Good Sport at Havana: Captain Adams Scores in Thrilling Finish at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-20


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GOOD SPORT AT HAVANA Captain Adams Scores in Thrilling Finish at Oriental Park. Win. Obit Also in Narrowly Achieved Victory Improved Conditions Reflected in Increased Attendance. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 19. A sensational finish marked the decision of the fourth and principal race of Saturdays program at Oriental Park. This was a dash of one mile and a sixteenth and the four-year-old Captain Adams furnished a big surprise by outlasting Tamper to win by a nose, with tho outstanding favorite, Eye Bright, bringing up in third place. With the rise of the barrier Zapatos dashed away into the lead and set the pace. It was brief, however, and then Tamper took up the task of showing the way. In the meantime Captain Adams was overcoming a slow beginning and, moving up rapidly after rounding the far turn, was soon in contention with the leaders. In tho last eighth Captain Adams wrested tho lead from Tamper and gamely resisted the best efforts of the latter to regain it, the pair crossing the winning line almost on even terms, the judges alone being able to separate them. They awarded the race to Captain Adams by a nose. Improved weather and track conditions were reflected in an increased attendance and some interesting racing. In the inaugural dash of the afternoon the supporters of Wm. Oldt got a thrill that was accentuated by their favorite scoring in tho last stride. Wm. Oldt began well by taking the lead soon after the start, relinquished it to Ukase rounding the last turn, but hung on courageously. Just when the backers of Wm. Oldt were about to give up hope the son of Dick Finnell brought them to their feet in a joyous outburst as he managed to squeeze through on the inside and after a terrific duel with Ukase outlasted him to win by a head. The remainder of the field was five lengths back of the leaders and another pretty battle marked the struggle for third place. Fox Glove, San Diego and Alnairante linishing in the order named separated by inches. The second race furnished an interesting contest. Mad Nell led all the way, with Ber-rctta a dangerous factor throughout. There was little to choose between them as they entered the stretch, where they were joined by Haran, and the trio settled down to a battle royal. The finish found them separated by short margins, Mad Nell holding on to her advantage, with Berretta outlasting Haran. Finality seemingly is out of a running mood. At least he showed nothing in the third race to warrant the support accorded him. He was the outstanding choice here, but failed to raise a respectable gallop at any stage of the contest. The winner turned up in Midday, which beat Copyright by a length, with Chincoteague another length farther back. The latter was the early pacemaker, hut tired and readily gave way when Midday and Copyright challenged, the pair fighting it out to the end, with tho above-mentioned result. William Irvine has disposed of the three-year-old Pawnbroker to G. E. Calvert The others in the Irvine string will be returned to the States next month. :

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