Fourteen to Contest Clang Handicap; Wait a Bit Triumphs in Seasons Bow: Strong Stretch Run Results in Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-27


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Fourteen Fourteen to to Contest Contest Clang Clang Handicap; Handicap; Wait Wait a a Bit Bit Triumphs Triumphs in in Seasons Seasons Bow Bow Strong Stretch Run Results In Victory Ziegler Campaigner Almost Length Before First Fiddle In Aqueduct Feature Event AQUEDUCT. L. I., N. Y., June 26.— William Ziegler "s Wait a Bit came from far back in the stretch to win the featured Jack Atkin Handicap today, driving to the wire three-quarters of a length before Mrs. Edward Mulrenans First Fiddle, who was only a head before John B. Thealls Brownie, while the latter led the favored Salto, who carried William Helis colors, by three lengths at the end of the six furlongs. The dash was run in 1:1225 over a good track, and Wait a Bit paid 0.60. Wayne D. Wright rode the winner skilfully. Threatening weather and intermittent showers failed to affect the attendance appreciably, 21,586 fans turning out for the afternoon "s sport. Big Push First in Motion Col. C. V. Whitneys Big Push was first out of the gate when starter George Cassidy gave the signal, closely followed by Breezing Home, Salto and Brownie, with Wait a Bit and First Fiddle bringing up the rear. Breezing Home continued in front to the far turn, but Conn McCreary drove Salto into second place, lapped on the pacemaker, while Big Push and Brownie were racing together back of this pair. Wait a Bit and First Fiddle were somewhat strung out at the end of the small field. Curving into the stretch Salto was momentarily in front as Breezing Home quit, and Eric Guerin cut the corner with Brownie, coming into contention. At the same time Arcaro made a strong move with First Fiddle that appeared to catch Wright napping on Wait a Bit. However, the gray son of Royal Minstrel, who, like the eventual winner, was making his 1945 debut, began to hang and was bearing in just as he drew level with Brownie and the tiring Salto. At that moment Wait a Bit shot between horses with a formidable rush that carried him over the line almost a length to the good.

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