Ring Wins In Fast Time: Apricot and Plow Steel, Both at Odds-On, in Spectacular Stretch Duel., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-22


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RING WINS IN FAST TIME Apricot and Plow Steel Both at OddsOn in Spectacular Stretch Duel SAN DIEGO Cal April 21 The speedy mare Ring a daughter of Leonid Hands Around and thereby strictly Texasbred carried the red and white colors of her owner Cecil de Mille the well known Los Angeles moving picture producer to a hollow victory in the fifth and feature race of Wednesdays card Ring in winning ran one of the fastest fiveeighths of the meeting going the distance in the fast time of 100 That she could have shaded this time was evident by the manner in which she won After racing Herder into de ¬ feat the speedy mure drew far away entering the stretch and passing the sixteenth post jockey Ma ¬ jestic looked aiound and seeing the others far in the rear eased up the Texas marc with the result that she was only cantering at the finish finishThe The backers of favorites were in a quandary in the first race for twoyearolds trying to select the winner as both Apricot and Plow Steel had al ¬ most an equal amount of admirers These two were backed to the exclusion of all others with the result that they paraded to the post both oddson choices oyer their competitors The race went to Apricot a slight favorite over Plow Steel in one of the hardest drives een at Tijuana in mnny days Both youngsters entered the stretch head and head and simultaneously Denny on Apricot and Martinez on Plow Steel went to the whip and the duel of both riders and thoroughbreds commenced Apricot proved the gamer and took a threequarter length victory over Plow Steel which was all out to beat Little Florence an outsider by a neck for the place placeThe The presence of the novice jockey Murray in the saddle astride of Last Chance made many overlook him despite the fact that his previous race was a good one Big Smoke was backed into favoritism but the best he could do was to finish in second place the race going to Last Chance at better than 0 to 1 with Barber third thirdFrank Frank Shannon made every post a winning one in the mile and an eighth race winning by two lengths from Cobrlta and Pierrot Desnitn the fact that Woodio Montgomery looked like a winner on form in the sixth the talent sup ¬ ported Neppcrhan and tbe Walker mller paraded to the post a well backed favorite while Woodie Montgomery paid as good as 4 to 1 After taking a big lead in the first quarter Woodie Montgomery spreadeagled his opponents winning from Trophy with Nepperhan taking third money moneyApple Apple Jack showed the most seed in the con ¬ cluding dash and at one time was many lengths in front However he tired badly in the last six ¬ teenth and it took the most careful nursing of jockey Majestic to land him a winner by a neck Ostentatious which finished second was crowding him fast and another stride might have seen him in front Merry Lass was third thirdIt It was announced today that the contract of jockey Parke was purchased by George Wingfield millionaire Nevada breeder breederRacing Racing secretary Leon Wing has arranged two novel features for next Sundays racing card In addition to the fiveeighths best two out of three heat race he has programmed a two mile and a quarter event Inasmuch as Uierc has not been a heat race in California during the last fifteen years and a two mile and a quarter race since the good old days when the thoroughbreds flourished at Emeryville Cal these two features are attracting much attention here

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