Twin Attractions at Detroit Today: Sprinters Vie in Antoine and Routers in Versailles; Former Lures Seven Hearts, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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Twin Attractions At Detroit Today Sprinters Vie in Antoine And Routers in Versailles; Former Lures Seven Hearts DETROIT, Mich., June 27. Two events of identical ,500 valuation, one, the Antoine Handicap at six furlongs, and the other, the mile and one-sixteenth Versailles Purse, are to be offered along with six other races at the Fair Grounds tomorrow. Both features are for three-year-olds and older, and each drew seven contestants. The handicap., listed fifth, attracted the better field, however. This group is headed by the highweighted Seven Hearts, who campaigns for the account of J. Graham Browns Brown Hotel Stable. He is to carry 115 pounds including Johnny Adams, the perennial leading jockey here. Seven Hearts was a favorite at this track last year. But the manner in which he has conducted himself in his only two starts here so far has resulted in regarding the four-year-old as a "problem." In his debut he showed some early speed but flattened out after about three of the six furlongs of that Ann Arbor Handicap had been cov--ered. Such a performance, however, was excusable considering his long absence from competition. But, hardly forgiveable was the stubborn attitude he took in refusing to break with the field in a subsequent outing. He just stood there when the field was dispatched. This was quite deplorable as he was favorite for the tilt that was won by Likeasnot, with Pig Tails second. Made Up Some Ground Adams was aboard the son of Grand Slam in that fiasco and when the popular lightweight finally got his temperamental mount away the field had outdistanced him some 15 inconsiderate lengths. This advantage was too much and the best Seven Hearts could do was make up ground in the drive to finish ninth, about seven lengths away from the winner, with Song o War and Dove Pie behind him. Tomorrow he will again meet up with E. A. Bischoffs Song o War, who will tote 104 pounds, as well as M. Shagrins Pig Tails, imposted with 106 pounds. Others in T the field are W. S. Paynes Some Man who, incidentally, usually goes a distance and for this try will carry 110 pounds; Mrs. J. L. Chesneys Play Hands, 100; Al Well-mans Many Lands, 112, and K. Marleys Dogpatch, 107 pounds. It would appear that the contest evolves around Seven Hearts, Pig Tails and Song o War. No doubt this trio will offer much entertainment while competing. But, at the same time, Play Hands could also put up quite a battle, as could Dogpatch. The Versailles brings together Bonnie Andrew, Spy Snare, Dove Pie, Lucias Sun, Drawby, Little Wizard and Red Dock and these should put on a "good show." Post time for the first race is 4:30 p. m.

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