Rinkey and Parke: Prove Winning Combination in Comus Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-03


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RINKEY AND PARKE i Prove Winning Combin.ation in Comus Handicap. Thorndale Again in An Easily Achieved Triumph Big Crowd Present. NEW ORLEANS. La., Feb. 2. The Green-tree Stable added another bracket to its score this afternoon when Rinkey, ridden by Parke and coupled with Exodus, won the ,000 added Comus Handicap, at three-quarters, from Man Jong, with Second Thoughts in third place. The leaders were driving to the limit at the finish, with short margins separating thenu Rinkeys victory was a lucky one and in a measure due to Parkes superiority over Lang on Mali Jong. The latter, because of Langs inability, was buffeted about considerably in the early stages, but once clear in the stretch she came like a rocket and forced Parke to exert his best efforts to land his mount the winner. Considerable time was wasted at the post on account of Second Thoughts bad behavior. The ten starters were dispatched, however, in close alignment, with Centimeter and Second Thoughts the leaders. Exodus in coming over caused interference to several of the starters, Mah Jong being one of the sufferers. Exodus displaced the leaders just before the field reached the stretch and at the time Rinkey moved up resolutely. Exodus gave way in the following eighth as if short and ltinkey took up the running where her stable companion left off. She seemed a handy winner at this stage, but Mah Jong loomed up with a great rush and, passing Second Thoughts, went in stern pursuit of Rinkey, but missed the victory by a neck. Second Thoughts showed a capital performance to land in third place with her heavy impost of 12G pounds. One of the best racing cards offered during the meeting, coupled with the ideal weather, was a magnet that attracted the full strength of racing enthusiasts here and brought the attendance up to a crowding stage at the Fair Grounds. It was the largest gathering at the course since New Tears day. ENJOYABLE ATD THRILLING. Enjoyable racing, featured by thrilling finishes, was the rule in some instances. The crowd showed its appreciation by cheering the contenders in unstinted style. The mile and a sixteenth handicap, serving as the secondary feature, engaged five of the better class horses with a liking for long distance racing. It resulted in a victory for the consistent The Roll Call, which has figured in many winning performances this winter. He was lucky to win and was aided by a good ride that the local jockey, J. Corcoran, put up on him. With an even break in racing luck Best Pal and Lady Madcap might have beaten him home. Corcoran got him off forwardly and hustled him into a good lead. He saved ground for the entire way and held on gamely in the stretch. Romany followed him closest and outstayed Best Pal. The latter beat Lady Madcap. The start found Lady Madcap dwelling, due to one of the assistant starters failing to release her as the barrier was sprung. She had been acting badly at, the post McDermott then blundered by -riding her extremely wide at the stretch turn and it ruined what remaining chance she might have had of winning. Best Pal, too, was ridden wide- In the last quarter. BAltXEY GOOGLE BOLTS. Jefferson Livingston scored one of the luckiest victories of his turf career when his Evelyn beat home one of the best fields of youngsters that has met this winter. Barney Google finished in second place and Wheaton third. Evelyns success was due to Barney Google bolting at the stretch turn and forcing Wheaton almost to the outer rail. This gave Evelyn opportunity to save much ground and in a hard drive won by a short length. Barney Google, under urging, beat the weakly ridden Wheaton. Many expected Barney Google to be disqualified, but the stewards allowed the result to stand according to the original finishes. Jockey Parke again got into action. He had five mounts and landed three winners and finished second and third in his other attempts. He inaugurated his afternoons successes in the second race on Itock Bottom, a supposed "good thing," and followed in quick order with Thorndale and Rinkey. He was beaten by a head after a hard drive on the favorite Oui Oui and finished in third place on Royal Crown in another sensational finish. Thorndales victory was achieved in easy style and his success was foreshadowed by the short odds that ruled against him. He simply toyed with the other three-year-olds that mado up the field and won hard held from Extra Edition, with Invictus in third place. On his showing today he must be considered seriously for honors in the Louisiana Derby, to be run at Jefferson Parle It is likely that he will be rested for some time and that his Derby start will be his next engagement. He will also be entered for the Kentucky and Latonia Derbys. Sweepy took Oui Ouis measure in the sixth race after a rousing battle between the pair that lasted all during the stretch. At one stage it appeared as if Oui Oui would pass Sweepy with ease, but the latter held on gamely, while Oui Oui began tiring a trifle near the end. The Audley Farm Stable furnished another beaten favorite in the closing race in Widgeon. That colt was unlucky to lose and it was due to Stutts taking him out in the-stretch to range alongside of Royal Crown the seemingly strongest contender. Stutts, as a result, neglected to observe the fast-coming Doctor Whitehurst, which slipped through next the inner rail and got up in the final stride to win by a head.

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