Kinglike Again in Front: Son of Hippodrome Scores His Fourth Straight at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-02


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] , 1 1 ■ 1 i 1 1 , , 1 i , j I j , j 1 i . | j l ] a i i I i I 1 ] | | , KINGLIKE AGAIN IN FRONT ♦ _ : Son of Hippodrome Scores His Fourth Straight at Tijuana. | • Divland Earns Another Bracket — j Plunge on Bittern — Derby Next Sunday. ♦ TIJUANA, Mexico, February 2S.— The name King- like is no misnomer for the five-year-old son of Hippodrome, which carries the colors of II. E. Caldwell. It seems to be an extremely fitting cognomen, for the performances of this thoroughbred lit the border course have been nothing less than regal. Kinglike won again yesterday. Furthermore, he won as his rider pleased and it was the fourth straight victory for him in a short period. His fourth set of brackets was earned before a big crowd. The pleasing weather, an attractive program of eight races and ladies day all contributed to swell the attendance above the normal for Tuesday. It was in the fifth race at five and a half furlongs that Kinglike. which was entered in his first race here for 00 and which now carries the attractive figure of ,K0, made a show of his opponents. Jockey. Slaughter had the mount and he was made the odds-on favorite. When the barrier went up Kinglike, contrary to his manner of performing heretofore, seemed shy of speed and jockey Slaughter used the whip to get him to the front. Soon he was making the pace and was running freely. Hhe continued to improve his lead over Ring, which was his closest rival, and, , when the finish was reached. Kinglike was three lengths in front and his rider was easing him up. Ring had no competition for second place, while Tabloid captured third place by a head from Huron II., which was in trouble at the half and had a rough journey thereafter. Two other favorites were among the eight win- ners of the afternoon and the talent settled on ! these to the exclusion of most of the other horses. Another odds-on choice to win was Divland in the ! second race at thre-quarters mile. This Deufsch- , land gelding ran right back to his last race and « was victorious hy a length from Sadie I. i The Cncle filly Bittern, from the A. J. Merle sta- l ble. was made the medium of a plunge in the first race. The filly was fit and ready and the 94 pounds on her back seemed to suit her to a nicety. The speculators were quick to realize the possibilities of her winning and Bittern was made the favorite. Word that Bittern was ready to turn in a victory had been heralded to many points and, as a consequence, much money came hack to the track, lackey D. Hnrn had little work to do with the filly. She quickly made her way to the front as the barrier was lifted, made every post winning one and at the end was three lengths j ahead of Castle Crown, which beat Mrs. Jiggs a half length for second place. | The odds-on choice Bourbon Green was bowled | over in Hi? seventh race at one and an eighth f miles. The pace was made by Yermak. and as the small field turned for home it appeared that Yermak had the race won. Fannie Nail was the one , to furnish the upset. She caught Yermak and Bourbon Green tiring in the stretch and jockey Caron rode Kannie Nail to a length victory over . Bourbon Green. Yermak held on to third place. Owners are now turning attention to the Tijuana Derby, to be contested Sunday. There will he a Derby trial today at one and n sixteenth miles and it is likely that the Lovell entry of Capt. Clover and Little Florence anil Wedding Prince, from the J stable of Jeff Hoard, will be the choices. All j candidates for the Derby are reported to be training satisfactorily. Jockey . Sluder probably will not ride for a few j days. It was reported that he is confined to his bed with a bad cold.

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