Seven Sophomores Seek River Rouge: Shakeme, Mr. Jay, Timeltel And Try Ike Contest Main Event on Detroit Program, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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Seven Sophomores Seek River Rouge Shakeme, Mr. Jay, Timeltel And Try Ike Contest Main Event on Detroit Program FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 6. — The River Rouge Purse, a six-furlong sprint for three-year-olds, is to headline tomorrows program at this racing grounds. Seven of the better class sophomores are entered in the feature and the race shapes up as one of the better short distance offerings of the current season. Hal Price Headley is to send out his home-bread, Shakeme, a son of Menow and Shakealeg. Charles T. Fishers Dixiana is to be represented by Timeltel; Henry Forrest will depend on Try Ike and Summond; Mrs. Moody Jolleys silks are to be carried by Mr. Jay; Charles Rufi has Blue Grip entered, while Mrs. O. C. Neumanns hope in the sprint is Bea Right. Under the allowance conditions of the River Rouge, Mr. Jay will shoulder the actual top weight of 122 pounds. The son of Fighting Fox and Adalante won four of his engagements last year, finishing second also to Ocean Drive in the Hialeah Juvenile Stakes and was second to Blue Peter in an overnight allowance event at Garden State Park. At Tropical Park last December, Mr. Jay accounted for the Peregrine Handicap, defeating Irish Sun, Razzmatazz, Sneak and other shifty two-year-olds. During his sophomore campaign, Mr. Jay has failed to reach the peak of form that he displayed during his juvenile season but his works have been a bit on the fast side and he is expected to race well in the River Rouge. In his local engagement, the Jolley youngster was unplaced in the Taffeta Purse. Shakeme won at five furlongs during the 1948 Arlington Park meeting and did not visit the winners xing again until this spring, at Keeneland where he turned back a useful field at one mile and one-sixteenth. In his only outing at the Fair Grounds, the Headley colt soundly whipped Blue Grip, Timeltel, Fish Fry and Bushel in the Grand River Purse. With the apprentice allowance, Shakeme is to carry 114 pounds, a burden that he can handle well. Beat The Fat Lady at Downs Timeltel stamped himself as a speedy colt when he beat The Fat Lady in a six-furlong allowance sprint at Churchill Downs. The Dixiana star won impressively at the local track on May 17, beating such clever rivals as Blue Jet, Bushel and Venture On in the Ferndale Purse. Jockey R. L. Baird will ride Timeltel in the River Rouge. Blue Grip won twice as a two-year-old but his best effort was a sharp second to G. D. Wideners Reveille in the Everglades Handicap at Hialeah last February 23. Blue Grip finished strongly in the nine-furlong stake and such fine thoroughbreds as Colonel Mike, Sneak, Best Doings and Dai-quari were in his wake at the end of the Florida fixture. In his last local engagement, the Rufi colt finished second to % Shakeme in the Grand River Purse, beaten but two lengths. Joe Jacobs has been assigned the mount on Blue Grip in the River Rouge. The Forrest entry of Try Ike and Summond is a formidable one, although both have raced rather disappointingly since arrival at the Fair Grounds. Try Ike won five 1948 starts and three races during the current season. He will be ridden by Lois C. Cook tomorrow, and Cook also is named on Summond, who is classed as a doubtful starter. Summond won three overnight handicaps at Detroit last year before suffering defeat by Johns Joy, and his best race this year was a third to Mr. Biddoo. and Irish Sun at the Louisville spring meeting. Bea Right, generally regarded as one of the fastest three-year-old fillies in training, scored in three of her nine engagements last year and was second to Calumet Farms fleet Wistful at Hialeah in February this spring. In the latter event, Bea Right made the pace for the major portion of the seven-furlong trip and was beaten four lengths at the wire. In her next start at Gulfstream, the Neumann miss won, but she was beaten at Keeneland in the Ashland Stakes. Last week at this track, Bea Right turned in a game performance in the Taffeta Purse, running second to Monterey at the end of the six furlongs, which was decided in 1:11%. Jockey Euclid LeBlanc will be at the reins on Bea Right .in the River Rouge.

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