Charm Coup Succeeds: Unusual Price Fluctuation on Jefferson Parks First Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-22


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I CHARM COUP SUCCEEDS Unusual Price Fluctuation on Jefferson Parks First Winner. No Rules Violated in Price Building Affair Noahs Pride Displays Unexpected Improvement. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 21. A featureless program comprised the offering at Jefferson Park today and, but for an enormous and successful "build" on Charm, winner of the first race, which furnished material aplenty to keep tongues wagging thereafter, the afternoon would have been dull for the good crowd that viewed the racing under pleasant conditions. The false elevation of odds from one to two as shown on the approximate odds board when the field left the starting stalls to 9.60 for , was the first of such magnitude to go through during the meeting. Track officials offered every explanation of the "coup," which stewards T. C. Bradley and John T. Ireland found to have been engineered without violation of the regulations, governing operations of the certificates department. The race in question was the most keenly contested of the afternoon and, Charm, ridden by J. Neel in the colors of C. S. Stubbs, got up to win by a head over Finger Tips, with Princess Elsie third a length back and only a neck in the van of Sunny Port. In the fifth race, for three-year-olds, R. Dohles Noahs Pride, racing in suddenly improved fashion, was a decisive winner over Wise Seller, Hasola and nine others. Noahs Pride took command when called upon entering the stretch and, opening up a safe lead, won eased up. WISE SELLER TIRES. Wise Seller, the early leader, tired after reaching the last of the six furlongs, but managed to outstay Hasola, which finished fast. Kay Frances, which had a big following, was fourth throughout. A gigantic "build" went through when Charm just managed to wear down Finger Tips in time to account for the opening dash. The winner prices were elevated from odds-on to 880 to 100 through heavy support for other of the horses in the field of twelve as the start, which was delayed only a half minute, was effected. As the horses broke approximate odds of 7 to 2 were flashed on Charm on the infield approximate odds board and the board showed -the same odds 7 to 2 after the race had been run. Much of the money used in building up the odds on the winner was placed on Finger Tips, which finished second a head back of Charm, Delma Dunn and Bourbon Maid, it was said. Delma Dunn was in close quarters almost throughout and Bourbon Maid, always outrun, came out of the race in lamed condition. The entire pool totaled 5,878, a new high figure for the meeting. This also included the place and show money handled on the race. In the place betting Charm paid only .40 for and the show return was .80 for . LAST MINUTE PLAY. The "build" recalled the recent like odds elevation of Linden Tree at Agua Caliente and was engineered in much the same manner, enormous support for horses used in building the odds on Charm developing as the horses lined up at the barrier and the short delay closed the betting almost immediately after the money for Bourbon Maid, Delma Dunn and Finger Tips was accepted. According to statements by Robert S. Eddy, Jr., general manager of the track, ,100 was bet on horses other than Charm within a short time before the start of the race. He stated that ,400 of that amount was placed in cash through the 0 ticket Wicket and the remaining 00 was received In orders by wire. In his opinion the "build" was executed by operators not in New Orleans, but represented by agents. In the second, which like the preceding event, was given over to older fillies and mares and at three-quarters, Pollys Folly was returned the winner. Her success was in the nature of a mild surprise, but was easily attained, the running finding her well In the van of her rivals throughout the closing three-eighths. Laura Negley took Continued on second page. CHARM COUP SUCCEEDS Continued from first page." second by a wide margin over Transformation, which tired after gaining that position at the end of five-eighths. The well-backed Bayamo and Violin were outsprinted at every stage. War Tide carried the Warm Stables colors to victory in the .third race at one mile and seventy yards for maiden three- and four-year-olds. Twelve started, and Dusky Boy finished second with Bag o Roses third. Under vigorous handling by Harold Thomas, the winner made every post a winning one. He was reluctant about extending himself, but the brisk pressure applied, kept him going a bit too well for Dusky Boy, which he stalled off all during the closing eighth. In the late stages, the latter tired and at the end, a mere nose gave him second over Bag o Roses. My Toots, which attracted considerable support furnished little contention.

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