Wheatfield Among Sextet In Ak-Sar-Bens Roseben: First Lite and Teddy Reigh to Go in Mile and 70 Yards Event, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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Wheatf ield Among Sextet In Ak-Sar-Bens Roseben First Lite and Teddy Reigh to Go in Mile and 70 Yards Event By J. SWEENEY GRANT Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., May 20. — The Roseben Purse, one mile and 70-yards event fashioned for three-year-olds and upwards ranging in value from ,500 to ,000, features tomorrows program at this Shirley Avenue course. The race attracted six capable intermediate performers anyone, of whom could account for the major spoils should he choose to come forth with his best effort. As is often the case in the tjpp attractions presented during the early portion of the meeting the winner of tomorrows essay could come from any quarter. As a result selecting a definite favorite would be a difficult task. , Under the claiming conditions of the Roseben, W. J. Conleys Wheatfield and R. J. Hulses First Lite will parade postward under the equal top burden of 118 pounds. Their rivals include Oren Couchs Teddy Reigh, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Craigs Sea Phantom, John Frances Hustle Gal and Slip-around, owned by the combined interests of W. E. Fling and J. J. Helfrich. Wheatfield is well known to the Omaha patrons and is certain to command a major part of the wagering interests. The Conley racer has always displayed a partiality for a firm strip such as the local one. If the morning trials can be used as an indication of his readiness, Wheatfield should-prove hard to down. No rider has yet been assigned. First Lite will have the saddle services of Taylor Powell and this combination undoubtedly will prove troublesome. First Lite comes forth with his best efforts when fresh and should have benefited from a recent rest. Teddy Reigh apparently is well placed and if at his best could easily begin his Nebraska campain in an auspicious manner. The nine-year-old gelded-son of Sun Teddy and Reigh Helen was not at his best during his Oaklawn Park tenure, but improvement here is expected. He will be ridden by Lawrence Jones. Sea Phantom has the necessary speed to gain an early advantage oh his rivals tomorrow and may prove difficult to catch if properly rated. His impost of 110 pounds, including the usual allowance for an unnamed apprentice reinsman, should prove favorable. Hustle Gal, with Sonny Ray Williams in the saddle, must be regarded the dark horse. This filly has been known to upset calculations on occasion and from recent reports is fit and ready for her best effort. Sliparound will be called upon to carry the feathery burden of 102 pounds which, will be comprised mostly of apprentice Rolley Poulter. Under this light assignment Sliparound must merit consideration.

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