War Trophy Tops Small Field in Bowers Purse: Meets Service Pilot, Prefect, Zax, Bright Remark at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-06


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War Trophy Tops Small Field in Bowers Purse Meets Service Pilot, Prefect, Zax, Bright Remark at Delaware DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 5. — Glen Riddle Farms War Trophy, runner-up to Dockstader in last weeks Brandy-wine Handicap, heads a field of five named overnight to compete at a mile and a sixteenth in the Bowers Purse, sixth and feature event on tomorrows program at this course. The field is very well matched, with Mrs. R. H. Heighes Zax; Christiana Farms Service Pilot, Gustave Rings Prefect and Rudolph Nolkers Bright Remark. War Trophy, quite capable last year in both centerfield and main track races, has developed into a topnotch performer in the handicap ranks this season. Saturdays race, in which he was beaten only a nose by the Greentree racer, possibly was his most impressive effort. Previous to that endeavor, War Trophy traveled six furlongs and finished but a length behind Cedar Farms Black Gang in track record time of 1:10%. Having turned in an especially good saddle job in the Brandywine, it is quite probable that Shelby Clark will again be up when the Trace Call gelding parades postward. Despite the fact that he was soundly beaten by War Trophy last time out, Prefect may draw a large amount of public support. The Pilate four-year-old has been a triple winner this season and has earned 7,000, nearly twice as much as Samuel Riddles representative. However, Prefect will be at a disadvantage in regards to the weight assignments, for he picks up seven pounds, as compared to War Trophys five-pound increase. Another "also ran" from last weeks feature is Zax, who finished far back in ninth position. This fellow stepped into the handicap ranks for the first time with that effort and, while he was unsuccessful, he still retains an enviable record. Previous to the race, Zax had been in the money in each of his 11 races this season, and had not been unplaced since August of 1945. It would not be beyond his capabilities to upset the figures in tomorrows event. Service Pilot, under the top weight assignment of 122 pounds, would have to show improvement to rate with the aforementioned trio. Making his last start in the mile and a furlong Havre de Grace Handicap in Maryland, Service Pilot was beaten only three lengths for the major award. Ahead of him, however, was Prefect. Bright Remark, the only horse in the race who won his last start, steps far up the class ladder. He scored over class "D" routers on Friday, stepping a mile and a sixteenth in 1:45%.

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