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Lincoln Lincoln Handicap Handicap Draws Draws 17; 17; Sickles Sickles Image Image Starts Starts Today Today Sir Mango Faces Hasty House Trio in 0,400 Crete Stake JOCKEY KEITH STUART — Will be astride the New England invader. Wise Margin, in todays twenty-seventh running of the Lincoln Handicap. Eads Colt After His Fifth . In Row; Mister Black, Ruhe, Sea O Erin in Triple Entry By CHARLES HATTON LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 18.— The most successful meet in the war-interrupted history of Crete racing comes to a climax this week end with the twenty-seventh version of the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap. This mile and a sixteenth stake has attracted a jampacked field of 17 . of the Midlands ablest handicappers, headed by Harry N. Eads Sir Mango, who has the unsolicited honor of being the topweight of the acceptances under 124 pounds. And it places the Crete and Fleming winner versus a formidable trio from Hasty House, composed of Mister Black, Ruhe and the Pea-body winner, Sea O Erin. Racing secretary Larry Bogenschutz appraises Mister Black at 117 pounds, the whimsical Ruhe at a pound less and the three-year-old at 112. The tall Latin son of Full Sail was beaten in his latest sally at Garden State Park but just preceding that won a Keeneland stake with such authority as to create an impression Sir Mango may find him a very serious rival. Arab Actress, Sunny Dale Filly Hopefuls Also in the field, rather remarkably, are two of the feminine gender in Mrs. H. jr. Damms light footed Arab Actress and the Buddah Stables handsome Sunny Dale. Arab Actress must shoulder 117, and the handicapper is less impressed with Sunny Continued on Page Five — SICKLES IMAGE — With John Hartwick, son of owner Clarence Hartwick, in the saddle. The champion mare of 1953 makes her seasonal bow in the Rose Leaves at the Detroit Race Course today. 0,400 Lincoln Handicap Draws 17; Sir Mango Engages Hasty House Trio Eads Colt After His Fifth In Row; Mister Black, Ruhe, Sea O Erin in Triple Entry Continued from Page One Dale, who gets in at 114. She will like the distance of this stake. Other interesting members of the field include Sam Tufanos hard-hitting Wise Margin at 115 pounds; Eugene Constantin Jrs. Royal Bay Gem at 113, the Preakness third, Hasseyampa, under a mere inland Blue Dare with a dismissive 110. On paper it appears the most interesting race of the young Chicago season and it will doubtless attract to the Crete course a crowd nearly comparable to that of Memorial Day. If all the 17 named this morning actually join the post parade this renewal of the Lincoln will gross a tidy 0,400 and yield the winner a net purse of 2,350. There were only 38 original nominees so that the field comes to nearly half of these, which is in a sense a compliment to Bogenschutz weight arrangement. Since the circumference of this course is a mile and a sixteenth, the draw for post position becomes a matter of considerable import in the Lincoln. Royal Bay Gem, a slow beginner, drew he "- ?r rail, Hasseyampa the outside. Wise Margin has some dash out of the gate and drew Number 2, with Sir Mango departing from Number 11, Sea O Erin from Number 5, his stablemate Mister Black from Number 10. Though there has been a shower almost daily during this meeting and the prairie weather is very casual about what it is going to do next, the track was in its best condition when Lincoln entries were taken. The weather here has been marked by record high temperatures, with no relief in sight. Double Stake Winner at Meeting Experts in such matters fancy that Sir Mango will be the post favorite for the final Saturdays stake, but it goes almost without saying that the Hasty House Farms trio will have extensive support along the tote lines and though Wise Margin is rather unfamiliar here he was a stakes winner at Suffolk Downs and may not be ignored in safety. Arab Actress beat some lesser males going a mile in her latest sally and will be the medium of a scattering of play. Sir Mango comes up to this engagement as the winner of four straight, two of them right here at Lincoln, where he has confined his efforts to sprints. But that he can get a mile and a sixteenth is patent from his Florida form, for he won at this distance at Gulf stream. Apparently he is impartial in the matter of post positions and he handled 123 pounds comfortably enough in his latest success. ■ * . Mister Black has mado only four ap- pearances under colors in this country, the first in Laurels International last fall, when he was struck into and damaged for a time. Since his purchase last winter by Allie Reuben the stately black has been beaten a head after being virtually left at the post at Gulfstream, moved to Keene-land to win with impressive elan, then made up lengths to be fourth to Capeador at Garden State Park. He is versatile, racing equally well on the turf or on "skinned" tracks, and if only he breaks for-wardly enough to assume a strategic position, we expect he will be troublesome here. Mister Blacks stablemate Ruhe is rather unpredictable and has yet to win this season, but he has taken four seconds and a third in eight chances. In his latest appearance here, at seven furlongs, he began by obviously trying to sulk, then was persuaded to change his attitude and made a belated move which found him a distant third to Night Phara and Precious Stone. Sea-O Erin has won his last two. and goes into this engagement fresh from a clear cut success in the Peabody, which was decided in the slop. In this stake he spotted the stretch running Hasseyampa two pounds and beat him some two lengths, though there . is only a single pounds weight shift * against him in the Lincoln. He is distinctly the speed of the Hasty House triumvirate. Arab Actress won her "last with a mile in 1:37, which is really sparkling time over this well cushioned course, but is picking up six pounds and moving up a bit in the class of competition. The other mare, Sunny Dale will be right there to rectify any mistakes if she produces her top form. Hasseyampa is dropping 10 pounds from the Peabody and his creditable thirds in the Derby and Preakness suggest Bob Mcllvains homebred son of Alibhai as a contender despite his bad lie in the starting machine. He is clever enough to be within striking distance from the outset if the strategic trainer "Babe" Wells wishes, and he demonstrated clearly in the Preakness he is capable of a bold move the final quarter. Indeed many still feel he might have won the Pimlico classic except for being fouled by Hasty Road. An objection was raised, but rather extraordinarily against the second to finish, Correlation. It was disallowed, probably on the assumption he could not have been closer than third anyhow. Wise Margin is a Market Wise four-year-old and stays well, if only he can reproduce liis New England form here. If any of the others chances to win the Lincoln, it will come as something of a surprise for the majority of the patrons.