Afternoon of Surprises: Winners at Oriental Park Come from Unexpected Sources, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-17


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AFTERNOON OF SURPRISES Winners at Oriental Park Come From Unexpected Sources. Marionelto Continues on Her Brilliant and Successful Way Miss Caltha. at Long Odds. HAVANA, Cuba, December 16. Upsets were in order at Oriental Park this afternoon. The winners paid their backers handsome returns. The fields were particularly well matched and it is usually from these kind that surprises spring. Most of the finishes were close enough to be interesting, the second being particularly so when Spods got up in the final stride to beat the tiring pacemaker, Foul Weather. The Prospect Handicap, a dash of three-quarters, for two-year-olds, was provided as the attraction. This proved an easy victory for T. Monahans Marionette. The latter showed keen speed and spreadeagled her opponents in the early stages, winning under restraint by a length and a half from Romping Mary. The latter appeared unable to get going in the first half and was a follower to the stretch turn, where she began closing fast and finished gaining, passing all but the winner in the last sixteenth. Carrie Moore upset calculations when she jumped out and won the opener, in which The Boy was the odds-on favorite. The latter led to the stretch turn, where ho ran out. Carrie Moore saved ground at this point and, taking the lead, retained it to the end. Quecreek was second, coming from a long way back to beat The Boy by a neck for second money. Foul Weather started out like a winner in the second, raced into a long lead at the start, having two lengths the advantage at the eighth post, but tired badly in the last sixteenth. Spcds got up in the final strides to beat him out by a head. Mary Reigel was another disappointment and was heavily backed in the third race, but could do no better than finish second to India. The latter sprinted into a five-lengths lead in the first eighth, but in the run through the homestretch was driving hard to stall off Mai-y Reigel. Miss Caltha made all her own pace in the fourth and had a margin of a half length from Gratian at the finish. Ambrose could have made it farther had he wished. Miss Caltha was the longest priced winner this afternoon, paying 9.70 in the mutuels. J. B. Rogers three-year-old filly Augusta, which has been on the ailing list for over a week, is improving and will be ready to resume activities in the course of a couple of weeks. Condition books for the next six days rac-Contlnued on eighth page. AFTERNOON OF SURPRISES Continued from first page. ing have been distributed among the horsemen. Putting Green, East View and Pandine aro the latest additions to starter Miltons schooling list. S. Kirke, the Canadian boy now riding here, is the only veteran of the world war in the jockey room. At the age of fifteen ha enlisted in a Canadian regiment and served in France for three years. He was wounded and gassed a number of times, but is now fully recovered from his disabilities. Uncle Sonny, the three-year-old colt by Uncle Ballymena made his Cuban debut in the first race, but did not run as well as expected. He is in the stable of John Lowe. Trainer W. B. Finnegan has been notified by his employer, W. F. Knebelkamp, that he will pay his annual visit to Cuba during the early part of January and make an extended stay here. Bobbed Hair developed soreness in her morning gallop and had to be withdrawn from the third race today, i -

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