Seven Three-Year-Olds Vie in Bostonian Purse: Entry of Keeping Posted and Closed Order to Be Favorite, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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Seven Three-Year-Olds Vie in Bostonian Purse Entry of Keeping Posted and Closed Order to Be Favorite SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 3. — The Bostonian, an allowance dash at six furlongs, features the mid-week program here tomorrow and although the event was open for three-year-olds and upward which have not won two races, seven sophomores make up the field. Included in the field is a powerful entry of Keeping Posted arid Closed Order, representing S. D. McGill and King Ranch, each being trained by Eddie Legere. The others named to contest the Bostonian are Mrs. M. Bartons Man Bar, Mrs. B. F. Listers Triple Time, R. R. Damions Cellini, J. and P. Venutis Cheerfulness and A. W. Halls Poopcha. Keeping Posted has only started once in his career and that was an impressive victory at the expense of seven three- and four-year-old maidens. Prior to that the easy striding chestnut had been entered with Closed Order in ~a similar event but as both began warming up in the post parade, they took advantage of their respective riders and ran off as though playing and were ordered scratched. It was later revealed that the pair of stablemates are always together in their morning trials and what one would do, the other could be counted on to tag alone. If Keeping Posted repeats his lone effort over the local oval, it is not asking too much to have the King Ranch half of the coupling to argue the decision right down to the wire. Closed Order failed in seven starts last season and will be making his seasonal -bow should Legere elect to start him tomorrow. Poopcha earned his graduation papers last fall at Churchill Downs and was wintered for the current campaign. His bow of the sophomore season was at Suffolk Downs a couple of weeks ago. In that race, he tired as though short, after displaying a high turn of early foot. His next start was against better-than-average. three-year-olds and he led until the final sixteenth of a six-furlong event, only to succumb to the late charge of Hierapolis and Triple Time. The Hall colt next appeared in the Constitution Handicap, won by Oreo. He again weakened after displaying speed in the middle-distance event. Triple Time has been close on three occasions this season but is still seeking her initial win of the campaign. Of late the Bull Brier miss has been tardy in leaving the barrier. She will have to be corrected of that fallacy if she is to figure in tomorrows test. The others have shown enough at vari-

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