Sentiment Sake Gets Up For Nose Score in Clark: Nips Highly Favored Old Kentuck As Churchill Downs Meeting Ends, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-18


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Sentiment Sake Gets Up For Nose Score in Clark Nips Highly Favored Old Kentuck As Churchill Downs Meeting Ends LOUISVILLE. Ky., June 16.— Watham R. Knelbelkamps homebred Sentiment Sake, won the seventy-first running of the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs today to become the first locally-owned thoroughbred to win the historic mile and a sixteenth event since 1939. when Arabs Arrow carried B. O. Hickmans silks to victory. Only four horses contested todays renewal, but it produced a sparkling finish, with Sentiment Sake, lone filly in the race, gaining the verdict over Walmac Farms Old Kentuck by a nose in a photo finish. Brody and Brodys Black Pepper, the early pacemaker, was third, beaten two and one-half lengths by Old Kentuck, with Augustus j and Nahms Choppy Sea, which got away! very poorly, fourth and last. Sentiment Sake, unsuccessful in four pre- ! I vious starts this spring, was ridden by Fred- I die Wirth and the victory represented the I lads first stakes victory in addition to | giving him a riding double for the after- ! noon. Sentiment Sake completed the mile and a sixteenth Clark route in 1:47% over a fast track. The four-year-old bay filly was third choice and paid 4.60. Sentiment Sake, who earned ,910 for todays victory, took the lead from the 2 to 5 choice, Old Kentuck inside the last furlong. The latter forced Black Peppers pace and with an eighth to go assumed command. He just failed to hold the charging filly safe. Black Pepper had no excuse. He broke alertly and made the pace to the last three-sixteenths. Choppy Sea, came out of the gate in a tangle, but managed to gain a contending position approaching the quarter pole. However, he was entirely used up through the first six furlongs. The third largest crowd of the meeting, exceeded only by those of Derby Day and Memorial Day, turned out for the closing day card, conducted under sunny skies and over a fast track. The secondary feature brought out eight good speedsters and the consistent Uncle Otho, from the stable of Lucas B. Combs, sprinted to his fourth victory in five starts here this spring. Uncle Otho beat Not-forme a neck in a driving finish with Little Monarch third. Notforme was coupled with Hughie L. and the Milton Shagrin duo was favorite. Uncle Otho, second choice, paid . The five-year-old gelding completed the six furlongs in 1:1325, under jockey Billie Thompson.

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