Uncle Otho, Try Ike Renew Rivalry: Among Eight Vying in Downs Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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Uncle Otho, Try Ike Renew Rivalry Among Eight Vying , In Downs Feature I Combs and Forrest Racers j Have Each Gained Recent ■ Victory Over One Another CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., j May 10. — Lucas B. Combs Uncle Otho and " Henry Forrests Try Ike, which pair en- gaged in a sharp battle here last Tuesday, will renew their duel tomorrow in the six-furlong sixth race, one of the better offerings on an ordinary program scheduled for . presentation tomorrow. Uncle Otho came off best by two lengths in the previous encounter after Try Ike led until inside the furlong pole. Don Scurlock is to handle the Combs gelding in the sprint while appren- , tice Charles Burns again is to be at the reins on Try Ike. George Schneiders George Gains is to race coupled with Try Ike and, before the seveff-year-old son of He Did and Fond Memories, dropped down into the claiming ranks, he raced against top class company. George Gains won the 1948 renewal of the Churchill Downs Handicap, defeating Joes Choice and the 1946 American Derby winner, Eternal Reward, among others. Try Ike and George Gains each get in tomorrows dash under 115 pounds, providing they are handled by apprentice reins-men. Good Effort by Childeric P. L. Grissom will start Childeric, 111; James Paddocks hope in the headliner is Pebbles Hour, 111; F. Barbours silks are to be carried by Ballawee, 109; Hasty House Farm is to depend on Dear Doggie, 106; and Mrs. W. C. Davis Basla, 111 pounds, completes the probable starting field. Chideric gave a good effort behind Uncle Otho and Try Ike last week, finishing fourth and the son of Pharamond H. appeared quite at home in the sloppy going that prevailed on that day. Childeric raced prominently throughout his recent engagement and he may have needed that race for he has been lightly-campaigned since arrival in Kentucky from Florida. Ballawee, a four-year-old gelded son of Balladier and Wilowee, is a "dark horse" in the feature. Ballawee is forced to use a breathing tube in his-throat but it hasnt impaired his speed and he beat such good ones as De Luxe, Penniless, Blue Badge, George Gains, and the speedy Ariel Ace at Keeneland on April 19. Ballawee went to the front early in the three-quarter mile Lexington dash and he held sway thereafter, beating De Luxe by a length margin in 1:11% over a track termed good. A. F. Walls Hearts Away, a well-made son of Seven Hearts and Piety, heads a poup of six two-year-olds that will clash in the Alsab Purse at four and one-half furlongs. Hearts Away raced well at Oak-lawn Park before transfer to Keeneland and he ran second there in the Glenview Purse but was soundly beaten in the Lafayette Stakes. Those named to oppose Hearts Away are Aarons and Hodkins Andy B. W., who won at Keeneland; Al Wellmans Copper-stone, victor in two Kentucky outings this spring; Mrs. E. Johnstons Sale Price, a winner at Lexington; Thomas Hills Even Better and Mrs. E.Constantins Anns Fox, who was successful at The Downs in a previous start.

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