Good Sport In Prospect: Brooklyn Handicap and Other Promising Features Down for Decision This Weew [Week]., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-11


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GOOD SPORT IN PROSPECT Brooklyn Handicap and Other OtherPromising Promising Features Down for forDecision Decision This Weew BY C J FITZ GERALD NEW YORK N Y June 10 Some of the best racing of the spring season should be seen next week as the Brooklyn Handicap Coaching Club American Oaks and Carlton Stakes will be decided within that period periodMany Many would rate the former as the greatest of these because it will bring to the post he best field of the year in the handicap di ¬ vision while others would pronounce the Carlton Stakes the stellar event of the trio because Morvich will make his first appear ¬ ance in the East in it in an actual race but in the estimation of some the Coaching Club American Oaks should occupy the posi ¬ tion of honor because of the part it plays n the development of the thoroughbred as Lho fillies of today are the brood mares of the future and the quality of the turf de ¬ pends upon their excellence excellenceThe The Coaching Club American Oaks is at one mile and threeeighths the same dis ¬ tance as the Belmont and designed as a companion test to that splendid threeyear old contest This is the prize for which the Coaching Club is sponsor offering the mag ¬ nificent old Singleton Cup as a trophy and lending the encouragement of the organiza ¬ tion in such wholehearted fashion that the feature though only in existence a few years has won for itself a definite place among the best of our racing tests The best on public form of the eligibles are Emotion by Friar Rock recently bought by R L Gerry and Marshall Field for the reputed price of 20 000 Many Smiles by Harmonicon in the stable of W R Coe Lady Baltimore by Dick Finnell the property of J S Cosden Startle by Star Hawk owned by H H Hewitt Prelude by Fair Play from the Lex ¬ ington Stable Nancy Shanks by Sea King owned by Thomas Fortune Ryan Nedna by Whisk Broom II representing L S Thomp ¬ son and Prudish by Peter Pan from the Brookdale Stud of H P Whitney WhitneyThis This race is the most highly prized of the filly fixtures because its winning calls for staying qualities beyond the ordinary Mares of the type of Cleopatra and Flambette the respective winners in 1920 and 1921 are the sort the race develops It will be a fine thing for the turf if Startle winner of the Kentucky Oaks should be sent to Belmont Park for this race raceOther Other events during the closing days at Belmont Park are the Harlem for threeyear olds and over 2000 added at a mile to be run Monday and the Grand National Stee ¬ plechase at about three miles to be decided on Wednesday Each has a fine field fieldAQUEUUCT AQUEUUCT OPENS FRIDAY FRIDAYFrom From present indications the Brooklyn Handicap which will usher in the season at Aqueduct on Friday next will be the race of the year to date in the division for three yearolds and over The presence of Mor ¬ vich Snob II Olympus and other fine three yearolds among the entries may mean that some of them will get to the post though the fact that the Carlton for which many of them are eligible is to be run on the follow ¬ ing day may confine the race to the older horses exclusively In either event the Brooklyn is bound to be a smasher with the prospect of Exterminator Grey Lag Mad Hatter John P Grier and Scnnings Park going to the post Such a field would be in keeping with the traditions of this fine old fixture which was first run for in 1887 when it was won by Dry Monopole in a head andhead finish with Blue Wing and Hidalgo It was a soulstirring contest and is talked about by the veterans of the turf to this day dayA A year ago when Grey Lag won the prize in 1 49 with 110 pounds up he was a mighty threeyearold The son of Star Shoot is working well in preparation for the race anc will not lack for friends when he goes to the post even though the redoubtable Extermina ¬ tor is now at his pristine best The turf has seldom had two better horses at one time before the public than Grey Lag and Ex ¬ terminator while Mad Hatter when the con ¬ ditions are to his liking is also a powerfu horse The Brooklyn of 1922 will also serve to reintroduce John P Crier which woulc have been a sensational threeyearold but for the presence of Man o War the same year yearThe The Carlton with a possibility of Snob H meeting Morvich and other fleet threeyear olds is arousing a lot of interest Mr Cos den would add to his reputation as a sports ¬ man if he sent his good colt to the post even at a slight disadvantage in the weights

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