Here and There on the Turf: Cavalcade Can Have No Excuses Trial Shows Him Sharp as Ever Plat Eye Has Fine Chance Chicago Stake Promises Well, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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Here and There on the Turf Cavalcade Can Have No Excuses Trial Shows Him Sharp as Ever Plat Eye Has Fine Chance Chicago Stake Promises Well I ; 1 Important racing events In various parts Jof the country are scheduled for tomorrow .with the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park naturally holding the favored position because of the character of the field that .will contest the mile and a quarter special for a 0,000 added purse. Rockingham Park is carding an event of similar value as the feature of its program and several of the more important three-year-olds have been shipped there for the race. Lesser amounts will be given away at Washington Park, Latonia, Detroit and other tracks now in .operation for their Memorial Day headlin-ers, but in practically all instances the fields will include majorities of the best horses Jn training at these points. Despite his defeat by Head Play in a mile Wee last week, Cavalcade will go into the Suburban as a heavy favorite, unless, of Course, if Omaha Is a starter. Robert A. Smith tuned up Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloanes jprack four-year-old with a sensational work- over the Suburban distance the other Sut lornlng and If the son of Lancegaye and Hastily, by Hurry On, runs back to the effort metropolitan racing fans will have their first opportunity of seeing Cavalcade per- iContinued on seventeenth page.- HERE AND THERE ON THE TURF Continued from second page. form in the manner -which caused most experts to proclaim him a great horse last year. That he can be expected to display a sharp performance is based on the ability he showed last season to run a sensational race after a hard workout. . Smith never took any chances on Cavalcade being short and he wont this season if the Sloane star can stand the grind. Cavalcade -will have determined opposition in the Suburban but that Is all the more reason why he cant be expected to uncover a brilliant effort. When right he likes nothing better than a keen struggle and it is apparent, judging from the reserve he had at the end of his mile and a quarter in 5:03 Saturday, that Trainer Smith has him tuned up for a hard battle. He must be at tops if he is to turn back Discovery, King Saxon, Head Play and the other capable horses that will oppose him in the Suburban because they, too, have trained smartly for the engagement and each will have a lighter impost than the 127 pounds to be carried by Cavalcade. New York rac-, ing fans may not have another opportunity this season of witnessing such a spectacle as tomorrows .renewal of the. historic Subiir-han promises to reveal. Plat Eye, Greentree Stables speedy three-year-old, has found distance running beyond his prowess but in events over the middle routes he is hard to turn back, as was the case in the Chesapeake Stakes at a mile and one-sixteenth, in the "Wood Memorial at a mile and seventy yards and in the Withers at a mile. The son of Chicle captured the first of these, finished second in the Wood and was third back of Eosemont and Omaha in the last-named affair, which, was run Saturday. Hie has moved to Rockingham Park for the Decoration Day Handicap and even though, he must give away weight to his opponents, Plat Eye has the speed to be a hard horse to defeat over the mile and a sixteenth course. His opponents will include Ariel Cross, Pompeys Pillar, Whizz-away and Morpluck and without suffering any hard luck Plat Eye has the class to beat them. While the Blue and The Gray Memorial Handicap, the holiday attraction at Washington Park, has several good three-year-olds among its eligibles, notably Roman Soldier and Nellie Flag, the starting field in the ,000 added affair at a mile and one furlong will be composed almost entirely of older horses. Tearout, steady-going colt that finished third in the Illinois Derby, may be the lone exception. . Most certain of the nominees likely to start are Sweeping Light, Late Date, WatchHim, Evergold and Quatre Bras II. Each of this quintet either has shown much promise in workouts recently or has seen action in competition, so they are keyed up. for their engagement. There is little to choose between them as to ability and they should be productive of a very interesting contest. Absence of Ladysman from the Suburban Handicap, which he won last year after an exciting stretch duel with Equipoise, naturally will detract some interest from the race, but the lameness which befell the William R. Coe veteran may cause his permanent retirement. Only through the skill and patience of Hugh Fontaine last season and Clyde Phillips through the past winter and this spring has the five-year-old son of Pompey been able to get to the races at all. If he does not recover readily from his present trouble, Ladysman probably will be retired to the stud, for which he holds much promise. Never a sound horse, Ladysman was prevented by his infirmities from proving himself an even more capable horse than . 1 he was.

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