Sault Ste. Marie Brings Out Dixville: G, and G. Stable Sophomore is Asked to Give Red Romeo, Scherzo Weight at Detroit, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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Sault Ste. Marie Brings Out Dixville G and G Stable Sophomore Is Asked to Give Red Romeo, Scherzo Weight at Detroit By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 16.— Dixville, a member of the G and G Stable, heads a small but select field of five three-year-olds slated to meet at this spacious Motor City plant tomorrow afternoon in the featured Sault Ste. Marie Purse. Under the allowances of the Tuesday headliner, Dixville, a handsome chestnut son of Littletown and Black Heels, will parade postward under the high weight burden of 116 pounds and the colt is to be ridden by the clever Tommy Barrow, leading reinsman at the current Detroit race course meeting. Dixville, owned by the partnership of Alie Grissom and Edward Grosfield, has been quite a favorite with local racing followers during his brief career. Dixville established a five furlongs track record here in his 1951 campaign and he was the good winner of three other juvenile engagements. This year, Dixville finished second to Little Doc at Churchill Downs in the six and one -half furlongs Shively Purse, then decisively defeated Mock Battle, Double Blush, Dish of Tea, Little Donor and other three-year-olds of that class in the three-quarters mile Bay City Purse, stepping along in a smart 1:11% under 118 pounds. In his most recent outing, the G and G Stable colt ran third to Shag Tails and Tis Joe after displaying early speed in the Industrial Capital Purse. Sharp Performance Needed While Dixville is expected to rule Sault Ste. Marie favorite, he will have to turn in a sharp performance to achieve victory inasmuch as he is spotting each of his four rivals considerable weight. Included in the band named to oppose Dixville are Mrs. George C. Whites fleet homebred Round n Round 106, Mrs. William Zakoors Scherzo 106, C. E. Buckleys Red Romeo 111, and Continued on Page Thirty-Nine ; I iDixville Starter Today In Sault Ste. Marie Purse G and G Stable Sophomore Concedes Weight to Red Romeo, Scherzo Continued from Paae One Heray Forrests Cullerton 105 pounds. The apprentice allowance was claimed for each of the entrants excepting the choice. Ray Spencer is to guide Cullerton, Ralph Galli will handle Red Romeo, and young Bobby Robbins drew the mount on Round n Round. No rider was named for Scherzo when- the Sault Ste. Marie entries were drawn this morning. Scherzo, a filly by Vezzano and from Double Time, raced impressively last Saturday afternoon to annex the three-quarters mile Flag Day Purse. Shouldering 114 pounds in the week-end dash, the Zakoor filly went about her task in game style, hitting the final marker with a nose advantage over the King Cole-sired colt, Bangaway, a recent winner at Detroit. Previous to her local success, Scherzo visited the Churchill Downs winners circle. Round n Round, a homebred daughter of the 1945 Kentucky Derby star, Hoop Jr., and the former fine race mare, Mystery Marvel, won her, first purse at Churchill Downs last autumn and she was a good fourth in the recently-decided Industrial j j Capital Purse. She won here on June 4, defeating such company as Woe Is Me, Racker-Bill, Double Blush, Beep Beep, Tile j Man and Vessairess, among others, racing the six furlongs in 1:12%. Cullerton, a gelded son of Sun Again and Blue Velvet, raced to three triumphs against good company in his two-year-old campaign but has been unable to visit the winners ring thus far this year. The Forrest representative was a fair second to In a Spin in the one mile Livonia Purse, which was contested over an "off" track, and he ran fourth, soundly beaten by Brown Rambler, Red Romeo and Sir Rustom in the six furlongs Willow Run Purse. Red Romeo, an unusually well-conformed colt, is the get of Amphitheatre and Neds Affinity and he was bred and foaled at his owners Hidden Away Farm, Lexington, Ky. The Buckley representative was a good winner last year and his best performance to date during the present season was a well-deserved accounting over after Bim, Eternal Moon, Nola Hash, Holystone and Desefolks at Laurel on last April 26. Red Romeo moves up several lengths in off footing and his recent morning trials have been decidedly, satisfactory to trainer Cecil Locklear. One of the best supporting events on the Tuesday card is the five furlongs third race, which is to match 10 of the quicker youngsters quartered here. Henry Forrest will saddle Pollard and Harkins Ambroee and the Greenacres Stock Farms Bargain Miss, and George and David Zakoor are to be represented by Battle Chief and Teacher K., a useful pair. Others named for the juvenile dash are J. B. Floyds Carrol Hart, , a good winner at Churchill Downs; the speedy Hera Lot, Gay Intrigue, Triple Flight, Lorna D., and Miss Bellevue. Four middle distance tests are scheduled for presentation, the mile and one- , sixteenth fourth, which is to match eight three-year-olds, the seventh at a like distance for fillies and mares, four-years-old and older, also a pair of eight furlongs numbers, the fifth on the card is for three and four-year-old non-winners, while the nightcap is to bring out a capacity field of four-year-olds and up.

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