Desert Ruler, Hi Ante Vie at Fairmount Park: Both Are Seeking Third Scores Of Meeting in Litchfield Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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Desert Ruler, Hi Ante Vie at Fairmount Park Both Are Seeking Third Scores Of Meeting in Litchfield Purse By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, HI., June 9. — The main attraction on tomorrow nights nine-race card here at the Collinsville oval will be a mile and one-sixteenth affair for three-year-olds and older, named the Litchfield Purse. A small but select field of seven routers in the ,000 claiming class will vie for the ,300 purse offered. In the field will, be two two-time winners so far at this meeting. Desert Ruler and Hi Ante have both annexed brackets twice. Probably best of the small field that will assemble is J. De Francescos Desert Ruler, who has accounted for two victories out of three starts. This eight-year-old son of Gallant Knight or Pilate started off the meeting by winning his first out in a six-furlong dash. He defeated such good sprinters as Barbie B. and Whirl Home by a length and one-half margin, going the six furlongs in 1:13% over a slow track. His next outing was at a mile and one-sixteenth, in which he was a bang-up third to Wraggle-Taggle and Whirl Home. In that defeat Desert Home packed 111 pounds for the race. His next winning race was when he turned back Two and Six and Mad Cord to win a mile and one-sixteenth race with 113 pounds up. In taking that distance affair Desert Ruler went in 1:46%. Of the others that are scheduled to match strides in the feature, Dewey H., who is making his second start of the current meeting, rates the best chance to garner the winners share. He was a close second to Helia in a six-furlong dash, only being beaten by a short head in the good time of 1:12%. Owned by Mrs. T. E. Pruett, Dewey H. is more at home over trielonger distances and should provide a real tough rival. He will shoulder 113 pounds, the same as Desert Ruler, and, taking his best races into consideration, should rule second choice in this band of routers. Hi Ante, making his third start of the meeting and already the winner of his first two starts here, will be making a strong # bid to carry the silks of his owner, J. W. Norwine, to three straight. He won two route races, both at the same distance he will be required to go in theLitchfield. Hi Ante won his first outing here by a two and one-half margin over Heres Fay and Fancy Fun, came right back in his next outing to defeat Roughhouse and Sky Ward. Hi Ante is consistent as he ran both of his winning races in exactly the same time of 1:46, flat. Jockey L. Grand-sart, one of the leading riders at this meeting, will pilot the Norwine router. Others making up the field for the Litchfield Purse will be Easy Dough, from the stable of Mrs. E. D. Ewart, Sr., who is making his first start at this meeting: Harvest- Point, also a first-time starter here; Castile, with only one start here this season, in which he finished far back in a field of seven going a mile and one-sixteenth, and Breezy Nancy, who will be making her second local start.

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