Ordinary Jamaica Card: Weather Disagreeably Cold and Attendance below Average, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-12


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ORDINARY JAMAICA CARD ~+ Weather Disagreeably Cold and Attendance Below Average. * Monday Morning Takes Main Race — Sandes Claim of Fonl Rejected and Result Allowed to Stand. ♦ NEW YORK, N. Y.. May 11.— It was rather an ordinary card that was offered at Jamaica this afternoon and the weather was once more so disagreeably cold that the attendance was below the average. The nearest approach to a feature was the Arizona, a selling handicap of five and a half furlongs, and it fell to Charles A. Stonehams Monday Morning, but he was not confirmed as the winner until the stewards had entertained a caim of foul that was lodged by Sande, who rode Bud Fishers Muskallonge, the one to finish second. The stewards could see no good reason for a disqualification and the order of the finish was not disturbed. There was a short delay at the post, for which Ernest Heiders improved filly Sequel was to blame. In playing about she fell with M. Fator, but fortunately she did not attempt to run off and apparently the fall did no harm. The start was a good one and Muskallonge and Sequel headed the others away, but it was not for long, as Rice rushed Monday Morning up on the outside and was with him. Sequel held the rail position and she was crowded and shuffled back at the turn out of the backstretch, while Dream of the Valley was also an unfortunate. STEALS LONG LEAD. Monday Morning stole away into a good lead before the stretch was reached and was still clear when he made the turn for home. Muskallonge was in second place and both of them went wide, while Sequel and LEf-fare made a short turn into the straight Not until inside the final eighth did Sande have Muskallonge alongside Monday Morning and the fight was on to the finish. Monday Morning was plainly tiring, but Rice kept him going enough to haw him winner, while LEffare beat Sequel for third place. After the finish Sande charged that Rice had interfered with his mount in the stretch run, but after an investigation the stewards could find no reason for a disqualification. This appeared to be a wise ruling, for when Monday Morning was out at the head of the stretch he was clear of Muskallonge and there was no evidence of fouling when the Fisher horse came alongside the winner in the last eighth. Sweepy. racing for D. Douglas, was winner of the mile and sevinty yards of the fifth, but at the end he was d .ie.g his best to beat the Marrone Stables Whisk, while Irish Pat closed a considerable gap to be third. It is possible the order of the finish would have been reversed had it not been that Eddie Kummer was ciiight napping on Whisk when the barrier rose. Sande rushed Billy McLaughlin away and Kummer. from his inside position with Whisk, found himself well pocketed on the inside. Whisk was held in this pocket all through the backstretch and it was not until Billy McLaughlin went wHt and quit at the head of the stretch that he had a fair chance. There he moved up. but he could not get to Sweepy. though he was closing resolutely. King of the Spa was one that also took part in the pocketing of Whisk in the early part, but he and Billy McLaughlin both quit badly at the end. DOUBLE FOR JAKE BTEB. Jake Byer won his second race of the day when Dunsandel. a horse that was not brought to the post all last year, beat a fairly good band of selling sprinters at three-quarters. Carmen Pantages raced to second place by a rush through the stretch and Sunny Girl beat Finality for third money. Sande got Dunsandel away first and in the first eighth Finality raced to him and for a few strides threatened to go on by. but Dunsandel held him and raced alongside until Finality tired. As he dropped back Dunsandel drew away into a safe lead. In the last eighth Carmen Pantages came with a great rush on the outside to take second place. At the same time Sunny Girl found her way through on the inside to beat Finality for the short end of the purse. After the races today E. Sande, B. Mari-nelli, C. Fairbrother, C. Robinson and J. Merimee all left for Baltimore to ride In the Preakness Stakes tomorrow.

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