My Purchase Winner: Put to Drive to Outfinish Jambalaya at Tropical Park, Daily Racing Form, 1932-03-12


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MY PURCHASE WINNER Put to Drive to Outfinish Jambalaya at Tropical Park. Prince Fox Third in Del Prado Claiming Purse Black Watch Scores Easily in Second. MIAMI, Fla., March 11. My Purchase, which races for Mrs. M.. Colford, was winner of the feature offering of the Gable Association at Tropical Park this afternoon, when, in a driving finish, she scored over E. J. Hollands Jambalaya and W. C. Weants Prince Fox in the five and a half furlongs of the Del Prado Claiming Purse. Back of the three that swept over the line, well lapped, came Mrs. R. Pollards Shiva, J. O. Keenes Don Romiro, Oil Queen and Anthony Wayne, in the order named. Five of the seven races were at sprinting distances, but some excellent sport resulted and again there was a large crowd out, though clouds hung over the course all afternoon with the threat of rain. In the Del Prado Don Romiro was particularly unfortunate when he did not break with his company and he was virtually beaten at the start. Jambalaya broke in front, but Mills, in his effort to make up ground lost leaving the stalls, rushed Don. Romiro through the field until he was soon up in the contention and for an instant he was showing his head in front. Anthony Wayne was right with him at the first furlong pole and they had both outfooted Jambalaya, while My Purchase, racing on the outside, was right in the thick of the battle so that four of them were closely bunched and Don Romiro was in the middle and in close quarters. Anthony Wayne soon drew out to a lead of a length and Don Romiro was under a drive to hold his position. The demands on his speed to make up the ground lost at the break was already taking a toll and he was dropping back slightly under the drive. My Purchase was racing steadily and, rounding in the stretch, he had run down Anthony Wayne to take his turn at showing the way. FORCED TO THE LIMIT. Swinging into the stretch well clear of the field, the winner was forced to his best crossing the line to offset the determined rush of both Jambalaya and Prince Fox, the two that closed mightily in the final sixteenth. My Purchase was winner by only half a length and Jambalaya had only nosed out Prince Fox for second place. They were five lengths before Shiva, which also out-finished the tired Don Romiro. Golden Princess, the home-bred daughter of Prince of Umbria and Etoile dOr, carried the silks of Walter M. Jeffords to victory in the opening half-mile dash, for maiden two-year-old fillies. H. A. Coulsons Toy Town raced to second place, with John T. Irelands Laura Clay saving third from Social Bee. There was some delay at the post, during which Danger Zone unseated Hanford and that added to the delay. The start was a good one and Laura Clay quickly found her way into command, with Golden Princess racing second and Toy Town not far away. Jesting had left the post slowly, after being largely responsible for the delay, and she was never able to reach a contending position. When the stretch was reached Laura Clay began to tire rather badly and there it was that Golden Princess raced by her readily and in the stretch Long was looking back to have the daughter of Prince of Umbria home an easy winner by a length and a half. Toy Town also caught the tired Laura" Clay, though it was only in the last stride she dropped her nose down to earn the place decision. DECIDED IMPROVEMENT. Mrs. W. E. Martins Black Watch showed altogether new form when he took the lead in the second race to win all the way without at any time being threatened. John Marschs Diodoro was the one to finish second and Mrs. M. Colfords Dunnellen was third over Nardo. The surprise of the race was the disgraceful performance of Rudolph Spreckels Tuskegee, which had no speed at any stage of the running, and Long showed scant energy in his ride. Black Watch, breaking well, was taken out clear of the Continued nn twentusacniul uxaal . MY PURCHASE WINNER Continued from first page. others right from the start and he really was never fully extended, to be home the winner by five lengths. Dunnellen raced after the winner in the early stages, but soon gave way to Diodoro and Robertson rode vigorously in a vain effort to catch the winner. This took his mount out three lengths before Dunnellen at the finish. Miss L. Halls Orkin, one of the most frequently raced platers in Florida, was winner of the third race, largely by reason of a skillful ride by Hank Mills. Mrs. M. H. Segals Stretcher raced to second place and C. W. Greenes Big Bo saved third from Mrs. M. Koerners Jillion. The field was a bad one, but, as the race was run, Stretcher was probably best, but Diliddo, who had the mount, was of little help and he lost ground with the old son of Sir Martin, permitting Mills to come through with the winner. Then at the end Mills ride was another deciding factor in having Orkin the winner by half a length. Fauquiers Pride and Tiger Prince were the two that cut out the early racing, but Stretcher went to them easily in the run down the back stretch, while Mills was rating Orkin back of the pace to move up gradually and make his run where it would count for the most. Big Bo followed Orkin as he moved up, while Jillion was racing along on the inside and well within striking distance when the stretch was reached. Orkin was out to the last ounce to win and Stretcher was slightly more than a length before Big Bo to beat Jillion a like distance. Mose Lowenstein furnished the winner of the fifth race, when Enro galloped home to an easy victory over S. Godfreys Observation. There were ten starters and Celtio Prince was the one selected by the "wise" to carry their commissions. Celtic Prince had an outside position and when the break came left very slowly to a rather ragged start. Bi Bi, first away, was joined by Miss Ida and Jimmy L. as they swung into the back stretch. The last two named drew away and, racing head and head, made the pace until just before swinging for home, where Robertson brought Enro up with a rush. In the stretch run Enro shook off Miss Ida, and at the finish he was a length and a half in front of Observation. The latter, an extreme outsider, showed a smart performance. He closed a big gap after working his passage up on the outside and, at the end, was closing stoutly. Celtic Prince tired badly and finished fifth.

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