Thistledowns Bedford Engages Six Sprinters: Legate May be Made Choice over Mor-Snoozey and Mr. T. A, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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ThistleDowns Bedford Engages Six Sprinters Legate May Be Made Choice Oyer Mor-Snoozey and Mr. T. A. THISTLEDOWN, Warrensville, Ohio, June 7. Edward A. Simpsons Legate, gelded son of Some Chance, heads a field of six in Tuesdays featured ,200 Bedford Purse at six furlongs here at ThistleDown. Named to face the speedy Simpson representative are Samuel C. Dykes Mr. Jett, Betty Lou Mc Cumbers Mor-Snoozey, Arthur Hockenberrys Mr. T. A., and Charles F. McCools Brookhaven. Legate raced here on Friday and at this same distance was up in the final three-sixteenths to whip the speedy Duke Aumar by two lengths while being nicely ridden by Ralph Borgemenke who will once again have the mount on Tuesday. Legates time over the sloppy track was 1:15 which was by far the best time of that particular afternoon. That was the second victory of the year for the gelding. He previously won while at Suffolk Downs in early April when running for ,500. He bested Cross Ring by a neck being timed in 1:12 for the six furlongs. In his last two races at Suffolk before shipping to ThistleDown, Legate had been second twice in allowance company. Last season in 32 starts he was in the money 14 times and earned over 5,-000 for his owner. Mor-Snoozey ran at the recently concluded Ascot Park meeting where many observers were of the opinion that she was the best horse on the grounds with the exception of those who were shipped in for the Gold Cup. She won several races while at Akron and was beaten.only once and. in that race was closing well in the final fur long after having been unable to find sufficient racing room while on the back-stretch. Mr. T. A., turned in a few good races while in this area last season and was a winner during May. He is well suited at this distance and could make things very rough on Legate. , s Brookhaven has won three times this year, but not in this class company. Dis Pete on one of his better days could be troublesome while Mr. Jett was third in his only local appearance. The latter has been a winner once this year.

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