Coaltown Is Galloping Victor at Narragansett: Calumet Star Still Unbeaten In Eight Outings This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Coaltown Is Galloping Victor at Narragansett Calumet Star Still Unbeaten In Eight Outings This Year NARRAGANSETT PARK, Pawtufcket, R. I., June 11. — The mighty Coaltown did it again. This time it was in the 14th running of the Roger Williams Handicap at Narragansett Park. The mighty son of Bull Lea — Easy Lass was never extended by jockey Ovie Scurlock as he galloped to a 12-length victory in 1:57 to earn 0,975 of the gross 6,700 purse. So easy was the triumph that there never was any danger of the colt equalling the world mark of 1:54% established by George D. Wideners Lucky Draw over this track back in 1946. Fantasy Farms Grand Entry earned ,-000 for-the place award as he outfinished Graham and Byrums Fancy Flyer by a head with a late spurt in the final 70 yards. Fancy Flyer was nearly three lengths before Marlet Stables Column. Circle K. Farms Misleader, the only other starter in the Roger Williams was beaten way off as Walter Lee Taylor, his rider eased the Snark stallion after he began tiring. Only straight wagering was permitted on Continued or Page Thirty-Nine Coaltov/n Is Galloping Victor at Narragansett Calumet Star Still Unbeaten In Eight Outings This Year Contijiued from Page One the race. The total pool was 7,134, of which 6,915 was wagered on Coaltown. The Rhode Island pay-off being 10 cents to the dollar, it was necessary for the track to return .20 for each wagered. The minus pool amounted to ,057.24. Needless to say, Coaltown" was favored in the Roger Williams and in fact he was the only choice to be successful in the first six races. The majority of the 22,192 in the crowd began applauding as Coaltown made the final bend into the stretch and continued the ovation until the smooth striding colt was returned to the winners circle. As starter Eddie Blind sent the five starters on their way in the mile and three-sixteenths jaunt, Grand Entry and Mis-leader showed in front of Coaltown for a few strides. Scurlock never urged his charge at any time in the race and Coaltown went on about his business as though he was working by himself. The Calumet stars fractions were :23%, three-quarters in the mile in 1:36%, the nine furlongs in 1:50% and out the full distance in 1:57. From a competitive standpoint, the only interest in the contest was the late -battle put on by Grand Entry and Fancy Flyer for the place award. Charley Mullins, astride Grand Entry, saved much ground as he set the Grand Slam colt down and had a three-length advantage over Fancy Flyer as they passed the final furlong marker, but Mullins had to keep after his charge as Milligan on Fancy Flyer never gave up and just missed getting by Grand Entry.

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