Judges Stand: Calif. Studies Mobile Saliva Tests; Easts Glamour Girls in Top Flight; N. Y. Turf Body Surveys Spa Housing; Boswell, Assault Gird for Belmont, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-29


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1 ■ JUDGES STAND —————— — By Charles Hatton Calif. Studies Mobile Saliva Tests Easts Glamour Girls in Top Flight N. Y. Turf Body Surveys Spa Housing Boswell, Assault Gird for Belmont NEW YORK, N. Y., May 28. Turfiana: A movie company is experimenting with a three-dimensional film of races such as the Army used in bombing maneuvers. . . . Watching Polynesian run these days, one would 1 ■ scarcely believe he once was paralyzed. L. B. Mayer paid approximately 4,620 for the top-price filly at the recent Sydney yearling sales Down Under. . . . Louisvilles Lowry Watkins this year retired Tennessees Green Pastures Challenge Cup with Tourist List, whom he bought for ,250 at Pimlico last fall. . . . The Telefilm technicians went out in the labor mutiny at Belmont. . . . Assaults baby brother, Clean Slate, was third as a tip in his first start. We noted that he has good bone, and Bob Kleberg says, "They grow that way in Texas.". . . Dr. Eslie Asbury, the Cin cinnati breeder, reports a peculiarly interesting colt foal. He is a chestnut by Sir Gallahad III. and is said to be the first of that color sired by the Teddy horse, who has been regarded as a "pure dominant" for bay or brown. . . . Johnny Shevlin beat the rail strike, motoring from Florida last week-end. . . . Colonel Bradleys departure from Palm Beach was "derailed" Saturday, but he hopes to reach the farm finally, then visit the Spa in August. The California Horse Racing Board chairman, Lloyd Wright, was here briefly last week-end and wanted to see the Peter Pan, but returned to the Coast in haste after three races while he stiU could board a plane. He was much interested in the mobile saliva test unit such as the Maryland State Racing Commission uses. We do not remember enough chemistry to discuss the merits or demerits of these "mouseries." The reaction to them has been varied. For instance, there was some opposition to this method in Kentucky last April when the commission sounded out horsemen regarding it. Herbert Bayard Swope thought of a mobile saliva test in New York 10 years ago, but Dr. Catlett tells us that the idea was abandoned after it was discovered the mice would curl their tails drunkenly on distilled water if it were injected in a certain way. But he hastened to add that it is, of course, possible that the tests since have been much improved. Either that or the New York mice cannot hold their stimulants very well. People who are in a position to know a good deal more than we do about these things advocate a gadget called the spectroscope in these analyses. Fillies and mares have contributed a lot to the track crowds entertainment in recent years. Some of the best now in the East will meet in the Top Flight Handicap, which is the midweek feature at Belmont Park. There was a sort of "preview" of this event last Friday, and Gallorette won it so handily she has 128 pounds in the Top Flight, which may influence W. L. Brann to run her in the Suburban. She was worked out a furlong after her win, but behaved as if she had other plans, sticking her toes in the ground momentarily. Behind Gallorette were Elpis, who was not as supple as she was a year ago, and Recce, who has always seemed to race her best in the fall. Tangled and Boojiana won the Top Flight as three-year-olds and it may be that one of this division, such as Earshot, will be a factor in this seventh running of the stake. It is at a mile and a sixteenth and Earshot was still running at the end of a mile in the Acorn. The noted mare for which this 0,000 feature was named not long ago foaled a nice colt by Eight Thirty, by the way. All this talk of fillies reminds us that we were chatting of them with George Odom today at Belmont. He no longer has anything to do with Busher, but he says "I really think she could give any of them 15 pounds when she is good." Ashley Cole and his fellow New York Racing Commissioners last week made a three-day survey of the Saratoga Springs food and housing situation. The committee that went up-State included the commission secretary, Harry Millar, who says that the hotel and restaurant managers feel sure they can accommodate the visitors for the resumption of August racing at the Union Avenue course. Many visitors are expected from all parts of the country. Some of the accommodations were reserved as long ago as last November, however, and the razing of the United States Hotel of course reduced the available housing. There is a plan to create a kind of Parisian sidewalk cafe on the site of this ancient hostelry. There is little variety in the current menus of Spa restaurants and remarkably little dairy products, although the resort is in the mdist of a dairy country. Rooms that rented for 5 now range from 5 to 0. They are less unreasonable at neighboring towns. Saratogans have vigorously opposed the staging of the meeting on Long Island and have promised to care for out-of-towners. They can show their appreciation by resisting the temptation to "gouge." The Belmont Stakes did not lose any of its appeal as a consequence of the Peter Pan result. Mrs. Elizabeth Grahams stout Lord Boswell ran " a big race" to be second and gaining at the weights. Moreover, he was in a couple of jackpots on the turn. Many still believe that he will run down Assault at a mile and a half. The two seem the best routers in their division and if you want to be stuffy about it you might say they are the only routers, up to now. Bob Klebergs colt is a much more willing runner than his Maine Chance rival, who needed a lot of urging to get on stride in both the Preakness and Peter Pan. He can run when his rider digs into him. Mrs. Walter Jeffords may start an entry in the 00,000 event at the end of the week. Her Natchez ran out of air in the Preakness and Mahout had the best of the weights in the Peter Pan, but there are worse three-year-olds around. ayDylascauHBm

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