No Mercy for Favorites: Seven Go down in Defeat at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-27


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NO MERCY FOR FAVORITES Seven Go Down in Defeat at Jefferson Park, Long-Priced Outsiders Take the Card, but None Without Having Their Backers. XEW ORLEAXS, La., December 20. Todays mediocre offering of races for platers brought in its wake the downfall of the favorites in seven races, making the failure of fourteen choices in two days. This afternoon winners developed, in some instances .from the most unexpected quarters, but oddly enough support was plentiful for them, nntl the pair nt longest odds that scored were backed Dewitt and Betty Curry. The upsets were inaugurated with the overthrow of E. R. Bradleys BIddledec in the initial race; which fell to Dolph after a hard drive to outstay Dewitf and Betty Curry. The Louisiana-owned field that made the contest in the second race were a sorry band, with Snbre-tash an outstanding choice, but any chance he might have had in the race was spoiled by the incompetency of his rider, Wakoff. Meddling Miss, backed from ,30 to 1 to 20 to 1, was the victress here over another outsider, Frances Star, with Pluviada following the pair. Koh-si-Xoor had the call over fourteen others that contested In the third race, hut she was too sore to extend herself freely and never figured seriously in the contest, the purse going to Shandou, which made a sensational stretch sprint In get up in time to defeat My Oracle, with Mabel Trask just lasting for third place. Rainbow Girl displaced Sweeping Glance as favorite in: .the1 fourth race, -. but failed to beat the Lowe color carrier to the finish . Harry Burgoyne and Bon Tromp. the latter a fast .receding one, were held to have the fifth race between them, but Jit the running Bon Tromp showed a lack of speed and the distance was; a bit lieyontt Harry Burgoyhes endurance at. present, enabling Tailor Maid to" win from the suddenly improved Jiffy. Coltiletti,,. who suspended ridius following his fall from Tailor Maid in her last start, when she furnished excitement for the crowd by beating Breeze ont after covering the course riderless, again hnd the mount on her, but his next mount, on Mallowmot in the succeeding race, brought him a suspension for the remainder of the nteetinj on account of rough riding. He cut sharply across the others 011 the first turn and it secured him a good lead. Mallowmont, however, was not good enough to retain it and was beaten by Tit for Tat and Philistine. The Inconsistent Chick Barkley was the favored one in the nice and he ran poorly for the entire way. The. final race enabled Ornery, owned locally, to win from Rookery, with Benefactor in third place, the favorite, Kentucky Boy, racing in bad form and never prominent. Jockeys Boyle and Lilley had a session with the stewards before the racing anent rough riding and wore warned that an indulgence in this practice would mean the revocation of their licenses. E. J. Callahan, the well-known eastern layer, was among the visitors today. He is en route to California, where he will spend the winter, returning later to Hot Springs for a sojourn there. -Racing secretary McLennan announced today tlie entries to the ,000 Xew Years Handicap, which features tlie opening days racing at the Fair Grounds. There were thirty-two nominations to it. including most of the best that will take part in winter racing here. Weights in the race will be announced Monday. The complete list of nominations are: Jack Hare Jr., Sway. Courtship. Or-monda. Slippery Elm, Pickwick. Sailor, War God, Madge F., Woodtrap, Breeze, Sands of Pleasure. Stickling, Ballet Dancer II., Blairgowrie, Crystal Ford, Drumniond, Duchess Lace, Deckmate, Mather. Duke John, Herolsme, Irish Kiss, Iwiniwin, Jack Mount, Jim Heffering, Korbly, Pananian, Prospector, Thistledon and Tacola.

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