Opperman and Lang: Form Winning Combination in the Century Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-20


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OPPERMAN AND LANG Form Winning Combination in the Century Handicap. Prove Best in Bowies Principal Offering Secondary Feature to Joy Smoke. BOWIE, Md., Nov. 19. The Century Handicap which featured the program at Bowie this afternoon, at one and one-sixteenth miles, resulted in Opperman, ridden by L. Lang and racing for the Triple Springs Farm, leading his opponents home after a hard drive. Wampee raced to second place while Prince Hamlet was third. Spot Cash and Bonnie Omar completed the field. The race carried a value of ,000, and engaged the best field of the afternoon. There was no time lost at the barrier and the field left in good order. Bonnie Omar was rushed to the front and he quickly opened up a long lead. Opperman followed him, while Spot Cash, Wampee and Prince Hamlet were closely bunched through tho rear stretch. Wampee dropped out of contention while the other running positions witnessed but little change. Rounding the far turn Lang called upon Opperman and the gelding quickly cut down the advantage of Bonnie Omar. In the meantime, the others had closed in and turning for home it was a compact bunch; Wampee slipped through on the inner rail while Prince Hamlet came to the outside. Opperman was racing along stoutly and when put to a drivo to stall off the determined bid of Wampee at the eighth post, responded with good courage. Prince Hamlet was going strongly on the outside while Spot Cash was under pressure, but failed to improve his position. Opperman, through the final sixteenth, drew away again and AVampee tired after making his bid, although at the end he held Prince Hamlet safe. Bonnie Omar, after showing the way through the early stages, tired badly and finished a poor last GOOD AFTERNOON OF SPORT. The card which was offered this afternoon was a good one and despite the many surprises in the running, furnished interesting sport. The majority of the winners found but few supporters and large dividends rewarded the fortunate ones who backed them. Edward F. Whitneys Joy Smoke, ridden by Maiben, was an easy winner of the Capital City Purse at a mile and seventy yard3. j Ballot Brush finished second, while Initiate : was third. Ballot Brush was the one to cut I out the pace, and he attempted to make a . runaway of the dash. Joy Smoke and Ini-1 tiate were rated along under steady restraint At the far turn there was a general closing up and Maiben easily sent Joy Smoke into the lead. Initiate began her move under McAtees guidance at the same time, but she tired when put to the real test and gavo I way. Through the stretch Joy Smoke easily . increased his lead and was under restraint at the end. The victory completed a double for jockey Maiben. I Maiden two-year-olds, thirteen in number, answered the call in the opening race and j Slate, racing for Samuel Ross, graduated from the non-winners rank when he led them home by a half length with Taudlane in sec-ond place and Eyelash third. The winner, . ridden by B. Breuning, was a forward factor all the way, and when called upon in the stretch, disposed of the leaders to win going I away. Taudlane was the one to show the most early speed and after racing Major Finley into defeat, looked all over a win- ner, but through the final eighth faltered badly and gave way to the closing rush of ! the eventual winner. Eyelash, after racing prominently from the start, was a good third. HARD FOUGHT RACE. G. W. Foremans Eager, ridden by W. Harvey, was winner of the second race, which was contested by a band of platers of tha better class at six and a half furlongs. Maclean and Amor Patriae finished second and third, respectively. The winner followed tha pacemaker for the first part, but was taken wide entering the stretch and closing with a rush disposed of the leaders and at the end was showing the way by a length. Maclean, Amor Patraie and Hyperion crossed the finish line noses apart and the result was undecided until the official placing was displayed. Senalado, ridden by J. Maiben, was winner of the Boulevard Purse, which was for two-year-olds and brought together a well balanced field. In a driving finish the son of Spanish Prince II. Days Over,, led Robert Odoms Sumpter and J. F. Richardsons Bruns to the finish while Dangerous was fourth. I There was no time lost at the barrier and the field left in good alignment. Finland wa.i the one to show the way the first part whilo Senalado and Senor went along after him. Dangerous was slow to find his stride and was outrun. Rounding the far turn Maiben elected to conje through on the -inside and j Continued on twelfth page. ; OPPERMAN AND LANG Continued from first page. this move aided considerably in his success, for he quickly drew into the lead when the others went wide. Through the stretch Senalado began to tire but Maiben kept him under extreme pressure and at the finish he had a narrow margin over Sumpter. The latter showed a good performance all tho way and was going stronger than the winner at the finish. Brunh came with a rush when settled in the stretcii and held Dangerous safe to the end. The latter closed some ground through the final quarter. E. W. Prices Leisch, ridden by Marinelli, was an easy winner of the sixth race for platers at a mile and one-sixteenth. Faenza raced to second place, while Suburban was third. Leisch ran forwardly from the start and went into an easy lead when ready and won with speed in reserve at the end. Faenza had a wider margin over Suburban for second place.

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