Ten Seek Blue Grass Stakes Renewal; Joliet Will Engage Fourteen Juveniles: Grey Lag, Youthful Jamaica Features, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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Ten Ten Seek Seek Blue Blue Grass Grass Stakes Stakes Renewal; Renewal; Joliet Joliet Will Will Engage Engage Fourteen Fourteen Juveniles Juveniles Grey Lag, Youthful Jamaica Features Five Named for Each Race; Alex Barth and Twenty-Six Head Respective Line-Ups JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., June 1.— The most successful spring meeting in the history of the Metropolitan Jockey Club will come to a close with the renewals tomorrow at Jamaica of the 5,000 added Grey Lag Handicap and the ,000 added Youthful Stakes. These will be supplemented by five overnight races, none with the claiming clause and none boasting a value of less than ,000. On Monday, the local racing scene shifts to swank Belmont Park where the meeting will hold forth for a period of 18 days through June 23. Fields of five have been named for the two headliners, with Millbrook Stables Alex Barth. under 126 pounds, topping the Grey Lag line-up and Mrs. Vera S. Braggs Twenty-Six, at 117, heading the party in the Youthful. The Grey Lag, for three-year-olds and upward, at one mile and a furlong, is comparatively a new stake, having been inaugurated as recently as 1941. The Youthful, for two-year-olds at five furlongs, dates back to 1903, the year the gates of the Jamaica course were thrown open for the first time. Just Short of 00,000 Last Season Alex Barth, a durable gelded son of Chance Play — Joy Bird, who earned 9,560 in 1944. seems capable of conceding from five to 16 pounds to his rivals, consisting of Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Stymie, in with 121; William J. Ziegler, Jr.s Bounding Home, 114: William Helis Olympic Zenith. 110 and Circle M Ranchs Great Rush, also 110. The Millbrook representative finished a fast -closing third to Devil Diver and Apache in the six-furlong Paumonok Handicap. That effort indicated he was virtually as good as ever. Moreover, the longer route of the Grey Lag will be distinctly to his fancy. Aboard him will be the meeting.s leading rider, Eddie Arcaro, Continued on Page Five Run Grey Lag, Youthful On Final Jamaica Card Alex Barth and Twenty-Six Top Fields for Respective Races Continued from Page One considered a stand-out booter in major events. Indications a*e that Stymie will offer the contention to Alex Barth, as the son of Equestrian has been fitted superbly by two previous races over the track to which he is so partial. In his debut he finished second and in his subsequent showing scored with ease. Bobby Permane will have the mount. Bounding Home, surprise winner of the Belmont Stakes in 1944, put in a dull effort when he finished seventh in the Pau-monok. However, he figures to show to better advantage over the Grey Lag distance. He is to be handled by Wayne Dan-forth Wright. Olympic Zenith, winner of the Louisiana Derby last year, also performed disappointingly in his seasonal opener. He had speed on that occasion, for about six furlongs, then tired as if perhaps a trifle short. Improvement is anticipated. He will be guided by Nick Jemas. who has just recovered from injuries suffered in a spill early ; in the week. Great Rush was a winner of his first I start of the year but then came back with a dull race. A notoriously slow starter, the Cavalcade gelding must be respected today, particularly if the early pace is of the sizzling order. The field for the Youthful Stakes, which usually is an index to the capabilities of the new crop of youngsters, lacks the luster of some of those of past renewals. This is due in a large measure to the coughing , spell which has cut deeply into the ranks of the juveniles this spring. Twenty-Six has twice finished second at the meeting, but was awarded first money | through the mix-up in identity of Easy Spell, which led him home opening day. It has since been officially ruled that Easy Spell actually was Grandpa Max. the switch having been purely innocent in design. The others in the Youthful are Wheat-ley Stables Misleader, who placed early in the session; K. Murchisons Muy Triste, Hugh McL. Fenwicks The Problem, and Circle M Ranchs Our Bully. Muy Triste has placed in one of his two starts, while The Problem and Our Bully were out of the money in their debuts. Twenty-Six, to be ridden by Ted Atkinson, looms the favorite. Eleven clever class "C" sprinters are to meet in the ,500 added sixth race, named the Eleventh Armored Division Hanc.cap, while 14 crack middle distance performers are entered in the ,500 seventh.

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