Quill Makes Sophomore Bow Today; Sharpsburg Goes Against Backbone: Six at Jamaica Vie With Filly Queen; Webster Homebred Concedes High Bid, At Sea and Cobul Weight Over 1 1-16 Miles, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-07


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Quill Quill Makes Makes Sophomore Sophomore Bow Bow Today; Today; Sharpsburg Sharpsburg Goes Goes Against Against Backbone Backbone Six at Jamaica Vie With Filly Queen Webster Homebred Concedes High Bid, At Sea and Cobul Weight Over 11-16 Miles By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent JAMAICA, L. I.. N. Y., May 6.— Reginald N. Websters Quill, 1958 champion two-year-old filly, will make her seasonal debut here Thursday afternoon when she clashes with six other three-year-old misses in the 0,000 Fleetwood Purse. A homebred daughter of Princequillo and Quick Touch, will shoulder the highweight burden of 120 pounds under the conditions of the 1 1-16 miles overnight event, styled as a preparatory step to Belmont Parks Acorn Stakes and Coaching Club American Oaks. Quill, successful in six of eight engagements as a juvenile, also ran third twice. She worked splendidly for her first start of the current season and will be handled in the Fleetwood by jockey Paul Bailey. Her top performances last year were Matron and Gardenia Stakes triumphs while she did no better than third to Rich Tradition in Saratogas Schuylerville and Spinaway Stakes. Seasoned observers, however, pointed out after her Spa defeats that Quill showed a decided dislike for the Saratoga footing but certainly was at her best over the Belmont and New Jersey courses. Shirley Jones in Line-Up Included in the band named to oppose the Webster stable miss are Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps Wheatley Stable filly. High Bid, Mrs. Nicholas M. Schencks Cobul, and Mr. and Mrs. James O. McCues Brae Burn Farm hopeful, Shirley Jones, each in with 114 pounds. Also Mrs. E. H. Augustus Keswick Stable filly, Dianthus, Robert Kleberg, Jr.s King Ranch-owned At Sea, and John S. Kroeses improved Tagama, all scheduled to carry 111 pounds. Jockey Eldon Nelson is engaged for Tagama in the Fleetwood, Johnny Cho-quette will be at the reins on Shirley Jones, Bill Boland is to handle At Sea or Cobul, Charles Burr will be upon Dianthus, and Irish Johnny Ruane is to guide High Bid. High Bid, a homebred To Market-sired filly, is rated extremely dangerous at the Fleetwood weights. The Wheatley Stable miss recently coasted to a three lengths victory in the 1 1-16 miles Greenport Purse, reaching the wire with a three lengths margin over Tagama while Cobul, 1958 Astoria Stakes winner, ran third another length away. High Bids time for the middle distance overnighter was a sparkling 1:4356 and she carried her 116 pounds along in impressive fashion. At Sea ran second to Czarina at the Fleetwood distance on April 29, Shirley Jones was unplaced back of Miss Royai. Hope is Eternal, and Cobul in the Prioress Stakes while Dianthus finished fourth in a 6-furlong allowance sprint the last time she appeared under silks. At Sea undoubtedly will improve off her previous outing, Shirley Jones trained rather well and Dianthus gave a good effort, although beaten by Errards Damozel, Merveilleux, and Gay Rig in her April 15th engagement.

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