Bosage Scores Front-Running Victory; Peter Pan Handicap to Bring Out Nine: Miss Gazer Second In Sprint Offering; Bostonian Miss Prevails By Length and Quarter in Initial Success of Season, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-19


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Bosage Bosage Scores Scores Front-Running Front-Running Victory; Victory; Peter Peter Pan Pan Handicap Handicap to to Bring Bring Out Out Nine Nine Miss Gazer Second In Sprint Offering Bostonian Miss Prevails By Length and Quarter in Initial Success of Season STICKNEY. 111., June 18.— The Swane* River Stables Bosage sprinted to a handy victory in the Belmont Purse as the Lincoln Fields Jockey Clubs spring meeting swung into its final week at Hawthorne this afternoon. Before one of the largest week-day crowds of the meeting, Bosage ran the six furlongs on a good track in 1:16 and was returned the winner by a little more than a length. Miss Gazer was second to complete the distance, while Bright Bronze ran third, leading home five other three-year-old fillies. Bosage, who was carrying jockey Herb Litzenberger to his second victory of the day, took the lead before going a sixteenth of a mile and held it to the end. Swinging around the turn she increased her advantage to three lengths and she still had that advantage with only a furlong to go. The rest of the way she just coasted and crossed the line of finish with a length and a quarter to spare. Commendable Performance Miss Gazer turned in a commendable performance. She was well placed from the beginning and soon after entering the home-stretch moved into second position, where she stayed the rest of the way. She made a game effort to catch the leader, but just was not good enough. In accounting for second honors she was a length and a half in front of Bright Bronze, who also was prominent from the beginning. Fourth to complete the distance was Lytta-Jane, while in order behind her were Glorious Star, Double Duty, Priscilla Prim and finally, Nellie Weed. The latter was in closest pursuit of the winner for a half-mile, but then she began to weaken. In the last eighth she gave way completely. Bosage, one of several favorites which won this afternoon, paid 2 to 1 in the mutuels. After two unsuccessful tries. Mrs. R. J. Doyles Little Snail graduated from the maiden ranks by taking the Flamingo Purse, a test of five furlongs for Juvenile Continued on Page Twenty-Seven ! Bosage Front-Running I Winner at Hawthorne ■ Whips Miss Gazer Better Than Length in Belmont Purse Continued from Paae One HUies offered as the fourth race. Oman- j j ette gave her a lively argument for the; lead to the head of the homestretch, but; then she pulled away and at the end jockey Herb Litzenberger had her six lengths in front. Bean Pot, who had been prominent from the beginning, got the j place by a nose, while Paloma Linda beat I j Omanette a half length for the show. Lit- j 1 tie Snail became the third favorite of the afternoon to win. ; L. and M. Sidells Layout became the fifth favorite to win when she took the sixth race, a contest of a mile and 70 yards. ! Slow to begin. Layout, guided bv Bruno Pucci. began to move up after reaching the I | back stretch, got to the front soon after entering the last quarter and won by a ■ length and a half. Valdina Vicar was second and Tex Hygro third. Abrek and Pony Express dominated the race over the early furlongs, but both gave way badly in the drive. Havana Lad. belonging to the partnership of Cameron and Plante, was a driving winner of the first race in which 10 met at six furlongs. Racing with the leaders from the beginning, Havana Lad forged to the front about a furlong from the wire and then held a short advantage the rest of the way. Billy Nichols had him over the wire in front by a half length. Vero Lumen came from a good way back to be second and Highthorne. who made the pace until the winner came along, was third, a length and a half farther back. Man o Mine raced with the leaders for about half the distance and then dropped out of contention. The winner was the favorite.

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