St. Isidore in a Canter: Takes the Chief New Orleans Race with Great Ease, Daily Racing Form, 1921-01-23


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! j . j j | j j [ I , ] j | j j . • j t [ • j j I I I ; I ! 1 ST. ISIDORE IN A CANTER « • i Takes the Chief New Orleans Race with Great Ease. »■ i ■* Brown Check Refuses to Start — David Craig a Repeater — United Verde in Good Form. ■ ■ | • n • I*. V J I.. DKMPSKY. NKW OKLKANS. I*., January 22.— The eonsis. tont#St. Kill, , re .-Killed to his numerous victories hy an impressive performance in the mile and seventy-yards for the main feature |t.0M purse anil scored with the utmost ease from Warsow. the extreme outsider. Pmatoral Swain just lasting to take third place from the etaea up Tippo Sahib. Scralches reduced the field to six starteis fr m an original entry of twelve and St. Isidores h tory was foreshadowed b.v the lietting. for he was backed from an opening price of 2 to ." to 1 to I. Hamilton, his rider, did not make his mistake of a previous race in guiding him wide. Instead he kept the horse close to the inner rail behind Panaman. the pace maker, and when the latter tired it was no trouble for St. Isidore to race into I goi«l lead at once and he won with speeil in react re. Warsaw ataai a hard drive resolutely and outganieil Pastoral Swain. The latter was lucky to finish third, for Tippo Sahib was wearing him down fast. While the fourth race was regarded as the feature from a monetary point, it was left for the third lai- t„ furnish the autstanding incident of the afternoons racing. It brought disappointment to the backers of Krown Check when that colt stubbornly refused to start with the others and was left at the post and fears to the connections of jockey-McCoy, who fell heavily at the start as a result of his mount. Day Lilly, stumbling. It wns nlso intended with chagrin for the supporters of Kan-; coens. which wns taken into camp by Iuited Ycrdi and Kunga Kuck. 1nited Yerdi still gave evidence of being far from his best form, hut he stood the hard stretch drive gamely and overhauled the leaders in the last seventy yards to win going away. Jockey McCoy was badly knocked out b.v his tumble, but after recovering consciousness, showed no ill effects. Krown Checks failure to leave the barrier was costly to » host of his backers. Tin-colt has been showing a disposition to refuse to start, even ill the morning, when he was being schooled at the harrier and starter Dade reported the matter before the race to the stewards. There was absence of the usual Saturday features this afternoon on account of the failure of the intended siellur races p, fill. The original hnndi-1 cnp. designed to bring out the better grnde of horses in these pnrts. hail to be cnlled off. ns few-owners cared to atari their chnrges against Captain Mac and. for a like reason, the two-year-old dash had to be eliminated because of the presence of Lord Allen in it. The calling off „f this pair of dashes forced secretary McLennan to split a mile ami a quarter race in three parts, which made long-distance racing a feature of the afternoon, as only two races were at three-quarters .-mil the other five at over one mile. That fairly long route rac-: ing is extremely popular was attested by the great ainiuint of enthusiasm displayed during the running of these races. Despite an absence of horses of gis d quality in the majority of the races, the sport did not suffer and the pleasant outward conditions were a keen factor toward an enjoyable outing for the immense tkreaa; ef visit, rs at the track. David Craig, veteran of many a turf duel and particularly in the recent t» ailfc Kndurance Icat, in which he covered M8 miles Is-fore his disqiinlifi - cation, figured in his second winning performance during the past week when he accounted for one of the mile and a quarter races on the card from Pit and Aztec. David Craig displayed an unusual amount of early speed and it stoinl him well in hand, for Pit was closing up on him with a rush. hut failed of overhauling him by the margin of a b-iigih. David Craig was a pronounced favorite.

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