Uncle Otho Ridden Out to Make Good as Favorite at Churchill: Combs Racer Sets Own Pace to Reach Wire Length and Half Ahead of Sis Wagner, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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| Uncle Otho Ridden Out to Make Good as Favorite at Churchill i ■ t j , I : • , ; J ■ 5 j s » - » i ■ 1 Combs Racer Sets Own Pace4 To Reach Wire Length and Half Ahead of Sis Wagner LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 11.— Uncle Otho carried the colors of Lucas B. Combs to a vastly popular victory, his third of the local turf season, in the Pleasure Ridge Park Purse, featured event on an unpretentious Monday program at Churchill Downs. Jockey J. R. Layton had the leg up on the son of Okapi in this run of six and a half furlongs, sending him into a daylight lead in the sprint out of the chute, bouncing him to the finish a length and a half in advance of Mrs. Leo Wagners Sis Wagner, nearest of his five rivals. Five lengths far-I ther away, Mrs. R. B. Berinis Vanslam was third before Darby Dimout and the others. These included Maggie Jane, who came back palpably lame. Uncle Othos backers collected at the rate of .40 for and he carried a mod-t erate 112 over the distance in 1:2235, time no worse than the soupy track condition. Umbriago Graduates at First Asking The Monday program was witnessed by a light attendance. Another deluge visited the course and environs this morning, but the skies cleared during the afternoon. Favorites were "there or thereabouts" in a gratifying number of instances. The first -1 time starter, Theo. Poolos Umbriago ac-r counted for the fourth event at 7.20 for . The consistent Uncle Otho simply "walked his beat" in the Pleasure Ridge, coming out of the gate with the alert Sis Continued on Page Four JOHN M. GOODE— Saddled Uncle Otho j for the latters third score of the current season at the Downs. . I f ! J r s e t s p J I, s -j s Uncle Otho Is Ridden Out To Gain Honors at Downs Continued from Page One Wagner replacing her in the lead when settled in stride the first furlong, then winning "ridden out without ever encountering a challenge. Sis Wagner continued in closest pursuit throughout, easily earning the place though unable to overhaul Uncle Otho, Vanslam had a bit of early speed, but was through on the turn. Jockey J. R. Layton got himself a riding double when he rode Umbriago, a first-time starter, to a length and a half victory over Commiseration in the six-furlong fourth race for three-year-olds. Umbriago. evidently named for Jimmy Durantes mythical crony, came up fast on the rail through the last three-sixteenths. Commiseration beat Al-Tram two lengths for the place. Umbriago paid 7.20 and was timed the three-quarters in 1:162s. Travel, the well -played favorite, beat only one horse in the six-horse field. W. C. Davis Count Chant, outrun over the early stages of the fifth, finished out the six furlongs in 1:16 with two lengths to spare over Restoration, the runner-up in a field of six. Drawby stumbled near the finish and dropped the place by a half length. Spare the Rod had the early speed, but stopped. The winner paid and was ridden by R. Gonzalez. Taking command soon after the start, Wonder Witch, ridden by J. R. Layton, led all the way to beat six maiden opponents in the six-furlongs first race, to pay .80. ; 1 1 Wonder Witch completed the three-quarters j over the trying track in 1:1745. Mighty : Tough, who broke on top, then dropped i back to force the pace the entire trip, was ■[beaten three lengths; Forelady was a dis- tant third.

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