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~ - | On the Trot I By MORRIE KURLANSKY 1 Hi Los Peppy Shares Honors Roxburgh Carmen Wins by Neck Beissinger Regains Driver Lead SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, III., June 24. — Hi Los Peppy and Roxburgh Carmen shared honors in Saturdays featured ,000 double double dash dash for for top- double double dash dash for for top- top-class pacers. A cloudburst in the afternoon rendered the track over which only the night before three miles in 2:02 and better were registered extremely muddy to give off-track specialists good chances. For Hi Los Peppy, who had shown his ability to negotiate negotiate a a heavy heavy track track negotiate negotiate a a heavy heavy track track ~ - | a week ago when he finished third to Phil Bob and Easy Adios, it was the first victory of the season and most likely the handsome chestnut stallion would have won the second heat of Saturdays Nf eature, too, had his driver, Gene Sears, not engaged in a strength-consuming battle for the lead with Easy Adios. Deprived of his reserve, Hi Los Peppy, fighting gamely to the last stride, bowed by a neck to the fast-finishing mares, Roxburgh Carmen and Sherrys Honor in the second .heat. Easy Adios. the favorite in the first heat, had to acknowledge the superiority of Hi Los Peppy and Sherrys Honor in the first heat and fell apart in the second after duelling with Hi Los Peppy for the first half mile. Howard Beissinger, who guided the veteran Stabilizer to an easy triumph in a Claiming race, regained the lead in the driver standings and heads the list with 12 victories against Lou Huber Jr.s 10 wins. Don Busse, by a victory with Direct Poem, moved to third place with a total of six wins . . . B. J. Benfields Titan Hanover colt, Payne Hanover, established himself as the local leader of sophomore trotters with a repeat win against older rivals Saturday. Driven by trainer Mel Harmening, Payne Hanover was much the best in the going to score his first win in B-class and his fourth victory in seven starts this season. Frisco Denison, a four-year-bid California-bred owned by Ed Duffey of Fairmont, Minn., and trained by Clarence Curtis, continues to dominate A-class pacing events. Impartial to track conditions, Frisco Denison scored his fourth victory of the season on Saturday night to defeat the highly=-regarded Phil Bob and Minnie Jean in 2:16M» the fastest time of the night. In nine starts this season, the Minor Frisco son has been worse than second ortly twice. The recent death of the stallion, Logan Scott, sire, among others, of such former Chicago area stars as Chucky Scot and Daisy Logan, was followed last week by the demise of Indian Land 1:59.4, who died of a heart attack at the Indiana Farm of Herman Highley, where he was showing great promise in the stud. The Scotland — Pocahontas, by Guy Axworthy stallion was a foal of 1941. He raced for 11 seasons and earned §141,944 and, in his last season at the age of 12, won 12 of 20 starts. His first crop of foals began racing this season and his daughter, June Land, became a seasons champion with a record of 2:10%. Contrary to last season when Illinois owners had excellent representation in the Hambletonian, it looks now as if the first renewal of the sports outstanding trot stakes at DuQuoin will be contested without any worthwhile Illinois aspirants, Brightside Farms Charles Stuart and Stagehand have suffered lameness all spring, while nothing has been heard of Royal Rodney, owned by Hayes Fair Acres Stable, sponsors of the big race. The same stables S. S. Thomas and Trusty Kirk, as well as Oscar Mapes and Arthur T. Gaits Bright Sky, Dr. B. G. Geutings Del Mite and the Austin brothers Cindy Gal apparently are not made of the stuff to compete successfully in the Hambletonian. One trotter, however, who injected himself squarely into the Hambletonian picture is the Castleton Farms Philip Frost, who defeated the highly regarded Charming Barbara in the second heat of a Grand Circuit stake at Wolverine, covering the mile and one-sixteenth in the good time of 2:11.2. The world record for the distance is Faber Hanovers 2:10, and Philip Frosts is the fastest on record for a three-year-old. . . . The great California champion, Scott Frost, owned by the Estate of S. A. Camp, recently was flown from the West Coast to Good Time Park at Goshen, N. Y. He is in fine fettle and will soon enter competition after having again served a limited season in stud. . . . Fred Bach, who two seasons ago raced a division of Castleton Farm in the Chicago area, last week accomplished the unique feat of winning five races in one night at Painesville Raceway. . Another Hambletonian hopeful, Buckeye Demon, a son of Hambletonian victor, Demon Hanover, sire also of "the excellent Transamerica pacer, Steamin Demon, gained stature as major candidate for the DuQuoin race when he set a seasons record of 2:04 for three-year-old trotters at Saratoga Raceway last week. The free-legged Newport Judy, an aspirant for the Bronx Filly Stake at Yonkers, Little Brown Jug and Messenger Stake, registered the seasons fastest half-mile track clocking for three-year-old pacers as Del Cameron, trainer for Newport Stock Farm, brought her home in 2:03.3. A daughter "of the great stallion, Adios, Newport Judy is from the distinguished mare, Little Judy, dam of Little Miss Judy and Little Miss Queen.