Dover Stakes Lures Seven Postward: Delaware Fixture Wide Open Event, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-30


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Dover Stakes Lures Seven Postward Delaware Fixture Wide Open Event Crossed Action and Entry Of Jono and Islam Prince Will Vie for Favoritism STANTON. Del., June 29.— The seventh running of the five and a half furlong Dover Stakes headlines the Delaware Park program tomorrow, and this ,500 fixture • has attracted a group of seven horses, three of whom have been racing here, two invad- ers from the New York area, one from New England and one making his debut. With this varied array of talent for the Dover, the race may present something of a problem to those speculatively inclined ! since there will be no real comparison of j the merits of the various candidates in : many instances. Brookmeade Stables Master Bid is the gelding making his first start, and this son j of Psychic Bid and Pretty Sis will carry 113 pounds under the conditions of the | Dover, whereas all the others in the field have assignments of 116 pounds. The post of favorite apparently lies be- ] tween William Helis Crossed Action and J. B. Thealls entry of Jono and Islam Prince. Others named are Joseph W. Bow- | leys Larkmead Andy. Breckenridge Longs i Protector and Gwen Rossiters General | Don. Won in Fast Time Crossed Action, a son of Stimulus and Cross Keys, won his only start here, racing, five furlongs in :5945, and he impressed a great many with his ability on that occasion. Then, too, the Helis stable has been enjoying remarkable success, and this will lend further support to Crossed Action. However, Theall will have a double-barreled threat. Jono made his debut a few days back at Aqueduct, and scored ai first asking, while Islam Prince, the other half of the entry, was beaten very little when third behind the highly regarded Harveys Pal at Belmont Park. Larkmead Andy surprised here recently and included among his victims on that occasion was Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords •ell-liked Natchez. Protector won his start early in the meeting and hardly can be judged accurately until he has met sterner opposition. However, he has speed, and that makes him dangerous. Sole Parate won the Dover a year ago in the colors of Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr., as ■ Alexis and Freddies Pal were next in line. This is the first time the Dover has been [ at five and a half furlongs, the former distance being five-eighths of a mile. The track mark for five and a half is 1:0425, set by Pavot last summer, and it hardly will be endangered on this occasion. t

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