Six Sophomores in Cranwood Test: Scrub after Third Straight at Meet; Dr. Noddy Making First Ohio Start of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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Six Sophomores In Cranwood Test Scrub After Third Straight At Meet; Dr. Noddy Making First Ohio Start of Year By W. A. JDRUSE Itaff Correspondent CRANWOOD PARK, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, May 24. The nine-race card arranged for Monday, the beginning of the final week of this highly successful session, continues to uphold the precedent which has been established throughout the meeting. The events range in distance from f ive-furlorig sprints to route affairs at one and one-eighth miles. There are two one and one-sixteenth miles settings and the trial, the feature is one of these. The six sophomores which have accepted the issue under allowance conditions in quest of a portion of the ,200 purse of the main attraction include Mrs. E. G. Hull-coats Angry Thoughts. W. C. Greers Billy Brecht, A. W. Messersmiths Scrub, H. M. Simpsons One Piece, T. Dunns Dr. Noddy and Carter and Johnsons Mint Patty, and it is an , arduous task to determine which should be in line for the most support. The steady downpour of rain last night and today adds to the difficulty to ascertain the best in the race. Scrub has turned in two consecutive winning performances to date while competing over an "off" race track. In the fifth race on May 8. The Callador gelding was four on top at the furlong marker at six furlongs and more or less slid to a length lead at the end. The track was slow that day and the time was a rather dismal 1:18. He left the maiden ranks in that event, then came back in an allowance test for three-year-olds exclusively to be two lengths better than A. W. Sharps,Speedy Metoaka. The footing was good that day and the time for six furlongs of 1:16 was a bit moreim-pressive. N Prospect for Ohio Derby Dr. Noddy, one of the potential candidates for the ,000. Ohio Derby, will be making his debut at the meeting. The Aletern colt, however, has won three races this season while at Sunshine Park in Oldsmar, Fla. He graduated from the maiden ranks there and then came on to take down the laurels in two allowance events. One of these was over a muddy track when he nosed out Rarediction atihe wire. He was a nominee for the Kentucky Derby and although his efforts have all been at six furlongs this year, he reportedly can handle the greater distance. Angry Thoughts has been postward twice at the meeting. In the last he finished a bang-up second to Hall and Fetzers Cadet S., that was a six furlongs dash for ,000 and ,750 platers and the competition will be tougher. Billy Brecht and Mint Patty are difficult to separate. On opening day Billy Brecht was two and one-half lengths in the wake of Mint Patty and then finished third to Scrub and Metoaka in his last outing. Another of the Cape Cod geldings best efforts could almost assure him of at least a minor award. The eighth race on the card, also at one and one-sixteenth miles, but for four-year-olds and older horses brings together eight of the more consistent platers on the grounds. Two of these, the A and H Stables Block to Block and J. A. Kramers Trick or Treat were both victorious in their last outings over a muddy racing strip. Block to Block proved three and one-quarter lengths better than four other ,250 campaigners at one and one-sixteenth miles and traversed the route in 1:54. Trick or Treat was two lengths better than his rivals and went seven, panels in 1:31-, Each will be in line for support, but the work will be cut out to turn in a consecutive victory. Rounding out the field are R. Pools Simple Simon, also a winner of his last; G. N. W. McNaughtons Blue Holly, a winner of two at the meeting, C. S. Lee.s All for One anotlier winner at the meeting; H. Diehls highly consistent Iron Penny which has won two and has not been out of the money in any of his five starts; Mrs. T. W. Brownings Longtide and R. J. Hamons Market Boy.

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