Favor Bernburgoo at Sportsmans; Louisville Handicap Brings Out Nine: Shan Pac-Rockport Entry Meets Ezgo; Rate Grissom Colorbearers Over Thompsons Topweight In 1 1/16 Miles Downs Event, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Favor Bernburgoo at Sportsmans Louisville Handicap Brings Out Nine Shan PacRockport Entry Meets Ezgo EzgoRate Rate Grissom Colorbearers Over Thompsons Topweight In 1 1 716 Miles Downs Event By BUD LYON LYONCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 9 Nine middle distance runners representing eight interests has been named for Saturdays 21st running of the 11475 Louisville Handicap at 1 116 miles and in the possible starting field are most of the areas top handicap performers performersHeading Heading the group for this renewal of the Louisville Cap will be the T Alie Gris ¬ som entry of Shan Pack and Rockport both winnersrcf their last starts here The entry figuresas oddson choice for one of them to extend their present winning skein Shan Pac has been assigned 117 pounds while his stablemate was given but 112 pounds by racing secretaryhandicap per Al Doc Lavin LavinArrayed Arrayed against the Grissom pair are Larry Thompsons Ezgo with topweight assignment of 119 pounds My Night Out from the Estate of D H Wells 114 Mrs A M Creechs Styrunner 113 C H Maynes Invalidate and W J Sprow Jrs Cardinal Sin 108 each E R Morris Negrotrece 107 and W G Billy Rey ¬ nolds Prince Killer 104 Lowered Track Record Last Out OutShan Shan Pac is by far the most capable member of the field in the Churchill Downs Handicap the fouryearold son of Shannon II Pacificia XL unreeled an astonishing 7 furlongs in 122 while under 115 pounds to clip threefifths from Black Georges sevenyearoldtrack record This effort was undoubtedly the most impress ¬ ing display of sheer speed witnessed here this spring but it did not surprise the colts Detroit owner or his trainer Vester R Tennessee Wright who has led the na ¬ tions list the past two years They have haveContinued Continued on Page Sixty Louisville Handicap Lures Field of Nine NineFavor Favor Shan PackRockport Entry Over Topweight Ezgo In 1 11 6 Miles Downs Event EventContinued Continued from Page One Oneknown known for some time that this one was a runner as last year he picked up eight purses and amassed more than 70000 Shan Pac will be in receipt of but two pounds from Ezgo Saturday instead of the fivepound spread that prevailed last week This actually should hamper him little and should make for a better race His margin of victory over the Thompson colorbearer was but a head with the two being on equal terms throughout the 7furlong Churchill Cap Johnny Heckmann leading jockey at the meeting will again ride Shan Pac PacRockport Rockport is a perfect running mate for Shan Pac Just last Tuesday he came from well off the early pace to annex the Cita ¬ tion Purse by one length racing the mile in 140 over a muddy racing strip This late run of the Talon gelding should be of considerable help Saturday in the event his more highly regarded running mate should be a little late through the stretch Rockport lifted 119 pounds in that conditioned test and should find Satur ¬ days seven pound drop of considerable benefit B L Bobby Baird will ride rideEzgo Ezgo Easy Phoenix Winner WinnerEzgo Ezgo can hardly be counted out of this field The Olympia gelding holds a six length decision over Shan Pac in the Phoe ¬ nix Handicap at Keeneland when he ran in 110 over a racing strip labelled as good The pair raced at equal weights that afternoon 116 pounds and it seem ¬ ingly stamped Ezgo as far superior sprinter to the Grissom star starHowever However the added fivesixteenths mile of tomorrows race make for a far more searching test of the ability Kenny Church will handle Ezgo EzgoMy My Night Out finished a well beaten seventh behind Shan Pac and Ezgo in the Churchill Downs Cap but with reason enough It was the geldings first start this year following a winter layup of five months Another item in his favor would be the fact that the 1 116 miles would suit him far better than a 7furlongsprint His biggest victory last year was in the 50000 added Michigan Mile and a Six ¬ teenth

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