Richest Delaware Oaks Prospect for Week End: Thirteen Probables Give Stake Gross 7,625, Net 6,540, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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— • y Richest Delaware Oaks Prospect for Week End Thirteen Probables Give Stake Gross of 7,625, Net 6,540 DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 22.— Three-year-old fillies move into the top spot on Delaware Parks Saturday program and indications are that approximately 13 members of that division will contest the rich Delaware Oaks, thus making this sixteenth running of the mile and a furlong attraction the richest in history. Should a field of this size face starter George Palmer/fhe race will gross 7,625, with the winners share amounting to 6,540. Mondays program brought out several interesting developments in the Oaks picture, with Cain Hoy Stables Cherokee Rose meeting defeat at the heels of Happy Hill Farms June Fete, while Devils Delight, another Cain Hoy miss, qualified handsomely with a victory at six furlongs in what was her seasonal bow. Walter M. Jeffords Open Sesame, in the meantime, gained numerous supporters through her mile and a furlong work of 1:52% here this morning. j In bowing toJune Fete, who was a galloping winner, it is doubtful that Cherokee jRose lost her admirerst for the Coaching Club winner was deterred a bit when forced to ease out, of close quarters leaving ;the backstretch. She was beaten a length and a half by June Fete, while the other starters in the field — Mrs. Marion W. OConnors Busy- Nellie and Circle M Farms Level Rippey — raced well enough to assure their presence in Saturdays race. Devijs Delight was especially impressive in her successful debut, breezing to the wire an easy winner in 1 : 11 flat, then going out seven furlongs in 1:25%. Corj nelius V. Whitneys Small avor, last years Selima winner, also showed a return to form in this sprint, then worked out a mile in 1:39%. Another prominent Oaks prospect is Brandywine Stables Rain. This miss, a breezing winner over comparatively cheap company during the meeting, was on the track during training hours this morning and worked a handy six furlongs in 1:14. Another locally owned filly expected in the starting field is Foxcatcher Farms Parlo, who has trained splendidly for the engagement. Expected to round out the field for the nine-furlong fixture are Greentree Stables Indian Legend, Mrs. Royal Firman, Jr.s Fleet Gold, King Ranchs Riverina, and Philip Godfreys OAlisortv. Indian Legend was a scheduled starter on todays program* while Fleet Gold boasts a local score. Riverina, who finished in a dead heat for top money in the Acorn, hasnt raced since being unsuccessful against the colts in the Belmont. OAlison last raced in the Gazelle, in which she was fifth.

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