Come and Go Routs St. Charles Foes; Tremont Easy for Unbeaten Jet Pilot: Graham Colt Early Season Champion, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-13


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Come Come and and Go Go Routs Routs St. St. Charles Charles Foes; Foes; Tremont Tremont Easy Easy for for Unbeaten Unbeaten Jet Jet Pilot Pilot Graham Colt Early Season Champion Useless Nips Eternal War For Place as Victor Wins By Three and Half Lengths AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 12.— The 21,048 fans who turned out at Aqueduct today saw a potential champion and the current leader of the Eastern juvenile colts in Maine Chance Farms Jet Pilot. The strapping chestnut son of Blenheim II. — Black Wave strolled to an easy victory over three well-tested rivals in the fifty-fourth running of the Tremont Stakes and got the job done like a good colt, to the gratification of his innumerable followers who backed him down to .90 for the customary . Colin MacLeods Useless followed Jet Pilot under the wire by three and a half lengths, closing with a rush to snatch the place from Allen T. Simmons Eternal War in the final stride. C. V. Whitneys Bastogne completed the small field for the 0,000 stakes. Jet Pilot ran the five and a half furlongs in 1:06% over the sloppy track. This would normally be considered slow time, but Aqueduct is probably the slowest race track in America at this time and this race was the fastest of the meeting here by a full second. Eric Guerin rode the winner confidently. Eternal War Takes Early Lead Jet Pilot and Eternal War outbroke their two rivals in the Tremont, with Eternal War driving through along the rail under Arcaros urging to take a narrow lead. Going down the far side and around the bend, Eternal War led Jet Pilot by a head or neck, while Useless was daylight away before Bastogne. Guerin asked Jet Pilot to run a little curving into the stretch and the Blenheim II. colt quickly took command, drawing away with ease in the long run home. Eternal War struggled on valiantly for a sixteenth, then wearied abruptly and was out-finished by Useless. Jet Pilot is one of the very few juveniles I ! left to Mrs. Elizabeth N. Graham, owner of the Maine Chance Farm, as more than a score of her costly aggregation of juveniles , were burned to death in a fire at Arlington Park a little more than a month | ago. However, it is doubtful if there was a Continued on Page Four Come and Go Routs Her Seven Rivals in St. Charles Purse Continued from Page One Topnard swept up with a cyclonic rush and almost grabbed the big money at the wire. R. Rolds Hour Al proved best over the Woolford Farms Headline in the battle for the show. Brooks broke Bosage very fast and the colt opened up a clear adventage before he got his silks soiled from the mud. He I swung briskly into the far turn a couple of lengths to the good and it was Hour Al who futilely forced the issue. Topnard, who was making his very first start of the meeting, however, had finally began to. make up ground, and once straightened out for the run to the finish, he figuratively flew and just failed in his smart effort by a neck to score. Pudgy, roly-poly Georgie South, who hardly looks like a rider until he settled down to asking a well -conditioned thoroughbred for his best, turned in a fine performance aboard Mr. and Mrs. Monte Weils Knighhts Gift in the fourth, a race for average three-year-olds, at six and one-half furlongs, when he guided the filly to a six lengths victory over H. G. Bockmans Dick Stockney, while Mrs. E. M. Kohouts Prairie Flower took the show.

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