Northern Star Goes at Delaware Today: Effort in St. Georges Purse to Determine His Status for Kent and Leonard Richards, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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► ■ ■ Northern Star Goes At Delaware Today Effort in St. Georges Purse To Determine His Status for Kent and Leonard Richards DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 6. — Greentree Stables Northern Star, un-succesful since being acquired from Mrs. Esther duPont Weir, in whose colors he had accounted for the Flash and United States Hotel Stakes, launches his seasonal Delaware Park campaign tomorrow afternoon in the six-furlong St. Georges Purse. During this meeting, the Irish-bred three-year-old, who has competed against top members of his divsion, is expected to fulfill engagements in the Kent and Leonard Richards Stakes. Northern Star has competed five times this season, turning in good efforts on three occasions. In his last appearance, which was in the" Withers Mile, he was beaten off by Battlef ied, whose time of 1:354 was just one second off Count Fleets track record. Off tomorrowe effort and possibly one other appearance, trainer John Gaver and assistant George Poole will determine "the stakes status of the colt. Named to oppose Northern Star in the St. Georges are the following sophomores: William G. Helis, Jr.s, tandem of Roman Fair and Unification; Palatine Stables Quiz Song; Mrs. Robert H. Heighes Strike; Alan T. Clarks Ala Mowlee; Mrs. Mary Robinsons Paddys Hat; Mrs. Chester A. Lyons Pennoc and E. M. OHerrons Kings Lane. Stumbled in Last Start Roman Fair, as his name would suggest, is a son of Roman, and was the winner of one of five starts last season. In his recent debut, Roman Fair came up a six-to-five favorite but stumbled and unseated his rider when the ground broke from under him at the start. Unification, a War Admiral colt, reached the races only this spring and, following a disappointing debut, beat maidens, then was second to Ignition over a sloppy track. Strike and Quiz Song, a pair of fillies, rate consideration in such company, but vast improvement would be necessary to make either of them a winner. Strike has been in the money in seven of 11 starts and was third to Discreet and Break of Day in the Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico. Quiz Songs only fair effort in three starts this year came at Pimlico, also, when she was second to Sea Fan. Ala Mowlee, a son of Alaking — Nell Mowlee, is the most frequent 1951 winner in the field, having accounted for four purses while competing against claiming company in Maryland. In his local race he set the pacej- weakened to be beaten almost six lengths by War Phar, and came out of his engagement a bit worse than usual. Paddys Hat, Penocc and Kings Lane seem overmatched. The first-named gelding was claimed for ,000 two races back and disappointed in his last while racing under a ,500 claiming tag. Penocc hasnt been unplaced this year while winning a single race, while Kings Lane is a maiden after 15 starts.

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