Donke Serenade Takes Measure of Lot O Luck at Downs Track: Goodwin Homebred, Brooks Up, Leads Odds-On Choice by Two and Half Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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V7JHL ► DonkeSerenadeTakesMeasure Of Lot O Luck at Downs Track Goodwin Homebred, Brooks t Up, Leads Odds-On Choice By Two and Half Lengths By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 9. — Joseph A. Goodwins Donke Serenade, a homebred son of Balladier and Inundation, scored his first success of the 1950 campaign today when he captured the seven-furlong Pensive Purse. Donke Serenade, smartly ridden by Steve Brooks, sped to the finish of the feature two and one-half lengths before the odds-on favorite, Hasty House Farms Lot O Luck. Circle M Farms Lasting Way ran third, slightly less than two lengths farther back. Donke Serenade shouldered equal top weight of 114 pounds with Lot O Luck and was timed in 1:24 for the Pensive distance. Second choice in the field of six three-year-old starters, the Goodwin colt was good for 3 to 1 in the straight "tote" pool. Senecas Pesty Takes Command Starter Reuben White dispatched the Pensive band in good order and Senecas Pesty went to the front after the break with Donke Serenade in second position and Lasting Way, third. Lot O Luck was no better than fifth in the run to the upper turn and he was on the outside of horses when sent up fast near the final turn. Donke Serenade settled for the drive with a clear advantage and Ken Church then brought Lot O Luck to the inside while Lasting Day held to third place as Senecas Pesty dropped out of serious contention. Brooks took no chances with Donke Serenade and rode the Goodwin colt Continued on Page Forty-Four APPRENTICE GLEN LASSWELL — Registered his second riding triple in as many days when he again carried off riding honors yesterday at Belmont Park. Donke Serenade Whips Odds-On Lot O Luck Brooks Hustles Goodwin Colt To Two and Half Lengths Win Continued from Page One out in the run for the wire while Lot O Luck swerved to the inside while making a game but futile effort to reach the winner. Lot O Luck was under rather severe pressure in the late stages of the Pensive but he worked out to the mile after the finish, accomplishing that task in 1:38%. Lasting Way was a weary third, while Carter and Dohertys Mr. Dink was good enough to save fourth money. Clouded skies, but otherwise ideal conditions prevailed for the afternoons sport. An estimated 7,500 turf enthusiasts turned out for the card, which was presented over a lightning-fast strip. War Talk, three-year-old daughter of Teddys Comet and War Siren, from the Walmac Farm unit, was returned the victress of the Cavalcade Purse, one of the better offerings on the program. Capably ridden by jockey Angel D. Rivera, the winner responded readily when called upon for her best effort and charged under the wire two and one-half lengths before Greentree Stables Pass Key. Bee and Bee, owned by the Christiana Stable and coupled in the betting with Pass Key, held on willingly to take down the lesser honors three and one-half lengths to the rear of the leaders and an . additional one and one-half lengths before Mrs. E. Kendall Weils Dog Leg. The start of the Cavalcade was marred when A. Grieshaber, Jr.s, Jumping Judy stumbled leaving the barrier and lost her rider. Overlooked in the speculation, War Talk returned 2.20 in the straight "tote" pool and traversed the assigned journey in a sparkling 1:11%.

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