Reflections: Another Big Racing Week End Ahead Delaware Attracts Top Fillies, Mares Who Will Oppose Nashua in Dwyer?, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-28


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Reflections : By Nelson Dunstan : Another Big Racing Week End Ahead Delaware Attracts Top Fillies, Mares Who Will Oppose Nashua in Dwyer? NEW YORK, IT. Y., June 27. In the scheme of things the three long racing week ends this year are tfiose of Memorial Day. Independence Day and Labor Day. This coming Saturday and Monday, 15 stakes will be run at various tracks. On Saturday, the 10,000 Delaware Handicap, last of the "Distaff Big Three" at the Stanton course, will be run and in the 0,000 Dwyer at Aqueduct, it will be Nashua against the field. Monday, Independence Day, has two races with 0,000 added, the Carter at Aqueduct and the American Handicap at Hollywood. High Gun is slated to use the seven-furlong Carter as a prep for the Brooklyn Handicap at a mile and a quarter. Five days later, on July 9, Aqueduct, Detroit, Hollywood Park and Arlington Park will all stage 0,000 events. Taking on week end at a time, the Delaware Handicap should attract the best fillies and mares now in the East and it could be one of the best races for those of the weaker sex this season. It would not be surprising if the climax of the "Distaff Big Three" hot only drew one of the best, but the largest fields to answer the bugle in many a day. Clear Dawn Gets Into Distaff Picture High Voltage, voted the two-year-old filly champion of 1954, has now won the Acorn, Black-Eyed Susan, Coaching Club American Oaks and the Delaware Oaks. A few hours after these line are written, she is scheduled to start in the Gazelle at Aqueduct. John W. Galbreaths Clear Dawn was a surprise winner of the New Castle last week end and here, again is a daughter of Heliopolis scoring her first victory at a mile and a sixteenth. Both High Voltage and Clear Dawn will have an acid test if they start in the Delaware for among those likely to oppose them is Foxcatcher Farms Parlo, the three-year-old filly champion last year and the winner of the TopFlight this season. That by no means ends the opposition. Although Clear Dawn defeated 14 others in the New Castle, she, will face a tough field in the mile and a quarter-event on Saturday. We believe High Voltage stands out among three-year-old fillies, but this race will go far in determining the filly and mare champion of the current season. There is not, to our way of thinking, a three-year-old colt in the East who can give serious battle to Nashua in" the Dwyer on Saturday. In the Cowdin . Stakes at Aqueduct, Summer Tan won from the Belair colt, but Mrs.; Galbreaths horse is now on the sidelines. In fact, it is hard, at this writing, to visualize the sophomores who will oppose the son of Nasrullah. Traffic Judge, winner of the Ohio Derby last week end, may be one, but, if so, he will be without the services of Eddie Arcaro. Bunnys Babe faltered badly in the Lamplighter at Monmouth, but then so did Westward Ho, Jabneh, Portersville, Racing Fool, Thinking Cap and others as Star Rover, son of Flushing XL, took the long end of the purse. Just where the opposition is coming from is a question. Some of the top colts take to the hills when Nashua is scheduled to start. It goes without saying that the dne horse certain to give him a fight is Swaps, but when they will meet is very much a question. The owners have every right to complete the schedules they have outlined for the two colts, but the public wants these two to battle it out and so. do those who will vote for the three-year-old champion and the Horse of the Year. Must Rate Decathlon Among Top Juveniles , When Decathlon won the Narragansett Nursery Stakes, he scored his fourth victory without a defeat. This son of Olympia must be considered among the top two-year-olds of the year. In the Bay State Kindergarten he defeated Dark Charger and Getthere Jack. While the cough, bucked shins and other setbacks have retarded the juveniles, the Lily-Ann Stables Getthere Jack and the Barclay1 Stables Pollys Jet have distinguished themselves in two-year-old racing this year. In six starts, Pollys Jet, the son of Polynesian, has not been defeated and he won the Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park on the same day that Getthere Jack won the Tremont here in New York. There is a possibility that Decathlon and Pollys Jet will settle the question between them in the Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 4, but whoever is returned the winner will have Getthere Jack to beat. Pollys Jet broke the unbeaten string of Getthere Jack in the Juvenile Stakes at Belmont, but it will take another meeting- to settle the question with finality. Not until Saratoga and Washington Park will the juvenile division clarify itself, for there are a number of two-year-olds who have yet to make their debuts. Hawaiian-Breds to Race at Longacres LONGACRES, Renton, Wash., June 27 Hump Roberts, president of the Washington Horse Breeders Association, will race three Hawaiian-bred horses at Longacres this summer. The three-year-olds Deldid and Alizumba,- which arrived in this country last September, will be making their racing debuts. Aliba started at Spokane last fall. The horses will race for the Ulupalakua Ranch, Ltd., a major ranch on the Island of Maui, with Mr. E. K. Baldwin as president and manager. The Longacres meeting of 54 days opened Friday afternoon. The session will be conducted on a five-day-a-week basis, Wednesdays through Sunday. t f k r t 6I tM T i - x b i x . 7 - V I if, I i . i i , , 1 , A x

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