Nine to Seek Wilmington as Delaware Meet Opens: Brookfield Concedes Pavot Four Pounds Under Assignment of 123, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-29


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Nine to Seek Wilmington As Delaware Meet Opens Brookfield Concedes Pavot Four Pounds Under Assignment of 123 DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., May 28. — Brookfield Farms Brookfield and Walter M. Jeffords Pavot, two of the leading sprinters in the East, are among nine good members of the handicap division who will meet here tomorrow in the ninth running of the ,500 Wilmington Handicap, feature event on the opening -day program of the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Associations 30-day meeting. Pavot [ is more or less a surprise entry, the fine | brown son of Case Ace — Coquelicot having been shipped from New York especially for the six-furlong event. Under the weight | assignments for the stake, Pavot will take up 119 pounds, four less than was accorded [ Brookfield, the starting highweight, under 123 pounds. Arrayed against Brookfield and Pavot, who are expected vie for favoritism, are such good sprinters as Gustave Rings Happy Buckie, 116 and Hasteville, 114; Abraham S. Hewitts Rustom Sirdar. 115; Mrs. George Foxs Bungalese, 105; Edge-hill Stables Goodrob, 107; Miss M. R. Fox Blue Pom, 104, and Henry L. Straus New Moon, 118. Besides the Ring tandem of Happy Buckie and Hasteville, Bungalese and Blue Pom will race coupled as an entry, both being trained by George Fox. With the track still a sea of mud from heavy rains over the week-end and additional showers forecast for today and tonight, it was a foregone conclusion the racing strip would be "off" for the opening-day program. However, all of the Wilmington Handicap starters are proven mud-runners and track conditions arent expected to prompt declarations.

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