Syrian Fails This Time: More Weight Tells on Him in the Exhausting New Orleans Going, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-25


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SYRIAN FAILS THIS TIME MORE WEIGHT TELLS ON HIM IN THE EXHAUSTING NEW ORLEANS GOING. Fair Grounds Patrons Throng the Track Despite the Mud — Moss Fox Develops Speed Suddenly — Handiemar aji Easy Winner. New Orleans La.. January 24. — The 00 handicap at a mile and seventy yards which featured todays card, resulted in a splendid wind-up. Dob Hensley winning by a scant length, noses separating Hanovia. Syrian and Hubbub. The winner Shewed the most speed from the start and held on gamely in the final drive. Syrians showing was somewhat below that of his former start when he beat Hanovia, but his increased weight probably told on him. There was little variation this afternoon from former adverse conditions excepting that tiie attendance showed an improvement over the preceding days of this week. Becnune of the bad going, there had to lie a departure from the former Wednesday rule of having all the races at a mile or over. Failure on the part of owners to enter in two of the carded dashes, caused a substitution of two sprint affairs. Tive of the races were at tl-o longer distant- -s. The poor track conditions were held responsible for a pair of falls, but luckily the riders escaped injury. Narmar. of the fallen ones, was led off the track with difficulty. Several form reversals developed also during the afternoon, that of Moss Fox being particularly marked. In previous starts here he has failed to show much speed, but this afternoon he shot iafo a good lead at once and held the others safe all the way. Handiemar was easily best of the starters in the opener and started the favorite backers off in suspicious fashion, but Col. McNab and York Lad failed them badly in the two succeeding races. Kneel- i was a smartly -backed good thing that brought grief to Disturbers backers, who had accepted a short Quotation against him. As a result of Little Fords bad track behavior, he will be barred from further starting at this track, ail Hiding to a ruling made by Judge Murphy this afternoon. Folowing the victory of Moss Fox. there were claims put in for him by J. I. Ferguson and J. S. Ownbey. the latter getting him in the draw for . . Todays arrivals included Frederick Richards, general manager of the Dorval track, and Howard Pierson. Detroit sporting writer. Mies Jean Gordon will appeal to the Supreme court from judge Skinners recent finding dismissing her suit for a receiver. Sleepy Sam has been sold at private terms by O. F. Pons to C. M. Darke. W. C. Weant claimed El Pato for 50 after his victory in the last race. Following are the weights announced this afternoon by secretary McLennan for the Cosmopolitan Hotel Handicap with SI. 000 added at a mile and an eighth to be run on Saturday: Baby Lynch, 108; Beauty shop. I0 t: Den Hamp-son. !•" : Cliff Fi-l-l. 110: Fair Orient. DC: Fairly. 100: Fairy Legend. 100: Flag Day, 105; Greetings, 100; Herbert Temple, lis; Hnyden, 107: Infidel II.. 105; Jem. lot: Jim Wakely. 108; Jessie Louise, 10S; Lucile P.. 102: Menlo Dark. 100: Perugino. 104; Pleasureville. 109: Solid Rock. 109: Thanksgiving. 104; Yenghee. 112. and Yodeles. 107. Starters must be named before 10:30 a. m. Friday. January 20. and those so named are liable for the starting fee.

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