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1 I t I I a a ■ I 1 f v ■ ■ 1 ! KERCHEVAL DOES IT AGAIN. GIVES DUSTY MILLER AND NEALON A DECISIVE BEATING AT A MILE. Raconteur a Good Two-Year-Old — Millers Biq Following Losing Confidence-Fight in the Betting Ring. Oakland. CaL. January 10. — Kercheval. the Burns Handicap winner came right back and won todays fiat ure race, the handicap at one mjle. from Dusty Miller, Nealon and three others, in convincing fashion. Kerchevala decisive defeat of Nealon at difference of only six pounds as compared with nineteen pounds at their previous meeting, created general surprise and confined the opinion that the handtcapper had bungled his work for Saturdays big race. Oullett was originally posted as the rider of W. V. Osaraaa big four-year-old, but L. Williams was substituted at the last moment by the stewards aad a brilliant victory resulted. It is rumored that "Basts" Durnell had his biggest wager of the season, on Nealon. Walter Miller rode an overconfident; looking race on the Sain four-year-old and close observers ascribe his defeat to this. It was the opinion that the best two -year-old thus far developed on the local track except, Firestone, won the introductory race today. This was J. O. Keencs gigantic Toddington — Suspicion gelding Raconteur. The youngster looks like a four year-old and gave evidence of superior class. Miller rode live losers in succession and then wound up with an easy victory on Grace O. This Jockeys big following are on the verge of bank-tuptcy and for the first time this season he was freely criticized for inferior work In the saddle. James F. Nealon, a prominent horseman and former politician and James Hartman. a bookmaker, eagaged in a game of tiisteuffs this afternoon. The affair eame off in the btttiif rin between lite fourth aad fifth races. No damage resulted, but it is rumored that Hartman. who is said to have been tiie aggressor, will be ruled off.