Gallorette and Elpis to Match Strides in Seventh Running of Delaware Oaks: Brann Filly, with Arcaro in Saddle, Shapes Up as Favorite over Helis Miss, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-28


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Gallorette and Elpis to Match Strides In Seventh Running of Delaware Oaks Brann Filly, With Arcaro * In Saddle, Shapes Up as Favorite Over Helis Miss STANTON, Del., June 27.— Two three-year-old fillies, whom many horsemen believe will battle it out for the championship of their division of the sport, are scheduled fee meet three other rivals at Delaware Park | tomorrow in the seventh running of the Delaware Oaks, mile and a furlong test, which carries an endowment of 0,000. W. L. Brann s Gallorette and William Helis Elpis are the two misses on whom j the eyes of the crowd will be focused as , they meet for the first time this season. Their opposition will include Col. C. V. Whitneys Monsoon, M. B. Goff s Transflint and G. S. Moores Belpast. Under the conditions of the Oaks. Gallorette and Elpis will be the highweights of the field under 119 pounds, with Monsoon carrying 113 to 110 for Transflint and Belpast. Gallorette shapes up as the likely favorite in the Oaks for in addition to her fine racing record she will have the services of | Eddie Arcaro in the saddle and the New- j port, Ky., lad is in the finest form of his long career. The Brann filly holds victories in the Pimlico Oaks and the Acorn Stakes to her credit, together with a second in one division of the Wood Memorial. Elpis leaped into the limelight recently when she carried the Helis colors to a smart triumph in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park in which Monsoon was her immediate victim. The Helis stable has been clicking in important features with great regularity of late and doubtless a lot of patrons will be stringing along with a successful outfit. Monsoon, highly regarded member of the Whitney string, has yet to turn in a top performance this season but she has been close enough to warrant the belief that any day now she may turn loose and upset some more highly favored members of her opposition. Victory for either Belpast or Transflint would have to be considered something of a major catastrophe to those who follow the past performances but either may have something to say about the final placings. A year ago Lazy F. Ranchs Plucky Maud was the victor in the Oaks, defeating Whirlabout and Everget. The time record for this stake is 1:4945, held by Tangled, the 1941 winner.

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