Withers Tests Middleground; Dozen Seek Bashford Manor: Mals Boy, Robust Hold Track Marks, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Withers Withers Tests Tests Middleground; Middleground; Dozen Dozen Seek Seek Bashford Bashford Manor Manor Mais Boy, Robust Hold Track Marks Dene mark, Trotsek. Juveniles Have Fit Rivals in Dydamic, Holly Sweet at Downs Today By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 12. — The forty-ninth running of the Bashford Manor Stakes, five-furlong fixture for two-year-old colts and geldings, is to headline a most attractive program tomorrow at this historic course. Connections for an even dozen of the original group of 154 nominees to the juvenile feature named their charges this morning for the weekend stakes, which always has been one of the highlight events of Churchill Downs spring meetings. Prominent in the Bashford Manor field are Mrs. Emil Denemark"s Mais Boy, victor in Keenelands Lafayette Stakes and the new track record-holder for the Headley Course distance; Mrs. Harry Trotseks Robust, who established a new five-furlong mark for five-eighths mile at the local track last Monday, and C. R. Millers Dydamic, winner of the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. Under the allowance conditions of the Bashford Manor, Mais Boy and Dydamic each will shoulder 125 pounds, while Robust gets in the dash under 122 pounds. Bold Arrow in Stake Mrs. Denemarks main hope for major honors in the stakes is, of course, Mais Boy, but Ruhe also is scheduled to carry the Chicago sportsladys silks and he will take up 117 pounds. Thomas F. Devereaux, prominent Fayette County thoroughbred breeder, will send out Gay Hunter and Bold Arrow and his representatives get in at 117 pounds. Mrs. William E. Schmidts Holly Sweet, 122; Reverie Knoll Farms Brown Smoke, 117; Elite Stud Farms Kings Hope, 122; Keeneland Studs Pur Sang, 122; Murlogg Farms Fighting Back. 122; and E. Constantin, Jr.s Anns Fox, 122 pounds, complete the likely Bashford Manor starting band. Interest in the Bashford Manor has centered on the top-seeded trio of Mais Boy, Robust and Dydamic. Mais Boy turned in several sharp performances before his record-smashing triumph in the Lafayette while Robust won a legion of supporters here the first time he appeared under colors and set a new record of :58% for five furlongs. Dydamics Kenner accounting last February 18 came at the direct expense of R. C. Groffs quick Patrick Wood and Continued on Page Forty Bashford Manor Draws Ma Is Boy a nd Robust-Track Record Holders Have Ten Rivals at Churchill Downs Today Continued from Page One Brown Hotel Stables highly regarded Hearts Flutter. Dydamic sped down the quarter-mile straightaway in :22%, excellent time over the Fair Grounds strip. Trainer William Resseguet announced this morning that Steve Brooks will have the mount tomorrow on Dydamic, Harry Trotsek will hoist Kenny Church into the saddle astride Robust, and Job Dean Jes-sop, who has handled Mais Boy in several important engagements, is to be up on the Denemark star. M. N. Gonzalez will ride Holly Sweet, Charles Martin drew the assignment on Brown Smoke, and Robert Lee Baird, who has been showing top form at the Downs, will guide Kings Hope. Angel Rivera was named on Pur Sang and Willie Lee Johnson may accept the mount on Fighting Back. Racing secretary Fred Burton arranged a pair of supporting events that undoubtedly will result in keen sport. Eight of the better sophomores are scheduled to clash in the six-furlong Zev Purse, while the Himyar Purse is to match nine quick sprinters, three-year-olds and older, at a similar distance. Brown Hotel Stables Rayloper, a sturdy homebred son of Seven Hearts and Toneys Tomboy, is the early choice for the Himyar and he should be quite at home in the "off" going that is expected to prevail for the card. Rayloper won the Stoner Creek Purse and the Plum Lane Purse at Keeneland, defeating fast company in both those sprints. The Seven Hearts colt, however, will have to be at his best to down such Himyar rivals as Shady Brook Farms Clevelander, William Veenemans stakes winner Irish Sun, and O. Frank Woodwards Rodrigo, amongothers. William M. Peaveys Wisconsin Boy, one of the outstanding two-year-olds of 1949 and winner of the Primer Stakes and Arlington Futurity, head? the group of three-year-olds entered**in the Zev. Beaten a half length Derby Day by Sun David, the Peavey colt probably will be the favorite in the dash, which is to bring together James C. Ellis 1949 Debutante Stakes .victress. Aunt Jayne Z.; Theodore D. Buhls Second Avenue, Shady Brook Farms Kalimera, a recent Downs winner, and other fleet performers. Present overhead conditions are anything but favorable in the Falls City and it is quite likely that the Saturday half -holiday program will be decided over soft footing.

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