Sun Flower Shows Way to Favored Ocean Wave: Letellier Filly Easily Outruns Calumet Colt in Sealeggy Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-30


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Sun Flower Shows Way To Favored Ocean Wave Letellier Filly Easily Outruns Calumet Colt in Sealeggy Purse ! HOMEWOOD. 111., June 29.— Mrs. Frank , Letelliers Sun Flower surprised a crowd of J12.500 persons by decisively whipping the J ! heavily-supported Ocean Wave, from the j Calumet Farm, in the Sealeggy Purse at j I seven furlongs at Washington Paris this i afternoon. The daughter of Sun Teddy, i i guided by A. L. Fay. broke out of the pack ! halfway down the stretch and emerged the j winner by four and a half lengths after covering the seven panels on a slow track in 1:29. Ocean Wave made up some ground, but the best the effort got him was second honors a length and a half before Gay Franka. K. Cup Cake beat the others in the field of seven. Sun Flower was steadied along to the stretch and then was sent on her way. She collared Four Deep and Gay Franka, who were showing the way a furlong from the wire, and a little farther along took command, drawing out quickly to win as she pleased. Ocean Wave, who was made a pronounced favorite, was well enough placed 1 over the early furlongs, but he raced wide j all the way. In the homestretch he made I up some ground, but he couldnt menace j the winner. H. E. Jacobys useful three-year-old I sprinter Cracks, winner of four previous j engagements this year, scored another in I taking the six furlongs Purchase Purse, the i third race. With Willie Garner at the reins, j he was in front from the beginning and j [ won by a length, with In the Bag second I and the heavily supported Joes Choice . third. S. D. Sidells St. Jock, ridden by Robert j Campbell, sprinted to a popular victory in i the Donnaconna Purse, a test of six fur-. longs offered as the fifth race. After rac-I ing wide to the stretch St. Jock responded I to pressure, soon got to the front and held his advantage to the end, where his mar-i gin of victory was two lengths.

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