Mount Marcy Assigned 121 for Clark Handicap: Johns Joy Topweighted at 122 but is Racing in New England, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Mount Marcy Assigned 121 for Clark Handicap Johns Joy Topweighted at 122 But Is Racing in New England CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 1. — Handicapper Fred Burton today posted weights for the seventy-sixth running of the Clark Handicap, which is to be decided" here- on Thursday. The Clark, always one of the Derby week highlights at the Downs, promises to match a good field at one mile and a sixteenth. The middle distance stake was well patronized this year, 42 thoroughbreds having been nominated for the race. Calumet Farm declared Armed, Coaltown and Bewitch before imposts were assigned and 39 horses are weighted for the Clark. John Kinards Johns Joy, who presently is campaigning in New England, drew the top burden of 122 pounds, while C. V. Whitneys Mount Marcy, victor in Keenelands Phoenix and Ben All Handicaps, is next with 121 pounds. Dixianas Fleeting Star, who won the Churchill Downs Handicap on inaugural day, gets in with 119 pounds and trainer Jack Hodgins stated this morning that the Fisher homebred will be under silks in the Clark, barring a mishap between now and post time. The complete list of nominees and their weights follow: Horse. Wt. Horse. Wt. Johns Joy 122 Omalac 105 Mount Marcy 121 Final Touch 104 Fleeting Star 119 Jack S.L. 104 Michigan III. 117 Loujac 103 Balan 115 Irish Sun 103 GatitaJI. 115 Flying Disc 102 Dart By 114 The Poet 102 Ol Skipper 114 Whirl Home 102 Inseparable 114 Prop 101 Sport Page 113 McCosh 100 Ky. Colonel 113 Lord Lochinvar 100 Sun Herod 113 Thank You Sir 100 Seaward ill Royal Tulip 100 Provocative 109 Whirling Dough 100 Commodore Lea 108 Flatbush 98 Boo Boo Shoo 107 DeLuxe 98 Wellsab 106 AuntJayneZ. 95 Halt 106 Between 95 Vigorous 106 Steeple Jack 95 Mr. Smug 105 I Declared — Armed, Bewitch, Coaltown.

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