Improved Going at Fair Grounds: Diversion Wins Main Race of Day-Favorites a Sources of Disappointment, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-07


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IMPROVED GOING AT FAIR GROUNDS Diversion Wins Main Race of. Day Favorites a Source of Disappoifitment. NEW ORLEANS. La., Jamiary 0. J. J. OMal-lev furnished the winner of the Bouquet, the principal race of a good Monday program at the Fair Grounds, in Diversion. , "Xtie Sweep Dominoes mare beat -a good band ot milers, including the speedy Koh-i-Noor, making her first start of the winter season. Pauley sent; Diversion to tho iront with the .rise of the harrier hud the inure made everv post a winning one. leading home Cobalt Is by five lengths, with Koh-l-Noor a similar distance behind the second horse. Todavs sport was run over a much improved track. which should bedfast tomorrow. The bright, wanii"suii and.a rislhj:temj?ei,Iature brought out a surprisingly large attendance ror a day on which usually the crowd is wade up of hardened regulars. That portion of the public who follow tlie fortunes of the favorites had little to enthuse over in the result of the first three races of the afternoon, as the first choice in each race could do no better than finish in second place. In the opening dash, for two-year-olds, Kroner proved a stumbling block to their expectations, taking the measure of Minute Man, a first-time starter from the stable of W. C. Clancy, whib." Ragnarok led all the way in the second and easily held safe War Mask, the outstanding cholee. Pepper was the one to dash their hopes to the grounu in the following race when he showed the way to Kama and Marasmus without even being seriously menaced by either. After Lucius added, to the failures of the day, finishing third to Queen Apple and Big Fellow in the firth race. Daedalus brought a ray of sunshine to the taleut by easily accounting for the sixth, in whU-h he was stoutly backed. The long-distance race of the afternoon fell to Pit, which shiued about equal favoritism with Waterproof. The latter appeared the winner In the stretch, but tired when caught aud lost second place to Quito ju the final strides,

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