Eight to Oppose Royal Governor: Out to Earn Berth in Sussex Line-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Eight to Oppose Royal Governor Out to Earn Berth In Sussex Line-Up Chains, Adile Also Eligible For Ten-Furlong 5,000 Saturday Race at Delaware By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 4. — Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Royal Governor, seven-year-old gelded son of Pilate —Feathers, will make" a final effort to earn a starting position in the 5,00 added Sussex Handicap when he meets eight rivals at six furlongs tomorrow in the featured Great Dyke Purse. He must carry 126 pounds, as compared to 116 pounds which he has been assigned in Saturdays mile and a quarter test. Several prominent handicap horses of the past couple of years are included in tomorrows line-up, namely: Brookmeade Stables Chains and the Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords entry of Loyal Legion and Adile. Others named to compete are: Jess Linthicum and Laran, coupled as the G. M. Cohen-E. A. Nicodemus entry; Leading Home and Props, who race for William Ziegler, JiC, and Miss-Billie Roses Birchie. Royal Governor, who, in 1949, won two handicaps in three days at this track, and. wrlio earned 1,450 last year, has raced but three times this season, each time at a sprint distance. He showed a smart effort on opening day in. the Wilmington Handicap, coming from far back to be beaten slightly more than a length in 1:11% over a good track. For some unknown reason he passed up the mile and a sixteenth Brandywine the past week-end but he seems likely to contest the Sussex. Chains Returning to Competition Two other Sussex eligibles in the Great Dyke are Chains, who has been given a 112-pound burden, and Adile, who must tote 111 pounds if she participates on the week-end card. Chains, a record holder over the Pimlico track, has not raced since 1949 and must remain a question mark. Adile, whose only 1950 victory came over this track in the New Castle Handicap, will be making her first start of the season. Her running companion tomorrow, Loyal Legion, launched his current campaign last week and appeared in need of that effort. Laran and Jess Linthicum apparently lack the class of the aforementioned quartet, but at least they will have their favored six-furlong distance. Laran was a winner at Pimlico and came back to finish second, behind The Pincher, beaten two and one-half lengths. Jess Linthicum, following a poor debut, raced well in his only other start to be beaten a length and a half when second to Cacique in 1:11% over a sloppy track at Garden State. Leading Home and Props have little to recommend this season, for neither has been able to visit the winners circle. Props was only slightly more successful last season, winning but a single race. Leading Home, however, was a fairly shifty sort, winning six of 14 starts. Birchie, an Okapi filly, won two of 14 starts last season but seems ambitiously placed with tomorrows company. The complete list of weights for Saturdays 5,000 Sussex Handicap, at a mile and a quarter, follows: Horse. Wt. Greek Ship 126 County Delight 125 Lights Up 124 Palestinian 124 Cochise 124 . Piet 122 Lotowhite 120 One Hitter 119 Ferd 119 Post Card 116 Royal Governor 116 Next Move 115 Oil Capitol 114 Ennobled 114 Why Not Now 114 Inseparable 113 Sheilas Reward 113 Sun Bahram 113 Halter 112 Horse. Wt. Lone Eagle 112 Going Away 112 Chains 112 Adile 111 On The Mark 111 The Diver 109 Stunts 109 Flying Missel 108 Mr. Trouble 107 Air Attack 106 BitOFate 106 Renew 105 Endurable 105 y Squared Away 105 Arcave 104 Rose Beam 104 Steel Blue 104 Essex 99 Kensington 98

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