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Witch Way Topweight While Seeking Third Success of Detroit Meet Today Has Badger, Traveler and ■ Four Others to Turn Back In Cadillac Square Purse By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 26. — Seven of the quicker thoroughbreds quartered at this spacious Motor City racing grounds are slated to clash tomorrow afternoon in the Cadillac Square Purse, a six-furlong condition event for four-year-olds and older. Under the allowances of the feature, T. A. Sears Witch Way is to take up the high weight burden of 119 pounds while Saginaw Stables Badger is next with 117 pounds. Both Witch Way and Badger rate highly in the Cadillac Square but the pair is t~ meet some useful rivals in the "off day" headliner. Henry Forrests Traveler, 110; A. F. Walls Golden Trend, 108; Theodore D. Buhls Bee Lee Tee, 110; R. Lowes improved Will You Dance, 103, and Mr. Dink, 105 pounds, a recent arrival from Illinois and a member of the E. H. Moody stable, complete the probable Cadillac Square starting band. Lois C. Cook, who began todays program deadlocked with Tommy Barrow for riding honors at the current meeting, is to have the mount on Witch Way in the Cadillac Square. Roly-Poly Georgie South, veteran Indiana-born reinsman, will be up on Golden Trend and Gerald Champagne is named on Bee Lee Tee. Chuck Burns, who is af- Continued on Page Thirty-Five | , J | . ■ j : 1 | , 1 j Witch Way Goes After His Third Win of Detroit Meeting Continued from Page One filiated with the Forrest establishment, guides Traveler and apprentice Joe Valenti, one of the better lightweights, is engaged ] for Mr. Dink. j Witch Way visited the local winners ring , i on two occasions before meeting defeat by i Our Request in the mile Schoolcraft Purse, 1 June 18. The Sears gelding shouldered 115 pounds in the latter offering, five more 1 than the victress assignment, then made i the pace for the major portion of the trip. ] It might be added to Witch Ways credit that such shifty racers as Second Avenue, 1 Miss Bobbin, Janina, Golden Trend and 1 Dooly, among others, were beaten off in i the Schoolcraft. i Bee Lee Tee, Badger, Will You Dance 1 and Traveler hooked up last week in the six-furlong Woodward Purse and at the 1 finish Sobare Stables Air Flight earned the 1 big end of the purse after stepping along 1 in a creditable 1:11 Vs. Bee Lee Tee turned 1 in the best performance behind Air Flight, t garnering the place a neck off the flying j victor. Will You Dance, favorably-weight- I ed for the Cadillac Square, ran third in the Woodward while Traveler and Badger were fourth and fifth, respectively. Trav- i eler and Badger, however, dominated the j running to the final furlong, literally racing I each other into defeat. j j § Golden Trend, a homebred four-year-old | | i ] j , i i 1 1 i ] 1 1 i i 1 1 1 1 1 t j I i j I j j § | | i colt, the get of Eight Thirty and Miss Piety, certainly has sufficient class to play an important role in the Cadillac Square, should he race anywhere near his best form. Golden Trend, successful in three major engagements last year against high-class competition, also finished second to Uncle Miltie in the Lamplighter Handicap at Monmouth Park and he ran third to Battlefield in the Choice Stakes. The Wall colt also gave a fair performance behind Alerted in the Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct. Golden Trends slowness in coming to hand has been his dislike for working, according to word from trainer C. Hyde Smith, of the Wall forces. Three-year-olds are to go to the post in the mile and one-sixteenth fifth offering and three-year-olds and older will meet in the one-mile seventh, the twp races shaping up as the more interesting supporting attractions on the Friday bill. E. W. Simpsons Pharos Dream, Mrs. Evelyn Sears Sun Tiger, and Hi-John Stables Hill Count, which trio engaged in a stirring duel last week at eight furlongs, appear well placed in the fifth, while the Mrs. William Zakoor pair, Point Up and Swyndor, along with R. A. Paracheks Far Son and Larry Rodri- guez Tramore Bay are expected to go well in the seventh.