Royce Rools a Fast One: Runs Away from Courtship and Wins in a Canter, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-13


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ROYCE ROOLS A FAST ONE - r i - Runs AWay" from Courtship ancj v Wins in a Canter. "" , - Hidden Ship Wins When liunhaif Bolts Walnut Hall Wins His- Owner His First Race. NEW ORLEANS, La., February 12. Royce Rools, carrying the colors of T. H. Cross, again demonstrated his . superior racing qualities by decisively beating Courtship, Bolster and others in the mile and a sixteenth handicap featuring this afternoons- card. Aside from beating Courtship, Royce Rools performance had additional merit in the fact that lie ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45, by far the best time during this meeting, and is within three-fifths of a second of the track record made bv For Fair. Royce Rools displayed a high flight of speed right from the start, but jCourtship kept him close company, and when approaching the stretch turn Royce Rools seeineid to be- .done,- :for Courtship then appeared the winner, but he began swerving out in the last eighth and Royce Rools drew away to win in a canter, Bolster landing in third place. Courtships sudden retirement at a time when he appeared .to have the raee won was unexpluinable, and it might have been due to his hard race last Saturday, when he was beaten in the Foch Handicap by Bondage. In that race Courtship was started without having had the needed preparation, due to the track being in bad condition, and it is altogether probable that his hard race then gave him a setback. He was held in high esteem for todays race, Royce Rools also coming in for steady support. , ,A . Pleasant, weather" ahoTfie" Tast track "made the" sport this afternoon enjoyable, and it was witnessed by another- large attendance. Five of the races had well matched and small fields, the action in all this" being strenuous from start to finish, some of the finishes again being of the thrilling sort. Phil T. Chinns Hidden Ship, under Troxlers good riding. ..upse.ty calculations when she won easily in the opening rqce from Cauvasback and Eulali F. Runnan and Pueblo, the ones most fancied, both brought up in the" rear as a result of having run out on the stretch tnrn.- The vf inner returned to the stand with a badly cut hind -leg, as a result of having been jumped oii.- The mile purse race went to Walnut Hall and his victory enabled H. Perkins to score his first purse win of this winter. Walnut Halls triumph was by a close margin and Barretts blundering riding of him almost gave Barry Shannon the victory. Nepperhan. one of the starters in the race, took the lead in the first quarter, but was pulled up when he indicated that he had injured himself. Molesworth dismounted from him, thinking the horse had thrown out his stifle, but when blanketed and ready to return to his stable Nepperhan showed absolutely no sign of injury. J. BELL HIDES WELL. A mediocre band started in the second race and it resulted in a victory for Saints Bridge over Babv Cal. Owner Weant did not like the ride that Dursch gave Baby Cal and substituted J. Bell for him on Sir Oliver and that racer won Mtne sixth race as the rider pleased from Orderly, with Aldeb-aran following. J. Bell also had the mount on Puts and alls, which won in the last few strides from Don Dodge in the final race. Philistine upset a. good tiling for Jim Everman. when he got up in the last stride to -beat Thistle, i Green in the third race. Jockey J. Dursch was -suspended for one week, by tiie stewards for striking Sneidman with his whip during the running of the second race. Sneidman was fined 5 In the same" race by tiie starter for misbehavior at the post. It was the first fine recorded against any jockey at this meeting. Joseph E. Martin, general manager of the Oak-lawn track, will arrive here next Monday and disclose the plans of the Oaklawn racing of next spring. The meeting is scheduled to begin March 15, but its duration and purse offerings will be made known when Mr. Martin readies here. Opportunity was allowed to be withdrawn from the fourth race on account of his owner, W-. T. Woodard. Jr.. being ill. - Lonelys absence from the . first race was due to leg trouble. V " Frederick the Great is ineligible to start tomorrow and will be an absentee. The horses here in charge of C. E. Rowe will be transferred to Douglas Park next Saturday. G. II. Keene, in charge of the Waldeck string, is gradually reducing his stable and has disposed of Yermak to W. L. Sthnfield. Brother Jonathan was destroyed this morning after developing blood poisoning. Owners and trainers here have been further cautioned to be extra, vigilant "in safeguarding their charges, and particularly those which are carded starters. It is presumed that this Is done with a view to circumvent a sponge staffer.

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