Two La Salle Hopefuls in Mile Trials: Aletern Shades Valdina Orphan; Peabody Memorial Winner Timed in 1:44 and Valdinas Homebred Racer in 1:45 2/5, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-08


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Two La Salle Hopefuls in Mile Trials Aletern Shades Valdina Orphan OrphanPeabody Peabody Memorial Winner Timed in 1 44 and Valdinas Homebred Racer in 1 1452s 452s 452sSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 June 7 A C Ernsts Aletern romping winner of the Francis S Peabody Memorial Handicap here on Deco ¬ ration Day gave evidence that he is hold ¬ ing his form and that he threatens to be a powerful contender for honors in the La Salle Handicap at Hawthorne Saturday when he breezed a mile on a good track here Sunday morning in 144 The colt who won the Peabody Memorial by five lengths was just breezing in his latest long trial and if nothing occurs to interrupt his further preparation he is certain to give a commendable account of himself this week ¬ end endAletern Aletern who has been carefully prepped under the direction of Jack Skirvin is an intended starter not only in the La Salle which will be contested at a mile and threesixteenths but also has designs on the Lincoln Handicap the tenfurlong stake which will highlight the final pro ¬ gram of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club a week later Then he is to be transferred to Washington Park where during the 67 days of racing there many rich and im ¬ portant features await him himAletern Aletern s outstanding rival in the La Salle is expected to be Valdina Farms Val ¬ dina Orphan but this Texas colt holds no especial terrors for the Ernst representa ¬ tive for Aletern beat Valdina Orphan in the Ben AH Handicap during the Keene land meeting this spring That race in which Valdina Orphan ran second repre ¬ sented the Valdina horses only engage ¬ ment since the winter meeting in New Or ¬ leans but he has been training in excep ¬ tional fashion and trainer Frank Catrone promises to have him near his best by Sat ¬ urday Valdina Orphan also worked a mile Sunday morning breezing the eight fur ¬ longs in 145 145Rounders Rounders Travels Six Furlongs FurlongsThe The Valdina establishment has another sturdy candidate for the La Salle in Rounders who has not been to the post since last winter Rounders is not quite as far advanced in his spring training as Val ¬ dina Orphan but Catrone is eager to give him at least one race before he heads for Washington Park and he may take advan ¬ tage of Saturdays opportunity to give it to him Rounders who will be remembered for his victory over Whirlaway in the Arlington Handicap last summer breezed six furlongs Sunday morning in 118 118How How many of the 12 eligibles for the La Salle will actually line up for the start will depend on the weights which are due mo ¬ mentarily and the condition of the track It was near its best today and only if it is so will Galbreath Diensts Best Seller be a starter Catrone may prefer such foot ¬ ing also for Valdina Orphan and Rounders RoundersOthers Others nominated for the weekend stake which carries a 5000 added value are Walmac Farms Bushwhacker Mrs Marie Evais Shot Put David Straus Daily Trouble William Montgomerys Choppy Sea Eddie Andersons Burnt Cork Mrs Clyde Troutts Take Wing Mrs A M Creechs Valdina Groom and Mrs Robert McGarveys Night Shadow

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