Miss Dogwood Tops In Kentucky Oaks: Gains Command Quickly and Goes On to Beat Questvive By Three and Half Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-11


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-, 4 Miss Dogwood Tops In Kentucky Oaks Gains Command Quickly and Goes On to Beat Questvive By Three and Half Lengths LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 9.— Brownell Combs Miss Dogwood scored a sparkling victory in the 68th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs this afternoon to sound a note of warning that she may be heard from when honors are given later in the season for the years outstanding three-year-old filly. The good looking daughter of Bull Dog and Myrtlewood, ridden by Johnny Adams, took an .early lead and showed the way over the rest of a mile and a sixteenth to finish out three and a half lengths on top and to increase her earnings by ,810. Frank P. Letelliers Questive made a gallant bid for honors, but she was no match for the winner and had to be content with the place, as J. Graham Browns Miss Glamour finished third, and Joseph E. Wideners Tribal Ruler was fourth. Eleven three-year-old fillies took part in the stake, which is as old a race as the Kentucky Derby. Miss Glamour Closes Strongly Miss Dogwood, who won a preliminary test here at six furlongs a week or so ago, was in front of her nearest rival, Lady Romery, before going a quarter mile and never was in serious danger of losing her advantage. On the stretcht urn, she increased her lead to four lengths and on that margin she coasted the rest of the way. Lady Romery began to show signs of distress after about three-quarters and Questvive, who had not been far away, moved into second position, there to stay to the end. To account for third honors, Miss Glamour, who only graduated from the maiden ranks last week, worked her way up from last. She closed with a powerful rush, but she could not reach the runner-up while taking her share of the purse a length in advance of Tribal Ruler, who also closed well. Emolument, who was expected to offer the winner her chief opposition, rallied some after racing far back over the early furlongs, but the best she could do was to finish sixth. Miss Dogwoods victory came as no surprise to the large crowd, for she was made a 4 to 5 chance in the wagering. The race was run on afast track and Continued on Page -Forty ; B Miss Dogwood Outruns Kentucky Oaks Rivals ■ Combs Miss Gains Lead Quickly Par fJ, And Stays in Front Rest of Way M Continued from Page One TE the winners time for the mile and a six- Ir teenth 1:47. was D Dr. The lightly-weighted Polymelior, owned EL by Jean Putnam, scored his first victory since he reached Kentucky from the far n. West, when he defeated five other sprint- in Ir°n ers at six and a half furlongs in the Ft. Sf Knox Handicap, the secondary attraction. M Carrying only 102 pounds, which included ™ apprentice Elvin Hust, Polymelior came from a good way back, saved ground all a the way and emerged the victor by two j* Iron lengths. cca Enthrall, another westerner, took down Co second honors, as Raphael II, finished La La third, another two lengths back. Smacked, R° the favorite and top weight with 115 Co pounds, wound up in a dead heat for THI fourth place with Jack Twink. Meggy was the only other starter. £ai Smacked cut out the pace and held a B* Tigh comfortable advantage for more than a pr« half mile, but he weakened badly in the Tui drive, while Polymelior closed boldly on He the inside for his smart victory. Some- Sky Sk- what disregarded the Du Duke by crowd, his few supporters received 5.80 for in the mutuels. C- Among other winners this afternoon were the Rivermont Ranchs Jumping Jill, j who took the fourth. A run of a mile tor, and a half, William B. Simpsons Harkim, wr who accounted for the six furlongs third Spe event, and H. L. Dickersons Burning nig night Sands, a juvenile who graduated out of the the the maiden class in the five-furlong sec- to to t ond race. q,s. also

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