Devils Island in Galesburg Line-Up: Hawthorne Cards Four Route Events, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-13


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Devils Island in Galesburg Line-Up Hawthorne Cards Four Route Events K. Durable and Likeable to Clash With L. Schlossers Gelding Son of Slave Ship HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 12.— The torrential rains of last night and the muggy weather that prevailed here this morning, plus a racing strip that was fetlock deep in mud, caused owners and trainers with the better class of horses to remain away from the racing secretarys office, and this was reflected glaringly on tomorrows program, which in point of class and general attractiveness, leaves much to be desired. Racing secretary Larry Bogenschutz, however, did manage to produce something of a noteworthy achievement in mustering enough "long-winded" horses to fill a quartet of middle-distance races, which are extremely popular with local turfites. The opening tussle will find a group of ordinary ,500 selling platers going over the mile and one-eighth route, while the sixth will be at a mile and one-sixteenth and will engage a fairly good field, while the seventh will be at a mile and 70 yards, and the finale will be contested at a mile and one-sixteenth. Sandwiched between these jaunts are two six and one-half furlongs tests, a three-quarter dash and one five-furlong "quickie" for claiming two-year-olds. All Capable Mud Runners The Galesburg Purse, run as the sixth, possibly rates the call over the others, although it seems to be out of its place for a feature race. It is for four-year-olds and upward which have hot won 55 three times other than claiming in 1945-46, or a race other than claiming since April 26. It is a foregone conclusion that all eight eligibles for the race are quite capable of running in the mud, otherwise their trainers wouldnt have entered them. That much settled, the problem of selecting the probable winner becomes both intriguing and fascinating when one delves deeply into the "dope." Louis Schlossers clever campaigner, Devils Island, is generally regarded as the "class" of the race. The four-year-old son of Slave Ship — Edith A. has started three times during the current meeting, and in his last two efforts he finished second in fine company. Spoon Bread beat him in a hard battle a couple of Saturdays ago when the track was at its worst that day. Tutelo, Nictor, Hot Spark and Solid Meat finished in back of the gelding. Prior to that he was nipped on the line in the last few jumps by Sugar Man on a slow track. Both W. H. Bishops Likeable and D. Cataldos K. Durable are coming off fine performances. They finished in back of Hot Spark the other day and engaged in a lively struggle for second place, with the Bishop runner gaining a neck advantage on the line. Likeable had previously been sharpened up with a spring race and he moves up greatly when the going is off. K. Durable has been showing steady improvement and may come up with a keen performance. Mrs. Emil Denemarks Breath Taker is a gelding who appears to be coming to hand. After a particular poor race earlier in the meeting the four-year-old loosed some of his best speed against Task Force several days ago, but tired after taking a two-length lead in the stretch and was beaten in the last strides. Mrs. G. H. Emicks Tideover is another who classes well with the type of competition he meets tomorrow, and a repeater of any of his better efforts this year will put him in the thick of the fight. Outsiders in the field are Ben Fogelsons Five A. M., Mrs. M. Campagnas Letter V. and J. C. Stones Stonette.

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