Oh Leo Goes in Ky. Colonel Purse: Dunns Crack Colt Tries Five Rivals; Espinos Image, Eljay May Cut Strong Figures in Dash Featuring Lincolns Program, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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OH LEO — The locally owned three-year-old colt is seeking his first win since the New Orleans season in todays Ky. Colonel Purse. Oh Leo Goes in Ky. Colonel Purse Dunns Crack Colt Tries Five Rivals Espinos Image, Eljay May Cut Strong Figures in Dash Featuring Lincolns Program HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 2.— Oh Leo, regarded as the king of the Chicago two-year-olds last season, will make his 1952 debut in this sector tomorrow when he tries five others in the Ky. Colonel Purse, a six and one-half furlong affair that will headline the days doings. Lining up with the Jean Valjean colt, who is owned by James Dunn, of Oak Park, will be Miss Lydia Webers Espions Image, Emerald Hill Stables Eternal Moon, Marion Van- Bergs McGrathiana, L. J. Hollenbachs Eljay, and the Brown Hotel Stables Old Fiddle. The race is an allowance affair and Eljay, a recent winner here, will carry 120 pounds against Oh Leos 117. Old Fiddle will have 114, and the others 108 each. Oh Leo, winner of the Washington Park Futurity, the Hawthorne Juvenile Handicap, the Primer Stakes, the Duncan Kenner Stakes, and a division of the Hyde Park Stakes last season, started off in whirlwind fashion this year taking down two purses in succession at New Orleans Fair Grounds before meeting defeat. He then went into reverse and finished last in the Louisiana Derby, which was won by Gushing Oil, and was seventh in a race won by Happy Go Lucky. Coming north to Keeneland he was unplaced behind Cold Command and Hill Gail in the Dixiana Purse. Among Big Four of Year The Dunri* runner was well placed in the voting for the two-year-old championship of last year, being among the big four that included Hill Gail, Tom Fool, and Cousin. He showed undoubted quality in his races hereabouts, and while many were doubtful of his ability to travel a distance, he did everything required of him until the Louisiana Derby. Trainer Milt Resseguet stated a couple of weeks ago that the colt was in perfect condition. He had been entered in an overnight race early at this session, but . was withdrawn because of mud. Espinos Image will be making his first . since last September when he went post-ward at this track. The Illinois-bred son of 1 Espino Gold was shipped to the Blue Grass ; for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, but . was injured before the running of that , event and has been sidelined ever since. In i 13 starts as a juvenile Espinos Image al-i ways gave a good account of himself. He ; wintered at New Orleans but did not race. Eternal Moons chief claim to fame last season was a triumph in the Cowdin Stakes i at Aqueduct. The son of Eternal Bull has . not won a race this year and was unplaced in the Kentucky Derby. McGrathiana fin-: ished second in his last outing, being beaten i by Eljay after having made all the pace. •Another good race billed for tomorrow is the Belle of America Purse for three-year-. old fillies. The distance will be six furlongs, : and P. A. B. Wideners Pines of Rome will have highweight of 116 pounds. Pines of Rome graduated at Arlington Park last summer and has placed in four of her five starts this year. Others to race are Clifford Mooers Orcas, Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s Sweet Relish, Emerald Hill Stables Effie W., Mrs. . Emil Denemarks Hi-Decker, L. H. Thomp-: sons Rock Garden, and Thomas B. Crom-wells Vinvic.

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