Classy Field of Trotters In Sportsmans Offering: Jerry A. Hanover Looms Choice; Two Stake Events on Program, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-16


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Classy Field of Trotters In Sportsmans Offering Jerry A. Hanover Looms Choice; Two Stake Events on Program SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., June 15_With a total of 2,107 in the line, Saturday nights program at Sportsmans Park presents one of the classiest sets of trotters and pacers ever assembled for a single racing night. Two stake evepts are scheduled for a total of ,400, but an overnight purse of ,500 was added to that to bring but the fast class trotters for the meets first Saturday night. Jerry A. Hanover, who looked impressive Wednesday night when he racked up his . seventh victory in 12 starts for 1951, will be watched closely, although he has to go from the outside in both ends of the ,500 event. That outside spot didnt bother Jerry on Wednesday. He came from No. 7 and took the lead immediately, held it and scored with a 2:07 mile. That time was especially impressive when considering the condition of the track pust 24 "hours before, When the torrential rains of Tuesday had turned the oval into a quagmire. The race spoke well for both Jerry A. Hanover and Ed Krummery, track superintendent, who had put it in shape on such short notice. Johnny Brown, the highly regarded trotter out of Paul Doughertys stable, finished third to Jerry A., but will be back for another try in the free for all. However, Gene Longs performance of Wednesday makes him the dark horse of the race. His stretch try almost beat Jerry, even in the-impres-sive time mark. Chuck Rumley will, be piloting the nine year old star who has won three of his 10 starts so far this year. Glen Barkers Moses will be back looking for his second victory of the year. Moses showed a little oh the back stretch Wednesday night, but faded after about 100 yards of looking Jerry A. in the eye. Joe Donlin, the classy five year old, who had such an impressive spring in 1950 will be in the race with GIenvHawkins driving. His Volomite pedigree might start to take effect before too many more races. And if it does, he,*ll be a tough one to beat. Other entrants in the ,500 event are Fay Scott, Jeffrey Hanover, and Little Steve. Fay Scott is having an especially good year. The six-year-old mare has three victories in nine starts and against some of the top horses. Although, not an outstanding horse in such a field, her present form could bring a good mutuel price. In the 16 class trotting stake, nine horses will go for ,837 in two heats, the fourth and, seventh races. Pay Up, the highest class horse on the track, has been backed down to the 16 class off his age allowance and stands out in the field like a Joe Louis ina street fight. The E. L. Jordan entrant even drew the pole lor the first -trip. Stan-Stucker will be in the sulky as usual. Ray Scott, with Jake Mahoney up, and Buddy Patchen with Don Moore in the sulky, should offer some competition to the 12-year-old son of Follow Up. So should Fay Spencer, Glen Barkers veteran trotting mare, who also was backed down to the stake event. Only two races on the program go for less than ,000. The second race, a Named Trot, is offering 00 while the eighth race, a Named Pace, is for the same amount. Chicago Downs new program of good purses has already paid off in drawing top material to the Cicero oval. When horses like Johnny Brown are flown in from New York, and Buddy Patchen, winner of 12 races last year, join the colony, it is for a good reason. Another standout who has come to Cicero and is in the 16 Class Trot stake Friday is Malcolm, winner of 1,746 last year. He has started three times so far with one time in the money.

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