Myrna Closes with Speed to Overtake Street Arab: Draws Away in Final Twenty Yards of Fairmount Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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Myrna Closes With Speed To Overtake Street Arab Draws Away in Final Twenty Yards of Fairmount Sprint. COT.T.TNSVILLE, III., June 27. Myrha, a veteran daughter of Nassak and Just Fine, racing in the silks of Mrs. R. . A. Fawcett, Texas sportswoman, and who has not been worse than second in her last seven starts at Fairmount Park, earned her third victory of the current season when jockey Marcos Pena drove her past Street Arab with a cyclonic rush in the six furlongs fourth race. Street Arab was second and Victory Play saved the minor award. Shuffled back at the start, Myrna only had two horses beaten during the first-half-mile, but entering the stretch, Pena took his mount to the outside for the drive and giving a fine burst of speed when roused, she passed horses quickly and an eighth from the finish was only two lengths off the leader. In the drive to the wire, Myrna wore down Street Arab and drew away fast in the last 20 yards, getting the decision by a little more than a length. Street Arab, although tiring, had enough left to get the place by a length and a half from Victory Play. Much was expected of Gold Flag and Lookout Rascal. The best the former could do was finish fourth, while Lookout Rascal beat one horse. When Sweet Min won the first event and Booter Mc, coupled in the mutuel field, took down the second race, they completed a Daily Double worth 35.60 to four supporters of the combination.

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