Featureless Card: Jeffersons Friday Program Given over to Lowly Platers, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-27


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FEATURELESS CARD: Jeffersons Friday Program Given Over to Lowly Platers. Even Calibre of Starters Respon sible for Good Sport Alexander Moore Narrowly. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 26 Cloudy ! and cold weather, a heavy track and a card of off-day aspect resulted in a decreased attendance at Jefferson Park today. The lack of features was due to the severe track conditions, the heavy going resulting in the bstter grade of horses being kept in 1 their respective stables. The even calibre of ; the starters was responsible for some interesting racing with several of the finishes j close enough to suit the most exacting. The fourth race, the only one not under claiming conditions, furnished a spectacular finish in which superior riding on the part of D. Jones brought about the victory of Alexander Moore by the closest of margins, Pyroot landing in second place, with St. Charles third. The diminutive V. Moore had the mount on Pyroot and Harvey was astride St, Charles. Both should have landed in advance of the winner with any kind of skillful riding. It was expected of Moore to display inexperience but Harveys effort was justly criticized. Pyroot displayed considerably improved form over recent showings and he followed Alexander Moore closely, from the start. Going extremely wide into the stretch cost him considerable ground, but he held on determinedly and Alexander Moore only won by a short head. St. Charles was a like margin in back of the pair. Alexander Moore was a pronounced favorite. RAJAH UNDER GOOD HIDE. Another choice to score in the following race was Rajah. Harvey rode him and it was a contrasting ride that he gave him to that which he put up on St. Charles in tne preceding race. He kept hard at it on him arid disposing of Anticipate won well under restraint from Elemental, with Isaman, a well-supported second choice, just getting up for third place. Anticipate showed good early speed but quit so badly during the last sixteenth that he was in danger cf falling from exhaustion. The mile and an eighth was productive of a form somersault when ISscarpolette won without much difficulty from Superbum, with Little Ammie in third place. Escarpolette was backed with supreme confidence and Harvey kept her prominent from the start and she failed to run out as she did in a former start. There was considerable activity about Kent L., but that racer showed a decidedly dull performance, being far out of it from the start and the finish, still found him a goodly distance back, but he succeeded in beating out two of the starters when they began easing up. A mile and a sixteenth race concluded the days proceedings and it brought to the post another band of lowly ones, with Smarty an outstanding favorite, but a dismal failure and far back at the finish. The winner turned up in lelescope, which led for the entire way to beat home Demijohn, with Juno in third place. Juno received vast betting attention near the close, but she had a hard time landing the shorter portion of the purse. Permarco was left at the post. FIRST IOll H. T. BATCHLER. An ordinary band of maiden fillies took part in the first race at five-eighths, and it brought victory to Wahkeena, the first time the II. T. Batchler colors have scored in a long time. She won from Silent Lillian, a supposedly good thing that was in active con tention from the start and with better riding might have won. In third place came Golden Green, a first-lime starter here. The latter showed a good performance and should graduate from the maiden ranks bsfore long. There was a sensational plunge on In Love "With Love. It was not a misguided one, for the filly showed winning form, but a faulty beginning and then ridden wide destroyed her chances. The presence of Sporri astride Muskeg-caused an absence of support for this recently acquired McGinn representative, but lie was so much the best that he came away with ease in the stretch to beat Tight for the purse in the second race. Tight, stand- ing a hard drive, outlasted another poorly ridden one, Rachel Potter. There was considerable support for Pollymara in the race, and the one-time crack Guvnor, but a weak ride on Pollmara caused her retirement in the stretch and Guvnor never figured to any extent in the running. The third race, in which a dozen twO-year-olds took part, resulted in an easy victory for Parmachenee Belle over Clique, with Donna Santa in third place. Donna Santa was probably best, but her rider was unable to keep her up with the others in the early stages, resulting in her being a distant last for part of the way, but she came around the others fast during the stretch and finished faster than the leaders.

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