Field of Seventeen to Match Strides In Spring Handicap at Narragansett: George Gains, Little Harp, Erigeron and Agrarian-U Are Principal Contenders, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-12


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Field of Seventeen to Match Strides In Spring Handicap at Nqrragansett George Gains Little Harp Erigeron and AgrarianU Are Principal Contenders ContendersNARRAGANSETT NARRAGANSETT PARK Pawtucket R I June 11 Seventeen of the top sprinters in New England have been named overnight to contest the 10000 Spring Handicap at six furlongs first of six stakes to be offered by Narragansett Park during its present meeting With few exceptions most of trie horsemen have indicated their intentions of starting in tomorrows race raceTop Top weight and probable choice regard ¬ less of track conditions tomorrow goes to George Schneiders George Gains The He Did Fond Memories horse impressed all who witnessed his performance in the Plymouth Rock Handicap at Suffolk Downs Prior to that conquest Keene Daingerfield trainer of the fiveyearold brought his charge up to his best form to account for the Churchill Downs Handicap openingday feature at Derbytown The fleet speedster has been assigned 124 pounds which is the same poundage given to Shamrock Stables Air Patrol The lat ¬ ter injured himself earlier this season and has not responded to treatment Dainger fields contract rider Antonio J Fernan ¬ dez will handle the riding chores choresThe The absence of Shamrock Stables Air Patrol should not dampen the hopes of owner Art Rooney as he has ajstout con ¬ tender for the test in Little Harp The lat ¬ ter won the openingday Inaugural Purse in grand fashion The fouryearold geld ¬ ing finished third in the Harford Handicap at Havre de Grace this spring won the Baltimore Spring Handicap at Pimlico then was beaten a head by Lazy F Ranchs Nathaniel in the Jennings Handicap at the Old Line track In addition to his stakes engagements and the local victory Little Harp also triumphed by seven lengths in an allowance sprint at Delaware Park on May 3L1 His hole card seems to be mud yet on a fast track he must be considered a definite threat Little Harp gets in the Spring with 118 pounds and will be ridden by Paul Keiper KeiperGrandview Grandview Stables Erigeron has a con ¬ sistent record since his seasonal debut at Garden State Park in April In eight starts the Quatre Bras II American Daisy geld ¬ ing has won four times finished second on three occasions and wound up third after forcing the pace in last Mondays Inaugu ¬ ral Erigeron drops four pounds off his last and tomorrows 115 will include jockey J R Layton who came here today from Delaware Park Erigeron has failed to ap ¬ pear in stakes competition this year mainly because his former owner Walter P Chrysler failed to name him in Mary ¬ land New Jersey or Delaware for the added prizes Since his purchase the present owner H B Massey prominent Pittsburgh horseman has named him for all the local stakes to which he is eligible eligibleJack Jack McKnights AgrarianTJ picks up 120 pounds for the Spring and the aging veteran will have to show improvement over earlier stakes engagements in this sector if he hopes to regain his winning ways Despite his failure to win only one start at Suffolk Downs spring meeting AgragianTJ is a solid favorite with a ma ¬ jority of New England patrons and will have a number of fans cheering for him tomorrow tomorrowMyron Myron Newmeyers Turbine has shown traces of his better form in his last two starts The sixyearold son of Burning Star Lucky Jean won an overnight allow ¬ ance dash on Wednesday carrying 124 pounds and beating Sandy Strand Stables Bert by two lengths in handy fashion The Marylandowned racer drops eight pounds for this engagement and will have the capable services of Jimmy Stout StoutClarence Clarence Hartwick expects to start his bargain claim Flag Drill in tomorrows feature The son of Flint Shot won the Paul Revere Handicap at Boston earlier in the spring after annexing the Bowie Handicap in Maryland This fellow seems to thrive on racing and stout opposition He may prove the upset if such is the case in the Spring Weighted at 115 pounds Flag Drill will have Frankie Zehr as his pilot pilotReborn Reborn a highly regarded sophomore owned by D A Rosenbaum may prove troublesome under his impost of 110 pounds The Amphitheatre Onclave colt came out of winter quarters at Douglas Park in Kentucky to score twice in seven starts against formidable threeyearolds He has alsvays displayed a liking for the local course courseA A surprise entry for tomorrows feature comes from trainer Jimmy McTague who has named G T Babins Dockstader The hardhitting Mr Bones gelding showed good form at Suffolk Downs winning the Governors Handicap before injuring a hoof Provided he is not in need of a race Dockstader rates a chance in this lineup lineupThe The others named for the Blackstone Valley are Frances Stables Tarpan R A Browns Tennessee Kid Sandy Strand Stables Manna H Reynolds Brothers Mr Chairman Sid Bernsteins Senator C Mrs B F Listers Atomic Wave Little Rhody Farms Shaffie Circle K Farms Misleader and SireJo Stables Land Light

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