Better Grade Claimers in Pimlico Feature Spot: Retintin Considered Favorite over Wohneda and Grand Barter, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-04


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Better Grade Claimers In Pimlico Feature Spct Retintin Considered Favorite Over Wohneda and Grand Barter PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 3.— Racing secretary Charles McLennan again encountered considerable difficulty in attracting entrants for his best races with the result that the two allowance events scheduled for tomorrow failed to fill sufficiently to warrant presentation. Elevated into the featured spot are ,500 to ,000 platers, 11 of whom will meet at a mile and a sixteenth in the Single Foot Purse. Included in the overnight field are several recent winners, including G. T. Stroth-ers Wohneda, Bobanet Stables Retintin, Phil Leydeckers March Chick, Victor Pos-ners Tink and H. M. Simpsons First Boston. Rounding out the field are Mrs. O. L. Nybergs Cedric, Carlos Mojenas Weeping Willow, Stemar Stables Grand Barter, E. D. Talbert, Jr.s Sandlot, Mrs. L. M. Carvers Eagle Speed and Watson Elliotts True Dream. Retintin has the class of the field, despite the fact that he steps up considerably following his most recent start, which resulted in a victory over ,000 claimers. A fairly classy sort last year, he went wrong late in the season and returned to competition recently at Havre de Grace. Following a conditioner, he turned in his winning effort and was timed in 1:53% for a mile and a furlong. Apprentice William Willis, who "broke his _maiden" astride Retintin, rides the eight-year-old with the utmost confidence and will be back in the saddle tomorrow. Wohneda and Grand Barter last raced in New Jersey and prior to that showed excellent form at Havre de Grace. Wohneda. while unplaced at Garden State, concluded his campaign at the Graw with a pair of victories, and on each occasion Cedric and March Chick were behind him. Grand Barter was claimed by his present owner for ,000 and has been second in as many starts. He was second to March Chick in Maryland and runner-up to Iron Pigeon for ,000 at Garden State. Tink has a local victory to her credit, having scored at six furlongs as recently as Monday. She was timed in 1:15 in the mud and was claimed out of the race for ,000. The Single Foot will mark her first attempt at more than a mile. March Chick won his last start, covering a mile and a sixteenth in 1:47% at. the Graw and beating a field which included Cedric, True Dream and Sandlot. Cedric and True Dream were third and fifth, respectively, and were not disgraced, but Sandlots effort was far from encouraging. The Single Foot shapes up as a wide-open affair, and Weeping Willow, First Boston and Eagle Speed cannot be discounted. Weeping Willow sprinted poorly in one race at Havre de Grace but seems certain to improve at the mile and a sixteenth distance. Eagle Speed stopped in his only start this year and may have needed the race. First Boston has been campaigned at Charles Town, which does not hinder his chances.

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