Fighting Don Wins Volta with Ease; Mountain Roar Outruns Gotham Rivals: Third Win in Row for Dant Juvenile, 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 Third Win in Row For Dant Juvenile Leads Darby Darius Home; Oatmeal Scores Again in Downing All Talk by Neck AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 28 — Mountain Roar came out of the west today to lead from wire to wire in the Gotham Purse, co-feature of the Aqueduct program, crossing the finish line a length and a half before Darby Dan Farms Darby Darius, who beat Vera S. Braggs Twenty-Six, the favorite, by a scant nose. King Ranchs Incline was six lengths farther back in fourth place in the field of seven juveniles who contested this five and a half furlong . dash for a ,500 prize. Mountain Roar, who had won his last two starts for owner M. J. Dant at Churchill Downs, after bolting in his debut, was a well-played second choice, paying .10, though ridden by the obscure Edward Ter-reberry. This rider is a 31 -year-old Chi-cagoan who had not ridden since 1932, until this season. Terreberrys victory on Mountain Roar, a strapping son of Mountain Ridge — Topsy, by Jacopo, was the fourth of his career, three of them having been scored on the Dant gelding. Racegoers today had little opportunity to judge Terreberrys riding ability, beyond the fact that he has an acceptable seat, as Mountain Roar went to the front at the start and stayed there under hand urging, though sprawling a little in the final eighth. Segula Rewards Backers Despite a colorless program, 24.537 fans passed through the turnstiles, probably encouraged by the salubrious weather. Favorites fared badly, only Belair Studs Segula rewarding her followers in the first six races, but second choices scored in the first, second and fourth events. Darby Darius was first in pursuit of Mountain Roar in the Gotham, followed by Hippodrome, Twenty-Six, Georgie V., Incline and Colonel Harry. The Dant colt rolled around the turns two lengths to the good, with Hippodrome moving into second place before Twenty-Six and Darby Darius dropping back to fourth place. Entering the Continued on Page Twenty-Five Mountain Roar and Oatmeal Win Features at Aqueduct Continued from Page One stretch, Hippodrome tired as though short and Georgie V. bore out badly. Mountain j Roar continued to drive onward in the final run to the wire, though obviously tiring, ] while Darby Darius came on again with a j strong rush that nosed out Twenty-Six in the final jump. The time of 1 : 07% was just passable in view of the deep cushion prevailing at Aqueduct this year. Philip Biebers Oatmeal made it two straight in the Fort Hamilton Purse, mile and a sixteenth co-feature. Ridden by J. Pittarelli, the stretch-running son of Cam- eronian beat Grant Thorns All Talk a neck, with Joseph Eitengers Chance Talk a length and a half back in third place. W. H. Ponds War Master was a distant fourth a head before the pacemaking Old Union, who was the favorite despite his habit of running out of wind when the racing gets serious. Oatmeal paid 1.40 and was officially timed in l:474/5, though private dockers caught him in four-fifths faster time.

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