Well-Matched Field Goes In River Downs Offering: Crabbys Finishing Power Seems To Give Him Edge in Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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Well-Matched Field Goes In River Downs Offering Crabbys Finishing Power Seems To Give Him Edge in Feature By R. E. HURLEY Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 9. — The usual eight-race card will be offered tomorrow with a mile and a sixteenth route affair occupying the featured seventh spot on the agenda. Titled the Findlay Centennial, this route test has attracted 10 well-matched veterans who will provide in competition what they lack in other qualities. The complete field follows: Barry and Fedors William H., D. Wades The Blue Hen, L. S. Forsyths Crabby, Clermont Farms Black Norlig, G. McFarlands Len-well, M. and G. Gabriels Edgelake, E. D. Slavins My Keen, W. T. Beezleys Royal Star, W. Lewis, Par Excellence and Deaton and Gibsons Step Alone. The equality of this field makes it difficult to select the favorite. From this corner it looks like the Forsyth colorbearer, Crabby, has the best chances especially as this son of Jacopo — Busy Queen has been sharpened in a recent sprint test and has always had a good surge of speed to carry him through the late stages of longer races. The presence of so many confirmed front runners such as Lenwell, Edgelake, My Keen, Royal Star and The Blue Hen make the race for Crabby, who will be coming on while the others are cutting their throats fighting for the lead. There is little likelihood that any one of these speedsters can "steal" the race, for all the others will be winging along in pursuit. Thus the conditions seem to suit Crabby most of all. Actually the best race on the card is the sixth, which brings out eight contenders of a higher -claiming bracket than perform in the longer feature. These sprinters will be trying to stop Char-Mar Farms Speedy Petrose filly, Grace Mae, who is descending the class ladder and has a stout effort in her last race to indicate her fitness. This race would have been in the featured spot except that Cincinnati racing fans have shown an extreme partiality for the longer type racing and the horsemen need many of these races to bring their charges up to the marathon series, which is climaxed on July 12 with the two-mile marathon for ,000 added in purse money.

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