Top Transit Easily Best in Feature at Suffolk: Odds-on Favorite Gives Keene Consecutive Double on Program, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-29


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Top Transit Easily Best In Feature at Suffolk Odds-On Favorite Gives Keene Consecutive Double on Program SUFFOLK DOWNS. East Boston, Mass., May 28. — Finding both the track and the competition to his liking, the odds-on standout of the ordinary card of racing, Lyle Whitings Top Transit splashed his way to an easy victory in the sixth race, best on the Suffolk Downs slate today. The seven-year-old chestnut gelded son of Dr. Freeland, out of Wild Transit, was knocked down to 2 to 5 odds by the majority of the 16,000 weather braving enthusiasts and, under the guidance of Harold Keene of Lowell, Mass., had no trouble at all. He broke on top, disposed of the early-footed Betel in the first quarter mile, withstood a brief challenge from the three-eighths pole by A. Shlagers San-gone and then drew away to with with ease. Sangone held to the place spot although Fairview Stables Wake Robin made a late bid and took down the show money. The victory aboard Top Transit was the second in a row during the day for Keene, who had been in the pilothouse with Sam Garfields Soulful in the preceding contest. Top Transits triumph was the second of the program for the favorites with La-moureaux and Peats Night Editor scoring in the fourth race. Generally, however, the mud form held up fairly well, with the well played and well figured thoroughbreds scoring. One of those oddities of Daily Double figuring worked out when the combination of two second choices, Mrs. W. C. McDer-motts Two Down in the first race and Bar-Dai Farms Betty Queen in the second race paid off as the favorites in the Daily Double pool. The combination returned 2.60 for a ticket.

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