Suburban Handicap Renewal Tops Belmont Parks Week Activities: Devil Diver Among Nineteen Eligibles for 0,000 Race; Run Top Flight on Thursday, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-11


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j i _ ] i __ #B Suburban Handicap Renewal Tops | Belmont Parks Week Activities I j | i | j 1 t I ! ] j j , ! ] j i j i , | j J L j i | j . j j _ j" • j j j , • i ! ■ Devil Diver Among Nineteen* Eligibles for 0,000 Race; Run Top Flight on Thursday ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 9.— Three historic stakes are to be renewed at Belmont Park in the week to come, the sec-j ond of the current meeting. On Thursday. fillies and mares will vie in the sixth run-! ning of the Top Flight Handicap, a mile and a sixteenth test for a 0,000 prize. On the week-end veteran sprinters will meet in the ,000 Roseben Handicap while the leading stayers will contest for a prize ten times as rich as the fifty-ninth run-ning of the 0,000 Suburban, America.s outstanding race for horses three years old and older. The Roseben is at six furlongs, while the Suburban is at the American "classic" distance of a mile and one-quarter. In addition, the jumpers will have a stakes opportunity on Tuesday in the Charles L. Appleton Steeplechase, a ,000 event at "about two miles." Meanwhile, a ,000 class D handicap, styled the Moriches, heads Mondays pro-j gram at the Westchester Racing Associa-I tions beautiful track. Eight three -year-i olds have been named for this mile and one-sixteenth event with the recent winner, Toy Bomb, assigned top weight of 122 pounds, [Toy Bomb in Todays Feature Toy Bomb will endeavor to concede from eight to 15 pounds to his rivals, but looms a solid favorite on the strength of his breezing victory here the other day. The others in the feature are: Intact, 114: i Voloway, 108; First Stage, Up Front and Jims Boy. 106; His Jewel, 105, and Wings. 104. Of this group, His Jewel and Up Front will race as the Jule Fink entry. The only riders assigned at this early date are G. L. Smith on Voloway and Bobby Strange on Toy Bomb. Twenty-seven of the leading eastern fillies and mares are nominated to the Top Flight. Among the potential candidates are W. L. Branns strapping filly. Gallorette, winner of the Acorn Stakes here on Thursday; Col. C. V. Whitneys Monsoon, who followed her in that fixture; the unpredictable Moon Maiden, surprise winner of La Tosca handicap yesterday ; Col. Whitneys Legend Bearer, runner-up to Moon Maiden; Longchamps Farms Mrs. Ames, disappointing third in the same race; Brookmeade Stables Dare Me, who beat Twilight Tear in a handicap at Pimlico last season; Harry La Montagnes hard-hitting Sicily and Isador Biebers Bertie S., a stablemate of Moon Maiden. Other possibilities are Whitneys Recce, who may have needed her race in the Acorn, and Louisiana Farms recent winner, Lucky Aunt. Sprinters Go in Roseben The 18 nominees of the Roseben include such brilliant sprinters as Belair Studs Apache, Longchamps Farms Professor Lee, William Helis Salto, William Zeiglers Breezing Home and J. B. Thealls Brownie. The components of this field depend to a large extent on todays race, many CHARLES J. McLENNAN— Racing sec- j retary and handicapper at Suffolk , Downs, where a 54-day meeting will begin today. of the candidates being entered in the Metropolitan and other events. Nineteen have been named for the Suburban I with Greentree Stables Devil Diver , virtually certain to be topweight in racing j | secretary J. B. Campbells assignments, re- : gardless of his performance in the Metropolitan today. Others who may be expected to appear in this Suburban are Millbrook Stables Alex j i Barth, Mrs. Edward Mulrenans First Fid- j j I die; Mrs. E. D. Jacobs Stymie; William j Zieglers Bounding Home; Circle M. Ranchs j Great Rush; Christiana Stables Megogo, j | and William Helis Rounders. However, it ; looks like a small field with Devil Diver, Stymie and Alex Barth the only comparatively certain starters. Raymond Met-calfs ! Spangled Game, a former Greentree runner, has been racing in vastly improved ! form in New England and might provide i interest in the Suburban if shipped for the ; rich stake. Last years winner, A. C. Ernsts Aletern, is eligible for the stake, but is not in training. Megogo has been racing in Maryland and is not expected to ship to Belmont.

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