Valdina Stars Held Equal for Steger: Orphan, Rounders Each Assigned 122; Latter Unlikely to Start--Occupation Top on Scale But May Pass Up Race, Too, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Valdina Stars Held Equal for Steger Orphan7 Rounders Each Assigned 122 122Latter Latter Unlikely to Start Occupation Top on Scale But May Pass Up Race Too TooSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 June 1 Though five horses have been weighted over him John Marschs threeyearold Occupation with 115 pounds has been assigned the top im ¬ post on the scale for the 5000 Steger Handicap six and a half furlongs sprint which the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club will renew at Hawthorne on Saturday Those rated over the 1942 juvenile star in the actual weights are Valdina Farms Valdina Orphan and Rounders with 122 each Woolford Farms Signator with 121 Gal breath Diensts Best Seller with 119 and Brownell Combs Miss Dogwood with 116 With all six of these horses considered equal Occupation should receive 10 pounds from the fouryearolds Valdina Orphan Rounders and Miss Dogwood and 12 from the fiveyearolds Signator and Best Seller whereas on the scale he is giving them weight weightBurley Burley Parke trainer of Occupation ex ¬ pressed no objection to trie weight assign ¬ ment of his star but he said this morning it is hardly likely that the Marsch three yearold will be a part of the Steger Handi ¬ cap field The colt is pressing steadily in his training Parke said but bad track con ¬ ditions here have prevented his advance ¬ ment far enough to make it advisable to give him such a stiff assignment for his first task of the year Parke still hopes to give Occupation at least one race before the close of the Lincoln Fields season but it will have to come in an overnight affair laterSignator later Signator May Be One of Choices ChoicesRounders Rounders also is expected to pass up the Steger but the other high weights Valdina Orphan Signator Best Seller and Miss Dogwood are expected to be among the starters if the track is fast fastIn In the cast of Signator he will be trying for his second stakes victory of the meet ¬ ing for a week ago last Saturday he won the 5000 Crete Handicap and on the strength of that impressive triumph he is certain to be one of the choices this week id Best Seller also will be making his second start of the season though he was less successful in his first He was fourth in the Francis S Peabody Memorial Hand ¬ icap Monday but he didnt like the slow track and may not have fancied the dis ¬ tance of a mile and onesixteenth He is expected to be more suited to the sprint distance of Saturdays race raceValdina Valdina Orphan and Miss Dogwood if they start will be making their first public appearance of the season in Chicago and if they turn in the kind of performances of which they are capable they too are going to be powerful contenders for honors honorsOthers Others who might be found among the starters in the 5000 sprint are John M Hutchins Wishbone winner of the Drake Hotel Handicap last Saturday and Woof Woof Eddie Andersons threeyearold Burnt Cork Woolford Farms Pig Tails David Straus Daily Trouble and A T Simmons Harvard Square SquareThe The weights for the Steger Handicap follow Horse Wt Valdina Orphanl22 Orphanl22Rounders Rounders 122 122Signator Signator 121 121Bestseller Bestseller 119 119Miss Miss Dogwood 116 116Occupation Occupation 115 115Sales Sales Talk 113 113Wishbone Wishbone 113 113Pig Pig Tails 113 113Contradiction Contradiction 112 112Woof Woof Woof 111 111Blue Blue Delight 110 110Yar Yar 109 109Daily Daily Trouble 109 109Bushwhacker Bushwhacker 109 109To To a Tee 108 Horse Wt Harvard Square 108 108Equistar Equistar 107 107Vinum Vinum 107 107Anxiety Anxiety 105 105Busyridge Busyridge 105 105Burnt Burnt Cork 104 104Littletown Littletown 104 104Chipamink Chipamink 102 102Espino Espino Gold 101 101Shiny Shiny Penny 100 100Marion Marion Collins 100 100Flying Flying Easy 100 100Happy Happy Pilot 100 100Be Be Brief 100 100Sis Sis Baker 96 Trade Last dead

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