Hy-Bill-B. Heads Field Of Eight in Cahokia Test: To Engage Baker Street, Old Wheat and Eureka Bell Tonight, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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| I ] 1 ! ! ! | | I | i j i Hy-Bill-B. Heads Field Of Eight in Cahokia Test To Engage Baker Street, Old Wheat and Eureka Bell Tonight By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., May 5. — Hy-Bill B., a five-year-old altered son of the speedy Hy-Border, owned by Royse Graham, the Garland, Texas breeder., who finished a close second to Provoc in the Inaugural Handicap, heads a fine field of eight in the 6V2 furlongs Springfield Purse Wednesday night. The gelding, one of the leading two-year-olds in this area and who has done most of his racing in Southern Illinois, probably will go postward the public choice in the main event despite his running into some tough opposition. Scheduled to match strides against Hy- Bill B. are such good ones as Dishong and Nardinis hard-knocking Baker Street and Norman L. Crossleys Dandy Dude, the top-I weighted one at 120 pounds, Sam E. Pers-I halls local favorite Old Wheat, Miller Potters Gladis Gains, Eureka Bell, who races in the partnership of Mattingley and Hardick, and Carrqil P. Polands Wild Chorus. Baker Street raced in good company at the recently concluded Jefferson Downs meeting and managed to eke out one victory at that session but Dandy Dude, claimed out of his last engagement by his present owner, turned out to be one of the most improved runners at the Louisiana course, winning three and showed improvement in each of his races. This front-run-I ning son of The Dude, a former winner of the Classic at Arlington Park, is a front-I runner and he could make it interesting for his opposition. Old Wheat entered the winners circle three times last year and most of her wins were in this area. The four-year-old daughter of Ferd may need a race to fit her for a more strenuous effort while the same can be said for Gladis Gains who made a habit of entering the winners circle during her 1958 campaign, winning five times for her owners. Eureka Bell is popular with a local racing fans and gave evidence in the Inaugural Handicap that she was in need of a tightener and this four-year-old daughter of The Sultan could spring a surprise. Queen Sal and Wild Chorus, like several others entered, may need a race over this course.

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