Ten Capable Sprinters Vie at Cahokia Tuesday: Demetrios V., Oscars Pocket Coupling Likely to Be Choice, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-04


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Ten Capable Sprinters Vie at Cahokia Tuesday Demetrios V., Oscars Pocket Coupling Likely to Be Choice By A. L. SHIELDS Staff Correspondent CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., May 2. — Cahokia Downs enters its second full week of the sport Tuesday night with an interesting program of nine races arranged by racing secretary L. Henderson Van Zandt. The main event is the Kirk-wood Purse and it will be contested under allowance conditions for three-year-olds and older at 5 furlongs. The Kirkwood has drawn a field of 10 including Carroll P. Polands stable coupling of Demetrois V. and Oscar Pocket, who will probably be favored. Opposing the Poland pair are A. J. Rounds Hot Money, Harry Montgomery Jr.s Clay Worker, Henry Buntings Teamie, Marion A. Webbs High Bloom, Herschel L. Kellers Busy Jane, J. Glenn Halsell Jr.s Hudson Flash, Charles W. Ryans Easy Tiger and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McClooneys Lady Royal. Demetrois V. comes off a bang-up second to Kenny Kat in the Centralia Purse Thursday night, a race in which a little more than three lengths separated the field of seven at the wire and also resulted in a dead heat for third between Fastness and Lenapah. Demetrios V. has demonstrated early foot but was held off the pace in the Centralia and might have been set down a bit tardily. In any event the six-year-old gelding closed strongly only to miss by the narrowest of margins. Clay Worker, who will be making his • initial appearance of the year, could spring a surprise. A five-year-old Alorter — Im- i perial Valley gelding, he proved quite use- i ful in his campaign last year by accounting for six races.

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