Oraculum First in Again: Increased Attendance despite Muddy Track At Washington, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-23


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OIIACULM FIRST IN AGAIN f INCREASED ATTENDANCE DESPITE MUDDY TRACK AT WASHINGTON. s 1 1 DArkle, at Long Odds, Springs a Surprise Trash a Smart Filly in Mud i Incognito Wins. J i Washington, I. C, Xovember 22. One of the largest crowds of the mooting attended the races today, notwithstanding the continued had weather, which was cloudy and showery all afternoon. 1 They were soon put in good humor when Oraculuni i won the first race at an astonishingly good price, ; as it was figured that the Odoni horse had nothing to heat. The hotting race-goers seem to he getting on to angles of the racing here in muddy going i and two favorites and three heavily backed second choices were returned winners. Oraculuni won the first race eased up after being reserved behind Right and True to the stretch, i where .McDaniol brought him up into a safe lead which he maintained to the end. night and True l led in the early running and was easily second best. Ola neiis was the only other starter to receive any support in the speculation, but ran poorly and was handily beaten for third place by Workman. Trash came bnek from her winning race Wednesday with seventeen pounds off. The discerning public took its cue from that and had the advantage of the receding price, while the form players were installing Rappahannock as the 2 to 1 favorite. Trash. i:casiy left at the start, went around her opponents and, co ining fast in- the stretch, finally secured the load and increased her advantage as the race prr -grossed, winning in a cantor. Fancy Bird, in a resolute finish, outstayed the fast tiring favorite for second place. King Thistle showed marked improvement over his last race and finished a fast going fourth. Ostrich, which had raced two days in succession, declined to make it three by being withdrawn in the third race. Lane Alien was most fancied, opening at 1 to 2 and closing at 2 to 5, but again demonstrated his inability to run in the mud here. DArkle, the outsider in the betting, stole up on L. Smith, on Weirdsouie, right at the end and won by a length. Woinisome, but for this piece of carelessness, would have won. Oxford was a contender to the last furlong and then tired. The race should improve him. Russell T., from the Kelso Stable, was made an odds-on favorite in the fourth race, as much because Odom trained him as anything else, but he probably was best before the race anyway. Xotter quickly took his mount to the front and won all the way. Kcmpton ran in second place throughout, but could never reach the winner, although vigorously ridden by Walsh. The crowd thought it had the right combination in Xotter and Dixie Himmel to win the fifth race. The winner proved to be Incognito, which the sharpshooters had backed down from C to 3 to 1 at pot time. McDaniol took the Disguise colt to the front right after the start and proceeded to sprcadeagle his opponents. Miss Catcsby, in a game finish, outstayed the tiring favorite, which could not givo the weight and beat the first two. r.raggadocio met with interference at the start, hut closed up with a remarkable rush in the stretch. Henry, who had ridden two winners, fell with liis mount when he stumbled at the sixteenth post, but got up uninjured. El Dorado was considered a good thing in the last race and the crowd, excepting those who had backed Iligginhotham in his last race, took the favorite to win the race. Higginbotham, next to the rail, was first off and led all the way, closely followed by the favorite. Xotter took no chances, but set a fast pace to the end. El Dorado tired badly in the stretch, permitting Royal Lady to pass him. He finished third ten lengths in front of Hounding Elk. John Walters and Frank Moore, two clubhouse commissioners, backed DArkle all ovor the ring in small sums and are said to have won upward of $.-1,000 on the race. The ring was badly loser until the fifth race was run, where the defeat of El Dorado nearly made them even with the day. Xotter, McDaniel and Henry divided the card, each riding two winners. Tim Sullivan arrived last night and made his first appearance at the track today, decidedly to his pecuniary betterment, as it turned out.

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