Wild Aster Defeated: Long Point Takes His Measure in Jefferson Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-16


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WILD ASTER DEFEATED Long Point Takes His Measure. in Jefferson Feature. Gorget Beats Nogales By a Nose in Sensational Finish Favorites in Eclipse. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 13. Wild Aster, carrying the colors of the Greentree Stable, an outstanding favorite, with jockey Parke up. suffered defeat in the feature race on Jefferson Parks Monday program. Long Point, well supported at good odds, was the victor in handy style, showing vastly improved form over preceding starts here. At the Weight adjustment Wild Aster was conceding Long Point twelve pounds, but the latter was clearly best, for not only did he outrun the Greentree representative from the tart, but he also lost an immense amount of ground at the stretch turn, where he bolted. He appeared to be effectively baaten when this happened, but he surprised all by coining with a rush again in the last sixteenth and winning wtih consummate ease. Wild Aster struggled gamely under the hard riding of Parke, but he was not good enough. Appellate was another that showed improved form. Fields rode him energetically today, in contrast to his listless effort on the same racer in a preceding start The time of the race, l:0GVs, was the fastest of the present meeting. Moms Boy, an expected contender in the race, showed a dull performance under a weak ride by C. Lang. SUMMERLIKE WEATHER. Midsummer weather again prevailed this afternoon and the track was in the best possible condition. The combination was responsible for some interesting sport developments and the racing was witnessed by a surprisingly large crowd. Favorites were aain in eclipse, their downfall corning with regularity. Aside from i Wild Asters defeat followers of form found their severest loss in the failure of Mars-dale j in the fifth race. His defeat was in the I main due to his unpreparedness at the start. The barrier was released while one of the assistants was attempting to straighten him and he was almost left. The finish was one of the most spectacular of the afternoon, Avith Mergler, astride Gorget, outriding L. Lang on Nogales to gain the verdict by a nose. Flying Devil was in third place. Marsdale closed a good gap after his bad beginning and with equal racing luck might have been the winner. The overthrow of the sixth successive favorite came when David Harum, ridden by L. McDermott, gave way to Stone Age, on which Montgomery rode his third winner for the afternoon. Montgomery displayed good riding skill by keeping Stone Age restrained next the inner rail until rounding into the stretch, where he sent his mount around with a rush instead of attempting to come through next the inner rail, where he probably would have been cut off. He had a lead before McDermott realized and he kept his mount in the van under vigorous riding, to win by a short half length. Stone Age bore out "slightly in the closing strides, but did not impede David Harum enough to materially make a difference in- the result. Tan Son was third. Stone Ages success marked a double, for the Baumgartner silks during the afternoon, Theo having scored previously in the Baumgartner livery. ONLY FAVORITE TO WIN The concluding race found a favorite finally making good, with Dandybrush, who led for the entire way, and beat the fast finishing Kellerman. The latter had confident support, but he was not good enough. He had to be urged hard near the end to outstay Clock Stocking. Jockey Montgomery, whose star has been hidden for some time, emerged out of the clouds to shine brightly during the first two races in which he piloted the respective winners. Both his, mounts were at good odds and his followers profited handsomely as a result. He was on Golden Locks in the opening dash and that racer was not entitled to the victory, for Orageuse was pounds the best but C. Lang continuously took her back in the wake of the others and not until the short stretch, with the winner having a long and safe lead, did he ! uike a strong effort. He landed in second place but was a considerable distance back of the winner. Lucky finished in third place. A jam that came soon after the start was responsible for the unseating of Shanks on Afternoon Tea, but luckily the youngster escaped with a shaking up, though for a time it looked as if he had been severely injured. Montgomery was astride the erratic Theo in the second race. This contest, like the opener, engaged twelve ordinary ones. "Theo began tardily, but racing in her best form, she gained rapidly, and was in a contending position when the stretch was reached. At this juncture Little Alfred, the leader, began tiring badly, and Theo had no difficulty drawing ouc to win well under restraint over El Astro and Rachel rotter in third place. Lad-Boss was favored in the race, with Dreamer a!so coming in for a full share of support, but neither figured to any serious extent and were effectively done for before going half a mile.

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