Long-Priced Winner: H. C. Basch Pays Big Odds in the Mutuels at Havana, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-25


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; ; LONG-PRICED WINNER H. C. Basch Pays Big Odds in the Mutuels at Havana. Jockey A. Pickens Rides Well in Scoring With Kendall and Miss Margaret. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 24. The outstanding incident of todays racing at Oriental Parle was the victory of H. C. Basch, paying 39.10 for in the mutuels, in the opening dash. His chances did not look very bright at the start, as he was away next to last and outrun for the first half. However, he worked his way up on the outside and, displaying unsuspected speed in the going, caught and passed the leader in the last eighth to win going away. The favorite in this race was April, but she found the difficult track too much for her and was unable to improve her position at any stage of the contest. Scamper, tho pacemaker for the greater part of the way, though tiring, easily held second place safe. Third money fell to Ponce, which outlasted Glabella, tho pair racing prominently throughout, but tiring at the end. Aside from the 100 to 1 shot winner, the riding of jockey Arthur Pickens was a noteworthy feature of the sport. This veteran is in rare form right now and no one here can outride him at the finish. It was because of his ability to sit down and ride hard at the vital moment that Kendall and Miss Margaret were successful today. Both got up to score in the last strides of their respective races after some sterling riding on the part of Pickens. He rode brilliantly to bring home Kendall first in the second race. He saved ground with his mount at the stretch turn and, overtaking the pacemaker in the last sixteenth, virtually lifted Kendall over the winning line a victor by a neck. Georgia May looked all over the winner entering the stretch after leading from the start and racing in tho best going. However, she tired when the pinch came and the combination, of Kendall and Pickens proved too much for the three-year-old. In the case of Miss Margaret Pickens adopted different tactics, but they also proved successful. He took her in the lead with the rise of the barrier and by careful nursing kept her in front to the end,, though she won tiring badly and had only a head margin over Moorfield, which, finishing with great speed, passed the tiring Tease and just failed to overhaul the eventual winner. There was another long-priced winner victorious when St. Just, closing a big gap, accounted for the fourth race, in which Riposta and Dewitt were expected to figure importantly. Riposta was used up setting the pace and had nothing in reserve when the real struggle began. The track is beginning to show signs of improving and should be fast for Saturdays and Sundays racing.

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