Cherry Tree to Fore: Scores Impressive Victory in E. W. Maginn Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-20


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CHERRY TREE TO FORE Scores Impressive Victory in E. W. Maginn Handicap. Jockey Ivan Parke Again in Limelight Hiding Four Winners Out of Six Mounts. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 19. Mose Goldblatts crack Cherry Tree, conceding lumps of weight to the other starters, accounted for the E. W. Maginn Memorial Handicap, at a mile and seventy yards, winch featured the Fair Grounds racing Tuesday. Cherry Tree was forced to do his best to outstay Llewellyn, the latter being favored by a light impost and showing a decided liking for the heavy track that prevailed. There were five starters in the race, with Cherry Tree at all times a profound favorite. He did not appear overly promising in the early stages, being a distant last for the first half mile, but he gained quickly when Parke called on him and in the final sixteenth he displayed rare grit to down Llewellyn and Thimble. Thimble raced forwardly from the start, being in close contention for the entire way. There was frenzied support for Dustabout just before post time and it almost caused a panic in the ring. Dustabout was never seriously formidable and seemed to sulk for most of the way. Jockey Parke was again in the racing limelight with sterling work. He landed four of his six mounts winners and deservedly earned his success. Ho had to display his best effort in each instance to secure the verdicts and he clearly outrode his rivals to bring about the successful results. GREAT LADY EVENS FOR PARKE. "While achieving his easiest victory with Great Lady in the closing dash, it was here that he gave his" best riding exhibition and won with an inferior mount. Mom should have beaten Great Lady handily. Parke caught Chalmers unawares while in the lead just before reaching the stretch turn and, sending Great Lady along at a great rate, wrested the lead from Mom before Chalmers, who had been observing the rider on Majority in a futile effort to go into the lead, realized Parkes strategic move. Chalmers tried to make amends for his blunder in the stretch by riding Mom hard and the filly responded courageously, but to no avail. Parke kept his mount in the van and won by a short length. He inaugurated his afternoons successes with Colonel Winn, an outstanding favorite, but lucky to score, and his margin of victory was by a short neck over the suddenly improved Mcintosh, an outsider. Had the latter not been taken into the deeper going in the last sixteenth he would have beaten Colonel Winn. On Hidden Jewel in the next race Parke again had to display superior skill to get his mount home in front. He beat Guvnor after a hard duel, but the race was really won at the stretch turn, where he sent Hidden Jewel around the others before there was a realization by the jockeys on the leaders. WEATHER KEEPS CROWD A WAT. Threatening weather and t drop in the temperature, coupled with a heavy track, the result of steady rains during the night and early hours, detracted some from the sport and caused small fields to be started in tho different dashes. The attendance was also reduced some by the fact that it was election day for governor and other state oflicials. The racing began with an outstanding upset by the non-success of the overwhelming favorite, Attractive, in the opener, Futuro winning in runaway style, with Chaperone in second place and the favorite just managing to outstay Dancing Fool. Another disappointment came in the fourth race when Mose Goldblatts Wilmer . the AVizard, the favorite, .failed to get a part of the purse. The winner here turned up in Mah Jong, which led the others by a good margin throughout and won well in hand from Leatherwood and Invictus. J. Corcoran had the mounts on Futuro and Mah Jong and he hustled his mounts from tho start to leave no roomi for doubt of their success. Another hard-fought struggle came in the sixth race, in which Anne was victress over Quivero and Seths Flower. It was a lucky victory for Anne, for Seths Flower was much the best and but for almost being thrown at the first turn would have been an easy winner.

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