Downs Allowance Event Tests Eight: Sun Herod Carries Top Impost of 120, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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Downs Allowance Event Tests Eight Sun Herod Carries Top Impost of 120 Is Coupled With Almenow; Inseparable, Michigan III. Entry Also to Draw Support CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 9. — The Challedon Purse, at seven furlongs for three-year-olds and older, is the top attraction scheduled for presentation tomorrow at this historic South Louisville racing grounds. The overnight allowance event lured eight of the better horses quartered at the Derby oval and the sprint shapes up as a most suitable mid-week feature. Harry Trotsek, who saddled a pair of track record breakers. Porters Broom and Robust here yesterday, is to put the tack on Hasty House Farms Inseparable and Michigan m. for tomorrows test. Both the Tratsek-conditioned stalwarts will take up 116 pounds. P. L. Grissom, Detroit sportsman, also is to be represented in the race by an entry, the hard-hitting Sun Herod, 120 pounds, and Almenow, 116 pounds. Others named for the Challedon are John Marschs Whirling Dough, 108; Carl Grahams Fancy Flyer, 120; Shady Brook Farms Clevelander, 112, and Calumet Farms Flying Disc, who gets in with 112 pounds. Eldon Nelson is to handle Whirling Dough, Kenny Church will ride Inseparable and Steve Brooks will be up on Flying Disc. Making Seasonal Bow Inseparable, a five-year-old gelded son of Unbreakable and Fairday, by Fair Play, turned in several fine performances during the 1949 season and he will make his seasonal debut in the Challedon. The Hasty House Farm star is remembered by local racing followers for his impressive victory last autumn in the Louisville Handicap. Michigan m., an Argentine-bred" six-year-old horse, won his first two outings in this country early last year but was lightly campaigned after those victories and given a long rest. Michigan HE. appears to be in good shape at present and recent morning trials indicate that he may be good enough to beat his better-rated stablemate. Inseparable. Sun Herod proved one of the more consistent thoroughbreds of 1949 and the Grisson speedster, a gelded son of Sun Teddy and The Damsel, picked up earnings of 3,075, of which 7,325 represented money gleaned in stakes competition. Sun Herod was beaten off in the Clark Handicap renewal but he raced over a good track that day and did not appear to like the footing. Previous to his Clark engagement, Sun Herod ran a game third to Dixianas Fleeting Star and Marsch Stables OP Skipper in the seven-furlong Churchill Downs Handicap. While Sun Herod is the main hope of the Grissom establishment in the Challedon, Almenow has shown occasional flashes of class and may be right there at the finish. Almenow whipped a fair field at Hialeah in the six-furlong St. Valentine Purse, and he gave a sharp effort to be fourth to Theory, Johns Joy and Beau Dandy in the Suwannee River Handicap at Gulfstream Park on March 25. Almenow blew out three furlongs in :36% this morning in preparation for the Challedon. The Equipoise Purse, six furlongs, for three-year-olds, is the chief supporting event on the mid-week card and a full field of sophomores will contest the sprint.

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