Eight Go in 0,600 Dixie Handicap: Capeador to Concede Pimlico Rivals Up to Eleven Pounds; Arcaro to Ride Brookmeade Runner; Both Straight Face And Parnassus Rated Highly, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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W C FREEMAN Sends out John S Phipps Parnassus in the Dixie today Eight Go in 30600 Dixie Handicap Capeador to Concede Pimlico Rivals Up to Eleven Pounds Arcaro to Ride Brookmeade Runner Both Straight Face And Parnassus Rated Highly HighlyBy By PALMER HEAGERTY HEAGERTYStaff Staff Correspondent PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 7 The 15000 added Dixie Handicap one of the nations most coveted events for seasoned campaigners has its 53rd running as the featured event on the initial Saturday pro from at this Maryland Jockey Club course Presented through the years at various points and distances this years Dixie is for threeyearolds and upward at the mile and a furlong route The gross purse should the overnight field of eight remain intact will be 30600 with the owner of the win ¬ ner taking down a net return of 19550 19550Highweight Highweight starter in the Dixie will be Brookmeade Stables Capeador who under 116 pounds will be conceding from one to 11 pounds to his rival The opposition will include the following Greentree Stables Straight Face and John S Phipps Parnas ¬ sus 115 apiece Rokeby Stables Magic Lamp 114 Belair Studs Golden Gloves 113 Harry B Cohens Mully S and Bruce S Campbells Ram o War 108 each and Joe W Browns Matagprda 105 pounds poundsSeeking Seeking his third Dixie triumph astride Capeador will be jockey Eddie Arcaro who boasts victories astride Whirlaway in 1942 and Assault in 1947 Capeador has de ¬ veloped into a gem of consistency since early last year earning a portion of the purse in his last 11 engagements of 53 as well as in all of six starts this season Dur ¬ ing the current season he has won the Tropical and A B Letellier placed in the Royal Palm and Jamaica and finished third in the New Orleans and Excelsior Handi ¬ caps for earnings of 64500 Arcaro was astride the Bull Lea gelding in both the Ex ¬ celsior and Jamaica which were his last j two starts startsWon Won 1953 Flamingo i iStraight Straight Face who numbers the 1953 Flamingo among his most noteworthy tri ¬ umphs has failed to win this season since taking a pair of Tropical Park overnight events He was fourth in the Santa Anita Maturity then turned in bad efforts in both the Widener and Gulfstream Park Handi ¬ caps He showed improvement in his lone New York outing this spring moving from far back to be beaten a length and a half by Open Show in a handicap of the over ¬ night variety The Count Fleet gelding wfll be ridden Saturday by Bennie Green who replaces Ted Atkinson AtkinsonParnassus Parnassus a fouryearold War Admiral colt is a recent development in the handi ¬ cap ranks having won the Hialeah Turf and a division of the Lincoln Special in his last three starts for seasonal earnings of 45850 Parnassus is without a rider overnight but it seems likely that Chris Rogers will be on hand for the assignment having ben astride him in his stakeswin ¬ ning efforts effortsTrainer Trainer Jim Ryan will be seeking his third Dixie win in four years when he saddles Magic Lamp having been success ¬ ful in 1951 with County Delight and last year with Royal Vale Magic Lamp comes up to the race with excellent credentials having accounted for the Jamaica Handi ¬ cap over Capeador and Find in his most recent engagement coming from far off the pace to win under 109 pounds He will be ridden Saturday by Jack Westrope WestropeRounding Rounding out the quintet of highweight invaders is Golden Gloves who will be seeking his initial victory of the year in five starts In his most recent appearance he was third behind Pet Bully and Royal Vale in the Valley Forge Handicap at Gar ¬ den State StateNone None of the remaining entrants Mully S Ram o War and Matagorda has been able to reach the winners circle this sea ¬ son Matagorda however displayed excel ¬ lent efforts in his last two New York out ¬ ings finishing three and a half lengths be ¬ hind Open Show and three lengths off Magic Lamp George Glassner will ride Matagorda while Eldon Nelson leading rider at the recently concluded Bowie ses ¬ sion to be atop Ram o War Mully S who refused to break in his last outing will be ridden by Angelo Vasil

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