Unpleasant Weather: Responsible for Decreased Attendance at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-11


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UNPLEASANT WEATHER Responsible for Decreased Attendance at Jefferson Park. Difficult Track Puzzle Alike to Horses and Speculators Brother John Fails. XEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 10. Cold, threatening: weather following: a heavy downpour of rain this morning-, brought about the first noticeable decrease in attendance rt Jefferson Park. The track was deep and. holding and time recorded in the various races was the slowest made during- the meeting. The entire card, with the exception of thej second race, had claiming- clauses. The sec-1 ond race was for maiden two-year-olds, and an ordinary band contested for the purse. The stellar attraction was the Monteleon Claiming Handicap, at three-quarters mile, and it was reduced by scratches to four starters. Betting- judgment was all astray, the changed going and the poor fields in most .of the contests serving as a puzzle for the speculators. The downfall of choices began in the opener, when Sequel and SL Quentin, the J wo best backed ones, were beaten handily. The winner turned up in Canyon, which led for the entire way. Doubt as to his ability to race in the mud caused an absence of support for him. He won well under restraint from Bessie Hope, with St Quentin managing to land in third place. Jockey J. D. Mooneys ride on the latter was decidedly amateurish. CHANELS LUCKY VICTORY. The second race resulted in a lucky victory for Channel over. Storm Cloud, with Alexander Moore third. Channel led for most of the distance, but was tiring near the end and just stuck it out Storm Cloud by far was the best. He was away poorly and ridden weakly. With a good ride he would have won off. G. C. "Winfreys Van Patrick furnished th unset m the third race. He won handily, after having- been allowed to drop far out of it, and seemingly out of contention. AY rangier was the favorite and after flattering: for three-quarters by staying in the lead, tired thereafter and was beaten out for second place by Freezy Sneezv In the feature Brother John proved a disappointment. He was the favored one and failed to get a portion of the purse in the field of four. Jolly, a frequent winner on raf rVle? V1,6 others home hy after McAuhffe had kept him under restraint for the first three eighths. Julia M. was the contributing- cause in Brother Johns down-fa . She refused to relinquish the lead and, failing to head her, Brother John gave it up early. Julia M. m turn tired badly during the stretch racing and Son-o-Unc, saving ground next to the inner rail, had difficulty passing her in the stretch for second place. 3IUEY DISAPPOINTMENT. Huey, owned by A. E. Barrett, was the disappointment of the sixth race. He was backed confidently but he never figured seriously at any stage of the race. The winner turned up in Gipsy Flyer, which came fast after passing the half mile post and took command before reaching the stretch. He won well in hand. Bad Luck, which was claimed in his start yesterday, was given a good ride and figured prominently for the entire trip, landing in second place with a good margin over Neat Girl. Uncle J., shaking off High Water, looked the winner, but he quit badly during the final eighth. Hueys poor showing was probably due to his inability to negotiate the mud. Smart Guy completed the disaster for favorite followers when he failed in the closing race. Little Ammie beat him home by a small margin. Smart Guy had been the leader from the start and seemed to have the race won after he had shaken off Superbum in the stretch but Little Ammie, which had raced prominently from the start, came again in the last sixteenth after appearing completely beaten and got up in the last few strides. Cheer Leader and Conundrum, which were expected to figure prominently in the running, were at all times far out of it and figured but slightly in the contention.

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