Seven to Oppose Jumbo in Olympia: Headley Colt Raced Well in New York, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Seven to Oppose Jumbo in Olympia Headley Colt Raced Well in New York Arlington Park Inaugurates Shot Put Route Race Series On This Afternoons Card ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights. HI., June 20. — Racing secretary Frank E. Kilroe offers a brace of good races on tomorrows program at Arlington Park. They are the Olympia, a six-furlong dash for three -year-olds and upward at one and one-eighth miles on the turf, and the Cloverdale, a five-furlong sprint for two-year-old fillies. The Olympia will mark the first appearance here of Jumbo, clever young son of Menow from the good producing farm and stable of Hal Price Head-ley. Jumbo is top-weighted in the allowance affair with 120 pounds and is to be ridden by jockey Doug Dodson. Calumet Farms Jennie Lee, only filly in the field, has the lightest impost, 111 pounds. The daughter of Bull Lea was entered in Wednesdays Cleopatra Stakes but her appearance in the Olympia gives indications she might be withdrawn from the former contest. The Olympia is for a ,000 purse. Jumbo is one of the top three-year-olds of the year. Although failing in his two stakes tries as a juvenile, he won a couple of overnight races and improved to such an extent during the winter that in his second start this year he was second to Sonic in the Experimental No. 2 at Jamaica after having stumbled at the start. He later defeated Battlefield, last years two-year-old champion, in the Swift Stakes at Belmont, and was second to Battlefield in the Withers. Jennie Lee did not go postward at two, but in her last start at Churchill Downs took the measure of Sickles Image. Others in Olympia Others in the Olympia field are Stop Gap, from the Red Top Farm; Mass OGold, owned by Dixiana; Spur On, owned by G. Gerber; Grass Fire, from the Brown Hotel Stable; Ignition, from Paul Kelleys barn, and Officious, owned by Fred W. Hooper. Stop Gap failed in two stake starts this seanon but was winner of his last at the Linoln Fields session. Ignition won his first two starts this year; Spur On was deemed good enough to start in the Derby Trial at Churchill; Mass OGold won two of his first four races this year; Grass Fire started off the season with a bang in winning his first three trials, and Officious has also accounted for a couple. The Shot Put is the first of a series of distance races to be staged over the Arlington course. Mrs. H. L. Nathenson will start an entry in Yardtown and Kay Doodie, both of whom went well at the re-dent Lincoln Fields meeting. Yardtown is topweighted with Arnie, with both carrying 116 pounds in the test. Amour Amour, Mrs. Leslie Combs H.s Jet Pilot filly, who won her first start in a common gallop at Lincoln, heads the band in the Cloverdale. This miss had been entered in the Miss America stakes, indicating her owner believes her to be of top calibre but was withdrawn from that event. Many horsemen are of the opinion that Amour Amour will be a potent factor in the battle for the juvenile filly championship of this district. Among her rivals will be Hadnt Orter, from the Brown Hotel stable, who was fourth in the Miss America; E. W. Fergusons Little Snow, who was third in the same event, and H. G. Bock-mans Fancy Step, who ended up in eleventh place. Other intended starters are Miss Jato and Saxon Charm.

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