Judges Stand: Week-End Stakes Show Turfs Growth Chicago Fans to See Jet Pilot, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-15


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I : Tr - i mzmi JUDGES STAND I By Charles Hatton , Week-End Stakes Show Turfs Growth Chicago Fans to See Jet Pilot Next Blenheim II. Blood in Greater Demand Calif. Stakes Develop New Starlets Racegoers the country over will be treated to about 50,000 worth of feature races this week-end, with Aqueducts 0,000 Dwyer the richest and quite the most historically important. The I : Tr - i "name" "name" horses horses now now are are pretty pretty well well scattered, scattered, "name" "name" horses horses now now are are pretty pretty well well scattered, scattered, and it seems only a matter of time before they are flown from coast .to coast. Nearly all the critics concede that Assault is the best of the three-year-olds thus far this year. The conditions of the Dwyer are calculated to show much the best. William Helis, who has a Suffolk investment, will send out his Elpis to try to repeat her 1945 success in the 5,000 Hannah Dustin there. Lincoln closes with a ,000 overnighter which affords Preoccupy a chance of winning a third straight before before he he encounters encounters invaders invaders for ior Arlington- mzmi before before he he encounters encounters invaders invaders for ior Arlington- Arlington-Washington stakes. A few of Armeds victims will lend interest to Delawares 5,000 Sussex Handicap, in which it is intended that Stymie shall carry 126 and try to spot Gallorette 13 pounds actual weight. He may find it a thankless task. The weights for the Brooklyn, which is worth twice as much, have been released, by the way. Hollywood offers one of its cluster of 5,000 homebred races the Golden State Breeders Handicap. Of course, these races exclude a lot of competition and are said to thus improve the breed, if you can fancy that. New Yorkers, Marylanders and Kentuckians now have seen Maine Chances prodigy Jet Pilot in action. It is Chi-cagoans turn next possibly in the Hyde Park Stakes next Saturday. Izzy Goodman points out that "he has now won on fast, muddy and sloppy tracks, under three different riders, and has beaten Marylands Shaffie and New Yorks Eternal War." To which Ben Jones adds, "I should think he may go on being a good colt, bred as he is." The Mis-sourian will, nevertheless, try him with some that have yet to run, including Pad Lock, who also is by Blenheim n. Jet Pilot is indeed a nimble colt. In a season that has shown a number of unusually fast two-year-olds, he and the filly First Flight have flashed the highest turn of speed, the former when he turned five furlongs in :56 in the National Stallion, the latter when she went four and one-half in :51 in the Fashion. Yearling buyers and breeders will study the pedigrees of the leading two-year-olds and try to duplicate them. As everyone knows, Jet Pilots will be exactly duplicated, by Claiborne at Keeneland. It is worth nothing that Mrs. Grahams colt is by Blenheim TJ., the leading filly by his son Mahmoud. Blenheim TX, is also the sire of Whirlaway. The realistic Warren Wright has always said that "Because Whirlaway was a great race horse, it does not follow he will prove a successful sire," but the record of Mahmoud must be encouraging. When Whirlaway was retired, it was often remarked that no stallion ever attracted more high class mares in his first season. The results of some of these matings will be sold at Keeneland. Many racing men attach more importance to the "family" than even the sire and dam in a pedigree. These include A. B. Hancock, who is this year innovating a new kind of yearling advertising, and publicizes the families of his colts and fillies. Returning to Blenheim n., he has been a distinct bargain even at 50,000, and has justified Wright in buying the largest share, if only by getting him a winner of 61,161. Blenheim TX is an investment comparable to that Martin Benson made when he acquired Nearco for 00,000, later syndicating 40 shares at 1,550 pounds sterling each. Now each shareholder can sell a single service for about ,000. Californians have had rarely a dull moment at Hollywood Park and this week-ends running of the Breeders Handicap will be followed next Wednesday by the 5,000 added Laddie Stakes for two-year-old colts and geldings, and on Saturday by the 5,000 Cinema Handicap for three-year-olds. This latter affair is a prelim to the Hollywood Derby next month. Jack Mackenzies generous stakes program will keep a share of high class horses there until Washington Park opens. An interesting eligible for the Laddie is Walter McCartys gelded Shim Malone, who is by Bow Wow, an unraced son of Bull Dog. He has won out here and is named, by the way, for the 15-y ear- old son of a Chicago lawyer who is a friend of McCarty. Our most reliable spies assure us, however, that the smartest of the California two-year-olds so far are fillies, with special reference to Hemet Squaw and Distaff. Turfiana: The Churchill Downs management, is closing its 1947 K. J. C. Stakes, of an estimated 0,000, this week-end. The race will be revived this fall. . . . California-bred races enhance the potential earnings of foals bred there by 20 per cent. . . . The Saratoga County tote tax of 5 per cent was something that could be predicted three weeks ago, and was here. At the same time, it was noted the city fathers had promised the Racing Commission to give visitors a break, in appreciation of the transfer of the meeting up-State. . . . Sullivan and Licausi are grads of the Detroit jockey school. . . . More thoroughbreds how are being bred in Tennessee than at any time in 40 years. . . . Doug Dodson is breezing Beaiigay and says "She may turn out to be another Twilight Tear." . . . Carleton Burke, who has Soon Over at stud, is a consignor to the California yearling sales. . . . D. S. Jeppson recently purchased the sire Firozepore.

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