Slam Bang Returns to Winning Ways: Double Brandy Goes in Discovery Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Slam Bang Returns to Winning Ways ► ■ Double Brandy Goes In Discovery Purse Dixie Candidate Meeting Mediocre Foes; Kinsman Class of Tred Avon Field By PALMER HEAGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 2.— Racing resumes at this Maryland Jockey Club course tomorrow afternoon following a one-day respite and the program offers cofeatures honoring two of the states great thoroughbreds — Alfred Gwynne Vander-bllts Discovery and Sylvester W. Labrots Tred Avon. Named for Discovery, one of the best weight-carriers of recent years, is • a mile and one-sixteenth test for four-year-olds and upwards. Three-year-olds compete at six furlongs in the Tred Avon, which honors a truly great race mare. In the Discovery is C. E. Tuttles Double Brandy, who has the Dixie Handicap as his major objective at this meeting. He moves out of the sprint ranks for the first time this season to compete at the more preferred mile and one-sixteenth route. Opposing him will be James Jenkins, Jr.s Chiloe H., Beverly Brouns Magna Charta, E. Barry Ryans Mldianite, J. H. Hammonds Butler, and Mrs. H. K. Hickeys Ocean Front. Double Brandy earned nearly 0,000 during 1949, largely through victories in the Grayson and Bryan and OHara Handicaps. He launched his current campaign at Havre de Grace with a fair sprint effort, but was unimpressive on opening day here, once again at the six furlongs distance. If is only natural to expect marked improvement in the Discovery, and he Is likely to come up a stout choice. Chiloe II. Unplaced in Four Starts The others in the Discovery are primarily allowance horses and make only infrequent appearances in the handicap ranks. Chiloe H., a foreign-bred, has raced four times since being acquired by his present owner and has not finished in the money. He has been idle since the Gulf-stream Handicap and has trained well locally. Mldianite and Butler won at Laurel and Havre de Grace, respectively, but both races were against claimers. Magna Charta was unimpressive in his lone appearance, while Ocean Front has not started since last August. The Tred Avon field includes Mrs. James Carsons Kinsman, who has Preakness aspirations, as well- as Cedar Farms Halter, Mrs. E. H. Augustus* Honors, High Ground Stables Prepared and Beverly Brouns Lady Fairfield. Kinsman possesses the class of the field, but whether or not he will be returned victorious at this abbreviated distance is another question. He has not been worse than fourth in 10 starts this year, and his only finish that far back was in the Flamingo Stakes, won by Oil Capitol. Prior to that in his Florida , campaign he beat that colt, as well as Theory and Lights Up, in an overnight event. Since reaching this state he was second at six furlongs in the Laurel and third at a mile and sixteenth in the Chesapeake. Many fans, including his handlers, felt that he would have beaten the Brookmeade entry of Sunglow and Greek Ship had he enjoyed just a fair amount of racing luck. Halter has the speed of the entrants in the Tred Avon and likely will be the one to catch. He has a win and two seconds in four starts this season. The victory ! coming in his last outing at the Graw. On that occasion he was timed in 1:12% while beating Mistambo and Ouija, both of whom came back to win their next starts. Prepared showed good promise earlier in the season, winning at both Hialeah and [ Laurel. Following his winning race at Laurel, he competed in the Laurel Stakes and was beaten five lengths by Fleet Argo and Kinsman in a race in which he was "roughed about" considerably and came back lame. He has been rested since that time and possibly would appreciate more of a respite. Honors has not raced since winning two for four last season, while Lady Fairfield will also be making her 1950 debut.

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