Surprise and Upset: Mark Decision of Juvenile Race at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-30


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SURPRISE AND UPSET Mark Decision of Juvenile Race at Oriental Park. 4 E. F. Whitneys Crack Pair, Gymkhana and Parmachenee Belle Beaten by an Outsider. HAVANA, Cuba. Jan.. 29. The juvenile race, that was the opening attraction at Oriental Park this afternoon, furnished a decided surprise and upset in the victory of the neglected Wanderlust" and the defeat of the overwhelming favorites, Gymkhana and Parmachenee Belle, from the stable of E. K. Whitney. Gymkhana and stablemate were at odds-on in the betting and this pair, which has shown good form in all their starts, was expected to encounter no serious trouble from thosa opposed to them. Even when tho unconsidered Wanderlust, a daughter of Theo. Cook Gloire de Verdun, dashed away in the lead the admirers of the Whitney color bearers saw no occasion for alarm. There was some concern expressed when Gymkhana was seen to race wide while the Powers filly held to her advantage, close to the inner rail. It was not until well within the stretch that Majestic succeeded in getting Gymkhana fully in her stride, but once straightened out it did not take her long to gain on the leader. Straight and true she ran with great speed and gradually drew, alongside of Wanderlust. The latter, tiring in the last sixteenth, gamely hung on to the lead and, though Gymkhana was going faster and stronger, the distance was too short to wrest the lead from her. Wanderlust earning a well deserved victory. Parmachenee Belle raced close up all the way, but could not get within striking distance of the leading pair, as they fought it out all through the last eighth. THE ALLY MAKES GOOD. The Ally has not started in a race since 1922, but there were reports concerning tho good form he has been displaying in his morning preparation, so it occasioned no surprise to see him go to the post favorite in the second. He justified the confidence placed in him by winning in good style. He was saved until well inside the final eighth, while Acouchla II. was showing the way. When called on The Ally quickly answered and, with a terrific rush, passed the pacemaker to draw clear and win going away. The mile and a sixteenth of the fourth raco resulted in a sparkling finish with American Soldier the winner in a sensational closing rush that brought victory in the last stride. When the barrier was released American Soldier was away absolutely last and his chances seemed forlorn. Regal Lodge showed the most early speed and showed the way to the far turn, where Cabin Creek, the odds-, on favorite, assumed command and looked all over the winner. While all this was transpiring American Soldier was gradually making up ground and when the last eighth was reached challenged so vigorously that Cabin Creek was eliminated, leaving only Little Ed between him and victory. On they fought and in the last stride, as mentioned above, American Soldier was rewarded for his gameness by earning the decision by a neck. VULCANITE I3f CANTER. Vulcanite in a canter. That tells the story of tho third race. He was an odds-on choice and won like a favorite is supposed to win. He permitted The Girl to set the pace for tho first half on sufferance, then moved into the lead and at the end was cantering five lengths in front of Smart Money, which came from last place to get second money, while Gupton was third. A well-contested struggle marked the mile and seventy yards of the fifth race, in which the first choice, Randel, beat Hercules by a length. North Wales was the early paec-maker. He was done for at tho mile post when Randel moved to the front and, though hard pressed by Hercules all through tho last eighth, finally drew clear at the end after a meritorious performance.

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