Thimbles Fast Race: Runs Mile in 1:393/5 to Win Jefferson Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-20


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THIMBLES FAST RACE 1 Runs Mile in 1 :39 to Win I Jefferson Feature. Knights Bridge Records Another Success for Owner, W. Daniel, Chicago Turfman. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 19. While tne greater part of the United States was snow or sleet bound, racing was held here at Jef- c ferspn Park under ideal conditions, the track being faster than at any time during the l present meeting. This was clearly indicated when Thimble ran a mile in 1:39 in winning the La Belle Creole Purse, that fea- , tured this afternoons program. , There were five starters and Dust Flower j ruled favorite, though Thimble came in for considerable backing. All but Forest Flower j were away well, tne Stark three-year-old t refusing to go with the others, but was , racing well at the end when too late to be of any avail. It was Dust Flower that set the early pace : and opened a big gap on the others. How- ever the daughter of Peter Quince found the 3 distance a trifle too far and tired badly on reaching the stretch. She dropped when Lily M. challenged and the latter held sway to the last eighth when Thimble came fast and outstayed her in the last twenty yards. : The winners performance was a good one as he was slow to get going and had to , make up much ground to get into contention. SPARKLING CONTEST. The mile and seventy yards of the fourth race recorded another success for the Chicago turfman, W. Daniel, when his Knights Bridge gamely outlasted Pirate Gold, after a spirited and hard fought contest. Knights Bridge showed fine speed throughout, and. after racing Al Boyd into defeat, gamely withstood the closing rush of Pirate Gold. The English-bred filly. Beach Talk, running in the colors of the Idle Hour Stock Farm, was an odds-on choice for the opening race, which attracted ten maiden fillies. Her backers had cause for anxiety during the early running, for the filly began slowly and was far back in the rear, but Hum gave her a persistent ride and, swinging into the stretch, she had made up much of the lost ground and then showing a good burst of speed caught and passed Orageuse and was going away at the end. The latter was held next in regard to Beach Talk, but she was also far back in the early running and did not get going until near the stretch turn where she overhauled the pacemaker, La Belle, and took the lead, but it was short lived, Beach Talk immediately assuming command. Orageuse continued to race gamely, however, and was an easv second. Lady Gallivant was a prominent contender throughout and, finishing fast, was a good third. FOUR HORSES GO DOWN. The second race was marked by an accident in which four of the starters fell. Twelve went to the post and after a good start Perplexity was the first to show and he was never headed, winning by two lengths from Whirlwind, which was his closest follower throughout. Orlova, also well up from the start, raced into third place, a length before First Call. The latter met with inter-- ference during the early running, which probably cost him a part of the purse. Davelle, among the leaders in the first quarter mile, was suddenly seen to go down and her immediate followers. Vera Vennie, Bessie Hope and Miss June, fell over her. Star Girl was much the best of the band that started in the third race. She had to be to win. She raced wide on all the turns and lost considerable ground but her superiority was so marked that when straightened out in the stretch she rapidly overhauled Kentucky Ttose, Askket and Dave Goldie and racing them into defeat won going away. Kentucky Bose showed whirlwind speed in pacemaking but the burst only lasted to , the head of the stretch where she tired and fell back rapidly to ultimately finish in sixth ! place. Wuhu ran a game race to finish second, being much used in chasing the pacemaker, but he hung on gamely in the final I drive and staved off the final rush of Dave . Goldie. The latter headed Wuhu for a brief time on the stretch turn, but tired. The disappointment of the race was New Hope. Installed the favorite, he ran dully for the first half, but came with a rush toward the end and outstayed Mit for fourth place. His failure was partially due to the listlessness of Harvey, who kept him far back in the early running. The Archer and Colored Boy were equally in demand in the closing race, but they wound up in second and third place, respectively. Snow Maiden taking the lead at the start and winning off by herself. Montgomery took The Archer back after the farrier had been released and did not call1 upon him until after the half mile post had been passed. When called upon ho caught and passed every horse in the race before, the stretch turn had been reached, but Snow Maidens early lead was too much, and he had to be content with second place. Colored Boy was in second place from the ! start, but he could not withstand The Archers rush and finished third, a length . before the last finishing Dernier Sou, "which closed a big gap in the last quarter.

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