Hypostyle is Out to Atone for Recent Losses in Rose Leaves at Sportsmans: Play Again, Riot, Likeasnot and Banovina Regarded Chief Threats to Mikel Performer, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-09


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] Hypostyle Is Out to Atone tor Recent Losses in Rose Leaves at Sportsmans Play Again, Riot, Likeasnot * AndBanovinaRegardedChief Threats to Mikel Performer SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, III., May 8. — Mrs. N. M. Mikels Hypostyle, one of the better Hlinois-breds ever to come to the races, will be out to atone for a series of disappointments when he meets a corking field of sprinters in the Rose Leaves Purse, five-furlong dash that headlines a well-balanced program tomorrow. The five-year-old gelded son of Hypocrite has been a beaten favorite in his* last six starts, but it seems that he has shown enough to attract strong support the next time, a factor that figures in tomorrows feature. Hypostyle has turned in a pair of disappointments at Sportsmans. In his seasonal bow here he was unable to threaten Greytown and was beaten a couple of lengths, but his last-effort qualified him as the probable favorite in the Rose Leaves. He was outrun during the early part of that five-furlong dash but closed with a powerful rush and failed in his objective by only a nose. The Mikel-bred sprinter picks up weight over most of his recent efforts and Johnny Brooks, the accomplished apprentice, once again will be in the stirrup irons. Listed to face Hypostyle are Theodore P. Buhls Sweet Bolt and Likeasnot, F. Scotts Penniless, Mrs. S. Ippolitos Bobs Pal, Marion H. VanBergs Riot and Play Again, Arph Stables Dark Tiny, William H. Bishops Banovina and W. Offermans Flaming Bush. Seen Among Main Contenders Play Again and Riot undoubtedly will be among the main contenders. The former is coming off of a smart winning effort, but seems handicapped considerably by a post position on the extreme outside. She is known for her fine early speed, but if she is unable to avoid the usual crowding that happens on the initial turn while veering over from her position she may be eliminated. Riot, who attracted a tremendous amount of attention early in his career because of his royal breeding, has never been able to race to expectations and in his last start had a ,000 claiming tag. The five-year-old gelded son of Whirlaway — Miss Dogwood, by Bull Dog tired badly on that occasion after getting to the front and finished sixth at seven furlongs. The decrease in distance may enhance his changes. Sweep Bolt was badly beaten in his last effort and this time the company seems even more formidable. Penniless is a steady sort but has been unable to win a race this year, while threatening on many occasions. Likeasnot, a 10-year-old veterean who manages to hold his form through the years, generated grand speed to take his last at this track and his other two races this season were creditable. Bobs Pal was third in back of Eagle River and Likeasnot the other day and once again is slated to shoulder 120 pounds, which does not add to his chances. Dark Tiny had her troubles holding her own against competition of less formidable nature last year and she is making her first start of 1950. These points would seem to make her an outsider. Banovina is from the Bishop entourage, which automatically gives her a chance. The successful horseman seldom places his charges where they do not belong, although, on the surface, it seems that he is a mite ambitious this time. Flaming Bush has yet to prove himself around the sharp turns here this season. His best races were shown during the winter in Florida.

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