Best Pal Once More: Wins Fair Grounds Feature Race in Fast Time.; Louis A. Defeats Rama in a Rousing Finish--Oraleggo Takes His Race--Big Crowd., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-01


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BEST PAL ONCE MORE Wins Fair Grounds Feature Race in Fast Time Louis A Defeats Rama in a Rous ¬ ing Finish Oraleggo Takes His Race Big Crowd NEW ORLEANS La January 31 The consistent Best Pal which has raced him ¬ self into popularity during the Fair Grounds meeting again figured in a sparkling per ¬ formance and incidentally demonstrated that he is the best miler here in the handi ¬ cap division for he conceded much weight to the otner starters in todays feature and won in game style after meeting interfer ¬ ence on the first turn Following him and in close attendance came Blarney Stone which ran in suddenlyimproved form and outstayed Parader Shamrock and Comic Song The others starting were close up at the finish It was one of the best handi ¬ caps run at this meeting the quintet being grouped at the end after having run closely bunched excepting Blarney Stone from the start startComic Comic Song by cutting over from an outer position on the first turn caused a jam in which Best Pal was the chief sufferer Sham ¬ rock soon disposed of Comic Song then Best Pal iti turn forced the threeyearold out of the lead Parader made his challenge on the stretch turn and for a while gave promise but Best Pal held his lead gamely In the last eighth Blarney Stone loomed up and was going fast when Martin suddenly changed his mind about coming through next to the inner rail and came around Parader This destroyed his chance of winning but he headed Parader Best Pal won by a length Best Pal was the favorite and his return to the scales was greeted with pro ¬ longed cheers cheersThe The best midweek attendance that has been present this month was at the track this afternoon Some of the fields were below the ordinary standard and brought to the post horses whose earnings have been limited limitedVICTOKY VICTOKY BY A XOSE XOSEAnother Another rousing finish came with the run ¬ ning of the mile and seventy yards race which Louis A just managed to win by a nose from the fastcoming Rama The lat ¬ ter failed to settle fully in his stride early and turned into the stretch a good distance behind the winner but came with a startling burst of speed in the last eighth and just missed the victory Servitor landed in third place placeFourteen Fourteen twoyearolds made the contest in the opener with Jim Sanda from J L Hollands stable an easy winner from Bes ¬ sie Hope and Rachel Potter Kiwanah and Homer were those most considered here but the former was given a timid ride and Butwell on Homer got caught in the jam jamBets Bets were called off in the second race as a rcsutl of Twopair being taken with a fit or something akin while going into the paddock It made necessary his with ¬ drawal and in the new betting Oraleggo was a pronounced favorite It was justified for he won with ease Granny Lee an outsider landing second and Burgoyne third thirdANOTHEK ANOTHEK CLOSE FINISH FINISHAdmirer Admirer in a former race ran poorly but ran well this afternoon and got up in the last stride to win by a nose from Chiva with Major Chilton following the pair closely The finish was another thriller and had the crowd in an uproar uproarGoldencrest Goldencrest backed confidently in the sixth race accounted for it making it a double for the G L Blackford colors Ad ¬ mirer having been a previous winner in the stable silks Goldencrest beat Superbum which divided betting attention with him Irish Pat finished third thirdAce Ace then won the last race from Bolster without a bit of trouble troubleW W Hamilton will do the starting for the first twenty days of the Jefferson Park meet ¬ ing according to present arrangements with W Snyder finishing the unexpired term This will give both men an equal number of days to serve as starter this winter and fits in with the wishes of the late A B Dade Hamilton and Snyder have both made appli ¬ cation to do the starting on the Kentucky tracks this year and according to wellin ¬ formed persons they could have the position if they would agree to alternate as starters but this arrangement is said not to be pleas ¬ ing to Hamilton HamiltonOnly Only forty layers quoted prices during the afternoon This is the smallest number that has been on at the Fair Grounds in years yearsJ J M Goode has returned to Kentucky where he will begin training the horses he lias wintering there

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