Ohio State Handicap Tops Todays River Downs Card: Prep for Queen City on June 26 Draws Luciete, Moon of Hearts, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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OhioStateHandicapTops Todays River Downs Card Prep for Queen City on June 26 Draws Luciete, Moon of Hearts By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 18. — The ,000 Ohio State Handicap, sixth of the 17 features scheduled for this meeting, is up for decision as the spotlight attraction on Saturdays card. At one and one-sixteenth miles, it is customarily the prep for the ,500 Queen City Handicap at one and one-eighth miles, which will be run Saturday, June 26. Topweight of 118 pounds for the handicap has been allotted to J. T. Simmons and W. F. Finns Luciete by racing secretary and handicapper Eugene W. Bury. Next in consideration is Harry Rector, Jr.s Moon of Hearts, with 116, and Wise and Sick-ings Lieutenant, 114. Following closely in esteem are J. H. Ho-mans Adelantado, 112; W. Frisse and W. Jones Storm of Gold, 110; H. Fields Delux John, 107; and a trio with an allocation of 106 pounds are Mrs. J. Bronnenbergs Continued on Page FHty-Six Ohio State HandicapTops Todays River Downs Card i Prep for Queen City on June 26 Draws Luciete, Moon of Hearts Continued from Page One Mad Saint, Mrs. L Barry and Mrs. B. Fedors Pat-the-Pilot and S. I. Crews Jack Tar. The feathery impost of 102 pounds goes to E. J. Bolsers Rebounder to round out one of the finest groups available for competition at this meeting. Luciete appears highly deserving of this impost and has accomplished everything asked of her this season. She has won five of her six starts and was third in her other effort. The Grandpal fillys last victory, the third consecutive at this meeting, was an impressive length and one-half victory over Storm of Gold. She is picking up five pounds over what she carried that day and Storm of Gold is shedding one. That effort, her first winning performance over a fast track this year, was contested at the mile and 70 yards of the Andre Purse. Lucietes time was a worthy 1:42%, and jockey Anthony "Tony" Licata, who has given first call on his riding engagements to J. T. Simmons, will again be up, and the combination will be trying for a fourth consecutive victory. Pat-the-Pilot, winner of the 1952 running of the Queen City, will be making his seasonal debut at this course. He has been campaigned very lightly this season, and it is quite possible that the soreness which was evident in his try at Louisville has been alleviated. Lieutenant is another recent arrival here, and also has an imposing list of past victories. This latter pair will undoubtedly be in line for consideration, but will be contesting against campaigners which are familiar to the course.

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