Vanberg Sends Out over Night and Sir White at Sportsmans: Entry Seen Favorite over Little Flower, Market Tip and Janina at Seven-Eighths, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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: . — VanBerg Sends Out Over Night And Sir White at Sportsmans Entry Seen Favorite Over T Little Flower, Market Tip And Janina at Seven-Eighths SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., May 11. — Marion H. VanBerg, who spends his winters trading horses and mules at his Columbus, Nebr., auction mart, and who remains in the Illinois and Michigan area during the other months with a formidable band of thoroughbred campaigners, is slated to send out a formidable entry in the Sah Carlo Opera Company Purse here tomorrow afternoon. His shifty campaigners, Over Night and Sir White, head the field of seven and if both go they may be among the most prohibitive favorites of the meeting. Booked to face them are Mr. and Mrs. J. Gunthers Little Flower, Mrs. T. M. Puetts Market Tip, N. L. Raffelmans Grain Market, Theodore Buhls Sweep Bolt and W. H. Goelitz Janina. This band of three-year-olds and upward is to race over the popular seven-furlong distance, which means they will break at the chute, where the six-furlong point is located at mile tracks, then race twice past the grandstand. Purchased for ,000 Over Night was purchased last year for ,000 when Charles U. Yaeger disposed of his thoroughbred holdings at Washington Park. He was raced by VanBerg several times and then sent to his farm for the winter. The seven-year-old gelded son of Man ONight — Tweeny, by St. Germans, has raced three times at the current meeting and has shown improved form on each occasion. In his last start he closed strongly during the last quarter of a mile to beat all but Little Bobbles, among his victims being Thank You Sir, Lucky Codine, Richa-voo. Eagle River, Rewarder and Jim Branch. A repeater would make him hard to handle. Sir White at one time was the scourge of this track, at several meetings holding the championship without much competition. The gelding failed to display much in the way of speed in his first outing of the year, but on Tuesday came back with the type of effort that would indicate he has lost none of his speed. He was nicely rated off the pace, made a bold challenge to gain a commanding advantage, and tired only in the closing stages to bow to Gus G. That race should have aided his condition considerably. Little Flower engaged in a five-furlong test in her last start and closed a lot of ground, but was beaten by Play Again, Roman Road and Penniless. It would seem that she is more favorably placed at seven furlongs and on her best races she rates some chance. Market Tip is undefeated this year. In a pair of races over the local track he twice has come from behind to score. First time he raced for. a ,000 claiming tag and next time was advanced to ,000. He is even more ambitiously placed this time, but obviously is an improved sort. Grain Market started several times at Oaklawn Park, but failed to locate his best stride. He showed a large number of excellent races in Illinois last season and is now reported to be in fine trim.

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