His Majestys Council Purse Draws Big Field: Waco Scamp, Roman Secret and Bamma Vie in Ak-Sar-Ben Event, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


view raw text

■ His Majestys Council Purse Draws Big Field Waco Scamp, Roman Secret and Bamma Vie in Ak-Sar-Ben Event By J. R. BATTY Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 22.— Half of the eight-race program for Wednesday here caters to route runners. Two of these longer distance races are non-claiming affairs and will head the festivities. The first allowance race posted is the fifth, and eight sophomores are entered overnight to vie for a purse of ,260 at one mile and 70 yards. The field in the race restricted to three-year-olds is made up of The Snapper, Sandair, Gallaride, Danger Devil, Decontrol, Maniza and the coupling of Mr. Beano and Day Twist. The following race, which is richer in purse value and is the nominal headliner, brings together a limit dozen seasoned routers. Six others are listed as "also eligible" in event of withdrawals from the original band. Titled "His Majestys Council," this allowance test has a prize of ,360, and the issue will be settled at one mile and 70 yards. Named to compete are Mr. Poise, Roman Secret, Detective, Bamma, Foreign Loan, Colorado Miner, Open Scabbard, Forgotten Miss, Teddytoi, Bill J., Taos Cross and Waco Scamp. With Waco Scamp, Roman Secret and Bamma included in the line-up, a heated battle for early supremacy should occur. Roman Secret is making his first start of the season over a distance of ground in this encounter. Five times locally he has appeared under silks at six furlongs and produced from these outings two victories, a second, third and fourth. A five-year-old gelded son of Roman — Little Sphinx, Roman Secret has competed over distances longer than a mile in his career, so this engagement cannot be regarded as an experiment by his connections. Last year Roman Secret chalked up a tally at one mile and twice competed at one and a sixteenth miles but without success. Waco Scamp registered his fifth victory from 11 starts this year when scoring a week ago. This four-year-old gelded son of Cannons Roar — Saxets Pride has never gone a distance longer than six furlongs. Bamma has had more experience over a route of ground than some members of the field, and from 20 starts this season experience has just about been the sum of it, because she has earned only one purse. In her latest endeavour locally Bamma opened up a long lead on the first turn of a one and one -sixteenth mile outing, but was unable to carry her speed until the end, finishing third some four lengths to Just Judy. Previously she was fourth by a longer margin to the same foes.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1954062301/drf1954062301_47_1
Local Identifier: drf1954062301_47_1
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800