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CONRAN TURNS THE TRICK. KERCHEVAL, UNDER LIGHT IMPOST. WINS THE BURNS HANDICAP. Knowinq Ones Take Thousands of Dollars from the Books — Glory of the Race Belonqs to Loqistilla. Oakland. Cal.. TlB— I J 2C .— A throng that Uxed the rapacity of the l:i kland plant, saw W. V. Coaraas Kerf he fa] win the Burns Handicap tliis 1 1 lernooii. The victory was not a popular one. barring a knowing few, r l . » - spectators, «w silent. Kin heval waa a genuine "dark" horse. Though In- iiiiim luvi- from Los Aiiyl* strongly heralded, lir was practically unknown to the pnblic. He took the Fourteenth mnntag of Californias classic from twelve others, Inclndtng some of the beat of the handicap division in present training, i y two length* open daylight — in 2:ON£. a fast mile and a anarter considering the condition of the track. Kerchoval is weB l»rci!. being by The Ooaasaoaer or Titbouus, oni of Tom Boy, ami he is ■ four year old of sturdy conformation: After seeing him run people generally considered him to have been i it «-li -forked Into the handicap. The history of the Barns Handicap for the past Ire years reveals i series of blunders by the haadl-rapner. Not ■ solitary winner in thai period baa been handicapped on his host form. The weights for this years Bums were »■■«■■— d shortly after Kcrcheval made ■ poor showing .it l/os Angeles, January 1". and the baadicapper was fooled into allotting ■ racer i«hi pounds on his worst form. Many thousunda of dollars won- taken out of the local r ng, To Logtsttlla, the top-weight, belonged the real glory. Under Inadeouate handling Hlldretha mare i.in ■ marvellous race ami finished ■ fast going see and. Ncalon. v. Miller up, and the heavily backed favorite, held s goad posltioa all the way. hut was i.ot sjultc equal to the big weigh! he was called on to give to the others. The Darnell home was beaten, but not disgraced. • inly two favorites were successful. College Widow in the firs! ami Voladay in the last, both hehl at practically prohibitive odds. Miller won two men out of si attempts. It i- rumored that big wfamig* were made over Gmtaeutter in the fifth. this erratic- performer certainly displayed marvellously unproved forum. The weatiiei was good ami the racing was high class.