Mr. Fantastic Defeats Prince Torch in Churchill Feature: Drives to Two-Length Score Under Brumfield; Red Baby Third in Princequillo Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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Mr. Fantastic Defeats Prince Torch in Churchill Feature Drives to Two-Length Score ♦ Under Brumfield; Red Baby Third in Princequillo Purse By BUD LYON Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 11. — Driving to a two-length victory in the featured Princequillo Purse here at six furlongs this afternoon, G. Seeley Killpatricks Mr. Fantastic registered his first victory of the year. Runner-up honors fell to Floyd Starks Prince Torch, with the stallion edging out T. and L. Andersons Red Baby for the place money by a length and one half. Mr. Fantastic was heavily backed by the nearly 7,000 fans present. After racing the six furlongs in 1:10%, he returned . Brumfield Pilots Winner Don Brumfield was astride this swift six-year-old, altered son of With Pleasure, racing head and head through the opening three furlongs with Mr. Crack. Upon reaching the midway point of the turn, Brumfield gave Mr. Fantastic his head and immediately the speedy gelding drew out to a three-length lead which he maintained Continued on Page Eight , . 4 ► Mr. Fantastic Defeats Prince Torch in Churchill Feature * Drives to Two-Length Score Under Brumfield; Red Baby Third in Princequillo Purse v Continued from Page One to well into the stretch. At this point, he appeared to swerve somewhat when shaken up by Brumfield, but still did not falter as there was daylight between him and the field through the remainder of-the run to the wire even though he was under pressure to hold the lead. Actually, this first brush between Mr. Fantastic and Mr. Crack told the story, as once the Killpatrick color-bearer disposed of Mrs. A. Roths sprinter on the turn, it was all over. The late runs put in by Prince Torch and Red Baby were highly ineffectual and had no real bearing on the outcome other than to keep the winner going about his work in a businesslike manner. Continuing the upsets, Johnny Sellers, aboard Louis Aitkens Thekla Rose, defeated Hasty House Farms Stan Gray, a 3-to-5 chance, in the third with a neck verdict. Lesse honors fell to Johnny Harts Hat Katy with the filly finishing seven lengths further back in that 1 1-16 miles run for three- and four -year-old maidens. Thekla Rose raced the distance in 1:45%, while returning 1.40. y Miss Dogette Graduates Brumfield brothers Miss Dogette, making the second start of her career, upset all the form in the second, a 5 furlongs dash for maiden two-year-olds, when she emerged a driving nose winner to return the highest mutuel payoff, 94.20, of the meeting. The maiden victory for Miss Dogette also set a new high in Daily Double payoff for the season. The filly combined with M. A. Moss Walter B., winning favorite in the first race, 5 furlongs for juveniles, to return 01.20. Jim Preston received riding chedits on Walter B. who raced in 1:00%, while earning his initial purse, and paying .80. W. D. Lucas had the mount on Miss Dogette with the daughter of The Doge stepping a sizzling :59%, to nip Mrs. K. I. Weils Andrew B. W. by a nose. S. I. Crews Cuvier Relic, a solid choice with the fans, finished third, another two lengths back, after having set the page to the sixteenth pole. Mrs. Louis Schwitzer, Jr.s homebrjed Addie Belle proved herself one of the most consistent fillies on the grounds when the three -year-old daughter of Charlie Mc-Adam made her sophomore debut a .winning one in accounting for the co-featured Bourbon Lass Purse at 6 furlongs. The Miss won over the favorite, T. Alie Gris-soms Out Sail, by two and one-half lengths while racing the distance in 1:17%, and returning .80. Johnny Sellers had the r/iount on Addie Belle, notching his second victory of the afternoon. He sent her right to the. front on leaving the barrier, and disposed of wedlock shortly after competing the opening half-mile. She continued to hold advantage* t while under pressure to the end. Addie Belle was picking up her fourth purse in a row as she closed out her two-year-old campaign of four races with three wins in rapid succession while pitted against top allowance company. Actually Sellers has a perfect record with the filly as he was on her in every winning race and seemingly knows the Miss best.

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