Sophomore Sprinters Go in Discovery at Pimlico: Sylvan Rock, Fiddler, Tea Token and Petronel in Overnight Field, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Sophomore Sprinters Go In Discovery at Pimlico Sylvan Rock, Fiddler, Tea Token And Petronel in Overnight Field PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 9.— Three-year-old sprinters continue to hold the spotlight in this secor, 13 of them having been named to compete at five and a half furlongs tomorrow afternoon in the ,500 Discovery Purse. The dash is designed for sophomores which have not won two races other than maiden or claiming in 1951. The field incldues Mrs. R. H. Heighes Sylvan Rock, J. L. Friedmans Fiddler, Mrs. E. H. Augusts Euclid, Mrs. C. E. Nelsons Individuate, W. J. Appels Questor, S. W. Labrot, Jr.s, Adelantado, Sylvester Richs Scotia, Saggy Farms Stag, A. A. Crabbes Tea Token, Ed Townsends Ta-male, Tony Bagnators Air Flight, J. P. Mazzas Sabbatical, and C. B. Carters Petronel. Sylvan Rock, a homebred son of Piping Rock, seems to possess the most class, but the abbreviated distance puts him at a . slight disadvantage. He has been freshened [ since finishing fifth behind Repetoire in the Cherry Blossom Stakes on opening day of the Maryland season, but local trials have been excellent. Prior to returning to i his home state, Sylvan Rock won his last ! two Florida appearances in impressive i fashion. Fiddler, who was acquired by Friedman i after having been a 10-length winner for • the Brookmeade Stable, has disappointed I in his last two starts, but has enough class ; and speed to be formidable in the Discovery. • A colt who comes up to the race well-recommended is Euclid, a son of Fighting . [ i ! i i • I ; • - Fox. This fellow, after having been sec-t ond to Jack the Great earlier in the sea-i son. came out at Bowie to score impres-; sively by two and a half lengths over Blue j Helmet and others. The only fillies in the race are Tea i Token and Petronel, either of whom is 3 eligible to score an upset. Tea Token, a 1 daughter of High Strung, is noted for her r early "lick" and has been sharpened by a 1 pair of starts this spring. Petronel will be 2 making her seasonal debut following a ju- - venile campaign which saw her scoring two victories at Charles Town in a four-race ; campaign. Individuate has raced fairly well in two i 3 a 1 r 1 2 - ; - outings and rates consideration. In his , last, trainer Pat Bradys charge was a bit t more than three lengths behind Euclid, Questor, who has started but once this J year, seems certain to move up a bit, for p he was capable enough having won two of I three starts as a juvenile prior to going amiss. Adelantado, Tabale, Air Flight and 1 Sabbatical would have to improve greatly I to upset calculations in the Discovery. . Scotia was beaten only three lengths by 1 1 I . 1 — Jack the Great in his lone Maryland ap- pearance, while Stage will be making his first start of the year

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