Yukon Jake Seeks Overdue Victory: Second in His Two Sportsmans Races; Meets Denemark Duo of Mangam and Camelback as Well as Five Others Today, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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£%andx~. EDWARD E. VOYNOW— Palisade II., owned by the North Star Ranch maintained by the Illinois Racing Board member and Stanley Hubbard, accounted for yesterdays sixth race at Sportsmans. Yukon Jake Seeks Overdue Victory Second in His Two Sportsmans Races Meets Denemark Duo of Mangam and Camelback as Well as Five Others Today By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 4. — Mrs. V. E. Smiths five-year-old Yukon Jake, twice second in as many starts here this spring, heads a field of eigth four-year-olds and older horses in the six-furlong Blue Challenge Purse. The race has been substituted for the original race, which failed to fill for the one-mile distance. Opposing Yukon Jake will be seven other be making their initial appearance at this middle class sprinters, four or whom will meeting. Yukon Jake in both of his previous starts at this meeting has had to try his speed over tracks that were on the "off" side. In his first outing he finished second to George Gerbers fleet-footed Dr. Joe Kay over a racing strip labelled good, being only a matter of a neck off the winner at the finish. His next start was on a muddy I racing strip, and again he could do no | better than finish in the place slot. The j five-year-old son of Sirius and Spring j Chimes had a similar experience in his ! last start at the Oaklawn Park meeting 1 when he was 3-to-2 over a muddy track, ■ he again finishing in the second place. Fast Track Should Help Should he catch a fast racing strip, j which seems likely in the Tuesday feature, j he may have a chance to vindicate him-, self for all of those narrow defeats. Check-i ing back over his 1958 record, Yukon Jake 1 has shown some excellent performances : over tracks that were fast, and with some | impressive workouts here recently on fast tracks, he rates highly with the company I 1 he will be asked to meet. Mrs. Emil Denemark will be represented I by Mangam and Camelback in the Blue Challenge. Of the two, chances of taking top money seems to lie with the four-year-: old colt Mangam. who has started once al-I ready during the early days of the current j meeting, and in that start gave an excel-i lent account of himself despite being pitted against Rickover at 6 l2 furlongs. Nonetheless he was able to garner the place ■ mone , and was still putting forth all he | had in the final strides. Like Yukon Jake, : Ma m has a second-finish complex to overcome here in the Tuesday main attraction. Of his last four starts, both here and the Hot Springs meeting, he was in the place spot no less than three times. With the promise of a lightning fast track for I Tuesdays event he may be able to over- i come that jinx. Others slated to compete in the Blue I Char ge Purse event are M. H. Vanbergs Admiral Van, who has started twice at this meeting without success. His last start . was in with Yukon Jake and Mt. Olivet in ■ which he finished fifth, and prior to that being a strongly closing third to Dr. Joe Kay and Yukon Jake. With those races , under his belt, he may show enough im-| provement to give the Smith and Denemark entrants a real tussle. Other making up the Blue Challenge, are Camelback, the other half of the entry; Mrs. Carl Greenes Hue and Cry, the West Wind Stables Lucky Me, Ray Danners Prince Gala, and the Curly Ann Stables Grand Fiesta.

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