Capital Attendance: Enormous Gathering Views the Fair Grounds Racing.; Comic Song Reverses Results with Best Pal in a Fast Run Mile--Marvin May Wins., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-21


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CAPITAL ATTENDANCE Enormous Gathering Views the Fair Grounds Racing Comic Song Eeverses Eesults with withBest Best Pal in a Fast Eun Mile Marvin May Wins NEW ORLEANS La January 20 One of the best racing offerings provided by secretary Joseph McLennan found ready re ¬ sponse in the attendance of the second larg ¬ est crowds of the present meeting It pro ¬ vided some of the best racing that has been witnessed up to the present at this track this winter Several of the finishes elicited vast enthusiasm the firsttimers in the big throng being particularly noisy and excitable while the contenders were making their grueling drives drivesThe The betting pavilion was a seething mass and the fifty price quoters were at times in ¬ adequate to the large demands on them Backers of favorites and that included many of the experienced set at the track were much astray in their deductions Choices Choiceswent went overboard with regularity except in the sixth race in which the consistent Fan toche again proved a winner His success entailed his transfer to a new owner for he was claimed for 3500 by R T Watts represented in the race by Walnut Hall HallThe The defeat of choices does not necessarily mean that the layers reaped a harvest for the winners all had substantial support in some cases in excess of that accorded the favorites The Marvin MayHidden Jewel race was a case in point where the layers suffered considerable loss and handicappera profited by what they regarded as making a false favorite favoriteHONORS HONORS TO JOCKEY LA fG fGThere There were many outstanding features on the program with the mile handicap as the principal race and it brought to the post a quintet of good ones with little to chooss between Comic Song Best Pal and Maximac The finish found them in this order but good riding played a prominent part in ths result and the honors all rested with Lang over Romanelli and Barnes respective riders of Best Pal and Maximac In addition to su ¬ perior horsemanship Lang was also guilty of forcing Best Pal wide on the stretch turn and this contributed to his failure Had Best Pal and Maximac had the same kind of riding that Comic Song received the latter in all probability would have landed in third place with Best Pal the victor Best Pal con ¬ ceded weight to the other pair having up 126 pounds to Maximacs 118 and Comic Songs 117 The latter because of bad post acting was moved to the outside but he began fast and showed high speed in leading theI throughout covering the mile in l3S3 the fastest this winter over this track The biggest upset came with the running of the fifth race in which Servitor appeared to have the purse at his mercy and prob ¬ ably would have won but for McDermott rushing him to excess in pacemaking for the first three quarters causing him to be un ¬ prepared for the challenge made by American Boy which ultimately won by a neck At ¬ one time American Boy appeared a forlorn prospect being at least ten lengths away from the leadar in last place but he came with a great rush through the last quarter Olynthus landed in third place being only a head back of Servitcr at the finish finishLYKES LYKES GOOD RIDING RIDINGThe The limit number of starters went to the post in the opener with Mavourneen a slight favorite over Kirklevington the latter re ¬ ceiving extensive backing despite his well known bad pest characteristics Lyke how ¬ ever got him away fcrwardly and kept him in close pursuit of the leaders until reaching the stretch where he began a duel with Mavourneen and beat the latter easily easilyLyke Lyke followed up his initial victory by landing Blue Nose the winner in the second race in which he led for the entire way It was a lucky victory however for John Q Kelly was best at the weights and but for getting interfered with sharply at the start would have reversed the decision with the winner Jupiter an outsider landed in third place outstaying Better Times the favorite by a short margin marginThe The threequarters purse enabled Marvin May to add another bracket to his long list here He won easily from LEffare with the favorite Hidden Jewel following and Honor Man another wellbacked one tiring badly in the last sixteenth sixteenthHidden Hidden Jewel during the early running set a fast vacs and appeared to have the race won but quit badly in the last sixteenth The time of the race 1 127 marks the fastest threequarters over the track at this meeting meetingFantoches Fantoches victory was achieved more eas ¬ ily than that of any other winner of tho afternoon He came away at his leisure in tho sixth race after he had allowed Tan Continued on twelfth pose CAPITAL ATTENDANCE Continued from first page Son Atta Boy II Sagamook and Tom Mc Taggart to race in the lead at various times Tan Son ran a good race to land second from the suddenly improved Sagamook SagamookNatural Natural driven hard in the stretch suc ¬ ceeded in getting up in time to outstay Car mencita in the final dash with May Roberts just lasting to retain third place Encrinite the favorite here again ran a disappointing race raceJ J W Bean announced his intention of sending The Wanderer to his Silver Springs Md farm where he will be retired to the stud The Wanderer is by Vulcain Rose Tree IL a halfbrother to Roamer and is expected to make good as a sire sireHorsemen Horsemen intending to take part in the Maple Heights racing were notified today that they must apply for stable room to A Bowdreau who will be at the Fair Grounds here for some time and take the applica ¬ tions tionsW W H Shelley racing secretary and plac ¬ ing judge at Lexington Louisville and La tonia was an arrival this morning from Ha ¬ vana where he has been on a lengthy vaca ¬ tion He stated that the Havana racing is in a flourishing condition and that the at ¬ tendance there is steadily increasing He expressed belief that there would be no change in the stage arrangement for Louis ¬ ville and Latonia from that of last year and that entries to these fixtures would be closed j February 17 Mr Shelley did not remain long in these parts and departed tonight for Louisville LouisvilleC C W Hay was absent from the stewards stand today having departed for Krankfort Ky on receipt of advices last night that Col E H Taylor was not expected to live liveG G R Allen added Kirklevington to his stable by claiming process at a cost of 1600 Kirklevington is an unreliable proposition and likely to be left at the post at any time

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