Royal Man is Favored in Free-for-All Pace: Bonnycastle Gelding Vies with Guest Star, Hand Book, John Lee, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Royal Man Is Favored In Free-for-AII Pace Bonnycastle Gelding Vies With Guest Star, Hand Book, John Lee AURORA DOWNS, Aurora, HI. — Royal Man, second to Grattan Truax when he shattered the track record with a 2:04% mile in the first trip of the Aurora Downs Pacing Derby last Wednesday night, gets another chance to enter the winners circle at Aurora Downs tomorrow night. The veteran Bonnycastle gelding is entered in a free-for-all pace against such capable sidewheelers as Guest Star, Mr. Dale, True Neil, Hand Book and John Lee. All six pacers started in the Aurora Downs Derby. Hand Book, Denny Moores erratic pacer, drew the pole for the first mile while Red Stines John Lee gained the coveted position for the final heat. Royal Man, with Harry Burright in the sulky, will start from the three-spot the f jrst mile and two in the nightcap. While the free-for-all pacers will grab the spotlight, the eighth event is likely to develop into the horse race of the night. For this mile brings together Red Sails, Ladys Leon and Dust Up. Red Sails, Roy Riegles promising pacer, made a break at the start of his last race and still finished third in a heat which was clocked in 2:07%. Red Sails, last at the quarter, was timed individually in 2:06 and was flying at the finish. Prior to this race, Red Sails had racked up three consecutive triumphs in times of 2:07, 2:07% and 2:09. Ladys Leon captured her last start with an easy 2 : 08 performance. The third speedster in this race, slated to go over the mile route, is Capitol Stables Dust Up. This eastern invader made an impressive mid-west debut on May 29. The seven-year-old Follow Up bay gelding won a six and one-half furlong event in the good time of 1:41%. Completing the eighth race field is Paris Dale, Rippling Water, Josedale Chief, Victory Jacky and Ulini Siskiyou. " The mare with capabilities of upsetting the whole field is Victory Jacky. The four-year-old Bristle Hanover chestnut mare has entered the charmed circle. She was a tight second to Red Sails in 2:07. Jane Ann Can, second to Kentuckian in 2:06, will start Tuesday night without having to worry about his arch rival. The four-year-old Calumet Eric, brown mare owned by Welch and Davidson, Newark, Ohio, went the race of her young life against Kentuckian on May 21 and horsemen predict a bright future for the pacing mare. The Walter Welch-owned and driven mare will go postward in the fifth race against Roman Council, C. F. R„ Helen N., Ace Deuce, Widow Guy, Bud Martin and Lusty Jester.

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