Oclirock Strong Favorite For New London Cap: Burnt Child, Opera Light Main Threats in Lincoln Downs Event, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Oclirock Strong Favorite For New London Cap CapBurnt Burnt Child Opera Light Main Threats in Lincoln Downs Event EventBy By ELI CHIAT CHIATLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 4 From an original list of 12 nominations only seven have been entered overnight to contest the 10000 New London Handicap feature attraction on the semifinal Satur ¬ day of the 49day meeting With the dec ¬ laration of T P Morgans Bertie who was scheduled to carry the same high weight assigned to Peter Fullers Oclirock of 121 pounds it appears that the Floridabred son of Nelson Dunstan again will be the oddson favorite to capture this sevenfur ¬ long event eventIn In five previous starts here Oclirock has been installed a heavy favorite with the New England public On four occasions he has been an oddson choice with a 3to2 payoff resulting from his victory in the New Haven Handicap also over the seven furlongs distance In tomorrows sprint he will have an able running mate in Yock Tom who was shipped back from New York where he finished second in his last outing outingOclirock Oclirock aside from his New Haven vic ¬ tory has two allowance triumps and a sec ¬ ond to his credit He will pick up a single pound from his last handicap score which saw him beat Waldo D Andrews Burnt Child a nose noseThe The latter again figures to furnish the sternest opposition In three attempts in handicap company Burnt Child has earned the runnerup position to earn the title Best Second Horse on the Grounds His most recent essay was in the mile and one sixteenths of the Hartford Handicap last Saturday In this test he cut out all the pace and was beaten by J andP Venutis Pipe of Peace who is also listed as a starter in tomorrows shorter event Burnt Child will carry a pound more than he toted in his nose defeat by Oclirock in the New Haven and will be ridden by the veteran Claude Hooper woh handled him in that event Marshall Wilder again will be aboard Oclirock OclirockCharles Charles Lawrences Opera Light who up ¬ set the dope with a smashing win in the I Bridgeport Handicap has been assigned 1 110 pounds and will have a change of rid ¬ ers tomorrow with Keith Stuart replacing Larry Adams The latter was aboard the New Jerseybred in his winning essay but failed to reach contention with him in last weeks Hartford thus bringing about the switch of riders He appears to be a moody sort but can be troublesome when perform ¬ ing to his best capabilities P and B CIrionis Double Bid will carry lOP pound mostly in tbe sensational ap ¬ prentice George Gibb Under these weight arrangements he can prove a formidable contender He has a pair of seconds to his record here once beaten a neck by Opera Light in the Bridgeport Since then he was fourth in the Hartford Pipe of Peace although it appears that he favors a longer route as indicated by his victory in the Hartford again will have Harold Keene in the saddle and could men ¬ ace if the speed horses start to come back to him in the late stages G R Whites Lucky William under the low impost of 104 pounds and Carl Landers is the only newcomer in the field At Oaklawn Park he had four straight seconds in higclass allowance company showing a high turn of early speed which should make him damrerous as far as he goes

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