Dogoon Tops Balmoral Sprint Field: Manassas Offers Chief Opposition; Bishop Coupling Entered in Seven-Furlong Feature; Ben A. Jones, Styrunner Also Go, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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MANASSAS The 1957 Arlington Handicap winner is a scheduled starter in todays eighth race at Washington Park Dogoon Tops Balmoral Sprint Field Manassas Offers Chief Opposition OppositionBishop Bishop Coupling Entered in SevenFurlong Feature Ben A Jones Styrunner Also Go GoBy By J J MURPHY MURPHYWASHINGTON WASHINGTON PARKV Homewood 111 May 12 Two stars of former meetings at this course are among those entered in the feature race here Tuesday They are Ma ¬ nassas who was adjudged the best grass runner to appear in Chicago last year and Dogoon who holds the track record for 7 furlongs Each will carry 122 pounds as will Petes Folly who makes up half of a twohorse coupling from the William Hal Bishop Stable Others named for the 7 furlong contest are Camalion who will be Petes Follys running companion Styrun ¬ ner Razor Resolved and Ben A Jones JonesDogoon Dogoon to be ridden by Dave Erb who has had the mount on the E G Drake sprinter in most of his successful efforts will likely be the favorite due to the fact that he is the champion at the distance here He started in Kentucky a couple of weeks ago and gave a good account of himselfTwo himself Two Wins at Oaklawn OaklawnManassas Manassas owned by John Zitnik was turned out during most of the winter and appeared at Oaklawn Park in early spring very fit After finishing unplaced in a six furlong dash taken by Styrunner he came back to win at a similar distance defeat ¬ ing LoriEl Sir Tribal Styrunner and others on a fast track in new track record time He came right back to set another mark this for 1 116 miles in the Oak lawn Handicap beating Ezgo and Sty runner runnerAlthough Although Manassas seems to be at his best on the grass having won five consecu ¬ tive purses on the turf last year his Oak lawn Park performances would also indi ¬ cate that he is also very good on the dirt Manassas is a nominee for the Continental Turf Handicap first major grass stake of the Chicago season to be run May 24 24Petes Petes Folly has been a consistent short distance horse for some time In late March he was second to Sharpsburg in the Capitol Handicap at Laurel and has a record of three victories in 11 outings this season Camalion his stablemate is a Frenchbred fiveyeauold who was pur ¬ chased by Bishop early this month monthResolved Resolved owned by Dixiana was a win ¬ ner at Keeneland in his latest outing while Mrs Connie Rings Showplacerwin was successful during the recently concluded Golden Gate Fields meeting J J Greg ¬ orys Ben A Jones has won a single race in II starts this year while Mrs A M Creechs Styrunner scored during the Oak lawn meeting R R Thomas Razor will be seeking his initial victory of the year

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