Volcanic Assigned 119 For Fleming Handicap: Rated Pound Over Roman Bath, Two Over Spur On by Bogenschutz, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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Volcanic Assigned 119 For Fleming Handicap Rated Pound Over Roman Bath, Two Oyer Spur On by Bogenschutz HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., May 20.— Although he prefers longer distances, is a recognized king of the grass tracks, and has riot yet started this year, the prestige of Walmac Farms big stallion, Volcanic, remains so great that racing secretary Larry Bogenschutz felt obliged to assign the big fellow topweight of 119 pounds for the six and one-half furlong Edward J. Fleming Memorial Handicap, which will feature Lincoln Fields second week-end program here next Saturday. The seven-year-old son of Ambrose Light— Hot Supper, by Gallant Fox, will concede from one to 15 pounds to his potential rivals if he starts in the 0,000 Fleming Handicap. Volcanic is one of four horses nominated by trainer Howard "Babe" Wells for the race. But unlike trainer Harry Trotseks four Hasty House Farm candidates — Roman Bath, 118; Seaward, 113; Inseparable, 113; and Ruhe, 112, the Wells-trained quartet each is owned by separate interests. Volcanics stablemates eligible for the Fleming are J. S. Bradleys Sun David, 111; H. R. Reid and L. W. Roushs Bloody Step, 113, and M. A. and Roy Saf firs Dr. Ole Nelson, 108. Sun David and Dr. Ole Nelson have only started once each this year, while Bloody Step has been out twice, finishing second on the first occasion at Churchill Downs. Wells, one of the most accomplished trainers in the business, does not go to the winter tracks. Instead, he divides his time between his two Lexington farms and Keene-land race track, where he has a private, barn. Across the road from Keenelands back gate lies Wells Fort Springs farm and there Equifox holds court. As a result of his winter program Wells usually comes to the spring races with a barn full of fresh horses. Like Hasty House Farms Seaward, who won the race last year, Volcanic and Dr.. Ole Nelson are both former winners of the important Hawthorne Gold Cup. Equi-f oxs son, Sun David, is remembered as the horse who finished first in the 5,000 Pea-body Memorial in 1950, only to be disqualified when his rider, Angel Rivera, hit the wrong horse with his whip. That happened to be Hasty House Farms Lot O Luck, who finished second but was awarded first money, Sun David being placed second by the stewards. There are two other trainers with more than one candidate for the Fleming. For Irving Florsheims Red Top Farm, trainer Dave Hum nominated the four-year-old Stop Gap, 107, and the three-year-old Red Charger, 106; while the veteran Phil Reu-ter has N. G. Bouchards Irish-bred Prince of Roristan, 110, and Fair Appraisal, 105. The low weight of the prospective field for the Fleming also is one of the most interesting of the nominees. This is the four-year-old colt, Roman Sandal, 104, who has won all four of-his starts this year after winning two out of four starts last season. He has shown steady improvement while advancing in class through the claiming ranks. Following is the complete list of weights for the Fleming: Horse. Wt. Horse. Wt Volcanic 119 Quihi 110 Roman Bath 118 Air Mail 110 Spur On 116 Dr. Ole Nelson 108 Baybrook il4 Joe Graves 108 AndyB.W. 113 Stop Gap 107 Seaward 113 Tattenham 106 Inseparable 113 Ruthred 106 False 113 Red Charger 106 Bloody Step 113 WhirlaLea 106 Ruhe * 112 Fair Appraisal 105 Sun David 111 Mail fromHome 105 Pce of Roriston 110 Roman Sandal 104

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