Wits End Triumphs over Preco in His First Race of Year at Fairmount Park: Prevails by Length and Half in Allowance Test; Perpetrate Falls in Third, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-08


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Wits End Triumphs Over Preco in His First Race of Year at Fairmount Park Prevails by Length and 4 Half in Allowance Test; Perpetrate Falls in Third COLLINSVILLE. 111.. June 7.— Making his first start since last August. Wits End successfully carried the colors of John St. Charles to the wire in the five and one-half furlongs sixth race, which brought together seven three-year-olds and older horses under allowance conditions, and served as the feature on the card at Fair-mount Park. Wits End, who, last year, won three races in nine starts, came back in good fashion today to hold a length and a half advantage over the public choice. Preco. Two lengths back of the latter. Queen Kizzie took down show honors. Joe Dyer guided the four-year-old gelded son of Gay Monarch — Gay Hope over the distance in 1:09* 5, racing over a track termed slow. The winner was second choice in the wagering, paying .20. Wits End assumed command shortly after the start with Seven Seas and Valdina Kovia following the pace, while Preco was closing a gap on the outside. Rounding the turn, Preco moved into second place and offered a game challenge, but when straightened for home was unable to over- j haul the winner under the able handling of J. Boucher. Track Dries Out Rapidly The track for the first race was heavy, due to torrential rains, which fell during most of the morning. The skies cleared by noon, and the track was drying out rapidly as the sixth race went to the post. H. R. Finleys Lucky Lettie registered a surprise victory in the first event, and graduated from the maiden ranks by easily downing six others that opposed her. Four lengths behind the winner was Our Risk with Hurrigal two lengths farther back to take the show award. The winner was ridden by Jimmy Cassity, and raced the six panels in 1:18, flat, and rewarded scattered backers with a 2 mutuel. Happy Dash, heavily backed by the fans, flashed early speed, then faltered badly to trail her field across the wire. Cassity had the leg up on both ends of the Daily Double, when he came back in the second race aboard Wing o Blue, to show the way from nearly start to finish of the five furlongs contest. Wing o Blue was under a drive to hold Garbure safe by a half length at the finish, while Distract was a distant third. The Daily Double combination of Lucky Lettie. winner in the first, and Wing o Blue, was worth 8.60. The first mishap of the meeting occurred when Henrietta Lees Perpetrate, one of five juveniles contesting the four and a half furlongs third race, fell shortly after the start, but both rider Joe Dyer and the horse escaped without serious consequences. Easy There Graduates The winner of the dash, D. C. Wilhelm s Easy There, raced in the same fashion as did Bubbling Easy in scoring here for Wilhelm, May 29. The juvenile son of Ted Easy — Honest Susan stole a long lead rounding the turn, ran to the extreme out- • 1 — — — . side passing the quarter pole, and. when straightened again, drew out to triumph with ease over Mabelew. The latter has been second in her last three outings. Ray-mer C. finished a dismal third. Easy There raced the distance in :5745, over the "off" track, and paid . An allowance affair at five and a half furlongs listed fourth on the program, attracted five entrants, and Mrs. J. M. Nu-gents Young Geordie emerged victorious, with a neck to spare over Westy Streak. Nations Hero was two and a half lengths back of the latter for the show award. On the strength of his second and third in two previous appearances at the meeting, Young Geordie was backed to favoritism and carried J. Dean Jessop across the wire in front to reward his many followers with .20. The first successful public choice on the card to score, Young Geordie covered the distance in 1:10. flat. F. G. Orrs Blondie Jayne accounted for her second purse in three starts at the meeting, when she downed four others in the five and a half furlongs fifth race. Jockey Al Beverly sent the five-year-old daughter of St. James — All Callao into command quickly, and showed the way to the wire, to score by a length and a half over High Roller, who was second by four lengths in front of Misty Eye.

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