Several Couplings Seek Singapore Purse Today: Majority of Sportsmans Field Have Seen Action at Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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Several Couplings Seek Singapore Purse Today Majority of Sportsmans Field Have Seen Action at Meeting SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 12. — A five-furlong race, to be .known as the Singapore Purse, will be the best attraction here tomorrow and will bring out a field of 10, including several entries. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Knott have named Eleven-point and My Dividend; Marion VanBerg will have Jackie Van and Fine Fiddle as his representatives; and Clear Day, owned by Ralph Lowe, and Mr. Dink, owned by E. H. Moody, will be coupled as both are trained by W. Proctor. Others expected to go to the post in the Singapore are William Hal Bishops Grass Fire, L. C. MacGregors Happy Gander; Very Special, owned by T. Funk and W. Roth; and Smooth Finish, from the stable of D. Pailet. . . The majority of the entrants in the Singapore have had chances at this meeting. Clear Day, Elevenpoint and Fine Fiddle started here last week in the Kingston Purse that was won by Blue Licks. They finished third, fourth and sixth, respectively. Jackie Van was fifth in a race won by Cross Ring, while coupled as an entry with Cajac. Grass Fire has been threatening most starts since the session got under way. He recently was second to Etelka in the Am-vets Purse, and prior to that was third to Happy Gander and Clear Day at five furlongs. Happy Gander was the favorite for that affair and may again be the public choice tomorrow. The others have shown little. The entries for Wednesday were not available until after the second race had been run this afternoon. Horsemen showed a reluctance to enter their charges as the skies were cloudy and rain threatened. However, racing secretary Robert McAuliffe came up with an adequate bill.

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