A Gleam Early Favorite For Oaks at Hollywood: Sets Seven Furlongs Track Mark While Winning Milady Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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A Gleam Early Favorite For Oaks at Hollywood Sets Seven Furlongs Track Mark While Winning Milady Handicap HOLLYWOOD PARK, Inglewood, Calif., June 2. — Abe Hirschbergs Admiral Drake, Calumet Farms A Gleam and the King Ranchs Haunted were the big stars of the last five days racing at Hollywood Park. Registering his second victory in three days Admiral Drake was a front-running winner of the Memorial Day 0,000 Argonaut Handicap in which he defeated the winners of the last two Santa Anita Handicaps, Mrs. J. P. Adams Miche and King and Luellwitz Moonrush. Two days before he won an allowance race at one mile. Carrying apprentice William Marsh to his first major stakes victory, Admiral Drake took command at the break and was never headed. He ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:42, two -fifths of a second off the track mark, and won by a good two lengths from Miche as Moonrush hauled home a length farther away in third place. Miche, who was made an odds-on chance by the crowd of close to 60,000, made his characteristic charge on the second turn, but after moving into second position turning into the homestretch he could advance no farther on the son of War Admiral. Admiral Drake was saddled by Frank Childs who just before the race tendered his resignation, effective the following day, as trainer of the Hirschberg horses. . A Gleam further established herself as one of the countrys leading three-year-old fillies when she defeated a field of older members t f her sex in the 5,000 Milady Handicap at seven furlongs. She also was handled by an apprentice, Pete Moreno, and he, like Marsh, was winning his first major stake. A Gleam, who was third to Tonga and Princess Lygia in the Sea Breeze Stakes several weeks ago, had her running shoes on Saturday, for she covered the seven panels in 1:21% to clip a fifth second from the previous mark. At the end of the trip her own stablemate, Two Lea, was second and then came H. W. Collins topweighted Spanish Cream. Trainer Jimmy Jones must have had a strong desire to win the Milady for he also started Wistful and she finished fifth. A Gleam now becomes the favorite for the Hollywood Oaks in which she again will meet Princess Lygia and Tonga. The Oaks, to be decided over a mile and a sixteenth, will be run on Saturday. The speedy Haunted, a juvenile daughter of Depth Charge, successfully defended her unbeaten record fry running off with the Cinderella Stakes, a five-furlong test which also was decided last Saturday.

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