Sixteen Derby Candidates Mark Time; Renew Kentucky Oaks at Downs Today: Six Speedy Fillies Go in Route Test, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-08


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Sixteen Sixteen Derby Derby Candidates Candidates Mark Mark Time; Time; Renew Renew Kentucky Kentucky Oaks Oaks at at Downs Downs Today Today Six Speedy Fillies Go in Route Test Calumets On-Your-Toes Will Meet Come and Go In Derby Eve Feature LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7.— Derby week at Churchill Downs moves gaily on to tomorrows seventy-first running of the Kentucky Oaks, a run of a mile and a sixteenth for three-year-old fillies which is enriched with ,000 by the association. An even half dozen were named today for this Derby for Fillies." It is difficult to select the favorite in this offering, to say nothing of the winner. Because she has won both her starts at the Downs this season, and represents Warren Wrights fashionable Calumet Farm, it is plausible that On-Your-Toes will have the somewhat anxious post of honor" in the betting. A good many of the railbirds expect that Tom Piatts homespun Come and Go. who captured the Ashland during Keene-land -at -Churchill in her only start this season, will take a good deal of beating, even at the longer distance of the Oaks and with top weight of 121 pounds. She has trained to Price Sallees satisfaction, going a clever mile in 1:41 25 in her finale. Wallflowers Good Move Then there is Walmac Farms highly regarded Wallflower, a well-bred filly who displayed winning form in Chicago at two last autumn, became ill shipping to Maryland for the Selima, and has this spring worked will in the company of the seasoned Old Kentuck. "Babe" Wells sent her seven furlongs in 1:29 in what was her latest move for this event. The Indian Rocks establishments Florida-owned Cross Bayou won an overnighter at the meeting, which suggested she may prove a factor in the Oaks. It is difficult to work up enthusiasm for Judy Dunn. Miss Blindfold was second to Count Ballot, after being virtually left. She dwelt also In Cross Bayous race and was beaten a length. Under the conditions of the Oaks, Come and Go will attempt to spot each of her rivals five pounds with the exception of Judy Dunn, who has but 109. The familiar Continued on Page Four I J ! 1 J 3 I i I Renew Kentucky Oaks Today On Derby Eve Program Continued from Page One C. L. Martin is to have the mount, with J Dodson on On -Your -Toes; Bodiou on j Wallflower and Wagner on Cross Bayou. Jockey R. Gonzalez, riding well here, will steer Miss Blindfold, Billy Thompson having the mount on Judy Dunn. Indications are that this Oaks will be presented in "off" footing and before a sizeable enthusiastic Derby Eve attend- ; ance. The stake was inaugurated the same • year as the Derby itself, in 1875. It has ; been won by such as Modesty, Souffle, • Audience, Bronzewing, Waterblossom, Princess Doreen, Black Maria and Rose of Sharon, last years renewal producing a victory for Canina.

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