Seven Milers Meet In McComas Purse: Old Mason Looms Churchill Choice Off Recent Good Races; Jack Jr. Dangerous, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-16


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► : Seven Milers Meet In McComas Purse Old Mason Looms Churchill Choice Off Recent Good Races; Jack Jr. Dangerous CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 15. — The O. Parker McComas Purse, one mile for three-year-olds, is to headline the. semi-final program of the current Downs spring meeting tomorrow and seven of the shiftier members of the age division are slated to start in the feature. Under the allowance clause of the" McComas, Mrs. Don J. Ramsays Sir Ruston and Mr. and Mrs. James R. Collins Detroit-owned Battle Hero each will go postward under equal topweight burdens of 120 pounds. Augustus and Nahms Rumor Sir, John Steeles Illinois-owned Busy Fox, and Win-throp Stables Jack Jr., are to shoulder 117-pound burdens, while Roscoe Gooses Locadah gets in with 109 pounds. Dr. A. L. Birchs Old Mason will carry 112 pounds in the McComas and trainer R. Armstrong claimed the apprentice allowance for his charge, who is to race under 112 pounds. Alfred Popara is to handle Rumor Sir in the Friday attraction, Steve Brookr is engaged for Locadah, and Tommy Barrow drew the saddle assignment on Sir Rustom. Apprentice C. M. Clark will be astride Old Mason, Earl J. Knapp rides Jack Jr. and Lois Cook is to guide Battle Hero. Ran Second to Sandtop Old Mason, who finished second to Sand-top in the recently-decided seven-furlong Big Springs Purse, probably will go to the post choice in the McComas. Previous to the latter engagement, the Birch homebred colt placed behind Jet Ace in the Shelby Park Purse and he has been in front of Sir Rustom, Busy Fox, Battle Hero and Rumor Sir in his last two outings. v Jack Jr., third to Foxy Wager and Black Bantam in the six furlongs Aristides Purse on Derby Day, undoubtedly will give Old Mason . a stiff battle for major honors. Previous to the Aristides, Jack Jr. was a good winner in Florida and his recent morning trials have been such that he holds a strong chance to annex the McComas. « While the McComas Purse is by far the best attraction on the card, racing secretary Lincoln G. Plaut arranged some well-filled supporting offerings. A full field of two-year-olds is slated to answer the bugle for the Newburg Purse, five-furlong opener, and the second and third events also will match youngsters at the same distance. Three-year-olds will meet in the six furlongs fourth, while four-year-olds and older are scheduled to clash in the mile and one-sixteenth eighth, six and one-half furlongs seventh, and the six-furlong fifth.

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