Arlington Offering Modesty, Two Divisions of Hyde Park: Miss Highbrow Has Twenty Foes in Filly and Mare Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Arlington Offering Modesty, Two Divisions of Hyde Park Miss Highbrow Has Twenty Foes in Filly and Mare Stake MRS. DODGE SLOAN Eā€” The Eastern owners Brookmeade Stable colors will be represented by Two Rainbows and Torch in the Modesty at Arlington today. * Princess Lygia, Crown let, Papoose AmongTwenty-Nine Juveniles in Split Fixture By HUGH J. McGUIRE Staff Correspondent ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 29. ā€” The brilliant array of stakes offered jointly by the Arlington and Washington Park Jockey Clubs command another big chunk of the national spotlight here tomorrow afternoon with the renewals of the 0,000 added Modesty Handicap and the 5,000 added Hyde Park Stakes. Both events surpass all expectations of management in point of luring strong, well-balanced fields. As a matter of fact, no less than 29 have responded to the call in the Hyde Park, and executive director Benjamin F. Lindheimer decided early this morning to split the affair, 15 being slated to compete in one division, and 14 in the other. A band of 21 have been named for the Modesty. The Modesty, named in honor of the great mare who was the initial winner of the historic American Derby, and, who, subsequently, became the grandam of Regret, the only filly ever to capture the Kentucky Derby, is a dash of six furlongs for fillies and mares three-year-olds and upward. The Hyde Park, on the other hand, is fashioned exclusively for juveniles and is to be contested at five and one-half furlongs. Fair Weather in Prospect With fair weather and a fast racing surface in prospect, the host organization is making plans to accommodate the largest gathering of the current meeting. Cold figures up to date are quite warming and constitute a vote of confidence on the part of patrons who are apparently tremendously pleased by the type of sport being offered. Compared to last years statistics, attendance is up 7.86 per cent, while the mutuel wickets have been increasingly active to a lusty 16.92 per cent. The Modesty will be offered as the seventh on a nine-race program, while sections of the Hyde Park will be the fourth and sixth. Post time for the opening race will be 1:30 p. m. Needless to state and glowingly reflected by the great number of entries in the features is the fact that nothing in the way of a standout in any of the varied divisions has appeared on the mid-western scene this year. Favoritism for Dixiana Duo The Modesty is certainly devoid of anything that remotely appears in the form of a heavy favorite, although the Dixiana pair of Heres Hoping and Wondring, probably will be most strongly supported. Others in the unwieldly field are Aris Mona, Fly-amanita, Famous Shake, War Talk, Ruth Lily, Lyceum, Jennie Lee, Two Rainbows, Torch, Hasty Request, Baby Comet, Dark Tiny, Countess In, Sickles Image, Miss Highbrow, Lithe, and Asphalt. Those in the first division of the Hyde Park are Down De Lane, Jet Ace, Oh Leo, Vee E., Eds Pride, Foxy Wager, Red Curtice, Papoose, Lot-A-Brass, Gushing Oil, Tiger Sir, Hierarch, Flitting Past, and Black Zan. In the other half will be Eternal Moon, A-Pacopep, Colonel Hoop, Crownlet, Brian Continued on Page Three Arlington Offers Three StakesToday Hyde Park Divided When 29 Enter; Modesty Handicap Brings Out Field of 21 Continued from Page One Boru, Princess Lygia, Robert, Nobility, Smoke Screen, Seasons Best, Red Charger, Happy Go Lucky, Mr. Wiggins and Errards Guide. Heres Hoping will be making her first start of the season, trainer Jack Hodgins having, as usual, gone along slowly with those of the opposite sex in his barn. She is a very handsome lassie who was generally regarded as the smartest three-year-old filly in this area last year. Local split-second experts have pronounced her in fine condition, and Hodgins many times before has been known to bring out young thoroughbred amazons in top shape after long layoffs, without the benefit of one or two preliminary races in the afternoon. Wondring possibly did not give her best effort the other day when she was beaten by Miss Highbrow, after being allowed to lag early. Once asked for top speed late in the stretch, she closed strongly and was wearing down the winner nearing the finish. She will start only if the going is fast, says Hodgins. Sickles Image displayed dazzling speed in the 5,000 Cleopatra Stakes. She pegged her field from the beginning and, once turned loose at the head of the stretch, she figuratively flew past the pacemakers and won with her ears pricking. She came back against those of the opposite sex in the Warren Wright Memorial Stakes and showed a keen effort. Lithe Likes Track Lithe, who is not much larger than a Shetland pony, has shown on numerous occasions that she has the heart of a lion, and she is particularly fond of the Arlington strip. She is expected to be among the key contenders at the finish. The early pace in the Modesty is expected to be set by Miss Highbrow and Asphalt, a pair quite capable of "twenty-twoing" it during the early furlongs. Both have drawn outside post positions. The divisions of the Hyde Park are more muddled, from the standpoint of choosing favorites, than the Modesty. Main contenders in the first half appear to be Tiger Sir, who was purchased only this morning by King and Luellwitz; Oh Leo, Eds Pride, Papoose, and Hierarch. Those gracing the spotlight in the other half are Princess Lygia, Errards Guide, Crownlet, and Smoke Screen. Princess Lygia is undefeated and impressed as being one of the smartest fillies to appear here since Betwitchs juvenile days. She won both of her starts with her ears pricking, her last being against a corking band in the Miss America Stakes at Washington Park during the Lincoln Fields meeting. In addition to the big three stakes tomorrow, three grass-course races are included on the nine-race program, and one of them, the eighth, is a major prep for the Fourth of July 0,000 Stars and Stripes Handicap. Six in the nine-horse field are named for the rich grass handicap. They are Mrs. John Payson Adams Miche, Walmac Farms Volcanic, Brookmeades Picador, ; Mrs. Ada L. Rices Danada Gift, Hasty [ House Farms Seaward, and M. Saffirs Dr. . Ole Nelson.

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