Shot Put Ready for Strenuous Season of Campaigning at Various Chicago Tracks: May Be Starter in Both La Salle and Lincoln Handicaps at Crete, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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i SHOT PUT Shot Put Ready tor Strenuous Season of Campaigning at Various Chicago Tracks May Be Starter in Both La Salle and Lincoln Handicaps at Crete s sCRETE CRETE 111 June 7 Mrs Marie Evans Shot Put who arrived here this week from the East after finishing third to Yoru Chance and Bold and Bad in the Suburban Handi ¬ cap is expected to try for two 5000 added stakes events on successive weekends at this oval The gelded son of Chance Shot Muzzie II who won 72945 during his sur ¬ prising campaign of 1940 is eligible for both the mile and threesixteenths LaSalle Handi ¬ cap on June 14 and the mile and a quarter Lincoln Handicap on closing day June 21 His appearance in these two events will be of particular interest to Chicagoans because of the fact that it was in these races that he first served warning that he was to be reckoned with in distance events Previ ¬ ously Shot Put had won a mile and one eighth race the Kentucky Handicap at Churchill Downs DownsCampaigned Campaigned at this track a year ago the Chance Shot gelding finished second to Mucho Gusto in both the Francis S Pea body Memorial Handicap and the LaSalle Handicap and then whipped Yale o Nine in the Lincoln Handicap Making appear ¬ ances in the Stars and Stripes Handicap the Hawthorne Handicap and the Illinois Handicap races which were not at the dis ¬ tances he favored Shot Put was not at his best but he turned out to be the star of the Washington Park endurance series and on the strength of that showing was shipped East for the 50000 New York Handicap at Belmont Park after Alfred G Vanderbilt had telephoned long distance and convinced his owner that he should be nominated on the day that nominations closed In that victory he picked up 42400 and from New York he was shipped to Maryland where he won the Exterminator Handicap at Pimlico and the Bryan and OHara Memorial Hand ¬ icap at Bowie The New York Handicap was at two miles and a quarter the Ex ¬ terminator at two miles and seventy yards and the Bryan and OHara at a mile and threesixteenths threesixteenthsWhile While the mile and threesixteenths of the LaSalle Handicap is not too short for Shot Put to be at his best nevertheless the mile and a quarter of the Lincoln will be more to his liking Perhaps Shot Put will be favored in the LaSalle by the fact that he will not be called upon to meet any such horse as he encountered in the Subur ¬ ban The Valdina Farms Viscounty winner of the mile and a sixteenth of the Francis S Peabody Memorial Handicap on Decora ¬ tion Day will probably be the toughest rival he will meet in that engagement be ¬ cause the son of The Porter Trap Star showed he was coming to his best by the manner holidayThat in which he won on the holiday That the Chance Shot gelding is approach ¬ ing his best form of the past season again is evidenced by his performance in the Suburban on Memorial Day He was only beaten out of place money in that Belmont fixture by the small margin of a neck and in all gave a good account of himself Such an effort as that indicates the possibility that another successful season is in store for the Evans campaigner

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