Finish Cup Training: Only Three Horses to Start at Detroit Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-27


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I | i . I I • i I • • : | , . i 1 I l r s ■ I - ; 3 " 5 r FINISH CUP TRAINING ♦ Only Three Horses to Start at Detroit Saturday. ♦ Head Play, Discovery and Azucar Make Up Field for 5,000 Added Detroit Challenge Cup. DETROIT, Mich., June 26.— Only three horses will go postward for the 5,000 added Detroit Challenge Cup Saturday, but after Fred M. Algers Azucar and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts Discovery went through their final stiff preparations this morning it appeared a difficult task to select the winner, After three disappointing efforts here Azucar was not given much consideration for Cup honors, but today he appeared to have regained the form that carried him to Santa Anita Handicap glory and gold. Alex Wilson had the imported gelding on the fast track early, and he went nine fur- longs in 1:54%. Beginning his task at the eighth post, he was timed the quarter in :25?i, the half mile in :50%, the three-quar-; ters in 1:16, and the mile in 1:42. Although he was under mild hand riding most of the way, he pulled up in fine fettle and appejred none the worse for the task. Wilson tried him without the blinker equip-r ment and he appeared to perform more kindly without the hood. ~~ Soon after Azucar was returned to his barn Discovery was brought on the track, and breezed the same distance in 1:54%. The son of Display started his task from the same station, and in blinkers. He went along in even fashion, going the quarter in :25, the half mile in :50%, the three-quarters in 1:1616, and the mile in 1:42%. FASCINATING CONTEST. The race has now developed into one of those fascinating three-corner affairs be-1 tween topnotch horses, which in the past made history on the American turf. With both Head Play and Discovery pos-1 sessing high flights of speed, they probably will go out to show the way. In the event Charles Kurtsinger. who will direct Head Play, and Johnny Bejshak, astride Discov-" ery, throw caution to the winds, it might be possible for the slow beginning Azucar to wear them down during the run through the stretch. Head Play led Discovery to the finish of the Suburban Handicap, but he received a pull in weights from his younger opponent, : and Saturday he will be giving Discovery a pound. Head Play and Azucar will shoulder 127 pounds each for the mile and three-sixteenths, with Discoverys package of 126. Judge Joseph A. Murphy, director of rac-1 ing, is trying to arrange a supporting pro- gram that will include seven races at a distance of a mile or more. According t« the book of conditions, the card will be cli-e maxed by a two-mile affair. e With the exception of "blowouts" Friday morning the eligibles have finished their preparations. Threatening weather prevailed this morning, and rain is forecast s tonight. However, the weather man has promised his best brand for Saturday and, j in that event, the spacious plant should be i S taxed to its capacity.

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