Six Oppose Assault in Dwyer Stakes; Preoccupy and Education Meet Today: Alsab Purse Final Lincoln Feature, 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 Alsab Purse Final Lincoln Feature Crack Juveniles in Marsch And Hooper Stables Likely To Wage Stirring Battle HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 14. John Marschs Preoccupy and Fred W. Hoopers Education, a pair of colts who have definite designs on this seasons two-year-old championship, will offer local turfites a surprising treat tomorrow when they place their superlative speed on the line in the Alsab Purse, a ,000 overnight allowance race that gets top billing as Lincoln Fields most successful meeting comes to a close after 30 days of highly interesting sport. A full brother to Occupy and Occupation, Preoccupy carried a load of glamour about on his sturdy shoulders long before he was sent to the racing wars, but since his capable trainer, Burley Parke, who was responsible for the development of his brilliant brothers, showed his wares here and at Churchill Downs the colt has skyrocketed to a high place in the juvenile standings and at present is regarded as Jet Pilots main rival in his division. Desipte the manner in which he scampered off with the 0,000 Joliet Stakes here several weeks ago Preoccupy is still j something of a" question mark in the eyes of discriminating turf observers, who refuse to arouse themselves until "he beats somethin." That certain something to beat appears in his way in the Alsab, for Education has proven that he is well worth his oats and hay, with a few carrots and several pounds of "sugar" tossed in to boot. Turns In Fast Five-Eighths Trial He comes to Illinois with the Florida championship well" secured. It was in the Everglade State that he made his bow during the winter. In his initial try he flashed fine speed against the clever Escosweep, and from then on he dazzled the southern vacationists with his clever lick and his dogged determination.. It was in the Hia-leah Juvenile Stakes second division that he turned in his most impressive performance, winning from Mesl, Ringador, Aigrette, Eternal War and others. This capped a string of three consecutive victories, after which it was decided to hold him in reserve for the big stakes of the summer and fall. In his final serious move for tomorrows race the handsome black son of Ariel-Faculty blistered the local track with five-eighths of a mile in 1:00, after stepping the quarter in :23 and the half in :47. Preoccupy, however, left fire in his path when he was set down in earnest for a tightener. He negotiated the same distance Continued on Page Thirty i , Preoccupy and Education Vie In Alsab Purse at Hawthorne Continued from Page One in :59, going the quarter in :22 and the half in :46. Joey Wagner, his regular pilot, however, asked him for top speed most of the way, while Educations work was accomplished in hand. Filling out the four-horse field in the Alsab will be Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Scotts Parklyn, a two-time winner at this meeting, and Mrs. A. M. Creechs Masico Lad, a maiden who was beaten several lengths in a race here Wednesday. Preoccupy is almost a certainty to be an odds-on choice in the wagering, with Education being held at between 8 to 5 and 2 to 1. Parklyn will attract a smattering of play, while it is likely that Masico Lad will be "any price." Co-featured with the Alsab, but hardly ranking with it in point of attractiveness, will be the Au Revoir Purse, a six furlongs dash with a ,000 prize. A group of shifty sprinters will seek the top end, and the field seems fairly well matched. On the strength of his easy victory here the other day Hydrant will be among the favorites. Tawny Lady, who finished second to Whose in her last start, is slated to run and appears to be well rigged, while the good old reliable Bolus, after a short freshening up period, is slated for action, along with Valdina Date, Appleknocker, Santa Claus, Witch Sir -and Final Glory.

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