Cochise, Post Card and Lotowhite Go in 5,000 Sussex at Delaware Park: First Two Dead-Heated in Brandywine Last Week-End; Five Others Also Entered, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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Cochise, Post Card and Lotowhite Go In 5,000 Sussex at Delaware Park 0 First Two Dead-Heated in * Brandywine Last Week-End; Five Others Also Entered By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 8. — Delaware Parks richest and most important open handicap for seasoned campaigners, the 5,000 added Sussex comes up for decision on tomorrows week-end program and eight horses have been entered to compete at the mile and one-quarter distance. The 1951 stakes winners entered are: Brandywine Stables Cochise, who has top burden of 124 pounds; Thomas G. Bensons Lotowhite, 120 pounds, and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Post Card, who must handle 116 pounds. Opposing this powerful trio will be the following: Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Royal Governor, 116; Mrs. Eben H. Ellison, Jr.s, Sun Bahram, 113; William Ziegler, Jr.s, Bit of Fate, 106; Circle M Farms Endurable, 105 and Charles C. Jones Kensington Lad, 98 pounds. Cochise and Post Card staged a stirring duel in last weeks Brandywine, finishing in a dead-heat after having completed a mile and a sixteenth in 1:43 y5. Cochise picks up but a single pound, while Post Card carries the same weight. It must be remembered, however, that the distance is three-sixteenths of a mile farther, and that * . , . Cochise is a five-year-old, or one year the senior of Post Card. The Brandywine was the second stakes success of the season for Cochise, the Boswell gray having previously earned top money in the Grey Lag. These are his only victories in five -starts this year and he has garnered 4,700 in purse money. As far as Cochise is concerned, the track conditions will play a prominent part, for trainer Virgil "Buddy" Raines has. stated that, should the track be "off" he will pass up the Sussex and transfer his charge to New England for the Massachusetts Handicap, for which he has been assigned 123 pounds. Cochise, incidentally, won both the Sussex and Massachusetts last year, as well as the Saratoga Cup. Ovie Scur-lock receives the riding-assignment in the Sussex. Post Card, like Cochise, was a triple stakes winner last year, taking the Leonard Richards, Benjamin Franklin and Quaker City. Thus far in the current season he has earned honors -in the Maryland and Brandywine and has gleanings of 8,400. Just as he did last week, Sam Boulmetis will handle Post Card. Lotowhite, a Headley-bred son of Devil Diver, will be favored by the 10-furlong distance and .should find no difficulty in handling an "off" track, should it prevail. Winner of Experimental No. 2 and the Grey Lag last season, Lotowhite has distinguished himself this year by winning the Letellier and Excelsior Handicaps. In Continucdon Page Forty-Three Enter Eight-Horse Field In 5,000 Sussex Today Cochise, Post Card and Lo to white Meet in Mile and Quarter Event Continued from Paae One the Brandywine he was far from disgraced when three and a half lengths behind Cochise and Post Card. He drops one pound off the Brandywine and should be formidable. Unsuccessful in his only three starts this season, all of which were at sprint distances, Royal Governor will endeavor to win his first handicap since the 1950 running of Hialeahs Widener. The Pilate — Feathers gelding, winner of two handicaps in three days over this strip during 1949, was third in the opening-day Wilmington at this meeting, then was a bang-up second to Loyal Legion, also at the six-furlong distance. He drops 10 pounds off that dash and seems favorably weighted in the Sussex. As a matter of fact, it probably is the Sussex assignments which will send him into action, for another of trainer Jim Ryans charges, County Delight will remain in the barn, his handler feeling that his 125-pound burden was excessive. Sun Bahram, who figured in the biggest upset of Delaware Parks history when he was awarded top money in the 1949 Leonard Richards after the Greentree entry of Capot and -Wine List was disqualified, could be the "wake-up" horse in the Sussex. He was beaten less than five lengths last week in the Brandywine and encountered a bit of bad racing hide when Lotowhite moved over in front of him through the stretch. Then, too, he drops two pounds, which could be of considerable assistance at the distance. Bit o Fate, Endurable and Kensington Lad seem ambitiously placed, even though all have raced and performed creditably at this meeting. Bit o Fate and Endurable finished first and third, respectively, in a race earlier in the week, being separated by less than three lengths. Bit o Fate drops 18 pounds, while Endurable drops 13 pounds. Kensington Lads feather assignment in the Sussex represents a 26-pound decrease off his race of Thursday, in which he was beaten a length and a half by Evicted and lAzcky? Pete. . . c c r

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