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ANGELUS A STAKE WINNER. WINS THE PRELIMINARY DERBY IN A CLOSE FINISH. Miss Delaney the Runner-up Dainty Belle Continues to Win Dr. McCluer ! Scores Again. New Orleans, La., December 21. The Preliminary Derby Handicap, one of the important lixtures of New Orleans racing, was run and won today by IJnrlew and ONeills Angelus. The race proved a strong attraction and drew out one of the largest gatherings of the meeting. The winner carried 101 pounds, was ridden by McDaniel and made a runaway affair of the race early, but in the stretch was forced to stand a long, hard drive to beat out Miss Delaney -by a neck. Angelus was lucky. His ability to break quick was responsible for the stake going to Burlew and ONeill. McDaniel succeeded in getting the big Sandringham gelding away fast and after a sharp struggle with E. T. Shipp in the first sixteenth, drew away into a big lead, but was tiring badly at the end. Miss Delaney was best and but for an unfortunate start, she would probably have made the others look cheap. When the start came Miss Delaney was last but one to leave the barrier. When she got to running she was taken to the outside, went around her opponents with. a rush and in the stretch run closed up fast and was gaining on Angelus at every stride in the last sixteenth. The field as originally carded numbered ten, but the best itwo, Chnpultepoc and Pinkola, were scratched and the following five were added: Lori-luer, Hanbridge, Woodlane, Bucket Brigade and Dew of Dawn. The race had an added lvalue of ,500, which brought the winners share up to ,200. The tabulated history of the Preliminary Derby Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. TVt. Jockey. Val. Time. 18118 Andes OS Frost .,425 1:15 1S09 Alex- 10! Cl.uvson ... 1,42.- 1:141 1000 Fake 10S T. Walsh... 1,423 1:10 1001 Little Scout 107 Coburn a, ISO 1:17 1002 Flocarline IK! It. Williams 2.:,S0 1:20 J0O:I1eJCuI - -.lftaAW Fischer. 2,100 1:16 1004 Trapper 120 II. Phillips. 2.120 1:21 1005 nen Hoddcr 110 S. Dickson.. 2,100 1:174 10IIC, Fantastic IK. Nicol 2,:t1 1:14s 1007 Angelus 1011 It. McDanl 2,200 1:21 It. U. Watkins evidently had plans for a cleanup today, and the defeat of Miss Delaney in the stake, iace probably spoiled one of the biggest coups of the year. In the first race, Watkins sent to the post Dick Hose, which he backed from 50 to ."0 to 1 and cashed. In the third race Coltness was the Watkins representative. He was backed from 5 to 4 to 1 arjd won in a romp. T. O. McDowell left tonight for his home In Lexington, where he will spend the holidays with his family. Herman Duryca and F. R. Hitchcock left for the Duryaa plantation at Hickory Valley, Tenn., tonight. John Boden, secretary of the Brighton Beach Association, who arrived from Los Angeles last night, continued on his journey east tonight. He goes direct to New York to close the stakes offered by the Brighton Beach Association for next season. Jockey Mountain, who fell while riding Light Note yesterday, is laid up with a badly bruised leg and it will probably be a week before he rides again.