Eleven Juvenile Fillies Seek Fashion: Sungari, Poppaea Favored as Entry, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-09


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Eleven Juvenile Fillies Seek Fashion Sungari, Poppaea Favored as Entry WidenerHomebredsCompete With Johns Ex, Escondida And Ruddy at Belmont Park BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 8. — Eleven juvenile fillies meet tomorrow in the fifty-second running of the Fashion Stakes, a 0,000 added event at foour and a half furlongs on the diagonal Widener straightaway. Despite being run so early in the season, the Fashion has frequently been won by one of her sex and age. In the early 20s Nellie Morse, Mother Goose, Friars Carse, Pandera, Bateau and Orissa, all of whom were either excellent race mares or producers of stakes winners, took the Fashion in successive years from 1923 through 1928. More recently, it has fallen to such good runners as Mrs. Ames, Beaugay and First Flight. The latter went on to win the Futurity in 1946, while Beaugay bolted and hit a pylon while leading near the finish the year before and her stablemate. Star Pilot, went on to save the favorite players money. Not a great deal is known of the potentialities of this years Fashion field as yet. George D. Widener and Mrs. Widener will be represented by Sungari and Poppaea, and they may be favored. Sungari won her debut here on Saturday in good time over a track that was rough in several places arid almost fast in others. She will carry 114 pounds, as will Morris Seiden-bergs Miss Lyonors, A. G. Vanderbilts Sweet Talk and Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Johns Ex. Each of these fillies has won a race and none of the 11 has won more than one. Poppaea, who has not started, carries 110, along with the rest of the field, which is composed of maidens, one of whom will also be making her debut. Daughter of Devil Diver Sungaris chief rival appears to be Greentree Stables Ruddy, a half-sister to Blue Border and Guillotine, winners of the Hopeful and Futurity, respectively, at two, but who developed into first class "morning glories" as they grew older. Ruddy, who finished second to Sungari in their common debut, had a little bad racing luck in that race and benefits by a four-pound shift, which may make her very dangerous. Also, unlike her elder half-brothers from Blade of Time, she is not by Bimelech, most of whose offspring are temperamental. Her sire is the courageous Devil Diver. Ted Atkinson will ride Ruddy. The other maidens in the Fashion are Hal Price Headleys Remove, Claiborne Farms Escondida, Mrs. Esther du Pont Wiers Merry Xmas, Maine Chance Farms Colony Miss and David O. Evans, Short Hills. Remove ran unplaced in the Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland in her last outing and is a daughters of Revoked from the good producer, Laatokka. Chris Rogers has been named overnight for Remove, but this boys name also appeared on the entry blank for Merry Xmas, who showed nothing in her only start at Jamaica, early in that meeting. Trio Raced in Rosedale Three of the Fashion candidates appeared in the Rosedale Stakes won by Bank Account at Jamaica. Johns Ex finished third in that race, a half length before Miss Lyonors. with Sweet Talk finishing up the track. Johns Ex gave Miss Lyonors four pounds in that race and is favored by an outside post position tomorrow, while Miss Lyonors must break from the unfavorable number one post. For some unfathomable reason, horses breaking on the stand side of the Widener course have to be several pounds better than those on the outside to get anything. Escondada finished very fast behind Sungari and Ruddy here on Saturday, finishing lapped on that pair and going fastest of all at the end. No rider has yet been named for the chestsnut daughter of Mahmoud — No Risk, who starts from a middle stall, right next to Sungari and Ruddy, who will be just inside of her in the gate. Colony Miss, who will be ridden by Glen Lasswell, showed improvement in her last start at Jamaica, coming from far back to be third to Miss Lyonors and Brooktown and is in smart hands. Short Hills, who will be ridden by Joe Culmone, is a daughter of Happy Argo — Conga Mai, who will be making her debut. There are large fields in most of the supporting races, including the hurdle event, which will be third on the card. The frequently scratched One Hitter and Wynford H. are entered again in the Stuyvestant Classified Handicap that is seventh on the program, and can be expected to finally meet in this mile and a furlong as the track is likely to be fast. Greentrees One Hitter will have a running mate in Brick.

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