Monmouth Park Features New Jersey-Bred Event: Fighting Lark Given Call on Her Winning Race at Jamaica in April, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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• I l i I i - Monmouth Park Features New Jersey-Bred Event Fighting Lark Given Call on Her Winning Race at Jamaica in April MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 16. — New Jersey-bred three and four-year-olds will have an opportunity here to- morrow in the featured fifth race. A purse of ,500 has been offered with 12 named to participate at six furlongs, including two stable couplings. They are not an impressive lot and, although Spartan Valor and other Jersey -breds have recently been making the headlines, it shows that there is much work to be done in this comparatively new state industry to breed for better quality. Twin Oaks Stables Four Jacks, J. W. Bowleys Fighting Lark, and Mrs. J. Mc-Gees Neds Ace will vie for favoritism. The others, some of whom are "unknown quantities," are Mrs. W. W. Vaughans Miss Broadway. David O. Evans Chic Boy, Whitehall Farms First Swing, John L. Mc-Knights Battle Ace, Mrs. A. Roberts Sterling Maid, Kay-Gee Stables Pas de Calais, W. Colloms coupling of Hialeah Jr. and Joyce Gober, and the entry of Miss Phoebe Phillips Marsh Hare and Woodland Farms Crafty Vixen. Fighting Lark is a sophomore daughter of the Fighter — Sara Larkmead, by Pilate, who is fast away from the gate and has air affinity for racing over a sloppy track. Her most recent efforts at Garden State Park left something to be desired, but the com- petition will be easier tomorrow and her New York form was creditable. Neds Ace has been showing steady improvement since he finished in the money at Garden State Park, following that effort with a pair of thirds at Delaware Park. In his latest he was four lengths behind the winning Joe Ray, Jr. and carried a ,500 claiming tag. Four Jacks finished third in ,000 company his last outing which was a seven furlongs event at Belmont Park on May 20, giving him a good chance with this kind. Sterling Maid also came down from New York, but her races were not as impressive.

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