Minus Pool Likely in Belmont Stakes: Count Fleet Lords It Over His Rivals; Three or Four May Vie With Hertz Star When He Seeks Triple Crown Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-04


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k Minus Pool Likely in Belmont Stakes Count Fleet Lords It Over His Rivals RivalsThree Three or Four May Vie With Hertz Star When He Seeks Triple Crown7 Tomorrow TomorrowELMONT ELMONT L L N Y June 3 Belmont Parks pretentious annual spring meeting an unqualified success despite inadequacies as to public transportation moves on to the last climactic pair of its roster of 19 coveted stakes on getawayday Saturday These are the seventyfifth or Diamond Jubilee running of the classical Belmont Stakes of 25000 added at a mile and a half and the thirtyfirst edition of the 5000 National Stallion Stakes at five fur ¬ longs which is the most significant and coveted of Long Islands juvenile fixtures to this point in the New York turf season seasonThe The Belmont as the most verdant thoroughbred enthusiast of course is aware is the final phase of Americas Triple Crown which begins each spring with the world famous Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs and embraces Pimlicos Preakness The weekends Belmont will be interesting for the appearance of Mrs John Hertz phenomenal Count Fleet in his quest of adding the Triple Crown to his achievements and establishing himself as the only colt to sweep the boards of the Wood Derby Preakness Withers and Belmont BelmontCinch Cinch Never Has Been Foaled FoaledThe The colt that makes the watches sing has captured the first four stakes in such expansive spreadeagle fashion that only a few other eligibles somewhat optimistically regarded as rivals will parade postward with him At the red hot moment there appears a prospect such unobtrusive colts as Foxcatcher Farms Fairy Manhurst Beverly Bogerts Deseronto and Greentrees Famous Victory and Four Freedoms will turn up in the entries attracted for the most part by the minor awards of 5000 second money 2500 third and 1000 fourth And in the sure knowledge too that a cinch never has been foaled and there is always the possibility however remote something untoward will befall the favorite and afford lesser runners a golden opportunity opportunityExcepting Excepting for pipeopeners the con ¬ ditioning of the Belmont Stakes probables has been completed Count Fleet breezed a mile and a quarter in 204 precisely his Kentucky Derby time by way of remaining in condition Fairy Manhurst a maiden as the Westchester Association meeting opened is qualified and conditioned by two triumphs at the mile and a half route of the Belmont in one of which he defeated Deseronto narrowly narrowlyFamous Famous Victory was a steadily closing third behind Slide Rule and Vincentive in the Peter Pan of a mile and a furlong at this point last week end endUnder Under the conditions of the Belmont each runner carries 126 pounds This is a factor that will not in the least enhance Count Fleets odds oddsMan Man o War was 125 in the Belmont dur ¬ ing the bookmaking days of 1920 whenxthe stake was run at a mile and three furlongs and he was opposed only by Donnacona Colin was a 1 to 2 favorite in the orals meeting more formidable competition in Fair Play and King James Whirlaway was a 1 to 6 chance in his Belmont BelmontRuled Ruled lto20 in Withers WithersCount Count Fleet has been the shortestpriced mutuels favorite in the annals of each of his stakes victories this spring A minus pool was narrowly escaped when he went away at 1 to 20 in the Withers That it will be minus actually Belmont Day seems pretty imminent But as Reigh Counts doughty son is the outstanding box office attraction in all the sphere of wartime sports the host association is not much perturbed about this prospect prospectFive Five distinguished tenants of turfdoms hall of fame have captured the Triple Crown These began with J K L Ross Sir Barton in 1919 and run a round table gamut of Belairs Gallant Fox in 1930 Belairs Omaha in 1935 S D Riddles War Admiral in 1937 and Calumets Whirlaway in 1941 1941Present Present indications point to a contest as competitive and uncertain in the National Stallion as the Belmont looms an exhibi ¬ tion George Wideners precocious gelding Lucky Draw winner of the Youthful and Juvenile is rather a conspicuous absentee from this fixture but among the probables are Longchamps Mrs Ames heroine of the Fashion in her only essay and Calumets promising colt Herald

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