Fourteen-Horse Field Entered for Astoria at Aqueduct Track: Flirtatious, Polly Drummond Winner, Has Home-Made, Countess Jane Among Foes, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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• . j — — Fourteen-Horse Field Entered For Astoria at Aqueduct Track Flirtatious, Polly Drummond* Winner, Has Home-Made, Countess Jane Among Foes AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 14.— Four stakes are on the agenda for the coming week at Aqueduct, Mondays 0,000 Astoria for juvenile fillies, the 0,000 Shevlin, ,500 Amagansett Hurdle Handicap and the 5,000 Edgemere Handicap. Wednesdays Shevlin brings together sophomores at a mile and a sixteenth and is a preliminary to the 0,000 Dwyer to be run on July 5. A. Edward Masters Titien EL is topweight with 156 pounds in Thursdays Amagansett at about a mile and three-quarters, but is hardly likely to start. The actual topweight will probably be Esther duPont Weirs Clive of India, winner of the N. Y. Turf Writers Cup on Tuesday at the same distance. On Saturday, the Edgemere at mile and a furlong will have its thirty-third running and the eligibles include the last two winners of the stake, Greentree Stables One Hitter and Mrs. E. L. Hopkins Three Rings. The Edgemere is a lucrative preview of the 0,000 Brooklyn Handicap which brings the meeting to a close on July 12. Among the other eligibles to the Edgemere are Rokeby Stables Queens County handicap winner, County Delight; Hampton Stables Alerted, Charfran Stables Crafty Admiral and Mrs. Louis Lazares Sheilas Reward. A bulky field of 14 junior misses has been named for the Astoria, including the stakes winners Flirtatious, Countess Jane and Home-Made. Flirtatious, who carries Ogden Phipps silks, is the likely favorite. "After stopping in a dash at Belmont Park in which she choked on her tongue, the Menow filly was an easy winner there on a sloppy track, then went down to Delaware Park to win the Polly Drummond Stakes from a field that included Home-Made and Countess Jane. Home-Made Also Won National Stallion Home-Made, who carries Alfred G. Van-derbilts silks, preceded her defeat in the Polly Drummond by winning the National Stallion at Belmont Park. That was the race in which Flirtatious needed a tongue-strap, stopping to a walk at the eighth pole when she appeared an easy winner. Countess Jane, who races for Leroy Het-zel, won the Rosedale and Fashion Stakes at Jamaica and Belmont, then finished unplaced in the Rancocas Stakes ?t Garden State and in the Polly Drummond. When she won the Fashion, the Count Speed filly bore in sharply at the finish, tossing off all but a couple of inches of a comfortable lead. She has drawn the outside position in the Astoria, while Home-Made breaks from the rail position and Flirtatious comes out of number 10. Dave Gorman will be astride Flirtatious, while Eric Guerin will pilot Home-Made and Ted Atkinson will be on Countess Jane. While Flirtatious, Home-Made and Countess Jane appear to be the class of this Astoria, the contention doesnt stop there by any means. Brookfield Farms Is Proud, Cain Hoy Stables The Moth, Allen H. Smiths Piedmont Lass, Dr. Eslie Asburys Belle Rebelle and Clara L. Ostrikers Blue Idle all come from winning races. Is Proud, who will be ridden by Nick Shuk, scored as an odds-on choice at Delaware. The Moth was a "good thing" for the. debut at Belmont Park on May 29 and scored by almost a length over Edward M. OBriens Maebeta, another debutante, who is also in the Astoria. Piedmont Lass has won over the Rockaway Boulevard track, where she trains, scoring on Thursday in convincing style. Belle Rebelle and Blue Idle were "life and death" to win their last at Belmont, the latter sharing a dead heat with Cajole. The others in the Astoria are Ben F. Whitakers Miss Nancy and Mrs. Whit-akers Grecian Queen, OBriens Sodatore, who will be coupled with Maebeta, Lester Manor Stables disappointing Star Alpha and Spring Hill Farms promising Baby Dear. It promises to be a mad scramble. Last years Astoria was won by Star-Enfin, a full sister to Star Alpha. Earlier runnings went to such good fillies as Maud Muller, Edith Cavell, Pandera, Stagecraft, Donita W.. Now What, Tangled, Mrs. Ames and First Flight.

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