Another First for Lens: Scores Fourth Straight Win, Defeating Many Crack Sprinters, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-07


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ANOTHER FIEST FOR LENS. 1 i SCORES FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN, DEFEATING MANY CRACK SPRINTERS. Apache Proves the Surprise of the Day Rustle In Winning Form Dainty Belles Good Race. New Orleans, La., December C. P. Dunnes colors were again carried to victory on two occasions, incidentally making the fourth straight win for his Lens. This colt was favorite in :t good field of sprinters in the handicap at six furlongs, which featured the card. Always in a prominent position, he wore down the sijeedy The Bear, fresh from a triumphant career on the Texas tracks, and got up in time to win by a head. The Dear, favored by good racing luck, and displaying superior early speed that enabled him to get clear sailing, put up a good effort and bung on well in the closing strides, lrinee Ahmed, .lacobite and Cartilage, which finished in the order named in back of the first pair, all suffered more or less interference and will show improvement in the near future. Rough riding was much in evidence during the afternoon and was directly responsible, for the fall f Mazie ONeill, ridden by I. Kelly, in the last race. Tlx? little rider seemed to have sustained severe injuries by the tumble and was unconscious for a long time. A close medical examination showed him to have gotten off with a fractured collarbone and minor bruises. Surprises were frequent during the afternoon, the chief one coming with the running of the second race, when L. S; 11.. barked extensively at a long price, enriched his connections by winning from Ronart, the favorite. The opening dash, in which fifteen started, went to Apache over Task Master, also favorite. L. A. Cellas Hustle was best of those starting in 1 lie third race and won with speed in reserve. Dainty Belle bad to lie put to a strenuous drive to outlast Delmorc in the closing race and Coon, also in the stable of I Dunne, but owned by V. E. Walsh, landed the fifth in a hard drive to down Miss Strome. Todays attendance was again large and the speculation brisk. The arrival recently of some big operators has infused life into the betting to such an extent that it is considered to lie superior to any previous years at this early date. It is confidently expected by the management that in the near future fifty layers will be in line. For disobedience at the post jockey 0. Cook in Ihe second race "was suspended ten days by the starter. Tor similar offenses G. Swain in the third ami Shrevc in the fourth were eacli given four days on the ground. The half-mile track, which is across the way from City Dark, Is situated so that the spectators In the grandstand there can witness the racing at City Dark by stepping out on the back verandah. During the running of the City Dark races this vaniige point was thronged. It is said that several enterprising spectators made handbooks on the races run at City Dark. A. F. Mathews Dark View, which sustained injury by bolting into the fence while exercising at City Dark before the beginning of the meoting, is rounding into good condition again and . will shortly be put back in training. W. L. Lewis, trainer for George Holle, is confined in a local hospital seriously ill. Jockey L. B. McCabe, who will ride for A. G. Weston, arrived this morning from Denning. John Ilennessy also got in from Washington.

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