Flag Drill Meets Nine In Governors Handicap: Yankee Hill, Wide Wing Main Contenders in Suffolk Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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Flag Drill Meets Nine In Governors Handicap HandicapYankee Yankee JKII Wide Wing Main Contenders in Suffolk Stake StakeSUFFOLK SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston Mass April 30 Ten starters have been named overnight to compete in tomorows 10000 Governors Handicap second stake to be run at the spring meeting of Suffolk Downs A quick glance of the field in the mile event leads one to believe the affair is as wide open as the vast marsh between the backstretch and the Atlantic Ocean OceanA A checkup this morning revealed that all trainers are sincere in naming their charges with the intent of definitely run ¬ ning The decision of Jack McKnight to ship the New England champ Agrarian U to New York for a try in the Interbor ough Handicap rather than compete m the Governors Handicap elevated the hopes of trainers who have been pointing for the weekend fixture fixtureTppweight Tppweight and probably lukewarm choice for the stake will be Clarence Hart wields Flag Drill conqueror of AgrarianTJ in last weeks Paul Revere Handicap The bargain claim shoulders 116 pounds one more than he successfully carried jn the Paul Revere Frankie Zehr yeteran reins man will again guide the Flint Shot horse who has trained satisfactorily during the past week weekSahf Sahf drd Stud Farms Yankee Hill is next in line according to racing secretary ilohb P Turners weights carrying 114 pounds The fpury earold Bahrain colt failed to impress Jin his effort in the Paul Revere but came put of the race uTfine fettle and has shown signs of improvement during trials Prior to shipping here Yankee Hill displayed sparkling speed stfTropical Park to jflef eat formidable sprinters Any senir blarice of winter form would make the Laddie Sanford racer a definite threat in here s Marlet Stables Wide Wing rales a big question mark in this lineup Radirig against top sprinters at Garden State Park on opening day at the New Jersey oval the i Greentree castof f finished third in the Camden Handicap behind Macbeth and King Dorsett Finishing in his wake were Kitchen Police and Buzfuz Following the Camden Wide Wing was sent back in the Trenton Handicap at a mile and a six ¬ teenth and failed to raise a gallop finish ¬ ing last in a ninehorse field fieldRated Rated an erratic performer Wide Wing must have shown his connections enough to warrant shipping here for this engage ¬ ment The Questionnaire gelding is slate d to tote 112 pounds Sammy Luce has been engaged to dothe riding Much consideration must be accorded Colgate Farms Naval Base G Babins Dockslader and McCarthy Gavegnanos Black Knave Naval Base has had a sharpener in an allowance sprint during the week and though the Invermark geldT ing failed to finish in the first three he turned in a creditable performance behind noted speedsters JChe yeteran Red Howell is expected from Gardi State to handle Naval Base who gets ta under 110 pounds poundsEnthusiasm Enthusiasm should be very spirited among the large throng expected ta at ¬ tend the weekends sport Hoping that the weather man will be f avorable and jJrejjict clear weather in spite of the chill hat is prdminent in New England the nianage rn nt is geared tb iianffle anothe riecord

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