Six Oppose Assault in Dwyer Stakes; Preoccupy and Education Meet Today: Triple Crown Winner to Spot Lord Boswell, Cable Weight, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-15


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Six Six Oppose Oppose Assault Assault in in Dwyer Dwyer Stakes; Stakes; Preoccupy Preoccupy and and Education Education Meet Meet Today Today Triple Crown7 Winner to Spot Lord Boswell, Cable Weight APPRENTICE J. LICAUSI Leading American rider, added to his total yesterday when he rode the first three winners on the Suffolk Downs program. - Expect Son of Bold Venture To Rule Stanch Favorite in Route Fixture at Aqueduct AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 14. The 0,000 Dwyer Stakes, formerly known as the Brooklyn Derby and named lor the famous brothers who owned Hanover, winner of the first running back in 1887 at Gravesend, will be offered in its fifty-eighth edition as the feature attraction at Aqueduct tomorrow. This mile and a quarter test under allowance conditions has drawn a field of seven, headed by the champion, Assault. Robert Klebergs Texas-bred winner of the Experimental Handicap, Wood Memorial, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes will carry top weight of 126 pounds, about tour-fifths of which will be Warren Mehrtens, the balance being of tack and lead. The son of Bold Venture will also carry the solid support of the crowd, an expected 40,000, and is hardly likely to be more than-1 to 2 in the wagering, despite the fact that Assault has been a long time gaining full recognition. Assaults rivals consist of Mandhie Chance Farms Lord Boswell and Mrs. Aksel Wich-f elds Cable at 121 each; E. P. Taylors Windfields, Col. E. R. Bradleys Be Courageous, Frank Frankels Hadrian and Mrs. Alfred Roberts War Watch with 116 each. Of the members of this band who have opposed Assault in the past, Lord Boswell pressed him most closely. The son of Boswell ran Assault to a neck in the Preakness, with the result that he was slightly favored over the King Ranch colt in the Belmont Stakes. Lord Boswell didnt get anything that day, and confirmed the impression he had given in the intervening Peter Pan Handicap, won by Mahout, that he was inclined" to sulk. However, Lord Boswell has worked well for the Dwyer on a sloppy track and without blinkers. The overcast skies at this writing suggest that he may again find the footing he likes tomorrow. The "dark horse" of the Dwyer appears to be Windfields, the Canadian-bred son of Bunty Lawless who has been making amends for a dismal spring campaign by Continued on Page Three Six Face Assault In Dwyer Stakes Winner of Triple Crown Spots Lord Boswell, Cable Weight at Aqueduct Today Continued from Page One winning his last three starts. Trainer A. E. Alexandra intimated yesterday that if Windfields did not win tomorrow he would retire from racing. This is not as strong a statement as it sounds at first hearing, as Alexandra has been planning to retire for some time and only stayed active because he felt he had a real good colt in Wind-fields. At 116 pounds, Windfields may be formidable. In his last start, an allowance race at a mile and a furlong here at Aqueduct, the Bunty Lawless colt showed signs of stamina in beating War Watch going away after being sternly challenged by that one . at the eighth pole. Be Courageous and Cable have both showed signs of improvement in recent races. Cable comes from a winning race in the Yankee Handicap at a mile and three-sixteenths at Suffolk Downs, but the best of those he beat was the rather ordinary Blue Yonder. Be Courageous has won his last two starts, and finished his races well after being rated, but he also beat nothing of much consequence. Hadrian is another who is on the upgrade, and was an upset winner of his last start. Trainer "Sarge" Swenke has a certain amount of confidence in the colt. Since Hanover won the inaugural of the Dwyer, the stake has fallen to a glorious roster of the best horses ever to step on the American turf, including Emperor of Norfolk, Dobbins, Peter Pan, Fair Play and his immortal son, Man o War, Purchase, Grey Lag, Gallant Fox, Twenty Grand, Omaha, Johnstown and Whirlaway. Man o War and Fair Play, incidentally, went on to sire four Dwyer winners each, "Big Reds" successful offspring being American Flag, Crusader, Genie and War Glory. Natchez Passes Up Fixture While Assault looms an almost prohibitive favorite in tomorrows renewal of the Dwyer the race should be an interesting contest to watch. The disappointment of the race is the absence of Walter M. Jeffords much-improved Natchez, who finished second behind Assault in the Belmont, then set a Delaware Park record in the Kent Stakes. Trainer Oscar White phoned the Aqueduct racing secretarys office early in the week asking for stalls for Natchez and his stablemate Mahout, and later that day called track superintendent Frank Keogh asking him to provide stalls and a stablehand for the horses, setting a time for their arrival. However, the two colts are remaining in Delaware to run in the 2,500 Diamond State Stakes. Tomorrows program will start with a hurdle race and the following three races are for maidens, which makes the first half of the program not too attractive for a Saturday in New York.

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