Sheilas Reward Competes at Distance Again Today: Named for Mile and Sixteenth Long Branch; Has Ferd as Rival, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Sheilas Reward Competes At Distance Again Today Named for Mile and Sixteenth Long Branch; Has Ferd as Rival By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J.. June 29. — Mrs. Louis Lazares shifty Sheilas Reward, acclaimed the champion sprinter of 1950, tomorrow makes his second invasion into the middle distances division as a member of the 10 three-year-olds and up who have been named overnight for the fifth running of the 0,000 added Long Branch Handicap. Mrs. Andy Schuttingers long-striding Ferd shares high -weight honors with Sheilas Reward but, although he has soundly proven his ability at the one mile and a sixteenth distance of tomorrows fixture. Sheilas Reward will be heavily favored over him by the public. Both will shoulder 118 I pounds, conceding from five to 14 pounds to their rivals. Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Post Card is a ! consistent performer and looms a distinct ! threat under his impost of 113 pounds. The others have not accomplished too much j recently but they all have been training up to this race impressively. Listed in the | order of their weights, they are: H. W Pinchers Air Attack, 110; Mrs. J. Carsons Kinsman, 109: Brookmeade Stables Chains, 106; Woodland Farms Overexposed and Picture Card, a stable entry, 106 and 104, respectively; Maine Chance Farms Admirals Pride. 104, and William Y. Goldsboroughs Binky B., also with 104. Sheilas Reward is a strong favorite with local turfgoers. He gained a considerable portion of his prestige as a sprinter at this course last season and it was here that he won the initial race of his current campaign a couple of weeks ago. His victory here indicated that he is probably in the best form of his career. The four-year-old son of Reaping Reward — Smart Sheila, by Jamestown, came within a fifth of a second of the track record winning with ridiculous ease in 1:0945. Ferd also has a large New Jersey following. The four-year-old Lochinvar colt was bred in this state, and last month won the Valley Forge Handicap at Garden State Park in track record time. He also won the Paumonok Handicap at Jamaica early this spring, but he was a disappointment here when he finished third in the Salvator Mile. Cochise, a recognized leader of the handicap division this season, could do no better than dead-heat with Post Card in the Brandywine Handicap at Delaware Park, indicating that the rather small Fire-thorn colt will take a lot of beating tomorrow. Post Card had only a minor excuse when previously beaten by Ferd in the Valley Forge, but he also won the Maryland Handicap this spring over a slow track. Overexposed turned in a surprisingly good effort to finish second behind Call Over in the Salvator while leading Ferd by six lengths. He has a good chance to again surprise as he profits by two pounds over Ferd from that race and is very much at home when the footing is wet.

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