Twelve May Vie in Massachusetts: Add Tick Tock to Probables While Lofty Peak Will Pass Up 0,000 Mid-Week Event, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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► Twelve May Vie En Massachusetts Add Tick Tock to Probables While Lofty Peak Will Pass Up 0,000 Mid-Week Event By ELI CHIAT SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 24. — The 0,000 added Massachusetts Handicap, which should have one of its best renewals here on Wednesday, was given a substantial boost over the week end with the announcement that Howell Jacksons Tick Tock would be among the starters in the mile and one-quarter test. This will assure a starting field of at least 12, as it was announced this morning that C.-B. Klines Lofty Peak, considered a definite starter in the 23d running of the Mass Cap up until today, would be reserved for the Longfellow Turf Handicap at Monmouth Park. Tick Tock, who will be remembered best by New England racegoers for his tremendous winning "effort in the Sophomore Special at Narragansett Park last November, will be the starting highweight in the Suffolk classic with 123 pounds. He has been lightly campaigned this season with only six trips to the post since starting his four-year-old season on March 21 at Bowie. That was his first outing following his Narragansett triumph. He has yet to reach the winners circle while competing a»«mst top-notch opposition. Ran Second in Wilson The gelded son of Double Jay — Up Early has shown steady improvement so that he must be given a first rate chance in annexing this rich prize. In the Wilson Handicap at Jamaica in May, he finished second to Jovial Jove, beaten off two and one-half lengths in a six furlongs dash which was clocked in 1:11%. After that race he also finished second in a seven furlongs allowance race behind War Piper, and then followed that up with a commendable fourth in the Metropolitan Handicap, three lengths behind Traffic Judge, Dedicate and Greek Spy. His last start was in the Edgemere Handicap where he finished sixth. Jockey Pete Anderson who guided him to victory in the Sophomore Special will have the riding chore on Wednesday. Xast minute complications forced the cancellation of the plane flight of Mrs. C. Ulrick Bays Greek Spy, but the four-year-old son of Greek Song-Spy Ship was vanned to the Downs over the week end and checked in at 4 a. m. this morning. Greek Spy was ready to be loaded at La Guardia Airport .when it was discovered that he was far too big for the ship on hand. This necessitated a quick revision of Continued on Page Forty-Fire Massachusetts Handicap May Draw Field of Twelve Tick Tock Joins Probable List; Lofty Peak Out of Suffolk Race Continued from Page Four * N shipping plans, and he was returned to Belmont Park from which point he made the van trip here. He was given a light gallop over the track this morning. Also arriving over the cool week end were Mrs. Ethel Jacobs Paper Tiger and Joseph Gavegnanos High King. The former made I an uneventful van trip over from New York while High King was bedded down last night after a quick flight from Arlington Park in Chicago. Paper Tiger will be the second highweight with 119 pounds while High King will be the low weight with 107 pounds. . J | The remainder of the starting field will be composed of members from the local handicap, brigade, plus Ken Kelmaris Grand Canyon, a Canadian invader who has been on the grounds for the past couple of weeks since contesting the John R. Ma-comber Memorial Handicap over the grass course. Mrs. Joseph Leones "Rockcastle worked a mile and one furlong yesterday .morning in 1:56 to show that he is ready for the big test. The son of Fervent went the half in :5iy5, three-quarters in 1:16%, and. the mile-in 1:42%, showing no ill effect front his recent soreness. William Beatties Park Dandy was sent a half mile in :48 yesterday morning and appears to be fit for the Wednesday test as indicated by his recent six furlongs races. Circle K. Farms Illusionist, recently purchased from Greentree stable, turned in a strong effort Saturday when he whipped a field of sprint racers in 1:11 while carrying 112 pounds, three less than his assignment on Wednesday. Mrand Helen Kelloggs Come on Red was third in that race, beaten four lengths, but showing a sharp burst of late speed after being sluggish during the early running. Mclver Pricketts Motor "Line was returned here last week end after accounting for an allowance race at Garden State Park while Colella and Formas Switch On and Sam Tufanos Wise Margin have been training steadily since their most recent outings.

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