Spangled Game Out to Extend Winning Streak in Rich Rhode Island Handicap: Will Have Castleman as Running Mate in 0,000 Feature at Narragansett, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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Spangled Game Out to Extend Winning Streak in Rich Rhode Island Handicap Will Have Castleman as Running Mate in 0,000 Feature at Narragansett PAWTUCKET, R. I.. June 1.— The 0,000 added Rhode Island Handicap will have its tenth renewal tomorrow at Narragansett Park. Eleven of the better-class routers were named through the entry box to contest the local tracks oldest stake, and they will meet at a mile and a furlong. Raymond Metcalfs apparent stranglehold on the Gansett spring stakes was broken on Memorial Day, when Castleman went down in defeat in the Bristol Handicap. But Metcalf comes up again tomorrow with a powerful contender in Spangled Game, undefeated this year and burdened with a package of 122 pounds. A galloping winner in each of his three starts over this course, the gelded son of Reigh Count — Fancy Feathers is to give weight to all his opponents. With Gigi Moore in the saddle, Spangled Game faces his acid test. A victory will stamp him as one of 1945s brightest handicap potentialities. Metcalf also has entered Max Marmorsteins Castleman, 124, and may start the big gelding. Mrs. Rose Buccolas Son OHal, 106, ran an excellent race when finishing second to Spangled Game in the Roger Williams last Saturday, and will be helped here by a five-pound shift in the weights. The black horse has worked exceptionally well and, with his regular pilot, George McMullen, in the saddle, may threaten the topweights. Adelard Lamoureaux Boot and Spur, 107, third to Son OHal and Spangled Game in the Roger Williams, though enjoying a six-pound weight shift with his conqueror, can hardly be expected to turn the tables here. Arcand and Laurins Valdina Craft, 106, a speedy son of Questionnaire and Furtive, was essaying a route for the first time, when he scored easily over Billy O. and a useful field on May 24. His breeding suggests he should possess stamina and his lone try proved he can hold his speed over a distance. The company on Saturday will be fast, but with George Seabo engaged to ride, the colt appears the likeliest in the race to effect an upset. Mrs. Lottie Wolfs Romulus, 107, who trainer Stanley Lipiec developed from a selling plater into a stake winner, was a trifle off early in the meeting, but in his only start here, whipped a good field of sprinters. He only needs to be back at his best to prove dangerous. Easy Chance, 102; Cactus Foot, 104; » Toolmaker, 108; Towakee, 104. and Sir Alfred, 104, complete the field. The Rhode Island is the top attraction on a nine-race program. A similar long-drawn-out card on Memorial Day did not conclude until a late hour. The Saturday sport will get under way at 2:30 p. m. and, barring delays, should be completed by 7 p. m.

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