am: ML at tin end of a mil- and seventy yards of a well contested battle between a band of nine maiden thlW -ye i r olds and over. Anne M. was the p.icein.iker end she showed the way throughout, only to lose the verdict in the last stride, as mentioned above. The veteran Camouflage continued on his winning way by scoring his fifth straight victory of spring racing in taking the fourth race by a neck. H ■ narrowly escaped defeat, tiring badly in the last eighth after assuming a big lead in the stretch. By .liminy was second, just failing to get up after closing a hig gap, while Baby Mine was a close third, performing well throughout.

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