Pavots Preakness Trial Outstanding; Occupy Proves Repeater at Churchill: Completes Double For Marsch Stable; Takes Puritan Handicap by Length Over Sigma Kappa; Art Roi Other to Score, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-14


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Payors Payors Preakness Preakness Trial Trial Outstanding; Outstanding; Occupy Occupy Proves Proves Repeater Repeater at at Churchill Churchill Completes Double For Marsch Stable Takes Puritan Handicap by Length Over Sigma Kappa; Art Roi Other to Score LOUISVILLE, Ky.. June 13— For the second straight day the feature event at Churchill Downs was limited to four starters, when only a quartet of high-class runners paraded postward in todays six-furlong Puritan Handicap. As it developed the race was highly satisfying to the large mid-week crowd with John Marsch s Occupy, a .40 favorite, spinning to a length victory over B. J. Baxs Sigma Kappa. Mrs, E. V. Smiths Sirius earned the show award, a length and a half back of Sigma Kappa and six lengths before Walmac Farm* Wallflower. It was Occupy s second straight victory of the meeting and the bay son of Bull Dog and Miss Bunting gave owner Marsch. his trainer, Burley Parke, and jockey Billie Thompson doubles for the afternoon. Occupy, the highweight in the Puritan field under 123 pounds, completed the six furlongs over a fast track in 1:12. one of th« best performances of the meeting for the distance. Sirius Has No Excuses Occupy was outrun by Sigma Kappa through the first half mile, but responded] energetically when given the nod by Thompson turning into the stretch. Through the last eighth mile, the four-year-old colt maintained a safe margin to win handily. Sigma Kappa hung on well after being displaced on the lead, but had to be ridden out to hold Sirius safe. Th« latter ran an even race and had no excuses. Except for a brief burst of speed during the first quarter,. Wallflower was never prominent. Only four three-year-olds answered tho bugle for the seven-furlong Goshen Purse, fifth race, but it was an interesting contest with the favored Rockwood Sonny, ridden by Kempton Knott, earning a length and a half decision over Miss Tartan. Gomel was third, beaten five lengths by Miss Tartan, while Nostalgia trailed tho field throughout. John Marschs three-year-old colt, Art Continued on Page Four Occupy Proves Repeater At Churchill Downs Oval Completes Double for Marsch on Card After Triumph of Art Roi Continued from Page One Roi, an eight-length winner in his previous start, made a show of five rivals in the six-furlong South Park Purse, fourth race. Ridden by Billie Thompson, Art Roi assumed command from Tony Leo, just after turning home and at the finish was drawing away from K. Durable by four lengths. The latter, saving ground on the turn, was up to beat the tiring Tony Leo i a half length for second. A pronounced favorite, Art Roi paid .60. He covered the three-quarters in the good time of 1:12%. Matts Girl, a daughter of Petrose — Valdina Dame, owned by Leo J. Caillouette, was returned a decisive winner over six opponents in the five-furlong opening race for maiden juveniles of her sex. George South brought her out of the starting gate in front and, racing with good speed, there was never a time when her leadership was in danger. Just Flip, who was made the favorite, was second throughout, while Twirl Girl took down show honors. Money Troubles, racing under the blue, red and white colors of the M T Stable, maintained by Miss Mary Fisher and Mrs. J. Warfield Rodgers, bowled over one of the shorter-priced choices in Swift Flight, along with three others in the mile second race. Kempton Knott brought the winner from behind Whistling Eb and the favorite and had him a length and a half before Swift Flight at the wire. Tav, who had turned in a creditable effort in her debut earlier in the meeting, became the first favorite to win, when she led all the way to win the five-furlong third race, also for two-year-old maiden fillies. Tav paid .60 after completing the distance in I:tl%. Breaking alertly under Charley Basham, Tav was never seriously menaced in reaching the wire two lengths before Pretty Mary. The latter beat Tiger Tillie the same margin for runner-up honors.

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