Bit o Fate Matches Speed With Royal Governor: Pair Among Six Contestants in Bellefonte Purse at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Bit o Fate Matches Speed With Royal Governor Pair Among Six Contestants in Bellefonte Purse at Delaware DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 19.— William Ziegler, Jr.s, Bit o» Fate, who ran an outstanding race when second to Cochise in the recent Sussex Handicap, meets Mrs. Esther DuPont Weirs Royal , Governor and four other capable middle-distance campaigners tomorrow afternoon in the mile and a sixteenth Bellefonte Purse. Others named for this ,000 fea-| ture are the coupling of Mr. and Mrs Wal-ter M. Jeffords Loyal Legion and Adile Charles C. Jones Kensington Lad, and Sylvester W. Labrot, Jr.s, Arcave. Bit o Fate and Royal Governor were beaten three and a half and 11 lengths respectively, in the Sussex, with the latter finishing in fifth position. In that track-record mile and a quarter of 2:02 Bit o Fate carried only 108 pounds. Tomorrow he totes 117 pounds with the apprentice allowance, which calls for Jack Colaneri to make his Delaware debut. Royal Governor carries 122 pounds tomorrow, as compared to 116 pounds in the Sussex. The Jeffords stable will have a strong representation with Loyal Legion and Adile to sport its silks. Loyal Legion, a stakes winner several seasons back, earned brackets in his second start this year, beating Royal Governor at six furlongs while being jtimedvin 1:13 over a good track. Adiles | only victory last year came in the New , Castle Handicap, for which she is pointing this season. . Kensington Lad and Arcave are the outsiders in this test, but either is capable of upsetting pre-race calculations. Kensington Lad has raced but three times this year and boasts a pair of thirds, the most recent one coming over this track last week, when he was behind the promising three-year-olds, Evicted and Luckey Pete. He takes 14 pounds off that race. Arcave hasnt been in the money in seven, starts this year but earned in excess of 5,000 last year through four victories. The supporting feature tomorrow is the j fourth in a series of five Montchanin •Handicaps. Heading the field are Mrs Ellsworth H. Augustus Loran, who has garnered 36 points, and Keystone Stables . Tus One and Margaret Maccallums Jitters I each of whom has earned 24 points. The j first named scored in Montchanin No 2 while Jitters won last weeks race. Loran earned her points through a victory in No. l and third in No. 2 and No. 3. Others named for tomorrows mile and a half running are Cer Vantes, who is coupled with Tus One and rates serious consideration; Phil Leydeckers Fifty-Five j Sylvester Richs Free Press, Mrs. W. Straw-• bridges June Prince, Richard Carters Snowflares, Robert Hunters Lancer and ;H. W. Finchers Quemadito.

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