The Pincher Looms as Stout Choice to Win Govans Purse: Gives Mahoon, Weight over Six Furlongs at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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i . ; The Pi richer Looms as Stout Choice to Win Governs Purse ] i : : ; Gives Mahoon, Laran and ♦ Four Others Weight Over Six Furlongs at Pimlico PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 22.— Horsemen who spent the morning wondering whether or not tomorrows Govans Purse Would attract sufficient entries to warrant presentation, wish now that it hadnt, for a surprise entrant in the field is Henry H. Hechts The Pincher, who will be returning to competition following a respite of more than one month. Even though he will shoulder a 122-pound assignment and concede from 11 to 20 pounds to his six rivals, the five-year-old son of Heliopolis will rule a prohibitive choice at the six-furlong distance. The Pincher garnered 3,145 during 1950 while winning, among other • races, the Philadelphia, Rowe Memorial and W. P. Burch Memorial handicaps. For the first time in his career, he was sent to Florida for a winter campaign and, while he won two of three starts, he was unsuccessful n stake competition. He was then beaten in two Jamaica efforts prior to returning to Maryland. Following his second to Call Over in this springs Rowe, he was given a period of freshening. Will Seek Wilmington Sam Boulmetis will be astride The Pincher tomorrow and should have, little trouble gracing the winners circle. Should he perform as well as his handlers and other supporters expect, the Maryland-owned horse will next face the starter in the Wilmington Handicap on Tuesday, May 29, opening day of the Delaware Park meeting. Named to oppose The Pincher in tomorrows . dash are Mrs. James McGees Occupancy, Mrs. T. A. Randolphs Mahoon, E. A. Nicodemus Laran, Harvey W. Schaffers Milldale, Emory A. Stones Rare Mineral and C. Howard Scheids Maryland Day. Occupancy, lone filly in the race, and a three-year-old at that, was highly regarded last season but ran into misfortune. After winning two consecutive races, she was purchased by McGee and in her first start for that conditioner she was roughed up considerably and came out of the race with injuries forcing her retirement for the year. The Govans will mark her first appearance since that mishap, but she is reported to have trained commendably. -Attains Winning Form Laran, a stake winner several seasons back, finally attained winning form in his last following three unsuccessful ventures. His victory was over Little Harp and others in 1:12 flat and the Hairan gelding is likely to display further improvement in the Govans. Then, too, he drops 11 pounds off that effort, which should prove beneficial. Always partial to this strip is Mahoon, a four-year-old Menow gelding. Winner of his last two starts last fall over the local oval, Mahoon launched his current campaign last week and, after leading throughout the early stages, finished just a neck behind Binky M., in 1:11%. Milldale, Rare Mineral and Maryland Day shape up as named in .the Govans. The last named four-year-old might be worthy of more serious consideration had he not come back quite lame in his most recent appearance. Milldale beat Binky B. earlier in the season for his lone score and comes off a mile and a sixteenth race in which he was fourth behind Taran. Rare Mineral is without a victory in seven starts this year.

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