En Fleur, Phil D. Face Two Newcomers In Tom Fool Purse at Sportsmans Park: Gulf Stream, Lion Attempt To Stop Mare From Gaining Third Win in Row at Meet, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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En Fleur Phil D Face Two Newcomers In Tom Fool Purse at Sportsmans Park Gulf Stream Lion Attempt To Stop Mare From Gaining Third Win in Row at Meet MeetBy By J J MURPHY MURPHYSPORTSMANS SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero HI May 7 En Pleur the fine fiveyearold mare owned by J H Nail Jr and M B Armer and Phil D who races in the silks of W Clyde Martin will be the favorites in the 7500 Tom Fool Purse to be run as the feature here Saturday but they may meet with stiff opposition from a couple of new ¬ comers The pair that could well furnish a surprise are Gulf Stream from the barn of Ralph Parachek and Lion owned by Carl Craig Both racers have had stakes experience Others in the Tom Fool field are Heutel owned by Mrs E Muckler Andros owned by Marion VanBerg and Dads Degree owned by the ArEv Stable StableGulf Gulf Stream a fouryearold son of WaitaBit recently arrived from Ken ¬ tucky Last year he won nine races in 34 starts In his last outing of the season he was third in the Christmas Handicap at Tropical Park and behind him were such name horses as Capeador Andre Dele ¬ gate and Risque Rouge In the 50000 Gulfstream Handicap in March he was fifth and beat Royal Bay Gem Straight Face Abbe Sting Count Cain and Andre Lion while he took but one purse in seven starts last year was a stakes winner at Santa Anita the previous season winning the Santa Catalina Handicap from Moon rush a former Santa Anita Handicap win ¬ ner Lion raced at Oaklawn Park and was second beaten a head by Blunt BluntEn En Fleur the handicap champion at Sportsmans Park last year hopes to dupli ¬ cate her feat when she goes after her third handicap victory at the meeting The black mare won the Inaugural and Spring Hand ¬ icaps both at seven furlongs so far at the meeting and has added 9750 to her bank ¬ roll since coming here two weeks ago The daughter of Apache Dou Douia has de ¬ feated several of her rivals in todays race in her previous victories among them being Phil p the stake winner who fin ¬ ished third in the Inaugural and second in the Spring Handicap Dads Degree finished finishedContinued Continued on Page FiftyTwo En Fleur Phil D Meeting Newcomers at Sportsmans SportsmansContinued Continued from Page One Onethird third behind En Fleur in the Spring Hand ¬ icap last Saturday SaturdayDads Dads Degree also won at the meeting taking the sevenfurlong Omar Khayyam Purse on April 27 Phil D has started three times and has been close up on all occa ¬ sions En Fleur and Phil D will each carry 118 pounds in the race raceHeutel Heutel was third behind HyIll Go in a fivefurlong race in his last outing Andros was an also ran in the SpringHandicap

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