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Euclid Victor in Close Finish at ThistleDown Gets Up in Final Stride Despite Racing Wide to Beat Pussy Cat By J. R. BATTY Staff Correspondent THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 27. Racing wide most of the way and bothered slightly leaving the final turn, Gene Lottis Euclid continued stubbornly when set down for the drive and wore down Pussy Cat from the Mrs. A. M. Creech stable in the final stride of the featured sixth race here today. Contested at one mile, the Lotti-owned and-trained standard-bearer chalked up his second straight tally and his third in 15 tries this year. Pussy Cat, making her first start of the current session since arriving from Washington Park recently, failed gaining the top share of a ,000 purse in a good effort and saved the place award by two lengths over Royal Mani Stables Haltom. Burnt Child, favored in the wagering, finished sixth about four lengths away from the victor. Handled by Robert Musser, Euclid, who performed coupled in the wagering with a stablemate, Primrose Stables Brandys Last, returned .60 to numerous backers among the gathering of 5,800 fans. Euclid Continued on Pag? Forty-Nim - 1 e t 2 I , . j 3 - , " I r i Euclid -Victor in Close Finish at ThistleDown Gets Up in Final Stride Despite Racing Wide to Beat Pussy Cat Continued from Page One was timed the distance in 1:38, accomplishing the task over a fast strip. Best Air, owned by Mrs. L. Fry, caused minor interference on both turns when she ran wide. Luciete suffered on the first elbow and the winner became a victim leaving the second turn. C. B. McNeills New Angle scored her third straight victory in as many starts locally when accounting for the fifth race. With the meetings leading apprentice rider, Bobby Wall, in the saddle, the -winner, a three-year-old daughter of Boy Angler Stamp Album, crossed the finish line a length in advance of Myrna Arlene and Billie-Anne was third while the vorite. Fighting Barb, ended up seventh, defeating one other horse. New Angle paid .40 and was timed six furlongs in 1:12. Okeechobee, a long-priced victor in his previous outing, triumphed in the fourth race a public choice. Jockey Paul Ward drove the A. L. Birch colorbearer to the end of six furlongs with slightly better than a length to spare over Short Cable. Black Fancy was third among the dozen who competed. Okeechobee returned .40 and -was credited with going the distance in 1:12. Three-year-olds who have never won a race furnished the spot in the first race, Lily B., graduated from this rank when she drove home three-quarters of a length before Special Blend and, nearly five more lengths back, Dee Kay was a disappointing choice when finishing third. Apprentice Thomas OKeefe guided Lily B., who went one and a sixteenth miles in 1:47 and paid .40 at the straight windows. Racing for the interest of John Bach-3 rach, Little Falls carried veteran reinsman, Charley Richmond to his first saddle score of the meeting when reaching the end of six furlongs with two and a half lengths to spare over Im a Rebel while Galloping Gus closed strongly to complete .the finish order. A seven-year-old gelded son of At- tention Fidgety Miss and a useful allow-3 ance sprinter in his younger days when owned by Sanford Stud Farms, the winner paid 0.00 at the straight windows and was clocked in 1:12 Vs.