Two Ex-La Salle Winners Will Seek Fixture Again: Shot Put, Equifox to Have Big Followings Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-09


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j j Two ExLa Salle Winners Will Seek Fixture Again AgainShot Shot Put Equifox to Have Big Fallowings Tomorrow TomorrowSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 June 8 When the re ¬ markable veteran Shot Put won the Mor ¬ rison Hotel Handicap at Hawthorne on Wednesday his good performance sug ¬ gested the possibility that Saturdays re ¬ newal of the 5000 added La Salle Handi ¬ cap could evolve into a duel between two former winners of the popular Lincoln Fields Jockey Club stake stakeShot Shot Put accounted for the 1941 La Salle and a year later it was won by Equifox probable favorite for Saturdays renewal In addition to winning the fixture Shot Put finished second in the stake in 1940 and last year was third behind Aletern and Valdina Orphan OrphanOver Over its present distance of one mile and threesixteenths the La Salle is onesix ¬ teenth of a mile shorter than in the years when it fell to Shot Put and Equifox but both have been displaying such excellent form at middle distances that they should be at no disadvantage on Saturday SaturdayIn In this engagement Equifox will pack top weight of 120 pounds and should he be re ¬ turned victorious not only would he be the first to account for two runnings of the event but he would further entrench him ¬ self as the best weight packer listed among winners of the prize The 118 pounds he supported while winning in 1942 stands as the heaviest impost carried by a winner of the stake When Shot Put accounted for the fourth running he shouldered 116 pounds or seven pounds more than he is asked to carry next Saturday SaturdayTwentyfour Twentyfour were nominated for the La Salle and besides Equifox and Shot Put probable starters include Valdina Foe Daily Trouble Take Wing Devalue Rosy Brand Challenge Me Choppy Sea Sover ton and Parasang ParasangThe The stake will head one of the most im ¬ portant programs of the meeting and with favorable weather prevailing the card is expected to bring out a crowd second only to that of Memorial Day

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