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Fleeting Rock Striving For Repeat in Mansfield Piping Rock Filly Has Scored in Three of Her Last Four Outings By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, June 9. — The Mansfield and the Bedford, honoring two nearby communities, share the spotlight on tomorrows eight race card. The Mansfield holds the seventh spot on the card and as such is regarded as the feature attraction. It is a six and one-half furlongs dash for three-year-old and older horses and a field of eight, has accepted the issue in quest of a portion of the ,000 purse. A. W. Messersmiths Fleeting Rock will be trying for a consecutive victory in the Mansfield. The Piping Rock filly has three victories to-her credit out of four starts this season, including the four-length victory she earned in the Ascot Flash Purse here last Wednesday. That was over a fast strip and at about four and one-half furlongs distance. Prior to this race, she finished third to W. C. Ensors extremely well regarded Love Lock and the A and H Stables Garrymark in the Imp Handicap at Cran-wood. Again she took the top and while going six furlongs was beaten about two and three-quarter lengths. Two consecutive victories preceded that race in which she scaled the ladder from the ,500 and ,000 plater ranks to excellent allowance company and her winning efforts were over a heavy and good race track respectively. The week-end rains have the strip in a sloppy condition for the early morning trials, but it reportedly dries out very quickly and should be good by post time. C. I. Beavers Second Sight is another who cannot be overlooked. This Psychic Bid mare has made her last two starts winning ones and the last victory was her first outing over this course. At about four and one-half furlongs she was a determined victress over E. F. Lovelaces Roaming Oscar and E. Burwells Go Jeep. Before this, she was two lengths the best of the Dorchester Farms Neds Polly. This was at six furlongs and over a sloppy track. The company was of the ,000 and ,750 type, but she has gone with much better in the past and should be a strong candidate for the winners share. Others in the Mansfield include the Safiko Stables Papaver, Mrs. J. Dominicks Sonnybras, Barrows and Lees Hash Toes, E. M. OBriens Sky Radus, the Dorchester Farms Harvest Time and F. Fischers Sea Weather. The Bedford has a mile and sixteenth setting and is for four-year-old and older , platers of the ,000 caliber. The maximum I starting field of 10, with three on the also eligible list assures a full field and it will be interesting to note which will be in line for the major support. E. M. OBriens Combatore turned in an impressive victory in the eighth race here oh last Wednesdays card. It was the Challenger H. geldings first outing over the course and the second victory of the current season. The" popular young apprentice Alfred Trio was his pilot and executed a good bit of strategy when losing his lead briefly going into the first turn. However, at the end of the one and one-sixteenth mile journey, he was a length and one quarter in front of W. B. Andrews Boy-Plin. Trio is again named overnight to ride Combatore and it is quite probable the pair will be well regarded.