Elkridge and Mandingham Head Field For International Chase at Belmont: Carry Equal Weights of 159 Pounds; Former Making First Start of Year Over Hedges, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-11


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Elkridge and Mandingham Head Field For International Chase at Belmont Carry Equal Weights of 759 Pounds Former Making First FirstStart Start of Year Over Hedges ELMONT L I N Y May 10 The International SteeplechasevHandicap first of the Westchester Racing Associations quartet of stellar spring offerings through the field has attracted an even dozen of its fortysixth running at Belmont Park tomorrow afternoon afternoonHandicapper Handicapper Fred Parks only reflects the estimate of a majority of hedge enthusiasts in his indecision as to whether Kent Mil ¬ lers Elkridge champion moneywinning chaser of 1942 or Rokebys bold Manding ¬ ham deserved the distinction of being the top weight Seemingly that official an ¬ ticipates a close contest having appended each of this distinguished pair 159 pounds Next best in the weights at least is Pete Bostwicks Cottesmore The 1942 winner of the International is required to carry 153 pounds poundsBoth Both Mandingham and Cottesmore will willhave have capable and comparatively lightly lightlyburdened burdened running mates in this test of ofabout about two miles for a purse of 3000 3000i i added as Good Chance is to accompany j accompanyj Mandingham postward under 142 pounds poundsi i while Sussex is the veteran Cottesmores j Cottesmoresj stablemate with 145 145M M A Cushmans Rouge Dragon who is isrequired required to carry 143 and Montpeliers Caddie who is one of the feather weights weightsof of the field under 138 pounds comprise a athird third coupling couplingElkridge Elkridge May Rule in Tote ToteThis This will mark the seasons debut over the hedges for Elkridge that versatile Mate gelding having performed on the flat with not much attendant success at Jamaica The Miller representative schooled for the International in encouraging fashion He had not jumped a fence since last I fall Miller remarked today at Belmont and he cleared the four fences Harrison schooled him across the other morning as readily as if he had been training through the field all winter winterQuite Quite possibly Elkridge will be the public publicpreference preference despite his absence from chase chasecompetition competition high impost and the further furtherfact fact that he opposes such stalwarts as asMandingham Mandingham and Cottesmore CottesmoreThe The International will yield its winner a net purse of 3o4o if all the 12 named acjtually appear Several of the field for tomorrows after ¬ noons special were in action in the Spen leer Memorial Steeplechase last week at I Pimlico Good Chance Mandinghams elderly running mate captured that affair I when the strings big horse fell at the first hedge Knights Quest a member of I tomorrows field under 148 pounds was a bangup second on that occasion and the venerable Grand National winner Cottes more finished third Iron Shpt who car ¬ ries 144 today also appeared in the Spen ¬ cer where he bobbled however

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