Duc De Fer Eastern Invader for Balmorals Sprint Stake: Torch of War, Tuosix and Precious Stone Figure to Race Well at Washington, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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, Due de Fer Eastern Invader For Balmorals Sprint Stake Torch of War, Tuosix and ♦ Precious Stone Figure to Race Well at Washington By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 14. — The seven furlong Domino Handicap for three-year-olds and upward, down for decision here Wednesday, attracted a list of 11 entries at closing time Tuesday. Ten different interests will be represented as Reverie Knoll Farm has a coupling in Smoke Screen and Smokelore. The highweight with 119 pounds, is Scent, winner of the opening day La Salle Handicap and owned by Monaghan Farms Co., of Denver. Next in line is Due de Fer, recently arrived from the East, who will carry 117 pounds and will race for J. W. Rodgers. Others are Charles Fritz Sir Tribal, 106;. Marvin Affelds Two Fisted, 113; Harvey Freuhaufs Precious Stone, 113; Inverwood Farms Streaking, 109; Hasty House Farms Torch of War, 116; Clifford Lusskys Tuosix, 114, and Walmac Farms Vagabond King, 112. Scent, aside from winning the La Salle, finished third back of Sea O Erin and Two Fisted in the Citation Handicap at one mile. The four-year-old son of Jamestown had a fairly good record at Santa Anita last winter and will be handled by Steve Brooks, leading jockey at the Balmoral session. If all go, the Domino » will gross 2,925, with the net-to the winner being 3,700. Raced in Oceanport on Saturday Due de Fer came from Monmouth Park, where he ran fourth in last Saturdays Oceanport Handicap after having set the early pace in the six furlong dash. His last success was at Jamaica in April and he later finished fifth in the Toboggan at Belmont. Last season at Arlington Park T- ;.~ -3 ~ n«_ iv._ ir...M.....j tt«« and the Arlington Classic Prep, but ran a poor race in the Classic. He will be piloted by Donald Brumfield, the son of his trainer. Hasty House F u;m wr be tryjng for their third stakes success of the session with Torch of War. He has been unplaced in. a pair of outings here, the opening day La Salle and a grass race won by Mr. Prosecutor. His years best effort was a triumph in the Churchill Downs Handicap in which he defeated Tuosix and Vagabond King, among others. Johnny Adanis will ride. . Smoke Screen has turned in two fine j races in stakes at the meeting. He was a strong-going second to Scent in the La Salle and placed back of Blue Choir -in the Balmoral Turf Handicap last Saturday. He made a poor showing in the Citation Handicap and has yet to win in five starts this season. He took the Equipoise Mile at Arlington last year. Smoke Screen will be ridden by William Garstens. Tuosix has not won since mid-April at Keeneland. He was close up to Torch of War in the Churchill Downs Handicap before coming to Washington Park. He finished fourth in both the La Salle and the Citation. Two Fisted comes into the Domino off a poor performance in the Balmoral Turf Handicap. He finished last in the field. His best was a second in the Citation and he won the Fort Lauderdale Handicap Continued on Page Ten RO J. WARN ELD b reed - er of Due de Fer. Scent Gives Ten Rivals. Weight in Domino Today Due de Fer Invades Washington For Balmorals Sprint Feature Continued from Page One at Gulf stream Park, beating, among others, St. Vincent and Blue Choir. Precious Stone, prominent in Chicago handicap ranks for the past couple of . . years, is making his Balmoral bow. He comes from New England, where k he" finished third, in the Governors Handicap at Suffolk Downs. His only success in 1955 was in ah overnight handicap at Lincoln Downs in March. Last year he Won the Clang Handicap over this race course. Vagabond King failed in. both the La-Salle and the Citation, and- earlier was third, in the Churchill Downs Handicap in which he was making his initial outing of the year. Streaking, the champion of the Sportsmans Park meeting, was a good second back of Mister 31ack in the Continental Turf, Handicap. He was later unplaced in the Citation. Sir Tribal and Smokelore have been running in lesser company. It was expected the racing strip might be in fairly good condition for -Wednesdays nine-race bill. Although heavy at the outset Tuesday, it was drying out well.

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