Mon-Pharo Among Eight in Flat Iron: Stop Gap Carries Top Lincoln Impost; Sprint at Hawthorne Today Also Has Mail From Home, Screemin Jack in Line-Up, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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Mon-Pharo Among Eight in Flat Iron Stop Gap Carries Top Lincoln Impost Sprint at Hawthorne Today Also Has Mail From Home, Screemin Jack in Line-Up HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 3.— The Flat Iron Purse at six furlongs will top a program of nine races to be staged at this track tomorrow. A field of eight useful racers are slated to compete, with the top weight of 117 pounds, to be carried by -Stop Gap, from the Red Top Farm. However, it is unlikely that Stop Gap, who will be piloted by Ken Church, will be the favorite as he was rather badly beaten in his last start. That was in a six-tfurlong race last Wednesday and, finishing in front of him, were Cacomo, Screemin Jack and Challcote, all of whom have been entered in the Flat Iron. One of the good runners in the ,000 feature is Mon-Pharo, now a five-year-old. Mon-Pharo, owned by Reverie Knoll Farm, raced yery well as a three-year-old, and on the last Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs he won the Count Turf Purse from a shifty field. That was his first start in 18 months, and he registered by two lengths, taking the measure of Luckey Pete, Inseparable, Sun David and, others in running six furlongs in 1:11. That was but one-fifth second removed from the track record at the Louisville course. Idle as Four-Year-Old In winning the Count Turf Purse Mon-Pharo took up where he left off in October of 1950, when he also won at Churchill Downs. Mon-Pharo did not start as a four-year-oid. He will carry 108 pounds in the Flat Iron and will be ridden by Paul Bailey. Cacomo, who was second to Air Mail in the Potranco Purse here, will have 108 up and will be ridden by Johnny Adams/leading jockey at the meeting, while Screemin Jack, who was beaten a half length by Cacomo in that race, will have Steve Brooks aboard. Cacomo was the second choice in that race, while Screemin Jack was an outsider., Challcote was well beaten in the same event. Others in the Flat Iron are the Jerry McCarthy Stables Eagle Eye, who will be ridden by A. Vasil, Fairway Forms Recline, with John Heckmann, top apprentice here, in the saddle, and the improved Mail From Home, from the H. G. Bockman barn, and who will have Anthony Ferraiuolo up. Challcote, with Willie Cox in the irons, will have seven pounds apprentice allowance, while Recline will enjoy a five-pound allowance. The supporting feature tomorrow will be The Dude, named for a yery popular stakes runner in Illinois a few years ago. It is fashioned for three-year-olds, and six will start. The latest winner in the field is True Melody, who was successful here last week. Others are Amafox, War Teddy, Emerald, Ugoby and Sheriff Grosch. The distance will be six furlongs. Two-year-old fillies are hard at their training for the Miss America Stakes, this week-ends feature. Mimi Mine has been going very well in morning trials and may be among the favorites.

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