Ravenala Returns to Turf Wars to Win at Jamaica: Outruns Still Blue, Faiseur at All Markers in Sprint Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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Ravenala Returns to Turf Wars to Win at Jamaica Outruns Still Blue, Faiseur at All Markers in Sprint Handicap JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y.. June 1.— J. B. Thealls Ravenala, who failed to win a single purse in eight starts in 1944, hit the jackpot today. The son of Coldstream captured the ,000 added Kew Gardens Handicap before a crowd of 25,541 at Jamaica. This was Ravenalas first outing since last July 15 and the colt put in a sharp performance in defeating nine others In class "D". Rushed right to the front. Ravenala was master of the situation the entire journey, sweeping home first by a length, although he tired somewhat in the last sixteenth. Pfc. T. H. Heard, Jr.s Still Blue was a creditable second, taking that portion of the purse by two lengths from Stephen Mes-sanas Faiseur. Another neck farther away was Greentree Stables Tambo, the high-weight at 122 pounds. Favored ip the race was the Angpet Stable entry of Skin Deep and Sirlette, both of whom never reached contention. Ravenala, who packed 120 pounds, was well supported at .40 and ripped off the six furlongs in 1:12. He rounded out a riding double for Eric Guerin, who scored earlier in the day on Lucky B. The next to closing program of the meeting was conducted under disagreeable weather conditions. Rain fell during the running of the Kew Gardens. Still Blue always was in closest pursuit of Ravenala in the headliner and while she gained on the leader in the run through the main lane the filly had no excuse. Faiseur monopolized third position all the way but just barely lasted to save the show from Tambo. The latter moved up with a rush on the turn but was in close quarters, so had to take a bit the worst of it. Skin Deep made one move approaching the three furlong pole, then tired.

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