Shot Put Takes Kentucky By Nose Over Best Seller: Odds-On Choice Unable to Hold Early Lead--Downs Meeting Ends, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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Shot Put Takes Kentucky By Nose Over Best Seller SellerOddsOn OddsOn Choice Unable to Hold Early Lead Downs Meeting Ends EndsLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 15 In one of the closest finishes of the Kentucky sea ¬ son Mrs Marie Evans Shot Put was up in the last stride to earn major honors in the twentyfifth running of the 2500 added Kentucky Handicap at Churchill Downs today Hard ridden by Ferril Zu felt Shot Put came to the end of the one mile and an eighth trip a scant nose in advance of Galbreath andDiehsts favored Best Seller while the latter bested W C Davis Knightfors by six lengths for the place award Only four started in the clos ¬ ingday feature Donald Swings Onemore being a badly defeated last lastStarter Starter Ruby White sent the small field away into perfect order and Best Seller immediately went to the front with One more in closest attendance and Knight ¬ fors next Shot Put the ultimate winner was last as the horses passed the stand the first time timeJockey Jockey Nick Jemas who had the mount on Best Seller permitted his charge to es ¬ tablish a fivelength advantage going into the back stretch and Onemore then showed signs of having had enough Shot Put last at this juncture began to move up and during the next three furlongs he whittled away at the pacemakers lead leadTurning Turning into the stretch Best Seller was taken to the outside in search of the better footing but Shot Put came steadily just a length back The two leaders then waged a bitter battle to the wire with Shot Put getting up in the last stride Knightfors was never a threat to the two leaders and Onemore was soundly trounced trouncedShot Shot Put became a double winner at the themeeting meeting having previously captured the theBardstown Bardstown Purse The Evans gelding picked pickedup up 109 pounds three of which were over Continued on Page Two Shot Put Takes Kentucky By Nose Over Best Seller SellerOddsOn OddsOn Choice Unable to Hold Early Lead Downs Meeting Ends EndsContinued Continued from Page One Oneweight weight in the Kentucky and ran the nine furlongs over the muddy track in 1564 Best Seller was top weight with an impost of 121 pounds poundsThe The victor was held at odds of 23 to 10 in the straight wagering wageringThe The Churchill Downs spring meeting came to a highly successful conclusion here today one of the largest crowds of the current season turning out to bid adieu to King Thoroughbred until autumn High ¬ lighted by such historic events as the sixtyninth running of the Kentucky Derby Clark Handicap and Kentucky Oaks as well as several other stakes offer ¬ ings the sport at the South Louisville course has been unusually well supported and most interesting interestingH H C Centers consistent Swiv well rid ¬ den by apprentice Bobby Reeves took an easy four lengths decision in the Shawnee Park Purse sevenfurlong secondary at ¬ traction St Claire Farms Vacuum Cleaner ran second eight lengths before H C Drews Carbonate who downed the other two starters for minor honors honorsIn In capturing the Shawnee Park Swiv earned his third purse of the current sea ¬ son and finding the soft footing to his liking completed the distance in 128 A stoutly supported public choice the Center colt paid but 360 to defeat his four threeyearold rivals rivalsTaken Taken under restraint after breaking well Swiv was not hurried until he reached the upper turn Reeves then took the victor to the front and it was then just a question of by how much his mount could

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