Clang Handicap to Durazna by Nose; Buzfuz Leads throughout at Aqueduct: Nips Sigma Kappa in Thrilling Duel, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-28


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1 mi r 1 1 "■ 1.1.1 1 i.iqi iji 1 .,.■., . . 1 .». ■ Clang Clang Handicap Handicap to to Durazna Durazna by by Nose; Nose; Buzfuz Buzfuz Leads Leads Throughout Throughout at at Aqueduct Aqueduct DURAZNA — Returned to her best form to win the Clang Handicap. Nips Sigma Kappa In Thrilling Duel Browned Combs Homebred Filly Sets All of Own Pace; Favored Occupy Runs Last HOMEWOOD, 111., June 27.— Brownell Combs Durazna displayed some of the qualities she showed around here two seasons ago in her juvenile season in winning the 0,000 added Clang Handicap before 16.000 patrons at Washington Par!: The Clang, a sprint of six furlongs for three-year-olds and over, was the first of 27 stakes which will be presented during the co-ordinated meetings of the Arlington and Washington Park Jockey Clubs. Durazna. piloted by pudgy George South, carried her 116-pound impost over the three-ouarters of a mile on a slow track in 1:14% and won by a nose from another filly. B. J. Bax Sigma Kapna. while David Straus Daily Trouble ran third, a good six lengths off the leaders. Race Worth ,350 to Winner While Durazna was charging to the thrilling victory that netted her owner ,350. the topweighted favorite, John Marschs Occupy., hauled home a dead last in the field of 10 and the well-supported Signator and Adulator, representing Herbert M. Woolf. were just in front of him. Durazna and Sigma Kappa, the latter performing under 106 pounds, led the field from the beginning. The Combs filly had a lead of one length on her rival going into the turn, but approaching the stretch, Sigma Kappa collared her and from there to the wire never more than a half length separated them. Diavolaw. Harriet Sue and Adulator were close to the leaders for about a half mile, but then Durazna and Sigma Kappa left them behind. In finishing third, Daily Trouble, closing in the middle of the track, came from last place. Fourth to complete the distance was Sirius. Occupy was in somewhat close quarters going into the turn, where Bolus was shuffled back, but when the Marsch colt was Continued en Page Thirty-Two i | c p . v t i g r. 0 p f s v o t c v v P h C p h I b c o of 1 h o C i g C t i] d O of Durazna Ekes Out Nose Win in Clang Handicap Combs Filly Beats Sigma Kappa Following Thrilling Stretch Duel Continued from Page One clear he appeared anchored under his 126-pound impost. Signator showed nothing, while Adulator gave way badly after racing with the leaders for a time. Brody and Brodys Black Pepper, who ran third to Sentiment Sake and Old Kentuck in the Clark Handicap in his last start, gave a rare exhibition of gameness in winning the Mile Pillory Purse, the third event on the card and the days principal supporting feature. Black Pepper stood a furious drive at the hands of Douglas Dod-son to win by a neck from Conference. The win was Dodsons second straight. Third in the field of eight three-year-olds was Tiger Rebel while Sibley led home the others. Black Pepper, who is eligible for the Classic, made his own pace, but Conference was not far away and on the turn the latter was lapped on the Brody and Brody colt. From there to the wire never more than a half length separated them. A furlong out Conference passed his rival, but Black Pepper finally outgamed the runner-up to get his hard earned victory. The seven-furlong fifth race, named the Boniface Purse, resulted in a decisive vie- I tory for Calumet Farms Armed, whose success gave jockey Dodson his third winner the afternoon. Armed won by four lengths, with Observer second and Hava-heart third. Armed was never far back and on the inside over the early furlongs, while Observer and Cherry Wine showed the way. i Approaching the stretch Cherry Wine be- i gan to give way, and Armed set sail for I Observer, going around that horse entering the final straightaway. The Calumet gelding quickly drew into the clear and had no difficulty protecting his advantage the rest the way.

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