Tuned Up Has Five Rivals in Oklahoma: Weber Racer Seeks Repeat Win at Sportsmans While Carrying 120-Pound Impost, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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j Tuned Up Has Five Rivals in Oklahoma Weber Racer Seeks Repeat Win at Sportsmans While Carrying 120-Pound Impost SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 10. — Mrs. Lydia Webers Tuned Up heads a field of fair-to-middlin sprinters scheduled to compete in the Oklahoma Purse, seven furlongs test that headlines a good program lined up by racing secetary and handicapper Robert P. McAuliffe here tomorrow afternoon. Only six are booked in the dash for four-year-olds and upward, but most of them have shown enough in recent races to merit strong consideration from the form players. Facing the Weber four-year-old will be J. W. Sniders Blue Agent, John F. Becks Garrett C, William H. Bishops Jimminy Gosh, Marion H. VanBergs Required and Fancy Free Stables Rare Bid. Tuned TJp is a chestnut son of The Rhymer-Small Town, by Jamestown, and has been kept active this year with 14 starts, eight at the Fair Grounds, two at Keeneland arid a pair here. At the Kentucky course he won quite authoritatively by a couple of lengths and then was shipped in this direction. First start here found him finishing well in back of Richavoo, Hilds Liberty, Garrett C, and others, but .the other day it was a different story. He was far back during the early running but when he was asked for speed he quickly passed his foes, even at a loss of ground, and then drew away, winning by three lengths. Among those in back of him were Banovina, a recent winner against some of the leading sprinters on the grounds: Pat-miboy, Hilds Liberty. Sir White, Hyblaze, Ration Book, Vesuvio and Roundeleer. The field in the Oklahoma doesnt appear any stronger than the one he previously defeated, so a repeater would make him hard to beat, even though he is picking up five pounds, his "total being 120 for this occasion. Favors Cicero Course Blue Agent has started twice at this meeting and has yet to finish in the money. The gelding is getting up in years and may have lost some of his speed, but last season he was good enough to race with a smattering of success in handicaps at Omaha, Longacres, and Hazel Park, and in previous seasons he has shown a liking for this course. Garrett C. is another who won his previous race here and, like Tuned TJp, won his last race by coming from well off the pace. At the line he was drawing away from Hyblaze, Mescara, Ration Book, Halcyon Duke, Mrs. Valenti and Nightlife. He was a two-time winner during the Fair Grounds meeting . Jiminy Gosh hails from the Bishop stable, which gives him an automatic chance. The colt was a two-time. winner over this track last fall and this will be his second start of the current meeting. He lost all chance in his previous race by going extremely wide on the turns. He was beaten by some good ones, though, including Play Again, Roman Road, and others, Required is also making his second start here. The stallion won over this course last season and then was sent to VanBergs Columbus, Neb., farm. He flashed some speed the other day but tired as if in need of racing. Rare Bid is making his seasonal bow. He has been a frequent winner on Illinois soil in past years and dockers report him to be in fine condition. Miss Patricia Northrup, comely lass who has the female lead in the great musical hit, Oklahoma, now playing at the Er-langer Theatre in Chicago, will present a floral wreath to the winning horse after - - the race. Other races on the program are named in honor of the musical. The fourth carries Miss Northrups name.

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