Ruth Lily Heads Cleopatra Field; How and Busanda Vie in Top Flight: Meets Aunt Jinny And Sickles Image; Arlingtons Sophomore Filly Stake Also Draws Shawnee Squaw, Flyamanita, Recind, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Ruth Ruth Lily Lily Heads Heads Cleopatra Cleopatra Field; Field; How How and and Busanda Busanda Vie Vie in in Top Top Fljght Fljght [Meets Aunt Jinny And Sickles Image Arlingtons Sophomore Filly Stake Also Draws Shawnee Squaw, Flyamanita, Recind By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 19. — One- of the best races for three-year-old fillies to be presented on Hie American turf this year will take place here tomorrow when the 5,000 added Cleopatra Stakes will be run. Among the 12 entered for the six-furlong dash are Aunt Jinny, two-year-old champion of her sex last year; Ruth Lily, the California queen; Shawnee Squaw, the early Chicago champion of 1951; the much-traveled and very consistent Sickles Image; Jennie Lee, winner of four pf five starts this year, and who defeated Sickles Image at Churchill Downs last month; Flyamanita, Shawnee Squaws chief rival in this territory last summer; Hasty Request, who tripped up a good field in her only start at Churchill, and Lyceum, Roman Miss, Fleeterthan, Will You Dance and Recind. Aunt Jinny, bred, owned and trained by Duval Headley, will be making her third start of the year in the Cleopatra. She fin-• ished eleventh in the Kentucky" Oaks, a race in which Sickles Image was third, and was eighth in her previous start, which was in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. Sickles Image was winner of the Ashland. Aunt Jinny gained her right to be voted to the top of her class last year through victories in the Demoiselle Stakes at Jamaica and the- Selima Stakes at Laurel. Winner of Eleven Races Sickles Image, who journeyed from coast to coast last season, scored her most impressive success in the Hollywood Lassie Stakes at Hollywood Park last November. Before that she *had clicked five times in 10 starts. In most of her races she was ridden by Billy Fisk, a jockey who had been around the West for a number of years without gaining much recognition. After finishing second twice as a three-year-old, the daughter of Sickletoy has won five more engagements and was very impressive in her recent score at the Lincoln Fields meeting. She is owned and trained by Clarence Hartwick. Ruth Lily, making her first start east of the Rockies, was bred and is owned by Old English Rancho, of California, and is by Kings Abbey out of a Sir Barton mare. Her owners are Elwood Johnson and Ted Tepper and she is being, trained by Buddy Leavitt, a young ex-jockey who is taking over his first serious conditioning assign-Continued on Page Five Ruth Lily, Aunt Jinny, Sickles Image Among Dozen Fillies Seeking Cleopatra Arlington Sophomore Stake 4 Also Draws Shawnee Squaw, Flyamanita and Jennie Lee Continued from Page One ment at this meeting. Ruth Lily started in but one stake as a two-year-old and at one time ran for a ,000 claiming price. She scored in six overnight races in 1950. This year she earned first money in the 0,000 Santa Susana Stakes at Santa Anita when Sweet Talk was disqualified, and recently won the 0,000 Hollywood Oaks. Shawnee Squaw gained most fame as a two-year-old in winning the rich Arlington Lassie Stakes. It was one of her two victories in three starts. This season she has been postward but once, winning her only trial of the Lincoln Fields meeting. She is owned by the Sunningdale Farm. Flyamanita won the Pollyanna Stakes at Arlington and the Princess Pat Stakes at Washington Parkin her 10 starts last season. She was also victress in a couple of overnight races. Her first start at the Lincoln Fields meeting this" year was unimpressive, but she has worked swiftly since that time. That was her initial venture of the season. She is owned by Freeman Keyes, master of the Reverie Knoll Farm. Jennie Lee, the Calumet stables representative in the Cleopatra,, did not start as a two-year-old. She made trie first appearance of her career at Keeneland this spring and galloped away from an ordinary field to win by six lengths. She followed up by finishing second to Boot All In. an allowance race and then came back to win over Astro at Churchill Downs and connect in two other races at the same track. In her 4 * + _ last start she numbered Sickles Image amoung her victims. k Lyceum, a daughter of Bull Lea, owned and bred by Charlton Clay, was winner .of an overnight race in four starts this year: Roman Miss has won a single race in 10 starts; Fleeterthan has a two-win in nine start score to date this year; Will You Dance, ownec! by R. Lowe, has won two-in-teri; Recind, owned by Hal Price Headley, is an overnight race winner in four starts, and Hasty Request, who won one race in eight starts as a two-year-old, won her first start this year. This will mark the tenth running of the Cleopatra, which annualy brings out many top line -fillies. It has been won by such as Busher, Bewitch, and Two Lea, champions of their sex, age, and year, and among those meeting defeat have been Next Move, who was third to Heres Hoping and Siama, last season, and Wistful, who was third to her stablemate, Two Lea, in 1949. In providing more stakes for the public and horsemen this year, a few of the standard features at Arlington underwent a cut in purse value from last season, and the Cleopatra was one of them. The race was for 0,000 last year. Jockey Doug Dodson, who piloted Athenia to victory in 1946, is the only rider on the grounds having ridden a previous winner of the Cleopatra.

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