Ensor in Havana Limelight: Pilots Two Winners in Close and Thrilling Finishes, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-13


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ENSOR IN HAVANA LIMELIGHT Pilots Two Winners in Close and Thrilling Finishes. arge Crowd Sees Essie Overhaul Josephine D. in Final Strides Newsreel Accounts for Opener. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 12. Jockey Buddy Ensor was very much in the limelight at Oriental Park this afternoon. He displayed his old-time ability in close and thrilling finishes and emerged victor with two of his mounts. He followed up the first winner, Newsreel, by riding E. McCuans Essie to a nose finish in the fifth race, which was by far the best offering of the afternoon. Mrs. Emil Denemarks Josephine D. was the one to finish second, while R. Robertsons Morning Beams was third. Scratches reduced the field to seven starters, with Essie installed the choice. Racing was resumed this afternoon following the usual off-day, Monday, over a fast track and under ideal overhead conditions. Seven races were scheduled and an exceptionally large crowd was on hand to witness the different events. Racing was of a spirited nature and several surprise winners led home highly regarded choices. There was no delay at the post in the fifth race and when the start came McLaren allowed Josephine D. to outrun her opponents and drew away into a safe lead. Ensor got Essie away well and when he found himself badly outrun by the pacemaker rated his mount along in second place. Marys Toy and Princess Virginia were in the rear. Ensor waited patiently until the stretch turn for the pacemaker to tire, but she failed to slacken her speed and as she made the turn he called upon Essie and she responded nobly. In a hard drive through the final furlong the McCuan starter steadily wore down the pacemaker and disposed of her in the final strides. Morning Beams, which had raced well throughout, saved ground all the way and held on well to be third before the fast-finishing Marys Toy, which finished with a rush on the outside after a slow beginning. Maiden two-year-old fillies started in the first race of the day and Newsreel, racing for the Pinetree Farm and ridden by Buddy Ensor, was a driving winner over J. F. ONeils Spero, with Dr. I. Jacobs Cornelia Clara third. The winner was the one most in demand and she turned in a courageous effort. . Twelve started and there was slight delay at the post. When the barrier was released Cornelia Clara moved into command and raced along smartly, while Spero, coming over sharply from the outside, bumped Newsreel. The latter, when clear, responded to urging and forced her way between the leaders in the final furlong and at the finish had a neck margin over Spero. The latter, despite her greenness, showed a good effort, while Cornelia Clara tired suddenly at the finish. A driving and spectacular finish was wit nessed in the second race, which was for maiden three-year-olds and upwards, when R. T. Williamsons Flying Plum, ridden by Curran, finished with a rush to dispose of W. H. Welshs Swarm in the last seventy yards. W. M. Ingrams Meg Merrilies closed stoutly on the outside to be third. Chilonda cut out the running and showed the way to the stretch turn where she faltered and gave way to Chilly Gal. The latter then gave way to Swarm in the stretch run. Swarm drew away slightly while Curran called upon Flying Plum. The four-year-old maiden closed fast and was up in the final strides. Meg Merrilies, which in the early running was slow to settle in her stride, came with a rush at the end and was a driving third, while Keewatin finished fourth.

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