Kent at Delaware Engages Fifteen: Well-Matched Lot In 5,000 Test; Bovard, Task and Dr. Almac Seen Three Top Candidates In Mile and Sixteenth Race, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-12


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Kent at Delaware Engages Fifteen WellMatched Lot In 25000 Test TestBovard Bovard Task and Dr Almac Seen Three Top Candidates In Mile and Sixteenth Race RaceDELAWARE DELAWARE PARK Stan ton Del June 11 Delaware Parks 25000 Kent Stakes for threeyearolds drew a surpris ¬ ingly large field of 15 for its eleventh run ¬ ning here tomorrow There isnt a single frontrank member of the division in the overnight lineup but it is an interesting an exceptionally wellmatched group never ¬ theless and a good contest is in prospect prospectThe The Kent will be presented as the fifth race and will headline another splendid weekend program Chief of the support ¬ ing events are Series No 2 of the 5000 Kiamensi Handicap and the 4000 Talley ville Purse for highclass members of the claiming ranks ranksSylvester Sylvester Labrots Bovard King Ranchs Task and Mrs James V Stewarts Dr Almac all of whom have been stakes win ¬ ners either as two or threeyearolds are topweighted in the Kent under 120 pounds each The field also comprises Hal Price Headleys entry of Acme and Pennon Woodvale Farms Page Boots Jack Skir vins Alphara Brookmeade Stables Splash Leo Gerngross Noble Hero Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts Loser Weeper Maine Chance Farms Ace Admiral Bobanet Stables Blue Holly Crispin Oglebays Gates Mills and Mrs Van Lear Blacks Golden Reigh ReighBovard Bovard may enjoy the distinction of favorite and he should be a liberal choice perhaps at odds of 3 to 1 or better This doughty little Marylandbred son of Bahram Knights Nurse emerged as the threeyearold champion of the long winter season in New Orleans but has been none too successful while engaging the leaders of his division in such important fixtures as the Preakness and Jersey Stakes StakesSounders Sounders to Ride Bovard who will be ridden by Willie Smokey Saunders has proved to be a splendid weightcarrier and is game to the core but his task tomorrow is far from a sinecure since he must break from the ex ¬ treme outside position in the 15horse Kent field fieldPage Page Boots ideally weighted under 108 pounds is an improving threeyearold and merits a high figure on the strength of his performance in the last Saturdays Peter Pan in which he finished four behind Escadru Stunts and Dinner Gong The latter is equally weighted with Page Boots tomorrow but received two pounds from Page Boots in the Peter Pan There is very little to choose between these two twoBrookmeade Brookmeade Stables Splash was over his head against such as Better Self and Sal ¬ magundi in last Saturdays Yankee Handi ¬ cap at Suffolk Downs finishing unplaced in that one mile and a quarter fixture He may prove a sharper contender tomorrow at one mile and a sixteenth Ace Admiral was a smart winner of a mile race earlier in the week at Belmont Park Jimmy Smiths charge is an ever dangerous com ¬ petitor at an intermediate distance and ap ¬ pears to hold the best chance of the others in the overnight field fieldJoseph Joseph Tuccis steadygoing routerunner Incline heads the wellmatched field of eight named overnight for series No 2 of the Kiamensi Handicap Incline eked out a narrow victory over H L Straus Pilaster in last weeks running of this event at a mile and a sixteenth and figures to repeat tomorrow at one mile and an eighth al ¬ though there is a twopound weight shift in the latters favor Incline will shoulder 124 pounds while Pilasters weight is 119 119Only Only six interests will be represented in the Kiamensi since Pilaster March Chick and Laran are trained by F A Downey Bonsai Laran winner of his last race at Garden State Park is owned by E A Nico demus while Pilaster and March Chick both are owned by Straus

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