Seven in Roseben Purse at Omahas Ak-Sar-Ben: Lovely Nymph Given Call over Fonte Gaia, Ripiar and Crabby, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Seven in Roseben Purse At Omahas Ak-Sar-Ben Lovely Nymph Given Call Over Fonte Gaia, Ripiar and Crabby By C. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent -AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Neb., May 22.— With the exception of the third event, which is framed for maiden two-year-olds, the -card for Wednesdays sport here at Ak-Caf-Ben is made up by the claiming variety of races. Racing secretary Richard A. Leigh has designated the sixth offering as the feature event of the eight-race program. The headliner has been named the Roseben and is styled for routers of the ,500 class to vie at a mile and 70 yards. A small field of seven distance runners were named overnight to compete in this feature event. Lovely Nymph, who races in the interest of A. Joy, appears to have a slight edge over her rivals, haying drawn a light impost of 102 pounds. The five-year-old daughter of Lovely Night and La Roca has been racing at the recent Hot Springs meeting, and for a much higher claiming price, having competed with horses in the ,500 claiming class. Since her arrival here at Omaha this mare has shown a decided liking for the racing strip. Apprentice Laurence Jones will be in the saddle. Invaders for the West Coast, Fonte Gaia, from the stable of former jockey Donald Schunk, a recent winner at Bay Meadows; and Ripiar, who races in the silks of W. C. Conley, also a winner on the Coast, loom as the main contenders for the top honors in the Roseben Purse. With the racing strip close to being fast this event should provide a thrilling contest. Others scheduled to match strides in the main attraction are Crabby, Fire Point, Seabehest and Kellys Way. The seventh event, which will act as a secondary feature on the mid-week card, is also a claiming race which brings together a select field of five fast distance performers. Of this field another West Coast invader, Cancanier, rates as the one they will have to reckon with. This Marteek Stable gelding lacks early speed, but is a renowned stretch-runner. Although slated *to pack 120 pounds, which is equal weight with Air Commander, he should be a serious threat at the finish. Saw Buster also looms as a strong factor at .a distance. He has many good races to his credit on the West Coast. This event, a mile and one-sixteenth affair, is rounded out with Fourth Term and Master Bird. Two-year-old maidens will provide the thrills in a third race when a full field of 12 youngsters battlcit out at four and one-half furlongs under special weights. This event is anybodys race from the way they have been working out in the mornings. A purse of ,000 has been hung up for this • maiden tilt. #«, As iri the past the popular form of wagering, the Daily Double, is offered each afternoon, and is made up with the first and second races daily. Post time for the first race is at 2:00 p. m.. daily with the exception of Thursday, when a twilight program is offered and post time then is 3:30 p. m.

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