Devoid of Feature: Wednesday Program at Jefferson Given over to lowly Racers, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-18


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DEVOID OF FEATURE Wednesday Program at Jefferson Given Over to Lowly Racers. Even Calibre of Fields Results in Good Sport President Wins the Main Race. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 17 Jefferson Parks racing offering Wednesday was entirely devoid of a feature attraction, and brought into contests platers of various degrees. Their even calibre was primarily responsible for the interesting sport that developed. The attendance was again of generous proportion, the summerlike weather serving as the magnet that brought so many to the trade The only race not carded with a claiming clause was the third, and it brought ouc maidens of all ages to race three-quarters. E. 11. Bradleys President, a three-year-old colt, had the call, and he made good in .handy style, after having led for the entire distance. Rodeo was his closest rival through out, and Alexander Moore finished in third place. Firmament had a host of supporters, and he would have -figured largely in the result with a good ride. He finished in fourth place. Two-year-olds were called on to go a mile in two of the races. In the second Lucifer Avas the victor. McDermott had to display I exceptional skill to land him the winner, I for the restraining tactics he employed in the first three-quarters enabled him to have enough in reserve to down Transformer. The latter had displayed the most speed from the start, but found the distance too far. Bankrupt, the favorite, on which Parke had the mount, raced poorly,, and tried to bolt on the turns. He appeared promising at the stretch turn, but quit badly when ridden hard". AL BOYD IN FRONT. In the sixth race, bringing to the pest some of the best that started during the afternoon, Al Boyd was the victor, his success being achieved in handy style. In a preceding start he finished last. It was a different Al Boyd that started today, for he displayed good speed throughout and disposed of Battle Shot Avhen he tried to come away, as his rider pleased. His erratic performance caused some comment and it probably will entail a session with the stewards for "Sergeant" Swenke, who is training him. Flying Devil and Llewellyn were supposedly the outstanding ones in the race and received smart public support. The locally owned Dust Flower was victress in the fifth race. She was lucky to land the purse, for Swanson outrode Chick Lang on Monastery. Had the latter been benefited by good riding he would have been winner. The pair had it between them from the start and they battled it out spectacularly, with the winner in doubt until the last seventy yards, where Swanson brought Dust Flower home first by a neck. Tender Seth, under a strong ride, got up in the last quarter to outstay Brother John for third place. Huey, which showed a dull race in a preceding start, was a different racer in the fourth race, another two-year-old mile dash. He fought it out gamely all the way and outstayed Parole II., with Bad Luck in third place. OLD PETER PIPER FAILS. A dozen ordinary ones started in the opener and the Swenke-owned Peter Piper was the favorite, but he failed of getting a portion of the purse, Poppye winning handily from an outsider. Trust Official, with Dicks Daughter in third place. The closing race at a mile and a half furnished the principal incidents of the afternoons racing. The wind-up was of the thrilling variety between Richelieu and Wild Life. The former was ridden by Montgomery and Wild Life, favorite, by Parke. Richelieu was given the award, his victory being by a matter of inches and with a good ride he should have won off. The difference of an ordinary skilled jockey and a finished product was glaringly brought out here. Montgomery did everything during the last sixteenth but fall off, while Parke was striving to make a beaten horse win. He might have done so, too, but for the bumping that Wild Life got from Richelieu in the last sixteenth. The claim of foul that Parke lodged against the winner was not allowed. Gem, which had been the early leader, finished in third place.

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