Paumonok Handicap: Chief Attraction for Opening Day of Jamaica Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1926-04-05


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PAUMONOK HANDICAP ♦ Chief Attraction for Opening Day of Jamaica Meeting. ■ Sarazen the Horse to Beat in This Race According to Expert Opinion. 1 NEW YORK, X. Y.. April 4. —As has been the custom for several years past, Fred liehberger will inaugurate the Jamaica meeting with the Paumonok Handicap as his chief attraction. By opening with this fine sprinting dash, the astute secretary hopes to catch several of the horses that will later on take part in the Fxcelsior and Kings Couny handicaps, the best of the races for three-year-olds and over, at more than a mile during the spring meeting at Jamaica. It will be recalled that Zev began his career as a three-year-old by taking part in the Paumonok. lie encompassed the defeat of I omini|iie :nul a group of older horses in that race, and then went to the Preak-ness. A kick while at the post in that contest inoapae Hated the colt, and he was last at the finish. History tells of Zevs subsequent triumphs, of which the International and Kentucky I »erby are the high lights. That St. .lames was on his way to an equally brilliant career as a three -ytar-old. if he had not gone wrong, was indicated in the dazzling victory he scored over Zev. then ■ four-year-old, in the Paumonok of li»24. The manner in which St. James performed on that occasion stamped the son of Ambassador TV. as an unusual horse, and there was universal regret when word came a few days after the race that one of the cults front legs had filled. Mr. Joyner had high hopes of laying a foundation at Jamaica for a campaign that would have added to his skill as a horseman, and to the fame of the popular Krdenheim establishment, over which he presides. FIFTY-KM; HI NOMINATIONS. For this years Paumonok there are fifty-eight nominations, and of these twenty-eight are three-year-olds. There is lit le likelihood, taking last years form as a criterion, that this years test will be won by a three-year-old, however, as none of the prohable starters are of the calibre of St. James or Zev. »f course ihoroughbreds have a way of improving from two to three, and some of the group of the younger eligible*, which comprises Sarmaticus. Canton. Ball Pun, Tall Wood. Navigator. Hark Jest. Deviner. Nichavo. 1uclid. Celidon. Siren. Sabine. Sport Royal. P.riarbroom, Gavotte. Frsa Major. Fiddlesticks, Croydeii. Dedans. Memory Pane. Tom Tiger. Amberja -k. Flcchita and Tiger Prince may come on and make it interesting for silli clinkers : s Sarazen. Wise Counsellor. AYorthmoie. Pique. Sun Flag. Lucky Play. Patroou. Vespasian, Noah and Ducks and Drakes. The last named is an Fnglish gelding, and the nominee of Stanley Wootton, who sas he is BOhaS to race a pood deal in this country in the future. If he does he wili need DO guardian, as this oing man is considered about the shrewdest of the younger division of horsemen in Great Pritain. He is a brother to Frank Wootton. who was a fine horseman about the same period as Sloan and Danny Maher. The WoottMM come from Australia, a country Where racing flourishes. WOKTHMOKK WON LAST VKAK. It would not he surprising to find the finish of the Paumonok confined to Saraz. n and the preferred of the Kv« rglades Stables pair. Worthmoie is an earlier horse than Wis-- OoaaseUor, and he haa the prestige of having won the laumonok last rear. Max Hirseh has great hopes for Sarazen this year. A few mornings ago. as the rugged little gelding cantered along in the middle of a bunch of two-year-olds, the clever horseman remarked: "All I ask is for him to race-kindly. He aSVCir was in better condition at this time of the year, since l hare had him." Sarazen is a most engaging horse, and hears analysis. He has more bone than any hOTM of his weight that can he recalled, while his knees and hocks are very near the ground His great length from point of hip to hock nixes him tremendous leverage, and contributes to his action, which is wonderfully smooth and easy. When in a kindly mood Sara/ens finely pointed ears are ;it play constantly luring a race, and when he "pricks th in in the stretch, it is a sign that that particular race is over. Unfortunately his post manners have become bad, and if they have not improved through the winter, they will be against him in races like the Paumonok Worthmore, on the contrary, is a wonderful horse away from the hairier. He is never off poorly and sprint, are won at the post in a majority of it is worthy of note that Walter s Vaaharejk, the official handieappcr of The Jockey club, is on record as stating that I.itroon. one of the ontioied ou twelfth paje PAUMONOK JANDICAP Continued from first page Sanford Stud Farm candidates, is about as fast a horse as In- has seen in a long time. Patroon is English bred, and his sire, Diau-durucnos is a brother to the great weight tarrying sprinter I m. Both are the property f bore! PAboriiou. popular turfman and statesman, who has done so much for the thoroughbred in Great Britain in the j last decade. That Patroons grandsire Orby i won the- Epsom Derby and was by Orme, I fr.ern the Aaeertcaa mare, Rhoda B.. by Hanover, is known t the world The Ram ocas Stable has the longest list ot nominations for UM Paumonok. Sam Hil-dreth holds a strong hand with the four-year-olds Silver Fox and Superlette, and the three-year --olds. Ni.-havo, Kuclid, Eachen, ielidon. Siren and Sabine to draw from. It is reported from the farm near Jobstown, N .1.. that the Bain ocas liorses are far advanced in their training. Spring is a couple of Weeks earlier there than in New York and then, too. there is a tine three-eighths covered course to work horses over. All of which is a guarantee that the field for the Paumonok will be a good one, worthy of ushering in a meeting of sport that President Kilroe is sure will be worthy of the patronage of the enthusiastic- raeapoetl of tie- i:a»l. I

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