Stickney Handicap Brings Out Eight: Pomps Gal, May Fly, Late Thread and Sir White Vie in Sportsmans Final Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


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Stickney Handicap Brings Out Eight EightPomps Pomps Gal May Fly Late Thread and Sir White Vie in Sportsmans Final Feature FeatureSPORTSMANS SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 May 14 The Sportsmans Park spring season comes to a close tomorrow with the pres ¬ entation of an attractive ninerace pro ¬ gram arranged by racing secretary Horace Wade The 5000 Stickney Handicap at five furlongs is the headline offerhg The originally scheduled Chicago and Winnetka Handicaps were canceled when they failed to attract a suitable number of entrants entrantsEight Eight of the outstanding performers here will parade postward in the Stickney which is spotted seventh on the program Among these overnight entrants are a rep ¬ resentative field of speed horses and those who come from behind the pace which will make for an interesting contest at this middle distance distanceFavoritism Favoritism will undoubtedly go to N L Raffelmafis Pomps Gal who is especially fond of this course Placed third on the list in relation to high weight with 110 pounds Pomps Gal will be required to match strides with M H VanBergs Sir White 114 Mrs J L Oglesbys Late Thread 115 and W H Bishops May Fly 109 who appear to dominate the field The remaining entrants are Mrs R J Doyles One Atom W T Beezleys Big Brother Albert Romanos Gams and Kirk Turners Dots Risk RiskPomps Pomps Gal gained the admiration of the public in her second outing at this meeting in the seven furlongs United Char ¬ ities of Chicago Purse in which she en ¬ countered numerous difficulties lo finish a game second to Diderod DiderodVindicates Vindicates Public Confidence ConfidenceFollowing Following their sentiment and the prom ¬ ise of a better performance the Pomponius mare was installed as choice in the seven furlong Brown Wisdom Purse last Thurs ¬ day with which opportunity she vindi ¬ cated herself by an easy three and one half lengths triumph over May Fly Bishops mare has also had more than her share of ill fortune in her two starts at the meeting and might have offered offeredContinued Continued on Page FortyTwo Eight in Sftcknfey Handicap As Sportsmans Meet Ends EndsContinued Continued from Page One Onestronger stronger opposition in the Brown Wisdom but for racing wide at the first turn This is a new habit for May Fly as she handled the sharp curves last fall with dexterity in winning several of the feature offerings offeringsLate Late Thread has compiled a creditable record in her three starts here finishing third in the sevenfurlong Inaugural Handicap returning to win the one mile and a sixteenth May Day Handicap and suffering defeat again while placing sec ¬ ond in the sevenfurlong Hawthorne Handicap The seveneighths distance ap ¬ pears rather short for her stretch charge to overcome her early sluggishness but in the Hawthorne the Pilate mare was steadily catching Fertile Lands who would be expected to easily outdistance such rivals tomorrow tomorrowSir Sir White proved rather disappointing in the Hawthorne Handicap after displaying fine promise in his victorious five furlongs debut Sir White was an outstanding per ¬ former here last year and improvement tomorrow must be expected

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