Regard Take Wing Highly for Stake: Expected to Be Keen Factor In Lincoln Handicap This Week-End at Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-20


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Regard Take Wing Highly for Stake Expected to Be Keen Factor In Lincoln Handicap This Week-End at Hawthorne STICKNEY, 111., June 19. — That Mrs. Clyde Troutts Take Wing will be the horse | to beat for major honors in the ,000 Lin-coin Handicap is the general opinion of observers at Hawthorne, where the run of j a mile and a quarter will be renewed on the j Lincoln Fields Jockey Clubs final program on Saturday. Basis of this opinion is the I splendid performance he gave in finishing second in the La Salle Handicap at a mile and three-sixteenths last week-end when he was making only his second public appearance of the season. Take Wing was beaten three lengths by H. E. Jacobys Good Bid in the La Salle, I but he made up many lengths and the additional distance of the Lincoln should suit him ideally. Further, Good Bid was permitted to steal a long lead in the La Salle and on that he virtually coasted to victory, whereas this week-end his rivals probably will keep a little closer to him if he again j steps out to make the pace. At one stage of last weeks stake Good Bid was eight lengths in front and by the time Take Wing and the others set sail for him he was too far in front to overtake. Won Fixture in 1943 The Troutt horse also might reasonably be expected to show some improvement in Saturdays race. With two engagements now under his girth he is sharp and if he has reached the peak of his effectiveness no ordinary performance is going to beat him. He will be trying for his second victory in the Lincoln, for he also won the stake in 1943 when he whipped Best Seller, Shot Put and others. Although 18 horses are eligible for the race a large field is not anticipated. How large it is will depend largely on the weights which handicapper W. R. Dahlstrom was working on today. Some of the horses besides Take Wing and Good Bid who appear to be certain starters in the Lincoln, are the Happy Hour Farms Devalue, the Swanee River Stables Corydon, Hyman Friedbergs Bolos Choice, I the Bonds Mill Stables Colonel Read and, : perhaps, the Indian Rocks Stables Darien. j The secondary attraction on Saturdays | card will be the Devonshire Handicap in ! which three-year-olds and older sprinters i will meet over six furlongs. Entries for this event close on Thursday.

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