Young Monopolists: Corcoran and Smallwood Win Five of Jeffersons Six Races, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-06


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YOUNG MONOPOLISTS . Corcoran and Smallwood Win Five of Jeffersons Six Races. Wapiti Wins His Second Race of the Present Year in Fast Time. i i NEW ORLEANS. La., December 5. Jockey 1 Corcoran duplicated his good riding of yes- terday and again accounted for half of the 1 card by landing three of his mounts win- ners. Boisterous demonstrations from his extensive following acclaimed his success in 1 each instance and attested to the hard jolts that the forty-six layers operating this aft- ernoon received. At the present rate that . the local boy is going he bid3 fair to be one of the most popular riders that ever sported silks in these parts. His work this afternoon was of the sterling variety. His brain co-operated with his hands and he showed that, with more experience, he should rank with the stars. He inaugurxited his successes in the opener, . in whit h he had the mount on Wireless, sup- . port for him being mainly due to Corcorans j presence in the saddle. High Speed was . favorite in the race and should have won. for he ran as if much the best, and his failure was due to the bad riding he received. Wireless, on the other hand, was in close pursuit of Leo Fisher until in the last eighth, where he gained steadily under good riding, and wore the leader down in the last seventy yards to win going away. Corcoran followed his initial success by landing High Tea winner of the second race. In this instance Corcoran had to display his best riding skill and it required strong rousing up to land him home a neck in advance of Slanderer, with Alluring close up in the rear of the pair. CORCORAXS THIRD SUCCESS. Corcorans third victory came when astride Wapiti in the mile and an eighth dash, which held the place of feature on the card. Here the youngster showed good judgment in stealing away into a long lead during the early running of the race, then giving his mount a breathing spell, which easily enabled him to withstand the challenges of Fantoche and Blarney Stone in the stretch. Aside from the good riding that Wapiti received, he ran a splendid race in covering the mile and an eighth in 1 :52, which is only two-fifths of a second slower than the track record established by Damask when he won the Jefferson Park Derby. Jockey Smallwood was pressing Corcoran for riding honors during the afternoon and won a double with Grass Tree and Paul Micou, respective winners of the third and fifth races. Grass Tree took part in the closest finish . of the afternoon, his success being achieved in the last stride over Blue Brush and Ogarite. The latter was the favorite in the race and raced forwardly until on the last turn, where she was forced back, but came again in the stretch and just when her chances appeared most promising she began stumbling and blundering under her weak rider. On Paul Micou Smallwood had very little to do except to sit still and guide him to avoid interference. He drew out decisively in the last eighth to win easily from The Peruvian and Youneed. Esquire, the favorite here, ran a bad race, retiring before completing half the journey of three-quarters. J. McPherson made it a double for the afternoon, his Merchant under good riding adding to Wapitis success. Merchants race this afternoon was in contrast to that when ridden by Zeoller, but there was some excuse for it, as Zoeller pulled him up almost to a walk right after the start. Merchant was kept well up from the start today and, passing Secretary, the leader, in the stretch won going away. Secretary beat Cockroach easily for second place. HOT WEAT1TER PREVAILS. Intensely hot weather was again the order during the afternoon, with an overcast sky toward the close of the racing. The attendance was again of generous number and the betting was active all during the afternoon, in spite of a difficult program. Favorites were in complete eclipse during the first live dashes. The Peruvian was claimed out of the fifth race by G. Oddo for ,700. C. T. Worthington was an arrival and witnessed the running of his horse John Hoshor in the third race. Former jockey Willie Knapp, who is now training several horses, was an arrival this morning and had his application for a license favorably acted on. Thimble, which was always popular with racing enthusiasts here, is among the missing , this year. M. Murphy turned her out for the cold months. He is confident that she will be better than ever when he takes her up in the- spring. Todays arrivals included Tom Shaw, who will be here for the remainder of the racing season in these parts. Royal Charlie and Mystic in the Sam Louis consignment were unloaded in bad condition after their trip from Baltimore. It is not likely that Mystic will be able to race at all during the winter. Stewards this morning were busy going over license applications from trainers and jockeys. R. N. Vestal, in charge of the G. L. Blackford horses reached the Fair Grounds this morning. The horses that J. S. Ward will campaign here arrived at the Fair Grounds from Lexington this morning. Charles Rowc announced this morning that Miss Jemima would be bred to Cudgel. Jockey Costello, who had the mount on Deep Sinker in the third race, was suspended for five days by the stewards for rough riding.

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