Greentree Duo Set for Metropolitan: Shut Out, Devil Diver Seen In Mile Trials--Boysy and Vain Prince Also Work Out, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-14


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Greentree Duo Set For Metropolitan MetropolitanShut Shut Out Devil Diver Seen In Mile Trials Boysyand Vain Prince Also Work Out OutELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 13 The Greentree Stable reliances for the Metro ¬ politan Shut Out and Devil Diver were given their final tests for that engagement over the main track at Belmont Park this morning Footing was described as sloppy the result of the drenching that surface received during the previous afternoon Shut Out who last season garnered the nuns snare ui me iveiituttty uciuy sviiu sviiuthe the Belmont stepped along in brisk fash ¬ ion but at no stage of the mile test was he hurried He negotiated the distance in 141 and finished well in hand He was wasrtested rtested alone and stepped along through the first quarter mile in 24 the half jmile halfjmile in 49 and the six furlongs in 114 114At At this stage he was taken under mild restraint and was timed through the final quarter in 26 26Devil Devil Diver did not display the same speed that was shown by his stablemate stablematebut but accomplished his task in 143 The TheToboggan Toboggan Handicap winner was timed for the eight furlongs in 143 The first quarter mile was caught in 26 and the half in 52 The six furlongs were cov ¬ ered in 117 The final quarter mile of ofithe ithe test was timed in 26 at a higher speed than Shut Out OutTrainer Trainer Gaver was well satisfied with the moves of his two charges and stated that barring unforeseen accidents the pair would start in the Metropolitan on Satur ¬ day Jockeys Young and Lynch will be assigned the mounts mountsVain Vain Prince one of the light weights of the Metropolitan field was called upon for a mile test The Mrs Clyde Phillips campaigner went eight furlongs in 142 The first quarter mile was timed in 23 23jthe jthe half in 48 and the six furlongs in 114 He stepped seven furlongs in 128 and the final furlong in 14 Phil ¬ lips indicated that Vain Prince would be a starter in the weekend stake stakeMarKell MarKell Startles dockers dockersI I Trainer Ben Jones who brought Mar Kell here for the Calumet stable an eligible for the Roseben Handicap a dash of six furlongs startled workwatchers by her iblazing speed through the footing This fouryearold miss a daughter of Blenheim II and Nellie Flag sped six furlongs in 113 the best move from a time stand ¬ point of the morning She went the first quarter in 234 the half mile in 48 five furlongs in 100 and out in 113 with something in reserve at the end 1 Trainer Tommy Heard called on Boysy at Jamaica for a speed test The seven yearold son of Blue Larkspur Bit o Love stepped five furlongs in 105 with speed in I reserve Bpysy is an eligible for the Metro ¬ politan and according to present plans will start He was under stout restraint in I his move which was completed over an off track The first half mile was timed in j 52 and the complete distance in 105 Market Wise who is expected to make his seasonal debut in the Metropolitan was galloped t ver the oval The fiveyearold looks in perfect condition and his training to date has been satisfactory to the dwarfish George CarroU

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