Offer Two Features at Belmont Today: Discount Purse Draws Alexis, Sicily, Larky Day, Lets Dance, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-23


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■ — m Offer Two Features at Belmont Today Discount Purse Draws Alexis, Sicily, Larky Day, Lets Dance Mist o Gold Returning to Action Following Recent Illness in Sprint Offering BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 22. — There will be two feature events at Belmont Park tomorrow, the ,000 Discount Purse and the ,500 Polydor. The former, which is sixth on the card, has drawn a field of eight class C horses, several of whom appear on the verge of moving into a higher category. This octet will meet at a mile and a sixteenth and four of them are candidates for the 0,000 Suburban Handicap to be run on Memorial Day. These are Mrs. Ada L. Rices Richmond Jac, William Zieglers Bounding Home, Greentree Stables Coincidence and Christiana Stables Alexis. The others, and they appear rather more formidable, are Harry LaMontagnes pair of Larky Day and Sicily; Sunshine Stables Lets Dance, and Havahome Stables Cencerro. Larky Day and Cicily are both Belmont specialists and have won at this meeting, while Lets Dance has improved to such an extent that there is some question as to whether or not he is now as* good as his better-known stablemate, Buzfuz. The LaMontagne pair and Lets Dance will probably vie for favoritism, though Bounding Home is showing distinct signs of a return to the form that enabled him to win the Belmont Stakes two years ago and Alexis and Cencerro have races in the book that would give them a solid chance. A half dozen three-year-olds will match strides at seven furlongs in the Polydor. This test is headed by Vera S. Braggs Mist o Gold, a Belmont Stakes candidate, who will have to carry scale weight of 126 pounds, conceding from seven to 17 pounds to his five rivals. Mist o Gold, a stake winner last year, became sick just before the Kentucky Derby but has been working better than before his illness. However, there is some doubt whether seven furlongs is quite enough for this natural router. Mist o Golds rivals are Ringoes, 119; Hippodrome, Be Courageous and Larkmead Andy, 116 each, and Mush Mush, 109. Ringoes is "good" right now and has won over the local track, while Larkmead Andy also is in good form. Be Courageous probably needed his last race. Besides Mist o Gold, Hippodrome is also a Belmont Stakes candidate, but is not considered a likely starter against such as Assault, who will be seeking the third tier of the "Triple Crown," the fast - finishing Lord Boswell, and the fast, but lazy Hampden. Twenty-three two-year-old fillies, some of whom will be making their bows before the racing public, will try for honors in the fourth race, over the five-eighths distance. Among those in this heat who have already started, are Annieopsquotch, Lily Mars, Grindelia, Spring Thaw, and Pelure. Scheduled to face the starter the first time, are Greentree Stables Easy Living,-who has some creditable works in her favor, River Edge Farms Pretty Does. Emil Schwartzhaups Dancing Margot, and Col. E. R. Bradleys Bee Ann Mac. daughter of Blue Larkspur and the noted producer, La Troienne.

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