On the Trot: High Point for Marywood Meeting Golden Miss Drew Rail Position Colbirish and Big Axe Meet Again, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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J . m- .MWMMm ? On the Trot 1 By MORRIE KURLANSKY High Point for Maywood Meeting j Golden Miss Drew Rail Position Colbirish and Big Axe Meet Again 1 MAYWOOD PARK. Maywood, III., May ; 1.— The current 51-nigtit session at May-■ wood Park reaches one of its high points J . Friday Friday night night when when 11 11 Friday Friday night night when when 11 11 of the nations best f our - year - old pacers will battle for a ,000 purse of an early-closing event honoring the great free-for-all star and May wood Park track-record holder. Times Square, now a rising young sire in his home state, Ohio. Elev- I en fleet four-year-olds have have been been entered entered in in m- .MWMMm have have been been entered entered in in this highly interesting mile dash and the line-up, which necessitates two tiers behind starter Bob Dales mobile gate, is headed by Dr. J. Howard Youngs splendid filly. Golden Miss, who drew the rail position for leading driver Del Insko. Opposing the Wisconsin-bred and owned Ensign Hanover miss will be such -accomplished and formidable foes as Lucky Nana and Ozark Pride, both property of Robert Byrne of West Plains, Mo, wholl drive Ozark Pride while" Lucky .Nana will be entrusted to Jack Hankins; Boomtown, without doubt the most improved horse on the grounds comparing- his 57 form against this year; the stakes-winning Grey Goose Bay colt, Cheyenne Goose; Golden Miss kinsman Sea Rover, impressive winner of his last two races here; the California gelding Shafter Hanover, fresh from a hard-earned B class victorj": Ned Rosecroft, winner of three early closers at this meeting for owner-trainer Jack Brown; Bonnie Time, a slow class Trace winner here for her Kentucky owners; John L. Prentices highly regarded Zooms Counsel, wholl make his seasonal bow in the Times Square, and Trusty Chip, a locally-owned gelding who was credited with an easy victory over a muddy track here last month. Golden Miss, victorious on opening night in 2:04.4 while taking the measure of Boomtown. Lucky Nana and Scottstown among others, barely missed beating Jake Rodney when the Ohio stallion set his seasons record of 2:02.1 here two weeks ago. The Grand Circuit star, carefully campaignedr-seems to be destined for a highly successful season. Earlier this week. Dr. Young flatly refused to sell the chestnut filly to New York even though offered a substantial sum. While it is a foregone conclusion that Golden Miss will be installed a well-supported favorite, she nevertheless will have her work cut out as some of her male rivals, especially Sea-Rover, Ozark Pride, the latter undefeated in two starts here, Boomtown and Cheyenne Goose have displayed excellent form in recent weeks.- Of course, her favorable inside post position and the driving services of Del Insko are important factors that undoubtedly will help the classy filly in turning back the onslaught of the colts and geldings. . — In addition to this outstanding pacing event, fanciers of the trotting sport will be treated to a rematch between the meetings best trotters, to wit, Colbirish and Big Axe, while Lady Iosola Miller, Lad£ Brookwood, Abbeyup and Fez Oaks can not be overlooked in this mile dash. Colbirish and Big Axe are co-holders of the meetings trotting mark, each horse winning here in 2:05.1, a clocking that is most likely to be bettered on Friday night. Harry Burright, displaying excellent sulky form these last few nights, boosted his position in the driver standings again by virtue of a triple score on Wednesday night, his fifth victory in two racing nights. The heady Illinois teamster won the first race with his own OHenry Direct, the pacing gelding breaking his maiden in 2:09.2. lie then returned with Roy Gentrys promising three-year-old colt. Homer Creed, to take the fourth race in 2:07.4 and finally annexed the tenth and final race with Bob Ken, property of Lloyd Arnold for a 2:09 triumph. Altogether Harry is credited with 14 wins at this meeting and now occupies second position with Dwayne Pletcher behind Del Insko who has opened/ up a long lead with 23 wins. The outstanding performance on Wednesday night was produced in a slow class event when the converted trotter Willis Stout with catch-driver Eddie Morgan at the reins made a show of his field to win by 14 lengths in excellent time, considering type of race, of 2:00 flat, which makes the Ohio gelding one of the fastest doubie-galted performers on half-mile tracks as he sports a pacing record of 2:03.3.

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