Gino Gray Aims for Third Straight at Cranwood: Meets Seven Opponents Today in Best Race on Claiming Card, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Gino Gray Aims for Third Straight at Cranwood Meets Seven Opponents Today !n Best Race on Claiming Card CRANWOOD PARK, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, June 25. — The entire nine-race program here tomorrow afternoon has been given over to horses in the claiming ranks. However, several of the events, should prove quite interesting, in particular the Cleveland Heights, which will be run as the seventh offering. The race has drawn a field of eight going six furlongs and most of those entered have shown good races over the local course. The following have been named to face starter Bill Schamerhorn: Ray Star, Our Yonkela, Come Early, Full Treatment, Best Trick, Queen o Stars, Gino Gray and Heartburn. The Good Luck Stables Gino Gray, to be ridden by "Steady" Eddie Plesa, has won his last two starts over the Miles Road course and appears in an excellent position to become a triple winner. On June 13, he defeated Only Yours by five lengths, running the six furlongs in 1:16%. He came back four days later and coming from off the pace downed Just Free by three parts of a length over a muddy track. Gino Gray, a gelded son of Gino Rex, who was bred by Christopher T. Chenery, also won a race earlier in the year at Sunshine Park. Ray Star finished fifth to Gino Gray on June 17, but since that race was contested over a muddy strip the daughter of Good Goods, who was bred by Brookmeade, must be given a good chance to reverse the score. She has two very sharp races over a fast track, before meeting defeat, and trainer Louie Lamm has her in excellent condition. On June 11, at six furlongs, she beat Junket by a length and one-quarter in 1:16 after coming from off the pace. She was also a winner at Ascot on June 5 at four and one-half furlongs, coming from far back to outgame Indian Breeze by a length. „ Our Yonkela, to be ridden by the veteran Henri Mora, won here last week, lasting over Hurstland by a head after leading from just after the start at six furlongs. Our Yonkela, who was bred by Jacob Sher of Miami, Fla., has a world of early speed and may be able to last over Ray Star and Gino Gray. However, he has his work cut out, but with Mora doing the piloting it is assured at least that Our Yonkela will be getting a competent ride.

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