Reflections, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-18


view raw text

a [ REFLECTIONS I ! By Nelson Dunstan . Washington Park in Readiness Armour Approves Post-Paddock Handicap Stars Take Spotlight Aletern Top Weight for Lincoln Harry Hart will leave Marwyck Ranch to take charge of the vast breeding operations of Louis B. Mayer. ... If there is public demand Washington Park would stage a three-cornered match between Count Fleet, Alsab and Whirlaway in September. . . . Eddie Arcaro will accompany the Greentree string to Chicago. . . . Uncle Sam sent a greetings letter to Bobby Ahern of Bay Meadows. . . . John Swisher of the Jockeys Guild arrived in Chicago. . . . Market Wise is still a big horse in John B. Campbells eyes, as evidenced by the 128 pounds, top weight for the Brooklyn Handicap. . . . Paula Thorpe won with Paulas Star, Paulas Jewel and Paulas Lulu at Agua Caliente last Sunday. . . . Barry Whitehead. Arlington steward, is due in Chicago from Mexico City today. . . . That proposed track at Trenton died a-borning. . . . The build-up of South American horses as stud prospects gives us a laugh. . . . Jack Westrope is on his way East and will ride in New York. . . . Women mutuel clerks at Garden State Park. . . . The Jersey course announces they will keep undesirables — horses and humans — off the track. . . . Emissaries of Suffolk Downs are touring the country for nominations to the 0,000 Massachusetts Handicap. . . . Some miss, that Mrs. Ames. . . . They are whispering nice things about Louis B. Mayers Free Speech, a colt by Man o War — La France. . . . Wishbone will not start in the Myrtlewood. On Wednesday we accompanied Lawrence Ar- Nelson Dunstan mour, John D. Allen and Ben Lindheimer on a tour of Washington Park, where 67 days of the highest class of racing gets under way on Monday. General-manager John D. Jackson has the historic old course in perfect condition and Armour, who is president of the swanky Post and Paddock Club, was enthusiastic about the new quarters for his organization. Webb Everett, racing secretary, was struggling with the weights for the Myrtlewood Handicap, opening-day feature, and stopped to say: "Wait until you see the class of horses who will start." The list and weights are in this edition. We walked over to the railroad siding, where George Strate and Ben Jones were unloading their strings. "They made the trip in fine shape," Ben Jones said, and just then Whirlaway was led out and down the platform. The worlds money-winning champion was happy to stretch his legs and gave the boy leading him a few anxious moments. Mar-Kell and Pensive followed, and after the Calumet group, George Strate unloaded Staretor, Copperman and others. AH of these horses will play their part in the combined Arlington -Washington meetings and they looked the part even after the hot trip from New York. Handicap stars will hold the turfs stage after the running of the Dwyer and through July 5. While Whirlaway and others were declared out of the Brooklyn I Handicap and Shut Out is on the sidelines, Market Wise, at 128, has his task cut I out for him. with Devil Diver at 123; Attention, 121; Thumbs Up, 118, and Don Bingo, Boysy. Mioland, Tola Rose, The Rhymer, Vagrancy and still others further down on the list. From a competitive viewpoint, the older horses have staged the most spirited and interesting contests of the season. With the 0,000 Stars and Stripes at Washington Park and the 0,000 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs, both slated for July 5, the East and mid-West fans will have opportunities I to see the top older horses fighting it out for rich purses. Alsab will make his debut j in the Stars and Stripes, but Ben Jones has made no announcement as to whether | Whirlaway will oppose his arch-rival in the Windy City or go to Suffolk Downs for the event which crowned him the worlds money-winning champion last season. In either race, the Calumet champion will find stiff competition, for the division is still rich in material. Racing secretary William Shelley has asked the question of Aletern by the assignment of 122 pounds for Saturdays Lincoln Handicap, feature event that will highlight the closing days program at Lincoln Fields. The Ernst racer, one of the most improved four-year-olds in training, won the Peabody Memorial under 111, and last Saturday gave a sterling performance to win the La Salle Handicap under 116. Rounders, a member of the "I Beat Whirlaway Club is also assigned 122 for tomorrows race, but as he has yet to make his seasonal debut, he must be listed a doubtful starter. Valdina Orphan gets in with 121, and, that way weighted, may prove a trackful of competition. Last week-end he gave Aletern five pounds, only to be beaten by six lengths after displaying high speed to the mile post. Best Seller is rated next with 115, and followed by Yaldina Groom and Bushwhacker, 107 each; Daily Trouble and Shot Put, 106 each and Burnt Cork, 104. Although a winner over older horses at six furlongs last Saturday, Eddie Andersons colt by Mr. Bones has his job cut out for him against these older horses at a mile and a quarter. Good old Shut Out will appreciate the longer distance and drop of two pounds. He finished third to Aletern and Valdina Orphan in the La Salle. Detroit, too, has an interesting week-end feature in the St. Aubin Handicap, for juveniles at five furlongs. Three of the eligibles— Black Badge, Good Going and Fulmar— have been winners at the meeting and shape up as youngsters of some promise. Abraham Hirschbergs Black Badge was a convincing winner of the Dejean Handicap and impressed us as one who would improve with more racing education. A black son of Cohort, he has a world of speed and looms as the one they will have to catch. Good Going races in the colors of Eual Wyatt and will again be ridden by Johnny Adams, who was atop when she won the Lassie Purse. She has trained on in fine fashion and will go to the post as fit as hands can make her. Fulmar is a Dixiana homebred who is well regarded by the Charles T. Fisher camp. This trio will probably be made favorites, but quite a few others will find support from the large throng certain to be on hand. Especially Milky Way Farms Red Wonder, a Foray II. — No Risk filly who has won two out of her four starts to date. Air Patrol, Miss Valor and Valdina Sonora, too, will have a following on what they have shown. The week-end card will co-feature the ,500 Lornoult Handicap, for three-year-olds, and the ,000 Border City Handicap, a sprint for three-year-olds and older horses.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1943061801_32_4
Library of Congress Record: