Judges Stand: Miss America Tests Some Lassie Hopefuls; Alibhai Passes Into New Ownership; Harmonica Rated Highly as Stud Prospect; Imprudence II. Learning U. S. Racing Ways, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-12


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JUDGES STAND 1 By Charles Hatton Miss America Tests Some Lassie Hopefuls Alibhai Passes Into New Ownership Harmonica Rated Highly as Stud Prospect Imprudence II Learning U S Racing Ways WaysThe The introductory running of the 10000 Miss America to ¬ days feature on the card at LincolnatWashington has alltha elements of a really significant twoyearold filly stake Th race will bring out several eligibles for Arlingtons 25000 Lassie on July 10 among them Mrs Albert Sabaths resolute Alsabs Day This daughter of Alsab who was pur ¬ chased for 700 and the mare Seventh Day for whom a 600 tab was picked up as a foal has proved to be a good prospect She hasnt won a stake but perhaps that is be ¬ cause she was in trouble in the Debutante and finished almost under the stand out ¬ side the range of the camera it is said Another interesting filly is A B Hancocks Yoncalla who is one of the first Pri ° quillos and won off in a maiden race last week Yoncalla ja out of Eagless and Bull Hancock suggested her name He found it in a booklet which came with a Ford runabout at Claiborne It seems that Yoncalla is Cherokee Indian for home of the eagles and that there is a town by that name in Wash ¬ ington State which the Ford people feel they can recommend on the tourists map The Hancocks seem to have two other nice fillies in Willie Crumps care in Scene who fancies off going and Gay Rhythm who has an unfortunate way of run ¬ ning into switches Seely is a bit of a speed ball but Alsabs Day ran her down The notion here is that it will take a filly of genuine class to win this first Miss America AmericaThe The purchase of Louis B Mayers tenyearold stallion Alibhai by a widespread group of breeders headed by Leslie Combs II of Kentucky has finally come to pass after protracted negotiations Their plans for the horse will not be completed until next week probably but wher ¬ ever he stands he will be royally welcomed Up to the first of 48 Alibhai had sired a total of 45 registered foals in his first four crops of racing age Of these 38 started and 31 won including The Dude On Trust Cover Up and Artillery It ought perhaps to be noted that O Trust and The Dude ran well this side of the Rockies since a number of equine Native Sons have neglected to bring along their speed Alibhai is a son of Hyperion whose blood is popular with some breeders and whos son Heliopolis seems to be doing well this year what with Itsabet Silly Gyp Imacomin and Olympia OlympiaA A thoroughbred breeding journal recently ran a piece in which the Suburban winner Bateau was held up as a sort of horrible example of stakes winning mares at stud We hope that W Arnold Hanger will not feel too badly about winning the Suburban this year with his filly Harmonica She is bred a bit like Bateau in that she is out of a Man o War mare and Bateau was by Man o War The piece in question is called The Brutal Facts It doesnt matter now but we are inter ¬ ested in mares people are forever quoting as rank failures afc stud and there are several facts about Bateau which we have not seen presented Bateaus ovaries were quite small and she could not be got in foal After several barren years Walter Jeffords took her to Glen Riddle to undergo some highly special ¬ ized treatment which came to nothing and finally she was used as a mount on the bridle paths Black Helen is a small mare and there was some difficulty getting her in foal But she has had several foals and one of them produced But Why Not which rescued her from the critics This years Suburban hereoine elicited a bid well up in five figures last winter solely for her intrinsic worth as a broodmare It is going to be inter ¬ esting to note how she will fare at stud She is a particularly good mare in the mud and will beat other horses when she can breeze on the lead as in the Suburban SuburbanHarry Harry Guggenheims accomplished French mare Im ¬ prudence II has shown work watchers that she can run but the 1947 Epsom Oaks winner must accustom herself to American racing In her first venture at Belmont she broke well enough then was taken back for a run through the stretch Imprudence II seemed to lose interest when she caught a shower of clods in her face One imagines it was quite unexpected to a performer used to racing on the turf The Cain Hoy filly may or may not win herself out at a reported cost of some 90000 but she would seem worth that sum at the current rate of exchange for champion fillies as broodmare prospects prospectsTurf Turf ana The 1947 Kentucky Oaks winner Blue Grass is reported in foal to Count Fleet Leslie Combs H is in New York to see The Belmont Stakes Marcel Boussac is said to have rejected 750000 for Djebel Elmendorf hopes the Chi ¬ cago and New York planes are not grounded on the day pre ¬ ceding the opening of the Keeneland sales as they were last summer The Pete Wideners are fishing in the Keyes Price Headleys Easy Out is another successful first time starter for Shut Out

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