Thumbs Up, Twelve Others Seek 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap: Mayer Ace Odds-on Choice for Mile and Quarter Run; Gay Dalton Foremost Rival, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-30


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• . _ ., Thumbs Up, Twelve Others Seek 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap Mayer Ace Odds-On Choice ? * For Mile and Quarter Run; Gay Dalton Foremost Rival ARCADIA, Calif., June 29. — Californias stellar racing spectacle, the 00,000 added Santa Anita Handicap is at hand. It will be decided at the beautiful Arcadia course tomorrow afternoon and Louis B. Mayer, the Golden States leading breeder of thoroughbreds, will send the favorite post-ward in his six-year-old son of Blenheim II., Thumbs Up, who was conditioned for j the race by George Odom. noted eastern trainer, and was bred by Messrs. H. B. Scott and S. D. Riddle. Thumbs Up, carrying top weight of 130 pounds, is expected to be the ! odds-on favorite in the field of 13. He will be ridden by Johnny Longden, leading jockey at this track, and it is predicted he will be 4 to 5 or less when the field reaches the starting gate. Thumbs Up, who has scored twice at the present meeting, as against one defeat, is reported to be in excellent condition for his Santa Santa Anita Anita Handicap, Handicap, 00,000, 00,000, Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds and and Upward. Upward. One One and and One-Quarter One-Quarter Miles. Miles. PP. PP. Horse. Horse. Jockey. Jockey. Wt Wt 1— 1— Stronghold Stronghold T. T.Sena Sena 106 106 2 2 — — Brie Brie a a Bac Bac J. J. Westrope Westrope 122 122 3 3 — — Paperboy Paperboy W. W. Bailey Bailey 122 122 4 4 — — Thumbs Thumbs Up Up J. J. Longden Longden 130 130 5 5 — — Lou-Bre Lou-Bre F. F. Zufelt Zufelt 115 115 6 6 — — Broadcloth Broadcloth J. J. Craigmyle Craigmyle 112 112 7— 7— Best Best Effort Effort C.Ralls C.Ralls 114 114 8— 8— Triplicate Triplicate A. A. Bassett Bassett 110 110 9 9 — — Old Old English English D. D. Dubois Dubois 106 106 10 10 — — Texas Texas SandmanM. SandmanM. Peterson Peterson 116 116 11— 11— Victory Victory Drive Drive D. D. Schunk Schunk 110 110 12 12 — — Gay Gay Dalton Dalton G. G. Woolf Woolf 126 126 13— 13— Autocrat Autocrat C. C. Corbett Corbett 110 110 W-L W-L Ranch Ranch entry: entry: Stronghold Stronghold and and Paperboy; Paperboy; Mrs. Mrs. G. G. Poulson Poulson and and E. E. B. B. Johnston Johnston entry; entry; Broadcloth Broadcloth and and Old Old English. English. fling at the rich prize. In fact, he was never better. He blew out three-eighths in :3435 this morning and pulled up sound. His last i effort was in the 0,000 Beverly Hills Handicap ] at seven-eighths. He earned ,350 through that victory. His previous start resulted in a four-length success in ] the mile and a sixteenth San Pasqual Hand- I J icap. in which he earned 9,065. His only ] setback ! came in his first start of the year I when he was beaten a nose by Texas Sand- t 1 man at three-quarters. A victory in the Santa Anita will net him t approximately 880,000 and boost his earn- ings for the year to well over 00,000. The s Mayer racer earned but 00 in his one start 1 last season. His earnings previous to this i 1 year totaled 28,245. j a Lady Luck smiled on Thumbs Up in the t draw for post positions this morning. He will start from number four stall in the , mile and a quarter race. On the inside of I him will be Paperboy, Brie a Bac and i Stronghold, the latter next to the rail, i Paperboy and Stronghold will race coupled t as the W-L Ranch entry. Stronghold was 1 a • surprise entry. On the immediate out- side I of Thumbs Up in the starting gate y will be Lou-Bre, who will seek to carry the c Charles S. Howard silks to their third sue- i cess in the race. ] On the outside of Lou-Bre and lined in order toward the outer fence will be Broad- t cloth, who finished second to Pensive in last I 3 years Kentucky Derby, and who will race 1 ii for Mrs. G. H. Paulsen; Best Effort, the I Continued on Page Thre% n j ! f i , a ! j • — ■ , ■ .-.• ■■and w * sLH? ~ ■ " --isiifflEB MSiljJPJfejnffi* ■ • "SmsmIssTssB - -"HF - -* u [ THUMBS UP— Favorite for todays running of the 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap. ■ I ; ; Thumbs Up Tops Thirteen-Horse Field For 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap e ■ a r. e r e it fl a n y I* j r ■ | j i B. , | a e J j * j j _ | Mayer Ace Odds-On Choice * ♦ For Mile and Quarter Run; Gay Dalton Foremost Rival Continued from Page On* Kentucky-bred three-year-old, who will carry the silks of Jay Paley. Los Angeles radio executive; Triplicate, owned by the motion picture danger, Fred Astaire; Old l English, an imported five-year-old, owned by E. B. Johnston, the Los Angeles business man; Texas Sandman, owned by W. D. Rorex; Victory Drive, owned by Miss Car- lotta Jelm of the motion pictures; Gay Dalton, the Mexico City champion, and Autocrat, with whom A. A. Baroni will try for his second success in the big race. Old English and Broadcloth will be coupled, as both are j trained by Charles Leavitt Despite his two ordinary races at this track, Gay Dalton„who ran up an impressive , record in Mexico City and who won his j only start at Hollywood Park last fall, will ! J probably be the second choice. Those who have seen him in action claim that his two shorter races here were not a true test of f his ability. They believe he will go much I better at the Santa Anita Handicap dis-l tance, and that jockey George Woolf will 1 be more familiar with his mannerisms. Paperboy and Stronghold, the favored i pair in the Hollywood Gold Cup, may be the third choice of the public, although Texas s | Sandman, who is in excellent shape at t present, is gaining a following, and fans s remember Brie a Bacs easy victory over r Jury Box and Okana in the Tijuana Handicap. - Best Effort and Autocrat will likely be the choice of those favoring longshots. 5. ■ Best Effort was a strong-finishing third in i i , the mile and one-eighth Santa Anita Derby, r. ! I while Autocrat has been improving steadily. r. i A win for any of the others would result ft I in long prices being posted on the pari-mutuel - board. I The eighth running of the Santa Anita a! [ Handicap will be decided over a fast track. :. The record for the distance is 2:015, made e by Seabiscuit in his winning jaunt in 1940. . It is estimated that well over 60,000 persons s will be in attendance.

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