Cherokee Rose Goes Mile and Quarter Route in 2:10: Expected to Vie for CCA Oaks Favoritism with Queen Hopeful, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Cherokee Rose Goes Mile And Quarter Route in 2:10 Expected to Vie for CCA Oaks Favoritism With Queen Hopeful BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 25.— Extended preps for Saturdays Coaching Club American Oaks and Mondays Suburban Handicap provided the major interest at Belmont Park this morning. Cain Hoy Stables Cherokee Rose, who will probably vie for favoritism with Hasty House Farms Queen Hopeful in the weekend classic mile and three furlongs, went, a handy mile and a quarter in 2:10, While Walter M. Jeffords Open Sesame was clocked in the same time. Cherokee Rose left Open Sesame far behind her in a race at a mile and a sixteenth last Friday. This morning, the full sister to the 1951 CCA Oaks winner, How, was joined by the speedy Giant Cracker for the last three-quarters of her trial, the fractions of which were clicked off in :50, 1:16%, mile in 1:42 and mile and a furlong in 1:55%. Open Sesame finished a bit faster, with fractions of :52, 1:18%, mile in 1:43% and nine furlongs in 1:56%. Maine Chance Farms Fascinator, who . stopped badly in the Acorn and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, after beating Queen Hopeful in the Kentucky Oaks, breezed a mile in 1:43%. Queen Hopeful, who arrived here yesterday afternoon and won the Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico last out, merely breezed five furlongs in 1:07 to get the feel of the track. The consistent little daughter of Roman, who has never been unplaced, appears to have retained her fine condition. Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons Royal Vale, who may be the topweight in the Suburban, should Native Dancer decline the issue, went a handy mile in 1:39, not fully extended. The English horse, who had a hard race in the Massachusetts Handicap last Wednesday and has also breezed a half since then, got the half in :48% and three-quarters in 1:13% this morning.

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