Nine Seek Balmorals Waterplash: Blue Choir Strives for Repeat Score, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


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Nine Seek Balmorals Watersplash Blue Choir Strives For Repeat Score Gets Six Pounds in Weight From Deb Chaser and Also Gets Three From Sir Tribal WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 6. — The feature race here Tuesday has been appropriately named the Water-splash. It is scheduled to be run on the grass, but as rain fell in torrents Monday after the entries had closed, it will probably be decided on the main strip. If so, the distance will be changed from one and one-sixteenth miles to one mile. Nine have been entered, with Deb Chaser the high-weight with 118 pounds. Two foreign-breds are listed to start in the Watersplash. They are Blue Choir and Oriental Spring. The latter is owned by Hasty House Farm and was unplaced in his only outing here. Blue Choir, owned by Mrs. Harry L. Nathenson, was winner of his last start. Others are Sir Tribal, Pros-pectin, Guy, who is coupled with Blue Choir; Ruhe, who is coupled with Oriental Spring; Dance Nsing, and King. Blue Choir will be out to duplicate his grass success of last week. That was his first American victory in nine outings. He won a couple of races in Ireland last year, including the one mile Free Handicap. In his most recent essay, Blue Choir beat Dance Nsing by three-quarters of a length after having opened up a wide margin in the stretch. May Have Needed First Outing Oriental Spring was sixth in -his first effort in this country. That was in the race won by Blue Choir. It seemed as if the Hasty House runner might have needed that effort, as he had been in America but a couple of weeks". He won three of his fourkstarts in England last year. Deb Chaser will be starting for the third time at this meeting. His last attempt was in the Citation Handicap and he tired in the stretch. Prior to that Deb Chaser finished third in a seven-furlong sprint won by the three-year-old Munchausen. He has never started in a grass race, but is an experienced runner oiuthe dirt. Ruhe, for several seasons-a favorite hereabouts, will be making his third start of the year. In his first try of the season he was third in an allowance sprint at Churchill Downs, taken by Vagabond King. Last time Ruhe finished seventh in tire affair garnered by Munchausen. Guy had speed in his last outing here. On that occasion he was also a running mate of Blue Choir and served as pacemaker. Guy failed to win last season. In fact his Jast score was in 1953. King has not entered the winners circle in a half-dozen attempts this season. Was unplaced in both the Continental and the Citation Handicaps. Sir Tribal was victorious at one mile last week, and Prospectin, sixth last out, will be running for a new owner, Mrs. Frank Munao, who claimed him from Calumet Farm in his last race.

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