Elector Wins Again: S. N. Holmans Racer Continues on His Victorious Way, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-23


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ELECTOR WINS AGAIN I S. N. Holmans Racer Continues on His Victorious Way. Easily Accounts for Derby Prospect, Feature of Jeffersons Monday Program. NEW ORLEANS. La., Dec. 22. S. X. IIol-lnans Elector continues on his winning way, j and this afternoon added another 1,000 ; purse to his credit, when he won easily in the Derby Prospect, a -mile race featuring the card, and bringing together half a dozen .starters, including The Badger and Lucifer. The latter pair were the winners closest followers at the finish. The outstanding disappointment of the race was Pedagogu2. This one showed even a duller performance than he did in a preceding start. . Elector had extensive support. So keen was His backers to get aboard at the cutset of price quoting that a near panic ensued and when a stable market ruled 6 to 5 was the best quotation. This was accepted with avidity and at post time 7 to 10 was the best obtainable. Pedagogue from an opening of 3 to 1 went to 10 to 1 and he was still receding steadily. The Badger, with a good display of speed, started out as if to make a runaway of it and it did not look any too flattering for Elector when he belted at the first turn anil lost considerable ground. It enabled Tne Badger to move away farther and during the first half mile he had a five lengths advantage. Elector had recovered some ground and was in second place before reaching the lower turn. He gained steadily in the next quarter and drew out decisively to win as his rider pleassd. The Badger held on just long enough to last for second place, with Lucifer third. The latter was ridden wide all during the last half mile and this cost him second placo. Pedagogue was at all times far out cf it and showed a dull race. FIRST BEBWELL SUCCESS. Three of the four starters in the sixth race. Modo, Moms Boy and John Finn, were rated highly and they finished in the order that they were held in the betting. Modo, however, did not come in for the extensive support expected. It marked the first victory that IT. G. Bedwell .had scored during the meeting. Modo had the best of the start and rushed into a good lead, easily maintaining his advantage over Moms Boy. The latter had no trouble staying in advance of John Finn. Edward Gray was away poorly and continued far back all the way. Huon Pine, an outsider, proved a surprise in the fourth, a high price claiming handicap. Swansori gave him a hustling ride and, aided by a gosd start, he led for the entire way to beat the favorite, Leatherwocd, with Prince llegent outstaying Julia M. in third place. The closing race was. the most spectacular of any during the afternoon. The four raced compactly for the entire distance, with Johnny Jewell and Snow Maiden the leaders, almost measuring strides for the entire trip. It was a question whicli would be the winner in the stretch, both alternating in a slight lead with every other stride, Johnny Jewell having the advantage in the last stride. Battle Shot was pressing the pair at the end and was going faster than the leaders. Snow Maiden was the favorite here and herj i failure marked the downfall of the four of the afternoons favorites. ItAI AND MUD. Cold, threatening weather following a hard rain, causing the track to be muddy, reduced the attendance to regulars. The changed going was responsible for numerous withdrawals in all the races. The opener found See It Through installed as favorite, and he made good, showing the way the entire race, His margin of victory, while not big, left no room for doubt as to his superiority. Winsome Lady finished in second place, primarily because oE the bad ride of Fields, astride Valentino. Had Valentino been given a good ride he would have given the winner a stout argument. It was an ordinary band of maidens of all ages that started here. The second brought to the post a slighily better band, with Wild Goose preferred. He landed in third place after having shown the most early speed, but it was quite an effort for him to land that portion of the purse. The winner turned up in Judge Breuer, backed silently but effectively from a high price. He scored in commanding fashion, racing in the stretch under restraint, and hard held near the end. Isaman. which began slowly, had to race wide and closed an immense gap in the last quarter. Some of the backers of David Harum staged a demonstration after the finish of tho third race taking exception to the judges award of Peace Pal as tho winner. There was no cause for doubt that Peace Pal had finished first, but his victory was a lucky one, and gained primarily through the rousing ride that Swanson gave him. - Continued on twelfth page. ELECTOR WINS AGAIN Continued from first page. The diminutive Swanson outrode and outguessed jockey Scobie, on David Harum. Had Scobie been a bit more active during the last sixteenth David Harum would have been the victor. Scobies failure to use his whip gave the spectators an impression that he was winning, but as a matter of fact he was a good head in back of Peace Pal when they came under the finish. Zanzibar, coming with a rush, was pressing the leading pair closely. f

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