Rushaway Purse Engages Thirteen: Trixie Seen Choice In Lincoln Sprint; Lowenstein Mare Meets Up With Uncle Otho, Hot and High in Main Event Today, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Rush away Purse Engages Thirteen Trixie Seen Choice In Lincoln Sprint Lowenstein Mare Meets Up With Uncle Otho, Hot and High in Main Event Today WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 11. — The Lincoln Fields Racing Association, plagued by fickle weather conditions that have had a definite effect on patronage and pari-mutuel play, swings into the final week of its 30-day meeting here Monday and the general feeling is that the next six days of sport will attract larger crowds and a better grade of horses, what with a number of important stables having shipped to the Chicago area during the last week and more expected daily. Headlining the finale next Saturday will be the Lincoln Handicap, a 5,000 special at a mile and one-quarter for three-year-olds and upward and the best thoroughbreds on the grounds have been nominated. The weights are to be assigned early next week by racing secretary and handicapper Lawrence C. Bcgenschutz. Early favorite for this is Paul L. Kelleys improved four-year-old colt, Gangway, recent winner of the LaSalle Handicap at this meeting The son of Gallant Fox— Humility, by Hyperion was acquired by Kelley during the Florida season from the Belair Stud for 0,000 in a private transaction, and presently he appears to be one of the bargains of the year. Other strong factors in the Lincoln are Jack S. L„ Dinner Hour and Santa Fe, with the three-year-olds, Saint Nicholas and Mrs. Smug, standing some chance if their connections choose to be represented against older horses. Ran Second to Proud Ruler Topping Mondays program is the Rush-away, a three-quarters mile dash for four-year-olds and upward at six furlongs. Thirteen have been named for this dash and one who probably will get the most support is Mrs. Jake Lowensteins fine mare, Trixie, who has enjoyed a reputation for honesty and consistency for several seasons. Trixie has started only once at this meeting after a brief Kentucky campaign and is believed to be in first class racing condition. In that essay she finished a fast-closing second to the greatly improved Proud Ruler, a mare who not only won that race in brilliant fashion, but who came back yesterday with an even better performance against more formidable opposition. Others in the field are Louis Schlosser, Jr.s Tobeshined, Oscar J. Breaults Good Story and Deerfield, F. M. Arrigos Riot, Wally Yablonowskis High Shine, Charles Towles Lord Bull, J. D. and Joseph Rogers Walkie Talkie, Norman Elrods Hot and High, Lucas B. Combs Uncle Otho, William M. Peaveys Jett-Jett, William H. Bishops Pad Lock and Mrs. L. Wagners Nickey W. Trixie, a six-year-old daughter of Hash — Live Wire, has been unable to score in her three starts, but in some respects, they could be termed conditioners in the sense that she figures to come up with her top effort against the Rushaway field. She spent the winter on a Kentucky farm and the three races probably were needed to intensify her condition for hard races on schedule. Last year she was one of the most consistent mares in training, having won six of her 17 starts. Six other times she was among the first three and her earnings were 5,450. She gets in the sprint under 108 pounds and the nations leading jockey, Logan Batcheller, whose form during the past few days has been excellent, is to handle trie reins. A powerful, contender in the test is the veteran Uncle Otho, a nine-year-old gelding at the present time, appears in his peak of condition after a very lean season last year when he won only one race. The son of Okapi— Dark River looked the part of being just below a first rate sprinter the other day when he was actually pulled up to a walk before the finish while administering a lacing to foes that included Richavoo, Sir Bim, Jimpin and others. It was his fourth start of the year. Like Trixie he raced in Kentucky before coming here and those efforts had conditioning effects. Hot and High has been entered several times during the Illinois season but never has started. The speedy five-year-old, however, has been training smartly and his extreme early speed may stand him in good stead against the Rushaway field.

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