Ten Go in Laurel Turf Course Test: Parlor Pink, Side Saddle Likely to Be in Thick of Contention Throughout, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Ten Go in Laurel Turf Course Test Parlor Pink, Side Saddle Likely to Be in Thick of Contention Throughout LAUREL, Md., May 3. — Turf course performers are placed in the limelight at Laurel race course Wednesday afternoon in the mile and one-sixteenth Maryland Medical Purse, designed for claimers of the 0,000 to ,000 variety. Included in the field are 10 horses and half that number is made up of winners during the spring season here. They are Parkman Stables Parlor Pink, Henry H. Hechts Side Saddle, Max Zipkihs Gallant Junior, J. A. Prices Colonel Fru and Max Kahlbaums Black Coffee. Others in the field are Llangollen Farms Handicapper, Ella K. Brysons Plenary, Saggy Farms .Oreo, E. S. Voss, Jr.s Hoplite and A. G. P. Hobbs Doreens Play. Parlor Pink and Side Saddle finished first and second, respectively, in a race over the local grass and should be in the thick of contention Wednesday. Parlor Pink drops seven pounds off the race, as compared to a five-pound decrease for Side Saddle. The latter has raced since that outing, finishing third behind Jiggle and Blue Square on the main track. One-Two in Last Outings Gallant Junior and Hoplite also raced * . together in their most recent appearances and took down the major shares of the purse as named. Gallant Junior drops only one pound, as compared to a two-pound drop for Hoplite. Gallant Juniors margin of victory, however, was a convincing three and one-half lengths. Black Coffee has won two consecutive races on the main track, the first for ,000 and the second for ,500. He was claimed from the Duntreath Farm for the latter figure ahdwill be making his first start on the grass for some time. He was, however, quite proficient over such footing in his younger days. Plenary has little to recommend off recent form but he displayed a distinct fondness for the turf in Miami during the winter. He shapes up as the possible wake-up horse in the field. Colonel Fru has raced well in two local starts and has been on the grass in the past, racing well on several occasions. Handicapper is the speed horse in the mid-week feature and should last longer over the infield course. There is nothing in his record which suggests a victory Wednesday, though the grass may be of considerable aid, as it was in the recent accounting by the speedy Old Glendale, who established a new course record after having shown no desire, to stay for more than five furlongs in recent sprint outings.

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