Galcir Seeks Second Littleman Tally: Packs 118 Pounds In Cicero Feature; Fabulist, The Hon, Brother Joss Seen Chief Threats in Third of Distance Contests, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-04


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Galcir Seeks Second Littleman Tally Packs 118 Pounds In Cicero Feature Fabulist, The Hon, Brother Joss Seen Chief Threats in Third of Distance Contests By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111.. May 2. — Wallace Strong will be out after his second victory of the current meeting with his eight-year-old Galcir, topweighted at 118 pounds, when he sends him postward in the ,000 Littleman Handicap, third in a series of the race so named. This event, which started out at the flat mile distance, is now up to the middle distance of lVs miles at entry time there were 13 still in the race from the originally nominated 15. Galcir, who will be coupled with Sand Shark as the Wallace Strong entry, was returned the winner of the first Littleman Handicap when it was decided at a mile, romping home by a length and one-quarter over Running Wolf and Towson Town. That race, incidentally, was decided over a muddy strip, with the winner getting up in the last sixteenth to score going away under 117 pounds. The son of Galway and Witchs Circle didnt do too well in his last outing when he went down to defeat in the second Littleman Handicap finishing a deep sixth in a field of seven. The track was sloppy for that running and Wallace Strongs colorbearer didnt appear to favor the going. Can Handle Most Any Track Past performances of Galcir .show, him to be at home over most any type of race track except for a sloppy one He has won over both fast racing strips and the heavier going. He won a 6-furlong dash at Fonner Park, Nebraska, before shipping to Sportsmans Park, and another ovei a heavy oval at Oaklawn Park earlier this spring. Chances for a fast track for the running of the third presentation of the ,000 Littleman are excellent. Racing secretary John Daniel showed respect for Sophire Stables Fabulist assigning him an impost of 116 pounds, just two less than Galcir. Fabulist had campaigned at the Gulfstream Park meeting before shipping north to the National Jockey Club. His record there and at the Hialeah meetings rate him an excellent chance to garner top money in the ,000 Littleman Handicap. For the most part, he has been competing over a mile and over with success in claiming races. Mostly his winning races have been with horses that normally race at ,000 or ,000 claiming figure. Thus far in 1959, Fabulist has won four out of his 14 starts and has earned 0,700 for his stable. The Hon, who sports the silks of the Regnave Stable, is another highweight entrant in the ,000 Litleman Handicap that comes here from the Gulfstream meeting. The Hon will pack 114 pounds in his initial appearance here this spring when he meets Galcir and Fabulist. The Hon was a winner in his last outing over the Florida race course and with that victory rates high with this type of middle-distance runners. Running Wolf and Turn Down, both recent winners at the current meeting, draw an impost of 114 pounds, being equally weighted with The Hon. So weighted, this race could be one of the hottest contested of the 25-day meeting. Others that will likely test their speed and stamina against those mentioned in the Littleman Handicap are Brother Joss, Better Goods, Count B., Tru Blu Lu, Bells Range, Quinap, and Robust Fleet.

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