Free-for-All Trot Brings Out Sextet at Aurora: Moses Meets Duke Volo and Oh Johnny in First Start of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-05


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; ■ ! ! . • L I [ [ L . • i l / a i t s e - e it v t i e S U Free-For-AI I Trot Brings Out Sextet at Aurora Moses Meets Duke Volo and Oh Johnny in First Start of Year AURORA DOWNS, Aurora, 111., May 4.— Race secretary Ted Leonard dug deep into his condition book and came up with one of the finest over-all harness race programs to be staged at Aurora Downs this season. Saturdays nine-race card brings together a whole host of previous start winners as well as 1951 debuts for some of the leading trotters and pacers in the midwest. The free-for-all trot, for a ,500 purse, attracted six of the finest steppers in racing in this area. This two-heat event, being raced over the six and one-half fur-longs and one -mile routes, brings to light Glenn Barkers popular Moses. The vet- eran Spencer gelding was slated for an earlier debut, but bad weather prevented his local bow. While Moses has yet to start this year, the remainder of the field has at least one trip under their belts. Oh Johnny tuned up for this test with a 2:09.2 tri- umph Wednesday night. Olen Humphres Black Key scored a comfortable triumph in 2:13. The Canadian entry of Duke Volo had bad racing luck Wednesday against Oh Johnny but has whipped Pay Up in 2:11.3 on the second night of the meeting. Jeffrey Hanover, winner of 6,989 in 1950, may very well be the horse to beat. Walter Pee Wee" Welch is reported to have the crack seven-year-old Junior Hanover gelding sharp and ready to meet the best in his field. Art Shaws Brazie, unbeaten in two starts this year, drew the pole in the sev-t enth race, a classified trot over the mile distance. Brazie was clocked in 2:11.3 and 2:12.2 while roaring home in both halves of the Geneva Stake Trot on the third racing night. In the same race with Brazie is Silver Larry, victor over King Tom in a neat 2:11.3 performance. Rounding out this field is General Forbes, Mr. Spud, Lu Mc-t Ellen, Buddy Patchen, Signal Bravo and Nibble Hanover. Signal Bravo makes his first start in this trot. The eighth race on the program brings together a terrific group of speedy pacers. Although Tony Hall is undefeated in three starts, scoring over the six and one-half furlongs, nine-sixteenths of a mile and one-mile routes, respectively, he has his work cut out in this affair. For, going postward in the eighth is Roy Riegle s Chief Mite. Jake Mahoneys Chief Strong, Ernie Smith Tandy B., Jim Flemings Larry Grattan, Eph LHeureuxs Senator Pointer and C. F. Rumleys G. W. A. Everyone of these sidewheelers can really rip off a fast mile.

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