Occupy Wont Try for Steger Honors: Quizzle Will Face Strong Opposition in Week-End Attraction at Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-05


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Occupy Wont Try For Steger Honors Quizzle Will Face Strong Opposition in Week-End Attraction at Hawthorne STICKNEY, 111., June 4.— Although he has been nominated for the race, John Marschs Occupy will not be a starter in the ,000 added Steger Handicap which the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club will offer as the feature of its program at Hawthorne on Saturday. Plans for him have been changed and for the present he will remain at Churchill Downs, where he won an overnight engagement last Saturday. The absence of Occupy will naturally deprive Saturdays sprint of six and a half furlongs of some of its color, but a strong field is expected to take part in the race nevertheless. Nominations for the Steger closed last Saturday, but the list of eligi-bles is being withheld until tomorrow pending the possibility of some entries that may have been delayed in the mail. Among those here awaiting Saturdays sprint is the versatile Quizzle, who apparently can sprint or travel a route with equal facility. After winning two races at Sportsmans Park, he began his Hawthorne campaign by capturing the six furlongs Crete Handicap, and after that finished in a dead heat for top honors in the Francis S. Peabody Memorial Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, with Mrs. Frank Nugent s Espino Gold. Undefeated This Year Quizzle is now undefeated this year in four engagements and. in his present form might add the Steger to his string of successes. Another probably contender for honors in the Steger is Hyman Friedbergs Harriet Sue, whose stablemate Port List ran away with the Joliet Stakes here last Saturday. Harriet Sue ran third to Quizzle and Mrs. Edward McCuans Wise Moss in the Crete after having made the pace for a half mile. Harriet Sue can reasonably be expected to improve following that performance, and in that case she will make here presence felt in the week-end headliner. Some of the other possible nominees for the Steger are the Brolite Farms Full Cry, already winner of two races this meeting, and Challenge Me, W. H. Bishops Final Glory, H. E. Jacobys Cracks, H. L. Kings Bolo Tie, C. F. Martins Bring Me Home, and Leon Tikulskis Holdall and Bolus. Another probable contender for honors will be the St. Charles Handicap, a run of a mile*and a sixteenth for three-year-olds and upward. Nominations for this event close on Thursday and it. too, should attract a representative field.

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