Apropiado Winner of Suffolk Stake: Gains Length Decision over Johnny Jr. in Bunker Hill as Favored Ellis is Third, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-18


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Apropiado Winner Of Suffolk Stake Gains Length Decision Oyer Johnny Jr. in Bunker Hill As Favored Ellis Is Third SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 17. The combination of Longchamps Farms Apropiado and the countrys leading rider, Joe Licausi, clicked to take down top honors in the eleventh renewal of the Bunker Hill Handicap, a one mile dash featured here at Suffolk Downs this afternoon. The recent invader from the metropolitan circuit had a length advantage at the end over Little River Stables Johnny Jr., with the short-priced favorite. A. F. Plocks Ellis a neck farther back. Spangled Game, topweight of the field of 10 starters closed fast to earn the prize offered for fourth money a half-length behind the third horse. In accounting for his fourth victory in seven starts this year, the roan son of Gino gaines considerable followers from the crowd of 23,212 for his coming assignment in the 0,000 Massachusetts Handicap to be run here on July 4. Ellis Takes Short Lead Run under ideal weather conditions, the field of iO left, the starting gate in front of the grandstand in perfect alignment, saving ground going to the clubhouse turn, Ellis scooted through to take a short lead, closely followed on the outside by H. T. Darlings West Fleet and the foreign-bred part of H. G. Bedwells entry, Sollure, a length off on the outside. At this stage the winner was content in remaining close behind while saving ground. Going to the half-mile pole, Sollure was sent up to take over, with apprentice Keene urging his mount to try and shake off the adversaries. By this time Johnny Jr. was making his run and going into the final bend the field was bunching up with Ellis being eased back down on the inside. The positions remained unchanged to the entrance of the stretch, but Ellis was beginning to make up ground on the inside and reaching the furlong It appeared as if Continued on Page Three Apropiado Is Length Winner Of Bunker Hill Handicap Continued from Page One he would make the grade and drew off. Licausi had mapped a perfect plan to put in his charge at the appropiate time and began prodding Apropriado with the roan gelding responding excellently nearing the sixteenth pole, the winner drew on even terms with Ellis and Johnny Jr. and in twa strides had gone past them to reach Pay Dirt and augment his yearly earning by tha sum of 0,900. Johnny Jr. held on resolutely and out lasted Ellis to garner the place money Spangled Game made a game try througi the stretch but was unable to make uf enough ground to seriously threaten th top three, although the added distance pi the Massachusetts Handicap will find a tougher nut to crack than is attempted today. Apropiado was not overlooked in the Wagering, returning four to one, and covering the mile in 1:38.

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