Ready for the Futurity: Candidates Receive Final Trials for Big Turf Prize, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-07


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READY FOR THE FUTURITY Candidates Receive Final Trials For Big Turf Prize. Straight Course Should Favor Papp Escoba Works Fast Macomber Pair Appear Fit. By F. J. Ortell. New York, September C. Interest in the Futurity, which will be run at Belmont Park tomorrow, was at fetcr heat yesterday and with the various candidates Betting their final preparation for the prize both publicly and in private, turf enthusiasts were making their final deductions and weighing "form" with a view to selecting the winner. Of the field which will go to the post, Panp, the sturdy representative of the Loft stable, gave convincing proof of his fitness by working the full distance in 1:1514. The trial was made before the first race yesterday. This giant two-year-old easily the biggest of his age in training, is at the top of his form apparently, and the straight course should be greatly in his favor. He and Escoba, the crack Kcntuckian, will carry top weights and it will not be surprising to find them public favorites when the bugle sounds the call to post. Es-coba will find the footing at Belmont Park a big improvement over that at Saratoga, where he ran but one race, but one which would indicate that lie was entitled to be classed as a real top-notch youngster. In the mutter of trials for the race, there is little to choose between the various candidates, but Escobas three-quarters on Tuesday in a trifle better than 1:14 is the fastest that has been recorded. He galloped the Futurity distance yesterday morning in 1:15, and trainer Young says he has no excuses to offer for him. ROSIE OGRADY WORKS WELL. The Macomber pair, Tracksend and War Machine, have both taken their work in a satisfactory manner, the "former being timed in 1:14, with War Machine in 1:14. It is probable that Debadou, which worked in 1:10, will start for L. S. Thompson, with Rosie OGrady and Happy Go Lucky representing Harry Payne Whitney, Rosie OGradys ! work was 1:14 early in the week and 1:10 yesterday, which was also the time recorded to the credit of her stable companion. John K. Maddens handsome filly Gold Tassel covered the three-quarters in 1:14, while Jambs Butlers Bantry early in the week had a move in 1:14 to his credit. Top Coat, from the same stable, which will be a certain starter in case the track is heavy, worked in 1:15. American Eagle galloped a half mile in 48, and seemed to have all his speed. The Wick-liffe Stables Ultima Thule and Samuel Willetts Seamstress, each were timed in 1:15.. It will be seen from the above that the contest promises to be unusually close, under the scale of weights, which will prevail, and jt should be a race replete with interest from the moment the barrier is raised until the finishing point is passed.

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