Rounders Spots Eight Rivals Weight In Sussex Handicap at Delaware Park: He Rolls, Gay Bit, Bon Jour Meet Dixie Winner Again at Mile and Quarter Distance, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-23


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Rounders Spots Eight Rivals Weight In Sussex Handicap at Delaware Park He Rolls, Gay Bit, Bon Jour Meet Dixie Winner Again at Mile and Quarter Distance STANTON, Del., June 22. — William Helis, the New Orleans sportsman whose colors have been singularly successful in recent weeks in the Brandywine Handicap, the Dixie Handicap and the Coaching Club American Oaks, will seek another important triumph at Delaware Park tomorrow, when Rounders will face eight rivals in the Sussex Handicap. This mile and a quarter event will have its eighth running and the victor will take down the major share of 5,000 in added money. Rounders, the six-year-old son of Colorado Kid and Short Run. who served a short season as a stallion this spring and then was returned to training, has performed in excellent fashion since then. After a third in the Excelsior Handicap in New York, Rounders shipped here to win the Brandywine Handicap in easy fashion and just a week ago moved on to Pimlico to score almost as handily in the Dixie. Tomorrow he will be top weight of the field under 126 pounds, but the fashion in which he has conquered most of his rivals indicates he will be a short price favorite to win again. Four of the eight who will face Rounders in the Sussex bowed to his speed and stamina in the Dixie and his principal opposition is expected to come from this quarter. Edgehill Stables He Rolls, second in the Dixie, gets into the Sussex with 119 pounds, three more than he carried at Pimlico, but on the other hand Rounders I moves up eight pounds over his Dixie as- ► *» signment. Bobanet Stables Gay. Bit at 108 in the Dixie finished third and adds three pounds in the Sussex. Charles Turners Bon Jour is in the Sussex at 122, a drop of two from his Dixie weight, and he finished fourth on that occasion. Christiana Stables Megogo, 118 in the Dixie, has 113 here. Others in the Sussex field are Circle M Ranchs Great Rush, 115: Samuel Fein-bergs Ariel Flight. 102; Ruth McClana-ghans Harford, 118. and John Manfusos Astral. 103. Harford was forced to pass up the Dixie due to a slight leg ailment and is the "unknown" quantity in the Sussex along with Great Rush, who has been racing in New York, where last time out he was fourth, and last in the Suburban Handicap, al- . though beaten only four lengths as De?S» Diver triumphed. W. P. Wetheralls Lord Calvert, winner of the Sussex a year ago, was eligible again this season but was not in the entries for this renewal. Greentree Stables Corydon holds the time record for the stake, having run the route in 2:03 in 1942 under 111 pounds.

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