Real Delight Wins Cleopatra Stakes; Blue Man Has Five Rivals in Yankee: Will Rule Choice at Suffolk Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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Real Real Delight Delight Wins Wins Cleopatra Cleopatra Stakes; Stakes; Blue Blue Man Man Has Has Five Five Rivals Rivals in in Yankee Yankee Will Rule Choice At Suffolk Downs Armageddon Gets Seven and King Jolie Ten Pounds From Abbotts Preakness Winner By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston. Mass. June 16. — Right now it appears the gooc fortunes of racing are smiling on Arthur W. Abbott, owner of White Oak Stable, whose silks Blue Man will carry in tomorrows 17th running of the rich Yankee Handicap here at Suffolk Downs. Carrying the top weight of 126 pounds, the identical poundage he toted in the "Triple Crown" events, Blue Man should have nc trouble turning back his five rivals for the 0,000 added purse. Slated to line up with Blue Man at the* start of the mile and a quarter test are Cain Hoy Stables Armageddon, Isadore Biebers King Jolie, King Ranchs Risque Rouge, Eddie Siravos Royal -Marvel, and E. P. Rodriguez Academy Award. Although the outcome of this years Yankee will not be known until late tomorrow afternoon, one thing is quite certain, Blue Man will be the shortest-priced choice of the event which began as a ,000 stake back in 1935. To Gross 7,300 if All Start If all six go postward, the Yankee will have a gross value of 7,300 and the winning owner will net 8,950, plus a permanent trophy. That amount will not be the highest ever earned in a single running, since King Ranchs Better Self took away 2,500 with his victory in 1948, the only previous year in which the race had an added value of 0,000. Last year Lazy F. Ranchs Out Point received ,450 for his victory. Since Bert Baronis Ann ORuley won the inaugural Yankee, the richest event of the New England season was won by such stalwart thoroughbreds as Challedon, Our Boots, Shut Out and Donor. Whopper, Hash, Market Wise and One Hitter are a few "name horses" who failed in the race. Blue man is considered one of the Cinderella horses of recent years. The son of Blue Swords was purchased by Abbott for ,000 from his breeder, Allen T. Simmons and as a two-year-old raced for claiming tags of 0,000 and 2,000. During the waning days of the 1951 New York season, the colt caught the eye of New York patrons with his ability for brilliant stretch runs. Shipping to Florida with the charges of his trainer Woody Stephens, Blue Man Continued on Page Five — | Blue Man Tops Six InYankeeHandicap ] Armageddon Gets Seven and King Jolie Ten Pounds From n Abbotts Preakness Winner Continued from Page One showed dazzling speed in morning trials jj and prior to his start in the Flamingo at Hialeah, Abbott turned down a reported offer of 25,000. Abbott said he would d rather gamble on his chances in the e Triple Crown" events and as it turned out J he fared remarkably well, finishing third in the Kentucky Derby, winning the Preakness and was second in the Belmont. To 0 date the colt has won 81,335 this year r and adding the 7,450 he gleaned as a a two-year-old, the nearly 00,000 Blue Man n won must be very gratifying to his upper r New York State owner. Blue Man has met Armageddon, his chief ,f rival tomorrow, three times as a three-year-old. - The first meeting was in an n overnight allowance event at Hialeah Park • on February 15, with the Blue Swords colt j _ winning the race and the Cain Hoy star finishing fourth, beaten five lengths. In a that race, Armageddon carried 119 pounds s conceding six pounds to Blue Man. Both 1 raced in the Flamingo but in different divisions. Blue Man won his very easily while Armageddon finished third behind Charlie e McAdam and Master Fiddle. They next met in the Preakness and there was a span of 21 lengths as the Cain Hoy colt finished ■ tenth at equal weights. In the recent running of the Belmont Stakes, Blue Man, finishing " second to One Count, was 10 lengths s before Armageddon who was third. It is ■ hard to believe the seven-pound weight shift which Armageddon gets from Blue e Man tomorrow will be enough to bring the e pair close enough together. Conn Mc-Creary, " who has ridden Blue Man in all but one start this year, and ih that race e the reason of his missing the mount, was s because he was grounded by the Hialeah 1 stewards, will again handle the colt. He 2 will not have the misfortune of competing » against the dean of riders, Eddie Arcaro, who beat him in the Derby and Belmont Stakes. York to Ride Armageddon Ray York, a Gloucester, Mass., born lad, is coming here to ride Armageddon and 1 that fact may gain the Cain Hoy colt a few J extra supporters. York has done fairly well 1 with the Alsab — Fighting Lady colt, winning " the Withers and Peter Pan Handicap " at Belmont Park this spring. In the : mile Withers, Armageddon was reported J easily the best, defeating One Count and ■ Primate. The Peter Pan was run over a 1 sloppy track and the mile and an eighth 1 victory with 122 pounds gave the Cain Hoy colt a starting berth in the famed Belmont. • According to trainer Moody Jolley, Armageddon " has shown a fondness for the local track in his morning trials for the Yankee and is as fit as hands can make him. • Second money of 0,000 is an added incentive. • King Jolie is conditioned by the canny r Hirsch Jacobs and while the homebred son i of Platter — Jaconda failed miserably in the : Belmont Stakes, he won four straight prior to the final event of the "triple crown." Included in his skein of victories was the , Jersey Stakes at Garden State Park. King • Jolie has been heavily campaigned as a 1 three-year-old, starting 18 times to earn 8,275. To amass that amount, he has j won five races, was second six times and third four times. King Jolie gets in the 1 Yankee with 116 pounds and no rider was assigned by trainer Bernie Fields, who is handling Jacobs local division. It was expected that Jimmy Stout, who rode King Jolie in the Jersey Stakes, would be here to guide him in tomorrows race. Risque Rouge is somewhat of surprise , nominee for the Yankee. The Blenheim II. colt raced at Aqueduct last Friday and wound up fourth behind mediocre sophomores at nine furlongs. Maybe the shrewd conditioner Max Hirsch is playing a hunch ] and hoping for the breaks in racing to give him the .top money of the richest race of ] the local season. He already has tucked 1 away the top honors of the recent Massa- J chusetts Handicap with Silas Mason II. s 1 To Market. J Risque Rouge has not met the top contenders for tomorrows race, although he j does hold a nose decision over King Jolie 1 in a six-furlong dash early in April at 2 Jamacia. Going back to last falls East 1 View Stakes at Jamaica, Risque Rouge was ] only beaten two necks while finishing third behind Greentree Stables two-year- 1 old champion, Tom Fool, and Put Out. No rider has been assigned the King Ranch colt, who is to carry 108 pounds. i Royal Marvel is considered the best three-year-old in New England, but it is 1 asking a lot of the Royal Nap colt to travel 1 a mile and a quarter against Blue Man. In |l j 1 2 1 ] 1 i 1 1 |l 1 registering four triumphs in five starts here this season, Royal Marvel has been ] successful only in six-furlong tests. He failed against Oreo in the Constitution l Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth. Harold ] "Red" Keene, the countrys leading rider t has the saddle assignment on the Siravo t colt, who gets in with 110 pounds. t Academy Award is another of the Suffolk regulars which has been successful at i only sprint distances and his 104 pounds is i his main threat to the top choices of the c race. The sensational apprentice Tony s DeSpirito will ride. I

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