Fiddle Wins at Detroit and Equals Track Mark: Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Colt Coming to Arlington for Primer, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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Fiddle Wins at Detroit And Equals Track Mark Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Colt Coming to Arlington for Primer DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 14. — Fiddle, a well-conformed son of Roman and Fair-day, carried the scarlet and white silks of Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffer to a popular conquest here today in the Old Glory Purse, one of the better attractions on a splendid half -holiday program. Fiddle, smartly ridden by the veteran Kentucky reinsman, Willie Lee Johnson, went about his graduation task in clever style, stepping the five furlongs of the Old Glory over the prevailing fast track in :58%, matching the track record for the distance. The Shaffer colt held a three lengths margin before C. E. Buckleys Full Circle at the wire while the latter was but a head in advance of Theodore D. Buhls Good Times. Mrs. H. Allen Campbells Roman Jean ran fourth in the field of eight two-year-old starters. Fiddle, under colors for the second time, recently ran third in Lincoln Fields Joliet Stakes, making his racing rebut in that Illinois feature. Installed a 9 to 10 favorite by the crowd of over 18,000 on hand this warm but pleasant afternoon, Fiddle received a nice round of applause when jockey Johnson falloped him back to the scales after his quick trip. H. H. "Pete" Battle, Shaffer stable trainer, announced immediately after the Old Glory running that Fiddle and the junior miss. Sweet Pa toot ie, are to depart Continued on Page Thirty-Nine ! : | i ; j j j ; j I ! . - , | . j , ; . j j j | | , 1 ] ; : , [ i I ] i | ; j 1 j I ! Fiddle Wins at Detroit And Equals Track Mark Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Colt Coming to Arlington for Primer Continued from Page One for Arlington Park late tomorrow afternoon. Fiddle is engaged for the Primer Stakes and several other juvenile fixtures, while Sweet Patootie is expected to make her initial appearance at the northside Chicago track in the Polly anna Stakes. Jockey Johnson is to handle both the Shaffer youngsters in their important Arlington engagements. Fiddle left the stalls on top when starter John Morrissey effected a "line break" in the Old Glory, but Good Times went right with the Shaffer colt, reaching the front over the ultimate victor after three-sixteenths mile. During the run ip the stretch, the leading pair completely dominated the running and, when Good Times chucked it at the turn, Fiddle drew clear. Full Circle then came from third position to nip the faltering Good Times for place honors, while Roman Jean wound up three lengths off the Buhl gelding, saving fourth money. Adler and Nanes Athlete, aged son of Bold Irishman and Mountain Pass, who boasts a touch of class, raced to a popular decision in the mile and one -sixteenth third race under a well-judged ride from the youthful apprentice Ray Spencer. Athlete came from well back during the last quarter mile to nip Shangrila Stables Miss Kazoo by a half length, while Ivan D. Peats Atoka Lad earned third slightly more than a length farther back. J. S. Farros Glangolly finished fourth in a field of eight ordinary middle distance platers contesting the race. Athlete, successful in five engagements last year, registered his second 1952 triumph after stepping along in a creditable 1:47% and he was the 11 to 10 choice in the speculation. Hustling Lois Cook, who is in a hot contest with Tommy Barrow for riding honors at the current meeting, piloted D. R. Laughters Robins Blue to a surprising verdict over 10 other ordinary platers in the six furlongs opener. Robins Blue paid 3.00 after stepping to the final marker with a neck margin over S. Cabaniss hard-charging The Farmer, who was but a nose before Mrs. M. J. Hoydics Little Zac, choice for the sprint. Frank J. Grand. Sr.s Marse Robert, pacemaker until near the last sixteenth pole, lasted to salvage fourth money. Robins Blue, a four-year-old daughter of Kings Blue, completed the three-quarters mile trip in 1:13. Mrs. M. Holubeshens Dollys Image, a homebred Okapi-sired mare, was a three lengths victress in the six furlongs second race. Assuming command under Alfred Popara soon after the break, the Holube-; shen representative stuck diligently to her task and zipped to the wire with a three lengths margin on her nearest rival, L. Wells favored Jean the Joker. C. F. Wagners Sherriff Hill was along in time to take the show award while E. B. McAtees Klibby F. turned in a good performance to save fourth in the field of a dozen starters. Dollys Image, who was making her initial 1952 start, was clocked in 1:12% and she was held at 53 to 10 in the straight wagering. Coupled in the Daily Double with Robins Blue, she was good for a 93.80 pay-off in the special pool.

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