Six Middle Distance Runners Go in Sault Ste. Marie Purse: Meeting of Fancy Flyer and Ky. Colonel Adds Interest to Detroit Week-End Event, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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■ = y Six Middle Distance Runners Go in Sault Ste. Marie Purse Meeting of Fancy Flyer and * Ky. Colonel Adds Interest To Detroit Week-End Event By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 1.— The Sault Ste. Marie Purse, one mile and one-sixteenth event for three-year-olds and older, is to occupy the spotlight tomorrow at this swank Livonia racing grounds. While only six middle-distance performers are entered in the half -holiday attraction, the field appears rather well matched at the weights and good sport is in store for Motor City patrons. Carl Grahams Fancy Flyer, who is to shoulder equal top weight of 119 pounds with Joseph A. Goodwins Ky. Colonel, seven-furlong worlds record holder, may go to the post the Sault Ste. Marie favorite. Fancy Flyer, who set the nine-furlong mark of 1:49% here last July 1, raced disappointingly in the Anniversary Handicap inaugural day, but the six-furlong distance of that event was hardly to his liking and his best efforts have been over the longer "~ routes. Bully Boy in Line-Up • While Fancy Flyer and Ky. Colonel are expected to draw the major portion of the public support, Theodore D. Buhls Bee Lee Tee, 113; J. A. Canaughs Fugitive, 104: Mrs. Frederick Sharpes three-year-old colt, Kings Hope, 104, and Bully Boy, 108, who races under the silks of Mrs. Otto C. Neumanns The Farm, are capable racers. Should any member of the last named Continued on Page Thirty-Eight Sault Ste. Marie i Purse Draws Six Meeting of Fancy Flyer and Ky. Colonel Adds Interest To Detroit Week-End Event Continued from Page One quartet, turn in a "big race" an upset of the top -seeded pair may result. Darrell Madden is to have the mount on either Bully Boy or Fancy Flyer, Chuck Headley will be astride Bee Lee Tee, and Lois Cook, a hustling reinsman, drew the choice of mounts on Kings Hope or Fugitive. Arthur Monteiro, who has been showing good saddle form, is to guide Ky Colonel in the Sault Ste. Marie. Fancy Flyer made his 1951 debut in the Anniversary and was beaten off but he was the victor in four major engagements last year and set his local track record when annexing the Governors Handicap. The Graham stallion, a six-year-old son of Sky Raider and Bellitias Babe, also scored in the Michigan Mile and earned major honors in the Southland Handicap, picking up earnings of*5,620 in his 1950 campaign. Ky. Colonel, one of the best horses ever foaled at Goodwins Patchen Wilkes Farm, ran fourth in the Anniversary Handicap under top weight of 120 pounds. His effort was commendable and he is expected to do better in the Sault Ste. Marie. Previous to his shipment to Detroit, the son of Balla-dier won two races at Churchill Downs in impressive style. Bully Boy looked good here opening day when he sprinted to a two-length, decision in the Anniversary. Taking up 112 pounds, the four-year-old son of Bull Dog and Farmerette, beat Alphara, Bee Lee Tee, Ky. Colonel, Tiger Matt, Illustrate, Fancy Flyer , and Skyraiding. The manner in which the Coldstream stud-bred colt finished on that occasion led trainer H. H. "Pete" Battle to believe that his charge can handle the longer distance of the Sault Ste. Marie. Bee Lee Tee reversed the verdict on Bully Boy in the Alger Memorial Purse, driving to a length triumph over Suffki, Traveler, Bully Boy, Our Request and others. Finishing strongly under Headleys brisk handling, the Buhl star came from of f the pace to earn the richest race programmed thus far at the current meeting. There is some question as to Bee Lee Tees ability to handle t.hp Sanlf. Rfp. "Maris rnntp. hut his morning trials are such that he is accorded a good chance to achieve another , victory. Arrival From Lincoln Fields Kings Hope, rated last year as one of the top juveniles, shipped here this week after he was beaten in Lincoln Fields Pea-body Meriorial. The three-year-old son of King Cole was good enough last season to win six stakes, the Bashford Manor, Joliet, Graduation, Hyde Park, Silver State and Colorado Futurity. The Sharpe sophomores best efforth this year was his second to Eternal Son in a mile test at Chuhchill Downs, decided in 1:36%. Older horses fol-lonwing Kings Hope to the wire in the Louisville race were Prop, Blue Kay, Royal Tulip and Ray Count Miss. Best supporting attraction on the nine-race Saturday card is the Upper Peninsular, one mile for three-year-olds. Five from the age division are to contest the secondary number and Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Creep Mousie is the early favorite. Under the allowance conditions, Creep Mousie will shoulder 109 pounds, and her rivals are George A. Sacks Joiled, 108; White and Thomas Our Sister, 109; Buckley and Locklears Grey Arrow, 103, and Max Marmorosteins improved Sonny M., 108. Jockey Madden is to handle Creep Mousie, andTommy Barrow is engaged for Sonny M. Clear weather and a fast track probably, will prevail for the second Saturday program of the 1951 local season, and president E. E Dale Shaffer and his Michigan Racing Association associates plan to entertain a big crowd. Post time for the first race is set for 2:00 p. m.

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