Here and There on the Turf: Omaha Declared Best of Bad Lot; Three-Year-Olds Worn Down; Cavalcade Will Be Careful; Suffolk Downs Takes Shape, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-10


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Here and There on the Tinrf i Omaha Declared Best of Bad Lot LotThreeYearOlds ThreeYearOlds Worn Down Cavalcade Will Be Careful Suffolk Downs Takes Shape One of our most prominent racing men a person who gives much study to problems and conditions of the turf informed the writer on the eve of the Belmont Stakes running that this seasons crop of three yearolds is an ordinary lot He refused to be quoted although on most other questions he does not mind speaking for publication Asked if Omaha might be a great colt and the others mediocre he said the Belair Stud racer was just the best of a bad lot In this premise John B Campbell another deep thinker of racing does not agree judg ¬ ing by his weight for the Suburban Handi ¬ cap in which he rated Omaha two pounds above the scale while giving Cavalcade scale weight weightThe The Brookmeade Stables horse is ac ¬ counted in all quarters as a good horse and in many a great one The Belmont Stakes drew a small field which indicates in part that the threeyearolds have been worn flown by participation in the earlier specials although the real reason why the rich event of the Westchester Racing Association fails to attract better fields is the early closing of nominations It has been suggested that the Belmont Stakes have a supplementary closing several months before it is to be run with a very large fee Furthermore the Belmont Stakes never has received the proper consideration from the public nor the racing fraternity at large through no fault of its own although to those persona to whom traditions of the turf mean some ¬ thing the race is regarded as the greatest in America for threeyearolds threeyearoldsThreeyearolds Threeyearolds that have gone off form in recent weeks because of the hardships en ¬ countered in making ready for and par ¬ ticipating in races like the Kentucky Derby and Preakness include Psychic Bid Plat Eye Commonwealth Nellie Flag and To ¬ day Of this number Today is through for the year and is turned out at his owners farm Plat Eye a colt of much speed but lacking staying powers faltered with the running of the Withers and trainer William Brennan probably will not return him to the races until Saturday Commonwealth la another that will be out for several weeka while Nellie Flag has taken a vacation since the Preakness and she is not even regarded as a certain candidate for the American Derby Psychic Bid was knocked out by his keen effort in the Wood Memorial in which too much use was made of him and Robert A Smith is trying to nurse him back to top form although doubtful the Chance Play colt is a true router routerOmaha Omaha has been able to move along a he has this season because of his rugged ness He actually has improved in condi ¬ tion since making his first start at Jamaica and with the Belmont Stakes out of the way he appears well able to take his other engagements this summer in his stride He has the Detroit and American Derbys and the Arlington Classic awaiting him in the West and being heavier and stronger now than previously this spring the Belair Stud colt may be hard to down although some ¬ where along the line he will clash with horses coming back fresh and good Trainer Smith reports Cavalcade In good condition following his mishap in the Subur ¬ ban Handicap for which he appeared to be at tops but the Brookmeade Stable sfar will not be raced in every event that comes along Cavalcade will not be babied because the veteran Smith does not believe in such tactics but the fouryearold son of Lance gaye and Hastily will not be abused if his trainer can help it Right now plans call for Cavalcade to make his next appearance under silks in the Detroit Challenge Cup a 25000 added weight for age event carded at the Motor City course on June 29 Dis ¬ covery and Azucar are others being pointed for this affair which is over the mile and threesixteenths distance There is a good chance ho yever that he will be called upon to race in the Brooklyn Handicap a 10000 added affair scheduled for June 22 22Mrs Mrs Isabel Dodge Sloanes smart per ¬ former can be expected to fulfill an engage ¬ ment at Arlington Park whether it be in the Arlington Handicap or some other race and Walter OHara can count on him to be in the field for the Narragansett Special which will be staged in August Despite his accident in the Suburban Cavalcade re ¬ mains a great attraction His appearance at Belmont Park on Memorial Day had a tremendous effect in bringing out the larg ¬ est crowd in the modern history of the course and anywhere else h6 sports silks providing he maintains his prestige Caval ¬ cade will be the means of packing in the customers The Brookmeade colt has suc ¬ ceeded Equipoise as the best drawing card in racing and Smith is one person who In tends to keep him that way wayFrank Frank J Bryan veteran racing official who will be in direct charge of the sport at the new Suffolk Downs course in Boston reports that work on the project is going along rapidly and that the track will be ready to open for its spring meeting on July 8 although the rough edges will not be smoothed out until later Bryan has been talking to eastern horsemen and he has been assured that many of the countrys leading stables will have representation at the Suffolk Downs meeting during the first season Rockingham Park which opened the New England season has met with won ¬ derful success and the same is expected of Narragansett Park which opens its gates June 17 With the season opening at the track racing folk of Bostxm should be keyed up for sport that will be available just fif ¬ teen minutes away from the citys center

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