Burning Dream Is Added to List Of Belmont Stakes Candidates: Seven Now Seem Certain To Contest Tomorrows 0,000 Route Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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„ Burning Dream Is Added to List Of Belmont Stakes Candidates Seven Now Seem Certain * To Contest Tomorrows 0,000 Route Fixture ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 21.— The field for Saturdays 0,000 Belmont Stakes, last of the "Triple Crown events, now seems certain to come from seven horses. These are Col. C. V. Whitneys Jeep, Walter M. Jeffords Pavot, Joseph M. Roeblings Wildlife, Pentagon Stables The Doge, Col. E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream, William Helis Adonis, and Charles S. Howards Sea Swallow. Bradtey and trainer Jimmy Smith decided definitely to start Burning Dream and will make a final decision about Bail Bond this evening, though they are not overly enthusiastic about that colts chances. He was a starter in todays Bushkin Purse which marked the first time he has raced more than, a mile and one-sixteenth, and he may not yet be ready for the mile and a half of the classic. There is also a chance that Trymenow may be sent postward along with Pavot, though he failed to impress in the Peter Pan, lacking early speed and appearing to labor in the stretch. Brookfield Farms Brookfield is another possibility. Maine Chance Pair in Trials None of the probable Belmont candidates worked this morning, but several eligibles to the thirty-third edition of the National Stallion Stakes, to be run at five furlongs on Saturday, were given exercise. The Maine Chance Farm pair, They Say and Lord Boswell, went a handy three-eighths in :355, over a fast track. Over at Aqueduct, Belair Studs promising Vicar John worked five-eighths in 1:022s under the direction of trainer Jim Fitzsimmons. These were the best moves seen, the others merely breezing. A mile and one-half class "D" handicap, named the Elkwood, heads the semi-final program here tomorrow, and this once-around-the-course contest has drawn a field of seven familiar routers. Top weight of 122 pounds has been assigned Joseph M. Roeblings Magellan, a four-year-old who is going an extended distance for the first time this year and may improve sharply. Magellans last race was a mile event in which he was unable to keep up with such speed burners as Eternity and Tarpan. On May 31 he won a mile and a sixteenth test at Jamaica from Mill River Stables Hazard, who is next in tomorrows weights with 120 pounds. Hazard was an odds-on choice here on June 11, but wheeled at the start and was placed on the schooling list. If on his good behavior tomorrow, he is sure to be a strong factor in the Elkwood. The others in the Elkwood are A. L. Klevens Blue Whistler, 119; Phil Biebers Oatmeal and Mrs. L. Pattersons Futurama, 111 each; A. W. Wentzel"s All Day, 110 and Boone Hall Stables Wings 104. All of these horses have raced well enough in recent weeks to provide an interesting contest at this popular distance. Blue Whistler, Oatmeal and Futurama finished in that order behind the surprising Adelphia in their last start, a race at tomorrows distance in which Blue Whistler was the favorite. The trio was strung out over several lengths at the finish and the weight shifts tomorrow are comparatively slight. However, Futurama is gradually racing himself into condition and may improve rather abruptly. Wings was a fast-finishing third at a Continued on Page Four Burning Dream Added to List Of Belmont Stakes Probables Continued from Page One mile and a sixteenth in his last appearance, beaten five lengths by Wire Briar, with Gallant Son between them. He came from far back and closed with a rush. All Day uncorked a terrific stretch run in his last start to score an upset victory over Lucky B., Landslide and others and the mile and a half of the Elkwood is his best distance.

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