Crack Field to Compete In George Foley Purse: Cotton Joe, Fancy Flyer, Fertile Lands and Hilda in Detroit Dash, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-21


view raw text

Crack Field to Compete In George Foley Purse PurseCotton Cotton Joe Fancy Flyer Fertile Lands and Hilda in Detroit Dash DashFAIR FAIR GROUNDS Detroit Mich June 19 Racing secretary Charles F Henry has arranged the best offday card at the meeting for Monday as the season at this border course moves into its fifth week The headliner fashioned under allowance conditions for threeyearolds at six fur ¬ longs is titled the George Foley and here are assembled nine of the best sophomores quartered on the grounds A race for novice riders opens the program better class middle distance performers are matched under claiming tags in the mile and a sixteenth sixth race and the pro ¬ gram is brought to a close with a gallop of a mile and five furlongs that is the first of a series of marathons to be offered from time to time timeThe The matching in the Foley of Henry Forrests hardhitting Cotton Joe Graham and Byrums doughty Fancy Flyer and O F Woodwards fleet Hilda compels more than passing interest Cotton Joe was at his best in the Decoration Day Handicap when he scurried over the six furlongs in 110 to score easily over a fast racing strip although he had been considered to favor an off track The son of Sweeping Light followed up that tally by a smashing second to Fancy Flyer in the Sport of Kings Handicap finishing to be only a halflength back of the winner over Good Going GoingFancy Fancy Flyer came from well back in the early stages of the Sport of Kings to close boldly In his previous essay the Sky Raider colt was second to the fleet Eternal Bomb in an allowance test It was obvious that Hilda was not at her best in the Decoration Day and was far below the form that saw her an easy winner in 110 of the May Time Purse in which she num ¬ bered Cotton Joe among her opponents opponentsThis This trio of speedsters is not without competion for the Foley field includes Grissom Shermans disappointing Fer ¬ tile Lands It is felt that the winner of the Hawthorne Handicap and the Arkansas Derby has not shown his best in his local campaign which saw him unplaced in the Sport of Kings and the Alger although he was meeting older horses in the latter test Another who merits consideration is Mrs K T Maxwells Play Again winner of the consecutive allowance races The Crap Shooter filly will be facing her sternest test here but has earned the chance to prove her ability abilityJ J F Smiths Montayr will race coupled with Hilda Second to Cotton Joe in the Decoration Day and third to Hilda in the latters May Time Purse success Montayr compels consideration considerationMrs Mrs J L Chesneys Lady Lureen and Mrs Lottie Wolfs Floral Trail have had only one race over this track The former was not impressive and Floral Trails ef ¬ forts found her with some early speed in her first racing venture since her emergence from winter quarter

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1948062101_2_7
Library of Congress Record: