Irish Yarn Opposes Five Rivals at Wheeling Downs: Polyquest, Autumndale, Wee Solero, Lovetian Among Foes, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-14


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Irish Yam Opposes Five Rivals at Wheeling Downs Polyquest, Autumndale, Wee Solero, Lovetian Among Foes By DICK KUMBLE Staff Correspondent WHEELING DOWNS, Wheeling, W. Va., May 13.— R. M. Jones Irish Yarn will attempt to duplicate her previous victory, scored at one mile and a sixteenth, in Thursday nights featured Warrenton Purse. The eight-year-old daughter of Alsab carries 115 pounds and faces five rivals over the rain-drenched Wheeling racing strip. Others entered include L. Byrams Lost Time, 117, with Carl DPasquale; H. M. Kuhnes Polyquest, 120, with Arthur Green; Ruby Yazells Dont Orest, 120; C. L. Crays Autumndale, 120, and Luther Sheltons Wee Solera, 115. Francisco Saumell, who has regained his winning stride, will pilot Irish Yarn for her owner, who trains the mare. Irish Yarn showed fine speed May 7 on a fast track and galloped to a four-length decision in 1:49%. She picks up four pounds. In two previous starts, she performed well in shorter races. Polyquest is also a winner at the meeting. The son of Alquest scored in a seven- furlong race May 4 and showed enough speed to indicate that he will race with Irish Yarn from the barrier. Polyquest was tiring through the final sixteenth, but should be tighter in the Warrenton off that shorter effort. Autumndale went nine furlongs here and emerged third, beaten a nose for the place by Athlone Miss. The winner, Tantara, routed his rivals, but Autumndale must be given a chance to improve off that. Wee Solera is an invader from Jefferson Downs in New Orleans, and showed little in her first local try. She is trained by Mike Shelton. S. Booths Lovetian had no trouble living up to his role of 11-10 favorite in the Sistersville Purse Tuesday night. The son of Helvetian scored by two lengths over] French Gold, with Blue Unit third, and the second choice, Parno, next in line. Lovetian moved through the mud from his outside post and ran seven furlongs in 1:33%. The crowd was 2,611 and the handle 04,743 as Lovetians followers were rewarded to the tune of .20 straight Donald Powley rode the winner, completing a double. Also scoring with a pair was Saumell the nations third leading rider in 1958.

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