Gorbet Farm Purse at Sportsmans: Rickover Opposes Nine Foes Today; Sprint Feature Brings Out Klompen, Redbird Wish, Hi Swift and Jessie and Cole, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-01


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Gorbet Farm Purse at Sportsmans Rickover Opposes Nine Foes Today Sprint Feature Brings Out Klompen, Redbird Wish, Hi Swift and Jessie and Cole By C. E. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., April 30. — Rickover, the Joe-Anna Stables star sprinter, will vie in the ,500 Gorbet Farm, six and one-half furlongs dash Friday against a strong field of nine others in the feature. This will mark the second appearance for the four-year-old son of Crafty Admiral and Sweet Caprice at the meeting, his first start not being very successful. The Joe-Ann Stables four-year-old competed against some top-flight sprinters in the Inaugural Handicap, and although he didnt get in the money, he gave a real thrill to his many backers when he set a sizzling pace for over a half mile before giving ground. That race, along with his several good morning preps, rates him the one they may have to beat in the Friday feature. This past winter, the Joe-Anna entrant campaigned at the Florida tracks without too much success, but from his records, he has been competing with some pretty tough company at distances from six furlongs to a mile and one-sixteenth over the grass. His New York form of last fall moves him up for his test of speed today. Rickover won two races, both over a distance of ground, at Belmont Park last fall. Klompen Looms Threat Klompen, who sports the orange and black silks of H. G. Bockman, looms as a serious contender in the Gorbet Fa;m off some of her better races this past year. The four-year-old filly, a daughter of Bembor-ough and Volendam, had but one start here this year, that in the sprint handicap where she finished well back to some pretty speedy company. Her chances in with the field she will face Friday are much greater than they were last week. The Bockman filly isnt too fast from the gate, but, once in her best stride, has shown ability to really turn on the speed. The recent winner, Redbird Wish, who carried the silks of Marion H. VanBerg to his first victory for the stable this year, rates better than outside chances for the major portion of the purse. Redbird Wish displayed a top-flight effort in his winning race when he turned back Young Warrior and Big Ponnie at six furlongs last week. With that race as a conditioner, he should be a formidable foe. Of the others slated to face starter Roy W. Dickerson in the feature, those with the best chances to surprise appear to be Jessie and Cole and Hi Swift, two having shown good speed in their last outings. Rounding out the 10-horse field are Big Winner, who will be making his first start since Florida; Bay Boy, also up from Flor-l ida; Valley View, a Florida winner, and Daddys Doe, who raced here last week without success. 1 ! , | I , I ] ; . „

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