Lincoln Special Assured of Top Field: Minimum of Eleven Will Go Postward, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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Lincoln Special Assured of Top Field Minimum of Eleven1 Will Go Postward Paper Tiger, Son of Erin, Gay Warrior and Star Rover Join Probables for Monday By ELI CI1IAT LINCOLN DOWNS, Lincoln. R. I., May 16.— The fifth running of the 0,000 added Lincoln Special appears to be assured of a reprsentative field of handicap stars with 1 1 definite starters -named at the present writing. Latest to accept the issue are Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Paper Tiger, Mrs. Jan Burkes Son of Erin, W. J. Froehlichs Gay Warrior, and Mrs. Irving Gushens Star Rover. The first three have been racing at Jamaica while Star Rover has been campaigning this spring in Kentucky. Star Rover will be flown here Friday. This quartet has been added to Colella and Formas Switch On, J. J. Crowleys First Served, Mcivor Pricketts Motor Line, Robert O. J. Streubers Pylades, Mrs. Joseph A. Leones Rockcastle, Leon Santores Hel-fast and William J. Beatties Park Dandy. While the mile and one-sixteenth event which will be run here on closing day. Monday, May 20, picked up four additional nominees overnight, it also lost one this morning when "Frenchy" Bowen informed racing secretary Gordon Morrow that Fabricator rapped himself in a workout and would be forced to pass up the local classic. Stablemote Winner Last Year Paper Tiger, winner of the mile and one-sixteenth St. Albans Handicap at Jamaica for his only victory of the year, will at- j tempt to emulate the feat of his stablemate Joe Jones, who accounted for this race last year when he defeated Alfred Vanderbilts Find by a nose in one of the most exciting races of the New England season. Paper Tiger has been allotted 114 pounds on Monday. Son of Erin has turned in excellent races since shipping to Jamaica from Florida. In the sunshine state, the four-year-old Sun Again gelding failed to reach the winners circle but has three wins and a like number j of seconds in his six starts -at Jamaica. His most recent victory came last Wednes- day when he scored a front -running two lengths win in the mile and one -sixteenth j Amityville Purse. His weight assignment j for the special is 108 pounds. This is the i same package f""vien to Gay Warrior, who ! has yet to win his first race of the year ! in five outings. The naming of Star Rover to the starting line-up, will bring back to New England one of its earlier stars. It was here that the grey-coated son of Flushing II. first attained his racing prominence. He was highly rated in his three-year-old campaign and recently cracked the about seven j furlongs track record at Keeneland with a 1:2535 clocking in tunning back Sea O Erin j in the Ben Ali Handicap. Following that effort he finished unplaced in the Char- chill Downs Handicap, a length and one- . half behind Swoons Son. His 112 pounds j in the Special is six less than he carried in his record-breaking Ben Ali performance. Later this afternoon, Irving Gushen i»-formed racing secretary Morrow that Willie Hartack would be on hand to handle his wifes Star Rover.

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