Nine-Horse Field Seeks Fountain Square Purse: Luciete, Winner of River Downs Inaugural, is Favored to Repeat, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Nine-Horse Field Seeks Fountain Square Purse Luciete, Winner of Riyer Downs Inaugural, Is Favored to Repeat RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 8. An attractive eight-race card has been arranged by racing secretary Eugene W. Bury for Wednesday the first mid-week program of this 44-day session. There are a liberal amount of races at sprints and distances for both the platers and the better allowance campaigners and from the caliber of the sport to be presented River Downs will probably find the attendance and mutuel records again in peril of being shattered. In the seventh spot on the card, the customary feature billing, a three-year-old and older allowance affair has enticed nine candidates with but eight betting interests because of a coupling. The event has been titled the Fountain Square, honoring one of Cincinnatis famous landmarks and the purse for the event is ,600. The field is a keenly matched one for this contest and includes Leo Snodgrass Sea Sweet, H. H. Prices Brownie Lady, the Simmons and Finn entry of Luciete and Blue Counsellor, E. J. Bolsers Rebounder, W. J. Bax, Sr.s Joyce Ann B., M. K. Essigs Little Bing, L. M. Quills Wellblessed and F. N. Berrys Little Father. . Jockey Anthony Licata, currently the leading rider at the meeting, again will pilot Luciete. The pair were convincingly the best in the Welcome Purse, the feature offering here on opening day. While the racing strip was classed as heavy, Tony sent the Grandpal filly over the six furlongs in 1:14 and had a length and three-quarters over W. .Wells Grand Cella and jockey L. Hulslander, another pah trying for a second consecutive victory. Lucietes victory in the Welcome was her second straight and the third in four starts this year. She evidently handles a fast strip as effectively as she does on "off" track and while going over both last year won eight, had three seconds and one third in 13 starts, to be out of the money only once. Little Bing, a four-year-old Littletown colt, is probably one of the fastest to leave the gate in this area. He has taken the top on some of the more impressive campaigners, but will also stop on the slightest whim. At the recently concluded Beulah meeting, at Grove City, Ohio he had three outings and under the able tutelage of jockey W. D. Lucas, displayed his fleet-footedness on two of those occasions. Lucas will again be up tomorrow and the pair could be difficult to catch.

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