Cottesmore and Bath Top Corinthian Chase Field: Ballot Handicap Will Test Trio of Suburban Candidates Today, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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Cottesmore and Bath Top Corinthian Chase Field Ballot Handicap Will Test Trio Of Suburban Candidates Today ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., May 25 The Corinthian Steeplechase Handicaps 37th running is honored with feature billing on a particularly attractive Tuesday program at Belmont Park. The Corinthian is the fourth in. a sequence of five coveted hedge fixtures at the Westchester Racing Associations at the spring run of sport. Overnight it promised to prove easily the most -significant brush contest to date of the Metropolitan turf season, for it is distinguished by the promise of a meeting between Pete Bostwicks gallant Cottesmore and Mrs. Ogden Phipps speedy Bath. This famous pair head a promised field that totals nine. The winner of the Corinthian, which is at "about two miles" and for a purse of ,000 added, will have earned a net prize of ,425 if all that group appear. Steeplechase enthusiasts have eagerly awaited a return meeting of Cottesmore and the younger Bath ever since the latter set a Pimlico course record in front of the Bostwick veteran in a contest in which Cottesmores admirers offered in extinua-tion that the seven-year-old Heverswood gelding was not thoroughly tightened. Since then Cottesmore has won the International at the Belmont meeting, while Bath came a cropper as a top-heavy Appleton favorite. Although handicapper Parks required Cottesmore to shoulder a steadier of 163, which is the top weight, and concedes 14 pounds actual weight to Bath, the Bostwick jumper is likely to be the public preference in the "tote." Of equal if not more actual interest to a majority of those who will be present at the vast Nassau County park tomorrow afternoon is the ,000 added mile and a furlong Ballot Handicap, which is for three-year-olds and upward and has drawn a very strong if small field of four. The Ballot will be the vehicle of show- ing New Yorkers Mrs. Payne Whitneys Kentucky Derby winner, Shut Out, in action. He is to be accompanied postward by Third Degree. Shut Out is regarded generally as the most proficient of Alsabs probable Belmont Stakes rivals. While Third Degree is a Suburban prospect, the other two are no less interesting. These are L. B. Mayers Anzac, Reading II., a renowned Cup performer abroad who is priming for Saturdays 0,000 Suburban, and W. L. Branns evergreen, Challedon, another Suburbanite. Handicapper Campbell makes Shut Out top weight on the scale, under 112, while Challedon, the actual top weight under a classic 126, is two below scale. Third Degree and the alien Reading- n. are pegged at 118 apiece. It is a stakes field of the first water in all but official designation as such, and handicapper Campbell is to be commended for programming the Ballot in spite of its small field.

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