Pigeon Hole Tests Seven on Grass: Oriental Spring in Balmoral Bow, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-01


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= r - Pigeon Hole Tests Seven on Grass V Oriental Spring In Balmoral Bow Blue Choir, Salmon Peter To Face Winner of Three English Races in April WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood. 111., May 31. — A good field of seven performers, going a mile and one -sixteenth on the grass, highlights Wednesdays nine-race card here. The Pigeon Hole, as the ,250 grass feature is called, has in the field Foothill Farms Salmon Peter, P. T. Stevensons- Blue Amber, Hasty House Farms Oriental Spring, William Hal Bishops Equal Strife, Buddah Stables Dance Nsihg, and Mrs. Harry L. Nathensons duo of Blue Choir and Guy. All except Guy are nominees for the 0,000 added Balmoral Turf Handicap, Saturday, Junell. Equal Strife has been assigned top impost of 119 pounds, with Dance Nsing and Blue Amber bracketed next at 115 each. The others all carry 112. A secondary feature to the Pigeon Hole is the Sweeping Light, ,750 mile test for three-year-olds. Among those entered are Harvey Fruehalfs Jovial, George Schwab, Jr.s Derby Morn, and Charles S. Nahms Royal Bred, all eligibles for the Arlington Classic and the American Derby at Washington Park. The Sweeping Light is billed as the sixth, the Pigeon Hole as the seventh race. Won Three English Stakes Salmon Peter, one of three foreign-bred thoroughbreds slated to vie in the Pigeon Hole, made his Chicago debut in the Continental Turf Handicap. The Irish-bred horse was fifth in the grass feature. He is winless this year in 11 starts, including unsuccessful stakes efforts in the -Washingtons Birthday and San Juan Capistrano Handicaps behind St. Vincent at Santa Anita. His best stakes performance was a third in the San Luis Rey. Oriental Spring, English-bred four-year-olds colt by Jai Hind — Februa, makes his American debut. The chestnut enjoyed much success in England before shipment to this country, winning three of four 1955 starts. They were the Spring, the Richmond, and the Leon Gate Stakes. His win in the Leon Gate, April 16, was at one mile and tnree-quarters. Blue Choir rounds out the foreign contingent in the Pigeon Hole. The Irish-bred son of Menetrier— Fleur Bleu won this year in eight American tries. His most recent attempt was good for third in the Continental Turf Handicap- He was fourth in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap at Gulf-stream Park. Blue Amber makes his third Balmoral start. The gelded son of Ambiorix finished second May 25 in a Six furlongs dash won by" Bugledrums. Earlier he was third May 18 behind Golden Admiral and Pelbuse. The four-year-old is winless. in four starts. Guy made his seasons debut last Saturday, finishing eighth in a six-furlong allowance sprint won by Blue Violin. Last year he started only once and went unplaced. In 1953 Guy won five races with earnings over 5,000. Equal Strife, stretch-running horse by War Jeep — Balanza, makes his Balmoral debut. He is after his first win this year, blanked out in eight efforts, including a second and a. third in two Sportsmans Park features. " Dance Nsing will use the Pigeon Hole as his third Balmoral start, finishing sixth his ast out in the Continental Turf Handicap. Before that one, the six -year-old was fourth in a mile allowance contest won by Devilment. The Sweeping Light attracted eight sophomores. Beside Jovial, Derby Morn and Royal Bred, others entered were Dixiana Farms Jet Stream, Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s Top Traffic, Joseph G. Ferraras Big Swiv, Edward Anderson and George Olsons Mazza, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mucklers Coronation Boy. — ADVT.

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