Elector in Front: Accounts for Tulane Purse at Jefferson Park Thursday, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-19


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ELECTOR IN FRONT Accounts for Tulane Purse at Jefferson Park Thursday. Odds-On Favorite, Dr. Hickman, Beaten in Fourth Race After Spectacular Finish. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. IS. Jefferson Parks racing patrons were again treated to some excellent sport of a summer variety, with the -weather of a June brand. It was natural that another large attendance should be on hand to view the racing under the perfect conditions. Some of the better class horses at the track took part and it brought corresponding improvement in activities. The Tulane Purse of ?1,000, at three-quarters, brought to the post five good two-year-olds, and they made a spectacular contest, with S. N. Holmans consistent Elector and E. R. Bradleys Benedict Vow absorbing the limelight, for they raced almost on even terms from the start and came to the last sixteenth so closely aligned that it was impossible to forejudge the result. In the last seventy yards Elector began forging to the front anil right at the end Benedict Vow gave way completely, and it enabled the Holman representative to win by a short lengh. Talequa had followed the pair closest for the entire way and finished in third place. The disappointment of the rac? was Pedagogue. This youngster had been backed into favoritism, but he showed a dull performance, being far back from the i start, and brought up in last place. SHOULD HATE "WON OFF. The worst upset and the most spectacular finish of the afternoon came in the fourth race, another sprinting dash, with Dr. Hickman backed to the exclusion of the others and at odds-on. He finished in third place, beaten by a nose and a head respectively by Sandy Hatch, an outsider, and Centimeter, the second choice. Dr. Hickman was pounds the best and his failure was due to the listlessness of jockey McDermott, who kept the favorite far back in the early stages and lost for him much ground by riding wide at the stretch turn. Had he kept more prominently in the early part or ridden him closer to the inner rail at the stretch turn, he would have won off. A good field took part in the sixth race at a mile and seventy yards and it resulted in the lowering of the track record by a full second when Miss Meise won from Boy O Boy in 1 :42. The former holder of the track mark was Rocky Mountain, whicn covered the distance in 1:43t5 two years ago. Prince Tii Tii, ridden by McDermott. was the favored one in the race, but he figured but slightly throughout. The start found them all in alignment, but McDermott began easing back approaching the first turn and it left him far in the wake ot the others. He gained in resolute fashion during the last half mile, but he could not cope with the leading three. Boy O Boy, under hustling tactics, moved at once into the lead and, disposing of The Ttoll Call in the first half mile, shook off Modo later to take a good lead in the stretch, but Miss Meise, coming with a rush, passed him twenty yards from the finish. TOUGH DAY FOJt FAVORITES. It was not a propitious day for favorite followers. They started off fairly well when Trapdale, well backed, scored in the opener, but thereafter their judgment was faulty. Trapdale was in with eleven other maiden two-year-olds and he never left the result seriously in doubt, for he took command at once and won as his rider pleased, Lucky and Wahkeena fighting it out hard for second place, with the former just lasting to retain that portion of the purse. Elemental was civen the call in the second race, another that brought to the post the limit number of starters of the ordinary grade. He was beaten handily, though he managed to ""finish in third place. The winner turned up in Korbly, which got up in tne last few strides to head Last One. The latter showed good speed, but tired slightly during the stretch run. Another mishap that mitigated against the form followers came in the closing race when Stonewall, the best supported one, had his chances destroyed at the stretch turn when he was forced sharply against the inner rail. He was about to pass into the lead at the time, but the collision with the fence forced him back and enabled Margaret Avare to take command and she won from Rupee, with Escarpolette in third place. The fourth race had another big band ot starters, with Smarty as the favored one. He could do no better than land in third place. The winner was Slanderer at long odds, which beat home Gladys V. There was considerable activity about Royal Charlie in this race, but after flattering extensively for three-quarters iahed fast thereafter. Thomas C. Bradley, general manager of the Kentucky Association track at Lexington, Ky., is expected here tomorrow from Hot Springs, where he has been resting since the close of the Lexington meeting.

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