Reputed Testamony 1 in Million 3 other defending champs among 170 entries for card HORSE RACING

October 01, 1993|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

A total of 170 pre-entries were accepted yesterday for the 1993 Maryland Million card at Laurel Race Course on Oct. 9.

Included were four defending champions headed by Reputed Testamony in the feature attraction, the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic.

Also back are Richard's Lass, who roared to an 11-length score in the Million Ladies last year and also won the Maryland Oaks in 1991; Charlie You Know, the defender in the Sprint; and Asserche, who took the 1993 Handicap.

Entries for 11 of the 12 races were taken at the Pimlico racing office. The 10 entries for the Million Steeplechase Handicap were accepted at the National Steeplechase Association office in Fair Hill.

A few additional entries were expected by mail with the possibilities including Stuart Janney's Deputation, who won the Oaks under Julie Krone last year as a 3-year-old but does not seem to fit the conditions on this card.

Among the missing are three-time Million winners Safely Kept and Count Us In, the only horse to run on every Million program; In The Curl; and two ex-Maryland bred champions, Little Bold John and Timely Warning.

On paper, the most competitive races look like the Sprint with Military Look, winner of the Nursery last year, Root Boy, Smart Alec and Coolin It, the 1991 Nursery champion, and the Distaff, with Ritchie Trail, possibly Richard's Lass, Silver Tango, Star Minister and Deputy Miss.

Carnirainbow, who took the Lassie as a 2-year-old, returns to run in the Oaks, and Awad, winner of the Grade I Secretariat Stakes in Illinois, headlines the 14-horse field for the Turf.

Since the Maryland Million was instituted in 1986, 59 different horses representing 52 different owners have won races.

Krone, out this year with a broken leg, tops the jockey colony with eight Million victories.

Salazar scoring

When an apprentice rider loses the bug (weight allowance on his horse), his business invariably suffers.

But the early indications are that Austreberto Salazar, who became a journeyman this week, is doing quite well without it.

In his first two races without the bug Sunday, Salazar captured both ends of Pimlico's daily double and on Tuesday's card he was named on seven mounts. He has worked for eight different trainers on three cards.

Yesterday, the Mexican-born jockey scored for Roy Wallace with Broadford ($6.80) in the fifth race.

"I thought business would slow down more than it has," said his agent Bobby Suggs. "A lot of people told me they don't care whether he has the weight allowance or not. King [Leatherbury] told us he plans to ride us on everything that ran well for us before.

"Naturally, things slow down when this happens, but if we win a stake or something next week, that will send us on our way."

MARYLAND MILLION PRE-ENTRIES

First race -- Lassie (2-year-old fillies)

Allyano, Be Warned, Bwattz, Dream Punch, Flunky Monkey, Frigid Coed, Goldgorian's Alden, Grace Creek, Ibeme, Joyful Touch, Judicial Power, Lady Beaumont, Love To Be Loved, Megan's Landing, Rollon The Barrels, Rock The Nest, Shang Valay, Tainted Angel, Waqueen, Smart N'Noble.

Second race -- Nursery (2-year-olds)

All Gale, Basil's Ghost, Bold Private, Canton River, Don's Shu, Evil's Shelter, Forum Club, Jordy's Champ, Jay Cee W, Private Deal, Run Alden, Sir Wollaston, Shoot Back, Sasha Sasha Sasha, Missile's Halo, Spunky Wilbur, Thrill of Victory, Summit One, Goose Chase.

Third race -- Turf (3-year-olds)

Awad, Caveat's Image, Cugar, Dancing Douglas, Franz, Kyoka, Loving Corky, Middlethorpe York, Pescagani, P.J. Higgins, Rippletown Road, Roovan, Super Memory, Take Heed.

Fourth race -- Oaks (3-year-old fillies)

Carnirainbow, Champion Jay, Coder, Feather Necklace, Ghost Flight, Key To The Hill, Metallic Rose, Paba Free, Vallation, Anyone's Daughter.

Fifth race -- Sprint (ages 3 and up)

Charlie You Know, Cody's Key, Coolin It, Dr. Louis A., Franz, Jest Punching, Kelly's Class, Lawyer's Delight, Longest Drive, Military Look, One Tuff Oop, Root Boy, Snow Swellgent, Who Wouldn't, Smart Alec.

Sixth race -- Distaff Handicap

(fillies and mares, 3 and up)

Alcovy, Deputy Miss, Gaylord's Annie, Good Lookin Terri, Jazzy One, King's Sweetest, Kawla, Nudite Interdite, One's Not Enough, Ritchie Trail, Richard's Lass, Rollicking Dolly, Starlight Surprise, Silver Tango, Star Minister, U Otabe N Pictures, Wood So.

Seventh race -- Ladies (fillies and mares, 3 and up)

Adotahoney, Cassandra, Fly So High, Heed, Mz. Zill Bear, No Fat Chicks, Ratings, Richard's Lass, Star Minister, Smart Step, Suspect Terrain, Twice Said, Vaulted, Caveached, Final Deputy.

Eighth race -- Classic (ages 3 and up)

Ameri Valay, Baron De Vaux, Cugar, Forry Cow How, Frugal Doc, Gayquare, Kyoko, Root Boy, Reputed Testamony, Dekova.

Ninth race -- Handicap (ages 3 and up)

Auntienan's Brother, Asserche, Bedouin Tent, Blue Highways, Have You Testified, Gayquare, September Star, Score Thirty Eight, Emptor, Amy's Harold.

10th race -- Starter Handicap (ages 3 and up)

Auntienan's Brother, Bedouin Tent, Blue Highway, Bullseye Daredevil, Eagle Mill, Emptor, Gronwhold, Harundale, Heading Home, Hints'Nallegations, Overfly, Piece D'Bon Bon, Score Thirty Eight, Taking Risks.

11th race -- Turf (2-year-olds)

Andale Andale, Be Warned, Call Devise, Celestail River, Cold Cave, Jay Cee W, Lady Beware, Marvalay, More Law, Pleonastic, Reverend R.D., Smart Assault, Melissa's Quickie, Missile's Halo, Christopher Twist, Goose Chase.

There are also 10 entries for the Million Steeplechase Handicap, accepted at the National Steeplechase Association office in Fair Hill.

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