Better Track Conditions: Jefferson Park Races Contested over Favourable Going, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-03


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BETTER TRACK CONDITIONS Jefferson Park Races Contested Over Favorable Going. . . Chief Shows Himself a Better Horse Than He Has Been Rated Enmity Beaten. NEW ORLEANS. La. December ,2. That Chief, owned by M. J. Murphy, is a shifty sort of a racer was attested this afternoon when he again triumphed by taking into c.imp the best band that has started at the track in the mile and seventy yards handicap. Honolulu Boy was his chief opponent at the finish, with Sans Peur II. heading the others. Chief was an extensively hacked favorite, and lie never gave his -supporters much concern after the start, for he took the le;..d at once .-md showed the others the way to tiie finish. There was considerable contention for second place, but near the end Honolulu Boy drew away from Sans Peur II. Cloudy Aveather threatening nnothe downpour greeted the large - attendance that made tli; trfp to Jefferson Park track this afternoon, tint the rain held off and the improving track und belter grade of starters wen? responsible for some capital sport. Betting activity was on a par with the liest former day, and the thirty-eight "brokerage" concerns were busy throughout. The main surprise of the afternoon developed with the running of the fourth race, in which a half dozen of all ages met, with Enmity neid ti. be best and supported accordingly. He was best in "llio i-acei" but -sucEJinUied. by a close;, margin, due to Burkes mistake of bringing, him wide, on the stretch turn which enabled Atta Boy II. to slip through next to the inner rail and save considerable ground. The two-year-old ultimately woir by a half length, with Enmity going the fastest and at a longer distance would have leen the winner. Brother Maclean took third place. Assume, whicli was regarded as having a good chance, began with the others, hut after going a stride or two refused to extend himself and was completely out of any chance. . Jockey Troxlers- alertness at the barrier gave Burgoyne u big advantage in the second race, and he. kept him going long enough to outstay Lonely and Clear the Way. There was a mixup as a result of Clear the Ways interference at the half mile ground, and Mldia was the chief suffered by it. Midia was backed heavily by the Kentuckians. Nepperhan wits passed out as a good tiling for the third race, but he just managed to win from Eulogy and Converse. Billie B., and other supposed contenders were withdrawn from the race and Blaise, which was supposed to have a chance to beat Nepperhan. for some reason was away too poorly to cut much of a figure in the result. KcADOO STILL ABLE TO WIN. Bob Bakers McAdoo, making his second start in nearly two years, took down a purse in the sixth race. He was in with the cheapest kind of opponents and he proved much the best, for Mooney pulled him up at the start and caused him to seem hopelessly out of any chance, but he gained steadily and outstayed Early Sight through the last sixteenth. . , , J. C. Stone, carrying W. Perkins colors, won "the-last race, but had to be much the best to achieve victory, for Lunsford gave him an amateurish ride and rushed him from last place into the lead inside of a quarter of a mile. He had enough speed, however, in reserve to withstand threatening challenges made bv Dancer and Pleasureville near the end. Sauer graduated from the maiden ranks in the opener, -which brought together fifteen poor contenders. Jockev G. W. Carroll was suspended for five days by starter Edward Tribe for disobedience at the 1KHarrv Pavne Whitney lost a yearling colt by Broomstick at the- Fair Grounds Monday night. Trainer Simons said that the youngster had shipped in bad condition and had been ill since his arrival. Word was received from John AValters, trainer for George M. Hendrie, to the effect that he is sending Rancher and four other horses here to race at the Fair Grounds. The Hendrie horses are at present at Gallatin, Tenn. They are scheduled to leave either today or tomorrow. Rancher has not started since July 4, at Latonia, due to his going amiss in the Independence Handicap, in which lie finished third to Drastic and Legal, He has been training soundly of late. Jockeys Simpson Boyle and R. D. Simpson were additions to the riding ranks Tuesday. The former came from Lexington, Ky., and the latter from Baltimore. Five of the seven races of Tuesday fell to the Kentuckians. making twenty-five out of the thirty-five run at the meeting to date that they have itjir-nered. Chief and Atta Boy II. were the only two eastern representatives to win.

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