Favorites Waterloo: Seven First Choices Go down to Defeat at Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-02


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FAVORITES WATERLOO Seven First Choices Go Down to Defeat at Fair Grounds. Woes of Public Enhanced by Failure of Jockey Parke to Ride Even One Winner. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 1. The public received its severest jolt of the winter at the Fair Grounds this afternoon when seven favorites were downed in succession. It was the first time that betting wisdom was so far astray. Additional profits accrued to the ring operators from the fact that Parke failed to ride a winner. The racing was spirited and featured by several close finishes that had the big crowd at times bordering on a state of frenzy. The worst upset of the day came with the running of the mile purse exclusively for three-year-olds. It had ,200 added and attracted seven starters with Henry M. Dietz an outstanding and heavily backed favorite. In a preceeding start he had beaten, in handy style, better ones than opposed him today, including Deronda, which ultimately triumphed over him this afternoon. To make matters more complex the mile today was run in 1 :41, whereas in his previous start Henry M- Dietz was beaten by Thorndale in the fast time of 1:39. On that occasion Deronda, after showing good speed for half a mile, tired badly and Henry M. Dietz came from far back in the stretch to land in second place. It was a contrast in todays race, fcr Henry M. Dietz was the leader in the stretch and Deronda came from far back to overhaul him and win with as much in reserve ashis rider pleased. The frequency with which the three-year-olds are beating each other does not bespeak much for their worth or consistency. So far Thorndale has shown best form of the poor band here and will be regarded as one of the favorites in the Louisiana Derby, for which he is entered. riiltKOS UNCOVERS CRACK. William Perkins uncovered a crack filly in his Vanidoso, starting in the opening dash that brought out a dozen juveniles to make the three-eighths of a mile contest. Mabel O. was an outstanding favorite in the race and was regarded as much the best, because of a favorable inner post position. Vanidoso was next to the outside at the post, a position generally regarded as eliminating ones chances of winning in the short dash. Vanidoso, however, began forwardly and, sprinting fast, came around the stretch turn with the leaders and gradually wore down Mabel C. in the last sixteenth, to win drawing out. Vanidoso is the first youngster to win with an outward post position and that she ran the three-eighths in 35 marks an additionally meritorious performance on her part. Fannie de Coursy, which finished third, was the intended medium of a betting plunge, tlu layers at one time posting her at 30 to 1, but few were able to get action at this price. Martin, her rider, complained to the stewards of having been interfered with by Carroll soon after the start, but the stewards failed in getting corroboration of the complaint. The fractious acting Dunoon caused a long delay at the post in the second race, in which some ordinary ones met, and when the start came it found Dunoon wheeling suddenly and unseating his rider, Harbourne. The stewards promptly issued notice that his entry in future bo declined. Vultilla furnished the surprise of the race, by winning from the favorite, Jackson, with Zanzibar in third place. Kingsclere, which is showing better form than he has in his entire racing career, landed the third race, -in which some fairly good ones met He was aided by the clear course he had, whereas some of the final contenders were sufferers from interference and poor riding. Lily M. was taken all over the track and showed a winning performance to land in second place. Isosceles, favorite, finished third and he might have been more formidable but for interference he was subjected to by Gordon Shaw. John Joseph and Galantman, which were far back at the finish, were eliminated by the rough tactics of some of the riders soon after the start. CO"SISTE-T DUSTABOUT. The consistent Duslabout added another victory to his credit in the claiming handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, when he outstayed Soggarth Aroon and Raffles. Dustabout was lucky to score here, Xor Winner Take All raced as if much the best, but was handicapped by the poor ride. O. Henry, which has performed well at times this winter, was among the starters and showed early speed, tut then quit and will hereafter race in J. McMillens colors, that owner having clairned him at a cost of ,000. Longboat was installed favorite over Brunei!, due to Parkes presence in the saddle on the former and Blind on the Bradley representative. Blind surprised by riding Brunell a perfect raco and he came away i in the stretch to win as he pleased from Piedmont, with Advocate in third place and Longboat far out of it. Overtake, one of the starters, caught the fancy of J. McNulty, represented in the race by Red William, and was claimed for ,000, but on representation that the ,000 entered price was a typographical error and that it should have read ,500, the stewards ruled that it would cost the claimant 00 additional. McNulty declined to pay the extra 00 and the horse was returned to his former owner. The closing dash found Walnut Halt suddenly coming to life and he beat Tingling. His victory was a lucky one, though, and with a good ride Tingling would have won instead of being beaten by a nose. Repeater, the favorite here, finished in third place.

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