Scent Meets Ten Rivals in Domino; Commonwealth Tops Field for Select: Fourteen Entered in Monmouth Test, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Scent Scent Meets Meets Ten Ten Rivals Rivals in in Dftii®; Dftii®; Commonwealth Commonwealth Tops Tops Field Field foSeleet foSeleet Fourteen Entered In Monmouth Test Brady Racer Carries 120; Impromptu, However, May Be Slight Choice in Dash By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 14.— James Cox Bradys Commonwealth and several tough opponents are named in a field of 14 sophomores to com-" pete here Wednesday in the seventh renewal of the 4,850 Select Handicap. The race shapes up as an extremely interesting and close contest, as indicated by the weight assignments of racing secretary John Turner, Jr., who grouped the six leading candidates within a span of three pounds. Commonwealth is at the top with 120 pounds, Brookfield Farms Impromptu and Meadowhills Hartsville both are to shoulder 119, Montpeliers Tiberian and Mrs. Zelda Cohens Olympia Wiz are equal at 118, and Eugene Constantin, Jr.s Our Prince is weighted at 117 pounds. The winner will net 7,600 of the purse if there are no withdrawals. Card Salvador Mile . Another keen contest on the program will be a ,000 prep for the Salvator Mile a week from Saturday. Seven are to compete at six furlongs, including Maine Chance Farms Jet Action, 124; James Cox Bradys Artismo, 124, and Eugene Constan-j tin, Jr/s Bushers Beam, 115. I Impromptu may emerge a slight favorite in the betting, although Commonwealth, Hartsville and perhaps Brookmeade Stables Canyon, 113, will be accorded considerable support. The Brookfield colt was beaten two and one-half lengths by Commonwealth in the Suffolk. 21 Invitational race " late last month, but he rapped himself in that engagement. The Pavot colt came through with a winning race here the other day and he receives an eight pound concession from Commonwealth off their last encounter. • Impromptu drifted out badly and was a Continued on Page Forty-Five Commonwealth Is Select Topweight Monmouths Sophomore Test Sees Impromptu as Slight Choice Over Brady Racer Continued from Page One hard driving winner here, but Eddie Kelly trained him on the light side due to his injuries in the Suffolk 21 and the effort probably acted as a good tightener for the Select. He will be ridden by Willie Hartack who scored aboard him last week. Commonwealth, a son of Roman, out of the mare Burgoo Maid, was hailed as a potential champion early in his juvenile year, but after winning his first start he was sidelined due to a trick knee. He started in the Grand Union Hotel and Hopeful Stakes later in the season, but once again was sidelined until this year. Commonwealth j won his first start this spring, finished second at Garden State Park, and won the Suffolk 21 in front-running fashion by a half-length over Craigwood while carrying 111, nine less than his Select impost. He will be ridden by Willie Boland who is coming in from New York. Hartsville, a gelding son of Alquest. turned the trick of beating seasoned sprinters in an overnight handicap his last start at Belmont Park, running six furlongs in 1:11 to defeat Mr. Turf and Dark Peter. That was probably the best effort of his career and his only triumph in six starts this year, but it recommends him as a vastly improved performer. Sam Boulmetis will be his pilot. Tiberian was soundly beaten behind Im-. promptu here the other day, without apparent excuse. Olympia Wiz was well back when he made his last start in the Delaware Valley at Garden State, but he lost a lot of ground circling horses and the race was better than it apears on paper. Before that he carried 118 pounds against 124 on Impromptu and beat that rival by four lengths at Laurel. Nick Shuk is coming from Delaware Park to ride Tiberian while no jockey was named for Olympia Wiz. Two Money Placings This Year Our Prince has only a third and a second to his credit in four starts this year, but he finished fast and was gaining on Impromptu here last week. Canyon has started only six times in his career and just managed to break his maiden as a juvenile. The Teddys Comet gelding outran a mediocre field in the slop to win his first start as a sophomore. He showed more promise finishing second to Traffic Judge in an overnighter at Belmont, and showed a quality of gameness nosing out rivals in a rapidly run six furlongs allowance race at Garden State Park. He will be handled in the Select by Ken Church. At least two of the other lighter weights could be formidable. Mrs. R. Firman, Jr.s Early Warning, 112, ran two big races to victory at Pimlico recently, and Mrs. Irving Gushens Star Rover, 109, comes well recommended from New England. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Markus Tax Cut, 115, showed the sharpest speed in this mornings blow-outs for the race, handily stepping off three furlongs over a fast strip in :34%. Early Warning and Star Rover both went the same distance in :35%.

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