Muddy Track Racing: Fair Grounds Going Just Right for the Mud Runner.; Blue Nose Wins like a Derby Candidate--Monastery Scores a Victory Narrowly., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-24


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MUDDY TRACK RACING Fair Grounds Going Just Right for the Mud Runner Blue Nose Wins Like a Derby DerbyCandidate Candidate Monastery Scores Scoresa a Victory Narrowly NEW ORLEANS La January 23 The Idle Hour Stock Farms Blue Nose loomed up as a prospective Derby possibility this afternoon by a sterling performance in the milo handicap for threeyearolds exclu ¬ sively He was conceding weight to the others and carried his own burden of 120 pounds in game style to win from Amole with Setting Sun third and Calcutta fol ¬ lowing lowingLyke Lyke had the mount on Blue Nose and gave him a masterly ride which played a prominent part in the colts success Amole with his light weight made the early pace with Blue Nose in close pursuit succumbing to the latter when the stretch turn was reached but came again near the end and forced Lyke to shake the son of Black Toney up near the end Setting Sun had to be hard ridden to outstay Calcutta for third place Setting Sun and Calcutta both suffered from crowding that ensued soon after the start when Lyke took Blue Nose over sharply sharplyReal Real wintry weather was the rule here this afternoon and a difficult track The combination was responsible for another small patronage and an opportunity for mud runners to earn brackets The racing however did not suffer and fairly large fields were contenders in most of the dashes dashesCLOSE CLOSE FINISHES FEATURE FEATUREClose Close finishes again featured many of the dashes the fields running closely grouped in most of the races and giving the placing judges some keen sighting The opener in which a band of maidens started enabled Fernandos to break into the winning column when she outstayed Sultan by the margin of a half length Rupee was a supposed good tiling in the race and might have won but for swerving repeatedly in the last eighth eighthFlying Flying Devil a wellbacked one made good in the second race outstaying Old Top and Wrangler both held at long odds oddsLast Last Effort was given the call in the third race over some fairly useful ones but Monastery beat her home by a small margin It was a lucky win for the victor and was brought about by his saving ground when turning into the stretch and Last Effort losing a gocd deal of it oy coming extremely wide wideThe The consistent Rama carrying M Gold blatts colors again figured In a winning per ¬ formance the fourth victory that the horse has scored this winter in addition to being twice second in his six starts His success this afternoon came in the fifth race in which Lampus was a slight favorite Rama scored easily and might not have won but for Lampus running out on the turns which cost him much ground He finally was beaten out for second place by Ettahe after a hard drive driveIMPROVED IMPROVED WAR PRIZE PRIZEThe The sixth race brought out a band of platers and it resulted in a victory for the improved War Prize which got up in the last fifty yards to down Adventure The latter at one time had a tenlengths lead but began tiring near the end Mormon Elder was the favored one here Not alone did his owner lose the purse with him but he also lost his horse when C N Freeman claimed him for 1500 1500The The closing dash brought with it another spirited finish and Pools superior ride on Serbian enabled the horse to outfinish Grace Daugherty with Balybell the favorite landing in third place placeThe The Dade Memorial Fund has goneover the top with no returns from Tijuana Cuba and outlying points There is on deposit in the Citizens Bank 51240 Many of the re ¬ turns from outside the city carry with them letters of praise for the departed starter Among these arc letters from Mars Cassidy Tom Healy Billy Olliver and other trainers and owners who admired Mr Dade as an of ¬ ficial and a man manAt At the suggestion of the stewards trainer Livingston decided to withdraw Biff Bang today from the fifth race In explanation of the horses poor showing yesterday the train ¬ er gave it as his belief that the track was too hard under the surface of slush Biff Bang went amiss last summer and has only raced three times since his return to training No ruling is against the horse for yesterdays poor race and there is no insinuation against the stable for it is established that the owner bet heavily on his horse horseC C Houbre owns Dumbfounder by private purchase securing the horse from the South ¬ land Stable StableC C Humane who races under the nom de course of the Four Oaks Stock Farm claimed Old Top out of the second race for 1600 1600G G C Ellis bought privately the racer Billy Connor from T R Skinker The latter was a visitor at th i track this afternoon afternoonBritish British Liner has been added to W M Cains stable His present owner bought him privately from L Calm acting for T J Pendergast PendergastJames James Ackerman and IL Coombs were among the newcomers this afternoon afternoonW W Perkins is contemplating splitting his extensive stable this spring sending one di ¬ vision under A Thomas care to Canada Jockey H Thurber will probably do the rid ¬ ing for the Canadian division

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