Fighting Don Wins Volta with Ease; Mountain Roar Outruns Gotham Rivals: Donovan Colt Never is Headed While Showing Way to Roytig, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-29


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Fighting Fighting Don Don Wins Wins Volta Volta With With Ease; Ease; Mountain Mountain Roar Roar Outruns Outruns Gotham Gotham Rivals Rivals Donovan Colt Never Is Headed While Showing Way to Roytig Flashy Son of Fighting Fox 1 Named for Classic, Derby; Fly Off Proves Repeater HOMEWOOD, 111., June 28. — Mrs. Gertrude Donovans Fighting Don, an eligible for the Classic and the American Derby, made his first start, since last September and won the Volta Purse at seven furlongs at Washington Park this afternoon. The son of Fighting Fox, who was giving jockey Douglas Dodson a double for the afternoon, ran the seven panels on a slow track in the commendable time of 1:2945 and won by two lengths, which was just as he pleased. Roytig was second and Bergolater third while Darien showed the way to five other three-year-olds who rounded out the field. Fighting Don, who began his spring training too late to be made ready for the Kentucky Derby, took the lead soon after the start o ftodays feature and did not have to be driven to hold a safe advantage all the way. Roytig was always in closest pursuit of the Donovan colt, but he was no match for the winner although he did turn in a complimentary performance. In the last eighth Dodson had Fighting Don under a snug hold, suggesting that he is now ready for stronger opposition. Bergolater Third All the Way Bergolater, who also is eligible for the Classic and American Derby, raced the entire trip in third position and he finished a length behind the runner-up. Darien, who had some trouble on the turn, was another four lengths away at the end. Gallantry raced with the leaders for a time, but he soon gave up and finished last. The crowd of approximately 12.500 persons made Fighting Don a pronounced favorite. He paid only .60 for . The Calumet Farms Fly Off got a narrow decision at the end of the five furlongs of the Planetoid Purse, the fourth event on the card. The juvenile daughter of Sun Teddy, guided by Douglas Dodson, indulged in a lively duel with Skip Level in the run through the stretch and eventually out-finished him to win by a nose. Good Bunting, a juvenile half-brother to Occupation and Occupy, graduated from the maiden ranks in capturing the five-furlong spin that opened the days program. This son of Good Goods and Miss Bunting, ridden by Joe Wagner, came from far back and was up near the end to win by three-quarters of a length. Nonchalanta and Gay Tune, both representing Herbert M. Woolf, were second and third, respectively, separated by a length. Lord Caprice, the favorite, raced in third position over the early furlongs and then entering the homestretch, he ran out so badly that he i eliminated himself. The second race was a mile test for older horses and it resulted in victory for Bock-man and Oros Cirio, ridden by Billy Nichols. Cirio was steadied along while outrun for three-quarters, but then rallied smartly and wore down the pacemaking Charlene near the end, to win by a half-length. Nichols came right back to ride the winner of the six-furlong third race. Best here in a field of 11 three-year-olds was Mrs. j Monte Weils Isaiah Girl, who emerged the winner in a rousing finish involving two other horses. Isaiah Girl won by a head, while Nations Hero beat Meadow Lark another head for the place. *.# In the fifth race, a sprint of six furlongs, the winner was Ben Endovinas Rudi-taurus, ridden by Robert Campbell. He won by two lengths with Son o War second and Juke Box third. APPRENTICE B. NICHOLS— Was the riding star on yesterdays Arlington program at Homewood with three dinners.

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