Seven Milers Seek Great Lakes Purse: In A Spin, Sapajou, Dooly Share Top Imposts of 118 In Detroit Feature Today, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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Eljay Eljay Drives Drives Home Home Before Before Oh Oh Leo; Leo; Arise Arise in in Convincing Convincing Belmont Belmont Score Score : : ; Seven Milers Seek Great Lakes Purse In A Spin, Sapajou, Dooly Share Top Imposts of 118 In Detroit Feature Today By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 3.— The Great Lakes Purse at one mile for four-year-olds and older, will headline a splendid midweek program tomorrow at this popular Detroit Race Course and seven quick thoroughbreds are slated to contest the feature. Along with the Great Lakes, racing secre-tary-handicapper Charles McLennan arranged some top supporting attractions, best of which are two six-furlong sprints, the fifth race for three-year-olds and upward, and the seventh event exclusively for three-year-olds. Under the allowance clause of the Great Lakes, In A Spin, a member of the Jerry Lynch, Inc., establishment, Tamarack Stables Sapajou, and Tic-Toe Stables Dooly are the high weights at 118 pounds. However, the apprentice allowance was claimed for Dooly and the Whitney-bred Eight Thirty-sired stallion will go to the post under 113 pounds. White and Thomas stakes-winning mare, Our Request, gets in the eight-furlong test under 110 pounds, the same burden that will be shouldered by William Goelitz Janina and A. B. C. Stables Bullet Cee, who gets a five-pound shade inasmuch as he is to be handled by an apprentice reinsman. Thomas F. Devereux homebred Gay Hunter completes the probable Great Lakes starting band and the colt will carry 112 pounds. Barrow to Ride Our Request Tommy Barrow, one of the better journeyman reinsmen in the Motor City this season, is engaged for Our Request while hustling Sherman Armstrong will guide Janina. Apprentice Ray Spencer is to have the mount on Dooly while youthful Johnny Foggiano will be astride Bullet Cee in the Great Lakes. No riders were named this morning for Gay Hunter, Sapajou and In A Spin. Our Request, beaten in the recently-de-Continued on Page Three Seven Miters Test Speed In Detroit Main Event In A Spin, Sapajou and Dooly Share Top Assignments of 118 Continued from Page One cided one mile Livonia Purse, is the overnight choice for the Great Lakes and she is expected to give an improved performance tomorrdw. Our Request, a six-year-old daughter of Requested and Inspiration, was good enough last year to whip Ruhe, War Talk, Bugledrums, and other speed thoroughbreds in the nine-furlong Louisville Handicap and she finished second in the Tails City and third in the Olympic Handicap. During her 1950 campaign, the White «and Thomas representative picked up earnings of over 0,000 and her most important conquest was a cleverly-achieved success in Churchill Downs Falls City Handicap. In A Spin is expected to give Our Re-. quest shorp opposition in the Great Lakes. Victor in five major engagements last season, the Jerry Lynch star raced fairly well : at Laurel, Garden State and Pimlico before he shipped here and captured the Livonia Purse. Cullerton, Wisenheimer, Our Request, Dooly and Gay Hunter were in the band following In A Spin to the wire in his initial local start in which he carried 108 pounds over a heavy track in 1:43 for the mile. In his next local" appearance, the Whirlaway colt was soundly defeated by Our Challenge and Happy Gander, while Janina wound up fourth at the end of the eight-furlong Grdsse Pointe Purse, decided on a good strip in 1:39%. Sapajou is to make his Detroit debut in the Great Lakes and he holds a royal chance to upset the topseeded Our Request and In A Spin. Victor over a fair band at Suffolk Downs in April, the Tamarack Stable colt came, back on May 13, losing a head verdict to Phillip Schwartz Charleston in the three-quarters mile Emerald Purse. Included among those following the leading pair to the final marker in the Boston sprint were such useful racers as Larry Ellis, Old Tom, Grand Demand and Equihaze. The seventh offering may develop into a hotly contested sprint for the 11 three-year-olds slated to meet as they appear evenly matched. Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers silks are to be carried by Woe Is Me, a Florida winner; Miller and Stelle will be represented by Rush Street and Tileman, while the Detroit patron, Theodore D. Buhl, is to rely on Double Blush and Green Saber. George White, Nashville, Tenn., turfman, will saddle Mrs. Whites Round n Round, and Robert L. Lancasters Nocallula. Marion H. VanBerg will start Jackie Van, F. J. Kurths colors are to be carried by Ves-sairess, recent visitor to the local winners circle; and the Lynch unit will send out Beep Beep. Thomas L. Grahams Racker-Bill runds out the field for the secondary number. G. and G. Stables Almenow, fleet Menow • gelding, will try for his third straight triumph at the Detroit course in the fifth and he is to have a useful running mate in Royal Tulip. Mrs. Lawrence Frys homebred, Best Air, Henry Forrests Fine Art, Mrs. Howard G. Underwoods Hoosier Relic, S. J. Browns Adaro, and Grace Kosiba Stables hard-hitting duo, March Proudly and Slipper Satin, are to clash with Almenow in what should result in an unusually interesting sprint.

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