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W. MILLER IS IN DISFAVOR. CRACK RIDERS STREAK OF BAD LUCK CAUSES USUAL CRITICISM. Marian Casey Reverses with Heather Scott — Owner Clifford Suspended for Alleged Drugging. Oakland, Cal.. January 3— At Oakland to-dey in fhe feature race, the Peralta Handicap over the soggy Futurity Tiurso and under acutely disagreeable weather conditions. 5.«MK spectators saw Marian Casey decisively reverse her previous running with Heather Scott on December 20 and, carrying more weight, administer a convincing defeat to the Bianchi three-year-old. If was Millers bad ride on that occasion that called forth the recent severe newspaper denunciations. His effort on Marian Casey today was in contrast to his former losing ride on the Hildreth lilly. Dr. H. E. Rowell. upon whom the duty of selecting daily mounts for the champion Jockey devolved, has asked to be relieved from the task. Ila/l anybody predicted even recently that it would be necessary to hustle for mounts for Walter Miller, he would have been Tidiculed, yet such a condition of affairs exists on the local track today. This afternoons work, however, was of the redeeming sort and represented by two skillfully achieved victories on Dorado and Marian Casey. The NM ing was formful in view of the successes of practically four favorites. Only moderate class horses w re engaged, however. The stewards sprung a sensation after the last race when they announced that J. F. Clifford, one of the most popular of California owners, and a proteg; of Burns and Waterhouse, had been suspended with the horses he owns for the alleged "doping" of his filly Altair in her last race on December 31. This surprising ruling was taken on the report and advice of Dr. Saylor, the official veterinary of the joekey club. R. F. Carmans three-year-old. Magazine, which will start tomorrow in the Follansbee Handicap, arrived this evening from Los Angeles on a special ear. Experts are of the opinion that he has been well treated in the manner of weight and regard his victory in the race as probable.