Your Host, Mr. Trouble Show Speed; Wondring Tops Kentucky Oaks Field: Gives Eight Foes Weight at Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-05


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Your Your Host, Host, Mr. Mr. Trouble Trouble Show Show Speed; Speed; Wondring Wondring Tops Tops Kentucky Kentucky Oaks Oaks Field Field Gives Eight Foes Weight at Downs Dixianas Ashland Victress Vies With Ari#s Monb and Famous Shake Over Route By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 4. — The seventy-sixth running of the 5,000 Kentucky Oaks, important three-year-old filly stake, is to headline a most attractive Derby eve program tomorrow at this picturesque South Louisville course. The "fillies ■derby" lured a field of nine fast misses and Charles T. Fishers Dixiana homebred, Wondring, heads the band of hopefuls for the mile and a sixteenth fixture, which had its inaugural running the same year as the Clark Handicap and Kentucky Derby, 1875. The Oaks, an allowance event, will find Wondring shouldering the top burden of 121 pounds while the other entrants with . the single exception of E. A. Morris Mother Morris are each to take up 116 pounds in the middle distance feature. Mother Morris will go postward with 109 pounds and the remaining probable starters are Circle M Farms Roman Zephyr, Woodvale Farms Nettie Marie, Raymond Ankenbauers Famous Shake, J. C. Hauers Aris Mona, Mrs. B. Irwins Diamond Lane, John Gibsons Princess Dare, and Mrs. C. A. McCaws Lady Marquest. Brooks May Ride Favorite Wondring may have the saddle services of Steve Brooks and it is quite likely tht the Ashland Stakes victress will be the choice over her eight rivals. Wondring turned in a sharp effort to capture the six-furlong Ashland at Keeneland, defeating several of the sophomore misses named to oppose her tomorrow. Lightly campaigned as a -two-year-old, Wondring presently is in excellent condition and she is rated by many seasoned observers as the solid favorite for the 1950 Oaks renewal. The return engagement between Wondring and Aris Mona, the Ashland post time favorite, is attracting considerable attention from local turfmen and racing followers. Aris Mona had poor racing luck in the Keeneland Stakes while Wondring sprinted to the front at the start of that race and held sway from flag fall to finish. Should Aris Mona perform to expectations in the Oaks, she may be the one to whip the Fisher representative, a well made daughter of the Kentucky Derby victor. Continued on Page Seven JOCKEY STEVE BROOKS— May be astride Mr. Trouble if Theory doesnt fill his engagement in tomorrows Derby. . Wondring Has Eight Foes In Kentucky Oaks Today Gives Aris Mona, Famous Shake And Others Weight Over Route Continued from Page One Pensive. Apprentice Bill Boland, who is here to ride King Ranchs Middleground in the Derby, will have the mount on Aris Mona, assuring the Hauer filly skillful Oaks handling. Famous Shake, second to Wondring in the Ashland, is the progeny of Eternal Bull and Shake Down and she was bred and foaled at Ankenbauers Meadowbrook Farm. Ken Church is slated to guide Famous Shake in the pre-Derby attraction and her record during the 1949 season was such that she merits consideration. Whether Famous Shake canrepeat her hard-earned triumph over Aris Mona, Nettie Marie, and Princess Dare, gained in the six furlongs _Dld Hickory Purse at Keeneland on April 22, remains a question. Under severe pressure on that occasion to beat Aris Mona a neck margin, the Ankenbauer star may find the longer distance of the Oaks disadvantageous. Famous Shake, however, held on in game style to capture the Old Hickory and she may carry her speed over the stiffer Oaks route. Lady Marquest was outrun in the Ashland but she has trained splendidly for her Oaks engagement and raced against fair company throughout her career. Lady Mar-quest, who is to have the saddle services of Charles L. Martin, won the Manchester Purse at Keeneland on April 21 but the opposition in that three-quarter mile event hardly classes with that which she will meet in the Oaks. Diamond Lane is one of the most improved members of her sex and age division and she won her last two starts in impressive style. The Irwin miss, a daughter of Unbreakable and Drury Lane, looked good last. Saturday when she earned honors in an overnight allowance six furlongs sprit, beating Calumet Farms A Lark by a length and three-quarters under a good ride by Johnny Adams, who is scheduled to handle her tomorrow. Previous to her Downs conquest. Diamond Lane downed an ordinary band at Keeneland in a six and one-half furlong dash. The balance of the pre-Derby card is made up from thoroughbreds of cheaper caliber and one of the better offerings is the Kentucky Colonels Purse, seven furlongs for three-year-olds. Although 10 maidens are to go in the secondary offering, the race should be most interesting for Calumet Farms steadily improving Opinionated, Clifford Mooers* Sierra and Claiborne Farms Starsnstripes are among those entered for, the Colonels.

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