Ten Ranking Handicap Performers Go in Pimlicos 0,000 Dixie Renewal: Chicle II, Totes 120, Giving Weight to Royal Governor, Curandero and Loser Weeper, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Ten Ranking Handicap Performers Go In Pimlico s 0,000 Dixie Renewal Chicle II. Totes 120, Giving Weight to Royal Governor, Curandero and Loser Weeper By PALMER HEAGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 12. — Having survived a drastic retrenchment program which finds only two important fixtures remaining on the spring stakes agenda of the MarylancLJockey Club, the famed Dixie Handicap will have its forty-ninth running as the featured event on tomorrows week-end program. The 0,000 added event will again be at the traditional mile and three-sixteenths distance, with 10 ranking members of the division having been entered overnight. Elevated into the highweight position when Greentree Stables Capot failed to train up to the race is Palatine Stables Chicle II., who will carry 120 pounds, just two pounds more than Mrs. E. duPont Weirs Royal Governor, with 118 pounds. Racing secretary Charles McLennans weights then drop down to 110 pounds, which has been assigned Clarence E. Tuttles Double Brandy. Rounding out the field are: King Ranchs Curandero, 109; C. M a h 1 o n Klines Slam Bang, 109 and Bayeux, 105; Alfred G. Vanderbilts Loser ♦ Weeper, 108; Brookmeade Stables Going Away, 105; Richard E. Carters Oriole, 102 and Beverley Brouns Magna Charta, 100 pounds. Chicle H., who will be ridden by the veteran Johnny Gilbert, was shipped to this country from the Argentine after having been purchased for a mere ,800. He was claimed out of his first race last winter by the Palatine Stable for ,500 and has been a rare bargain, with current earnings totaling 4,000. Finding his best form during the Hialeah Park meeting, the five-year-old swept the grass course races at that point, winning both the Bougainvillea and Miami Beach Turf Handicaps. He followed that with a victory in the Gulfstream Handicap and in his lone northern appearance turned in a corking effort when beaten a bit more than a length while second to Better Self in Jamaicas Gallant Fox Handicap. His final "blowout" over this track was a half mile in :47% handily. Royal Governor, winner of numerous handicap events and gleaner of almost 00,000 last year, has been only lightly campaigned this year, starting but five times. His lone victory was in the "big one" at Hialeah, where, he won The Wid- » Continued on Page Tfyree Ten Top Ranking Handicap Runners Compete in Dixie Continued from Page One ener over Arise and others, including Coal-town. He, too, was in the. Gallant Fox and turned in a strong effort to finish fifth behind Better Self, beaten but. two lengths. Chris Rogers will be down to handle the Pilate gelding. Favored by the weights is Loser Weeper, the Discovery— Outdone five-year-old who already boasts victories in this years Edward Burke and Valley Forge Handicaps. While his race in the Valley Forge was impressive, possibly his best effort was in the Gallant Fox, in which he was beaten but a length and a half after being blocked midway of his challenge. Nick Combest will ride the Vanderbilt stalwart. Curandero, Going Away, Slam Bang and Double Brandy rate serious consideration in the Dixie, but must be rated below the aforementioned trio. Curandero, in two eastern races, won a sprint and was two and a half lengths behind Loser Weeper in the Valley Forge, which was timed in 1:38%. Slam Bang finished on almost even terms with Curandero in that race and is likely to improve. Going Away was good in Florida and was twice second to Chicle II., while Double Brandy, a double stake winner last year, recently won a local overnight event. ■ » * , i * e

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