Seven of Better Grade Platers Vie at Suffolk: Idio, Bernie Moose Make First Starts for Respective Owners, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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Seven of Better Grade Platers Vie at Suffolk Idio, Bernie Moose Make First Starts for Respective Owners SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 2.— The local racing scene was drained of its allowance and handicap performers during the recent two-day holiday week-end and its up to the members of the claiming ranks to provide the sport at Suffolk Downs tomorrow. Eight of the nine events carded are for platers with prices attached, while the lone exception is the fifth race, a mile and a sixteenth test for four-year-olds and older platers which have started for a claiming price of ,000 since the opening day, April 19. Probably the best race of the afternoon is the seventh event, a dash of six furlongs for older horses in the ,000 down to ,500 bracket. Bertrando Brothers Idio and J. G. Nathans Bernie Moose are fresh from winning races over cheaper company and although they are making their initial starts for their respective owners, figure prominently in the seven-horse field. Idio was successful last Saturday for Anthony Catal-do at a price of ,300 which found him the new home. The son of Heliopolis sped to morrows distance in 1:11% to turn back Power Drunk and Dr. Moore. Bernie Moose was acquired for his win-winning race for ,000 and the former handicap performer was victorious over Dominave, one of tomorrows rivals. Domi-nave runs in the silks of Anthony Cataldo and carries a record of three consecutive seconds into the fray. George T. Babins Equihaze, Mrs. E. Haughton and Mrs. C. A. Browns Banovina, L. Barbieris Ply Around and Red Head Stables Futuresque round out the field. Equihaze has been postward nine times since the beginning of the year and is still seeking his initial victory of the season. The five-year-old son of Equistone has been meeting better grade sprinters but after displaying speed for early "portions of his races, has had trouble staying when the pressure is on. Maybe the decline in class is what this fellow needs. Banovina is the winningest member in tomorrows line-up. The six-year-old son of Pass Out has garnered four triumphs in 13 appearances for 1952. Most of his races are against platers of the ,000 and up variety and his consistency makes him. one of the logical contenders.

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