Mayflower Stakes to Engage Eleven: Lucky-Brew, Lost Story and Khumbaba Main Contenders in Final Suffolk Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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| ] « I J I 3 J 1 ] Mayflower Stakes To Engage Eleven Lucky-Brew, Lost Story and Khumbaba Main Contenders In Final Suffolk Fixture By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 29. — The seventeenth running of the Mayflower Stakes, top juvenile event of the season at Suffolk Downs, will be offered here tomorrow as the Eastern Racing Associations 60 -day meeting comes to a close. When the early days of the meeting produced large mutuel handles it was predicted that business would continue and the best financial gains of Suffolk Downs existence would be the reward. Although the handle has been steadily waning, a very successful session will be on record and it should be gratifying for the untiring efforts of John C. Pappas and his associates. The final program of the 1951 season is commensurate, with the previous offerings and one of the larger crowds is expected to be on hand to say au revoir to the seaside track. It is interesting to note, that the 11 eligibles for the Mayflower are "regulars" that have earned themselves groups of supporters in their tune-ups for the final event. The most famous of Mayflower winners is Alsab, who scored in the 1941 edition. Through Bound in 1942, Air Rate in 1945 and Mel Eppley in 1946 were the only winners of the Mayflower who were bona fide New England campaigners. The other 13 successful juveniles were shipped here from major eastern race tracks to take back the honors. No Outstanding Youngster During the course of the current meeting, no outstanding youngster has been produced and the- final outcome of the Mayflower will settle many local disputes as to who is the best of the local crop. Ralph Lowes Lucky Brew, a high-priced youngster purchased at the Belmont Park sales last fall, may earn the role of favorite. The son of Grand Slam — Tea Leaves has only started twice, each time at Suffolk Downs and after losing his debut by a head, he came back to win by two lengths over Torrance C. Melroses Lost Story, a stout rival tomorrow. In that race, Lucky Brew negotiated the five furlongs in 1:00ft which is considered acceptable. His manner of performance suggests that tomorrows five and a half furlongs will be more to his liking. Under the conditions of the Mayflower, Lucky Brew will carry equal weight of 116 pounds with H. Florys Handiword and R. M. Caseys Khumbaba. Khumbaba has displayed good form locally, starting three times, finished second to Handiwork in his first appearance here, then coming back to win two straight The son of Bossuet is a stout finisher and his last was registered in 1:00% for the five furlongs. Handiwork, who has shipped here from New York earlier in the meeting, graduated from the maiden ranks with an impressive victory. That was the race in which he took the measure of Khumbaba, only to have the Casey gelding reverse the decision in their last outing. The son of Sir Damion is being « conditioned by the capable Phil Schwartz and can be expected to be in tip-top shape I for tomorrows engagement. " Should Favor Added Distance Lost Story was debuting locallv when he was beaten by Lucky Brew and the way he * x closed in that effort suggests that the added Mayflower distance may be advantageous to * the l son of Isolater. The Cleveland, Ohio £ owner regards his youngster very highly and £ is expected to make his initial visit of * the year to witness the stake renewal. Lost f Story gets in the feature with 107 pounds The others in the Mayflower are Annalor 8 and Tereses Nola Hash, winner of the Bay *- State c Kindergarten Stakes, held here earlier l in the meeting, Standale Farms Game I Lady, who was second to Nola Hash in the * Bay State, C. R. Millers Dynastic, third in t the Bay State, Jay Bob Stables Im Sandy I Mario Stables Sailed Away, Miss Anne I Hines* In a Breeze and E. B. Ogdens Nome. Im Sandy has won at tomorrows distance, Z * needing 1 :06% to turn back Dynastic ■ last Saturday. Game Lady was also a participant t: in that event, but will have to show g great improvement to figure in tomorrows s spoils. In a Breeze has only started once o over the local track, that being a winning p effort to graduate from the maiden ranks k f. back on May 14. Reports are to the effect I that the High Breeze gelding has been carefully fi trained by the veteran Bob Collins and a a top performance is to be expected. Sailed Away and Nome are still seeking tl the initial win of their career and the way tj they have been performing has given high b hopes _ to their respective connections.

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