Field of Eleven to Seek Plymouth Rock Handicap: Side Boy Takes Up Top Weight of 126 in Suffolk Downs Race, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-30


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Is | |J I | a * h a F , n v F 1 * ,F |a | i | I t c r c i r ■ !c 1 S / - f ! C I [ I t I |t , L j Field of Eleven to Seek Plymouth Reck Handicap Side Boy Takes Up Top Weight Of 126 in Suffolk Downs Race EAST BOSTON, Mass., June 29.— Eleven of the better class sprinters were named overnight to contest the ,000 added Fly-mouth Rock Handicap, six-furlong feature on tomorrows half -holiday program at Suffolk Downs. The eighth running of the stake promises keen sport for the probable starting field appears rather evenly matched. Of the original nominees and top weights, only Swivs connections declined the issue, leaving the post of honor to Mrs. Weston W. Adams improved Side Boy, who will answer the bugle under 126 pounds. The Adams colt, a four-year-old son of Jean Valjean and Emma Dear, won his last three starts in impressive style and trainer George Alexandra has freely expressed the opinion that Side Boy is one of the best thoroughbreds he ever conditioned. Jockey Harry Pratt, one of the leading riders in this sector, is to hold the reins on Side Boy, assuring the colt good handling in the Saturday headliner. The Plymouth Rock also will bring Mrs. Mary Rufis Mintlock out of retirement to start under 122 pounds. This consistent speedster was a frequent handicap winner year ago and has trained exceptionally well for his return to active campaigning. Carroll Bierman is named to ride Mintlock. H. G. Bedwells Sollure, who has not yet regained the good form which distinguished him at Suffolk for the past two seasons, is asked to take up 120 pounds in the Plymouth Rock and he is rated dangerous. H. T. Darlings West Fleet, one of the most improved sprinters in training also will shoulder 120. Rounding out the field for the main attraction are Westwood Belle, 108; Valdina Punch, 108; Dog Day, 112; Johnny Jr., 115; Tinys Choice, 103; Son o Hal, 110, and Kopla, 109. Suffolk Downs officials expect to entertain a large crowd for the Saturday sport. Present indications point to clear weather and a fast track for the week-end card.

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