City Parks Derby Today: Meelick a Hot Favorite in the Ante-Post Betting at Odds-On, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-21


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CITY PARKS DERBY TODAY. MEELICK A HOT FAVORITE IN THE ANTE-POST BETTING AT ODDS-ON. Polly Prim Defeats Kings Daughter in a Fast Race — Nicol Rides Maritza and Terah to Victory — Dc Oro Is Barred Out. L- Now Orleans. I.a.. March 20. — Kinds Daughters defeat 1 y Polly Prim in the feature race furnished the chief incident of the racing this afternoon. The McDowell filly was a smartly supported favorite. showed her customary high s| ee l for three-quarters. lint tirerl Mi allowed Tolly Prim to get hy her with MM in the linal furlong. Good Luck, which heat KerehiVal easily in his last start, displayed marked lagging propensities this afternoon and was u distant third. The sudden change from summer to extreme winter weather caus d a big slump in the attendance. Todays card was a poor one and furnished but mediocre sport. Tiie track, on account of showers. was soft and most advantageous to horses with l.iii underpinning. Jock* y Nicol showed a return to good riding skill by landing a pair of winners. His first mount. Maritza. was somewhat of a good thing, and enabled his owner. Robert Tucker, to-even up sonic of his previous losses by a big commission placed out of town. The co]t was away in a forward position and made every post a winning on -. On Terah in the third race. Nicol won in hollow fashion. Fred Cook backed the one-time Bennett owned colt witli rare confidence and gave the other layers a severe drubbing. Dc Oro. at a long price, won the second race. and after his victory the officials issued an edict barring his future entry. The colt acted fractiously while going to the post and required a strong man to lead him there. The general inference was that he was stimulated, but in the absence of conclusive v!«b-n — to that effect the above ruling was i.rounil-gated. Big Ben caused his many hackers some uneasiness for a while by Brussels tactics in restraining him during the early running and getting him shut off at a critical period. In the final furlong he secured elMX sailing, which enabled him to wear down Fred Mulbolland. Aunt Rose, at a false price, had matters her own way iu the closing race and won all the way from Lotus Kater. Tlie Texas colt Kay Thompson again got into the limelight this afternoon when Kay Thompson, of Dallas. Texas, slated to the judges that he was tin-sole owner of the colt ami that while he was in Europe some time ago. he learned that th-- horse had been raced here in the name of Ihil King. The latter. In- claim d. had no authority to race hlm. On the strength of this statement, it is barely possil.le thai MMia who-o horses have finished sec ond to Kay Thompson, while running as owned by Ihil King, may protest the payment of tlie purs.s to Ray Thompson. The inconsistent running of the horse during the early season of racing caused the officials to liar him from starting on a muddv track. There is very little interest manifested tonight over the probable outcome of the City ark Derby to be run tomorrow. It is the general opinion that Meelick will add to his laurels by achieving an casv Victory. Experts incline to the tielief fiiat Chapui-tepec has MM back considerably and will have a strenuous time of it to finish among the placed ones. Pinkola. it is thought, will show improvement over his QWKUl City DeMf form and may give Meelick a pressing argument. Frank ONeill, who is in charge of Cbapuitepec and Angelus. still feels sanguine of being able to win the rich purse with either of bis representatives, and stated tonight that rhapultepec would reverse his running with the winner of the Crescent City Derby. The starters, jockeys and probable prices follow: Horse :nid Jockey. Odds *Chapultepcc Matter 5 to 2 *A iLclus i K. McDanieli s to 2 liukola Minder 5 to 1 Meelick K. Dugan 1 to 2 •Burlew and ONeill entry.

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