Chicagoland: Howell Outlines Campaign for Al Davelle; Rates Ark. Derby Winner Fine Sophomore; Arlingtons Wright Memorial Top Objective, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-13


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tit I M Chicagoland By Teddy Co# Howell Outlines Campaign for Al Davelle Rates Ark. Derby Winner Fine Sophomore Arlingtons Wright Memorial Top Objective SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 12.— Seventy-one-year-old Dan Howell, whose father before him was a first class horseman prior to the turn of the century, isnt conceding anything to the current crop of three-year-olds, as he point Al Davelle for the 0,000-added Warren Wright Memorial during the Arlington - at - Washington Park meeting. The stretch-running son of Alsab — Davelle, by Shannon II., has not raced since his spectacular Arkansas Derby triumph, but Howell says the colt has done extremely well since then, and that he has every hope that his charge will further prove himself in the sophomore division. "I know a lot of people are saying that he beat nothin in the Derby down at Hot Springs," says the St. Marcus, Tex., veteran, "but he actually beat a better field than you would think. And he wasnt quite himself, either. You see, he was shipped in to me from Florida where he had been training, but hadnt been doing well. Possibly he did not like the climate. "Anyway, he was four or five days on the road, and when he arrived at Hot Springs he was drawn and listless. Didnt really plan to start him in the Derby there, but he suddenly came to life and I took the chance, and he won. Brought him up here, and since then he has been going great. You cant hold him on the ground, and hes picked up about 150 pounds and " his coat glistens and is turned the right way. Hes the picture of health.. Youll be hearing from him against the best in the country. He showed me in the Derby at Hot Springs that he wants to run all day, too." Maiden Victory at Hialeah Al Davelle, a monicker obtained from the respective names of his sire and dam, started only twice as a two-year-old and came to Florida as a maiden. The colt beat ,500 platers at Hialeah for trainer Arnold Winick, but his owners, J. Foster Smith, Ethan Moulder, and Robert Oldham, all of Oklahoma, wanted to see their pride compete at nearby Oaklawn Park; so they telephoned their long-time friend, Howell, and asked him to take the colt. Al Davelle probably will make his first start at Washington Park in the 7-fur-long Evergold Purse next Wednesday. Thereafter he may see action regularly until his big test in the Warren Wright. , Program Scribblings . . . C. J. "Pete" Langleys work as track superintendent has attracted many favorite reactions from the hard-to-satisfy horsemen. Langley, whose basic background is that of a harness horseman, has brought in many innovations in his methods of manicuring the running strip . . . Howard Craig, along with his veteran agent, Cliff Sandusky, will be among the large contingent of jockeys to transfer their activities to Detroit after Saturdays program. Marion H. VanBerg, Columbus, Nebr., horseman, will race on two fronts after this meeting. He will send a band of some 25 horses to Ak-Sar-Ben and the others will campaign at Detroit. . . . Marvin Petsch is sending Gyp, Baby Jet, Red Lane, Miss Hips, Music Preview, and Supreme Buster to Omaha. . . . Glen Gorbet has shipped Red K. to his farm at Hudson, 111. Johnny Walker was passing out stogies. His wife Dolores gave birth to a seven-pound baby boy at Paris, Ark. Walker later departed for home and early next week will join Ronnie Baldwin at Detroit. He serves as Baldwins agent. . . . Bud C. Rapp sent 16 horses, owned by Earl Carey, to Omaha. . . . Among the riders slated to compete at Ak-Sar-Ben are Jerald Casey, J. D. Jessop, and Bobby Mundorf. . . . Wallace Strong, of Silver Creek, Nebr., has reconsidered and will ship his entire stable to Detroit. The entourage, under the care of Max Johnson, was originally intended for an Omaha campaign. Point Coltrane for Tri-State Ina Ray Hutton, the gal who heads the femme band at a night spot in Chicago, will be the honored guest Wednesday. . . . Nick Nickl, one of the leading trainers at this meeting, says his speedy charge, Coltrane, will start in Mondays Tri-State Stakes at Washington Park. The colt is owned by Fred W. Evanger, who employs his named spelled backwards Regnave Stable as his nom de course. Evanger, who hails from Wheeling, 111., has what amounts to possibly the most powerful one-horse stable in this area, even though he has three others at Cahokia Downs. He says - he obtained Coltrane from Louis Schlosser last year for 5,000. The colt is by the former Schlosser star. Poo Bahout of the Our Boots mare, Tobeshined. The move continued unabated among a strong group of horsemen to draft O. M. Spitzer as a candidate for the local presidency of the HBPA. Spitzer, a busy attorney, banker, and horse owner from Oak Park, HI., and up to now has turned a deaf ear to pleas from his numerous backstretch friends. . . . Clifford Scott is the Spitzer trainer. . . . William S. Miller, a member of the Illinois Racing Board, continues as a prime mover in attempting to get the National Association of State Racing Commissioners on the road to uniformity of the racing rules. Presently* Miller is preparing a series of questions for a round tabla discussion.

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