Odds-on Windmill Fails as Air Patrol Triumphs: Successful Wexler Colorbearer Emerges Victorious in Drive, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-06


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Odds-On Windmill Fails As Air Patrol Triumphs Successful Wexler Colorbearer Emerges Victorious in Drive SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 5. — Right behind the fast-breaking favorite from the start, Max Wexlers Air Patrol had the more drive in the stretch aud won the Down East Purse, sixth and feature race this afternoon at Suffolk Downs. Air Patrol thus was scoring his second fast track triumph of the New England season. The six-furlong dash, run in 1:11% the fastest of the Suffolk meeting, was a two-horse race with Mrs. Tom Haskos Windmill, the 3 to 5 choice of the 19,728 enthusiasts, out of the gate with her customary speed. Air Patrol was second after the first few strides and those two dominated the dash. Eventually Ogham, owned by Stuart and Lazarus, held on to take third money with Mrs. C. J. Gambles Hyhustle in fourth place. In the early running, Windmill had a clear lead on Air Patrol, but R. J. Martin made one move leaving the backstretch with Air Patrol, only to have Windmill shake off the Wexler entrys bid. As they turned for home, however, Martin again called on the five-year-old gelding by Sun Teddy out of Timorous and drew even with Windmill. The mare held on gamely as far as the sixteenth pole and then Air Patrol drew away for a clear-cut victory. Thus another favorite was beaten. In fact, in the first six races only one favorite came back to the winners circle, that being Janann W., owned by Sam Garfield. This filly was graduated from the two-year-old maiden ranks in the fourth race. In the Tifth, the secondary feature and a six-furlong heat, H. G. Bedwells Prognosis was the the public choice and finished second to Mrs. E. H. Augustus Surrender, third choice in the wagering. Delaware Dark Monday DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del.. June 5. — Entries for next Tuesdays races at Delaware Park will close at the usual time on Saturday since there will be no racing on Monday. There will be two off days during the meeting, Monday, June 10, and Monday, June 17.

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