Wreck Master Tops Christiana Field: Has Six to Beat in Delaware Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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Wreck Master Tops Christiana Field Has Six to Beat In Delaware Stake Palatine Stable Youngster To Engage Momus, Cup Man And Early Warning Today By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 18. — Seven two-year-old colts have been entered overnight to contest the 0,000 added Christiana Stakes, a race which was won. last season by Llangollen Farms Porterhouse, who subsequently handled just about everything in his path to emerge as the juvenile champion of the year. Likely favorite in Saturdays five-furlong affair is Palatine Stables Wreck Master, who, under the allowance conditions of the race, must carry 119 pounds and concede from three to six pounds to his rivals. Other entrants in the Christiana- are Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Momus, Mrs. Royal Firman, Jr.s Early, Warning, Ella K. Brysons Kinda Smart, Maine Chance Farms Model Ace, Rokeby Stables Cup Man and Clifford Mooers Parr. None of k the nominees has, been ablet o make good in stakes competition to date and in accomplishing the feat Saturday, the successful youngster will earn 1,000 of the 4,825 gross purse. Wreck Master, a chestnut son of Bolero — • Lady Boswell, was acquired for ,000 as a yearling and has already won himself out for Frank Rosens Palatine menage. He has been victorious in three of his six starts, twice lowering the laurel track record for four and one-half furlongs. The final time of :52% could conceivably remain as a target for numerous seasons. Wreck Master will be handled by Willie Hartack, who retains the Delaware Park jockey leadership despite being absent fpm the local scene for about 10 days. Put On Stirring Duel Momus and Early Warning put on a stirring duel through the stretch in their recent meeting, with the former emerging victorious by a scant nose while covering five furlongs in :59%. That was the sec-, ond score in five starts for the Jeffords colt and marked the first time in three starts that Early Warning had failed to finish first, though he was disqualified in a previous race.. That time, incidentally, was the same as was required by Wreck Master here in downing Powder Flask and others. The latter had been regarded as a prominent Christiana aspirant until coming up with bucked shins. Cup Man was behind Momus and Early Warning in that race of 10 days ago and would have to improve considerably to defeat them Saturday. He is, however, credited with a local victory, his only one in five starts. Should he start in the Christiana, Cup Man will be ridden by Jack Westrope, who is also listed as the rider of Momus. Glen Lasswell will ride Early Warning. Kinda Smart, like Early Warning, has a disqualification in his record, his number having been taken down at Monmouth Park last Saturday after having finished first in :59 flat. Prior to that he turned in a corking effort when second behind Right Down in the William Penn Stakes at Garden State. Stanley Small is the scheduled rider. Model Ace and Parr are maidens, with the former returning to competition for the first time since making his debut at Hialeah Park in February. He is reported to have trained well for tomorrows effort and it must be remembered that one of his stablemates, Fantine Busher, was shipped here from New York to account for a division of the Polly Drummond Stakes earlier in the meeting. Parr has faced the starter on 10 occasions and in his last appearance was beaten a nose by Mister C. L. in 1:00. Model Ace is without a rider overnight, while Jimmy Lynch will handle Parr. The supporting race on tomorrows card is the ,500 Zwaanendael Purse, a mile and one-sixteenth test which has brought out a field of seven capable campaigners. They are Roman Rocket, Roaring Bull, Bottle of Ink, Bea Marony, Our Emblem, Marked Game and Go A Bit. The last two are coupled as the Tinkham Veale n entry.

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