Derby Eligibles at Work: Lady Navarre and Lotus Eater Show Satisfactory Trials, Daily Racing Form, 1906-03-07


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DERBY ELIGIBLES AT WORK. LADY NAVARRE AND LOTUS EATER SHOW SATISFACTORY TRIALS. . Disobedient Should Beat Guiding Star When Another Time Out Owners Have an Inning in City Park Betting Ring. New Orleans, La., March 0. Considerable light was thrown on the chances of the Crescent City Derby candidates by todays developments at the old track. Lady Navarre started things going with a lather sensational workout In the morning. Carrying her weight and with jockey Perrine in the saddle, she worked out the mile and a furlong in 1 :rti. and did it handily. She ran the first five furlongs in l:01jj, the six furlongs in 1:1-1 and the mile in 1:423, keening an even pace throughout. Ijotus Eater worked the same distance in 1:59J, the lirst mile in 1:1-1, but he Is said to be a poor work horse and the trial was considered a good one by those who know the colt best. Disobedient made his first appearance of the season in a race, running second to Guiding Star in the fourth at six furlongs, lie was ridden by a light boy and had some bad racing luck. On top of that, he was evidently short, and considering these things, his race must be taken as a good one. Guiding Star is one of the best he will have to meet in the Derby and to many it looked as though, should the pair meet again, Disobedient ought to reverse the decision. Dr. J. Grant Lymans string got in from Los Angeles today and is quartered at the old track. Alex and Willie Shields have decided to dispose of all the horses they have here except Lieber. Alex Shields thinks a lot of this colt and will keep him to race in New York. Sam Hildreth is dickering for Ben Hodder and St. Valentine. John B. Dillon, secretary of the Latonia Jockey Club wound up his pilgrimage in search of stake entries tonight and left for home. He said he had secured a satisfactory list. James Robertson today sold Colonel White to J. O. Ferriss, Jr. .As. Mr. Ferriss Js racing at City Park, Colonel White will probably be transferred there. He Is a useful horse and In fine condition Just now. Jockey J. Winkfield today rode Benora just to oblige "Soup" Ierkius, who owns the horse. Wink-field will leave Saturday night for Russia, where he Is under contract to ride next year. Today was owners day at City Park. It was one of these infrequent occasions when both the bookmakers and public have to doff their hats to those who have the pleasure of settling the feed bills and jockeys fees on a race track. A majority of the winners came from the ranks of those usually classed as "good things." In the first race 11. L. Rogers Star Shoot colt. Little Boot, backed from 30 to 3 to 1, romped home an easy winner: Slss Lee, backed by her stable from 7 to 4 to 1, did likewise in the second race; Sailor Boy, backed from 15 to 8 to 1. beat Tarn and Garnish out in the third race, and T. P. Hayes and his friends won handsomely over the victory of Trcnola, which was backed from 4 to 1 to 1." to 5, and probably carried more money than any of the seven winners. The publics share of the spoils came with the victories of Bon Mot and Meadowbreeze. C. E. Mahone shipped the string he has been racing at City Park to Hot Springs. With them went the horses belonging to T. M. Sexton. At the conclusion of the Oaklawn meeting he will ship these horses to Aqueduct. The performance of J. U. Strodes St. Tammany in the sixth race was a disgraceful exhibition. St. Tammanys previous race was a winning one. Today he was unable to raise, a common gallop and trailed along in the rear of the others for the entire trip. He was last by from six to eight lengths at all stages of the race. When going to the post he acted as though he had been given something to stiffen him. The betting on the race indicated that something was amiss with St. Tammany, as his price went soaring from even money at the opening, to 2 to 1, at which figure lie went to the post. The officials ordered that the horses entry be refused for the remainder of the meeting.

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