Butch K. Striving For Third Straight: Heads Field of Six Named For Man o War Handicap at Ak-Sar-Ben Course Today, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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Butch K. Striving » For Third Straight Heads Field of Six Named For Man o War Handicap at 5 Ak-Sar-Ben Course Today 5 By J. SWEENEY GRANT Staff Correspondent Q AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 3.— Z Guy and Walter Shultz Butch K. will be Q accorded the opportunity of registering his q third successive victory of the meeting in 2 tomorrows renewal ,of the ,000 Man -o War Handicap. The consistent five-year- old gelded son of Whisk K. and Sister g Esther has previously scored impressive tri- Z ™ umphs in both the Ak-Sar-Ben Memorial and the Ak-Sar-Ben Council Handicaps. With the exception of Rorick and Lanes ~ Dr: Tulip, the Shultz gelding has taken the measure of all of his other rivals entered c in the mile and one-sixteenth Man o War. Z As a result of his recent victories Butch m K. has been assigned the top impost of 115 pounds by racing secretary Linus Pierce. Dr. Tulip will answer the bugle under 108 jo pounds. Other starters with their respec- k tive weights are the Monaghan Stables Bolingcall, 112, E. C. Team and Paul Younts Blunt, 105; Mrs. Paul Weyermans Caucus, 104, and the Loveland Stables First Blue, 106. Butch K.s latest success was in the local Memorial Handicap in which he defeated Caucus by a scant head after leading through most of the mile and 70 yards assignment. Previous to that score, Butch K. listed Bolingcall, First Blue, and Blunt among his victims in the Council Handicap. Butch K. undoubtedly is in the best form of his career and the manner in which he has been winning would seem to suggest that he could easily extend his streak. Butch K. will assume a two-pound heavier impost this time, which could provide the necessary margin hy which he defeated the filly Caucus in their last meeting. Caucus Recent Purchase Caucus was recently purchased by Mrs. Weyrman from Hal Price Headley and following her arrival here from Kentucky finished second to Butch "K. Caucus was bothered slightly by the winner during the late stages of the event when the latter drifted out and according to many observers could have bested the Shultz gelding with ordinary racing Juck. Caucus has shown that she can handle the local strip and it could be that she will rule favorite in tomorrows encounter. Bolingcall, second highest in the weight allocation, was shut off approximately four times in a fiye-horse race over a distance of ground in his last start in the Memorial Handicap in which he finished third beaten approximately two and three"-quarter lengths by Butch K. and Caucus. Jockey Taylor Powell, who was astride him in that race, again will be in the irons. Bolingcall met his first bit of trouble on the initial turn when blocked by the leaders, then repeatedly encountered interference during the run down the backstretch~and on the final turn. With better racing fortune, Bolingcall is certain to come forth with an improved effort, First Blue was fifth* in the Council Handicap in which he was some seven and three-quarter lengths to the rear of Butch K. Blunt was an additional five lengths* removed. It appears dubious that either will display the necessary improvement to reverse the decision. However, both can be dangerous on occasion. Dr.. Tulip disappointed last time when installed the favorite in a race against ,500 rivals and tomorrows opponents would seem far beyond his limitations.

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