Sun Again and Thumbs Up Held Equal: Everett Gives Each 122 in Myrtlewood, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-18


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Sun Again and Thumbs Up Held Equal Everett Gives Each 1 122 in Myrtle wood Signatorand Fairaris Next In List of 20 Nominees for Arlington Stake Under 118 HOMEWOOD, 111., June 17— Calumet Farms Sun Again and Louis B. Mayers Thumbs Up, each with imposts of 122 pounds, head racing secretary Webb Everetts weight assignments for the ,000 Myrtlewood Handicap, six-furlong event which features Mondays opening program of the 67-day Arlington-Washington Park co-ordinated meeting. Twenty top sprinters were nominated for this feature attraction and from the aforementioned top weights. Everetts assignments scale down to 100 pounds, the allotments of Hometown and Busyridge. Sun Again will be remembered mostly for his victory in the 1941 Arlington Futurity in which he led his stablemates, Some Chance and Wishbone, to the wire to make it a "grand slam- for Calumet in that rich fixture. Both Some Chance and Wishbone have been acquired by new owners since, with the former now a member of the Abram S. Hewitt stable and the latter in the string of John M. Hutchins. Some Chance is in the Myrtlewood under 114 pounds, a pleasing weight assignment in view of his two recent victories in the Roseben and Plymouth Rock Handicaps. In the latter event, the Chance Play — Some Pomp colt ran six furlongs in l:103/5, the fastest time for the distance turned in New England this season. Calumet Names Three However, Ben Jones has two other eligi-bles for the Myrtlewood in the good filly Mar-Kell and Quien Es. who have been assigned 114 and 113 pounds, respectively. An entry blank to put Wishbone in the Myrtlewood had been filled out but at the last moment trainer Monte Weil decided to take his charge out and send him after the 0,000 Equipoise Mile the following Saturday instead. Thus, a chance to see the Arlington Futurity "grand slam" trio all face each other was lost for the time being. Thumbs Up, four-year-old son of Blenheim II. and the Man o War mare, Gas Bag, hasnt won a stake thus far this season but did finish third in both the Toboggan and Metropolitan handicaps. Last season the Mayer colorbearer was victorious in the Glencoe Handicap at Arlington Park, the Great Western at Washington and the Maryland Handicap at Laurel. Trainer Carl Roles has his charge in excellent condition and ready for a top performance. Woolford Farms Signator, winner of the Crete Handicap during the current Lincoln Fields meeting for the second straight year, gets in the Myrtlewood under 118 pounds, the same assignment given R. S. McLaughlins Canadian star, Fairaris. Slide Rule Boeings Hope Slide Rule, who. with Devils ThumD forms the William E. Boeing three-year-old divisional threat; Mar-Kell and Some Chance all have 114 pounds. Slide Rule took down honors in the Experimental Free , Handicap at Jamaica, as well as in the Swift Stakes at Belmont. Mar-Kell will be remembered for her score in the Top Flight. Overdrawn, winner of the Jamaica Handicap for three years in a row, will be shipped here from Detroit to fill his engagement in the Myrtlewood and will have up 113 pounds, which is the same poundage that Quien Es will have to carry. Others enjoying eligibility to the race are Eddie "Rochester" Andersons Burnt Cork, V. L. Sheas Suncap. Mill B Stables Ended, Lt. Col. C. V. Whitneys Parasang. Mrs. A. M. Creechs Sales Talk. Woolfords Pig Tails, Allen T. Simmons Harvard Square, Walmac Farms Bushwhacker, A. C. Ernsts Alforay. Leslie Combs Hometown and J. M. Goodes Busyridge. Following are the weights for the Myrtlewood: Horse. Wt. Horse. Wt. t Sun Again 122 Suncap 111 Thumbs Up 122 Ended 110 Senator 118 Parasang HO Fairaris 118 Sales Talk 109 Slide Rule 114 Pig Tails 103 Mar-Kell 114 Harvard Square 107 Some Chance 114 Bushwhacker 106 Overdrawn 113 Alforay 102 Quien Es 113 Hometown 100 Burnt Cork 111 Busyridge 100

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