Rain Again Hits Ascot; Eight Go in Classic Race: Dashing Count Likely Favorite; Confine Races to Sprint Events, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Rain Again Hits Ascot AscotEight Eight Go in Classic Race Dashing Count Likely Favorite Confine Races to Sprint Events EventsBy By RONALD KEANCER KEANCERStaff Staff Correspondent CorrespondentASCOT ASCOT PARK Cuyahoga Falls Ohio May 7 At the request of Ike Bassett cen ¬ tral manager of the Jockeys Guild all races at Ascot Park on Saturday with the exception of the featured Ascot classic will be at four and onehalf furlongs It rained in this area steadily through the night hours and a light rain continued to fall throughout the morning once again turn ¬ ing the strip into a sea of mud mudBassett Bassett entered into an agreement with the association that all races will be at four and onehalf furlongs with the ex ¬ ception of the advertised features until DAILY RACING FORM carries the track as fast At that time normal conditions will once again prevail prevailThe The featured Ascot Classic will be at seven furlongs and it has attracted a well balanced field of eight to match strides for the major share of the 2000 purse The field will line up in the following order High Climber Little Money Dash ¬ ing Count As Ordered Perfidy Smiling Eyes Plumelette and Nerve NerveMrs Mrs Virginia McKenneys Dashing Count a gelded son of Count Fleet has been the sharpest horse in training thus far through the first half of the meeting and will parade postward as the favorite in jthis race Last week Dashing Count added to his laurels by taking a five length decision over Efcee in the featured Ascot Special at a mile and one sixteenth That was the third winning race of the meeting for the gelding in four starts Before shipping here from Charles Town Dashing Count had won two straight straightThe The Bodnar Brothers Plumelette looked very good in her races this spring and if anything in this field should defeat Dash ¬ ing Count Plumelette may hold the trump trumpContinued Continued on Page Fifty Two Rain Again Hits Ascot Eight Go in Classic Race RaceDashing Dashing Count Likely Favorite Confine Races to Sprint Events EventsContinued Continued from Page Three Threecard card She already owns a victory over the McKenney colorbearer when earlier in the meeting the Hyperionion mare scored a convincing length and onequarter score over Leap Year Boy with Dashing Count coming along third The track was muddy that afternoon Smiling Eyes has ben a consistent win ¬ ner at the meeting and will take kindly to the track conditions However she has not been running with the likes of Dash ¬ ing Count or Plumelette PlumeletteNerve Nerve at one time was one of the better horses in this section and trainer Bill Bell is taking his time with the Charing Cross mare She was in trouble in one of her recent races which may not have cost her the race but in all probability she would have been on the board boardThere There were no mishaps in the Daily Double races this afternoon and no horses bobbled as they raced into the first turn The Double was won by Miss Joyful and Temple Bar and paid 23460 Kenny Robertson riding his first race since a 10day suspension was astride Miss Joyful Edward Plesa piloted Temple Bar to his popular and rather easy score

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