Head East Will Try to Atone for Loss Last Out in Sprint at Detroit Today: Pollard and Harkins Colt Has Battle Chief, Barbeck and Teacher K. Among Rivals, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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Head East Will Try to Atone for Loss Last Out in Sprint at Detroit Today Pollard and Harkins Colt Has Battle Chief, Barbeck and Teacher K. Among Rivals DETROIT, Mich., June 2.— Because most of the better thoroughbreds quartered at the Detroit race course were under silks through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, racing secretary Charles McLennan was forced to fall back on the members of the claiming ranks to fill his program for tomorrow. What appears the best offering on tomorrows card is the sixth race, a four and one-half furlongs dash for two-year-olds, while three middle distance numbers, a one mile test for four-year-olds and older, a mile and 70 yards event for three-year-olds, and a mile and one-sixteenth affair for fillies and mares, four years old and upward, should serve as good supporting attractions. Early favorite for the juvenile dash is Pollard and Harkins Head East, a quick bay son of Easton and Miss I. Q., who finished second to Bentons Luck in his only start at the current MRA meeting. The choice made the pace for the greater portion of the four and one-half furlongs race, but bowed to the John Stelle-owned filly during the last sixteenth mile, a length separating the leaders at the wire. Previous to that engagement, Head East finished second to Pussy Cat at Churchill Downs and he won his initial outing at the Fair Grounds last February. Jimmy Breckons, currently battling Harold Keene for national riding honors, is to handle Head East tomorrow, and Henry Forrest will saddle the colt. C. E. Buckleys Battle Chief, Mrs. A. Kuhns Barbeck, Robert Youngs Miss Belle-vue, and F. J. Kurths Sanguinaria finished behind Bentons Lucy and Head East in the May 26 engagement, and the quartet is entered in the Tuesday feature. Battle Chief, who will be ridden by apprentice Ralph Galli, appears to hold the best chance to whip the Pollard and Harkins representative, while Miss Bellevue, a New Orleans winner, also has a fair chance to achieve her initial Motor City triumph. Sanguinaria probably will be ridden by Willie Zakoor, and disliked the heavy track prevailing the first time he appeared under silks, while Barbeck displayed speed in morning trial, and Arthur Stone is engaged to guide the Unbreakable-sired filly. Others named for the sixth race are Torrance C. Melroses homebred Gene Epp, Greenacres Stock Farms Sleek Girl, who is to race coupled with Head East; E. Jennings Sweet Eponine, Sobare Stables Hera Lot, who displayed early foot in his only two outings, and Dave Zakoor s Teacher K., third to Money Broker and Good Times last time under silks, Sanguinarias entry-mate. Mrs. Dolores Sukundos Eli Cookie, P. Calhoun, Jr.s Hoopson, and R. A. Para-cheks Nutsnbolts complete the probable starting band for the two-year-old dash.

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