Cincinnati Club Purse Attracts Field of Eight: Irish Wit River Downs Choice off His Last Two Winning Races, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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i Cincinnati Club Purse Attracts Field of Eight Irish Wit River Downs Choice Off His Last Two Winning Races By R. E. HURLEY Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 17. — Cincinnati business leaders and leading mercantile figures will be honored at River Downs tomorrow with the Cincinnati Club Purse, on the 177th anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill but they will probably be fighting the battle of mid-ninety degree temperatures for the weather of the past days has been shattering records for the month of June. Eight contestants have been named overnight to compete in the six-furlong Cincinnati Club which has allowance conditions to settle the weight imposts. Mrs. L. Goldmans Irish Wit will be the probable favorite off the strength of his past two successive victories and he will be opposed by Char-Mar Farms Grace Mae, Reese Brothers Harem Princess, Mrs. L. Wagners Milan Man, Glen Forks Dividend Payer, Brisbane and Griffins First Belle, C. H. Youngs Whirl Off and F. A. Simmons Blue Counsellor. Irish Wit has made two successful jumps in class while winning his last two starts in his present condition, the six-year-old son of Challedon — Well Rewarded will be difficult to handle, especially as five of his opponents are fillies which are sometimes made "washy" by continued hot weather. Grace Mae, Harem Princess, Dividend Payer, First Belle and Whirl Off are the misses in the Cincinnati Club cast with the last named having the best chance to provide the upset for her sex. • This daughter of Whirlaway — Bostoff won her last race with a last minute rush that was characteristic of her illustrious sire. Whirl Off will be aided and abbetted by the other females for they all have shown particular dash in late races which will work against Irish Wit, who also likes to run in front. Thus, Whirl Off will wait till she sees "the whites of their eyes" before making her stretch charge. Blue Counsellor has had a long rest from his victory on the second day of the meeting which was accomplished after a longer lay-off of about a month. This son of Blue Swords needs plenty of time to allow his legs to cool properly but trainer J. T. Simmons never has sent his charge postward to run a poor race. He must be given considerable attention. Milan Man has an outside chance to win the laurels for the masculine set but it remains a longshot possibility. Historians among the members of the Cincinnati Club will remember that the favored British won the battle after a long, hard scrap. The similiarities between that engagement and the race honoring them tomorrow is inescapable.

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