Six Straight Wins: Delante Continues on His Triumphant Way at New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-17


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SIX STRAIGHT WINS: Delante Continues on His Triumphant Way at New Orleans. Easily Takes Measure of Moon-raker and John Finn Lucky for Slippery Elm. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 16. B. F. Mc-Clains Delante. which has been figurine extensively in the racing limelight this -winter, added to his already good reputation by scoring another victory over some of the best that could be mustered to go in the three-quarters handicap that featured todays program at the Fair Grounds. It marked the sixth straight victory for Delante. His successes have been achieved ! ! at various distances and includes triumphs in the Christmas and New Tears Handicaps, run respectively at Jefferson Park and the Fair Grounds. He has beaten the best in these parts and for the present, at least, must be i-egarded supreme in the handicap division. There -were only four starters in todays sprint, the Greentree Stables Moonraker en- j joying slight favoritism over him, with John Finn also being extensively supported j j A mole was the outsider. j I In the racing Moonraker at once went into a good lead followed by Amole and Johni Finn. Delante was outrun for the first quarter. He tegan finding his legs just before j reaching the first turn, where Mooney. brought him close to the inner rail and it enabled him to save considerable ground, as Moonraker was being ridden wide. Just before reaching the stretch Delante had moved into second place, in close pursuit of Moonraker and when they straightened in the stretch a brief duel ensued between the pair, Delante coming away in the last sixteenth well in hand. Moonraker was under hard urging to outstay John Finn, which beat home Amole by a nose. IMPROVED IVEATHER. Clear weather was the rule this afternoon and it served to bring out a good attendance to view the sport. The track was heavy and only favorable to mud performers, i Several close finishes developed, but the racing also brought some favorites down to defeat after the first dash. I j Jefferson Livingstons Evelyn, a shapely miss by Royal II. Julia L., saved the day for the form followers by scoring in the opener after leading for the entire way. j j She was closely pressed by Mabel C. during the entire contest, but at no time in imminent danger of defeat, for Martin handled her alertly and she raced a true and steady course from start to finish. R. T. Wilsons Night Shade landed in third place. j j The second race found the veteran Slippery Elm the medium of confident backing and he scored a lucky victory. With a stronger rider on Sea-Wolf, the latter would have secured the decision, for Slippery Elm only heat him by a short neck after irleupel, on the winner, had subjected Sea-Wolf to some bumping near the end. Ileupel also brought home the winner in the following race. He was astride Invictus, which, under hustling guidance, led for the ! entire way and outstayed Miss Fortune, which in turn boat out the favorite, Mah Jong. T.le latter did not like the sticky ; ; going and began tiring after reaching the last eighth. ABELS POOR RIDE. Tony Beau, with Abel up, was favorite in the fifth race. The rider gave a weird exhibition, resulting in Tony Beau failing to finish better than third. The stewards notified Abel that they want to interrogate him with reference to his ride. He will have his hearing Thursday before the racing begins. Dustabout, under an energetic ride by L. McDcrmott, won the purse after a hard drive , to outstay Flying Devil, ridden weakly by the inexperienced Mergler. After showing sudden improved form and most speed that for a time threatened to make him winner in runaway style. Bastille began tiring and was passed by Hickory. He began tiring in the last eighth and came again and looked almost a certain winner, but suddenly Bolster came along with a terrific rush and nipped Bastille right at the finish. Duke John in the closing dash was backed to the exclusion of the others, but the best he could do was to land in third place. The winner here turned up in Al Stebler, which suddenly recovered his best form and led under hard restraint from the start and won with consummate ease. Current Events, under a bad ride, managed to pick up the tiling ones in the stretch and landed in second place. S. Cowan haspurchased the two-year-old filly Thelma Skates at a private sale from J. A. Hall. Thelma Skates is a half-sister to Edna V., by Flying Squirrel Betty Fuller. She will be trained by T. F. Devcreaux. The heavy program suffered greatly through scratching. Of the eighty-seven named for the seven races there, were thirty-seven let out of the card by the stewards.

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