Illstay Out for Repeat Triumph at Fairmount: Fancy Food Getting Drop in Class While Seeking Shawneetown Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Illstay Out for Repeat Triumph at Fairmount Fancy Food Getting Drop in Class While Seeking Shawneetown Purse By C. A. LINDEMAN" Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 25. — Seven fleet sprinters were named overnight to vie in the Shawneetown Purse for a ,600 prize", which will act as head-liner on the Friday night card of nine races. Topping this field is the one-time winner at this meeting, Illstay. from the F. Corrigan stable, who will shoulder 119 pounds. Illstay has only starter three times so far at this meeting and accounted for his Jast race by winning over Mister Plucky and Gracegoby by a short margin of half a length. In winning that speed test, the Corrigan sprinter turned in the fast time of 1:05%. He will pick up seven pounds off that winning effort but, with the company he is asked to beat in the feature, he looms as the logical choice. D. H. McLean is dropping the six-year-old gelding, Fancy Food, down while he strives for his first win of this meeting when he goes after the Shawneetown. Fancy Food has been running against much/ better sprinters during the first six weeks of this session, but, thus far, has not shown enough to warrant his starting in the faster company. Tomorrow night this son of Hash should rate much better consideration as he has early foot and will be right with the pace from the beginning. With 111 pounds up, he should be in the battle to the end. Worthy, owned by E. Faulk, is coming back to the races after a two weeks rest and taking her last race here, when she finished second to Who Knows in a five and one-half furlongs dash in the fast time of 1:05% which is only one-fifth off the track record, she rates a splendid chance to get part of the Shawneetown Purse. Although she was beaten by a length and a quarter she had. set the pace to the final sixteenth before giving way to Who Knows.* The game filly is in very light, with 104 pounds and should handle that very handily. The field for the Shawneetown will be rounded out with other fast speedsters such as Double Barrel, 119; Booral. Ill; Sir Dakota, 106, and Toneys Trouble, ill.

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