Sheilas Reward, The Pincher Clash: Crack Sprinters Go In Monmouth Event; Each to Carry 124 Pounds in Round Table Purse; Play Toy Also to Attract Attention, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Sheilas Reward, The Pincher Clash Crack Sprinters Go , In Monmouth Event ! Each to Carry 124 Pounds in j Round Table Purse; Play Toy j Also to Attract Attention • By WILLIAM PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceahport, N.J., ; June 19. — Mrs. Louise Lazares Sheilas Re- ward, topnotch New York handicap star " voted the champion sprinter of 1950, and J Henry H.. Hechts The Pincher, conceded J to be the foremost representative of the ; sprint division on the Maryland scene, to- -morrow will display their talents to New Jersey* fans in the featured Round Table ? Purse. J Sheilas Reward and The Pincher will i each carry a high weight of 124 pounds 4 under the allowance conditions. They seem . to have it all over their rivals, but John L. j McKnights Play Toy, under a feathery • "double bug" apprentice weight of 108 pounds, could be .particularly troublesome. The field is small and includes two stable couplings. C. A. Copes Helen May and Mrs. C. A. Copes Bolo Mack will be joined in the betting, and John L. McKnight will be represented by his Play Toy and Mr. Buster. The others are Frank Yacovellis Joiner and Al-Jo Stables Cacique. Won Eight Races Last Year Sheilas Reward, a four-year-old son of Reaping Reward and Smart Sheila, by Jamestown, has been considered by many to have been carelessly delegated his championship standing. He was well qualified, however, by earnings of 7,945 gleaned from eight triumphs, of which three were stakes. One of his most impressive victories was turned in at this course when he won the Select Handicap in a sizzling 1:09%. He is nominated to several of the stakes here this season," and is expected to again encounter The Pincher on JulyJ in the Rumson Handicap. Mrs. Lazares colt has failed to win a race in his four starts this year, although he finished second in three of them and appeared to suffer a bit of interference when he turned in a poor effort in the Toboggan Handicap at Belmont. He was a surprise entry in a supporting feature on the opening day program here Saturday. Although giving his usual honest effort, he lacked the speed to be close enough to the pace and then ran out of distance before he could run down Jess Linthicum and was beaten a head. His was a superior race to that of Tea-Maker, in the same sprint, revenging two previous decisions over him by that one. The Pincher is a lightly campaigned five-year-old horse, by Heliopolis — Effie B., by Bull Dog who has had more farewell appearances than the late Harry Lauder. His prizes last season amounted to 3,145, winning among other races, the Philadelphia, Rowe Memorial and the W. P. Burch Memorial Handicaps. He was beaten in two Jamaica efforts before returning to Maryland this spring. He finished second to Call Over in the Rowe Memorial uoon his arrival, and then soundly trounced a mediocre. field in his last start at Pimlico, which was nearly a month ago. He has been training sensationally, so there should be no question of fitness. Cacique is steady going and has won races recently in both New Jersey and New York. The others seem out of place, with the exception of Play Toy who is speed personified. Although often faint of heart, Play Toy can turn it on and, in one of his best, recently, he beat a good field in the inaugural feature at Garden State Park.

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