Yankee Handicap Field Taking Definite Shape: Cable Coming on from New York to Meet Phidias and Blue Yonder, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-06


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1 Yankee Handicap Field Taking Definite Shape Cable Coming On From New York To Meet Phidias and Blue Yonder SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 5. — At the mid-week mark, it appears that the eleventh running of the 5,000 i 1 Yankee Handicap, mile and three -sixteenths test for three -year-olds which features the , week-end card here, will draw a field from | eight to ten starters. Among those who are expected to accept the issue in the Yankee are Mrs. E. H. Augustus Blue Yonder, J. and A. Beatties Linwood Wag, 1 H. G. Bed wells Prognosis, Brosnan and Hal- j I leys Danny J., William Helis Phidias, Mrs. j j D. Hollingsworths Kendor, Marilyn Sta-1 ; bles Laboulaye and Mrs. A. Wickfields Cable. Several establishments have horses nominated for this three-year-old feature, but as yet have not signified to racing secretary John P. Turner as to whether or not they will start. Included in this category are Weston Adams Gay Moonbeam and Fore and Aft; the King Ranchs Flash Burn, Mississauga Stables Chance Player and the River Edge Farm s Salerno. Secretary Turner received word via the long distance phone today that Mrs. A. Wickfields Cable, third to Assult and Natchez in the Belmont Stakes, will be shipped here for the Yankee. Jockey Herb Lindberg has been engaged to ride him. Fore and Aft won very impressively here in the fourth race yesterday, a six-furlong event, but it was his first start of the year and his owner doubts whether or not he will be ready to go the Yankee distance. Gay Moonbeam, his stablemate, is ready to go the distance, but will only start if the track is fast. No further word has been received as to whether or not King Ranchs Flash Burn and River Edge Farms Salerno will be shipped over from New York. Both of these colts are trained by Max Hirsch. Whether or not Chance Player, who finished fifth in a six-furlong race here yesterday and then worked out a mile in 1:42% while prepping for Saturdays en- I ! j gagement, goes to the post depends on the size of the field. Trainer Frank Gilpin also reported this morning that there is no chance of getting Eucalyptus, a stablemate of Chance Player, ready for Saturdays stake, because the Heliopolis colt hasnt recovered from a slight touch of shipping fever picked up while en route here.

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