Not a Day for Favorites: Seven in a Row Meet Defeat at Jefferson Park Track, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-04


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NOT A DAY FOR FAVORITES Seven in a Row Meet Defeat at Jefferson Park Track. George Clark Beaten by Mahony in the Main Race of the Day. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 3. Backers of favorites experienced ;l Waterloo at Jefferson Park today when choices were in total eclipse, their defeats coming with regular monotony in the seven flashes. Their downfall was attended with much profit for the .thirty-seven "brokerage concerns that operated in the pavilion. The outstanding upset came with the handicap, which was contested by some fleet sprinters, and in which George Clark ruled an outstanding choice. He was probably best, but Coltilotti acted as if he was afraid of his mount and kept him far back in the early running and only began riding him hard when the race was practically over, and Mahony, which had led from the start under Robinsons Lood riding, was an easy winner. George Clark, when called on, came like, a shot and headed Marchess. II. for second place. The latter was coupled with Mahony as an entry. Iwin made her initial start in the race, but after racing well to the stretch turn, retired. Mahony covered the three-quarters in 1:14, which finals the former best time for the distance over the track. The improving track was resixmsible for a record going by the lward when Captain Ilershler, carrying the colons of William Tolmie, covered the five and a half furlongs distance in 1:07 and winning easily from a good band, of two-year-olds tliat started in the sixth race: Tlie former" track" record for tile distance was 1:0S, and as the track is not as fast as It will be when it packs more the predictions that Jefferson Park track records would fall, steadily is in prospect of leing verified. Captain Ilershler was at a surprisingly good price, preference being accorded to the frequently disap-lKInting Lady in Black. The latter was well for-Avard in the running until the stretch was reached, where she gave way to Man for second place. Valley Pari: Maid was also in high esteem in the race, but Murphy had her far back for most of the rare. The woes of the talent began in the initial race, when Wntersmeet was taken into camp in the easiest Style, failing to get a iHirtion of the purse, which was taken by Xeenah after a hard drive to overhaul Fladgeling. Harrigans Heir, one of the outsiders, landed third. Watersmeet was one of the laggards in a bad send off. Miss Kruter, Parrish and Paul Connelly were the trio regarded as having the second race between them, but the finish found Irish Maid an easy winner, with Parrish getting second place because of Judges incompetency on Miss Kruter. Ideal and Verity had the call in the third race, but Sturdee made a runaway of it, Thursday Night-er outstaying Verity for second place. Fourteen of the poorest in these parts tried conclusions in the fourth race and the locally owned Merry Lass just managed to get home in front because of the poor riding of J. Johnson on Silvey Shapiro, which landed second. SUDDEN RECOVERY OF FORM. The closing race found Luther backed to the exclusion of the others, with Deckmate also absorbing some attention, hut Chick Barkley, which in his last race was beaten by thirty lengths, showed a sudden recovery of his best form and outstayed Luther. The latter might have won but for interference he suffered from at the start, in addition to Being away poorly. Deckmate eliminated himself as a contender after going three-quarters and was claimed for ,030 by J. Cunniffe. C. X. Freeman and H. J. Seideneck also lodged claims for him, but were heaten in the draw. Another rider selected New Orleans as the place to ride his first winner in jockey G. Yeargin, who rode Merry Lass to victory in the fourth race. He wis the second pigskin artist to graduate from the maiden ranks here this week, jockey C. Ponce, who scored his initial win on Koh-i-Noor Monday, was the other. Yeargin is under contract to A. J. Plicque. New Orleans trainer, who trains the horses owned by Mrs. V. Manale. also of this city. The lad. who is but a mere kid, has hud few mounts, as he onl started riding races a few months ago in Kentucky. He hails from Nashville. Tenn., where be is said to be a member of a wealthy family. His grandfather is Judge Allen of the United States Court in that citv. There were big additions to the horse colonoy at Jefferson Park and the Fair Grounds Wednesday, sss the stables of James Arthur, P. Farrell, F. Mil-sante, W. A. Burttschell. R. A. Smith and G. W; Fornian arrived from Howie. Dorcas, which Fonnan brought down for Frank Regan, shipped badly and Was taken off the cars sick. Five more races fell the way of the Kentuckians Wednesday, making thirty out of forty-two for them since the meeting began. Irish Maid and Sturdee were the only others except Rlue Grass t4tale representatives to scon? today. Jockey Cliff Robinson, leading rider of America, broke into the winning column at Jefferson Park with Mahony today. "Hobby" is now lighter than lie was when the Kentucky season ended, as he weighs only 103 pounds. Peter Rlong was among the arrivals this afternoon and began the season auspiciously when the seven choices went down to defeat.

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