Magnesium, Nictor Make for Large Daily Double: Latter Turns in Maiden Victory in Second Offering at Detroit, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-28


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Magnesium, NictorMake ! For Large Daily Double Latter Turns In Maiden Victory In Second Offering at Detroit DETROIT, Mich., June 27.— Another remunerative • Daily Double pay-off of 47.60 resulted when the lightly regarded Magnesium, . representing E. W. Cragin, and [ Mississauga Stables Nictor, who was graduating from the maiden ranks, accounted for ■ the first and second races, respectively, at the Fair Grounds this afternoon and before ; an estimated 12,000 fans. Both performers came from off the pace. Magnesium, with two unsuccessful attempts ; here behind her, turned in a very impressive effort in moving from last place to eke out a i nose verdict over One Link in the mile and i one-sixteenth opener, and Nictor, also slow j to get started, rushed up in the run home to be drawing away with three lengths to » spare at the end of his six-furlong stint, covered in 1:15, over a fast track. He J 5 brought about a 4 to 1 return, while those ; supporting Magnesium received 2.40 for r . The latter was clocked the route distance • in 1:49. Under good handling by Andy LoTurco, Magnesium moved up gradually and slipped j along the rail in the stretch to nip One Link . - right at the wire as Sweet Olga drove into third position. For his part, Nictor also moved late but t was able to draw off in the drive and hold 1 Miss Donna Mae safe. The favored Provoker . got up for the minor award. He I merely passed faltering horses in the run | home. Steve Brooks, who has been enjoying better than average riding success, landed W. E. Harneds Furenuf, a .20 favorite, home l in front by five in the third number. The » Ariel mare subdued Shoeless Lass rounding j l » j the far bend and then held latter safe. Big Bozo was third and time for the six fur-fl longs was l:14.y5.

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