Aletern Being Pointed for Two Stakes: LaSalle, Lincoln Next on Schedule; Peabody Winner Will Meet Old Rivals in Former Test Saturday at Stickney Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-07


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Aletern Being Pointed for Two Stakes La Salle Lincoln Next on Schedule SchedulePeabody Peabody Winner Will Meet Old Rivals in Former Test Saturday at Stickney Oval OvalSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 June 5 The stable of A C Ernst of Cleveland which already has won two of four stakes decided during the Lincoln Fields meeting has an excel ¬ lent chance of taking two more with Ale tern the homebred four yearold son of Eternal This colt who carried the Ernst silks to victory in the Francis S Peabody Memorial Handicap last Monday and sta blemate of Alorter who accounted for the Joliet Stakes two days earlier is eligible for the two 5000 fixtures which remain on the Lincoln Fields program and trainer Jack Skirvin said that if nothing happens to the horse he may be counted upon to take part in both bothOne One of these features is the LaSalle Handicap which will be decided this com ¬ ing Saturday and the other is the Lincoln Handicap scheduled a week later on the final Saturday of the meeting Aletern w4jo earlier in the spring won the Ben AH Handicap during the Keeneland season made a runaway of the Peabody Memorial which he won by five lengths and repeti ¬ tions of that performance will make him hard to beat in the LaSalle and Lincoln Handicaps HandicapsThe The Peabody was contested at a mile and a sixteenth and the manner in which Ale tern came from last place to achieve his success suggests he will be at no disadvan ¬ tage over either the mile and threesix teenths of the LaSalle or the mile and a quarter of the Lincoln LincolnShot Shot Put 1941 Winner WinnerThree Three of the horses Aletern whipped in the Peabody may oppose him again in next Saturdays LaSalle They are Galbreath and Diensts Best Seller Mrs Marie Evans Shot Put and Mrs Clyde Troutts Take Wing None of these three horses were close at the finish of the Peabody but the track was slow and they may not have fa ¬ vored such footing in which case they might show to better advantage this com ¬ ing weekend As for Aletern he is not too choicy about track conditions Shot Put incidentally won the LaSalle Handi ¬ cap in 1941 after having been second in the same race the year before beforeOthers Others eligible for the LaSalle are Val ¬ dina Farms Valdina Orphan and Round ¬ ers Walmac Farms Bushwhacker David Straus Daily Trouble Eddie Andersons Burnt Cork William Montgomerys Choppy Sea Mrs Robert McGarveys Night Shad ¬ ow and Mrs A M Creechs Valdina Groom GroomOf Of this group the Valdina entry seems to stand out though only one of that sta ¬ bles nominees Valdina Orphan is expect ¬ ed to start Aleern and Valdina Orphan already have met once this year and in that encounter in the Ben Ali Handicap Aletesn came out on top Valdina Orphan was second though he conceded 11 pounds to the Ernst horse horseWeights Weights for the LaSalle are due early next week and when they are announced owners of the dozen eligibles will be more certain of their plans in connection with Saturdays stake stakeThe The LaSalle will highlight what may be the best week of racing since the Lincoln Fields meeting opened if track conditions which have been generally bad since the season began improve There are many good horses here waiting for dry footing and if they get it fans will see an improve ¬ ment in the brand of racing at the Haw ¬ thorne course

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