Count Fleet Awaits Preakness Start; Sun Flower Leads Downs Rivals Home: Be Calm Gives Way To Letellier Filly; Latter Is Half-Length Clear At Wire in Main Offering--Good Going in First Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-07


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Count Fleet Awaits Preakness Start Sun Flower Leads Downs Rivals Home Be Calm Gives Way To Letellier Filly FillyLatter Latter is HalfLength Clear At Wire in Main Offering Good Going in First Victory VictoryLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 6 Scoring her fourth victory of the year but her first of the Kentucky season Mrs Frank P Letel liers Sun Flower outsprinted six other threeyearolds to capture the Western Parkway Claiming Purse over the mile dis ¬ tance at Churchill Downs this afternoon Guided by Robert Reeves who was han ¬ dling his second winner of the day Sun Flower reached the end of the eight fur ¬ longs a half length in front with C N Finchs Be Calm running second and I J Collins Okabena third thirdSun Sun Flower and Be Calm dominated the running most of the way and for the first half mile the Finch filly was in front On the stretch turn Sun Flower made her bid and took commandbut she could never get far in advance of her most persistent rival Be Calm hung on gamely after giving up the lead and though she could not handle the winner she was good enough to take the place a length and a quarter in advance of Okabena OkabenaMoves Moves Into Third Position PositionThe The Collins representative was well back of the leaders to the far turn but then he moved up into third position and remained there to the end In finishing third he was a length in front of Count Fearless who was far in advance of Wild Harp and Top Sergeant who rounded out the field fieldWild Wild Harp was in the thick of contention for about a half mile and then retired but Top Sergeant was far back throughout throughoutAs As the favorite Sun Flower paid 660 for 2 Her time for the mile was 139 ys ysAfter After finishing second in each of her last three starts Eual Wyatts Good Going earned her first purse when she beat nine other maiden juvenile fillies over the five furlongs of the fourth race The half sister to Seven Hearts guided by Johnny Adams wore down Miss Valor and Gay Franka in the run through the home stretch and won by two and a half lengths to the delight of those who made her a pro ¬ nounced favorite Miss Valor wound up in second place and Gay Franka was third thirdThe The first three races were six furlongs affairs for sprinting platers and the second event produced one of the most decisive winners of the meeting He was Valdina Dude owned by Mrs Emil Deenmark and ridden by Robert Reeves He assumed command nearing the home stretch and drew out fast in the drive to win by eight eightContinued Continued on Page ThirtyOne Sun Flower Drives Hard To Lead Be Calm Home HomeConsistent Consistent Letellier Filly Earns Fourth Purse of Year at Downs DownsContinued Continued from Page One Onelengths lengths from Late Dawn who in turn beat Gingall five lengths for third thirdMrs Mrs Leo Beydas Meadow Dew was a popular winner in the opening dash under the handling of F A Smith Prominent from the beginning she wore down Bonnie Bold in the last eighth and won by a little more than a length Jo Ann was best of the others othersAnother Another popular winner was Beau Catcher who accounted for the third race under the silks of George and Joseph Cohen She came from behind in the stretch and at the wire Pat Milligan had her in front by three lengths as Monks Memo beat Connecticut a head for the place

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