Bainbridge Purse Tests Ten Sprinters at Ascot: Olympic Blend Rated Probable Favorite for Top Honors Today, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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Bainbridge Purse Tests Ten Sprinters at Ascot Olympic Blend Rated Probable Favorite for Top Honors Today ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio., May 7. — The Bainbridge Purse, over the Ascot Course, which is 33 feet less than four and one-half furlongs, holds the spotlight on Wednesdays card. Racing secretary Charles F. Henry designed the event for three-year-old and older horses, and under the allowance conditions a maximum field of 10 in salted to face starter William Mills. J. Davidsons Olympic Blend appears the logical candidate for the bulk of support and, with speed as his forte, the Olympic geldings rating goes up considerably. In his last appearance here, he was runner-up to O. and R. Pollocks Jerrys Gem, beaten but a half a length. The time for the same distance in that affair was an impressive :51%. This morning Olympic Blend worked three furlongs in :36, handily, as a prep for Wednesday s outing. Rounding out the field for the Bainbridge Purse are E. F. Lovelaces Lord Deanside, M. Tyson Gilpins Switch Hitter, Bottem Bucket Stables Protocall, E. Horn-icks Match Play, J. Kemps Iron Tires, C. E. Brown Jr.s Performance, B. C. Ben-shoff "s Something, Mrs. J. R. Battys Bobs-child and D. W. Sheltons Henrob. Of the latter group, Lord Deanside, Something and Performance finished behind Olympic Blend in the race won by Jerrys Gem and may be expected to offer the most opposition Wednesday.

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