Coltrane, Mr. Jr. Vie at Sportsmans; Hillsvale Scores in Jet Pilot Purse: Former to Carry Top Impost of 118; Midwestern Cap Attracts Seven, including Quick Wit, Springfire and Quick Master, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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Coltrane, Coltrane, Mr. Mr. Jr. Jr. Vie Vie at at Sportsman Sportsmans; s; Hillsvale Hillsvale Scores Scores in in Jet Jet Pilot Pilot Purse Purse former to Garry Top Impost of 118 Midwestern Cap Attracts Seven, Including Quick Wit, Springfire and Quick Master By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero 111., May 5. — Racing secretary John C. Daniel has shown respect for the Regnave Stables three-year-old Coltrane by assigning him the top impost of 118 pounds in the ,000 Midwestern Handicap, a two-pound spread over his closest rival, Mr. Jr., who will pack 116 pounds in the 6-furlong dash. This event, to be presented as the main attraction on the midweek card of nine races, will have seven contestants. Coltrane will have as his running mate, Quick Master, who races in the interest of the Joe-Anna Stable. The entry is trained by N. Nicki. Ran 6 Furlongs in 1:10% This will mark the first appearance for Coltrane here at this meeting. The speedy sophomore, a son of Poo Bah and Tobe-shined, has made but two starts this year, and of those outings was a winning one at Tropical Park early in the year when he won a 6-furlong dash over Rough Tempo and Prince Proud. In that performance, Coltrane was able to take the lead over his rivals at the start and was never headed, winning by three-quarters of a length in the fast time of 1:10%. Coltrane was an odds-on choice that day. Coltrane ran only once since that winning race. His next appearance was at Gulfstream Park where he didnt fare too well as he was pitting his speed against some brilliant company and finished sixth. Such speedy sophomores as Pryson, Beech-mont and Dunce finished in front of him in that 6-furlong dash, timed in 1:09%. Proof that he has retained his speed is a Continued on Page Twelve Coltrane, Mr. Jr. Clash In Feature at Sportsmans Midwestern #Cap Attracts Seven, Including Quick Wit, Springfire Continued from Page One recent morning trial in 1:02 Vs. handily, for five-eights. Anthony Skoronski has been retained as the pilot of Coltrane. Everett Lowrance, Oklahoma spoilsman, will be after his third consecutive victory in as many starts tomorrow when he sends his brilliant sprinter, Mr. Jr., in the Midwestern. Mr. Jr., who won his only two starts here when he accounted for both the Danada Farm and Miss Brilliant featured events, is a speedy individual and capable of taking the lead. Mr. Jr. will be shouldering 116 pounds Wednesday, a matter of two more than he had up in his most recent triumph when he defeated Royal Garland and Quick Master over a racing strip that was a little off. Quick Wit, who sports the silks of W. J. Schmidt, is next in line in the weights assignment with 114 pounds, two under that which he carried when the best he could garner was third money against Equifun and Kumsha, who, incidentally, finished in a dead heat for top money. Quick Wit came far back to get up for the show end of the purse and, from all appearances, seemed to have a lot left. In addition to those mentioned, the Midwestern Handicap field of seven is made up of the Joe-Anna Stables Quick Master, a winner at first asking here on opening day at six furlongs; Mrs. Carl Greenes Springfire, who was second to Mr. Jr. when he accounted for the Danada Farm; J. E. Hughes Stone Heart and Mrs. Emil Denemarks fleet Cape Ivory, winner of the six-furlongs Stelle Farm Purse.

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