Churchill Handicap Has 12 Speedsters: Topweighted Dogoon Likely Choice to Defeat Gay Vista, Ezgo, Clermont, Shan Pac, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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_ 4 Churchill Handicap Has 12 Speedsters Topweighted Dogoon Likely Choice to Defeat Gay Vista, Ezgo, Clermont, Shan Pac By BUD LYON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., April 30. — E. Gay Drakes Dogoon heads a field of 12 sprinters for Thursdays 24th edition of the 1,950 Churcliill Downs Handicap at 7 furlongs and under top weight of 122 pounds the Xull brother to last years winner. Swoons Son, figures to rule as a soft choice to take down the winners prize of ,170. including some 25 in fees. Arrayed against this six-year-old son of •Tho Doge— Swoon are Triple C. Stables Gay Vista and Lawrence H. Thompsons Ezgo, equally rated by racing secretary-handicapper Al Lavin at 120 pounds; Paul Butlers Clermo.-.t, 119; T. Alie Grissoms Shan Pac and the Estate of D. H. Wells My Night Out both held at 115; T. A. Grissoms Rockport, 114; Wilson and Hulls Tommys Jet, 109; C. H. Maynes Invalidate, 109; W. J. Sprow Jr.s Cardinal Sin and E. R. Morris Negrotrece and L. G. Jones Cosmic Force being the low weights with 108 pounds. | Stable SeekfngXonsecutive Double j Owner Drake and trainer A. G. "Lex" Wilson will be going for their second con- 1 secutive Churchill Downs Cap and have I more than cut out a difficult task for their charge as Dogoon has been inactive since November. Dogoon is evidently.coming back to the races in top condition as in recent days he has had several impressive speed trials which have left him tight as human hands and training can get him and apparently needs nothing more than a decent j break with racing luck to win this seasonal j bow. Last year this son of Swoon, winner, or the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders Continued on Page Four I » : . 1 , afff"f*0:§Jaffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff fff DOGOON — Returns to competition in the Churchill Downs Handicap today. , Churchill Handicap Has 1 2 Speedsters Topweighted Dogoon Likely Choice to Defeat Gay Vista, Ezgo, Clermont, Shan Pac Continued from Page One Association Broodmare Award of 1956, was able to_ emerge successful against stakes company but once with his victory coming in the Chicago Handicap at Hawthorne where he stepped a flat mile in 1:35%. while. under 117 pounds and taking down a prize of 0,850. Wilson has signed the veteran Dave Erb to guide his charge through tomorrows race. Ezgo is fresh from a highly successful meeting at Keeneland having picked up the winners portion of the Phoen lx Handicap Purse with the Olympia gelding scampering under the line of finish a facile six-length winner with Shan Pac. Tommys Jet and Dixie Dudley finishing in that order. The Thompson-owned and -trained colorbearer carried 116 pounds in that easy victory which found him reaching the end of the 6 furlongs in 1:10%. over a track labeled as good. Ezgo made his next appearance under silks in the Ben Ali Handicap, over the 7 furlongs plus distance of the Beard Course. The Ben All found Ezgo right on the pace from the outset and In finishing third behind Safe Message and Shan Pac he was far from disgraced as he was beaten only a half length for it all while under top weight of 121 pounds, conceding the win- • ner seven pounds and the runner-up six. • Bill Shoemaker will be astride Ezgo for the first time tomorrow. ■ Gay Vista Raced Well in New Orleans • I Gay Vista, an aged gelding from Australia, had a most pleasant winter in New Orleans by winning a pair of handicaps, the . Christmas and Black Gold, whish undoubt-jedly prompted Lavin in assigning him this generous bit of weight. The C. Calvin-trained sprinter was under 120 pounds while accounting for the Black Gold in handy fashion and reaching the end of that 6 furlongs in 1:10% while, equaling [the track record. Finishing back of him • that afternoon, and receiving weight, were Shan Pac and Ezgo which would seem to , indicate that they have either improved , since that February race or are in difficulty tomorrow as Shan Pac picks up a , pound and Ezgo picks up eight, j My Night Out will be making his sea-.sonal bow here tomorrow as the Cinderella gelding has been out of action all winter long in taking a well deserved rest from • last years arduous campaign which was I climaxed by a surprise victory in the 0,- 000-added Michigan Mile plus a sixteenth.

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