Reliable Centimeter: Scores Another Victory in Main Race at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-12


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RELIABLE CENTIMETER 1 Scores Another Victory in Main Race at Jefferson Park. Llewellyn Beats Tableau dHonneur in Close Finish Escar-polette a Disappointment. NEW ORLEANS, La.. March 11. The con- sistent Centimeter, which has been the main- stay of the T. H. Bernhardt stable this win- tor and kept the local horseman well up in the ranks of winning owners, annexed another purse when he won the ,000 Poinsettia Handicap at three-quarters, featuring Tues- i days Jefferson Parle racing offering and tri- umpiring with consummate ease over some good ones that included Raffles and John Finn, the latter pair finishing second and 1 third respectively. i There were six starters in the race, Bar- , racuda and Best Pal comprising the S. N. , Holman entry and Frankman being, the other. The Holman pair were big disappointments i and gave way in the stretch run. 1 IN FRONT ALL THE "WAY. The winner was held at prohibitive odds ! and justified the confidence by leading from the start and being well under restraint for , the entire way. Raffles pursued him closely in the early part of the race, but at no stage was formidable. It was quite an effort for ; him near the end to outstay the weakly rid- ! den John Finn. Frankman, which is an intended starter in the Louisiana Derby, was worked an additional quarter of a mile after the finish and he was ridden hard. His showing was not of a style that would indicate that he will be troublesome in the closing day rich fixture unless he improves greatly. Moderating weather and a fairly good racing program were responsible for the generous patronage to the course. The betting activity was also on the increase and thirty-three layers had few spare moments to devote to other than the speculative wants of those eager to wager. The racing was highly interesting, featured by several rousing finishes. In several instances the result of the race was in doubt until the final strides and only the judges could separate the leaders. The mile and sixteenth dash, which served as the secondary feature, brought a close finish, with Llewellyn the winner from Tableau dHonneur. Isosceles finished in third place. Llewellyn ran to his best form under the improved riding he had, Mergler not repeating the blunder of his former race when he was forced to take him all over the track. He avoided the early fast pace and came around the others at the stretch turn to avoid interference and he disposed of Tableau dHonneur in the last fifty yards. There was much betting activity about Isosceles, considerably more than there was about him in his last start, but after flattering for three-quarters by staying close to i Tableau dHonneur, he tired badly in the : stretch. MARTIN KIBES WELL. Jockey E. Martin started the day in auspicious . style by bringing home Little Ammie by a close margin in front of Honest Mcse and thirteen other maiden juveniles that contested . the opener. , Martin followed his initial success with a victory on Avispa over Poor Sport in the second race. It was a toss up which of the . pair would get the verdict both coming to the . finish so closely aligned. Avispas improvement was pronounced under the improved ride she got. Escarpolette, which won handily in a preceding . start from better ones than those . she met in the fifth race, failed to get a portion of the purse and showed a disappointing , J performance. The contenders for the purse, I Our Star, ridden by the inexperienced Partington, and Juno, were the extreme outsiders with liberal odds about them. Our Star won by a matter of a length while Juno beat Three Square for second place. Three Square was probably much the best, but he was ridden all over the track and taken back repeatedly, until the last eighth, where he managed to get clear and finished with a cyclonic rush. The concluding dash was taken by "West-wood, the first purse that racer has captured in many months. He had to come from far back in the last quarter to gain the verdict from Little Ammie, with Taylor Hay, favorite, landing in third place. The start of the last race had to be delayed for some time on account of the failure of Plantaredes handlers to have him in the paddock. He finally was excused from starting and those who had bet on him were given a refund of their money. Saturday night will witness an exodus of turf followers from here, who intend going to Hot Springs, Ark., for an indefinite stay before going on to New York for the opening of the metropolitan and Maryland racing. Another big aggregation will depart for the Arkansas resort next Monday. Some few intend to going to Havana and Tijuana for the racing there.

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