Ten Sprinters Entered in Board of Governors: Dad Looms Favorite over Rivals in Todays Ak-Sar-Ben Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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Ten Sprinters Entered In Board of Governors Dad Looms Favorite Over Rivals In Todays Ak-Sar-Ben Feature By C. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 1. — Due to heavy rains that have fallen in this area in the past two days, the original Board of Governors Handicap failed to lure enough horses to make the race go. To substitute for the original feature, racing secretary R. A. Leigh carded an allowance affair for three-yearTolds and upward at six furlongs for a ,500 purse. This sub-stitue feature is named the Board of Governors Purse, and 10 second-flight sprinters were named to compete the issue. Of those scheduled to face the starter in the main attraction for the Saturday card of eight races. Dad from the racing stable of the partners Rorick and Lane, looms as the most probable favorite off his recent race here when he finished third to Hairbow and Lbutey in the sixth race Tuesday. Dad was only beaten by a little over a length and a half for all the money at the same distance he will be competing at tomorrow. The time for that race was 1:12% over a good track, despite, having to shoulder nine pounds more in tomorrows feature, Dad appears to be best at the distance. Butch K. returns to competition in the Board of Governors Purse after having accounted for his onlv other annearance here by winning a six-furlong dash in 1:12% over a fast track. In his winning effort the four-year-old son of Whisk K. took the lead and under hard urging was able to hold a slight advantage over Burra Sahib and June Bonus, Butch K.s breeding shows that he is bred to run over "off" tracks as well as the better going. Others who will compete in the feature to round out the field are, Upcetera, Undone, a winner here this meeting; Reno Upabout, June Bonus who ran a bang-up race in her first start here; My Time, Gimme and Grand Prospect who proved an upset when he won his only start here. Companion feature on tomorrows card will be the seventh event, a sprint race at five furlongs. This event drew a full field of 12 starters. The Petsch Ranch Stable appears to have a slight edge over this field of sprinters with their fast seven-year-old son of Carrier Pigeon, Ill Be. Ill Be won very impressively in his last out here when he turned back Pair Spec and Bloom High to win in the good time of 1:01% over a heavy track. Of the others in the secondary feature, Curtain Raiser also a winner appears to be best at the distance. The seventh race will have other fast sprinters such as Gay Tempo who finished, second in last out, Little Music, Freda May also a winner last time out, Sweeping Mac, Chip Monk, Billy Keen, Meat Snapp and Thihstle Dog.

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