Mattie Sue Returns to Winning Ways in Opening Event at Detroit Course: Crosses Finish Line Length Before Porters Tea for Her Initial Victory of Season, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-29


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Mattie Sue Returns to Winning Ways In Opening Event at Detroit Course Crosses Finish Line Length i Before Porters Tea for Her Initial Victory of Season DETROIT, Mich., June 28. — Mattie Sue, a favored daughter of Mate and Sue Steele, racing under the silks of Mrs. M. R. Lewis, scored a length victory in the first race at the Detroit Fair Grounds today before a crowd of 10,000. Well handled by apprentice Douglas Drennan, Mattie Sue downed her nine three-year-old filly rivals in impressive style and appeared ready to draw clear at the finish. Second honors in the six-furlong sprint fell to Miss Marie Wool-wines Porters Tea and the latter enjoyed a three-quarter length margin over Darby Dan Farms Darby Ducat. In capturing her first purse of the 1943 season, Mattie Sue ran the distance over the heavy track in 1:1645. Stoutly supported in the speculation, the victor paid .40 in the straight "tote" pool. The start was marred when Galorita, representing T. H. Hardwick, stumbled and fell leaving the gate. Fortunately, the miss was not injured and her rider, Kempton Knott, escaped with a slight shaking up. Good Fun went to the front at once, while Porters Tea raced second, and Mattie Sue was off third. Good Fun set the pace in the run to the upper turn and held a two and a half lengths lead over Mattie Sue passing the initial quarter pole, while May J. flashed enough early speed to race third. Good Fun continued to show the way into the stretch, but Mattie Sue held on gamely and gradually whittled away at the pacemakers advantage. Once settled for the closing drive, Drennan sent Mattie Sue to the inside and his mount, responding to urging, disposed of Good Fun in the last eighth. Porters Tea finished strongly to account for the place Continued on Page Three Mattie Sue Carries Off Honors in Detroit Dash Marks First Successful Effort Of Season for Lewis Campaigner Continued from Page One award, while Darby Ducat lasted to save minor honors by a goodly margin over the faltering Good Fun. Ten maiden two-year-old colts and geldings met in the second race at five furlongs, and it resulted in a graduation victory for Edwin K. Thomas Skillman. Smartly handled by Jimmy Brennan, the gelded son of Maedic and Jane F. held a two-length advantage over Mrs. Silas T. Baxters Sug-mae, and the latter was six lengths before George Strattons early pacemaker, Helms Pride, third at the final marker. Deckhand, who was installed the choice for the dash, could do no better than finish fifth, while Milky Way Farms Riskton, another well regarded youngster, wound up fourth.

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