Long Shot after Long Shot: March Home Triumphantly in Majority of Bowie Races, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-13


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LONG SHOT AFTER LONG SWH * — March Home Trurophantiy in Majority of Bowie Races. i Bright Lights Defeats Jock Scot in Best Contest of Meeting — Two for Jockey Lang. ♦ i BOWIE, Md.. April 12. — Long-priced winners played havoc with calculations of the followers of form and there was li.tle rejoicing us Allah. Lady Zeus, Armistice and Bright Lights triumphantly marched down In front In th« first four races of the afternoon. The card which was offered for decision was Of the claiming variety and served to bring together fields of mediocre caliber. However, the three-quartets of a race, run as the fourth, provided the best contest of the meeting. .!. .1. McCauley furnished the winner in Bright Lights, which got up in the final lea to beat Jock Scot sad Hidden Jewel in a finish in which the residt was in doubt ur.tit tiie official placing was displayed. Hidden Jewel was made the medium of a concentrated play and his price receded rap-Idly under the influx. Jock Scot was established the favorite and was an odds-on choice when the field paraded to the post The race was an interesting spectacle and Hidden Jewel, displaying early speed, went to the front closely pressed by Trantula and Jock Scot, with Bright Lights 1 mining in fourth position under slight restraint. Rounding the turn Thomas, on Jock Scot, made his move on the outside, while Bright Lights was forced to work his way up through the field. Hidden Jewel tired badly and Wallace brought Bright Lights up with a burst of speed. Jock Scot was out in the middle of the track, having lost much ground at the top of the stretch, and in the final sixteenth n| going faster than the others and would have probably earned the verdict in a few mors strides. TRACK IH GOOD CONDITION. The track, which was drenched by a sudden storm yesterday, dried out in splendid condition under the influence of a warm sun and light wind, and by the time the bugle sounded for the opening dash the track was fast. Alia!, was the winner of the opening dash of the afternoon. Winneconne, a notorious : i i post actor, was installed the favorite, but had no excuses, being away forwardly and saving ground throughout, while Allah was outrun In the first part and was forced to work his way up through the field and lost much ground by going wide at the stretch turn. In the final eighth Winneconne quit badly under pressure and Allah drew away to an easy victory. Siesta was bumped at the s:art and Lang was forced to pull up. The Si. inker starter made up considerable ground and would have been a much more serious factor but for the mishap. Lady Zeus, ridden by Marts, and an outsider In the speculation, came from a long way back to account for the second race of the afternoon in a rousing finish from Forest Queen and Pretender. A field of eight faced the starter and The Nephew was made first Choice. From a good start he flattered extensively for the first part and assumed an easy lead, followed by Forest Queen and Perigourdlne. This order was maintained I rounding the stretch turn, where The Nephew quit under the whip. Forest Queen ; hen moved into the lead, but the advantage SS of short duration, as she was unable to oi. d the fast rush of the winner. Pre-tender, as usual, was slow to begin and lin-i fast on the outside. AJtMlSTICS ATSD BUSTLES DlEL The third race, at seven-eighths, witnessed ther - tback for the players when Arm- • • v.as home a winner ahead of Rustler i 1 -•. : field in a hard drive that lasted ; ;inal eighth. Murphy, who rode •■:. had him away well with the leaden and was content to follow the pace est-! i ■ Uncles Lassie and Malvolio until rounding the far turn, where Armistice drew clear and had enough left to hold Hustler safe. Rustler, a noted bad post actor, was away forwardly and a con-; ■ ider throuthout, finished gaining on the winner. M. . Felly transferred the J. W. Bean and B. Harding stables to Havre de Grace this morning. Alex II., a prospective Preak-i ess candidate, has been named for the inaugural. William Hall, who acted as price maker the first part of the recent Havana meeting, was a visitor today. Mr. Hall was forced to resign his duties last winter, due to illness, but has fully recovered. Hariy Rites transferred three of the J. E. Grifif .1 stable to Havre de Grace this morning ly van from rimiico. Theodore Coles will ship over four for the S. L. Jenkins string tomorrow in the same manner. Benjamin Beach has taken over the engagement book of Jockey F. Murphy for the remainder of the Maryland season and the Canadian circuit. Four claims were lodged for Miracle Man and he went to R. I. Miller on his bid of ,205. In the same race A. S. Day took Matches Mary from P. J. Iavin on his claim of ,610. Fred F. Livingston, secretary and treasurer of the Thorncliffe Park, was a visitor this afternoon and reported the completion of 100 new stalls at the plant. Dates of the fall meeting are announced as follows : September 7 to 14, inclusive.

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