Occupation Victorious in 1943 Debut: Crack Marsch Colt Whips Best Seller, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-19


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Occupation Victorious in 1943 Debut Crack Marsch Colt Whips Best Seller TopMoney-Winning Juvenile Of Last Season Makes Fast Pace, Tiring Near Finish STICKNEY. 111., June 18.— John Marsch Occupation, the nations leading money winning two-year-old in 1942, made his three-year-old debut in winning fashion when he captured the six-furlong Preston Foster Handicap from three older rivals at Hawthorne this afternoon. Shouldering 118 pounds, the son of Bull Dog who has not been seen under colors since he finished second to Count Fleet in the Pim-lico Futurity last fall, ran the three-quarters of a mile in 1:11 ls and won by a half length with Best Seller second, Vinum third and Shut Eye fourth. Only four horses took part in the race. Occupation, carrying Lyle Whiting to his third victory of the day, made every pole a winning one, but he had to be driven out to hold safe Best Seller. The other two horses in the race were distanced, Vinum finishing 10 lengths behind the runner-up and Shut Eye five lengths still farther away. The Marsch colt, held at odds of 3 to 10, cut out a fast pace and when he drifted out entering the home Stretch Best Seller followed him. Half way down the home stretch Best Seller was taken to inside and in the last sixteenth was steadily closing in on his younger rival. Best Seller performed under actual top weight of 120 pounds but on the scale still was receiving a 10-pound pull from the Marsch three-year-old. Broadcloth Impresses Broadcloth, a juvenile member of the John Marsch stable and also ridden by jockey Whiting, registered his second straight victory when he won the fifth race, a dash of five furlongs that shared interest with the headliner. The son of Good Goods, one of the better two-year-old prospects uncovered this meeting, stepped the five panels in 1:0045 and won by two lengths, ridden out, while Civil Liberty was second and Elissa B. third. Broadcloth an even money chance with the crowd, was well placed from the beginning and after a battle with Civil Liberty entering the home stretch asserted himself by taking command. He drew out gradually in the last quarter with Whiting keeping right after him to the end. While Civil .Liberty failed to withstand the winner, he was able to save second honors by a half length while Elissa B. beat Valdina Maiden a length and a half for the show. Valdina Date was a sharp factor here to the last quarter, but then weakened and wound up fifth. Broadcloths victory completed a double not only for Whiting, but for trainer Parke as well, for he also sent Reaping Gem, Whitings first winner, out to take the opening event. Reaping Gem. owned by John Klein of Chicago, graduated from the maiden ranks in accounting for the first race, a test of six and a half furlongs. He broke out of the pack at the head of the homestretch to take command and, once in front, drew out fast to score with four and a half lengths to spare. Lyle Whiting rode him. Pat Morvich was second, with third honors going to Melody. The second race, a dash of five furlongs for two-year-olds, saw Private CLe. Ralph Neves of the U. S. Cavalry ride his first winner since he was given permission by his commander to ply his profession for a limited period in the interest of his companys troop fund. The fees Neves receives are contributed to his company. His winner was Dawn, owned by R. F. Hayes, and this youngster led his nearest rival past the judges by two and a half lengths. Young Buddy was second and Little Steve next.

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