The Dude to Make 1946 Bow Today: Shifty Gaal Three-Year-Old Faces Thirteen Opponents in Sportsmans Santa Fe Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-07


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The Dude to Make 1946 Bow Today TodayShifty Shifty Gaal ThreeYearOld Faces Thirteen Opponents in Sportsmans Santa Fe Purse PurseSPORTSMANS SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 May 6 Mrs Al Gaals The Dude who showed enough speed last season to rate being nominated for the Kentucky Derby will make his 1946 bow here tomorrow when he clashes with a field of clever threeyear olds in the Santa Fe seven furlongs dash that will feature a program designed to honor that famous railroad system systemPresident President F G Gurley president of the Santa Fe will be on hand along with his traffic manager Robert Hitshew to wit ¬ ness the program Both Messrs Gurley and Hitshew have the sixth and seventh races respectively named after them Another celebrity with a race carrying his name will be Chuck Foster the popular band leader at the Blackhawk Restaurant one of the leading loop night spots spotsThe The Dude who has been entered several times during the meeting without getting to the post is regarded as a definite starter in the Santa Fe Trainer Al Gaal has been casting about for a spot where the chest ¬ nut son of AlibhaiDonatrice would meet thoroughbreds of his own age and this race seems ideally suited for the speedster speedsterWon Won Last Three 1945 Starts StartsThat That The Dude is capable of stepping along with the best of them at this track is indicated by his record last year He cap ¬ tured his last three performances as a twoyearold and two of these victories were recorded here During his entire cam ¬ paign he started 11 times and six times he won He was second twice and third twice and out of the picture only once which gave him a rating with the most consistent horses in the country countryTrainer Trainer Gaal has not hurried The Dude in his training He passed up the Derby because he started serious training with the horse too late to have him ready for a mile and onequarter race The seven fur ¬ longs of his scheduled bow seems well within Jus power at this time and it is likely that he will be an imposing favorite at post time Coupled with The Dude will be the consistent sprinter Catchweista also owned by Mrs Al Gaal GaalFor For consistency however The Dude will have little on one of his most formidable rivals in the race A L Colbys Whitch tack a gelding who has never been out of the money and who has won three of his five starts Whitchtack campaigned during1 the winter at New Orleans and at Oaklawn Park In his most recent performance he easily trimmed Plentituff Tascosa Port Mars and other shifty threeyearolds In possibly his finest performance he finished second to Mr Chairman and Double Slam a pair of former Derby candidates who dis ¬ played excellent speed at the Hot Springs strip stripMrs Mrs E Oros Overseas a smart winner at this meeting Dick Stickney who was claimed by H G Bockman for 4500 after meeting with a great deal of trouble in his last start here Seamans Pal who has demonstrated fine early foot in his races here and Peraptera who failed against Espino Gold and other older horses in his lone start here will be among contenders for top honors in the Santa Fe Others en ¬ tered are Sweet Girlie Wee Wee Marie Frank Munns Espiritu Haley Omar and Hasty Victory

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