Armed, Thirty Others Nominated for Clang Handicap at Arlington: Calumet Ace May be Starter in next Wednesdays Stake; Fighting Step Also Named, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-13


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Armed, Thirty Others Nominated For Clang Handicap at Arlington I ! , | Calumet Ace May Be Starter! » In Next Wednesdays Stake; Fighting Step Also Named ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111., June 12.— That the Calumet Farm doesnt expect to allow any grass to grow under Armed s feet in his quest for additional fame and fortune is indicated by the nominations for the 0,000 added Clang Handicap, the first of the series of rich stakes to be run during the Arlington Park meeting. The latest "wonder horse" of the American turf is among the 31 horses who have been nominated for the seven-furlong sprint, which will be run next Wednesday, two days after the meeting officially starts. In the way of assuring strong representation for the test, which was named after one of the fastest sprinters ever developed in the Middle West, Ben A. Jones has also nominated three others in his stable — Hail Victory, winner of the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs; In Earnest, one of the better three-year-old prospects in his barn, and Pep Well. Armed, whose only competition as the "name horse" of the American turf, is the "Triple Crown" winner, Assault, already has registeerd six stakes victories this year, has proven himself to be a versatile colt who can step fast with the best at all distances and may use the Clang as a prep for some of the more lucrative distance races of the meeting. Distance Should Suit The Murlogg Farms Fighting Step, a recent arrival at the North Side track, is regarded as the main foe for the Calumet quartet in the Clang. Although a clever distance runner as a three-year-old, hav- ing captured the championship of that division last year, Fighting Step is believed to be at his very best when the distances are shorter than a mile. The seven fur- longs will fit his style of running nicely. He was the pacemaker to Armed for more than a mile in the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park before tiring. Fighting Step won the American Derby last year. During his successful campaign in the East this season, he won the Paumonok and the Excelsior Handicaps and was third to Stymie and Bounding home in the Grey Lag Handicap at Jamaica. He also ran a dead-heat with Mrs. Ada L. Rices Sirde in an allowance event at Belmont at a mile, which was run in 1:36%. Sirde is also regarded as a certain starter in the sprint. Other speedsters of established racing class entered are Air Sailor, an arrival from Detroit; Daily Trouble, Fighting Don, Greek Warrior, Rippey, Three Dots and Walkie Talkie. The nominations for the race, as announced today by racing secretary Fred Burton, follow: Air Sailor Alexis Appleknocker Armed Bank Balance Brief Sigh Challenge Me Daily Trouble Danada Red Duquesne Fighting Don Fighting Step Flood Town Greek Warrior Hail Victory Happy Harveys Pal In Earnest Jean Miracle Joes Choice Lazy Shoes I Papaloi j Pep Well J Rippey Sigma Kappa Sirde Sirius Three Dots Walkie Talkie Wallflower With pleasure

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