Clang Handicap to Durazna by Nose; Buzfuz Leads throughout at Aqueduct: Shows Way Home to Ellis and Esteem, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-28


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Clang Clang Handicap Handicap to to Durazna Durazna by by Nose; Nose; Buzfuz Buzfuz Leads Leads Throughout Throughout at at Aqueduct Aqueduct Shows Way Home To Ellis and Esteem Sunshine Stable Gelding Is Driven Out to Hold Length Advantage in Bannockburn AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 27.— Sunshine Stables Buzfuz demonstrated that his recent good races were not flukes in the Bannockburn Purse, feature sprint at Aqueduct today, when he drove to the wire a length to the fore of A. F. Plocks Ellis, while the favorite, Esteem, carried William Zieglers colors to a distant third place, four lengths back of the runner-up. Only six three-year-olds started in the Bannockburn and Esteem was the only one of the band eligible for the 0,000 Dwyer Stakes to be run here July 14. Buzfuz. who led Esteem four lengths on the occasion of the Ziegler colts 1945 debut at Belmont Park, when they were both beaten by Red Stick, received four additional pounds from the son of Stimulus today, but that fact did not influence the crowd who made Esteem their choice. Buzfuz, a flashy looking son of Zacaweista — Polyata. paid and gave Porter Roberts a double, that veteran having scored aboard Darby Delilah in the second race. The time was 1:1225, a creditable move over the resurfaced Aqueduct strip, which is safe rather than fast, a condition which track superintendent Frank Keogh says he intends to maintain. Crowd of 28,088 Out Perfect summer weather, tempered by a cooling breeze, attracted a crowd of 28.088 to the Sunrise Highway track. Favorite players fared poorly, however, after the choices won the first two events, Buzfus went to the front at the start, with Roberts standing precariously in the saddle trying to restrain the speedy gelding. Hitem and Ellis were close at hand going to the far turn, with Zacotilla and Esteem not far away and Post Graduate last to find his foot. Round the far corner, Roberts let Buz- Continued on Page Five Buzfuz Leads Throughout In Annexing Bannockburn Continued trom Page One fuz run a little and he quickly opened up a daylight lead, as Ellis moved past Hitem into second place and Post Graduate closed some ground to pass Esteem, while Zacotilla dropped out of contention. Buzfuz entered the stretch three lengths to the good, with Ellis and Post Graduate driving hard behind him and Esteem beginning to close ground on the outside. The winner was visibly tired in the run through the stretch, but continued gamely under hard urging. Ellis cut down Buzfuz margin considerably and was never threatened by Esteem, who merely ran over beaten horses for his minor share of the honors.

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