Thirteen Sprinters Go In Fonner Park Event: Whatcetera Looms Favorite Off Two Efforts at Meeting to Date, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Thirteen Sprinters Go In Fonner Park Event Whatcetera Looms Favorite Off Two Efforts at Meeting to Date FONNER PARK, Grand Island, Nebr., May 3. — Racing secretary Ralph Stubbs has prepared a varied eight-race program for Wednesday. The feature will be run over five and one-half furlongs for a purse of 00. The race is an allowance affair and drew an entry of 13 of the better sprinters on the grounds. R. T. Allens Whatcetera has turned in two good efforts against far better company thanlie will meet Wednesday. Whatcetera closed strongly in his first appearance this year in the Inaugural Handicap and was beaten narrowly for third although he finished fifth. His next out was six days later and he turned in a much improved effort. The Allen colorbearer was only beaten two lengths by the highly regarded Go-Ye-Far as he set a new track record for the five and one-half furlongs. The marked improvement over his first trip to the post would seem to indicate that he is near his top effort. Free Lap showed keen speed in her last effort and should be the main contender in the five and one-half furlongs affair. The Phil Brossard mare has been short of stamina in the six-furlong races she has been asked to compete in, but she will be going a half -furlong shorter on Wednesday and may be able to maintain her speed over the entire distance. Rounding out the field will be Lawrence Harbaughs Judy Tide, G. B. Campbells Galadear, W. D. Rorick and L. O. Lanes Happy Tulip, Glen Murphys Burst, T. B. Wilcox Owl Martin, and J. L. Coopers Two Step. Hay Whirley, Red Led, Teal and Stage Flip drew on the "also eligible" list. Should Hay Whirley be fortunate enough to draw into the race she would be very difficult to beat.

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