Big Stretch Starts at Downs Today in Ohio Valley Purse: Receives Six Pounds from Spunky, Jet Ace, Raintree, a-Pacopep at Six Furlongs, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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► — . , Big Stretch Starts at Downs Today in Ohio Valley Purse Receives Six Pounds From t ► Spunky, Jet Ace, Raintree, A-Pacopep at Six Furlongs CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., Ky., May 12. — The Ohio Valley Purse, a six-furlong condition race for four-year-olds and upward, which attracted an overnight field of eight speedy sprinters, will headline a good program tomorrow afternoon at this rambling old Louisville course. Along with the feature racing secretary-handicapper Lincoln G. Plaut scheduled some excellent supporting offerings and interesting sport appears in store for Church- . ill Downs patrons. The Ohio Valley, spotted sixth on the BBid-week card, undoubtedly will prove one Of the highlight events of the current spring season and Hasty House Farms Big J Stretch, who hasnt appeared here since 3 starting in the 1951 Kentucky Derby, will go to the post under 113 pounds. Big j Stretch, a five-year-old gelded son of Eight Thirty and Easy Day, raced fairly well for his new owners since his purchase ] from the Greentree Stable. During his ju- J venile campaign he captured the Breeders 1 Futurity at Keeneland and his recent j morning trials are such that Big Stretch may take some beating in the Ohio Valley. ] Race Under Allowance Conditions Under the allowances of tomorrows dash 1 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Daniels Jet Ace, | Mrs. E. F. Simms homebred Spunky, Mrs. H. Allen Campbells A-Pacopep, and Jake • Lowensteins Raintree each will shoulder 119-pound burdens. Dennis J. Gleesons ! Chombro, 113; Irvine Korts Boots Image, 110, and Dixianas stakes-winning Shy Guy, 110 pounds, completes the Ohio Valley s probable starting band. J Jet Ace, a four-year-old Jet Pilot-sired « colt, was beaten off in the eight-furlong J New Albany Handicap on May 6 but, pre- • vious to transfer from Lexington, he won ! Keenelands Fort Springs Handicap. In the latter six-furlong sprint, the Daniels colt ] defeated Inseparable, Mon-Pharo, Lonoke Flash and Libba, among others, stepping s along in 1:12% under 112 pounds. ■ Raintree and Boots Image are slated to make their 1953 debuts in the Ohio Valley J and both trained well for their engage- i ments. Shy Guy hasnt been to the post since his New Orleans Handicap outing, while Chombro, A-Pacopep and Spunky j have shown occasional flashes of good form « during the Keeneland and Downs spring J meetings. The Natural Bridge Purse, also at six furlongs, is one of the better races scheduled for tomorrow, and 11 useful sprinters are in the field. Henry Forrests Lonoke Flash, Harold G. Bockmans Mail From Home, and John McShanes Steak Bone appear well placed and may draw the major share of support from Texas Oil, Exploitation, Helwan, Amafox, Click-Click, Black Bantam , Curtain Raiser and Granite Flyn. * r

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