Tenbetter-than-Average Sprinters in Suffolk Test: Long Gone Favored to Turn Back Charleston, Dockstader and Idio, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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Ten Better-Than-Average Sprinters in Suffolk Test Long Gone Favored to Turn Back Charleston, Dockstader and Idio SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 21.— The South Boston Purse, head-liner for tomorrows eight-race card at Suffolk Downs, looms a wide open affair with 10 of the better-than-average sprinters named to compete at six furlongs. With the exception of Phil Schwartz Charleston, the members of the field have been campaigned sufficiently to suggest that they are ready for the issue. G. S. Gladneys Long done should be one of the logical choices in the feature, due to a sparkling second behind Sedgeview, followed by a victory over as good as he meets tomorrow. The son of Time Passes — Blue Prelude was acquired via the claiming roifte for ,000 at Laurel this spring and in his three local starts has proven his value to his new owner. Under the conditions of the South Boston, Long Gone must carry 111 pounds, which includes jockey Vernon Bush. Although Charleston will be making his seasonal debut tomorrow, the son of Some Chance will come in for plenty of support, mainly pff last seasons form and due to satisfactory training moyes since the beginning of the current meeting. George E. Babins Dockstader, Felix M. Poncelets Charing Rock and Anthony Cataldos Idio passed up a similar sprint engagement on todays card in favor of the South Boston. Dockstader, a former stakes winner; served notice in his last race that he is nearing peak form and may take tomorrows opportunity to get back in the winning form he established back in 1949. In that past race the aging son of Mr. Bones was second to the fleet Roy, who would be a choice in tomorrows dash. Idio also enters the South Boston with the endorsement of a good second behind Andys Glory in his most recent effort. A repeat performance by the Heliopolis gelding may find him right there in this field. Charing Rock is a hard-hitting son of Charing Cross, who can always be counted on for a bang-up performance. The remainder of the South Boston field Is comprised of W. M. Offermans Flaming Bush, Tamarack Stables Bated Breath, My-Sel Farms Dominave, Irving Gushens Judys Runner and Jim Poulos Great Shuffle. Of that group, Flaming Bush must be considered a doubtful starter, depending on the decision of his trainer in sending him postward in todays feature. The Blue Larkspur gelding won his most recent start for his second triumph of the season. Great Shuffle and Judys Runner also were victorious in their last, while Bated Breath has a string of three consecutive thirds to his credit at the current meeting.

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