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MUD RUNNERS IN COMMAND. SEWELL GIVES A REMARKABLE DISPLAY OF SPEED IN HIS FAVORITE GOING. Deutschland Records Another Triumph Five Favorites Score Ellison Horses Favorite for Thanksgiving Handicap. Sun Francisco. Cal.. November 25. Mud and rain Were two things much in evidence at Oakland today. Jhe unfavorable combination not only had no deterrent effects on tilt. attendance, but upset popular tradition with respect to its sinister influence; on public favorites, allowing live of tbe six to monopolize the card. Three of the winners, St. Francis, Deut",ehland and Sewell. were held at almost prohibitive odds in the betting, while Schleswig and Lady Alicia were pioted at 0 to 5 and 7 to 5 re rpcctively. Four to one was laid about Aftermath, victor and second choice in the third race and he carried the bulk of the wafers. On the whole it was probably the most disastrous afternoon the ring has experienced this season. Harney Sehreibers picture horse. Peutselilnnd. led a piartette of good ones home in the fourth race and the superlative mudlark, Sewell. sproadeagled swift opposition in the closing seven-furlongs dash. These were the two principal races of the day. The former was interesting chieliy because of the age and marvelous symmetry of its stallion winner and the latter was marked by the almost uuparalelled fact pace set by Sewell. the going being deep and dill cult. The certain starters and weights. Jockeys and overnight odds against each in the Thanksgiving .Handicap are: Royal Tourist Walsh 114 and iDon Enrioue Butler 103. the Ellison entry. S to 5. Montgomery O. Koenier US and Tony Faust McCarthy 10.1. the Hihlreth entry. 2 to 1. tD. Dorante V. Milter 11.1. C to 2. Arlronomer Upton 100. 10 to 1. Lawrence P. Daley. 105 doubtful. Doiantes preparation this morning consisted of a mile and a sixteenth in 1:50. This is the best work shown by any of the candidates. D. ftfcCurthy. Ilildreths lightweight jockey, recently badly Injured in a fall at Iimlloo, and only juct arrived from there, asked for the mount on Tony Faiif-t in tomorrows big race, and the former Duryea rider will make his California debut on that home. Jockeys Shilling, Powers and Eddie Dugan left toniglit for Santa Anita. The former will have the mount on Restigoueho in the big inaugural handicap. Powers lias been engaged toride "Lucky" Baldwins Lisaro. This jockeys contract employer. Louts Cahn, said that they would return after a brief stay at the southern track and that Powers would do most of his riding at Oakland. It. L. Thomas wired his trainer today that Shilling mu! t report at Santa Anita on Thanksgiving day. S. C. lliidreth olVercd a fabulous sum for the crack jockeys services on Montgomery in tomorrows big race. Harney Schreiber abandoned the idea or going down at the last moment, preferring to remain at Oakland. Twenty-nine bookmakers, an increase of six. drew in for ring iositions at todays three-day cut-in. The newcomers were Benny Meyers. Ambrose Dunn, Jack Sturgis. E. G. Grossman and John Glenn. W. L. Stantichl has a yearling blak filly by Handsome .Kitty Kelly, said to be a real clinker. A quintette of thoroughbreds, representing an outlay cf 5,000. tire out of commission in ithe great lliidreth establishment. They are King James, 1 ucle, Meelick. Peter Quince and Rapid Water. King James. Uncle and Rapid Water are the last ones to go wrong. 1 i W. CabiHs Rose Queen, recently cut down in n race, is in strong work again. This is the other Castleton bred filly racing In California last spring which could always beat the famous Trance.