Extra Points in Hitchcock with 164: Six Oppose Nelles Fine Steeplechaser, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-17


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Extra Points in Hitchcock With 164 Six Oppose Nelles Fine Steeplechaser Sun Shower, The Mast Go in Aqueducts Two-Mile Stake; Sophomores in Stony Brook AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. YM June 16. The 0,000 Hitchcock Steeplechase at about two miles and the ,000 Stony Brook purse for three-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth head an attractive program at Aque duct Thursday. In addition, such useful sprinters as Frist Glance, Bradley and Top Blend are meeting in the six-furlong Rock-away Purse. Col. Lafayette Henry Nelles champion Extra Points heads the Hitchcock with a steadying 164. Should the vastly improved Grand Slam gelding maintain his dazzling winning streak he will be setting a weight-carrying record for the fixture, which was inaugurated in 1942. Iron Shot won it with 163 pounds in 1944, while War Battle successfully carried 162 in 1947. Extra Points, who won an overnight chase, the International, Corinthian and Appleton Memorial and a hurdle event this yedr at Belmont Park, will be ridden by Frank "Dooley" Adams and will undoubtedly be favored despite weight concessions from seven to 34 pounds to his six rivals. Mrs. Vernon G. Cardys Sun Shower, who won the only chase stake at Belmont in which Extra Points didnt appear, is second highweight with 157 pounds, two more than he carried in the Meadow Brook. In his previous start, Sun Shower finished second to Extra Points while getting 10 pounds in the Corinthian, while he was also second to the current champion in the Appleton Memorial. The Mast Favorably Weighted at 150 Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons The Mast, who was voted last years champion, gets in here with a favorable 150 pounds. The Mast fell at the final fence, while still very much in contention in the Meadow Brook, and bled very slightly in his previous race, but on his best form should be formidable. It is questionable, however, if he will like this track with its comparatively sharp turns, which should suit Extra Points perfectly. A quartet of lightweights complete the Hitchcock field, Mighty Mo 137; Livret, 135; Banner Waves and Tourist List, 130 each. The venerable Tourist List is steady enough jumper to profit by any of the others mistakes. Eight Sophomores, including the Wheat-ley Stable entry of Full Flight and Alternative, have been named for the Stony Brook. Full, Flight, who is topweight with 122 pounds, comes from a victory in the Leonard Richards Stakes at Delaware last Saturday and finished second in the Kent Stakes before that. No rider has been named for Jim Fitzsimmons charges. The chief threats in the Stony Brook appear to be C. T. Chenerys Permian, 119; Greentree Stables Dream of Glory, 116, and Llangollen Farms Ordained, 113 pounds. Permian turned in a good race in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, finishing sixth after being close to the pace all the way, but it seems asking a lot to start him back so soon after that grueling mile and a half. Dream of Glory is in winning form and has been training well since he was scratched from the Leonard Richards. Ted Atkinson will ride the Shut Out gelding. Ordained showed nothing in the Kent Stakes at Delaware, but won his previous start at Belmont Park. Should he catch an "off" track, the Endeavour n colt can be exceedingly dangerous, particularly on this long stretch. The Stony Brook field is completed by Sam Brook, ll9; Icarian, 116, and John B. P., Ill, including the "bug." The latter finished well in a sprint at Belmont Park on Saturday. j

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