Ponjolas Fine Race: Carries Colors of Chicago Owner to Well Deserved Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-07


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PONJOUS FINE RACE 1 Carries Colors of Chicago Owner to Well Deserved Victory. Gamely Withstands Punishment to Outlast Monastery and Naughty Nisba. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. C Summerlike weather and a good racing offering was responsible for the usual large Saturday crowd being on hand to view Jefferson Park tracks racing. Track conditions were of the best, con- tributing in a measure to the excellent sport that developed during the afternoon. It was immensely enjoyed, judging by the hearty applause for each winner. There was even cheering for the contenders. After Fridays success with the layers, the public engaged in their tilt with considerable more confidence than heretofore, resulting in the best ring activity of the meeting. The " public was not quite so successful as on the previous day, for favorites went down with frequency. Ponjola, carrying the colors of the Chi-agoan, A. E. Barrett, furnished an upset when he came home in game style in the fifth, before Monastery and Naughty Nisba. To succeed in landing the purse Ponjola had to be hard ridden, and he had to stand severe punishment for over, a quarter of a mile. It was a game exhibition on his part and he Avas deserving of the victory that followed. Monastery, with a great burst of speed, had moved into a long lead, followed by Dust Flower and Miss Kate, but before reaching the stretch he had shaken off this pair of followers and seemed to bz the winner, but Ponjola caught him seventy yards from the finish. Naughty Nisba finished in third place. Dust Flower was favorite, but Swanson rode her faultily and she lost much ground as a result of taking a wide course lor the entire way. THREE AT 1 1-1G MILES. Three of the afternoon races were at mile and a sixteenth. The first fell to Sea-court, after a determined effort to dispose of Carnarvon. The latter had the race seemingly safe approaching the stretcli turn, but at this juncture he began racing wide and it lost him much ground and enabled Sea-court to down him. The Fenian, favorite might have been considerably more formidable with a strong rider. The same applied to Ossaleen, which developed considerable betting strength. Mrs. T. O. Webbers good colt, Hayward, which figured in a disqualification in his previous start, which he won, again came near figuring in a setback as a result of his swerving propensities. Unlike Bobbins, who rode Hayward on the occasion of his disqualification, Harvey made a quick attempt to straighten him, and did so effectively, with the result that he slightly brushed Mary Dear in passing, but caused no damage. The latter was giving up the struggle at the time and no material change in the result was effected, for Mary Dear dropped out of it fast in the last sixteenth, and Hayward came away to an easy victory over Will Wells, with Benedict Vow landing in third place. After the finish E. Martin, rider of Mary Dear, claimed a foul against Hayward, but the stewards did not deem the interference sufficient to warrant a disqualification and let the result of the original placing stand. In addition to Haywards victory the colors of Mrs. T. O. Webber were successful in the opener, Escolane, an outsider, making the double possible when he won handily over the eleven other two-year-old maidens that started. It Avas somewhat of an ordinary band that took part, with Atomin the favored one, but the Whitney representative never figured to any serious extent and brought up among the trailers. Firmament, coming fast in the stretch, finished closest to Escolane, and Uncle J. was heading the others in third place. HAYWAltDS ENTRY REFUSED. After the running of the fourth race, in which Hayward bore over on Mary Dear, having been disqualified for foul in his previous start, the stewards ordered that his further entry be refused at this meeting. The trainer of the horse advised the setwards that he had a habit of bearing in and had done so in nearly all of his previous starts at other tracks. In view of the fact that the stewards are now of the opinion that the iiorse was to blame for the interference in his previous start, they have restored the license of jockey E. Bobbins. Investigation disclosed the fact that Robbins had never been in trouble before. Continued ou second page. I t i 1 i I , i . , : " 1 J 1 e 3 1 I II e a a - e i- it d 2; I- d le is is o 3- it h ie lis It PONJOLAS FINE RACE Continued from first page. Another poor band made up the field in the second race, with Poppye having the call, but that fickle miss was barely successful in getting up in the last strides for third money. The winner was Jaunebar, which followed Charles Henry, the early pacemaker, closely, and when the latter showed signs of weakening Jaunebar moved into the lead I and retained it to the finish. Charles Henry had little trouble in taking second place. The sixth race, also at a mile and a sixteenth, resulted in the overthrow of Suppliant He did not get a portion of the purse, Frank Gailor, running a good race, scored over Flying Devil, with Dandybrush in third place. The latter had shown the most speed, but was unable to get far away from Frank Gailor. The closing race, another mile and a sixteenth dash, enabled jockey Harvey to ride his second winner of the afternoon when he brought home the heavily backed Bear Grass for J. A. Coburn. He won by a half length, but it required considerable riding skill to consummate the victory, for Polvo was pressing him hard all during the last sixteenth. Soggarth Aroon just managed to outstay Nogales. Bear Grass was claimed for ?2,500 by Mrs. R. McGarvey.

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