Olympic Zenith Arrival at Suffolk for Big Race: Helis Campaigner Being Pointed for Renewal of Massachusetts, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-28


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Olympic Zenith Arrival At Suffolk for Big Race Helis Campaigner Being Pointed For Renewal of Massachusetts SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 27. The big news at Suffolk Downs today in relation to the 0,000 Massachusetts Handicap, mile and a furlong feature of the current meeting, which is scheduled to headline the Fourth of July program, was the arrival of William Helis Olympic Zenith, one of the hardest-hitting members of the handicap division, to begin his preparation for this stake. The five-year-old son of Mahmoud The Zenith, came here in charge of Raymond Folke, the young ex-Marine who earlier in the meeting saddled William Helis Elpis for her second straight victory in the 5,000 Hannah Dustin Handicap. And, Folke was happy to be here. Last week when he got orders to take five horses he had in his care here to Monmouth Park, the young trainer was blue, and he was glad to come back. "I like it here", said Folke, who saddled the first stakes winner of his training career when he tightened the girths on the Helis mare. "And Id like to stay around here. Thats why I welcomed the chance to come back here with Olympic Zenith". Olympic Zenith has been to the post 28 times, has won six races, finished second six times and picked up third money the same number of times. The son of Mahmoud has 22,434 in purse earnings to his credit and numbers the Gulf Coast Handicap, the Louisiana Derby, the Queens County Handicap, the Saratoga Handicap and the Edge-mere Handicap among his stake victories. He has been assigned 114 pounds in the Massachusetts and is well placed at that weight. Bernard Seroys Hillyer Court was also an arrival. The Seroy representative got in late yesterday in charge of Ken Force. He was galloped this morning and will be sharpened for his engagement in the Fourth of July event, in the next few days. Racing secretary John P. Turner received this morning from trainer Oscar White that Walter M. Jeffords Pavot, recent winner of the Sussex Handicap at Delaware Park, will arrive here Monday to begin his final preparation for the big race. Andy Blakely, Jr., who is supervising the training of Apropiado while his father is in New York handling the remainder of the Longchamps string, had the Bunker Hill Handicap winner on the track early today to give him his final workout over the full mile and a furlong that he will be asked to go in the 0,000 race. Apropiado stepped it off quite easily in 1:56, handily and was caught in the following fractions::26, :51, 1:17, 1:44. C. P. Amodies Elmo T. winner of the Nantucket purse, mile and a sixteenth feature of Wednesdays card here, and Morris Wexlers Plebiscite who finished second, turned in impressive preparations for their Massachusetts engagements. Both horses are asked to carry 107 pounds in the 0,000 event, which means that the winner will drop 10 pounds and the second horse 13 off Wednesdays race. Plebiscite was charging on the winner at the end and was only beaten a head. The added distance of the Massachusetts will be more to his liking than it will be to Elmo T. In order to give the Massachusetts Handicap horses a prep race, racing secretary Turner wrote a race into the final edition of the book for Saturday, the Nathan Hale, which is expected to draw many of those in training for the big race. Mrs. Ada Rices Sirde who was to have started in the 30,000 Equipoise Mile at Arlington Park yesterday and ship here on Saturday, did not go to the post in that event, but Turner expects trainer Carleton "Slim" Roles to go through with his plans to ship here

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