view raw text
The The Dude Dude Popular Popular Hawthorne Hawthorne Winner; Winner; Gallorette Gallorette Heads Heads Field Field for for Top Top Flight Flight Meets War Date, Thirteen Others Whitney Sends Out Entry of Recce, Mush Mush to Clash With Brann Filly at Belmont BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y.f May 28. — Belmont Parks biggest week of spring racing moves into high gear tomorrow with the seventh running of the 0,-000 Top Flight Handicap, in which 15 of the best fillies and mares in training have been named overnight to match strides at a mile and a sixteenth. This field is headed by W. L. Branns Gallorette, who must carry 128 pounds, while one of the two bottom weights, oddly enough, is the 105 pounds that will be carried by Mush Mush, who will carry the same Eton blue silks of C. V. Whitney that Top Flight carried during her brilliant racing career. There is some doubt whether Gallorette will start in the Top Flight and racing secretary - handicapper John B. Campbell would not be a bit surprised if the filly were to be reserved for Thursdays 0,000 Suburban at a mile and a quarter. She gets in that test with only 113 pounds and, while she must meet male rivals, she does so on much more favorable terms than those on which she encounters the stalwarts of her own sex. War Date Carries 126 The others in the Top Flight, in order of weights, are Maine Chance Farms War Date, 126; Whitneys Recce, 118; Darby Dan Farms Darby Dunedin, Foxcatcher Farms Surosa and Harry LaMontagnes Sicily, 113; Hal Price Headleys Letmenow and Mrs. Helene K. Haggertys Rampart, 112; William Helis Earshot and Darby Dan Farms Darby Delilah, 109; Duval Headleys Gaga and Glenwood Farms Turnplate, 106, and John B. Thealls Dorothy Brown, 105. Gallorette breezed over the muddy Belmont training track this morning, but was not asked for speed. The daughter of Challenger II. — Laura Gal stepped three-eighths in :42, but she doesnt need more to be at her best. Gallorette followed an impressive victory over male rivals in the Metropolitan mile by meating Mahmoudess, Darby Continued on Page Twenty-Six Gallorette to Give Fourteen Rivals Weight in Top Flight Continued from Page One Dunedin, Surosa and Recce in the Nimba Handicap, also at one mile. Gallorette came from behind in both of those two races and the added distance of the Top Flight and Suburban will not be any disadvantage. War Date has not been in New York this year but is training well and ranked with Busher and Gallorette as one of the three top fillies of 1945. Mush Mush cannot be ignored under her light impost, the daughter of Mahmoud having beaten Mist o Gold in her last start here going away. Her stablemate. Recce, stopped badly when beaten by Gallorette. Earshot is not too well placed, being a three-year-old, but scored an impressive victory here in the Acorn Stakes at one mile, finishing as though capable of running all day. Mush Mush was far back of her in that race, but they met at level weights. Surosa. who went three furlongs in :36 this morning at Belmont, was unlucky in her early essays this year but had no apparent excuse in the Nimba. Sicily has a partiality for Belmont and is in fine form, but may be over-ambitious, a remark which can be applied to the others, assuming that Gallorette and War Date both go postward.