Small Field Will Seek Honors in Kentucky Oaks: Seven Fillies Regarded Likely Starters for Churchill Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-05


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Small Field Will Seek Honors in Kentucky Oaks OaksSeven Seven Fillies Regarded Likely Starters for Churchill Fixture FixtureLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Kyt May 4 The Ken ¬ tucky Oaks to be renewed at Churchill Downs on Saturday is not expected to at ¬ tract a very large field but if history re ¬ peats itself the race will draw a select group of threeyearold fillies and the winner may eventually be rated one of the best of her age and sex for 1943 The Oaks whose history dates back to 1875 has been won by some of the shiftiest fillies the sport has produced and the heroine of Saturdays running probably will earn ad ¬ ditional prestige before the season is over overMiss Miss Dogwood won the Kentucky Oaks last spring while other winners in recent years were Valdina Myth Inscolassie Mars Shield Flying Lill and Two Bob BobEarlier Earlier stars of this old fixture include Rose of Sharon Princess Doreen Black Mariat Easter Stockings Alcibiades Sun tica And Untidy One of the outstanding contenders for this years Oaks is the Valdina Farms Val ¬ dina Marl and she signified her fitness for the battle this morning when she worked a mile in 141 handily This daughter of Teddys Comet covered the first half mile in 49 and the threequarters in 115 If she wins Saturday she will be the sec ¬ ond Valdina Farm product to capture this fixture for Valdina Myth also flew the silks of this Texas establishment when she won the race in 1941 1941At At Douglas Park Max Marmorsteins Edie Jane also a prominent contender for Oaks honors worked a mile handily in 143 Some of the rthers who may be in the Oaks are Morris Wexlers Nippy Calu ment Farms Nellie L J OKeenes In the Night Joseph E Meiers Bold Style and Tall Trees Stables Blue Moonlight

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