More Rain and Mud: Changed Going at Fair Grounds Responsible for Small Fields, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-05


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MORE RAIN AND MUD Changed Going at Fair Grounds Responsible for Small Fields. Favorites Successful in Five Races Rama and Flying Fur Take Feature Contests. NEW ORLEANS, La.. Feb. 4. The rain that fell Sunday night caused another day of mud racing at the Fair Grounds. The changed going was responsible for the riddling of what otherwise would have been regarded as a fine racing program. The entire offering suffered by withdrawals, excepting the second, in which a dozen starters answered the bugle. There was no semblance of close contests, all the winners scoring in easy style after having led practically from the start, and . their victories were indicated long before they reached the last sixteenth. Favorites Avon on live occasions. Flying Fur, second choice and winner of the fifth race, came in for more support than Madam Vennie, the favorite. The principal races of the afternoon were the mile and seventy yards of the fourth, known as the Fairview Handicap and the Debutante Purse at one mile for three-year-olds, run as the fifth. Only four contested in each race. In the Fairview Kama was held at odds-on and beat Lady Madcap, but was forced to the limit in the last eighth, though he had a safe margin as the winning line was crossed, llama led all the way, but Lady Madcap closed a big gap in the stretch and Romanelli took no chances when he saw the Breckinridge mare gaining with every stride, riding the favorite hard to maintain his advantage. Flying Fur carried W. J. Salmons colors to an easily achieved victory in the Debutante, the Huon filly taking the lead after Despard retired from pacemaking and, opening up a wide gap in the stretch, had little trouble maintaining it to the end. There was strong support in the first race for W. Perkins Star Girl, a chestnut filly by Star Master Courcelles, making her first appearance under colors. Naturally there was keen disappointment when Lotto, another first-time starter, ran away from the Perkins filly to win by three lengths. Lotto began quickly under the alert and energetic riding of J. H. Burke and, taking the lead, ran straight and true to the finish without faltering and never in danger of defeat. ST Alt GIRL PROMISING. Star Girl appears promisingly. She was taken back at the start of todays race and ridden wide, but once straightened in her stride she made up ground rapidly and passed Shirley Louise in the last stride for second place. "With a better break in the early racing she would have made it interesting for the winner. Jockey J. H. Burke came right back in the second race and scored another success when he brought Care Free home first, a length in front of, but fighting hard to outlast, Taul Micbu. Care Free, racing in his best form, howed the way from the start, displaying a high order of speed in the heavy going. In the last eighth he showed signs of distress and Paul Micou, which had followed him closely from the start, challenged determinedly with the result that it required Burkes best efforts to save the day. Paul Micou gained with every stride and had the distance been a trifle farther would surely have won. However, Care Free managed to stick it out as mentioned above. Fifty-Fifty finished third after figuring prominently all the way. Miss Domino, the three-year-old Ultimus filly, was an outstanding choice in the third! race and never gave her confident backers a moment of worry. She led all the way, increasing her advantage as the race progressed to score by a wide margin. Lieutenant Farrell was just as easy second, six lengths ahead of Galantman, which showed ! a good performance. The sixth and seventh races for Tuesday wero divided by racing secretary McLennan. Instead of the customary number of throw-outs from a race, a note "plenty" appeared behind the second. .

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