Sir Cobo Favored In National Open: Double Winner at Detroit Meeting to Face Humphrey Creep Mousie, Two Others, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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4 Sir Cobo Favored In National Open Double Winner at Detroit Meeting to Face Humphrey Creep Mousie, Two Others DETROIT, Mich., June 13.— Racing secretary Charles McLenrlan and the members of his staff at, the Michigan Racing Association course have arranged a splendid program for presentation tomorrow. Three-year-olds are to clash in the six-furlong National Open Purse and the Oakland Hills Purse at the same distance, while eight of the better grade juveniles quartered here will answer the bugle for the four and one-half furlongs third race. The National Open, which is spotted fifth on the card, drew a small but speedy field of live sophomores and Morach Stables Sir Cobo, the high weight at 120 pounds, is the overnight favorite for the sprint. Sir Cobo, who probably will have the saddle services of Eldon Coffman, recently won the one mile Penobscot Purse in game style and his morning trials have been decidedly on the fast side. Arrayed against the choice in the National Open will be Creep Mousie, a filly from the Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffer stable, pegged at 109 pounds; Mrs. M. J. Hoydics Ted Yochum, 106; Marion H. VanBergs Humphrey, 111, and Henry Forrests Our Kite, 106 pounds. Young Johnny Turner may draw the mount on Our Kite, Sherman Armstrong will handle Ted Yochum, Tommy Barrow is engaged for Humphrey a*hd Darrell Madden, leading reinsman at the current meeting, will be up on Creep Mousie. Van Berg Acquisition Humphrey" is no stranger here and campaigned at the Detroit and Hazel Park tracks as a juvenile, winning a pair of his engagements. Acquired from Hasty House Farm by VanBerg in Chicago this spring, Humphrey may be the one to give Sir Cobo the sternest opposition should he turn in one of his "big races." He won at seven furlongs over a fair field at Lincoln Fields May 26. Creep Mousie failed to show her top form in several local starts this season, but she is a capable filly when right and her best performance during the 1951 campaign was a sharp . second to Charlton Clays Lyceum in the Count Fleet Purse at Churchill Downs May 8. The Shaffer miss was right on the pace in the Louisville dash and beaten but three-quarters of a length in 1:11% while shouldering 112 pounds. Our Kite will make his 1951 debut in the National Open. Victor in two of his six outings as a two-year-old, the Forrest three-year-old is rated highly in the Thursday sprint. Our Kite worked three-quarters mile here in 1:14% handily and he turned in a sharp three-eighths mile speed test in :35%, moving along in handy style after breaking from the gate. Seven Seek Oakland Hills The Oakland Hills should develop into an interesting attraction as seven shifty racers are entered in the 6o-feature. Max Marmorsteins Sonny M, who gave a fair effort in the Upper Peninsular Purse at one mile on June 2, is the likely choice. The Cleveland-owned colt, however, will have to be at his best to get a verdict over such company as Pollard and Harkins Nice Tint and Henry Forrests Lease •Hound, which pair is to race coupled; The Farms Best of Breed, a winner at the present meet; Mrs. George C. Whites Our Sister, second to Sir Cobo in the Penobscot Purse; Joseph A. Goodwins Ky. River, and Hoydic Stables Heart Flash. Gerald Champagne is to guide Nice Tint in the Oakland Hills, Pete Anderson will-handle Lease Hound and jockey Madden is named on Best of Breed. Eddie Dan-hauer, who has been showing good saddle form, is engaged for Our Sister, apprentice Armstrong on Heart Flash, Arthur Monteiro drew the mount on Ky. River and - jockey Barrow will be astride Sonny M. C. E. Nelsons Masterson, victor over Quick Company on June 5, is to run with his stablemate, L. A. Wilkersons Desde-mona in the two-year-old event. Forrest Stables Cotton Ginny is expected to give the entry a game battle for major honors and others entered are Winbob, Classie F, Sarahs Scholar, Stoneys Tiger, and Happy Omen. Heavy rains overnight left the Livonia course in off -shape today but the skies were clearing a bit and the strip may be improved for the Thursday sport.

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