Nine Middle-Distance Runners in Lairt Purse: Coincidence Expected to Gain Favorites Role at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-03


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Nine MiddleDistance Runners in Lairt Purse PurseCoincidence Coincidence Expected to Gain Favorites Role at Delaware DelawareDELAWARE DELAWARE PARK Stanton Del June 2 The 5000 Lairt Purse a onemile and 70 yards event for fouryearolds and up ¬ ward shapes up as the most interesting contest on the rather well balanced pro ¬ gram racing secretary J Gil Haus will offer Delaware Park fans tomorrow The Lairt will be presented as the fifth race raceNine Nine aboveaverage middle distance run ¬ ners were entered overnight for the feature the field comprising Paul J Careys Ore ling Pentagon Stables Bahrameter King Ranchs Better Value Greentree Stables Coincidence Hal Price Headley s Pellicle Mrs Samuel Pistorios Golden Bull Joseph Scelzis Joe Mandell Nydrie Stables High fortidies and Mrs Helen K Hickeys Ocean Front Coincidence may get the call in the Lairt although the sixyearold gelding upon occasions has revealed traces of weak underpinning The bay son of Question faaire Small Worlds last performed in Bel ¬ mont Parks onemile Metropolitan Handi ¬ cap and finished in a rearguard position behind such as Stymie Colossal Rippey Gallorette Faultless and Donor Could not keep up was the trackmans terse comment concerning Coincidences Metropolitan effort The John Gayer trained gelding however will not be called upon tomorrow to face such formidable companions and an improved effort is indi ¬ cated Coincidence gets in the Lairt with 123 pounds untier the allowances condi ¬ tions of the race but actually will shoulder only 16 pounds since apprentice William J Passmore has been assigned as the over ¬ night rider riderPellicle Pellicle along with Coincidence is a re ¬ cent arrival from New York His campaign on the Metropolitan circuit was brief and not too profitable but he has good races on his record particularly in the Kentucky area areaThe The rangy colt should be well suited at tomorrows intermediate distance distanceOcean Ocean Front trained by the capable Charles White should not lack for sup ¬ port chiefly because he already has had a race over the local track The fouryear old son of Easton Sunny Home finished second behind the fleet Pilaster in a one mile and an eighth race on opening day last Saturday and his race tomorrow will be in the nature of a prep for the richer Sussex Handicap for which he is a candi ¬ date

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