Doctor Cooper Returns To Action at Maywood: Starts in One Mile Class A Pace, Tom Pollard Will Do the Driving, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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Doctor Cooper Returns To Action at Maywood Starts in One Mile Class A Pace, Tom Pollard Will Do the Driving MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood, 111., Maj 20.— Doctor Cooper, the Cinderella pacer oJ 1951, returns to action tomorrow night ai Maywood Park. The seven-year-old Bin Direct gelding will make his first start of th year in the eighth race, a ,000 A-clas? pace at one mile. Owner Raleigh Pollard of Carmi, HI. tried to sell Doctor Cooper last year bui couldnt find a buyer. Then, in late season the Doctor vaulted from obscurity by scoring eight victories, four of them in a row against the best talent in the Chicago area Doctor Coopers most impressive win was accomplished in 2:04%, second fastest mil of the season at Maywood and just one second off the track record. The "For Sale sign promptly came down. Driving Doctor Cooper will be Tom Pol! lard, 22-year-old son of the owner. Tom: who just completed his freshman studied at the University of Illinois medical schoo made his Maywood bow Saturday night b-v winning with another Pollard horse, B. B Jester. Tom is grooming the Doctor for the 0,000" Chicago Pacing Derby June 20, 1! race for which the surprising pacer wasn considered good enough to be nominatet last year. Pollard also has named his staJ for The Memorial, May 29, and the Chi cago Press Photographers Pace, June 13 Out to spoil Doctor Coopers debut wil be five of the better pacers at Maywood headed by the Jordan Bros, stables Dais: Mc I Win and Otis Andersons Battli Prince. This pair finished one-two in : creditable 2:07 mile their last time out Completing the field are Richard D. Grat tan, which draws the pole, Ladys Leon and Laura Jane Tryax. Chicagoan Norman Townes Counterpar Hanover, who swept both dashes of a fea ture pace in his last appearance, will at tempt to extend that string in ihe ,80! divided sixth and ninth races, both at oni mile. Providing the competition will be tw Maywood newcomers, Harry Fitzpatrick Prince Terry and Jack Rodmans Mi .Primrose, and such local regulars as Click Roddy, Wichita Pegasus, Chief Strong, an Dewey Pointer.

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