Volcanic Makes Seasons Bow Today: Walmac Colt Goes In Lincoln Sprint; Bullish, Danada Capt. and Clevelander Among Seven Opponents in Main Event, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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Vol canic Makes Season s Bow Today Walmac Colt Goes In Lincoln Sprint Bullish, Danada Capt. and " Clevelander Among Seven Opponents in Main Event WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 6. — The Walmac Farms Volcanic, a four-year-old who almost headed Citation in mid-stretch over this track last season in the American Derby, begins his 1949 campaign in the Clang Purse tomorrow afternoon. The handsome bay son of Ambrose Light — Hot Supper, is to face seven worthy foes at six furlongs, and if reports from the split-second brigade can be used as a gauge, he is fit and ready to display his best performance. Volcanic was anything but a star among last seasons sophomores, but on occasions showed promise of becoming one, although a constant disappointment to his trainer, Howard "Babe" Wells. His American Derby long will be remembered, for on that occasion Citation felt the sting of Eddie Arcaros whip throughout the long stretch run. The great Calumet colt had been hard put to run down the early pacemaker, Papa Redbird, in that mile and one-quarter classic, and after he drew away from that colt in mid-stretcti, Volcanic came along on the rail with a surprising burst of speed and actually reached Citations saddlecloth, when he tired. A few strides later, Citations stablemate, Free America, loomed menacingly and this put the champion to added pressure until the finish. Official chart of the race showed that Volcanic was beaten only two lengths for the entire large purse, and it was an effort that was gratifying to Wells. Volcanic, however, was unable to maintain the peak he reached on American Derby Day and finished out the season with a trio of poor efforts, at which time he was sent to a Kentucky farm for a rest period. Arlington-Washington Stake Hopeful His opponents in the Clang include Mrs. L. Wagners My Sister, Mrs. Ada L. Rices Danada Capt., Mrs. Helen S. Reinemans First Whirl, Shady Brook Farms Clevelander, Kenesaw Farms Best Prospect, Wally Yablonowskis High Shine, and Mrs. Emil Denemarks Bullish. Originally, Wells intended to start Volcanic in last Saturdays La Salle Handicap, won by Gangway, but he was unable to get a race under his girth before the stakes and decided against running the big bay. He is to be nominated for the major stakes at Arlington and Washington Park after this meeting. Bullish, a very consistent seven-year-old, has shown a couple of fine efforts over this track, and conditions for the Clang appear to suit. In his last start he was second to the very speedy Tidy Sum, and in back of him were Blue Helen, a filly who raced in a stakes Saturday at Detroit; Happy C., who came back with a clever victory; Sir White, Pad Lock, He Could and Jett-Jett. Previously he finished second to Rose Bed. The old fellow has been one of the most consistent sprinters in this area for several seasons. Last year he won six of his 26 races and was in the money on 14 other occasions. Danada Capt., a gelding who won a race against ,500 platers by nine lengths here and then came back to force the issue against the speedy Rose Bed in allowance company, must be considered. He forced Rose Bed to run six furlongs in 1:10% before accepting defeat, and in back of him were Best Prospect, Nickey W., Fast Mail, High Shine, Bubbling Easy and Washburn. Best Prospect and High Shine are in the Clang and both attract some support. Clevelander looms as a contender off his last effort, who came from well back to* score by two and one-half lengths. He beat Countess In, Rose Bed, Spring Chimes, Deerfield, Southern Pride, Pomps Gal and My Sister. First Whirl did not show his best effort here the other day against Proud Ruler, but has been training smartly and should improve, it is believed. Supporting the Clang will be the Anita Peabody, a dash for three-year-old fillies, and will command much of the spotlight. For it is here that Mrs. Albert Sabaths fine sophomore, Alsabs Day, is to make her seasonal bow over this track. She was the leading two-year-old filly of last season in point of money earned, and included among her notable conquests was the Marguerite Stakes at Pimlico. She was raced during the Florida season but fell victim of an accident in a race and this forced her to pass up many of the early season filly classics, for which she was intended. Her only start recently came in the 0,000 Royal Oak at Detroit and she was unable to generate her speed. Since then, however, she has trained well over this track. Among the speedsters she faces are Jetrose, Dielle, Warsick, Chall Amaze, Sister Cora, Reflexion and Miss Stone.

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