Horses to Watch, Daily Racing Form, 1949-05-02

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Horses to Watch Horses who impressed Daily Racing Form representatives as being ready to win: SPORTSMANS PARK 1 MELLA VALENTI — Came from far back to be a sharp second in a sprint race. Should score when sent a route. BLACK CAT — This four-year-old Blackwood gelding was very unfortunate in his latest outing. A tally can be expected in next. BETTER BUY — Is at peak condition, as illustrated in winning effort here. Encountered trouble and still won. Should repeat. BETTY SKELLY— Has a lot of speed and apparently seven furlongs is a trifle too far for her. The shorter dashes here should suit. BESSIE VANCE — Turned in a good effort in lone try here and should find a field she can handle before the meeting ends. MISS STONE — Won prior to shipping here and training moves indicate she is still at peak form. WHOSE — Is a steady-going sort. Has worked well since arriving and may register in debut. BLENETTE— The belated burst of speed she displayed in a sprint effort indicated she is ready to score when sent a route of ground. GENIES MATE — This veteran sprinter won impressively in first try here. Competing with ,000 claimers at five furlongs, he must be regarded dangerous. JESSICA B. — Appeared a trifle short of a top performance in bowing to Halcyon Duke. Should improve. R. L. LIGHT — Is at peak condition but lacked stamina in latest. Seven furlongs is best suited and a tally can be expected soon. CHURCHILL DOWNS WISCONSIN BOY— Perhaps one of the better two-year-olds on the grounds. Has displayed decided fondness for an "off" strip. NITROMOND — Appeared a trifle short in last appearance at Keeneland. Should benefit from that effort. THUNDER HOOP — Intermediate claiming performance, always has shown distinct partiality for the Downs track and appears to have returned to winning form. McCOSH — A drop in classification is all that is needed to assure victory for this consistent campaigner. WARSICK — Encountered poor racing luck in allowance test at Keeneland. Should show decided improvement in next outing. BOLINGOVER— Drifted out badly entering the stretch in initial appearance. If this fault can be corrected, this colt should win his share of purses during the current session. HAitY U. — ~ ormidable allowance campaigner who should find field he can handle in the near future. SYNDICATE — Showed high speed in seasonal debut after a long lay-off. Should improve with additional racing. ROMARY ANN — Disappointed at short oods in only Keeneland outing and should make amends if matched against similar competition. SEDGEVIEW — Promising juvenile failed to keep a straight course last time. Needs only better break in racing fortune to repel same opposition. TIMELTEL — Three - year - old Dixiana maiden should not be much longer in earning his first set of brackets. QUINTERO — This veteran campaigner has been inactive since the termination of the Oaklawn Park meeting, and recent works would seem to indicate he has returned to winning form. COTTON JOE— Can literally dance in the mud and favors the Downs strip. MOOLA — The local split-second experts fancy the future capabilities of this juvenile. GARDEN STATE PARK NOBLEST — Recent training trials on this one are good and appears ready for a top effort at first asking. ERIGERON — A better - than - average sprinter freshened up and ready for a good effort. BASES LOADED— This one is on edge and a return to training trials would insure a ■ victory. VOLTAIRE— Has some better-than-aver- age efforts and is ready. JOINER — Is capable of springing a surprise. Recent training trials are good. I,OS POSADOS — This one is pronounced fit and ready. KIT BAG — Has some speed and when properly placed should be a factor. HANNAH B. — When in own classification should be a strong factor. PICTURE CARD— Recent works on this one are good and shapes u pa as factor at first asking. SIR RUSTY— This fellow will bear watching when placed in own classifciation. ROCKWOOD ARGO — A steady going plater who is suited at distance races. CUTEST TRICK— Can surprise and is fit and ready, according to work-watchers. PUNCHESTOWN — Can race well at sprint distances, and if not overmatched, should be a factor. DONNAS ACE— A speedy going trick who can hold her own in sprint races against good company. JAMAICA LITTLEWHITELIE — Turned in a powerful effort last out and should turn back a field of maidens in next attempt. PUFF — No reason this one shouldnt repeat last winning performance, as she appears to be improving with each race. PROPHETS THUMB— Had a very rough trip in last start, so give it another chance in a maiden event over a distance of ground. UPTOWN — This two-year-old turned in a top performance last week, and would have been the winner with a trifle stronger ride. Tab right back with an experienced jockey. MlRABEAU — Last race was a corker, and this three-year-old colt should do even better in next try. Might like to go a route. t NAVY AWARD — Was forced to race very wide when making his move in the last start. Give him another chance with ,000 claimers, going six furlongs. GRAND MARS — Closed very fast after breaking extremely slow in last actempt. Should earn brackets the next time. STEFANELLA — This two-year-old filly is training well now, and in the last start was forced wide on the stretch turn. ORPHAN FIBBER — This one is a good consistent router and probably wants ,000 company. KITCHEN POLICE— Just missed in last try, but was going strongly at the end. With any racing luck next out he should handle a field of good sprinters. HAVRE iT GRACE GOOD SERVICE — Had a rough trip while finishing second to Wary Flight last time out. ROYAL GOVERNOR— Will be a hard one to beat if kept in overnight events, and could even take the measure of handicap performers off best race. BIG AND BETTER— Should not have been beaten in last and should be a definite threat with 0,000 sprinters. RETINTIN— Raced well in last but could not overtake Red Pompon. Will have a stronger rider for next.„ ARCAVE — Raced well in debut in Breeders Stakes and should have little trouble graduating over Maryland-breds. CELESTIA — Raced a bit green in debut but should improve with the effort under her girth. CHEVY BONES— Weakened in last but showed enough to suggest a victory for as much as ,000. FRESHMAN — Has a habit of disappointing, but seems certain to win if kept with ,500 platers. CONTEST— Returned to competition in peak form and will beat the best a . a mile and a sixteenth or more. suffouTdowns BIG REWARD — Local training moves of the four-year-old gelding suggest he is nearing peak form and may win at first asking. VAR — This sophomore has always proven a useful performer since his debut last season and there should be a race in the book that fits. U. S. BOUND— The veteran Sam Orr has his charge in fine fettle for an early trip to the winners circle. COVERT SIDE— Clockers recommend this one as an early winner of the current meeting. Has been goingwell in morning trials. QUICK CHANCE— A cheap plater who should earn his way in the early days of the meeting. Is best suited at the middle distances. GOLDEN TH HlN— Trainer Harry Stutts has his favorite at peak form and should not be too long in getting the major portion of a purse. SHAFFIE — A good sprinter who has many followers on the local circuit. Fared well during the present Lincoln Downs meeting to suggest he retains some of last years speed. LINCOLN~DOWNS CINDER FOOT— This recent acquisition via the claiming route has improved greatly for his new trainer. The manner in which he scored over allowance company last time out indicates another early triumph. SILENT PARTNER— A five-year-old Arizona-bred, who is probably the swiftest horse here at five furlongs. MY BLITZEN— May have been best last time out when he finished third at seven furlongs. Better racing luck against the safe type field should bring results. CLAREMONT MISS — Eight-year-old mare has plenty of speed, but was short for her initial effort this year. OOM PAUL — The best three-year-old to be seen in competition here thus far. Should have no trouble as long as he is matched against racers of his age. GAMS — Appears a solid choice for her next effort. Few thoroughbreds here that are able to defeat her going seven furlongs or further. WHIFFLETREE— Might easily score if able to find a muddy track. Two races have conditioned him for his best effort.

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