Gems Easy Triumph: Defeats Episode in Fair Grounds Feature Contest.; Another Big Crowd Views Some Close Finishes--Winneconne Takes Another Race., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-03


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GEMS EASY TRIUMPH Defeats Episode in Fair Grounds Feature Contest Another Big Crowd Views Some SomeClose Close Finishes Winneconne WinneconneTakes Takes Another Race NEW ORLEANS La February 2 W M Cains Gem again gave a sparkling exhibi ¬ tion of speed this afternoon in taking the feature purse a mile and seventy yards dash in easy style from Episode and other good ones that she met The finish found her two lengths before Episode and under restraint Episode was given major consid ¬ eration from the big bettors because of Gem taking up considerable weight from her last race On that occasion she figured In a thrilling finish of three Jack Hare Jr getting the decision in the race McDermott rode her faultlessly this afternoon and kept her under slight restraint until reaching the last quarter where he sent her around Orcus and Canyon and taking a good lead held Episode safe in the stretch Episode raced prominently but tired and was inclined to swerve to the inner rail causing Wilson to stop riding at his best several times timesClose Close finishes again featured the racing It was witnessed by another big crowd and the warm weather was a contributing factor to the attendance attendanceThe The fifth race at a mile and a sixteenth was one cf the best of Its kind witnessed here this winter Winneconne and The Peru ¬ vian fighting it out in strenuous style all through the last quarter with Winneconne winning in the last stride It marked Winne connes fifth victory and she has not yet been unplaced in any of her races She is among those regarded as the most consistent here The wonder was that she was held at 5 to 1 and St Donard received strong support at short odds St Donard gave Winneconne a tussle for threequaretrs then fell back to obscurity obscurityBRADLEY BRADLEY COLORS IN FRONT FRONTThe The Idle Hour Stock Farms Blotter a son of North Star III Acutissima won in j decisive fashion in the opening race for which he ruled an oddson favorite Milton i M regarded as his most dangerous contend ¬ er landed in second place and Forty Two finished third after running out on the stretch turn turnAlex Alex II was again installed a shortpriced favorite in the second race and again proved a big disappointment he failing to land bet ¬ ter than third and being beaten by Locarno and Black Hackle HackleCharles Charles J Craigmile fared in better fash Ion in the following race but he had to race to his best to outstay the suddenly improved Orlova The latter set the early pace and was a close contender to the end and only gave way to Charles J Craigmilc in the last seventy yards Theo landed in third place and also in another owners stable for she was claimed by L II Sewell at a cost of 1900 Pietrus was again made a favorite here but his awkward way of going brought much trouble for him and he could not overcome some interference he met metJockey Jockey Corcoran broke the tie with Pool when he rode Atta Boy II to victory the twentyfirst winner he has piloted at this meeting Atta Boy II was an outstanding favorite and made every post a winning one beating May Roberts with High Gear in third place High Gear was given a weak ride by J Bell BellThe The frequently starting Torrck finally suc Continucd on eighth pase GEMS EASY TRIUMPH Continued from first page ceeded in winning a purse when he out ¬ stayed Ghost in the last race after a drive Marjorie Wood raced gamely and outstayed the others for third place Ghost was the favorite and was stanchly supported supportedFortythree Fortythree layers quoted prices today This was an increase of three over yesterday yesterdayG G L Blackfords horses and those of S N Holman will be raced at Jefferson Park during the coming meeting meetingThrough Through a mistake in the secretarys of ¬ fice American Soldier was originally sent out in the entries in the fifth race instead of American Boy BoyThe The stewards had several persons before them in connection with Tom Shaw and trainer A G Blakely with reference to the improvement shown by Edward Gray dis ¬ qualified for fouling after finishing first yesterday but nothing further developed The stewards are continuing their investiga ¬ tion tionWillie Willie Shields who has the J L Holland horses and some for W S Kilmer here was forced to defer his arrival here on account of illness He is in New York YorkDominican Dominican has been sold by A G Blakely to Mode Nicol The horse will be used for saddle purposes purposesE E C Crockett has taken over the horso Hickory to train

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