Sport of Kings Handicap at Detroit Attracts Ten: Wee Admiral and Bob Murphy Clash Enlivens Sprint Event, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-15


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Sport of Kings Handicap At Detroit Attracts Ten Wee Admiral and Bob Murphy Clash Enlivens Sprint Event FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 14. Ten of the best three-year-olds quartered at this Motor City track have been named for the 0,000 six-furlong Sport of Kings Handicap here tomorrow, and the race shapes up as the outstanding sprint race at the session to date. Racing secretary Charles F. Henry indicates that he holds R. S. McLaughlins Wee Admiral and Dave Fergusons Bob Murphy in equal respect, and both have been allotted top weight of 120 pounds. The duel between this pair holds the center of interest, but others in the feature are by no means overmatched under the weight assignments. Wee Admiral has not been seen under silks since his engagements in Pimlicos Preakness and Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby. In both of those distance classics the son of War Admiral demonstrated that route races were not his forte. The excellent record he compiled in Florida, however, stamps him as a sprinter to be reckoned with against any type of competition, and trainer Arthur Brent has him right at tops for his engagement tomorrow. Bob Murphy accounted for the Cavalcade Handicap here on June 1 in impressive style. In that one mile and a sixteenth test he stumbled at the start but came on to score rather handsomely. Reports that he had suffered leg injuries were unfounded and in preparation for tomorrows engagement he stepped five Continued on Page Three Wee Admiral and Bob Murphy Test Speed in Sport of Kings Continued from Page One furlongs in 1:00 on Wednesday. The son of Petrose has shown to best advantage over a distance of ground but his two-year-old form demonstrates that he can sprint also, and this would appear to be borne out by his trial. Wee Admiral will have Gregalach for a running mate, and this son of Halcyon demonstrated his present fitness and fondness for this racing strip when he was a corking second in the Windsor Handicap, his latest outing, in which he was meeting older horses and by his score in his previous start here. Gregalach rates consideration in his own right should Wee Admiral, his better regarded racing partner, falter. Bob Murphy has a teammate also, in the speedy Ariel Ace, and it likely will be this ones task to set the pace. Like Wee Admiral and Bob Murphy, Gregalach and Ariel Ace are equally weighted, each to carry 117 pounds. Two other couplings are named for the Sport of Kings. These are the S. Valenti and A. Ferrara entry of Mrs. Valenti and Wow, and the R. Ankenbauer duo of Cashier and High Ego. Others named are Anthony Graffagninis Crazy Whirl, and George C. Whites speedy Bright Steel. Diamond Dick, who set a grass course record of 1:37 here last year, will be rid- den by Sterling Young and has been assigned 117 pounds for the ,000 Cross Country Handicap over the Lewis Turf Course of about one mile. He is top-weighted along with Vincent Ciceros Gyp-ster at that figure. W. L. Huntleys Umpy-dan, who won the 0,000 Boots and Saddle Handicap on opening day, and W. E. MacDonalds Canadian speedster, Tulach-more, are others to be reckoned with in this secondary feature.

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