Run Spring Maiden Chase as Special: No Wagering in Delaware Event; Pollys Jet Likely Dovet Starter Wednesday, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Run Spring Maiden . Chase as Special No Wagering in Delaware Event; Pollys Jet Likely - Doyer Starter Wednesday DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 25. While the 10,000 added Delaware Handicap, worlds richest race for fillies and mares, has attracted the attention of the entire racing world, Delaware Park has two other stakes coming up for renewal during the coming week, as well as the closing day 5,000 added Sussex Handicap on .Monday, July 4. Events to be offered this week, prior to Saturdays stellar attraction, are the 0,000 added Dover Stakes on Wednesday and the ,500 added Spring Maiden Steeplechase on Monday. The latter event, like Friday!s Georgetown, will be offered as a special event, with post time scheduled for 1:15 p. m., or 45 minutes before post time for the regular" eight-race program. The Dover, which will call for two-year-olds to dash five and one-half furlongs, could feature another appearance of Pollys Jet, who has carried the Barclay Stable silks of John McShain to six consecutive victories, the last four of them against stakes "company. The unbeaten son of Polynesian Marys Dell gave local racegoers a sample of his capabilities last Wednesday when he won the Christiana Stakes in record time for the event and came within one-fifth of a second of Beau-gays track record. While definite plans are not known at present, it seems probable that trainer Russell Downes will start his star in the Dover in preparation for richer events in the near future. Small Doyer Field Seen Just which trainers will elect to start their youngsters against Pollys Jet remains to be seen, but the field seems likely j-to be a small one in view of. the Barclay colts accomplishments. Then again, there are many who believe in the old saying that "if you dont try them, you cant whip them." Among the prominent prospects are: Richard A. Lewis First Lap, who was second behind Pollys Jet in the Christiana after having dueled with the unbeaten colt for three furlongs; Montpeliers Nahodah, a promising maiden; Mrs. Ada L. Rices Tetra Sun, third in the Christiana; Trio Stables Smooth Stride and Mrs. Royal Firman, Jr.s Black Frost. In the more immediate future, Mondays Spring Maiden, which will be contested over the course of about two miles, including 15 obstacles, will be the second such pre-program offering in four days and is expected to excite little, if any, interest. The only leapers entered this morning were Brookmeade Stables Bavaria, M. B. Metcalfe, Jr.s Beau Sir, C. W. Switzers Another Hyacinth and W. H. Frantz Follies Bregere. Had they elected to have wagering on the Spring Maiden, Bavaria would have been a prohibiting choice, just as Shipboard would have been when defeated by Ancestor in the Georgetown. The latter event was won by Ancestor and on at least one occasion this year, Bavaria was able to finish in front of Mrs. Ogden Phipps jumper.

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