Zacapet in Romping Score at Downs; Fetchings Bar Earns Another Purse: Fifth Successful Favorite on Card, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-13


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Zacapet Zacapet in in Romping Romping Score Score at at Downs; Downs; Fetchings Fetchings Bar Bar Earns Earns Another Another Purse Purse Fifth Successful Favorite on Card Topic Beaten Five Lengths By Mrs. H. J. Damms Racer; Small Fields Parade to Post LOUISVILLE. Ky., June 12— While only 47 horses, the lowest number ever drawn for an eight-race program at Churchill Downs, appeared under silks today at the South Louisville course, improved footing and rather formful racing combined to regale the good sized crowd with an entertaining afternoon. The scarcity of horses, condition which is not likely to improve between now and the end of the Churchill Downs meeting on Saturday, is prompted by several factors, chief of which is that numerous owners already have shipped their charges to tracks in operation elsewhere. In addition, many of the runners stabled at Churchill Downs are still unprepared for racing, due to the delay in the resumption of the sport this spring. The smallest field on todays program was that which paraded in the featured Pewee Valley Purse. Only four staunch sprinters answered the bugle for the six-furlong dash. Mrs. H. J. Damms consistent sprinter, Zacapet, came up a pronounced favorite and he scored in easy fashion to become the fifth successive public choice on the program to earn brackets. Zacapet paid .20. Layton Astride Winner Jockey J. R. Layton, who had won the afternoons opener, piloted Zacapet to his well-received victory. Layton allowed the colt to settle in his best stride in the first quarter, but opened the throttle leaving the backstretch and the speedy bay gelding made a show of his opposition from there in reaching the finish five lengths before Frank P. Letelliers Topic, who came from last place on the turn to beat Jesting a length and a quarter for the place. Bessie Vance, who endeavored to stay with Zacapet rounding the turn, was a well beaten last. The program was conducted over a good Continued on Page Four »j | a I | I ■ Zacapet in Romping Win At Churchill Downs Oval Whips Topic With Ease as Fifth Successful Favorite on Program Continued from Page One track. Zacapet completing the six furlongs in 1:13%. Jockey J. R. Lay ton, who accounted for three victories on yesterdays program, rode another winner when he drove El Osuna to a length-and-a-half victory over Lady Brilliant in the six-furlong first race. It was a photo for third, with Talk Over earning the decision by a nose over Sir Jimmy. The track was good for the opener and El Osuna on the front end most of the trip, completed the distance in 1:15%. El Osuna paid 2. Its Her, ridden by Roberto Gonzalez and paying .80, took top honors in the six-furlong second race, which brought out seven maiden three- and four-year-olds. Taking the track at the break, Its Her increased her advantage as she went along to report to the judges six lengths before San Yet. The latter was a length and a half better than Kentucky Rose. Its Her completed the three-quarters in 1:15. Goblin, ridden by C. L. Martin, overcame numerous difficulties to earn his diploma at the expense of five two-year-old maiden opponents in the five furlongs third race. The colt was taken up after running into tight quarters shortly after the start, then was forced wide on the turn while more than five lengths behind the pacemaking K. El Banco. Once straightened out, Goblin rapidly wore down K. El Banco to reach the wire two lengths in the van.

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