Name Sextet for Georgetown Chase: Jam Topweighted Under 158 Pounds, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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■ -* - - - - Name Sextet for Georgetown Chase Jam Topweighted Under 158 Pounds 1952 Champion Faces Acid Test in Meeting Errolford, " Temple Gwathmey Winner DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 25. — James F. McHughs Jam, the 1952 steeplechase "Horse of the Year" in the annual Daily Racing FoRM-The Morning Telegraph poll, returns to one of his preferred courses tomorrow afternoon to compete in the fifteenth running of the 0,000 added Georgetown Handicap, first of two added money events contested over the difficult stakes course. The six-year-old Im- i pound gelding accepts a burden of 158 pounds as the highweight in the six-horse field. Others competing in the about two miles test are: Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs The Mast, 148; Mrs. Clara E. Adams Errolford, 143; Courtney Burtons Hunting Fox, 133; Mill River Stables Monkey Wrench, 132, and Lowry Watkins Tourist List, also 132 pounds. Mrs. Weir will be seeking a triple in the race, having been represented by Deanslaw in 1942 and The Mast last year. Jam performed creditably over this seldom-used course last year, finishing second in the Georgtown and winning the Indian River. His other stakes successes last year were in the International, Charles L. Ap-pleton, North American and Brook handicaps, which sent his seasonal earnings soaring to 6,130. He lost his rider in his first start this season, then was a trailer behind Errolford in the Temple Gwathmey. "Jam will have his regular rider in Earl Phelps. The Mast Won Race Last Year The Mast, as mentioned above, was last years Georgetown winner and is a local favorite. He is without a victory this year but was third in both the International and Appleton, won by Sea Legs and Oedipus, respectively. He last competed in the Temple Gwathmey and was beaten about IS lengths while finishing fifth. He will have the saddle services of jockey Bob McDonald. V, The most recent development in the steeplechase ranks, and probable favorite for the Georgetown is Errolford. This six-year-old son Of Flares, after racing for as little as ,500 early in the season, has won three successive races, the first for ,500, the second against allowance company, and the third in the Temple Gwathmey, in which he picked up a purse of 1,100. The big question seems to be whether or not he can handle the high obstacles he will be forced to negotiate tomorrow. Frank D. Adams/son of the owner, will ride Errolford. Hunting Fox, Monkey Wrench and Tourist List are without victories, with the possible exception of hunt meetings. Hunting Fox was soundly beaten by Patrol last time out in New York, while Monkey "Wrench displayed surprisingly good form in a local effort when he just missed wearing down Benbow on the regular course. Tourist List is a veteran stakes performer but has little to recommend. Aside from the Georgetown, the best flat race on the program is the five and one-half furlongs third race, which matches eight juveniles for a purse of ,000. Scheduled starters are Hawaiki, Bitter Pill, Hush Hall, June Fete, Open and Shut, Black Widow, Tiercel and Buff, each of whom boasts a local victory.

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