Come and Go Takes Oaks in Handy Style at Downs: Piatt Homebred Sets Own Pace and Shows Way to on-Your-Toes, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-09


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Come and Go Takes Oaks In Handy Style at Downs Piatt Homebred Sets Own Pace And Shows Way to On-Your-Toes LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 8.— Come and Go flaunted Tom Piatts popular green and white colors to a decisive victory in the mile and a sixteenth of the Kentucky Oaks, at Churchill Downs this Derby eve, Jockey C. L. Martin sending her into a daylight lead at the start and holding sway by a three-length margin at the finish. The Calumet Farms On-Your-Toes earned the second award, six lengths in advance of J. E. and R. J. Burkes Miss | Blindfold. Cross Bayou was the only other j starter. Come and Go was the favorite, with a large attendance that braved threatening weather to witness this 71st running of the "Derby for Fillies." She never left the issue in doubt, clearly outclassing her rivals | under topweight of 121 pounds. That homebred Piatt fillys three rivals followed her in a compact group for about six furlongs, during which time she was breezing on the lead. On-Your-Toes moved up menacingly a few strides swinging for home. Martin, alert for the challenge, gave his charge one-two with the stick, and sallied down the alley, looking over his shoulder. Cross Bayou stumbled coming out of the gate, but quickly recovered and there was no very mitigating excuse for any of the beaten trio.

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