Judges Stand: Suzie and Peachy to Meet Today Dont Fight, Girls, Fans Love You Illinois Turf Dunkirk, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatton Suzie and Peachy to Meet Today Dont Fight, Girls, Fans Love You Illinois Turf Dunkirk for Invaders By Jimminy as Rival for Pensive This will be "Ladies Day," In sense of the term, at Washington Turk. KnchiR enthusiasts in all parts of the land will be keenly inieresieu in ine outcome of the 0,000 Princess Doreen if the present, altogether enchanting, prospect of a conflict between Twilight Tear and Durazna materializes. Ever since last spring, the relative merits of the Combs and Wright fillies have been a subject of lively debate. And even after watching both in action, we cannot guess which is the better, particularly at the six-furlong distance of the Princess Doreen. We do know they are exceptional fillies. Such races almost never are run as rail-birds expect, but it would be no disgrace for either to be defeated by the other. If, by some caprice of mischance, the Princess Doreen does not develop this long and eagerly anticipated encounter, Chicago racegoers need not be too disappointed, for it seems virtually certain they will molest one another, eventually, in some one of the Arlington-Washington meets lengthy roster of filly and mare stakes, or in a match race. Since so many students of form have a notion the female of the species is this year better than the male, the question of superiority between Twilight Tear and Durazna becomes a matter of special importance. When they meet, one of the most "significant" races of 1944 should result. As a fancier of racing memorabilia, we hope thai some imaginative photographer will make a shot of the two on post parade together, for it is not every day the opportunity for such a collectors item is presented. One of Bert Clark Thayers masterpieces depicts Myrtlewood and Miss Merriment going to the post for their historic Keenland match, wearing a regal air and the gay panoply of the Combs and J. II. Whitney stables. Not enough is made of the entertainers themselves on the racing stage today, altogether too much of dull statistics, it seems to us. Racing establishments and jockeys from both the East and West- Coasts have converged on Chicago for the Arlington-Washington turf season but Mid-Westerners are more than merely "holding their own." At the end of the first week, three Chicagoans John Marsch, Warren Wright and Oscar Breault were leading the money-winning owners and A. "Tony" Skoronski, a product of Cicero, was pacing the jockeys. The rivalry between the Marsch and Wright outfits may be projected over the entire 70 days. The former holds an enviable hand in the Arlington and Washington Park fu-turies, what with Free for All generating such speed. The Calumet entourage includes the Classic-American. Derby favorite in Pensive and "the one to beat" for the sundry handicaps in Sun Again. In the matter of riding talent, Chicago racing is no better off than is the sport in any other area. The vast majority of these artisans are more determined than deft. The Marsch fortunes may be attributed, in a measure, to the skill of trainer Burley Parke, who develops Futurity prospects with the precision of the late Jimmy Rowe. Alfred P. Parkers 5,000 Bradley-bred By Jimminy was languishing on the shelf while Pensive captured the Derby and Preakness. "But that patient horseman, Jimmy Smith, administered his injured underpinning to such good purpose he emerged from Aqueducts Shevlin and Dwyer as a worthy rival for Hyperions son. It is interesting that By Jimminy is a nominee for both the Classic and American Derby, which are Penslves A mid-Summer objectives. Turfiana: Mrs. Walter Jeffords Polly Drummond heroine, Ace Card, will be lying imminently in wait for the Lassie and Princess Pat winners when they journey eastward in late summer. The daughter of Case Ace is not herself eligible for these rich Chicago fixtures but is liberally engaged at the Spa and Belmont meets. . . . Les Combs is here to root for Durazna and address the NARC. . . . Bill Corum is here to root for Twilight Tear. . . . Why graded handicaps, especially, as a substitute for claiming races? There are many other, more desirable alternatives. So far as the symposium relates to "the health of racing," we cannot help wondering if the yearling market is really more important than the racegoing public. . . . From what we read, we gather one must be sacrificed. . . . The Arlington club is toying with the idea of a match between "Suzie" and "Peachey," on Wednesday of next week, if something untoward befalls their proposed Princess Doreen encounter, or if the result is inconclusive.

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