First Jumping Race: Le Marsouin Inaugurates the Eastern Steeplechasing, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-18


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FIRST JUMPING RACE ♦ Le Marsouin Inaugurates the Eastern Steeplechasing. » June Flower Wins for Xalapa Farm — Comixa Makes a Successful Debut. HAVRE DK GRACE, Md.. April 17.— Stee-BAsehuains; had its 1923 beginning at Ha ■ . de Grace this afternoon and, while it was a race that was framed for selling platers and the course was soft and decidedly tlif-fii ult, the race was a goi»d one and demonstrated that even the bad ones are well schooled and ready. The result wj ; another Garth triurph when I*» Marsouin won. He raoed in the name of A. . Bostwick, but it was Louis Garth that made bin. ready and he was only purchased by Mr. Bostwick shortly before the race. It was another cloudy day, with overcoats a necessary part of the wardrobe, but the track had dried out until it was in much better condition and the crowd was a surprisingly large one. The racing was full of thrills and the popularity of steeplechasing was indicated by the interest that was taken in that race. Ten went to the post and :in idea of the o mdition of the horses at this early date is seen in the fact that there was enly one mishap. That was when Rummel unseated Simms on the first turn of the course. Fortunately the rider escaped injury. KKPT 1NDER RESTRAINT. Tell Me and Cavendish made the early pace and when Campbell made it a bit hot with avendish Turner eased Tell Me back and Brian O. Lynne moved up into the first division. All this time Norman Kennedy was saving Le Marsouin well back and he was galloping easily over the turf. It was at the last jump in the back infield in the lirst turn of the field that Rummel made bis lad landing and unseated Simms. When Kennedy made his first move with Le Marsouin he quickly raced through the field and at the same time Rowan made his move with Overmatch, and for a time the two were closely lapped. Le Marsouin soon shook off Overmatch and after he had gone into a safe lead Kennedy had only to steady him for the rest of the i ace to bring him home an easy but tired winner from Distant Shore. Tell Me out-gamed Overmatch for third money. It was not much of a field to boast about, but each is a useful sort of a jumper when not placed too ambitiously and what was of the greatest interest was the fact that.i-n went to the post and nine of them finished, while the other did not fall, but unsseated his rider. After the race A. C. Bostwick added still another to his string when he took Charles K. Harrison, Jr.s Overmatch ior his entered selling price of ,500. FIRST FOR XALAPA FARM. The Xalapa Farm Stable won its first race of the year when June Flower beat a big band of maiden two-year-old at a half mile. Idle Thoughts raced to second place and I.amra was third. Fourth was the portion of Dazzler, a son of Whisk Broom II. and Masda. It was only his lack of experience in racing that prevented his cutting a more important ligure. June Flower left the post flying and. although closely attended by bile Thoughts and Bamra, two that also had the advantage of racing education, she ran straight and true and held them safe at all po i n t s. Dazzler was running all over the track when urged by McAtee in the stretch, but i his was a performance to suggest that it was only lack of education that prevented his lighting it out with the first three. June Flower is a filly of excellent speed and it was her alertness and education that stood her in such good stead. Edward B. Med. cans stable scored its first victory of the year when his home-bred filly Comixa was home first in the Yarrow Brae Purse, a three-quarters dash for thre -year- , olds. At the end the daughter of Colin was showing tiie way to Walter J. Salmons Mark Twain, while New Hampshire, from testable of J. K. 1.. Ross raced third. A good hand of sprinters made t the fit 11 that went to the post in the live and a half furlongs of the third race and EL I". Whitneys good Iltimus filly Second Thoughts won from Dexterous, witli May Blossom, saving third place from Prtace Regent. Beeottd Thoughts was alert at the post and left there running fast, while Dexterous w;us not so fortunate and. leaing from an j outside position, it made him come around in a fashion that was a decided handicap! and prebahtjr coat him the race. The Audley Farm Stable has a fine three-year-old in The Clown, a three-year-old son of Hessian and Wilful. He won the Edge-wood 1urse, at a mile and seventy yards, tuutinued on eighth puce. FIRST JUMPING RACE Eof Continued from first page. _ for three-year-olds, that was the fifth race, e , and made a show of his opponents. His recent races at Bowie had benefitted him greatly I- and put him into condition. His victory y this afternoon was impressive. Lunsford. 1, who had the mount, had supreme confidence in the colt and was willing to go wide on the le first turn rather than find possible trouble on ,n the inside. He took his time and without !t ever really asking the colt to run passed the le others with ridiculous ease and came away y in the stretch to win eased op. Lady Myra cut out most of the runnir.e, ij and on the backstretch Flying Devil made a a rush on lb • inside and for an instant threatened, .. bin all this time The Clown was cantering ,. alone ° ,ne outside of the pair. Ply-Ins y. Devil was first to crack. Iady Myra -a raced along gamely enough in the stretch, but m was no match for The Clown.

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