Mals Boy, Robust Ready to Seek Bashford Manor: Both Set Track Marks in Recent Races at Churchill, Keeneland, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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Mais Boy, Robust Ready To Seek Bashford Manor Both Set Track Marks in Recent Races at Churchill, Keeneland CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 11. — Mrs. Emil Denemarks Mais Boy, who cracked a track record at Keeneland on April 26 when he captured the Lafayette Stakes, and Mrs. Harry Trotseks Robust, who smashed the five-furlongs mark here the first time he appeared under silks, are early favorites for the forty-eighth renewal of the Bashford Manor Stakes. The probable duel Saturday between this quick pair of two-year-olds in the running of the important-Downs juvenile fixture has created more than the usual amount of interest. Mais Boy, a homebred son of Sky Raider and Woof , stepped the Headley course distance at the Lexington oval in, a scintillating :45% and won the Lafayette by five lengths. Previous to his impressive victory at the Versailles Pike racing grounds, Mais Boy finished second, beaten but a short margin in a section of the Thoroughbred Club Dinner Purse, bowing to Hal Price Headleys Volt, after being practically left at the post. Job Dean Jessop, who is with the Chicago-owned Denemark establishment, will be at the reins on Mais Boy in the week-end stake, according to announcement today by trainer Bob McGarvey, who developed the colt. Robust, the progeny of Fighting Step and Rodia, certainly made an auspicious debut Monday when he drove to his initial success under the capable guidance of youthful Kenneth Church. Robust was hustled to the front soon after the start of the five-eighths-mile dash and then held on quite willingly through the stretch to defeat Warner Jones, Jr.s Chow Line by a length and one-half. In order to win the Downs event, Robust, who was bred by O. Frank Woodward, had to repulse sharp early bids from Chow Line and Thomas F. Devereux speedy Gay Hunter. Trainer Harry Trotsek stated that Church will ride Robust in the Saturday headliner. President Bill Coram, of Churchill Downs, recently announced that Dennis Long, a son of the late George A. Long, who founded famed Bashford Manor, for which the local stake is named, will be on hand Saturday to present a trophy to the winning owner. The founder of the nearby thoroughbred nursery was most prominent in Churchill Downs affairs during its earlier days and served as a member of the board of directors. Long owned and bred Azra, 1892 Derby victor, and Sir Huon, who. captured the "Run for the Roses" in 1806. The master of Bashford Manor also bred Manuel, who successfully carried the A. H. and D. H. Morris colors in the 1809 renewal of the big race. In the meantime at the South Louisville plant, racing secretary Fred Burton has had some difficulty in presenting some of his scheduled offerings due to the changed i, - i t * -1 track conditions and threatening weather. The best race on tomorrows card is the Longfellow Purse, a seven-furlong number for three- and four-year-olds. Calumet Farms Opinionated is expected to go to the post as the Longfellow choice, but he will have to be at his best to down Circle IS. Farms Weil Met and Claiborne Farms Starsnstripes, among others. - *

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