Old Favorite Wins Easily: Perhaps Scores in Canter by Wide Margin at Havana, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-03


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OLD FAVORITE WINS EASILY : t, Perhaps Scores in Canter by Wide Margin, at Havana. Toy- Along in Sensational Finish Hullo and lloreb Find No Serious Opposition. HAVANA, Cuba, Feb. 2. Saturdays program at Oriental Park, lacked any outstanding feature, but nevertheless attracted a goodly attendance. The track was far from its best, but showed signs of improving under, the warm rays of the sun and constant attention from the track force. An old favorite hero that has not fared so well this winter romped home an easy winner in the sixth race, when Perhaps won from True American by five lengths, the latter just outlasting Stacy Adams by a neck for second place. Blue Hill was the favorite one in the betting, but did nothing to warrant such consideration. Perhaps worked his way up on trie outside and. once in front, had no trouble in increasing his advantage to Avin in a cantef. The mile and seventy yards of the fifth race proved, easy for Horeb, which led all the way to score by a safe margin, with Jack Frost in second place and Dardanella third. It was only a cantor for Hullo to account for the third race, the Gardner mare winning eased up by eight lengths. The opening dash of the afternoon produced an exciting finish, resulting in victory for Toy Along in the last stride. This seven-year-old gelding was badly outrun during 1 the early stages of the contest and the way Bodanky was running away from his opponents there did not appear a chance to overtake him. However, the unexpected happened, as it does at times, and with victory in sight Bodanzky tired suddenly and so rapidly that his big early advantage went for naught. In a twinkling the situation changed. Cruces, El Coronel and Toy Along were fighting it out with the tiring pacemaker and the latter after closing a big gap, finished in the middle of the track and managed to get the judges eye first as they dashed across .tne winning line. Cruces was second and the pacemaker third. Dr. Shafer had the call in the second race from a betting standpoint, but quit after a brief display of speed in showing the way. The winner turned up in Weinland. which worked his way up on the outside and, swerving over to the inside in the stretch turn, assumed the lead and, finishing fast, drew clear at the end. Annette Teller and Smart Money earned the minor portions of the purse in the order named.

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