Aonbarr May Seek Kentucky Handicap: Hickman Nominee, Winner Of Fixture Last Year, May Make Seasons Bow Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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Aonbarr May Seek Kentucky Handicap HandicapHickman Hickman Nominee Winner Of Fixture Last Year May Make Seasons Bow Saturday SaturdayLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 11 One of the more colorful nominees for Saturdays re ¬ newal of the Kentucky Handicap feature of the final program at Churchill Downs is the locally owned Aonbarr who flies the silks of Miss Helen Hickman Aonbarr won the Kentucky Handicap last spring and if his connections decide he is up to a test of a mile and a furlong at this time he will try for his second success in this fixture this weekend The son of Boatswain and Hedemora has been training in steady fashion but he has not been under colors this year and his connections now are con ¬ sidering the advisability of starting him in Saturdays ninefurlong stake or reserving him for later engagements after he has been given a preliminary test in competi ¬ tion over a shorter distance distanceAonbarr Aonbarr won only two stakes last year the Kentucky Handicap and the Grayson Stakes at Pimlico but he placed in nine others and in the course of his 1942 cam ¬ paign met many of the best handicap horses in the country including the cham ¬ pion Whirlaway Aonbarr tackled Whirl away in the Clark Handicap here last spring and led him to a point within a few yards of the finish where the champion nailed him beating the Hickman horse only a matter of inches inchesOther Other Starts in 1942 1942The The Louisvilleowned gelding also was second to Steel Heels in the Ben Ali Handi ¬ cap at Keeneland runnerup to Royal Crusader in the Churchill Downs Hanoi cap second to Boysy in the Quaker City Handicap at Garden State Park and second to Tola Rose in the Havre de Grace Handi ¬ cap Other stakes in which he ran third or fourth last year were the Sussex Handi ¬ cap at Delaware Park Trenton Handicap at Garden State Park Brandywine Handi ¬ cap at Delaware Park and Exterminator Handicap at Pimlico His total earnings for 1942 were 18710 18710If If his connections elect to start Aonbarr in Saturdays 2500 feature he probably will encounter such horses as Galbreath Diensts Best Seller A C Ernsts Aletern Max Marmorsteins The Finest Mrs Marie Evans Shot Put and the Tall Trees Stables Ball Player PlayerBest Best Seller is top weight among the prob ¬ able starters with 121 pounds while Aon ¬ barr is rated next with 116 Aletern has 112 pounds The Finest 109 Shot Put 106 and Ball Player 105 pounds

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