Honors to Scotland: First in Jeffersons Main Race Under G. Johnson Fine Ride, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-01


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HONORS TO SCOTLAND • « First in Jeffersons Main Race Under G. Johnsons Fine Ride. ♦ Delhi Boys Success Also Attributable to Same Jockeys Excellent Horsemanship. ♦ NEW ORLEANS, La.. March Zl.—J. Swig-ert Taylors Scotland, which on many occasions proved a rank disappointment, carried off honors in todays feature race at Jefferson Park, when he beat a good band of three-year-olds in the South Point Purse, at three-quarters. He was ridden by "Gol-die" Johnson and that jockey handled him perfectly. After keeping Scotland under restraint until just before reaching the stretch turn. Johnson urged him past Best Friend, the early leader, and won through the stretch with speed in reserve. There were seven starters in the race. Sturdy Stella and Chaff being coupled as representatives of the Dearborn Stable. Scotland was an outstanding favorite and was accorded stout backing. He began well and Johnson took him in hand at once to allow Best Friend to set the pace. The latter raced fast from the start and had a three-length lead at one stage, but when Johnson called on Scotland he readily moved forward and it was little effort for him to pass into the lead and win by a commanding margin. Jockey M. Hum, on Best Friend, displayed considerably more activity than he has shown on several occasions and kept Best Friend prominent from the start and also enabled him to outstay the wide racing Chaff. Comrade was again a medium for strong support, but he raced in dull form and also wide most of the way. Good Shepherd again disappointed and Sturdy Stella performed poorly and always trailed far out of it. Jockey Johnsons return to the saddle was brief. He h;id two mounts during the after-noon-j-Scotland and Delhi Boy — both winners and both favorites. He rode them in outstanding fashion and Delhi Boys success was, in the main, due to his good saddle work. LAST LADIES DAY. Cloudy weather with an occasional slight shower did not dampen the enthusiasm of the fair sex who were guests of the Jefferson Park Association. The occasion was Ladies Day. the last of the present meeting, and thousands of the fiminine devotees in these parts took advantage to attend without cost The program was devoid of any special feature, but the well matched ones in the different fields brought about close racing. »n this occasion Respond had the outer post K»sition and benefited by a hustling ride, he managed to outstay Scotland Girl. The latter was also lucky to avoid interferon e and. with a more skillful ride, would have won. She displayed smart improvement even if she did have a rough trip in her last start. Quicken, which was backed into favoritism, would, in all probability, have won with ■ good ride. Healy. for some reason, persisted in taking her back and also getting In r bl »cked in the first quarter. She came like ■ streak through the stretch when roused hard and finished in third place. Jessica, which had considerable public sup-BMt, might just as well have remained in the st;ible for all the opportunity she had when the timid 1-egere. with an inner post position, began taking her back sharply and she was eliminated from contention in the first sixteenth. INTERESTING DlFL. H. P. Whitneys Swordsman and R. E. Wallaces Tirza provided another close finish in the sixth race, which brought out ten three-year-olds for a dash of one mite and seventy yards. They fought it out to a ; head finish with each taking stride for stride in the final sixteenth of a mile. The difference that separated them varied little, if any. during this part of the race. Swords- 1 man was extremely lucky, as he was free from interference in the early stages and I saved much ground getting through on the inside of War ;rail when coming to the stretch turn. Also It. Harnetts handling of the winner was suj erior to that of K. Martin on Tirza, which had to race from last place, after being taken back following a rapid start. She was taken around all of : her rivals and. considering the use she was t subjected to in the first three-quarters, her finish was a remarkable one. Mollie Hyhill gave a steady i*-rformance and outlasted Miss Relvue for third place. The addition of blinkers to the equipment of l.oyal H. brought a decided improvement in his running and he was winner in a nose finish with Peter J. at the end of one mile and a sixteenth in the opening race. C. 1 egnon rode the winner well, as he displayed . I Continued on sixteenth p:ige J HONORS TO SCOTLAND Continued from lirst page a tendency to hear out when entering the stretch and strong riding was necessary to straighten him out for the stretch drive during which he overhauled Peter J. He began tiring in the last few strides and barely managed to win. Peter J. was sent into the lead leaving the back stretch and. finishing gamely, just failed to win. Tribal, a forward factor after the first half mile, held on stubbornly to outstay Ho-Horry for third place. Hats lp and C Healy proved the winning combination in the second race, the aged griding outrunning West Hill, Bobs Best, Brunswick and seven others for the entire distance. At the finish he was racing easily with the comfortable advantage of two lengths over West HiTl. which boat Bobs Best by a nose for second place. These two figured in a duel in the list three-eighths, I during which they raced almost as a team. Brunswick, the favorite, began tiring after racing close to the winners pace for the first fivo-eighths. Delhi Boy earned his first purse in some time when he accounted for the third race, in which eleven others from among the common run of platers opi osed him. At the end of the mile and a sixteenth. Delhi Boy was under hard riding by G. Johnson to stall off Babbling, which loomed up menacingly in the last sixteenth, only to fail to overtake the winner by a half length. Babbling moved up to ttu- winner with a rush on the inside when approaching the stretch turn. Eight Sixty, with a big rush, earned third pla e ■ goodly distance clear of Nereid. Delhi Box was a pronounced choice. The erratic Goldfield. which starter Hamilton permitted to start for the first time in many months, failed tj start, thereby demonstrating that his barrier conduct dd not improve during the period he was banned. The two-year-old race at a half-mile, was a farcial ontest. Poor riding and much Interference caused frequent jamming and those lucky to be away forwardly and clear of interference benefited at the expense of the probable contenders. These horses with an outer position have Seemingly had the best of it in these juvenile races. They have succeeded in reaching a vantage position approaching the first turn and with a clear course in their favor have managed to keep in the van. On this occasion llcspond had the outer post position atid benefited by a hustling ride he managed to outstay Si ot land Girl. •

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