Delaware: High Voltage Arrives for Delaware Oaks Wheatley Filly is Tougher than Nashua Lillis Plans, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Delaware By Charles Hatton High Voltage Arrives for Delaware Oaks Wheatley Filly Is Tougher Than Nashua Lillis Plans for Bowies Next Meeting i DELAWARE PARK, Del., June 14.— "She is tougher Khan even he Nashua is," the veteran tuff man, Bart ■Sweeney, said of Wheatleys photogenic gray filly, High Voltage, nere at Delaware raric this morning. The darling of the New York turf is an arrival to attempt adding Saturdays 5,-000 added Delaware Oaks to her earlier victories in the important Acorn and Coaching Club American Oaks. Sweeney added that all she needs to be fully prepared for the first of the lavish "Distaff Triple Crown" triumvirate is to "blow out, perhaps on Thursday morniner. The trio here was iust a breeze for the speckled daughter of Ambiorix, the . affable Irishman said, adding, "and she is in perfect condition. I think she will give a good account of herself." While trying to beguile her with some sugar, which proved only that she does not have a sweet tooth, we learned that High Voltage is, indeed, the independent sort of filly her exercise boy, Tommy Wynnk of County Mayo, pictures her. He is a mutual friend of Sir Gordon Richards and says, gazing affectionately at the filly, "she is really a sweetheart, and I have handled many a good one. Nothing at all bothers her, except maybe if you try to pet and pamper her too much." Exercise Rider Praises Phipps Queen Wynn says of High Voltage that, "she does everything just right. She is agood-doer and a grand shipper. Hei» disposition is wonderful too. She just does not care for too much fussingabout her. Sure, she likes people, but if they pamper and pet her more than she thinks is necessary, she will show it. No, she is not what I would call a real big filly, but she is a racing type. She has never run here at Delaware Park, but this is a grand place for her. I have been to the tracks from coast to coast and I think the grass here is tops for grazing. Everything here is natures own. Fine natural grass for horses. High Voltage is ready for the Oaks, just a short blowout a day or two before that nine furlongs is all she needs after an easy gallop to acquaint herself with the strip." Tommy Wynn, of course, will not be on High Voltages sturdy back in the Oaks. Eddie Arcaro, the old maestro of the nations jockeys, is due here from New York to fill that important engagement. But Wynn, and Bart Sweeney, who tend the-gray glamour girl around the barn, have done their share to inspire Mrs. Phipps champion to earn fame and fortune — and nobody will be rooting harder for her in the Oaks. Donald Lillis, president of the Bowie club, was a Visitor here yesterday, and admiring the verdant scenery seven miles of arbor vitae and a shaded paddock, said, "it is wonderful what one may do by way of landscaping with summer dates." He was en route to Baltimore, a fugitive of only a few hours from his Wall Street desk, for a meeting of the directors of Bowie. Indications are that the Southern Maryland plant soon will have a luxurious new clubhouse, and that the next Campbell Memorial will have 00,000 added. The Campbell definitely "arrived" last spring, attracting Joe Jones from California, along with the winter hibernators, Fisherman and Helioscope. Its date is in a way comparable to that of the Kentucky Derby, enabling the club to bring together handicap performers who may not meet again all year instead, i assiduously avoid one another. Indeed, it is easier, for obvious reasons, to bring together the top drawer handicappers in such a test than to stage repetitious three-year-old events at scale weights. Lillis only recently returned from a sojourn abroad, during which he visited sunny Italy and golfed in Scotland. Shuk Astride Westward Ho in Sheylin Turf ana: Bart Sweeney arrived here from enchanting Tipperary in 27 . . . Nick Shuk departs Saturday a. m., to have the mount on the improving Westward Ho in the Shevlin . . . Blue Violin will plane in from Balmoral for the "New" New Castle. Is in winning form . . . High Voltage worked a mile in 1:41 at Aqueduct just before vanning here . , . Gainsboro Girl, who recovered her form in the Top Flight, is in the New Castle and Delaware Handicaps. She won the Delaware a year ago, when it was known as the New Castle. Sort of confusing . . . Delaware Park has replied to criticisms its races are running late with an exhaustive study of the elapsed time of programs here and elsewhere. The races are run off in reasonably good time. One day they may be reduced from cards of eight to seven, to expedite things still further. Philadelphia contributes notably to Delaware patronage ,. . . Marylands 56 dates are anybodys guess . . . Their ponies follow outriders here like fond collies ... It is a question if the brass hats will choose the fourth estate at golf here this summer, as in past meetings at the Stanton course . . . The chase season starts here next week. Both courses are in excellent condition, though the somewhat uncooperative chase set prefers the small hedges". . . Don Ross is an early morning visitor at his adjacent Brandywine Farm training quarters . . . Flag Day at Delaware was celebrated by raising Old Glory above the clubhouse room. As in the controversial instance of who actually wrote Shakespeare, it now is a question if Betsy Ross fashioned the first flag . . . The Irish Bloodstock Breeders* quarterly is off the press. T , * ;. * , , , ■ t ,

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