Roamer Handicap Draws Eurasian and Stymie: Only Three Others in Route Feature at Jamaica Today, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-11


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Roamer Handicap Draws ! Eurasian and Stymie Only Three Others in Route Feature at Jamaica Today JAMAICA. L. I., N. Y., April 10.— Entries for tomorrows races closed considerably earlier than was the case Saturday and j with slightly larger fields, despite an atmosphere of uncertainty caused by an impending strike of grooms. The feature event of the program is the Roamer Handicap, a ,000 added test at a mile and a sixteenth for three -year -olds and upward. While only five have been named for the Roamer, they promise an attractive contest. Top weight and likely choice despite the heavy impost of 126 pounds is Havahome Stables Eurasian, who raced creditably with the best in Florida during the winter. He is followed in the weights by Mrs. T. Christophers route-running Grey Wing, at 116; Belair Studs handsome but often disappointing gray, Trierarch. 112: Mrs. Ethel j D. Jacobs three-year-old Stymie. 109. and j Dock Stables Sugar Ration, under the I feather of 102. This shapes up on paper as a duel be- | : tween the front-running Eurasian, winner Of last years Travers, among other stakes, and the fast-finishing*tymie. After run- j : ning third behind Stir Up and Skytracer in the Flamingo, Stymie came back to score I ■ head decision over Fire Sticky in an al- j : lowance event at a mile and a furlong, com- j ing from behind, as usual. The chestnut j ! son of Equestrian has been quartered at j Jamaica for some time and is reported to be ready for one of his best efforts. He is | j j also a Wood Memorial candidate. i Grey Wing won eight races last season ! in a busy campaign that was climaxed by a victory in the mile and one-half Grayson Stakes at Pimlico. If ready, he will be dangerous, though he might like a little more distance. The secondary feature, the Woodside. will be run in two divisions — as the fourth and sixth races. Each division carries a ,500 prize at the end of the six furlongs for four-year-olds and upward.

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