Eleven Juvenile Fillies Seek Debutante Stakes: Alaport and Donna M. G. May Vie for Favoritism at Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-07


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I I 4 4 , , 1 1 | | I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Eleven Juvenile Fillies Seek Debutante Stakes Alaport and Donna M. G. May Vie for Favoritism at Downs LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 6.— The first in a series of four stakes climaxed by the Derby to be renewed this week at Churchill Downs is the Debutante, a ,000 added run of five furlongs for two-year-old fillies, which graces tomorrows matinee. There are 11 promising "starlets" named for this 45th edition of the Debutante, a stake which boasts the names of such as Round the World, Bit of White, Anita Peabody, Alcibades and Whirlabout on its honor roll. The group entered for this ensuing renewal of the event is more or less unfa-I miliar to turf enthusiasts, and it would not be too surprising were some filly who has no previous racing experience to prove the winner, as in the instance of Fighting Frank and the Bashford Manor. Six of the field have earned their diplomas. Among these graduates is Alaport, who races for Augustus Nahm and created a flattering impression. She is above "par" and won on the occasion of her debut last week-end. Others to have visited the winners enclosure thus early in their careers are Pana Tapper, Donna M. G., Gadola, Pene and Miss America, the last named one of Hashs precocious first crop. It is difficult to pick the favorite, to say nothing of the winner, though Alaport and Donna M. G., the latter never unplaced in 1 three starts, will have sizable ollowings. Clockers fancy that Breezy Louise, a stable companion of Fighting Frank, will take a Continued on Pag* Six Eleven Two-Year-Old Fillies I To Contest Debutante Stakes Continued from Page One good deal of catching, if she performs to the promise shown in morning gallops. Altogether, it looks quite a scramble and "a wide open betting race." The Debutante first was run in 1895, when Amada was the winner. In its long and uninterrupted history, it has not been with a greater flourish of speed than I. J. Collins widely unsung Royal Martha displayed in 1941. when she set the stakes record at :5935. Tomorrows renewa is surrounded by a cluster of seven overnighters, most of them drawing light fields, as it was indicated when entries closed that mud may be the order.

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