Enter Eight-Horse Field In Pierre Langlois Purse: Gee-Golden Grip Entry Choice in Cranwood Race Honoring Fighter, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Enter Eight-Horse Field In Pierre Langlois Purse Gee-Golden Grip Entry Choice in Cranwood Race Honoring Fighter By RONALD KRANCER Staff Correspondent CRANWOOD PARK, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, June 15. — Cranwood Park tomorrow honors Pierre Langlois, French middleweight contender who fights Rocky Castellani" at the Cleveland Arena on Wednesday night. Langlois is rated fifth nationally by Jimmy Powers in his weekly column in TV Guide. The Frenchman has won 57 fights, losing only 11 and has knocked out his opposition on 11 occasions. Racing Secretary Fred Burton has arranged an excellent nine-race program for the occasion with the feature being run as the seventh race over six furlongs. A strong field of eight has been entered overnight and the winning owner will receive a silver plate from Langlois. The following are scheduled to start: The Bobby Myers-trained unit of Gee and Golden Grip, Infern, Major Bob, Pat Brooks, Old Limber, Farrells Folly and Cat-taragus. The entry must be accorded a slight edge in this event. Myers has both horses in excellent condition and both have had races over the local course. Gee, a three-year-old gelded son of Jack High, just got up in the final jump on June 12 to edge Sticker Burr by a nose after a thrilling run through the stretch. Stanley Austin xode an excellent race on the gelding and will probably ride him back here. Golden Grip has won three races this season and appears well suited in this affair. In his last race over this track he was in contention racing into the far turn when he was caught in close quarters and lost all chances, tiring in the final drive. At Ascot Park on. June 3, he lost a tough decision to Vincibelle, being beaten a length and one-half after leading until just inside the furlong marker. His winning races were tallied at Wheeling Downs and at Charles Town. Major Bob, owned by G. R. Watkins, broke his maiden here last week but with such authority that he could easily come back against a higher grade field and still get home on top. Under Jockey Buck Thornburg, he gained the advantage on the stretch turn and drew out winning by eight lengths. That was only the second start of his racing career. He was first seen in action at Ascot Park on May 25 and after breaking sluggishly was up to finish fourth going four and one-half furlongs. Pat Brooks won here opening day for owner Logsdon when at six furlongs he turned back Hi Joe by three parts of a length. Infern has one race over the track and showed little. Old Limber will be making his Cranwood debut, but would have to improve greatly. Farrells Folly and Cat-taragus will be making their local debuts.

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