Peanut Brier Closes Fast to Lead Dame Polly Home: Field One-Two in River Downs Opener; Whatanurse Makes Good, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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Peanut Brier Closes Fast To Lead Dame Polly Home Field One-Two in River Downs Opener; Whatanurse Makes Good By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 7. Another delightfully warm day was in order for the upward of 4,000 fans on hand for the days sport. The track was fast throughout the days racing and despite the normal track condition the favorite players did not fare too well in the first few events. Kirk and Burgers Peanut Brier, a five-year-old Bull Brier mare, and jockey G. P. Ryan, turned in a spectacular stretch- run to be three-quarters of a length the best of W, M. Owens Dame Polly and jockey E. Anyon. The winner, as part of the mutuel field in the straight betting, returned 1.60 for each nominal investment. W. Chapins Whatanurse was the first choice of the afternoon to stand up and, with jockey Anthony Licata in the saddle, went six furlongs in 1:13 and had three-quarters of a length the best of it with Mrs. M. J. Hoydics Sir Thet in the second position. Whatanurse returned .40 as a lukewarm favorite and completed a 09.80 Daily Double. Ike Bassett, central section manager of the Jockeys Guild, was a visitor to this plant today and extremely pleased with the new jockey quarters. The latter have been enlarged considerably to make it much more spacious. A new all-tile "hot box" is another recent addition and a porch has been added for the riders relaxation between races. Bassett also announced the appointment of jockeys R. Correa, G. P. Ryan and W. Owen as the representatives of the Guild in his absence. Tuesdays card is spotlighted by one rather nondescript affair which honors one of Cincinnatis larger restaurants. The event is for four -year-olds and older horses with a one mile and 70 yards staging, and eight accepted the conditions to vie for a part of the ,200 purse. Comprising the group are W. Fritz and C. Neddeffs My Faith, L. Madonnas Mulatto, J. Beckers Pochard, E. Albrights Massa-nutten, Harry Rector Jr.s Moon of Hearts, Clye Lees Bless Me Too, C. W. Freemans Orphan Doc, and H. S. Mitchells Lota King. Pochard and Mulatto finished first and second, respectively, in a ,200 claiming affair late in the Beulah Park session. The former was two lengths the best while negotiating the mile and one-sixteenth in l.44 over a fast track.

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