New Orleans Handicap Todays Feature: Small but Classy Field to Measure Strides in Popular Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1932-03-12


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NEW ORLEANS HANDICAP TODAYS FEATURE i 1 Small but Classy Field to Measure Strides in Popular Fixture Spanish Play Seeks Revenge for Defeat by Jimmy Moran Before Being Shipped West for Engagement in Agua Caliente Handicap NEW ORLEANS, La., March 11. A small but classy field was named for the New Orleans Handicap, with ,000 added, at one and one-eighth miles, topping tomorrows program of the Louisiana Jockey Club. In all, eight were named through the customary procedure this morning, and they include Knebelkamp and Morris brilliant Spanish Play, Goldblatts Jimmy Moran, E. R. Bradleys " J A " 1 " "I Bar Hunter, J. Marschs Prince Athel-i Horse. Wt. Jockey. ing and others well known for good perform- 1 Prince Pest 98... T. P. Martin ances during the current long winter season. Glastonbury 103 A. Pascuma Spanish Play, which is scheduled for load-Crystal Prince 98 G. Arnold ing and departure for far off Agua Caliente Jimmy Moran 117 G. Elston tomorrow night, will shoulder 123 pounds Spanish Play 123 C. Landolt top weight in this final important appear- Bar Hunter 106 J. Smith ance of the season before local enthusiasts, Playtime 102 E. James who have seen the crack son of Spanish Prince Atheling. .. 107 J. McCoy Prince II. in many triumphant perform- I I ances. At Agua Caliente he will contest in the Agua Caliente Handicap on Sunday, March 20, and in that engagement encounter the best of the handicap division at the west coast track. Jimmy Moran, winner of the last New Orleans Handicap, under the colors of his present owner, will meet Spanish Play and others under 117 pounds, and is the probable choice. This son of Lucky Hour has been seen with colors up only twice during the Fair Grounds meeting and on each occasion decisively defeated his rivals. In the second of his" two appearances he accounted for the Pontchartrain Handicap, at a mile and one-sixteenth, defeating Spanish Play by more than two lengths. Spanish Play gave him seven pounds in that race. In his 1932 local bow he triumphed over Wotan, Playtime and three others in the Old Town Purse at one mile. After his defeat by Jimmy Moran in the Pontchartrain, Spanish Play scored over Wotan, Lucky Tom and others in the Jack L. Dempsey Memorial Handicap and since that effort has been training in brilliant fashion. Prince Atheling and Bar Hunter, respectively assigned 107 and 106 pounds, have been consistent winners here this season, and like Spanish Play and Jimmy Moran, are at top form for the New Orleans Handicap. Playtime, Glastonbury, Prince Pest and Crystal Prince are admitted under such light imposts as to have equal chances with the more noted ones after the coveted feature. This is the last important meeting of the handicap racers this season and with Saturday feature decided only the Louisiana Derby and Liam T. MacCosgair Stakes will remain for decision. The Derby for three-year-olds will be renewed next Saturday for the closing day of the meeting, and the MacCosgair comes up for decision next Thursday, St. Patricks Day. Some, of the Derby hopefuls are meeting at a mile in the Panama Limited Purse, the secondary feature tomorrow. Renaissance, Hoops, Crystal Prince, Prince Farthing, Battering Ram and Springsteel are the Derby eligibles named to contest the mile. Another attractive number on the Saturday card is the three-quarters Seminole Purse, in which Broad Meadows, Chimney Sweep, Dick Morris, Sister Zoe, Abdel and Uncommon Gold, are scheduled to clash.

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