Colosal Arrives Here For La Salle Handicap: Eternal Reward Works Sparkling Mile in 1:38 4/5 at Washington, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-03


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Colosal Arrives Here For La Salle Handicap HandicapEternal Eternal Reward Works Sparkling Mile in 1 38 at Washington WashingtonWASHINGTON WASHINGTON PARK Homewood 111 June 2 With the arrival here today of Frederick W Hoopers Colosal crack Argentinebred stakes performer and a scintillating trial by Augustus NahnVs Eternal Reward interest reached a high pitch for the renewal of the 10000 LaSalle Handicap next Saturdays Lincoln Fields feature Colosal is returning to Chicago from Belmont Park where he finished second to Stymie in the Metropolitan Handicap and third to Harmonica and Stymie in the Suburban SuburbanEternal Eternal Reward 1946 American Derby victor at Washington Park and the winner of the Crete Handicap on the inaugural day of the current meeting startled work watchers and dockers this morning when he stepped a mile in 138 handily Rid ¬ den by Bobby Campbell who has guided the Louisvilleowned star in many major engagements Eternal Reward reached the initial quarter mile marker in 23 the half in 47 five furlongs in 59 and six furlongs pole in 112 112The The fiveyearold son of Reaping Re ¬ ward and Forever Yours pulled up in good shape after his impressive drill and trainer Chester J Hall who has been quite suc ¬ cessful with the Augustus Nahm thor ¬ oughbreds predicted that his charge will be a keen contender for top honors in the weekend headliner Eternal Reward is to shoulder 118 pounds in the LaSalle while Colosal gets in with 117 Dixianas Star Reward is assigned 119 and Woolford Farms stakeswinning Delegate 121 pounds and top weight weightRacing Racing secretary and handicapper Law ¬ rence C Bogenschutz has had unusual suc ¬ cess with his added money features during the Lincoln Fields and Churchill Downs spring meetings Several of the Louisville course fixtures resulted in bitterlywaged contests and Bogenschutz weights during the local season have been spread in such manner that close finishes were the order It is quite likely that the LaSalle will pro ¬ vide another sharp event as the imposts which range from 121 pounds to 100 pounds appear to have wellmatched the probable starting field fieldColosal Colosal comes back to Illinois with a splendid record his defeats in New York were administered by top class rivals and it was definitely known that the South American did not fancy the footing at Churchill Downs where he was beaten on two occasions Winner of four straight races in Florida including both sections of the Double Event Colosal turned back Fer ¬ vent and Delegate During the Keeneland meeting the Hooper stalwart was narrowly downed by Fervent in the Ben Ali Handi cap Victor in seven of his 15 starts this year Colosal has earned well over 40000 and he will be handled here Saturday in the LaSalle by jockey Larry Grubb GrubbRobert Robert E Cudahiys Overnight was the only other LaSalle Handicap nominee on the track today for work Trainer Robert McGarvey sent the fiveyearold gelded son of Man ONight and Tweeny a mile in 144 Not asked for high speed Overnight was merely breezing and he reached the half mile ground in 51 and threequar ¬ ters pole in 118

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