Chicagoland: Indian Heir Solidifies Championship Claim; May Be Sent Back in Sportsmans Park Cap; Then Clang at Balmoral Meeting Will Follow, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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mMJk Chicagoland By Teddy Cox Indian Heir Solidifies Championship Claim May Be Sent Back in Sportsmans Park Cap Then Clang at Balmoral Meeting Will Follow SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 11. — J. Leslie Younghusband, whose extensive farm and racing operations finds him with numerous department heads, including general manager Ches-ter Caldwell and trainers Ed Whyte and Eual "Pinchy" Wyatt, is looking forward to the opening of Balmoral with more than usual interest, for the consistent fugitive from the claiming ranks, Indian Heir, presently looms as a factor in the 5,000 added Clang Handicap, to be decided on the first Saturday of the meeting. It is also quite possible that the six-year-old gelding will be swung back in Saturdays 5,000 Sportsmans Park Handicap, the finale of the National Jockey Clubs spring session. In accounting for the 5,000 Thomas D. Nash Me- " morial Handicap Saturday, Indian Heir solidified his claim to the handicap championship of the current meeting. Developments over the coming week end could in no manner make his crown topple. The son of Indian Hill — Air Watch, by On Watch, now has an unbroken skein of five victories, with the Inaugural Handicap, the Spring Handicap and the Nash included in the lot. He also has won seven of his eight races this year, with this series beginning at Tropical Park and carrying on through Hialeah, Gulfstream and into this meeting. Caldwell is of the .belief that Indian Heir essentially is a sprinter, even though he came from off the pace to prevail at the finish in the Nash at 1 1-16 miles. "He sure is a handy little horse," says Caldwell. "We picked him up last year in a claimer at Hawthorne for ,000. He was a useful sort of horse then, but we found him to be in a run-down condition and he was suffering somewhat from anemia. We gave him injections of liver and other health-producing vitamins and he began to perk up and show more life once he was . shipped to Florida." Credit Goes to Whyte "Since then his record speaks for itself," says Caldwell. "If I were to trace the direct reason for his improvement, Id have to point to Eddie Whyte. He has been a very fine trainer for us and he knows his horse well. Eddie at one time was one of the leading show ring men of the country. He was a master with a saddle horse and he has adjusted himself to thoroughbred racing just as well. "Yes, we expect to run him in the Clang at Wash- A ington Park, but that decision will rest entirely with Eddie. We believe he can sprint better than handle a distance. You see, the sharp bends at Sportsmans Park give him a distinct advantage because of his speed, and he is able to carry it longer under these conditions than on a mile and one-eighth track like Washington Park. Wouldnt be surprised if he cracks 9 1:09 at a track like Washington." Caldwell reveals that the Younghusband training stable will be split into two divisions this year, with Whyte handling the Washington Park contingent and Wyatt heading on to Delaware after Churchill Downs closes this week. Several Stables Ship to Omaha Program Scribblings: E. W. Fouts has taken over the plater, Flight Master. . . . A. R. Van purchased Saberman from Marion H. VanBerg. . . . Dave Stone shipped a good stable, owned by M. Moskowitz, to Ak-Sar-Ben. They included Nymphs Pride, Royal Betty, Royal Lyn, Royal Leo, Royal Linda Lu and Royal Marilyn, which should be enough, royalty in a single stable. . . . A. M. Taylor shipped Side Pomp, Arlene Dasher and Boots Darling to Omaha for Norma M. Hull,. . . . Another Omaha shipment found Swansoon, Bank Night, Shannons Leap, Rose Ball, Color Added, Judge Martin and Greek Gal being sent by Tater Whatley. . . . Lebanon Lad and Valley View have been sent to Valley View Farm for a rest period. . . . Mrs. Steve Ippolito sold Al Abrigo to Mrs. Myrtle Martin. "" C. J. Martin will do the training. . . . M. R. Soto reported the plater, Larks Music, broke a sesamoid and had to be destroyed. . . . The A. and G. stable purchased We Trust from William Hal Bishop. . . . Mrs. Mae Nickle obtained The Hon from Regnave Stable. Husband Nick will do the training. . . . Dave Sazer departed on a hurried trip to Minneapolis; business concerning horses, of course. y Marvin E. Affeld and his son, Jack, made their initial appearance of the season. They have their horses turned out in Florida and are presently operating in the oil fields of Southern Illinois and Kentucky. They will pick up their horses at a later date. . . . Lou Eilken, racing secretary at Ak-Sar-Ben, made a hurried trip here over the week end to interest horsemen in the opening features at the Omaha track. He says the quality of horses coming to Ak-Sar-Ben this year is finer than ever before. . . . Vernon D. Fein was pleased when Woodchuck sent out three winners the other day, with Weather Prophet scoring at Pimlico and Beulah Girl and Elizabeth winning at Churchill Downs. He reports that Beulah Girls score marked Wood-chucks 15th winner from his first crop. Up to now he says that Woodchuck has had 15 foals this spring, seven colts and eight fillies.

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