Sarazen And St. James: Among the Prospective Starters in the Paumonok Handicap.; Many Stars of the Turf to Be Seen During Jamaica Meeting Which Begins Tuesday., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-27


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, j i | j I : ! SARAZEN AND ST. JAMES ♦ Among the Prospective Starters in the Paumonok Handicap. ♦ Many Stars of the Tnrf to Be Seen During Jamaica Meeting Which Begins Tuesday. ♦ NEW YORK. N. Y.. April 26— While the racing season of 1921 was inaugurated in the vicinity of New York with the opening of the United Hunts Meeting at B-lmont lark yesterday, the oJekey Club meetings will not be under way until Tuesday of this week, when the Metropolitan Jockey Club will begin a twenty-day period that is expected to bring to the post most of the good horses in training hereabouts. Aside from a few cold raw days which served to check training activities temporarily, the season has been unusually favorable and despite the recurrent cough which has been troublesome in the ranks of the two-year-olds there should be an abundance of material to fill the Jamaica program which has many rich plums for distribution. On the opening day the Paumonok Handicap of ,000 at three-quarters mile and the Suffolk Claiming Stakes will engage the attention of the public. In the former the pick of the sprinting division will be seen. It may also serve as a pipe-opener for some of our best three-year-olds. Such a race would be in line with the preparation needed for events like the Preakness and Kentucky Derby as well as the Excelsior Handicap and other features that are down for decision later on at the local course, and also for the Belmont and Dwyer Stakes to be decided in June. The speed shown by St. James and Sarazen at Belmont Park of late indicates that these Paumonok eligibles, and admitted rivals for the three-year-old crown, are in th-; possession of that fleet ness of foot which enabled the former to win the Futurity and lead all others of his age in earning capacity last year, and enabled Sarazen to go through his campaign without tasting the sting of defeat It is not too much to expect the rivals to appear under silks on Tuesday. There is an abundance of Paumonok material in the Cochran string also and it is a cer-! tainty that Goshawk will have Sun Flag, Revenue Agent, Spic and Span or some other colt as a companion in the Jamaica sprinting stake. That the Rancocas Staples Paumonok candidates are fit and well is known. They have been prepared for the campaign by that master horseman, S. C. Hildreth, in a region that is at least two weeks ahead climatically of most other training grounds in the East. The same is true of the Brook-dale contingent which is being shaed up by the veteran James Rowe. The Sinclair and Whitney establishments are most advantageously located for early campaigns. For the remainder of this w.« k at Jamaica the stake offerings include the Highland of ,000 for three-year-olds, to be run on Thursday, and the Kings County Handicap, ,500 added for three-year-olds and over, to be run on Saturday.

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