Durazna in Comeback At Downs Track Today: Meets Zacapet, Two Others in Featured Shawnee Park Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-15


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Durazna in Comeback At Downs Track Today Meets Zacapet, Two Others in Featured Shawnee Park Purse LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 14.— Although fields for tomorrows semi-final program at Churchill Downs are small, keen contests should result, as the fields appear well matched. Heading the bill is the ,000 Shawnee Park Purse, for four-year-olds and upward at six furlongs, which has attracted a field of four speedsters. The Shawnee Park is the medium which trainer John M. Goode has selected for Brownell Combs Duraznas comeback. The Bull Lea — Myrtlewood miss has been idle since her engagement in the Princess Doreen Stakes at Washington Park last summer in which she went wrong. Twilight Tear, the "Horse of the Year" in 1944, was winner of that event. Previous to that encounter Durazna boasted a win streak of five in a row. With an assignment of 108 pounds and with several good works recently to her credit, she could make an auspicious seasons bow. However, it may be Mrs. H. J.. Damms Zacapet who will rule favorite in the Shawnee Park, as this fellow is coming off a romping four-length victory here yesterday. He had little trouble conquering his foes in that test, which has fitted him admirably for the more exacting engagement facing him tomorrow. The other two in the feature, Mrs. F. P. Letelliers Sun Flower and Mrs. K. Maxwells Busyridge, each have won their most recent outings, so that the Shawnee Park, all in all. should prove a bang-up contest despite the smallness of the field. Seven three-year-olds will fight it out in the New Albany Purse, an allowance test at six furlongs, which serves as the secondary offering. Murlogg Farms Fighting Step, who ran second to Darby Dieppe in the Blue Grass Stakes, goes postward in this event and will be accompanied by Bergolater, who is a creditable performer in his own right, having accounted for two wins and a second in three engagements here this spring. Mrs. J. W. Rodgers Roi Rouge, with a record of three straight successes: M. J. Hogans Bayadere and Artillerist, Brent and Talbots Tiger Rebel and A. Scarpellis Her Answer make up the remainder of the field.

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