Six Middle Distance Runners Match Speed: Fearless Seen as Choice Over Mr. Dumjohn in Principal Race, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-19


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Six Middle Distance Runners Match Speed SpeedFearless Fearless Seen as Choice Over Mr Dumjohn in Principal Race RaceSUFFOLK SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston ass May 18 Intermittent rain that has been falling in Boston for the past six days and left the racing strip a quagmire of mud played a big role in dulling tomorrows eightrace program here at Suffolk Downs Racing Secretary John P Turner Sr had to put on three extra races that were not listed in the condition book for the mid ¬ week when five of his originally scheduled races failed to fill a substitute mile and onesixteenth event for cheap grade claim ers was split in two divisions to inake up a full card Although the New England winds have been chilly throughout most of the current meeting that started on April 19 the track has been fortunate during the earlier days by having only one off track through May 7 On that day rains came during the last two races and continued in a drizzle during May 8 A Despite from the inclement weather was enjoyed for a couple of days then it started and horses who are at their best in the heavy going have had their innings inningsA A small band of six routers that are evenly matched have been entered in to ¬ morrows best offering a mile and onesix ¬ teenth affair for fouryearolds and up ¬ ward which have raced for a claiming tag of 5000 or less since October 1 Top weight and probable lukewarm choice goes to O Sole Mio Stables Fearless who will pick up 120 pounds The Milkman Confi Jence gelding seems to thrive on races of this type having won twice and finished second in his other start this season The fiveyearold won his last by four and one half lengths over Red Tag owned at that time by J B Baker and claimed by J Gavegnano for 5000 a few days later Fearless was receiving a one pound weight concession from Red Tag but the latter who is the chief contender in tomorrows event gets in with 109 and the 12 pounds difference should bring them closer to ¬ gether getherMr Mr Dumjohn owned by OConnell Phillips is descending slightly in class after finishing third to Khabula and Flares Dur ¬ bar while racing for 7500 last Thursday ThursdayThe The sixyearold gelding has been clos ¬ ing stoutly in his last two efforts and the small field tomorrow will be more to his liking Mr Dumjohn is nicely weighted under 111 pounds poundsC C Ginsburgs Joby K showed to good advantage over as good as she meets here while racing at Rocfcingham Park last fall The Bon Homme mare is partial to an off track and this may be the spot for for an improvement over her local starts and will reap dividends dividendsThe The other two members in the lineup are Highland Farms Svengali and Barton lou Stables Nene PobreNln the 14 tries this year Svengali has failed to earn major honors but cannot be overlooked in this company The Hypnotist U Dark Imp gelding raced with better than he meets to ¬ morrow and the slight descent may be the answer to his lack of winning purses pursesNene Nene Pobre an Argentine invader failed to live up to advance notices last fall at Rockingham but did manage to win two races in seven tries The sixyearold Sparus stallion has not shown anything in three starts this year that would make one believe he has become acclimated to New England weather and he must be consid ¬ ered the outsider in this field

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