Olympia Tops Line-Up for Camden: Gives Poundage to His Ten Rivals, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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. "i isB * Olympia Tops Line-Up for Camden J. L. McKNIGHT — His veteran performer Agrarian-U won the Oaklyit Purse yesterday at Garden State Park. Gives Poundage To His Ten Rivals Hooper Colt Assigned 126 As He Faces The Pincher, Royal Blood and Hash Night By FRED GALIANI GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 12. — A failure when favored in his , last three starts at New York after winning the opening-day Paumonok Handicap, Fred W. Hoopers speed merchant, Olympia, will try a new locale in an attempt to get back in the win column. He heads a field of 11 entered for tomorrows" 5,000 six-furlong Camden Handicap here. Olympia arrived yesterday from New York. The son of Heliopolis appears to be the likely starting favorite, despite his top weight of 126 pounds. His rivals tomorrow are H. H. Hechts The Pincher, and Maine Chance Farms Royal Blood, 119 pounds each; Palatine Stables Hash Night, 112; Sanford Stud Farms Yankee Hill. Ill; Mrs. W. E. Snells Penson, Glen Riddle Farms Faraway, both 109; William Hells Danherst, and Mrs. C. A. Copes Bolo-Mack, 108 apiece; Savoy Stables Warmonger, 106, and J. L. Mc-Knights Curtain Time, 103. Olympia has been rated one of the fastest horses of recent years and has consistently carried high weights. He Won eight of 16 last year, including such outstanding three -year-old stakes as the Wood and both divisions of the Experimental Handicaps. He was made the favorite for the Kentucky Derby, in which he failed, in much the same manner as this years favorite, Your Host. He found the distance too much for his high speed. Since then Olympia has been confined to sprints and middle distances and has fared well at times. Won Paumonok Handicap Although he has only one victory to his credit this season, that in the Paumonok, he has been defeated by horses receiving weight. In the mile and one-sixteenth Excelsior Handicap he went under by a length and a half to Arise, giving the Canadian-owned racer 10 pounds. In the six-furlong Jamaica Handicap he was again beaten a length and a half, but this time he wound up third after setting the pace. The horses ahead of him, Piet and Renowned, were getting 16 and 20 pounds respectively. In his latest, the Toboggan, he gave Piet 10 pounds that time and absorbed another licking, succumbing by two length. Incidentally, that was the first time in his New York starts this year that he was unable to get to the lead in the run down the Widener course. Tomorrow his chief rivals. The Pincher and Royal Blood, will be getting only seven pounds, which spread does not seem to be too overbearing for Olympia. Jimmy Stout, a newcomer to Olympia, is slated to have the mount. The Pincher won six of 15 last year and started off with a bang this season, capturing two sprints at Havre de Grace in easy fashion. He was then shipped here for the mile Valley Forge Handicap and, after setting the pace, ran third to Loser Weeper and Arise. A return to his pet distance may make a difference. Royal Blood is another with intense early speed, but more often than hot stops sold. Victory has been fleeting for him and, as a matter of fact, has not won since taking the Princeton Handicap here last October.

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