Little Imp Favored for New Albany: Nine Others Seek Churchill Feature; Dr. Ole Nelson, Steak Bone Make Seasonal Debuts While Facing Son of Seven Hearts, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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Little Imp Favored for New Albany Nine Others Seek Churchill Feature FeatureDr Dr Ole Nelson Steak Bone BoneMake Make Seasonal Debuts While WhileFacing Facing Son of Seven Hearts HeartsCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 8 The New Albany Purse seven fur ¬ longs condition event for fouryearolds and older will headline a wellbalanced program slated for presentation tomorrow at this historic Falls City racing grounds The New Albany attracted a field of 10 quick performers and shapes up as one of the better offerings of the current Ken ¬ tucky spring season seasonC C H Everitts Little Imp who finished second to C V Whitneys Mameluke in the recentlydecided Douglas Park Purse is the overnight favorite for the New Albany and the fiveyearold Seven Hearts gelding will gt to the post under 113 pounds Trainer R Tryon claimed the apprentice allowance for his charge and youthful Paul A Ward is engaged to do the riding chore choreLittle Little Imp turned in a pair of splendid performances since his arrival in the Blue Grass State from Hot Springs He ran third to W Julien Waldens Circus Clown and Brown Hotel Stables The Gink in the Marchmont Handicap at Keeneland but was set up to second after a disqualifica ¬ tion relegated The Gink to third Little Imps race behind Mameluke also was com ¬ mendable and the probable renewal of his duel tomorrow with The Gink elicited con ¬ siderable interest about the Downs shed rows this morning The Gink is to shoulder 109 pounds in the New Albany and he will have the saddle services of apprentice Johnny Heckmann HeckmannMaking Making Seasonal Bows M A and Roy Saffirs Dr Ole Nelson 110 and John McShanes Dayton Ohio owned Steak Bone 110 pounds are sched ¬ uled to make their seasonal debuts in the New Albany Trainer Howard Wells stated that Earl J Knapp will be up tomorrow on Dr Ole Nelson but no rider was named at a late hour today for Steak Bone Dr Ole Nelson and Steak Bone worked satisfactor ¬ ily for their engagements and both were good winners in 1951 the McShane gelding having registered five victorious trips over sharp company companyMrs Mrs Herbert Herffs Screemin Jack a fouryearold gelded son of Pictor and Secret Heart holds a royal chance for New Albany Purse major honors and gets in with 110 pounds Otto Grohs who has been displaying fine saddle form during the Kentucky spring season will pilot the Herff representative according to word from trainer Jake Lowenstein Screemin Jack ran third in the Kentucky Colonels Purse to Our Kite and Black George on Derby Day and he was beaten but a short margin in the seven furlongs event which was decided in 124 The Herff repre ¬ sentative scored in three of his nine out ¬ ings last year and his morning trials have been on the fast side sideOthers Others named for the New Albany are Thomas Devereux improved Gay Hunter 110 T D Buhls Detroitowned Bee Lee Tee 110 Sam E Wilson Jrs Air Mail 114 T Ferraras Swamp Son 110 and William Zakoors Ten Gallon Hat 110 pounds Georgie Hufnagel is to ride Gay Hunter Willie or Louis Cook probably will be up on Bee Lee Tee and Steve Brooks top journeyman reinsman drew the mount on Air Mail who was beaten but a neck by Circus Clown in the Brown Hotel Handi ¬ cap here April 30 The Wilson sprinter also gave a good account of himself in the Churchill Downs Handicap and Keene lands Mineola Purse Three one mile and a sixteenth events are programmed tomorrow and a race at also one mile will be decided Fouryear olds and older will go postward in the mile and onesixteenth first and eighth offerings and the eight furlongs fourth while threeyearolds are to clash in the mile and onesixteenth seventh The mid ¬ dle distance tests shape up as good sup ¬ porting attractions and Downs officirs are preparing to entertain another bumper crowd

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