The Vinter Again: Captures Jefferson Parks Feature Race from Moms Boy, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-13


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THE VINTNER AGAIN Captures Jefferson Parks Feature Race From Moms Boy. Jockey Swanson Rides Four Winners and Harvey Likewise Does Well With Three. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 12. The Green-tree Stables The Vintner added another bracket to his score at this meeting and won the feature race, a ,000 handicap, at five and a half furlongs, which brought to the post some highly regarded racers. He "was forced to do his best, however, to land the victory, Moms Boy pressing him hard at the end. Bradleys Toney likewise was gaining rapidly. The Vintner displayed a high order of speed for the entire way, but it required Harveys best skill to keep him in front near the end. There were eight starters in the race with The Vintner always the favored one, but Moms Boy and Bradleys Toney also attracted considerable support. Missionary failed to break with the others i.nd was left. The summer-like weather, improved track and better grade of racers starting served as a combination that caused the full strength of racing enthusiasts to journey to the Jefferson Park track. Jockey Harvey was again in the limelight and piloted three of the winners in the first five races. His big following were enriched considerably as a result. The racing was spirited all during the afternoon. Some of the finishes were so close that they left a doubt in the mind of some of the spectators as to the correctness of the placing. HOT O DOTS LUCKY VICTORY. The finish of the fourth race, which ssrved as the secondary attraction, brought to th? post a good field, and was followed by a demonstration on the part of Modos backers who thought he had beaten out Boy O Boy. There was no reason for questioning the decision as Boy O Boy had clearly finished in front, but it was a lucky victory he scored and only due to the incompetency of Fields, who was astride Modo. Modo was pounds the best, and with good handling would have won off by himself. The latter was away slowly and Fields rode him wide and weakly throughout. He was on even terms with Boy O Boy in the last sixteenth, but the diminutive Swanson made Fields look amateurish. Pirate Gold was best of the others, and finished in third place. The colors of Pat Dunne, which a decadj ago figured prominently in New Orleans racing and which have not been much in evidence here since Under Fire raced with distinction at the Fair Grounds, scored their first success of the winter season when Talequa, a two-year-old, meeting some of his own age and some older horses, graduated from the maiden ranks, scoring an easy victory over Bad Luck with Firmament in third place. The Dunne youngster raced as if much the best, Harvey had him under restraint in the early running, closely following Bad Luck and when straightened out in the stretch he came away with ease, to w in as his rider pleased. CAMOUFLAGE MUCH BEST. Jockey W. Harvey scored his second victory with Camouflage. The latter was the favorite and he raced as if much the best. Sunny Girl had retired when John Q. Kelley passed into the lead a quarter of a mile from home, but she came again steadily, and was . close to the winner at the finish. Doctor Glenn got up in the last strides to down John Q. Kelley. The latter at one stage of the race looked like the winner, but he tired badly in the final eighth. The third race, a three-quarter mile sprint affair, furnished a spectacular duel between Frightful and Uncl-i J., with the former getting the verdict. Maximaneli, after coming from far back, landed in third place. The contending pair had the race virtually between them during the last quarter. New Hope and Good "Will were expected to be prominent in the racing, but they were never strong factors. Uncle J. was claimed at a cost of ,500 by C. G. Talbutt, represented by Shanghai. It was jockey Swanson who featured during the afternoon, despite the fact that Harvey had ridden three of- the winners in the live preceding races, for when the day closed the little local Swedish youngster, under contract to the local turfman, T. II. Bernhardt, had gone Harvey one better, by riding the last two winners and two preceding ones. Swansons riding was brilliant, and while his handling of Boy O Boy was worthy of a veteran, his performance on Waukulla in the closing race was even greater. "Waukulla seemed hopelessly out of it at the stretch turn, but the youngster saw an opportunity and also a small opening next the inner rail. He sent his mount along the strip without hesitancy and riding like a demon he passed Continued on sixteenth page. I the Vintner again Continued from, first page. all those in front of him until only Battle Shot remained. Rodriguez, on Battle Shot, was not anticipating any one coming Up on the inside, and centered his attention on Freezy Sneezy, which- was to the right of him, until too late. AVaukulla, continuing witli a terrific rush, caught Battle Shot twenty yards from the finish and before Rodriguez could rouse his mount the finish was reached, with AVaukulla a victress.

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