Illinois Oaks Washington Park Feature Today: Six Leading Three-Year-Old Fillies Carded as Prospective Contestants, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-27


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ILLINOIS OAKS WASHINGTON PARK FEATURE TODAY 5 : , Six Leading Three -Year-Old Fillies Carded as Prospective Contestants ; Great Race and Large Crowd Expected if Weather Is Favorable Fridays Program Marred by Four ; Substitute Races Because of Track Conditions . HOMEWOOD, 111., May 26. Six of the leading western three-year-old fillies were named this morning for. the renewal of the ,000 added Illinois Oaks, featuring the Washington PaTk program for Saturday afternoon. They are: At Top, owned by Shandon Farm, the racing stables of P. A. and R. J. Nash, of Chicago; A. A. Baronis Bamboula; Samuel Fursts Bright Bubble; F. C. McAtees Jessie Dear; H. P. Headleys Technique and C. T. Fishers Spartan Lady. On recent performances of the candidates, the race, which will be decided over the testing route of one mile and one-eighth, and on a dull track, should furnish one of the outstanding contests of the meeting. On the strength of their showing in the recent Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, three of the young turf queens are very closely matched, and recent preparatory work of two others have placed them in very high regard for tomorrows race. In the Kentucky Oaks At Top, Bright Bubble and Bamboula finished noses apart and second, third and fourth to Barn Swallow. In the same race Technique was several lengths back of the closely aligned trio, hut like Jessie Dear, which did not start in the Downs race, she exhibited high speed in her final trial for the Washington Park race and may improve on her Kentucky Oaks showing. A minor injury kept Jessie Dear out of the Louisville r ke. They will meet under equal weight of 116 pounds. . SUNTICA LAST WINNER. Last year the race resulted in a victory for Suntica, which previously had accounted for the Kentucky Oaks, and in the local race she triumphed by the smallest of margins over Late Date. If favored by pleasant weather, the Washington Park Jockey Club may be called upon to entertain one of the largest crowds of its three weeks meeting. There is much interest in the Oaks, and with Saturday affording many enthusiasts their first opportunity to visit the Homewood track, a tremendous crowd is looked for. The Oaks field follows: PP. Horse. Wt. Jockey. 1 At Top ...116 ..R. Finnerty 2 Bright Bubble 116 W. Curran 3 Bamboula 116 W.D. Wright 4 Spartan Lady. 116. K. Horvath 5 Jessie Dear 116 S. Renick ,6 Technique 116 C. Corbett HOMEWOOD, 111., May 26. Hard rains during the night and several brisk showers shortly before racing time were responsible for several substitutions at Washington Park this afternoon. The wet weather, bringing as it did, the first muddy track of the meeting, caused so many withdrawals from the overnight program that three races had to be declared off and the damp and cold elements had a noticeable effect upon the attendance, which reached the lowest level, numerically speaking, since the meeting opened. At that the attendance was surprisingly good and indicated beyond doubt that it takes more than unpleasant weather, severe racing conditions and a poor program to stop Chicago racing enthusiasts. SPLIT OF RACES. Two of the three vacancies on the card were filled with races arranged during the morning and the fifth was bridged with a division of the original second race, for older maidens. The two for which entries were taken after scratch time were for cheaper older platers and at seven furlongs, which distance also prevailed for the split of the second and seventh. In addition to the seventh, the third and fifth, the latter topping the. card, went by the boards. The veteran Duelist, now in his ninth year, had the change in track conditions and revamping of the program to thank for an opportunity to add another win to his long string of victories. He was among nine under colors for the substitute third arid, displaying much of the ability of his younger days, plowed through the mud to victory by two lengths over his former stable companion, Hamilton, which went to the post a mild Continued on ttcenty-third page. ILLINOIS OAKS WASHINGTON PARK FEATURE TODAY Continued from first page. choice. Hamilton saved second place by a length from Wayward Lad, another at one time in the same barn with the winner, and Whymask was fourth. Duelist charged from behind the pace of Lady Menifee and Hamilton in the stretch and, strongly ridden out to the end, steadily drew away from the latter in the final sixteenth. The winner, ridden by F. Watrous, was somewhat neglected in the betting .and was almost 10 to 1. He carried the silks of A. Schwartz. The first race, delayed by the tardiness of one of the six starters in reaching the paddock and further held up by a seven-minute delay at the post, resulted in a hard-earned victory for the veteran Morsun. He outstayed Golden Sun to win by a neck at the close of the three-quarters, where On-dott was third, a length and one-half back and some three lengths in front of Black Comet, which ruled a strong second choice to the winner. Morsun, Ondott and Prince. Sulieman were almost entirely responsible for the delay at the post and Adorland was ten minutes late reaching the paddock. A tire on the van which brought the latter filly from Lincoln Fields "blew out" and the time required to change tires brought the transport into Washington Park behind schedule. Six remained to start in the division of the second race, run in its originally scheduled position and the running resulted in a decisive victory for Suffolk, carrying the colors of the locally-owned Peconic Stable. He set his own pace and after four of the seven furlongs, was far in the van of his opponents. At the end his margin over Battling GirLwas five lengths and the latter defeated Dispatcher by a half length for second place. After a quarter and until a short distance of the finish Battling Girl was runner-up by a clear margin. Near the end she tired and thus aided Dispatcher, which held on well, in making up ground. Blon-della failed badly, the going no" doubt being against her and .Resisting, second choice to Suffolk, was even more of a disappointment. The Kentucky juvenile Fighting Bob had an easy time defeating Double Nugget, Little Joyce and three others of his age over five-eighths in the fourth race. When ready, after reaching the final quarter, he easily overtook Double Nugget and, taking a safe lead, won well in hand. Double Nugget reached the final eighth far in the van of the others and, though he tired, the big margin brought him through the runner-up more than two lengths before Little Joyce, which, at one stage, was last. After three-eighths Monty M. and the two others were outrun by the three leaders. The winner, owned by J. Gass, had the riding services of C. E. Allen, and was the third betting choice to run to its backing. The American Derby eligible Silent Shot and seven others owned by John E. Hughes, local patron, and trained by Frank Garrett, are expected at Lincoln Fields from Maryland Monday. They have been campaigning in Maryland. Five others, also owned by Hughes, have been in training at the Crete track for several weeks.

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