Speedy Lee in Line-Up for Cudgel: Gives Five Rivals Weight at Downs; Sir Sprite, Southern Pride And Bullish Ready to Give Shagrin Mare Stern Battle, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-05


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Speedy Lee in Line Up for Cudgel f I t J Gives Five Rivals Weight at Downs DownsSir Sir Sprite Southern Pride And Bullish Ready to Give Shagrin Mare Stern Battle CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 The Cudgel Handicap six furlongs for threeyearolds and upward is the top attraction on an excellent program ar ¬ ranged for presentation tomorrow at this Kentucky racing grounds groundsA A small but quick field of six good sprint ¬ ers are named for the Downs feature and the race shapes up as one of the best shorterdistanced numbers of the current Kentucky spring season seasonSpeedy Speedy Lee consistent fiveyearold daughter of Count Gallahad and I See who is to race under the silks of Mrs Milton Shagrin is the top weightier the Cudgel and she will go postward under 116 pounds Winner in two of her engage ¬ ments this year Speedy Lees top effort came about at Tropical Park when she bested C T Chenerys Mangohick and Knollwood Stables Bordeau in the Gov ¬ ernor Caldwell Handicap racing that six furlongs over a good track in 112 Speedy Lee also was rated best of her sex at the Detroit Fair Grounds last sea json and she was a very frequent visitor to the winners circle The Shagrin mare ac ¬ counted for the Herod Handicap and the Charles F Price Handicap at the Motor City course and her 1947 earnings amounted to 21925 21925Trotsek Trotsek Saddling Entry EntryHarry Harry Trotsek will send out an entry in the Cudgel Mrs E Farris hardhitting Dicks Gal who is assigned 112 pounds and O F Woodwards Sir Sprite 109 pounds Dicks Gal was an outstanding performer last year and she was particu ¬ larly successful at Churchill Downs chalk ¬ ing up three straight victories at this track Previous to that sequence wshe won two major engagements at Chicago Recent trials by Dicks Gal have been decidedly on the fast side and she is ready for her sea ¬ sonal debut debutSir Sir Sprite wound up a campaign last au ¬ tumn that was good for 24600 and his final 1947 score at the Detroit Fair Grounds was achieved in the Adios Amigo Handicap Although Sir Sprite is partial to the longer distances he is favorably weighted in the Cudgel and rated a dan ¬ gerous contender for major honors Completing the probable starting band for the Cudgel Handicap are Michael J Dants Southern Pride 111 John Mc Shanes Navy Cross 107 and Mrs Emil Denemarks Bullish whose burden is 108 pounds Southern Pride won an allowance race at the Keeneland meeting and back in 1945 administered a sound trouncing to Assault Weak underpinning held down the Dant star in the last two years but hev is presently in fair condition and could upset his rivals on class Navy Cross is aged but speedy while Bullish Was a fast finishing fourth last Saturday in the Brown Hotel Handicap HandicapRacing Racing secretary and handicapper Law ¬ rence C Bogenschutz also arranged some excellent supporting events the Startle Purse five furlongs for twoyearold fillies and the Reigh Count Purse six and one half furlongs for threeyearolds The Startle matches Dawn o Peace Seely Fletter Chall Reward Alsabs Day and Miss Sal K while the Reigh Count is to bring out a field of nine quick thorough ¬ breds Papa Hedbird Beaukiss and Eagle Look appearing to hold an edge over their rivals in this secondary offering

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