Eljay, Oh Leo, Errards Guide Meet: Fast Sophomores In Hanover Purse; Espinos Image, Star Delight Among Seven Others Seeking Lincoln-at-Hawthorne Dash, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-09


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Eljay, Oh Leo, Errards Guide Meet Tast Sophomores In Hanover Purse Espinos Image, Star Delight Among Seven Others Seeking Lincoln-at-Hawthorne Dash • HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 7.— Racing secretary Lawrence C. Bogenschutz came up with an outstanding nine-race program for Monday as the Lincoln Fields Association begins the fifth and final week of its successful 1952 meeting here at historic Hawthorne. Ah excellent card supports the featured Hanover Purse, which in itself lacks only such technicalities as entry and starting fees to give it the quality, class and importance of a stakes race. The Hanover is for three-year-olds, exclusively, at the distance of six and one-half furlongs, and carries a purse of ,500. Seven colts and three fillies were entered for the Hanover. Thc.former include Ethel Galliger Bandys Errards Guide, who will be making his first start since he won the Joliet Stakes during the 1951 Lincoln Fields meeting at Washington Park. He will carry 108 pounds. The son of Errard — Book Guide, by Rhodes Scholar, won fbur of his five starts as a juvenile. The fillies include Jerry McCarthy Stables Star Delight, who won eight races as a two-year-old. She was named as a running mate with the colt, Blue Dare, owned by Emerald Hill Stable. Completing the 10-horse field for the Hanover are: Red Top Farms Red Charger. L. J. Hollenbachs Eljay, Brown Hotel Stables Old Fiddle, James H. Dunns Oh Leo, Lydia Webers Espinos Image, Brown-ell Combs Bella Figura, and H. J. Houghs Princess Ann, the latter two being fillies. Seeking Revenge When he meets Eljay in the Hanover Monday Oh Leo, one of the best juveniles of 1951, will be seeking revenge for his defeat by the Hollenbach colt last Tuesday in the Ky. Colonel Purse. Beaten a little more than a length after leading by three lengths into the stretch, Oh Leo finished ahead of Old Fiddle and Espinos Image, who were third and fourth, respectively. But that was the first start since last September for the Illinois-bred Espinos Image, who was on the shelf a long time followirig injuries received shortly before the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs last fall, for which he had been an intended starter. While less fortunate in stakes and less distinguished than Oh Leo during his first year at the racing wars, Espinos Image was considered to be among the better juveniles of his year. He won four races and never really ran a bad one in 13 starts. Oh Leo won the Duncan F. Kenner, Primer, Washington Park Futurity and one division of the Hyde Park Stakes last season, also finished second to Hill Gail in the Arlington Futurity, and beat that Calumet colt in the Washington Park Futurity. The six and one -half furlongs of the Hanover should be to Oh Leos liking, although he turned in one winning race at the New Orleans Fair Grounds at one and one-sixteenth miles last February. Runner-Up in Los Feliz Eljay, good at two, seems even better at three this season. He finished second in his first two starts in Kentucky this year, then won the next two here at Hawthorne. Red Charger, a winner last year, also placed in several stakes. He was second to Whither in the Los Feliz Stakes at Santa Anita last January, and fourth to the Irish importation, Windy City n. in the San Felipe Handicap at the California track on February 9. Here at Hawthorne on May 21 he won the Sun Beau Purse, beating Our Beauty, Bella Figura and others. He finished fourth in the Peabody Memorial behind Gushing Oil, Dance Nsing and Happy Go Lucky. Bella Figura, one of the highly regarded fillies of 1951, won here last Saturday after previously finishing second and third in her two other starts of the current season. Princess Ann has won three of her five starts this year. Blue Dare won at Gulf-stream and Laurel Park this year before coming to Chicago. Old Fiddle, winner of four races last season, has yet to win this year. He has started four times, his third to Eljay and Oh Leo being his best performance so far. Supporting the Hanover Monday are two races for two-year-olds. Of these the ,000 Top Row Purse brings out such prominent juveniles as Happy Carrier, Mighty Moments, Speedrite, Satterley, Babys Delight, Sir Mango, Thaxter, Brown Ariel, Eternal Sir and Preposterous. The Three Dots attracted ll#maiden two-year-olds. Three of the nine races are at the distance of one and one-sixteenth miles.

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