Ten Vie in Troy Purse Tonight at Cahokia Oval: Willepass and Rozs Pride Have Top Imposts in 7-Furlong Event, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-13


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] ] J : • 1 ; ; Ten Vie in Troy Purse Tonight at Cahokia Oval Willepass and Rozs Pride. Have Top Imposts in 7-Furlong Event By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., May 12. — The Troy Purse, a 7 furlongs dash for three-year-olds and upward, is the main event here tomorrow night and racing secretary Luther Henderson Van Zandt received 10 entries for the head-liner, including a coupling. Under the conditions of the dash Frank and Walden Haynes Willepass and Delia Shrivers Rozs Pride drew the top imposts of 117 pounds and they are spotting their opposition from two to five pounds. Expected to go postward against the top-weighted ones are John D. Stanleys Pont Royal and Mrs. Charles Nagles Abbess Quest, conceded a pair of pounds by Willepass and Rozs Pride and six others who are in at 112 pounds apiece. They are R. B. Symonds Cool Customer, Mattingley and Hardicks Eureka Belle, the Carroll P. Poland coupling of Admiral Jose and Wild Chorus as well as a pair of Argentine-bred runners in John L. Olivers Chichon and Sylvio Lazzarins Sabotage n. Willepass, winner of five races in 1958 but unable to enter the winners circle in 11 starts this year, could possibly be installed the public choice. He came here from Sportsmans Park in the Chicago area and last Saturday night accepted his first engagement in the Missouri Handicap and in the 6V2 furlongs dash gave indications he would like farther distance than that sprint and should prefer the route of tomorrows headliner. In his debut he finished third to Demetrios V. and Baker Street but he could not untrack himself over the sloppy racing strip and is expected to give a better account of himself in the Troy, should the course be fast. Rozs Pride, who entered the winners circle six times last year, has also started once at this meeting but raced with cheaper company and failed to finish in the money while Pont Royal and Abbess Quest have also matched strides here with cheaper ones than they will meet in the Troy. Cool Customer is another who failed to come up to expectations in his last start while Eureka Belle, a frequent visitor to the winners circle last year, could prove the danger. This four-year-old gray daughter of The Sultan is on the improve and was nosed out for the minor award last Saturday by Willepass. Chichon has not shown much while Sabotage II., his "countryman," was entered once but declared by his connections. Poland, a local owner, is strongly represented in Admiral Jose and Wild Chorus, especially the latter, and it would not be surprising to see Wild Chorus drop down in front. Post is the usual -8: 30 starting time. and aside from the fact that he felt Tomy Lee was a little on the thin side, the colt was in fine condition. Childs wife Madeline remained in the East but will return later this week.

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