Devil Diver Works Full Suburban Route in Slop: Covers Distance in 2:07 4/5 In Excellent Belmont Move, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-15


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Devil Diver Works Full Suburban Route in Slop Covers Distance in 2:07s In Excellent Belmont Move ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 14.— The ! Greentree Stables Devil Diver, who, according to reports, has scared many potential starters from the Suburban for less exciting company, was given his final prep for that stake offering this morning. The winner of the Paumonok and Metropolitan was tested through the slop and light mud over the main track at Belmont. Under the able handling of Eddie Ar-caro, he sped a mile and a quarter in 2:074/5 with speed in reserve and under strong restraint. Devil Diver, who on many occasions in the past, showed a dislike for the softer | footing, appeared to relish the going this morning. He stepped along at an even pace, going the first quarter mile in :25, the half in :503s and six furlongs in 1:16. He was timed for the mile in 1:41ft and the mile and a furlong in 1:52%. That furlong was "put in" in :ll3/5, the only period of the trial that the colt was let down. He was eased after the mile and a furlong and, under restaint, was timed for the full distance in 2:07%. This work was accomplished well out from the inner rail to take advantage of the firmer footing. Post Graduate, owned by the La Favo-rita Farm and who was eliminated from early engagements by coughing, is rounding to best form. He stepped along seven furlongs, eased up, in 1:26. His trial for speed was looked upon by work-watchers as a good one. He stepped the first quarter in :223/5, three furlongs in :34, half mile in :4635, five furlongs in :5835 and six furlongs in l:123/5. He was eased up and out the final furlong in :132/5. The training period was interrupted ak j times by a dense fog which drifted in over the track.

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