La Salle Handicap Brings Out Ten; Fillies and Mares Seek Maple Leaf: Favoritism May Go To Whirling Dough; Latter Only Three-Year-Old In Lincoln Stake; Jack S. L., Santa Fe, Approval Also Go, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-04


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La La Salle Salle Handicap Handicap Brings Brings Out Out Ten; Ten; Fillies Fillies and and Mares Mares Seek Seek Maple Maple Leaf Leaf Favoritism May Go To Whirling Dough Latter Only Three-Year-Old In Lincoln Stake; Jack S. L, Santa Fe, Approval Also Go WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 3. — John Marsch, Chicago sportsman whose stable through the years has been particularly successful in juvenile stakes so as to have earned him the sobriquet of "Futurity specialist," is represented by his classy three-year-old Whirling Dough in tomorrows twelfth running of the 0,000 La Salle Handicap, mile and an eighth Lincoln Fields feature here tomorrow. The well-bred son of Whirlaway— Cash Book is slated to play the role of favorite against nine older rivals in the event, which has proven one of the most interesting tests on the early Illinois stakes agenda since it was inaugurated in 1937. Marsch has another three-year-old, or Skipper, who may develop into a capable runner this season, but he was not made eligible for the La Salle. A cursory glance at the weights would prompt the uninitiated to believe that the Marsch colorbearer is getting a break by his 108 pounds, but study into the official scale for June reveals that the colt has a difficult task, for by this manner of figuring, he is conceding much poundage to all rivals. Listed to meet Whirling Dough are William H. Bishops Superwolf, 113; Woolford Farms Approval, 118; Peter J. Valentis Caillou Rouge, 108; Mrs. H. J. Damms Reighs Comet, 106; Mrs. J. S. Letelliers Jack S. L., 112; I. S. Weiners Santa Fe. 116; Paul L. Kelleys Gangway, 112, and Oscar J. Breaults Brolite, 105, and Good Story, 109. Well Regarded by Owner Whirling Dough, being out of the former stakes-winning mare, Cash Book, and sired by Whirlaway, has been the apple of Marschs eye since he obtained the colt, but thus far he has not justified the purple strains that flow through his body. In 21 starts he has accounted for a lone race. But during his two-year-old campaign he displayed frequent speed in morning drills and Marsch has never given up hope that he would develop into a topnotcher. The colt was rested during the winter and was brought back to competition at this course on May 26. He competed against his speedy stablemate, or Skipper, who finished first, but closed with a powerful rush through the stretch and was going in a fashion that indicated that he would improve tremendously when the distances were stretched out. The latter opportunity came last Monday in the 5,000 Pea-body Memorial and he was a disappoint- Continued on Page Two ► C. C. NORMAN— Sent out Coley Bay to score in yesterdays feature race at the Washington Park course. La Salle Attracts Ten at Homewood Whirling Dough to Face Approval, Santa Fe and Other Older Opponents Continued from Page One ment. He showed good speed early and moved up nearing the stretch as if he were going places, but there he flattened out and was well beaten by Lextown, Saint Nicholas, Ky. Colonel and Mr. Smug. That race, however, should have given the colt valuable education and conditioning. Regarded as Whirling Doughs keenest foe is the nine-year-old gelding Jack S. L., an oldster who has not won a race this season. He started here on May 20 and was a top-heavy favorite against inferior opposition, but he appeared to sulk throughout and was beaten some 17 lengths. He also raced very wide in that race. Trainer William Resseguet brought him back last Saturday against fair company on the turf course and this time he showed some of his best speed, finishing second to Happy C. He also appeared to sulk in that effort, however, swishing his tail throughout the running as if . he did not have his mind on the task at hand, in spite of Dell Jessops frantic efforts to rouse him with the whip. "The old fellows getting smart," Resseguet said this morning, "but when he decides to give his best, he can be mighty hard to beat. I hope hes -in the mood tomorrow. Hes trained well and is acting good." Jessop to Ride Jack S. L. Jack S. L., one of the "iron horses" of the American turf, what with his hard campaigns through the years against top opposition, is to shoulder 112 pounds, and Jessop again will be back in the saddle. Oddly, the highweight of the race, Approval, with 118 pounds, will be one of the outsiders in the field, which is very unusual for a race run under handicap conditions. The four-year-old son of Maeda-Logical hasnt won a race in seven trips to the post this year, his best effort being a second to Santa Fe last time out. Apparently, however, racing secretary and handicapper Lawrence C. Bogenschutz has a good reason to justify the impost. Bogenschutz fooled a number of astute hand-icappers in the Steger when he allotted Delegate 125 pounds and then saw the gelding romp to an easy victory. Santa Fe may be the "dark horse" in the wide-open field. The gelding formerly sported the silks of the popular Dixiana stable, and his present owner, a Chicago business man, obtained him at private terms from that establishment. In his first two starts of the season, he showed listless form, but, in his last outing, he uncorked the most astonishing upset of the meeting by winning at a mile and one-eighth by eight lengths at better than 46 to 1.

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