Twelve Starters in Metropolitan Seen: Campbells Figure Is Set as Minimum; Market Wise May Be Among Those Opposing Shut Out in Belmonts Week-End Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-13


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Twelve Starters in Metropolitan Seen Campbells Figure Is Set as Minimum MinimumMarket Market Wise May Be Among Those Opposing Shut Out in Belmonts WeekEnd Stake StakeELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 12 Racing secretary and handicapper John B Camp ¬ bell anticipates a large field for the Metro ¬ politan Belmont Parks first weekend fea ¬ ture The race over the mile distance was first run in 1891 at old Morris Park It was renewed at that famous old park until 1904 The following year it was transferred to jJelmont Park when the Westchester track was dismantled The event with the exception of 1910 and 1911 when there was no racing in this state has been continued to date The Metropolitan carries an added value of 10000 and in the old days of New York racing was regarded as a public test for the longer and more glamorous Suburban Handicap HandicapTwelve Twelve or more starters will parade post ward according to Campbell and in the lot will be the best of the handicap stars now in active competition Whirlaway from the Calumet Farm stable and Alsab owned by Mrs Albert Sabath of Chicago will be among the missing Whirlaway is here and undergoing training while Alsab was re ¬ cently placed back in training The Green tree Stables Shut Out will be the top weight of the field with 128 pounds as his burden He will race coupled with Devil Diver as the representative of the noted sportswoman Devil Diver who scored in impressive fashion in the Toboggan is slated to carry 117 pounds The stable also has another candidate to rely upon in The Rhymer This fellow who was saved for the racing wars by a blood transfusion and whose most notable triumph was in the last running of the Widener Cup at Hia leah Park is slated to carry 109 109Robsrtson Robsrtson to Ride Riverland RiverlandMarket Market Wise an absentee from racing since last Decoration Day when he won the Suburban in a hectic finish over Whirl away and Attention is coming up to this engagement in splendid fashion Trainer George Carroll will after conferring with owner Louis Tufano decide whether the Metropolitan will mark his return to the racing wars Carroll leans to an overnight sixfurlong sprint The Louisiana Farms Riverland is another starter in the event Trainer Moody Jolley engaged jockey Al ¬ fred Robertson to handle this gelding Steve Brooks regular pilot for the horse is on the ground serving a 20day sentence for rough riding in the Toboggan TobogganTrainer Trainer Max Hirsch will saddle a pair for the stake his own Attention and Tola Rose for A J Sackett the transplanted Floridian Trainer James Fitzsimmons is not certain as to the Belair Studs Apache This fellow appears better suited in sprint events Trainer Grimes will saddle his With Regards for the race while Tommy Heard is certain that his Boysy will give a good account of himself in the race Trainer Harris Brown stated that the good sprinter Doublrab owner by the Miami patroness Mrs T C Christopher would be a starter The son of Sherab will be ridden by jockey Wendell Eads firststring rider of the Calumet Farm FarmKings Kings Abbey and Thumbs UpA from the Louis B Mayer entourage are looked upon as probable starters The status of the C S Howardowned Mioland is undecided His effort in the Dixie at Pimlico was be ¬ low his best form Anticlimax owned by H P Headley is a good router and is a possi ¬ bility Scotland Light from The Barrington Stable is well suited under his 107 pounds and is looked upon as a starter Trainer Matt Brady may if the track is muddy start Wait a Bit owned by W J Ziegler Other starters from the lightweight ranks may be Mrs C Phillips Vain Prince W J Zieglers Breezing Home and Royal Nap from the Lazy F Ranch RanchFiftynine Fiftynine were made eligible for the Metropolitan when the nominations were closed on April 1 Should 12 parade post ward the net earnings to the winner will be worth 11050 Nomination fees were 50 each while the starting fee is 150 The second third and fourth horses will divide 3500

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