Double Victory for H. Bowen: Surplice and Tippler Win for New York Turfman at Havana, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-03


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DOUBLE VICTOR Y FOR H. BOWEN Surplice and Tippler Win for New York Turfman at Havana. Great Days Sport at Oriental Park -Over Considerably Improved Track. HAVANA. Cuba, January 2. Ilarvey Bowen, the Gravesend horseman whose horses are trained by ex-jockey John Clerico, accounted for the Vuelto Ahajn Handicai. the feature race at Oriental Park today, when Tippler leat the odds-on favorite Tetley In the five-eighths of a mile dash, to which a purse of 00 was added. Tippler, ridden by T. Nolan, made all the pace and won easily by five lengths. His" victory made it a double for the Rowen-Clerico, combination, as Surplice, a daughter of Fair Play Surcingle, won the opening race for them. Surplice had no easy time of it. She set the early pace. and after being passed got through on the inside and courageously outstayed the favorite Sunduria in the final strides. Frank Weir provided the winner of the third race in Helen Atkin, the Jack Atkin filly beating Presumntiou by a half length, with Bunice in third place. Old Chilton King gave .the talent a surprise when he led. throughout in the mile dash, run as the fifth nice, to win in a close finish with Trout Fly. The latter and Tarleton I. were most fancied by the spectators, but could never overtake the eventual winner, although Trout Fly was gaining with every stride at the end.- Ancther close finish came -with, thedecision of the final race of the day, Driffield being a short head . , rehcllM. The speedy .Gordon Russell beat some fast sprinters in the third race. He set a fast pace from, the start, and after rating Malvolio into defeat drew away and at the finish led Cleek by a length. The track Is in good condition and the footing tomorrow should be fast. Joe Vila, flie. sporting editor of the New York Sim, and James Hefferfng of Toronto were among ttiw Jute arrivals. Roth gentlemen were accompanied by their families. J. J. Tlmmerman disposed of the three-year-old Colt filly Helene II. at private sale to 31. Lowen-steln.

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