Rain and Mud Arrive: Jefferson Park Given a Touch of Disagreeable Weather, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-08


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RAIN AND MUD ARRIVE Jefferson Park Given a Touch of Disagreeable Weather. Ablaze Runs Away With the Main Race of the Day Corcoran StiU Wins. NEW ORLEANS, La., December 7. A heavy downpour during the morning greatly softened the track and gave mud racers a, chance to display their best form. In tho afternoon the sun shone brightly" and summery weather was again the order, accounting for an extensive attendance to witness the racing. The changed going caused numerous withdrawals, except where the poorer grade met. Due to the changed conditions and the ordinary horses starting in most of the dashes there was a big falling off in the betting, the forty-five layers quoting odds experiencing the dullest day of the meeting. There seems a lack of betting activity as yet and whatever heightened play is indulgeel in is spasmodic. It will probably be another week or ten days before ring action is fully settled. Ablaze was the favorite in the feature rac.i contested by some fairly good sprinters at five-eighths. She showed herself fully at home in the muddy going and, taking a lonr lead right at the start, held sway for th $ entire race to win in a common canto . Vennie landed in second place with Sea Mi: t following. The send-off favored Ablaze ar: I this was mainly caused by Shillick on Mo is , who interfered with several of the others i t the start. The stewards suspended him for five days for rough riding. The second race, at three-quarters of a mile, proved to be a duel between two pronounced mud runners. Royal Dick and Mach-iavelli. It was a battle royal every inch of the way. Machiavelli set the pace from th start, but never got farther than a head, away from Royal Dick. The latter was ridden by J. Owens and he permitted his mourt to lose much ground going into the stretch, but the son of Dick Finnell finished game ly and in a terrific closing rush got his ncf in front just in time to score one of tho most sensational victories of the present meeting. As Royal Dick was a heavily supported favorite his success, though narrowly achieved, was acclaimed with enthusiastij cheers. Winneconne was third after a good performance. SETTING STJT IIEAYILT BACKED. While G. L. Blackfords Admirer, ridden by J. Corcoran, was the preference in the opening dash, a heavy plunge just befora post time sent the odds on Setting Sun tumbling down from 30 to 1 to 12 to 1 and there was great elation among his fortunate backers when he galloped home a winner by three lengths. All the Olambalas run well in the mud, so Setting Sun found the going to his liking and moving up fast after going three-eighths saved mucli ground on the stretch, taking the lead and drawing away in the last sixteenth. First Blush was second and Admirer third. The latter needs stronger riding than tho diminutive Corcoran was able to give him, with the result that he sprawled badly at times. There was diversified action in the third race, with Sandalwood getting the most attention. The winner turned up in the Golden Maxim filly Mary G., which scored in runaway fashion. She raced into the lead will the rise of the barrier and in running weft in the going opened up a wide gap entering the stretch and won with consummate ease. Lura was second and Mahony third, with Sandalwood fourth, tired out after endeavoring to keep up with the leader. Royal Dick was claimed by F. Del?tour for ,300 after winning the second race. Search Light IIL and King Trojan were backed to the exclusion of the others in tho fourth race and Search Light IH. raced into a ten lengths lead in the first quarter, pursued by King Trojan. Just as the latter overhauled the quitting Search Light III. ho was passed by the fast-going Betty J., whi"lx had closed an immense gap in the last three- . eighths. The sixth race was won in runaway style by Phelan. Jockey Johnny Corcoran, New Orleans lad, kept up his brilliant work today by piloting another pair of winners, Mary G. and Ablaze. Both led. from start to finish and wound up with big margins to spare. Thus far Corcoran has won thirteen races at Jefferson Park. A. Swenke, who has a large stable of horses quartered at the Fair Grounds, was an arrival from Maryland today. Most of his horses will be rested for a short period, as they raced hard through the Canadian and Maryland campaigns. J. H. Deavenport purchased the contract that Archie Zimmer held on jockey A. Fra-ley. Zimmer deserted New Orleans for this winter, sending his horses to Havana.

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