Withers Big Event of Week at Belmont: Count Fleet to Go in Mile Attraction; Three or Four May Oppose Derby-Preakness Winner--Acorn on Mid-Week Program, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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Withers Big Event of Week at Belmont Count Fleet to Go In Mile Attraction AttractionThree Three or Four May Oppose DerbyPreakness Winner Acorn on MidWeek Program ProgramELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 15 The Ap pleton Memorial the Acorn the Belmont Spring Chase the Juvenile the Withers all this and Count Fleet too is the ex ¬ citing prospect during the coming week at the Westchester Racing Associations ultra ¬ modern Long Island course Saturdays 68th running of the 15000 Withers mile overshadows the four other stakes fixtures in public interest largely for the reason it serves as the medium of Count Fleets initial appearance in New York since he acquired the enduring aura of celebrity that surrounds Kentucky Derby and Preak ness heroes heroesMrs Mrs John Hertz spectacular threeyear old is such a tremendous box office attrac ¬ tion that a huge crowd is expected to visit the course when he essays to annex the Withers irrespective of how small the field or how negligible the competitive aspects of this historic eight furlongs furlongsThe The first of the weeks spring annuals is the 3000 Appletons 22nd running at about two miles Tuesday Miss Ella Wideners red roan Iron Shot winner of last weeks International probably will at ¬ tempt further enhancing his newfound fame at the expense of Cottesmore and Elkridge in the Appleton AppletonAskmenow Askmenow Nellie L Seek Acorn AcornWednesdays Wednesdays mile Acorn with 10000 added is one of Americas outstanding threeyearold filly specials and will be of special interest because it promises an en ¬ counter between the Pimlico Oaks heroine Askmenow and the Kentucky Oaks winner Nellie L LGood Good Morning Opera Singer Too Timely Samaritan La Reigh Pomrose and Pair Weather will contribute toward an allstar field of aspiring turf queens in this stake N NThursdays Thursdays version of the Belmonfc Spring Maiden Steeplechase Teverses the usual order in that its appeal is not as a vehicle of presenting proven public favor ¬ ites in competition but of developing pub ¬ lic favorites from among anonymous fencers There are 31 nominees for the third renewal of this about two miles which the post organization enriches with 2000 added addedThe The Juvenile of 5000 added at five fur ¬ longs down the Widener chute will have its 67th running as the cofeature of Sat ¬ urdays Withers and will attract quite a traffic jam for more or less promising be ¬ ginners among them George Wideners Youthful winner Lucky Draw DrawUnder Under the conditions of the Withers each of the entrants carries 126 pounds with the lone exception of any maiden brash enough to put in an appearance thus receiving a fivepound concession concessionThere There were 52 nominees for this edition of the Withers when it closed last April 1 and the gross purse of 15000 added pro vides 3000 second money 1500 third and 750 fourth fourthProbable Probable Rivals for Count Fleet FleetRather Rather more because of these minor awards than in any vain hope of actually defeating Count Fleet for first money it is indicated that three or four from among the following will accompany the Hertz representative postward Belair Studs Bos suet and TipToe Glen Riddle Farms Stra ¬ tegic Allen Simmons Blue Swords W E Boeings Swift Stakes winner Slide Rule Foxcatcher Farms Suncap and Bill Zieg lers Breezing Home HomeThe The shortestpriced mutuel winner both in the Derby and the Preakness Count Fleet will be an unbettable favorite in the Withers which is over the identical ground on which he established his twoyearold mark of 134 last fall fallHaving Having early in the spring set a new track record for the mile on the nearby deep training track Count Fleet tuned up a bit for the Withers on the main course this morning and again made watches sing when dockers caught him in 22 34 46 and 58 in what they pronounced the smartest move of the local training season at the distance He lost Bottom Rail in the opening quarter mile and pulled up in 113 113Having Having captured the Derby and Preak ¬ ness Mrs Hertz colt now is striving to emulate Sir Barton the only winner of the Triple Crown fcnd the Withers Indeed his objective is to go Sir Barton one better for that noted runner did not also win the Wood or Derby preview previewTrainer Trainer Walter Kelley of Blue Swords has been quoted as intending to make another effort to turn the tables on Count Fleet in the Withers but whether that horseman or Slide Rules conditioner Cecil Wilhelm actually will piti their charges against him again Saturday is conjectur able

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