Pair of Invaders For Miss America: Biddy Jane, Sweet Patootie Due to Meet Celtic Play, Mimi Mine in Lincoln Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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4 Pair of Invaders For Miss America Biddy Jane, Sweet Patootie Due to Meet Celtic Play, Mimi Mine in Lincoln Stake HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 2.— Most of the 32 nominees for Lincoln Fields 0,000 Miss America Stakes next Saturday already are stabled at Hawthorne, but two of the most prominent are expected still to come from Detroit. These are J. R. Collins Biddy Jane and Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Sweet Patootie. However, the general attitude of a majority of the more than two score owners of other two-year-old fillies named for this fifth running of the Miss America seems to be: "Let em come." It is indicative of the high regard in which many of the youngsters are held by their respective connections, because Biddy Jane and Sweet Patootie have established considerable prestige for fillies who have started during the first five months of the current year. Biddy Jane has won four of her seven starts, including the Rancocas Stakes at Garden State of May 17 and has finished second on two other occasions. The daughter of Psychic Bid — Melva Jane, was a bargain buy at the Keeneland yearling sales last year when she was knocked down- to her Detroit owner for ,700. She was bred at Charles W. Blacks Silver Lake Farm, at Frankfort, Ky. Sweet Patooties clever six-length victory at Detroit last Saturday projected her to the foreground of the Miss America picture. She had won her first start at Gulfstream last March, then finished second twice prior to her win last Saturday at the Motor City. She was bred by the Shaffers while they owned Coldstream Stud, but passed to the ownership of Dr. William Kenney, who consigned her to the yearling sales, where she was purchased for ,500 by John W. Marr as agent for Mrs. Shaffer. Sweet Patootie is a daughter of. Alquest — Sweet Woman. Sired by Shannon II. Celtic Play, a bay filly bred and owned by S. I. Crew, of Cincinnati, is among the most highly regarded of the Miss America candidates. This one is a member of the first crop of the imported Australian racer and sire. Shannon n., and is out of the Okapi mare, O Play. She was a quick winner, getting her first victory in her first start, which was at Hialeah on February 11. She won again on. April 29 at Churchill Downs, beating Sweet Patootie by a head. Incidentally, County Clare, a son of Shannon H., also won at the first asking when he beat 20 rivals at Belmont Park on April 29, carrying the colors of Mrs. Dodge Sloane. Another rather outstanding prospect for the Miss America is Mrs. Herbert Herffs Mimi Mine, a daughter of Alsab — Ginger W., bred by the prominent Kentucky horseman, Howard Wells. In the first start of her career, which was at Churchill Downs on May 15, Mimi Mine was practically left at the post. She raced wide all the way, finished in the middle of the track to beat Tuonine by two lengths going away. The later was a clever winner at Hawthorne on May 28. Other probable starters in the Miss America are the winners, Vibrate, Vezlark, Barbara L., Gifted Gal, Arab Actress, and Admirals Wave, with such additional prospects as Stephens Girl, Thoughtfully, The Baroness, Case Cal, Rhinestone, Sweet Mural, Grecia, Sirtenayr, Quick Answer, Belle Revoke, Happy Deb, Orofino, Burnt Look, Smart Cookie, Burma Girl.

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