Air Rate in Handy Lincoln Score; Coaltown May Seek Belmont Stakes: Preoccupy Chases Wyse Horse Home; Fleet Son of Deliberator Runs Six Furlongs in 1:10 4/5 To Take El Rio Rey Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-11


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W RESSEGUET Saddled Merry Zac for her second straight victory on yester ¬ days Lincoln Fields program Air Rate in Handy Lincoln Score Coaltown May Seek Belmont Stakes Preoccupy Chases Wyse Horse Home HomeFleet Fleet Son of Deliberator Runs Six Furlongs in 110 To Take El Rio Rey Purse PurseWASHINGTON WASHINGTON PARK Homewood III June 10 Air Rate fleet fiveyearold son of Deliberator and Air Pocket carried the silks of the Houston Texas sportsman Frederick Wyse to an impressive victory here today in the featured El Rio Rey Purse Handled in smart style by diminu ¬ tive Freddie A Smith Air Rate swept to the finish of the six furlongs headliner three lengths in advance of John Marschs Preoccupy who was second by three and onehalf lengths before R W Shaws Shaws Pride PrideOnly Only six started in the El Rio Rey J Howard Rouses favored Three Dots John McShanes Navy Cross and Norman El rods Hot and High followed the placed trio to the wire in that order orderAir Air Rates triumph today marked his sec ¬ ond visit to the winners circle during the Lincoln Fields meeting and the Texas horse shouldered a bulky 121 pounds un ¬ der the allowance conditions of the top attraction Despite this burden Air Rata stepped the threequarters mile in 110 commendable time Second choice in the wagering the victor rewarded his backers with a 980 straight payoff payoffPreoccupy Preoccupy in Front Between Calls CallsNavy Navy Cross went to the front after a brief duel with Preoccupy and the McShane gelding then made the pace until reaching the stretch while Smith kept Air Rate within striking distance Preoccupy forged to the lead between calls and then settled for the drive but Air Rate had something left and shaken up mildly the Deliberator stalwart quickly raced Preoccupy into de ¬ feat and drew out steadily during the run io the final marker Shaws Pride who had been outrun dur ¬ ing the first half mile closed determinedly to earn the show award while Three Dot3 wound up a weary fourth Navy Cross tir ¬ ing badly during the late stages after he had displayed good early speed was fifth at the finish three lengths on Hot and High who had a rough trip and ran last lastMr Mr and Mrs G B Scallon displayed a good colt in Gold Eagle a homebred son of Crossbow II and the former shifty race mare Syls Bobby the youngster romping to a three and onehdif lengths graduation triumph in the Siskin Purse Alertly han ¬ dled by Georgie South the Texasbred youngster made all his own pace and sped to the finish of the five furlongs three and onehalf lengths before his nearest rival Dixianas Peerless PeerlessPeerless Peerless was unable to seriously menace the flying victor but he was not under strong pressure to earn the second portion portionContinued Continued on Page Three Air Rate Annexes El Rio Rey Purse PurseWyse Wyse Horse Beats Preoccupy By Three at Washington and Runs Six Furlongs in 110 110Continued Continued from Page One Oneof of the purse by a length and onehalf over J S Bradleys wellregarded Dr Ole Nel ¬ son third in the field of 10 starters startersEqually Equally weighted at 118 pounds with his nine maiden rivals Gold Eagle completed the fiveeighths mile distance over the firm footing in 59 Continuing the downfall of the favorites the Scallon colt paid 1360 straight straightOutsiders Outsiders accounted for both sections of the Daily Double James C Ellis homebred Teapoy ridden by Bobby Montgomery won the fivefurlong opener and S Andrews Jacobe smartly handled by Jack Robert ¬ son scored in the one mile and oneeighth second race The winning combination in the Double pool returned its fortunate backers 39280 39280Merry Merry Zac Repeats RepeatsL L Resseguets Merry Zac defeated six other threeyearolds in the sixfurlong third race coasting to a threelength ver ¬ dict under a good ride by apprentice Don ¬ ald Bowcut W Zakoors Mary Like favorite for the sprint made the pace un ¬ til inside the stretch but was unable to withstand the winner and she just lasted to save the place award by a head margin over the fastfinishing BertRam a rep ¬ resentative of Aarons Hokin HokinMerry Merry Zac winner in her last local out ¬ ing stepped the threequarter mile in 111 111Jockey Jockey South completed a saddle double when he successfully handled Wallace Renards Miss Lelia H in the one mile fifth event Miss Lelia H a consistent miss won her second purse of the current Lincoln Fields meeting and her sixth of the year paying 2040 after stepping the mile in 139

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