Nominate 28 for Lincoln Handicap: Orleans Big Three Named for Feature; Smoke Screen, Spur On and Happy Go Lucky to Vie With Sunny Dale in Saturday Race, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Nominate 28 for Lincoln Handicap Orleans Big Three Named for Feature Smoke Screen, Spur On and Happy Go Lucky to Vie With Sunny Dale in Saturday Race HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 15. — Among the 28 horses nominated for the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap next Saturday are the "big three" of the New Orleans winter season, the winners of both the principal handicaps which were earlier features at the current Lincoln Fields meeting at Hawthorne, and a mare who has made a strong bid for the leadership among the older members of her sex. The latter is Buddah Stables five-year-old Sunny Dale, winner of the 0,000 Elm-wood Park Handicap here last Saturday, when she beat Baybrook and Dry Run, winners respectively of the Fleming and Crete Handicaps at this meeting. The mile and one-sixteenth of the Elmwood Park was the same as the Lincoln on the forthcoming week-end program, which rings" down the curtain on the Lincoln Fields 1953 meeting. Sunny Dales four previous victories this year included the Columbiana and Suwannee River handicaps in Florida. Ran Second to Bloom The trio who made some racing history at New Orleans last winter are Reverie Knoll Farms Smoke Screen, H. G. Bookmans Happy Go Lucky, and B. W. Landys Spur |On. Smoke Screen won the Le Compte, ! Letellier, and New Orleans Handicaps. His only start since the latter victory was made here on June 10, when he finished a creditable second to Bloom on a muddy track in a six and one-half furlongs allowance race, in which he carried 120 pounds, scale level with the winning fillys 115. Happy Go Lucky ran up a string of five consecutive victories at New Orleans, counting one he got on a disqualification. Spur On won the Louisiana Handicap, also the Consolation Handicap, and another overnight handicap by seven lengths, all of which followed a clever victory in an allowance race on January 3. In the Elmwood Park Handicap last Saturday, Mrs. J. L. and L. J. Knights excellent sprinter, Baybrook, carried 118 pounds and undertook his first attempt at a distance greater than one mile. He made the pace to the last few yards, but was unable to stave off the closing drive of Sunny Dale, who had 111 up. Among other nominees for the Lincoln Handicap are Dixianas Sub Fleet, Fairway Farms Recline, Red Top Stables Red Charger, Sam E. Wilsons Royal Mustang and Jet Fleet, Hasty House Farms Seaward, Ruhe, Pomace and Big Stretch the latter owned jointly with Mrs. Harry Trotsek. Following is the complete list of Lincoln Handicap nominees: Albemarle Pomace Abbe Sting Pochard Adams Off Ox Pet Bully Big Stretch Recline Baybrook Ruhe Commandant Red Charger Cullerton Royal Mustang Chombro Sunny Dale Dry Run Sub Fleet Dr. Ole Nelson Seaward Fair Appraisal Spur On Happy Go Lucky Smoke Screen Hierarch Unbridled Jet Fleet Woodbreak

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