River Gate Makes Debut at Cicero: Heads Strong Band Of Seven Sprinters; Bishop Runner Meets Jett Vapor, Lush Lie, Resa Bob In Everett Jr. Purse Today, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-14


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River Gate Makes Debut at Cicero Heads Strong Band Of Seven Sprinters Bishop Runner Meets Jett Vapor, Lush Lie, Resa Bob In Everett Jr. Purse Today By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 13. — William Hal Bishops- fleet River Gate, who is making his first start of the current meeting, heads a strong band of seven claiming-type horses in the six and one half furlongs Everett Jr. event, fashioned for sprinters in the ,500 claiming-price range. The seven-year-old son of .Djeddah and Bleebok comes to the Sportsmans Park meeting well heralded off his recent triumph at Laurel. River Gate is versatile, due to the fact that he can handle himself equally as well over the sprint distances as in the middle routes. His winning race and also his last outing shows him finishing second to Harold Wind, both middle-distance contests. The altered son of Djeddah displayed remarkable early speed in both of those contests, and although the Everett Jr. is at a shorter distance, this gelding should be a bit rugged. Good Morning Trials Since his arrival here. River Gate has been working well during the morning hours and appears to have retained his good, early foot. In with the class of horses he is meeting, he should rule the public" choice. Mrs. Lena C. Molays recent winner, Jetfc Vapor, who has confined his efforts to the sprints, is capable of going farther if asked. His victory on April 25, when he turned back Dona Mark and Boast at six furlongs, was a sterling performance, as he was a good three lengths to the fore at the finish of the six panels over a track labelled good in 1:12%. The Molay sprinter has an exceptionally fast way of increasing speed in the first few strides and he may be able to maintain his lead from such advantage. However, he will have to be at his best to keep his lead with the opposition he will encounter Thursday. Lush Lie from the stable of Wallace Strong figures to be a strong contestant in the Everett Jr., off her better races this year at Oaklawn Park. This fleet daughter of Diamond Dick and Brassy Lie rarely gives a dull performance. She can be counted, on to be charging when the stretch battle begins. The six-year-old race mare has only been postward five times this year and has already chalked up a victory at five and one half furlongs, that being at Oaklawn in February. The four remaining entrants in the Thursday feature are not to be taken- too lightly, as, for the most part, they have turned in top performances this year at various winter tracks. Man Upstairs, defeated in his only start here, was returned the winner of three of his six starts earlier this year. Mrs. B. M. Hawkins Resa Bob, winner of his last start, was second in his first appearance here this year.

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