First Day At Mobile: Heavy Track and Unfavorable Weather Lessen Attendance.; Magician Takes the Feature Race Without a Bit of Trouble--Lancelot Wins by Inches., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-21


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FIRST DAY AT MOBILE Heavy Track and Unfavorable Weather Lessen Attendance Magician Takes the Feature Race RaceWithout Without a Bit of Trouble Lancelot Wins by Inches MOBILE Ala March 20 Mobile inaugu ¬ rated its eleven days meeting this afternoon with a fairly good attendance considering adverse racing weather the cold being pro ¬ nounced nouncedThe The Crescent City delegation was an ex ¬ tensive one and twentytwo layers took care of the speculatively inclined Betting was light but will improve There were changes in the plant which looked crude and unin viting vitingOn On the success of the present meeting hinges the decision whether a mile track is to be built Indications are that it will be built and used next spring springThe The introductory program was a fairly good one and spectacular racing resulted Halfmile racing is always spectacular spectacularThat That rough riding will not be tolerated was made plain when jockey A Ammann on Little Patsy winner of the second race was suspended for the meeting and his badge taken up because of his interfering with Amanda AmandaThe The wise set began proceedings on the wrong foot when they centered on Sandal wood as the probable winner of the opener Me was buffeted about like a cork on a stormy sea and finished far back The purse fell to Vansylvia which led for the entire race Fleer taking second place and Midnight Stones third thirdLittle Little Patsy accounted for the second from C A Comiskey with Amanda third thirdLancelot Lancelot was a pronounced choice in the third race and he had a close call from de ¬ feat High Value pressing him closely and might have been the winner but for being forced wide on the last turn turnThe The intended feature race was a failure as a contest The heavily backed Magician won in a canter after having led for the entire race Last Effort which had been Magicians closest attendant had a hard time of it outstaying Grass Tree for second place but succeeded by a half length lengthGUAYSOX GUAYSOX A FAILURE Mrs L M Routers Mary G was returned the winner of the fifth for which Grayson was the choice She raced Grayson into de ¬ feat in the first half mile then tired and at the end had to be ridden out to withstand the rush of the fastcoming Amaze Grayson tired near the end and finished third two lengths back of Amaze AmazeSerbian Serbian favorite for the sixth race carried the silks of Mrs J Phillips to a narrow vic ¬ tory over Hutchison Bolton rode the winner By much diligence he kept the gelding in front but Hutchison would have won in a few more strides It was the best finish or the day Tokalon March finished third and was going well 11 Warfields horses failing to arrive this morning from New Orleans St Just and Viva Cuba were ordered scratched scratchedFrank Frank Tcnnant owner of the Illinois Stable returned to Chicago last night upon receipt of word that Mrs Tennant was dan ¬ gerously ill illL L T Bauer and W Biernie were visitorn from New Orleans today They will remain here until the last of this week and proceed to Baltimore BaltimoreJ J Deavenport sold the contract which he held on jockey A Fraley to Charles Wilson today for a private consideration considerationGrandee Grandee was jumped on in the third race and suffered several bad cuts cutsJ J POMS purchased Zoona from his uncle O 13 Pons before departing from Jefferson Park ParkCaptain Captain Dave Jackson and detective Fred Williams of the New Orleans detective force have been engaged by the management to warn undesirables from the track

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