Poor Form at Jefferson: Last Saturdays Card Mainly for Inferior Race Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-28


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POOR FORM AT JEFFERSON i Last Saturdays Card Mainly for Inferior Race Horses. Port Light Takes the Sprint Easily Charlestonian a Winner-Brown Favorite Scores. . NEW ORLEANS,- La., December 27. Todays featureless card was responsible for a falling off from the former big Saturday gatherings and resulted only in ordinary sport. The public, however, was successful in landing on four favorites, and their success spelled a considerable loss for the layers. In lieu of a feature, the fift.li race, contested bv sprinters, ranked as the best, and it enabled Port Light to score impressively from Mannite and Bonstelle. The winner was kept under restraint by Garner until straightened out in the stretch, where he drew out decisively. ,E. ,R. Bra,dleys Bullet Proof graduated from the maiden ranks in the initial face in somewhat easy fashion after making a slow beginning and being forced to race around the others. Saddle Ring was the intended good thing in the race and flattered his connections by showing the way until the stretch was reached, where he suddenly gave way, and later it was discovered that he had broken down hopelessly. The one time crack Cliarlestonian, which, among other victories, has the Witiiers Stakes to his credit, in he race in which Old Rosebud fell lame; made his local debut and won from a, sorry band, that, made the contest with, him in the second race. It was Cliarlestonians third race in nearly; five years. It was the first race in the colors of M . Deniarest. Tils" present owner, who secured .him on the. closing hysit Rovie fdc" Cliarlesfonian showed "the most specci, raced into the lead at once and held his opponents safe throughout. Kuebelknmp and Howerton, whose Saddle Ring t broke down in the -initial race, again suffered in the third race when Peccant was beaten by a. short margin by Blue- Jeans, solely due to the inexperienced Heinisch, who was outgeneraled at the end by J. Howard on the winner. , Gordon, Roberts, won the fourth race after a hard drive to outstay Eeta and High Note. "There was no form to this race. R. H., Goods Brown ,Favorite and Xepperhan figured in winning performances in the final "two races. The first part of the double fell to Brown Favorite, which got up after a hard drive to outstay Early Sight after the latter seemingly had the -piirse won. Jack ODowd, transferred by John McGee just before the race today to J. J. Russell, .probably terminated his career, for he broke down badly during the running. Brother Maclean was the supposed good tiling in the final race and flattered his" followers extensively by leading . until in the- last sixteenth, "where he tired suddenly and allowed Nepperhan to race into .the lead .and win. Deckmate, which appeared sore and was far back until the stretch was. reached, came with ,a rush right at the end arid took second place in the final stride. R, A. Good claimed ;Brotlier Maclean for ,200. There were niany distinguished visitors in the throng, including former Governor L. A. Hall and Martin Behrman, mayor. Both have figured prominently in the restoration of racing in Louisiana, the Fair Grounds, under the auspices of the Business Mens Racing Association, having its initial meeting during the regime of Governor Hall. Saddle Ring will be fired and rested for at least a year according to trainer Arvin. The exodus from this track to the Fair Grounds began in earnest this morning and few of the estab-lishments that will race actively at the Fair Grounds will be located at this tourse.

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