Gallant Foot Outlasts Landn Sea at Suffolk: Consistent Ferrara Gelding in Sixth Winning Effort of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-04


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Gallant Foot Outlasts Landn Sea at Suffolk SuffolkConsistent Consistent Ferrara Gelding in Sixth Winning Effort of Year YearSUFFOLK SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston Mass June 3 Gallant Foot a consistent sprint ¬ er racing in the colors of Mr and Mrs A Ferrara just lasted to score a half length victory over the fastclosing Landn Sea in the featured Reading Purse this afternoon while Atomic Wave who had forced all the pace was three parts of a length farther back in third place This dash attracted only a small field six start ¬ ing when General Don was a late scratch but it was a keen contest from the drop of the flag Gallant Foot who was on the head end or thereabouts all the way may have been lucky to last as Landn Sea was bumped by Shiny Penny just as he appeared certain to catch the leader a sixteenth out Paying his scattering of backers 8Y2 to 1 Gallant Foot ran the six panels in 112 This was the Charing Cross colts sixth victory in 18 starts this season While the weather clouded over In the early afternoon the day was not disagree ¬ able and 12266 fans were in attendance The card did not favor choices outsiders accounting for the first halfdozen events eventsAtomic Atomic Wave and Gallant Foot were the early leaders in the Reading this pair haying a couple of lengths advantage over Shiny Penny Sexton Pippin and Landn Sea in the run down the back stretch after a start good for all but Land Light After a quarter in 23 Gallant Foot assumed a shore lead but Atomic Wave did not give way and was still a serious threat as the field swung into the stretch Landn Sea in the meanwhile had been working his way up and straightened away for home Fernandez appeared to have dead aim on the leaders Gallant Foot and Atomic Wave were shortening stride through the final furlong but just as Landn Sea was about to reach them Shiny Penny thoroughly tired bore out and bumped the Equestrian gelding

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