Jimmy Moran Romps to Victory at New Orleans: Adds Pontchartrain Handicap to List of Victories-Lucky Tom Wins, Daily Racing Form, 1932-02-01


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JIMMY MORAN . -. . ROMPS TO VICTORY AT NEW ORLEANS Adds Pontchartrain Handicap to List of Victories Lucky Tom Wins Spanish Play Carries Top Weight of 120 Pounds Into Second Place Brilliant Program Attracts Large Crowd . NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 30. Jimmy Moran, outstanding older performer here last winter, scored his second victory in as many starts during the current Fair Grounds meeting when he easily accounted for the ninth renewal of the Pontchartrain Handicap, the fixture, renewed at one mile and a sixteenth, as the Saturdays feature at the Louisiana Jockey Clubs course, and for which he ruled a pronounced favorite over the five that opposed him. The Goldblatt racer won easily, with Spanish Play, which 3 carried top weight of 120 pounds, or seven more than the winner, second, two and one-half lengths back and a neck in front of Glastonbury, which carried 108 pounds. Only three others started with Playtime accounting for fourth money over Gettin Even and Light Mint, which finished as named. Hard rains during the night left the track in a muddy condition, but favorable weather rapidly brought it into firmer condition as the day wore on, and the footing was slow for the running of the attractive Saturday program. Jimmy Moran ran the distance in 1:48 and was ridden by Gilbert Elston. Although a drop in temperature accompanied the clear weather that followed the hard electrical storms of Friday night, the afternoon was pleasant for the sport and the attendance was by far the largest during the meeting. Patrons included many prominent Orleanians and visitors and the throng was as colorful and representative as it was large. WINNER DOMINATES RACE. After the first three-sixteenths, during which he worked his way into the lead with a slight loss of ground, the Pontchartrain Handicap was dominated by the winner, while Glastonbury and Spanish Play provided an interesting,, protracted duel for the runner-up honors. After a quarter Elston rated the victor to the stretch, where he came on gamely under mild hand riding and in the last sixteenth swiftly increased his advantage over the closely aligned Spanish Play and Glastonbury, the latter giving way to the Knebel-kamp and Morris colt when within the shadow of the finish. While Playtime came through with an even performance and finished almost as well as the leaders, Gettin Even and Light Mint were overmatched and were eliminated after five furlongs. Track conditions .were responsible for so many withdrawals from the field for the original fourth race that it was declared off and secretary Joseph McLennan divided the entries for the third in obtaining a substitute for the abandoned sprint. Lucky Tom, J. J. Robinsons brilliant three-year-old, came through victoriously over Flaunt, Bertjohn and three others of his age that included Camp Douglas in the three-quarters Jackson Square Purse or sixth race. Camp Douglas succeeded in attaining early command, but when A. Pas-cuma made his move with the winner, he quickly supplanted the Coughlin colt and came on to win by a length over Flaunt, which came through impressively, notwithstanding the fact that he was in receipt of sixteen pounds from the winner, which carried 122 pounds. Finishing with a rush, Bertjohn headed Crystal Prince for third place right at the end, while Camp Dougjas, eased up in the I last eighth, was far back.

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