Eight Vie Over One Mile Distance at Fort Miami: Wrangler and Bog Jet Are Each Coming Off Winning Efforts, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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Eight Vie Over One Mile Distance at Port Miami Wrangler and Bog Jet Are Each Coming Off Winning Efforts By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent FORT MIAMI, Maumee, Ohio, April 30. — The Grove City, honoring the home of Beulah Park, another of Ohios thoroughbred race courses, is the feature attraction for Monday. A field of eight will vie for a part of the purse at one mile. The group includes W. Bradys He Wolf, Mrs. W. Fischers Big Jet, Mrs. M. R. Gribbles Minnix, E. Jennings Greatoak Flare, Mrs. J. Dodsons Donnas Fox and H. H. Millers Sparkling Ann. Wrangler and Big Jet will be trying for consecutive visits to the winners circle and each is coming off a victory at the mile and 70 yards distance. The former turned in a two and one-half lengths verdict over L. Madonnas With Ease on April 21 and while the track was decidedly heavy the time was a very dull 1:53%. Jockey J. Catanzaro was up and brought the Bulls Eye gelding to the extreme outside entering the stretch to seek better footing and once on top won that affair without pressure. The combination should be a formidable one again on Monday and it will be interesting to note Wranglers performance on a fast track, according to the weathermans prediction. Big Jet, a six-year-old Rhodes Scholar gelding, turned in his winning performance on a fast strip. Jockey F. Sheaf fer sent him over the distance in 1:46% and he was three-quarters of a length the best of D. Faltz Strongheart. The margin of victory in this event is a bit deceiving because he raced wide down the backstretch then had to come out again entering the lane to get to the winner. From all indications he should have a bit more early foot for this affair and could be difficult to beat. Greatoak Flare was rather badly beaten in the feature attraction here last Friday. However, this aged Gray Flares gelding prefers a greater distance than six furlongs and he did run into some tight spots in the early going. In his one and only other outing over this course jockey Hiram Tackett sent him a mile in 1:47% over a good racing strip_and he was 10 lengths the best. He appears to have a touch of class and once again he may find the mile distance suited to a winning performance.

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