Captain Hershlers Speed: Runs a Fast Mile and Wins like a Good Colt, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-23


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CAPTAIN HERSHLERS SPEED ! 1 Runs a Fast Mile and Wins Like a Good Colt. L t Pour Noses Apart at the Finish of the First Race Mumbo Jumbo a Winner. . i ; NEW ORLEANS, La., December 22. People who journeyed to Jefferson Park today, and there was a multitude of them, were rewarded by the pleasure of witnessing some excellent and well contested racing. Circumstances of weather and track conditions were favorable, and there was speculation of the heavy order. From the viewpoint of racing the third race furnished the most interesting feature of the afternoon. This was a dash of a mile, for two-year-olds, and it revealed Captain Hershler ill the light of probably the best of his age in action here. This son of Thomas C. McDowells favorite, The Manager, had raced well at Sam-toga in good company last -summer without winning, and had won his last previous race herp. So he was made a substantially befriended first choice today. This preference he amply justified by winning all the way with ease and running the mile in 1:40. This feat, although not Imviiig high weight up, was achieved in such fashion as to point to something in the way of future Derby pretensions, and he Will be heard from as a good three-year-old. unless the form of his race today is unsupported by further exhibitions up to the same excellent standard. Rtirgoyne was second and ran a good race himself, but had no business with the winner. TlKvunlufky Yaphank and E. R. Rrudleys Rullet -Proof werij warmly supported" to win the first race, but the 15 to 1 outsider. Anticipate, nosed Yaphank out and he beat Rullet Proof by a similar scanty margin. The Pirate ran a good race here" and was only another nose away, it was a decidedly exciting finish between the four. Mumbo Jumbo is reliable for what he can do and is always knocking around the front in his race. He was unlucky in his last previous race, but Rux-ton got him away well today and he won all the way. Onlco was pressing him hard at the end. but he managed to stick it out long enough to win by a head. The two were backed to the exclusion of all the others. The French colt Heroisme proved quite an easy winner of the fourth nice at a. good price. Another Frenchman, Raigneur. finished second but ran erratically in the stretch and, bumping Sweeping Glance, was disqualified and placed last. Sweeping Glance getting second place thereby and Stickling third. The latter was about the hottest favorite of the day, but was never dangerons. getting caught in the barrier at the start probably baring something to do witli her poor showing today. An outsider claimed attention in the fifth race when Tanlac. at 12 to 1, galloped home in front of Charley Ellisons well meant Little String. The latter ran well, and ou his showing today should take a purse before long. Don Dodge, at 30 to 1. furnished a surprise by leading for a part of the way and finishing a bang up third. Capital City was the. preferred one here, but nerer threatened. Another reverse for favorite backers followed when Rengaii. at 10 to 1, led all. the way and outstayed Rajazet in a closely contested finish, with Goldcrest Roy a bad third. Prince Henry was the favorite here, but was interfered with and knocked about and had a scant chance. Rengaii lias been racing well here and will be more taken into consideration liereaf ter. Another case of overlooking occurred in the last race of the day. The western horse Yowell had started in three races here, winning two of them and finishing second in the other. He won again at a long price, but it was a close finisli betweer. him and Medusa. More incidents were crowded in this afternoons racing than has been noted during the racing here. It began with the opener, when the finisli was so close that none on the outside could judge the winner, and the judges placing Anticipate in front brought out a mild demonstration on the part of the supporters! of-. Yaphank. This objection was like a mild zephyr to the storm that ensued when Yowell was placed in front of Medusa. The lat-ters backers surrounded the judges stand anil clamored lustily for a change in placing and did not desist even" after the officials had left the judges stand. Like in a good many similar cases the stewards, who have nothing to do with the placing, were the itargets of the demonstrators. The finisli between Medusa and Yowell was particularly close. Medusa having swerred out through the stretch, was on the outer part of the track and Yowell near the inner rail. Another lirely rumpus resulted from the disqualification which came in the third race when Raigneur took a sharp swerre and impeded Sweeping Glance right near the end of the nice. Warrington had the mount on Raigneur and he tried his utmost to prevent the foul, but the horse caromed into Sweeping Glance, and Robinson, on the latter, claimed that for but taking his mount back sharply he would have gone over the fence. These were comparatively trifling incidents to the happenings attending the sixth race in which Prince Henrv was again a favorite. Coltiletti laid the mount on him, but any winning chances he might have had went glimmering by the action of jockey Ridenour. who deliberately took hold of Prince Henrys bridle and retarded his progress. His actions at one stage became so acute that the diminutive Coltiletti began a liberal application of his whip on Ridenours back and shoulders. Even then Ridenour made an effort to retard. Prince Henry. The offending rider was astride Tiajau and lie kept pace witli Prince Henry for the first three-quarters. Wright, on Mab, later became involved in the roughing and Coltiletti complained to the stewanls after the finish, resulting in Wrights suspension for the remainder of the meeting and Ridenours license was revoked. Rhlenour attempted to assault Coltiletti on their way to the scales room, but a handy policeman took the offender in tow and after permitting him to don his-street attire ejected him from lie track.

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