Brandywine Will Be Run On "Off" Track: Westnesia Heads Field of Eleven Good Handicap Racers in ,000 Week-End Fixture at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-07


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BRANDYW1NE WILL BE RUN ON OFF TRACK TRACKWestnesia Westnesia Heads Field of Eleven Good Handicap Racers in 5000 WeekEnd Fixture at Delaware DelawareSTANTON STANTON Del June 6 Although an off track is assured eleven fine thorough ¬ breds were named for the 5000 added Bran dywine Handicap to be presented as the fea ¬ ture of the second Saturday program of the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Associa ¬ tion tomorrow The heavy rains since Wednesday night put the track in bad con ¬ dition and with unsettled weather prevail ¬ ing today it will be impossible for the track to be near its best shape shapeThe The Brandywine having its inception when the sport was legalized in the Diamond State in 1937 and to be run over one and one sixteenth miles is the first of the four fea ¬ tures to be offered during the next seven days of racing The Delaware Spring Maid ¬ en Handicap will usher in this branch of sport on Wednesday and on the following day the Delaware Oaks will be renewed Bringing next weeks program to a close will be the 10000 added Kent Handicap fashioned for threeyearolds and numbering among its eligibles none other than Warren Wrights Whirlaway and J Fred Byers Robert Morris MorrisRegardless Regardless of the weather the compact Stanton course will be filled to capacity and racing secretary E J Brcnnan has sur ¬ rounded the Brandywine with several spark ¬ ling numbers numbersMASKED MASKED GENERAL MAY BE CHOICE CHOICEThe The way the field is weighted Donald P Ross who races under the nom de course of Brandywine Stable probably will furnish the favorite in Masked General The seven yearold son of Pompey will shoulder 117 pounds including Moose Peters and will receive a threepound concession from T Lee Evans Westnesia The latter carried 122 pounds to a Memorial Day Handicap victory but he is meeting different com ¬ pany tomorrow tomorrowBoth Both Masked General and Westnesia turned in fine drills during the week and while it will be the 1941 debut for Masked General trainer William Mulholland has brought the veteran up to the task in careful style He finished third to Challephen and Rex Flag in the 1939 renewal and should he be vic ¬ torious it will be a double in stake compe ¬ tition for the locallyowned charges Madi gama trounced a fine field in last Saturdays Wilmington Handicap HandicapE E Leigh Cotton who has a division of Mrs Payne Whitneys Greentree Stable here named Cherry Jam and Red Dock and both have been under colors here Red Dock well beaten in the Memorial Handicap but under 115 pounds will be taking off six pounds from that effort Cherry Jam finished third in the Wilmington when he carried 118 pounds and tomorrow his assignment is 113 pounds Cherry Jam won the Phoenix Handi ¬ cap at Kecneland and Red Dock Avon the Ben Ali and Spendthrift Handicaps at the same course SON ALTESSE ON EDGE EDGEUnder Under Hi pounds H Guy Bedwells Son Altesse who carried equal weight with West ¬ nesia in the Memorial Handicap could be dangerous He was indulged with a halfmile and a sixfurlong work during the week weekHoping Hoping he will show the form that car ¬ ried him to a Dixie Handicap victory and a Sussex Handicap triumph here A J Abel will give Honey Cloud another try How ¬ ever if he does not race to expectations the High Cloud offspring will be rested until late in the summer Honey Cloud and Jay Jay the latter fourth in the Wilmington Handicap will carry 112 pounds each eachJohnny Johnny Forbes stated this morning that Jay Jay had not been called upon to race a distance greater than six furlongs and that it was the limit of his works He favors an off track and for that reason Forbes in ¬ tends running him himFoxshade Foxshade the property of Christiana Sta ¬ ble and Cavalier the property of Mrs Ella K Bryson will represent the threeyearold division

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