Quintet Opposes Kings Hope Today: Sharpe Colt Starts in Churchill Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Quintet Opposes Kings Hope Today Sharpe Colt Starts In Churchill Sprint Carries 121 in Allowance Event While Facing Good Question and Lasting War CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 9. — Mrs. Frederick Sharpes stakes winner, Kings Hope, heads a field of a half-dozen three -year -olds slated to meet here tomorrow in the featured six-furlong Chicle Purse. Under the conditions of the Chicle, the son of King Cole and Solita, will be the highweight at 121 pounds and he probably will have the saddle services of hustling Lois Cook. While Kings Hope undoubtedly will be the choice over his five Chicle Purse rivals, he will have to step right along in the sprint to achieve major honors. In the band named to oppose the Sharpe colt are Henry Forrests Good Question, 110; Mrs. Emil Denemarks Lasting War, 110; Brown Hotel Stables Fleeterthan, 107; R. Wilkinsons Ruby Jon, 115, and Bernard J. Bax Cardinal Lady, 107 pounds. Apprentice J. E. Turner, fully recovered from a bruising fall sustained Derby week, is to guide Good Question in the Thursday headliner; Jerry West will handle Cardinal Lady; Job Dean Jessop is to ride Lasting War, and jockey Kenneth Church, who has been doing considerable riding for the Brown Hotel Stable, probably will be at the reins on Fleeterthan. Passed Up Derby Engagement Kings Hope passed up his Kentucky Derby engagement last Saturday and started in an overnight allowance event, finishing second to Circle M. Farms Eternal Son at a mile after he fashioned a fast early pace. The colt may go better at the shorter Chicle distance and he appears to have regained a part of the form that made him one of the 1950 seasons outstanding juveniles. During his two-year-old campaign, Kings Hope won seven of 19 outings, six of which were stakes and picked up earnings of 2,855. The Sharpe star annexed the Bashford Manor, Joliet, Hyde Park, Graduation, a division of the Silver Stakes, and the Colorado Futurity. Until last week the colt failed to race to expectations but he now seems on the way back and his effort tomorrow will be watched closely by veteran turfmen. Fleeterthan was an impressive winner here last week at six and one-half furlongs, defeating a fair field under strong handling by Church. Previous to her shipment from Hialeah, the daughter of Count Fleet visited the winners ring at the Florida oval, soundly trouncing rather quick company in a six-furlong dash. Good Question, a well made son of Questionnaire and My Bonnie, raced smartly during the New Orleans Fair Grounds and* Oaklawn Park meetings and he was second to Eternal Son in Keenelands Mineola Purse. At Hot Springs, the Forrest sophomore ran third to Mrs. Emil Denemarks Ruhe and Lyle Dilgers Lyles First in the Arkansas Derby, beaten but two noses on the wire and he may take considerable beating in the Chicle should he turn in one of his "big races." Rubys Jon was beaten in the Arkansas Derby, winding up fifth after giving a good performance and the Sun Again colt annexed the St. Patrick Day Purse at Oak-lawn. Included in the field following the Wilkinson sophomore to the wire in that three-quarters mile offering were such shifty racers as Lyles First, Reticule, Ruth-red, Crewhall, Bridge and Heart Flash, among others. Lasting War was beaten off at Lexington in the Stoner Creek Purse but, previous to that outing, the Denemark filly, who is the progeny of War Jeep and Durability, scored a front-running decision over nine better -than -average members of her own age division. Bob McGarvey brought Lasting War along nicely since her arrival in Kentucky and she is rated dangerous at the Chicle weights. Mild weather and a fast track have aided in bringing bumper crowds to the Downs for the post-Derby racing. President Bill Corum and resident manager Russell Sweeney expressed themselves as extremely well satisfied with the response to the sport and they are making plans to entertain at least 20,000 patrons for the, Saturday running of the important Bashford Manor Purse.

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