Red Charger Wins Wright Memorial; Out Point Rallies to Take Edgemere: Irving Florsheim Colt Beats Hannibal at Arlington Park, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-23


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Hk1!and sir ** Jfe jsH i ■ IIP mmm IS MM SK 92 Red Red Charger Charger Wins Wins Wright Wright Memorial; Memorial; Out Out Point Point Rallies Rallies to to Take Take Edgemere Edgemere Irving Florsheim Colt Beats Hannibal at Arlington Park Amazes Throng of 24,759 i After Bubbley Is Odds-On Pollyanna Stakes Victress By CHARLES HATTON ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 21. — A hard-hitting colt called Red Charger, flying the crimson colors of Irving Florsheims Red Top Stable, amazed the majority of a large Saturdays crowd of 24,759 here at Arlington Park this afternoon when he downed the Easts favored Hannibal a neck as the climax of a long stretch drive In the Wright Memorial, richest event on a double featured card. The Illinoisian had to survive a claim of foul, lodged by Passmore oh the invader, to take down the 4,000 net to the winner of this muddy seven furlongs. Allison and Prestridges Californian, Dark Count, barreled out of the ruck in the final furlong to be third nearly five lengths off the grimly battling leaders and just in advance of Espinos Image. Red Charger went over the distance in 1:26% and returned 0.00 for .00 in the brisk tote market. The days secondary attraction resulted more satisfactorily for more of the crowd, with Calumets grand filly Bubbley handily disposing of 11 other two-year-old fillies in the five and a half furlongs of the Pollyanna, collecting 1,750 for 1:07% work and returning her backers .60. The runner-up, at a respectful two lengths, was F. W. Hoopers Eddie Sue, with Brookmeades Madame Arcati an unobtrusive third before the tired Biddy Jane, early pacemaker. Arcaros 22nd Stakes Success of Year The afternoon was a bit hazy for Arlingtons first week-end card, and the track very muddy, but the attendance compared very favorably with the 21,995 on hand the same day last summer. Wagering was heavy throughout the earlier races, giving every indication it would total more than the ,399,305 for the corresponding day in 51. Eddie Arcaro had the mount on Bubbley and was scoring 22d stakes success of the year, bringing his total winners from the inception of his career to 2,997. Many of the crowd booed the "inquiry" sign when it was flashed, probably more than had wagered on the winner, and there was a tedious delay while the stewards heard the complaint and saw the movies. Red Charger was racing outside Hannibal in their long, spirited duel from about the three-sixteenths pole, and appeared to be a trifle close on the Delawar-ian at that juncture. Down near the finish, Hannibal increased his advantage to about a neck, nevertheless the Haltal colt produced another run and it was his neck that was in front at the line. It seemed the best horse won at the weights, with Hannibal attempting to concede his rival eight pounds. Angelo Vasil had the leg up on the Florsheim colt and gave him the benefit of strong handling. Eljay was first to get on stride in the Wright, but almost immediately was supplanted by Hannibal and Oh Leo, with Red Charger laying close up just off this duo. Oh Leo ran out of speed on the turn and as he did, Red Charger inaugurated his challenge of the sharp representative. It was nip and tuck all through the stretch between these two, and their duel carried Continued on Page Forty-Eight I DAVID HURN— Conditioned Red Charger for his winning performance in the Warren Wright Memorial Stakes. Red Charger, Bubbley Take Arlington Stakes Former Upsets inWright Memorial After Latter Tallies in Pollyanna Continued from Page One them far in front of Dark Count, an early trailer who came along with a wet sail for third money. Shag Tails was in rather close quarters near the end of the backstretch and eased up momentarily, then uncorked a fair run around the turn and it appeared he might be a factor for a few strides, but he tired in the run home. Mrs. Warren Wright, for whose late husband this stake was named, presented the trophy. As Bubbley came off the muddy racing surface this morning, a bystander asked Ben Jones, "Can she run in that stuff?" "Dont know," he replied, "but well find out this afternoon." Real Delights strapping sister gave the right answer in the Pollyanna. Four or five lengths off Biddy Jane in the brief run to the end of the backstretch, Arcaro maneuvered her over to the rail around the turn and when the pacemaker came off the fence slightly atop the stretch, the Kentuckian drove Bubbley through on the inside and the race was over. With long, powerful strides, the 16-hand brown daughter of Bull Lea simply outclassed her field through the stretch run, drawing off from Eddie Sue for a handy two-length accounting. The diminutive Biddy Jane had plenty of early speed, and Cook made the most of it, but she could never draw clear. Blue Jeans and Eddie Sue prompted her into the turn about a half length away. While Blue Jeans retreated on the bend, Eddie Sue clung to her tenaciously. Nearing the top of the stretch, Madame Arcati began to charge on the outside, Bubbley on the inside and this was too much for the Collins filly, who cracked straightening up for the stretch run. Eddie Sue stuck to her task resolutely in an attempt to hold off Bubbley, but lost ground steadily the final furlong. t

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