Valdina Lamar, Onecbill To Vie in Constitution: Other Good Three-Year-Olds Also Going in Suffolk Race, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-19


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Valdina Lamar Onecbill To Vie in Constitution ConstitutionOther Other Good ThreeYearOlds Also Going in Suffolk Race RaceEAST EAST BOSTON Mass June 17 Next Saturdays running of the 5000 Consti ¬ tution Handicap mile test for threeyear olds will mark the end of the sixth week of the Suffolk Downs summer meeting as well as the final 5000 stake on the 1944 schedule Starting on July 1 with the 10000 Betsy Poss Stakes the sum of 130000 in added money will be distributed among six major attractions topped by the 50000 Massachusetts Handicap on July 19 19The The Constitution Handicap will have its ninth running on the weekend and will bring about the much heralded rematch ¬ ing between the unbeaten Valdina Lamar and the gray flyer Onecbill Valdina Lamar has been inactive since his win in the Commonwealth Handicap but trainer Monte Preston has him on edge and ready for a top effort Onecbill did run his race in the recent Kent Handicap the muddy strip militating against his chances but a fast track will find him at his peak peakThere There are many other classy threeyear olds grooming at the seaside course for the Constitution Merry Sunshine Double Fea ¬ ture Green Bush Close Up Evelyn Rolls and other stars together with the antici ¬ pated invasion of outsiders will be in the starting parade many using the mile stake as a final prep for the 25000 Yankee Handicap tin July 4 The Yankee is the richest race for the age division in New England and has always been productive of a sparkling contest contestWith With entries for the Constitution Handi ¬ cap not due to close until today racing sec ¬ retary and handicapper Charles J Mc ¬ Lennan reports that the 5000 threeyear old race will be a real preview on the 25000 Yankee Handicap to be run a little later in the season Many of the Yankee stars will be found in the lineup of eligibles when the complete list of Con ¬ stitution nominees is made known

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