May Day Handicap To Bring Out Six: Fertile Lands, Bodens Pal And Sublime Slated to Vie In Sportsmans Main Event, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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May Day Handicap To Bring Out Six SixFertile Fertile Lands Bodens Pal And Sublime Slated to Vie In Sportsmans Mam Event EventSPORTSMANS SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 April 30 A select field of six will attract the divided attention of Sportsmans Park patrons tomorrow in the 5000 May Day Handicap for threeyearolds and upward and 10 are to meet in the 3500 Sopho ¬ more Handicap styled exclusively lor threeyearolds These two events desig ¬ nated as the seventh and sixth respec ¬ tively feature an attractive eightrace program arranged by racing secretary Horace Wade for the first dajt of the reg ¬ ular meeting following todajs fifth charity card cardMrs Mrs George F Barrett wife of the state attorneygeneral will present to the win ¬ ning owner of the May Day Handicap a cup symbolic of his triumph triumphThe The May Day Handicap is a one mile and a sixteenth test which will bring to ¬ gether in order of post position Mrs J L Oglesbys Late Thread Valtey View Farms Superwolf Mrs Clyde Trouttg Take Wing Grissom Sliermans Fertile Lands N L Raffelmans Bodens Pal and Woolford Farms Sublime SublimeCapable Capable of Handling Weight WeightThe The Grissom Sherman standard bearer as the only threeyearold in the event will undoubtedly draw the support of the expectedly large gathering Fertile Lands appears an especially versatile young colt and a bargain purchase for his own ¬ ers acquired him from Brookmeade last winter in Florida Although considered a speedy sort in Florida the first major vic ¬ tory to be captured by the son of Reaping Reward was the Arkansas Derby A con ¬ tinuation of his winning ways was estab ¬ lished in the second division of the seven furlongs Inaugural Handicap here in which he triumphed over his older rivals at the direct expenses of J M Hutchins Proud Buler and led two of his opponents for to ¬ morrows contest Late Thread and Sub ¬ lime limeFertile Fertile Lands will be required to give weight to all with his fmpost of 116 pounds in consideration of his age The burden is isContinued Continued on Page FiftyNine May Day Handicap Brings Out Six at Sportsmans SportsmansContinued Continued from Page One Onewell well within possibilities of the bay how ¬ ever and the added distance over his initial local effort also appears an advantage advantageFertile Fertile Lands opponents all are veteran route performers among whom any might gain the laurels providing the Grissom Sherman racer does not race to expecta ¬ tions Late Thread was a swiftly closing third behind her rival in the Inaugural determinedly diminishing the threequar ¬ ters of a length that separated them at the finish Sublime although weakening at the end was in close quarters to the far turn and will probably possess speed to set the pace in the May Day Valley ViewFarms Superwolfhas the reputation Of ra temperamental performerbuf dis ¬ closed an intention to run while a fast closing third in the other half of the Inau ¬ gural Handicap HandicapBodens Bodens Pal will be making his first ap ¬ pearance of the meeting but will undoubt ¬ edly draw considerable backing in the mu tuels from his excellent campaigning last winter in New Orleans Take Wing a sea ¬ sonal fayorite at this course displayed none of his old lick at Oaklawn Park but may be expected to improve with a return to his stamping grounds groundsThe The Sophomore Handicap drew a fast field with top weight being assigned to Joseph Maumus Richavoo The son of Capt Cal and Night Mist trounced his op ¬ position the last two times postward at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans Likely contenders in the lineup are Edward E Voyriows Johns Date W H Bishops Ba ciagaloop Orrwood Stables Spring Folly and the H P Christiansen entry of Wash burn and Dad v V

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