Signator to Start in Peabody Memorial: Technician May Go as Running Mate, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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Signator to Start in Peabody Memorial Technician May Go As Running Mate One-Sided Crete Triumph Indicates Return to Best Form Plan Gala Program CRETE, 111., May 25. Haying come out of his Crete Handicap engagement little the worse for wear, the Woolford Farms Signator now will be pointed for the Francis S. Peabody Memorial Handicap, feature next Saturday of what may prove to be one of the most memorable programs Lincoln Fields has ever presented. Besides the stake, a run of a mile and a sixteenth for three-year-olds and upward, and an attractive complement of supporting events, a highlight of the Decoration Days festivities will be the presentation by the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club of a 0,000 gift to the War Relief Fund. Signators one-sided Crete Handicap victory already has established him the favorite of many to win Saturdays ,000 stake, and his stables chances of success are all the greater because Technician also may be found in the starting field. In the Crete, a six-furlong test, Signator took the lead soon after the break and was never headed, flashing past the placing judges a good four lengths in advance of his nearest rival, Dixianas First of All. An adjustment in the weights and the greater distance of Saturdays event naturally will have to be taken into consideration, but most of those who saw Signators performance last week believe that in his present form few horses at Lincoln Fields can beat him. Equifox Expected to Start Technician also may be a force to reckon with, for earlier in the week he gave fans a sample of his prowess when he scored impressively in the Del Prado Hotel Purse. The Woolford horses principal opposition in the Peabody Memorial is expected to come from Howard Wells Equifox, the R. C. Stables Royal Crusader, Jake Lowen-steins Heartman and C. U. Yeagers Pump-gun. Equifox and Royal Crusader won engage- ments during the meeting at Louisville, the latter having captured the Churchill Downs Handicap, and Heartman took down top honors in the Jackson Park Purse here last week. That the Lowenstein four-year-old is retaining his excellent form was seen this-morning when he breezed a mile in 1:42, the half-mile in :48, and the three-quarters in 1:14. As for Pumpguns qualifications for the Peabody, he came from last place in the final half-mile of the Crete Handicap to be a strongly closing fourth. Some of the other thoroughbreds being pointed for the Decoration Day headliner . are John Marschs Bulldinger, Morris Ve-hons Stinging Bee, Molter and Williams Valeroso H., Endovina and Terrys Vinum, the Altadena Stables Gold Bubble, and the Arcturus Stables Pink Gal. Presentation of the 0,000 check to the War Relief Fund will be made by Stuy-vesant Peabody, president of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club. This sum, and another 0,000 investment in War Bonds, represents part of the tracks share in the turf worlds contribution to the National War effort. Peabody also will make another presentation Saturday. He will offer to the owner of the winner of the stake a handspme silver trophy, for the Francis S. Peabody Handicap is named in honor of the memory of his father.

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