Bank and Trust Likely Favorite at Fort Miami: Meets Small But Select Field At Mile, 70 Yards in Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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Bank and Trust Likely Favorite at Fort Miami Meets Small But Select Field At Mile, 70 Yards in Feature By T. J. MULLIGAN FORT MIAMI, Maumee, Ohio, May 7. — The "Philco Derby" Purse will be the chief offering on Wednesdays nine -race card and a small but select field will match strides at a mile and 70 yards. Endowed with an 00 purse, under allowance conditions, four-year-olds and older will compete. The track is about as fast as it can be and balmy, spring-like weather is in the offing for the large mid-week crowd which is expected to witness the sport. Bank and Trust, a chestnut filly owned and conditioned by Nick Lemberos, and a recent winner at the current session, is given the nod in a very closely matched race and may be capable of taking down the lions share of the purse. In her most recent endeavor, she gained a neck verdict over the speedy Casinova at six furlongs and it appeared that the farther she went, the better she liked it. Therefore, the added distance of Wednesdays affray should enhance her chances. Jockey Johnny McCracken, who is riding with considerable success and who piloted the daughter of Wait A Bit in her last winning essay, will again handle the saddle chores. The Flea, a brown mare who. races for Mrs. T. Johnson, appears to be the chief menace and could force the pace of Bank and Trust from flag fall to finish. This fleet-footed daughter of Vincentive chalked up a victory here a week ago and, on the basis of that performance, looms as the main danger. The Pheasant, from the barn of Floyd Duncan, was victorious here opening day, but has failed to impress since. Frank Sheaf fer has been assigned the mount. Counsellor Eh, owned and trained by Iva Mae Parrish, won a middle-distance event here a week ago and is highly regarded in the "Philco Derby." Iva Mae is the second leading money-winning owner at the meeting with six of her charges gracing the charmed circle. Mrs. Anne Ney Ions Makings and Frank Poulsons Barron Road will oppose the aforementioned quartet. The former has failed to impress at the meeting, while the latter has shown flashes, but has failed to make the grade. Kenny Robertson will handle Barron Road. The fourth race is also an allowance test, at five furlongs, and Florine, Royal Incline and Better Marks may be the ones most fancied.

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