Mr. Fantastic Captures Ultimus Purse at Downs: Gets Change in Riding Tactics By Brumfield; Mince Pie Second, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Mr Fantastic Captures Ultimus Purse at Downs DownsGets Gets Change in Riding Tactics By Brumfield Mince Pie Second SecondBy By BUD LYON LYONCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 12 A change in riding tactics proved sufficient for G Seeley Kilpatricks Mr Fantastic to account for the featured Ulti ¬ mus Purse here this afternoon with the altered fiveyearold son of With Pleasure reaching the end of 6 furlongs in 110 while enjoying a onelength advantage over P A B Widener HIs Mince Fie It was another length and onehalf back to OMcSmith who performed in the gold silks of Mrs V E Smith SmithMr Mr Fantastic a mild choice with the 6600 fans assembled here this summery afternoon returned 520 520Donald Donald Brumfield was astride Mr Fan ¬ tastic for the first time this afternoon and instead of sending the gelding winging away from the gate to go out and show the way throughout he took a snug hold on his mount and kept him two to three threeContinued Continued on Page FiftySix Ultimus Purse Won By Mr Fantastic FantasticUndergoes Undergoes Change in Riding Tactics by Brumfield Mince Pie Second OMcSmith Third ThirdContinued Continued from Page One Onelengths lengths away from the leader through the first half mile This was good strategy as J Graham Browns Lucky Tip proved to be the early leader and would surely have cooked Mr Fantastic in quick fashion as the Louisvilleowned colt stepped his open ¬ ing quarter mile in 22 and reached the halfmile point in a sizzling 44 more than enough to have ruined any chances of a victory for the Lexingtonowned winner winnerLucky Lucky Tip stopped badly shortly after passing the furlong marker at which point both the runnerup and Negrotrece which finished fourth came charging past and were actually gaining fast on the winner when the end came cameLittle Little Fitz Displays Early Foot FootS S I Crews Cuvier Boy recorded his sec ¬ ond consecutive victory of the meeting this afternoon in the sixfurlong Morvich Purse with his rider Walter Brice Williams ca ¬ pably demonstrating that the shortest way home was along the inner rail The veteran pilot who luckily escaped injury when tossed by his mount at the start of the pre ¬ vious race restrained the Commodore Lea threeyearold colt off the early pace as set by Queen Sal and Lady Grace to bide his time until the top of the front straight ¬ away where when ready he shot the colt through on the inside with a rush Liberal use of the whip kept Cuvier Boys mind on his business so that he drew onto even terms with the tiring Queen Sal about 70 yards from the wire From here on it was all over as the colt was in full stride and drawing away rapidly as the end came cameIt It was just 11 days past that Cuvier Boy won his maiden victory over this oval while stepping the threequarters mile distance in 111 which was but a tick slower than he required today while stamping himself as a real threat against allowance company from his age group Queen Sal held on to keep runnerup honors with little trouble as she was but a length shy of the winner but five lengths before the next competi ¬ tor H S Nichols Miss Telephone J C Hauers Little Fitz a mild choice with the fans finished fourth after displaying a brief turn of speed during the straight run down the backside Cuvier Boy returned 960 while maintaining an unblemished record locally locallyDaily Daily Double followers received a better than average return in the opening events as the winning combination of Mischief Miss 760 winner of the first and Miss Temper 1120 winner of the second re ¬ turned 4340 Herbert Hinojosa had the mount on both winners and appears to im ¬ prove tremendously with seasoning as the Texan rode extremely chilly while bring ¬ ing both mounts from well back in their fields to win in the closing stages

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