Fairaris Fine Trial at Washington Makes Him Threat for Equipoise Mile: Faces Stern Test Saturday Against Whirlaway, Ended and Other Handicap Stars, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-25


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Fairaris Fine Trial at Washington Makes Him Threat for Equipoise Mile Faces Stern Test Saturday Against Whirlaway, Ended And Other Handicap Stars HOMEWOOD, 111., June 24.— That the recently arrived Fairaris, the English-bred. Canadian-owned four-year-old who flies the silks of R. S. McLaughlin, is ready for a top performance in the 0,000 Equipoise Mile, at Washington Park on Saturday, was demonstrated during the training period this morning. The son of Fair Trial, who this week-end will be making his first start in Chicago, worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:12 ft and accomplished the move in handy fashion, galloping out a mile in 1:41%. He was timed the first three furlongs in :34% and the htlf-mile in :46% to sound a note of warning that he at least will make his presence felt part of the way in Saturdays 0,000 sprint of eight furlongs. Last year Fairaris compiled a commendable record and in his most important performances won the Peter Pan Handicap from Col. Teddy, Kings Abbey and others, was second to Dogpatch in the Shevlin Stakes and third to Alsab and Lochinvar in the Withers. British Importation Just where this British importation fits with the 1943 handicap division may be determined on Saturday, for among those he is scheduled to meet in the Equipoise Mile are such turf mighties as Calumet Farms Whirlaway. Valdina Farms Rounders and Valdina Orphan, Coward and Du Puys Marriage, Louis B. Mayers Thumbs Up and Kings Abbey, Galbreath and Diensts Best Seller, the Mill B Stables Ended, the Dearborn Stables Overdrawn and the Walmac Farms Bushwhacker. Twenty-three horses, three years old and older, are eligible for the Equipoise Mile and as many as 12 or 14 of them may be actual starters. Some of these horses already have been seen under colors since the Arlington Park Jockey Clubs meeting began on Monday, and one of them, Ended, has a major victory to his credit. He won the Myrtlewood Handicap in which he defeated at six furlongs, a field that included Thumbs Up, Sales Talk, Harvard Square, Some Chance and others. Endeds victory was an impressive one, but Thumbs Up also gave a splendid account of himself in coming from last place to be second just a length and a quarter off the winner. If he makes up as much ground over the greater distance of the Equipoise Mile he is certain to have something to say about the division of the purse. Thumbs Ups stablemate, Kings Abbey, also has a creditable performance here to his account. In finishing second to Mar-Kell, in the War Admiral Purse, he beat Whirlaway, Valdina Orphan, Aonbarr and Put In. Most interest Saturday, however, will center on Whirlaway s performance. It will be his second start of the year, his first having come in the War Admiral Purse in which the famous stretch rally that has characterized so many of his exhibitions lacked its customary zip. It was his first public effort, however, since he won the Louisiana Handicap in December and his connections look for him to do better Saturday. Best Seller will be trying for his second Equipoise Mile victory, for he captured this stake last year at the expense of another powerful field. Most of those listed as potential starters in the Equipoise Mile are being pointed for the three 0,000 races for older horses which stud the Chicago racing schedule this summer, the Stars and Stripes Handicap, the Arlington Handicap and the Washington Park Handicap.

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