Black Battle Favorite In Lamp-Lighters Purse: Will Have Air Commander as Chief Rival in Ak-Sar-Ben Main Event, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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Black Battle Favorite In Lamp-Lighters Purse Will Have AirCommander asChief Rival in Ak-Sar-Ben Main Event By C. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 13. — Another outstanding card jof eight races has been carded for tomorrows twilight program by racing secretary Richard A. Leigh. The eight events are equally divided between distance races and sprint i affairs. The headliner for the evening card , is the ,300 Lamp-Lighters Purse, a mile and one-sixteenth race for three-year-olds and older. This event brings together one of the smallest fields of the meeting with only five horses in the ,000 claiming class. Despite the smallness of the field the race has promise of being the hardest fought one on the program. *Makirig his third start of the meeting is Black Battle from the stable of O. W. Chancellor who off his last outing herej when he was only beaten a neck and nose ; by Saw Buster and Crabby should rule a strong choice. With this small but select field in the feature attraction, Black Battle should shoulder his light weight of 106 very handily. In his last race, which was at a mile and 70 yards, the time was 1:44% over a track labeled good. Air Commander, making his third start at this meeting, this marking his second for a new owner, appears to rate the best chance of sharing the purse. The son of Sweep Like was a bang-up second to Saw Buster his first out here when he changed hands via the claiming route. Off that race, which was over a fast track at a mile and 70 yards, hes hould be right there at the finish. Air Commander will carry 113 pounds in this event. Of the three others named overnight to compete in the Lamp -Lighters event, Fire Point figures to offer the most opposition. This six-year-old son of Equestrian has been running for a much higher claiming price and being dropped with this type, of field may prove a dangerous foe. Goulds Pride with 101 and Chuckalong, with 106 pounds, round out the field. The fifth race at six furlongs brings together a capable iield that promises* to be one of the most hotly contested races of this meeting. Heading the list is the Cline Cattle Cb.s Lazy Shoes, a recent two-time winner at this meeting; C .J. Carters Squint who raced with much success at Hoi Springs and was second here his last out; J. D. Taylors Phantom Devil, a recent winner here, and Tom Brerieman who always draws a great deal of support from the local fans.

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