Fifteen Compete in Main Event at Ascot Park Oval: Vermont Son Looms One to Beat In Allowance Sprint Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-09


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Fifteen Compete in Main Event at Ascot Park Oval Vermont Son Looms One to Beat In Allowance Sprint Feature By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, June 7. — The Stow, an allowance test for three-year-old and older horses over the Ascot Course, which is ab6ut four and one-half furlongs, holds the spotlight on Mondays eight-race card. Under allowance conditions, 15 in all accepted the issue, with a portion of the 00 purse in view. L. Kirks Vermont Son would appear the one to beat after turning in four consecutive victories in the last four efforts at Cranwood. In his one other start, his first at the meeting, he finished second and might have won that one tod, had he not gone extremely wide. After he learned to negotiate the sharp half-mile turns, he was somewhat of a champion at five furlongs, and the lesser distance in this affair should be well suited to even an improved performance. The Jens Son gelding began his winning performances in ,000 company and scaled the ladder successfully in his following scores. The Safiko Stables Dikranagerd was the winner of the race in which Vermont Son finished second, and is again named to compete with him again tomorrow. Other than the win, the Cientifico gelding has three races in which he was close up, to garner some portion of the purse. Rounding out the field are Hyting, Fair Profit, who is also a winner of a ,500 claiming race at Cranwood; Indchem, who finished second to Vermont Son in a ,500 claiming race on May 24; Big Mohican, Ocoya, Little Robert, Ducks Luck and Audley Square. The "also eligible" list includes the L. B. Lamb entry of Jeanne H. and Westover Gal, and should this pair get in it would enhance the interest in the race; Russell Cave, Pair of Roses and Lady Minda. The Medina is the co-attraction arfd as such is sixth on the card. At seven furlongs and for four-year-olds and older horses, again a maximum starting field of 10 is assured. The purse is the same as the feature and it should prove to be an interesting, contest. Mrs. E. Huths Teddy Tea has had an outing over the course and finished fourth to R. J. Hamons Impact, T. P. Russells Golden Buckle, Angela Tammaros Kings Guard. The aged Invermark gelding came from far out of it at seven furlongs and was beaten but two and one-half lengths for it all. A bit more distance seems to be his forte, but an excellent accounting can be anticipated.

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