Flint Stone Wins Crescent City Handicap: His Fourth Straight Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-17


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FLINT STONE WINS CRESCENT CITY HANDICAP 9 1 HIS FOURTH STRAIGHT VICTORY Defeats Setting Sun by a Narrow Margin in a . Gruelling Finish, with Dr. Clark Third, After Racing Prominently Throughout NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 1C Flint Stone is the champion of winter racing in these parts. Today in accounting for the ,000 added Crescent City Handicap J. D. McMillena crack racer scored his fourth straight victory of the meeting and added to his reputation by! a smashing good performance. He won by a scant margin from Setting Sun under a hard, drive, in which he stood the test gallantly and gamely. He was conceeding his nearest! rival fifteen pounds and also weight concessions to all the other starters, but he shouldered his burden of 125 pounds well and deserved to earn the ,490 net that was the winners portion of the stake. Thirteen of the best that could be mustered in this section made tho contest for the ,000 added stake, with Revenge and Dr. Clark, coupled as the Whltney-Goldblatt entry, slightly favored over Flint Stone. Dr. Clark, accompanied by Rinkey, was the leader at the outset and for a while it appeared as if Dr. Clark would be successful in landing the prize. He shook off Rinkeyj before reaching the stretch and disposed of Isosceles challenge, continuing in the van,1 until the last eighth, where Flint Stona moved forward. Lilley had to ride Flint Stone hard, but he responded courageously and gradually wore down the Goldblatt representative, but suddenly Setting Sun loomed menacingly and then began a spirited duel, witli Flint Stone just managing to win by a short head. Setting Sun was well in front of Dr. Clark, which began tiring near the end and just outstayed his stablemate, Revenge. The latter dropped far out of it in the first half mile, but was roused suddenly in the last quarter and was going faster than the leaders at the finish. It marked the fifth victory that Flint Stono i has achieved this season, his last four successes being consecutive. He has finished ; second on two other occasions and been unplaced once. I An attractive racing offering, featured by the ,000 Crescent City Handicap, coupled I with summerlike weather, was responsible for a banner attendance being at the Fair Grounds today. The action on the whole was more on the pretentious track order of the East or Kentucky, decidedly unlike winter track racing that some picture. The three-quarters handicap that served .as the secondary feature produced an outstanding upset by the decisive defeat of tho Greentree Stables Exodus, an overwhelmingly supported odds-on favorite. His poor performance was unexplainable. Always regarded as uncertain, he was at his worst this afternoon. He raced well for a quarter of the way then began swerving out and gave up the struggle without much contest. Centimeter dashed into the lead immediately after the start, Certain following and Exodus close up and James F. OHara showing dull form and always in last place. Centimeter continued showing the way and in the last eighth seemed to have the race won, but Parke suddenly got Certain roused and, under hard urging, got up in the last strides to win by a head. Exodus was many lengths away from the pair. VANIDOSO rROBABLE STAR. The opening race brought to the barrier some good juveniles, including the highly rated Vanidoso, regarded by trainer Perkins as tho equal of Happy Thoughts, which he also developed. Vanidoso, though beginning from an outer, position, moved promptly into the lead and spreadeagled her opponents in tho stretch to win as her rider pleased from Evelyn. Tho latter also showed a good performance. Alex Woodliffe finished third. The second, bringing to tne post some highly rated platers, furnished a thrilling, finish of four, with Translate the winner by a nose from Sweepstakes, with Honor Man the same margin back and a like distance in advance of Lady Rose. Parke brought Translate from far back in the last quarter, but he was lucky to win at that. Honor Man probably showed Che better performance. Thimble showed an improved performance to win in the fifth race. McDermctt brought her from far back and succeeded in overhauling Roseate II. in the last few strides. Rock Bottom finished in third place. The sixth race furnished a surprise in tho victory of Goldfield which won in runaway style from Telescope and Henry M. Dietz. In preceding starts Goldfield has quit badly after going half a mile, but the light impost evidently was to his liking for he carried his speed well and was never seriously in trouble after he had disposed of Stake Me, the favorite. Stake Me showed a dull performance and quit badly after going a half mile. The concluding race fell to Cash after a hard drive to wear down Foster Embry. Colonel Baker was an overwhelming favorito here and was in a fair way to land the purso when ho suddenly gave way while in the lead. Has rider had to dismount him and the horse was with difficulty led back to hia stable,

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