Richavoo Expected To Rule Favorite: Bishop Colorbearer Coming Off Good Effort; Name Limit Field for Sportsmans Test, Daily Racing Form, 1949-05-02


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Richavoo Expected To Rule Favorite Bishop Colorbearer Coming Off Good Effort; Name Limit Field for Sporstmans Test SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., April 30. — Highly elated by the success of the opening of its regular meeting, after offering five days of charity sport, the National Jockey Club moves into its initial full week of racing here Monday. Racing secretary Horace Wade has fashioned another well-balanced program, with the Wedgewood Purse, a dash of five-eighths of a mile, being placed in the featured spot. Patterned for three-year-olds and upward, the sprint is expected to bring out a capacity field of 10, which is the limit allowed over this half-mile course. Twelve were named in the entries, with William Hal Bishops Richavoo destined to command the bulk of public support. The colt has started once at the meeting against a select field at five-eighths and he closed with a powerful rush and just failed to nip the speedy Henny Penny. There does not appear to be any rival so formidable as Henny Penny in the Wedge-wood, which should make Richavoos task comparatively easy. The four-year-old son of Capt. Cal — Night Mist, by Nassak, was a frequent contender against good opposition, usually those of the 0,000 claiming bracket, at the Pair Grounds during the winter, and his lone race here this week indicates he maintains his superb form. Keene to Ride Harold "Red" Keene, the hard-racing New Englander who is putting up a hot fight for jockey honors with Chicagos Tony Skoronski, is listed to handle Richavoo, who is to shoulder 120 pounds. Completing the field will be Mrs. T. M. Pruetts Technicolor, O. J. Breaults He Could, D. C. Wilhelms Bubbling Easy, Hilltop Stock Farms Subscriber, Perne L. Gris-soms Knights Gift, Marion H. VanBergs One Blue, M. J. Sufas Non-Ferro, J. Truett, Jr.s, Keep Moving, F. Scotts Penniless and Mrs. J. L. Chesneys Lady Lureen and Play Hands. A beaten favorite in her last outing over this track, and one from which sharp improvement is expected, is the six-year-old mare, Bubbling Easy, a shifty sort who came here from Hot Springs, where she showed an excellent turn of foot. She encountered some interference the other day, when she was heavily backed and finally finished third to the classy Master Bid, with One Blue second. • One Blue also must be accorded strong consideration, for his start against Master Bid was his first since last fall when he won two of his four starts at this track. He was beaten a nose in another and in the other was eliminated when he lost his rider, while holding a commanding lead. As a matter of fact, One Blue whipped Richavoo with a degree of authority when they last met in 1948. He always has been i in good stead in the abbreviated affairs.

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