Curley Kem Meets Older Rivals in Fonner Feature: Topweighted Sophomore Favored over Five in Columbus Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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Curley Kern Meets Older Rivals in Former Feature Topweighted Sophomore Favored Over Five in Columbus Handicap By DEAN WILLI A3 IS FONNER PARK, Grand Island, Nebr., May 2.— The 6 1-2 , furlongs Columbus Handicap drew a short but select field of six. The ,500 Saturday headliner attracted Curly Kem at 121 pounds. Shadow Roll, 120; Sunny Boy S., 118; Thoughtless, 117; At Bay, 112, and Royal Witch, 110. Top-weighted Curly Kem will be making his first start against older horses in his second appearance at Former Park. The three-year-old homebred stakes-winner easily defeated a good field of sophomores in the Ogallala Handicap on the first Saturday of racing. This impressive victory spurred ownerTaul Kemling into placing Continued on Page fottf-Seren Curley Kern Meets Older Rivals in Former Feature TopVreighted Sophomore Favored Over Five in Columbus Handicap Continued from Page Forty-Eight his crack three-year-old against the best cider horses on the grounds. Curly Kem was just voted the 1957 homebred two-year-old of the year off of his three stakes victories last year. The son of Bull Wagon gained his most impressive win as a two-year-old at Omaha in the Ak-Sar-Ben Futurity. His other added money wins came at Former Park and .at the Lincoln State Fair Grounds. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sunbergs Sunny Boy S. and N. Schmitzs Shadow Roll undoubtedly will renew their rivalry in the Columbus Handicap. In their most recent engagement, Shadow Roll, under 115 pounds, took a hotly contested decision from the Sunberg gelding. The deciding point in Saturdays feature may be the fact that Shadow Roll picked up five pounds off of that winning effort, while Sunny Boy S. will carry the same weight he did in their previous encounter. Sunny Boy S. led for 6 furlongs in the National League of Postmasters Handicap at 6 1-2 furlongs, tiring just enough to fall victim to Shadow Rolls late rush. This race proved to be such a crowd pleaser that Saturdays return match will be awaited with a- great deal of anticipation. Thoughtless, who finished fourth behind Sunny Boy S. and Shadow Roll in the Postmasters race, has been assigned 117 pounds for the Columbus Handicap, four pounds less that for her last appearance over the local course. The good-looking daughter of Bleu dOr and Mixed Emotions won the Inaugural Handicap and is certain to be difficult to beat under the shift in weights.

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