Wynford II. Tops Seven in Handicap: Argentinian Double Winner in Florida, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Wynford II. Tops Seven in Handicap Argentinian Double Winner in Florida Our John Wm., One Hitter, Uncle Edgar Should Cut Figure in Jamaica Event JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 1.— The Sunrise Classified Handicap, a ,000 overnight event at a mile and one-sixteenth, heads tomorrows Jamaica program. If all seven of those entered go postward, it should be an attractive contest, but two. of the lead-? ing candidates were scratched from their last engagement here because of a wet track and the Metropolitan Jockey Club strip looks at this moment like an ideal place to hold the Olympic swimming championships. While the local strip drains remarkably well, rain is still trickling from the skies. The pair who are presumably non-mud-ders are Lawrence Lewis Wynford II. and Greentree Stables One Hitter, who carry 122 and 116 pounds, respectively. Wynford H. will be making his first appearance since the Florida season, where he "got good" toward the end of the span, winning a moderate race at Hialeah, a good handicap at Gulfstream Park and finishing second to the highly regarded Salliquelo in his last start. No rider has yet been named for the topweight, who is a hard horse to ride, but it would occasion no surprise if the Argentinian, Mario Lopez, is in the saddle. One Hitter was carried very wide in his last start here, losing all chance, and trainer-John Gaver is inclined to throw the race out. The son of Shut Out usually finishes his races well and has been training satisfactorily, but is considered a fast-track horse. Others in Sunrise Handicap The others in the Sunrise are Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs* Our John Wm., 119; Marise Farms Uncle Edgar, 116; Eugene Jacobs Colonel Mike, 112; A. E. Morris* Ted M., 108, and Mrs. Alfred Roberts* Sub, 106. Our John Wm. won here on opening day, but since then has been three times second and once third, but seems unable to win, after setting the pace in all of his races. In his last outing he finished second to Cochise, with Uncle Edgar running third, and appearing to dislike the wet going. Ted M. has been on the sidelines for several weeks, but ran a series of good races last spring and early summer that would give him an excellent chance at the weights. Sub was outrun in the Firenze Handicap in her last start, but occasionally comes up with a good race. The only jockey assigned a mount thus far in this race is Eric Guerin, who will pilot Uncle Edgar. Considerable interest is added to the Polydor Purse, six-furlong fifth event, by the presence in the field of John C. Clarks Plunder. This hard-hitting filly, who finished a close second to Adile in the Alabama, was injured in her stall last fall in a freak accident, caused by a loose horse charging wildly through the stable area. Trainer A. G. "Bob" Robertson has used the utmost patience in bringing her back to the races, and her progress will be watched closely, as she was improving rapidly at the time of her mishap.

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