Coaltown and My Request in Swift; Trixie Sprints to Popular Victory: Sprint Stake Also Draws Salmagundi; Whitaker Colt Set to Give Phenomenally Fast Calumet Homebred Duel at Belmont, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-19


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COALTOWN Calumets speedy threeyearold runnerup to his stablemate Citation in the Kentucky Derby heads todays Swift Stakes field at Belmont Park Coaltown and My Request in Swift Trixie Sprints to Popular Victory Sprint Stake Also Draws Salmagundi SalmagundiWhitaker Whitaker Colt Set to Give Phenomenally Fast Calumet Homebred Duel at Belmont BelmontBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 18 Democracy is given a workout in the fortyseventh running of the Swift Stakes at Belmont Park tomorrow with Calumet Farms Coaltown Ben F Whit akers My Request and William Helis Sal ¬ magundi slated to meet seven threeyear olds vhose names might as well be Joe at seven furlongs furlongsCoaltown Coaltown is the Bull Lea colt whom a majority of horsemen selected over Citation in polls taken prior to the Kentucky Derby and who finished second to his stablemate after setting a blinding pace over a rough and muddy track The chances are he will find the same sort of footing tomorrow tomorrowMy My Request won an overnight handicap at New Orleans both divisions of the Ex ¬ perimental Handicap and the Wood Me ¬ morial at Jamaica before finishing a thor ¬ oughly beaten third behind Citation and Coaltown in the Derby My Request a poor shipper and disturbed by unfamiliar surroundings looked as though at least 10 pails of water had been poured on him when he came on the track for the Derby and owner Ben Whitaker insists that he was also bumped at the start and a couple of other times in the race Bumped or not My Request certainly didnt run his race and should give a vastly better account of himself tomorrow tomorrowShows Shows Return to Top Form FormSalmagundi Salmagundi won the 100000 Santa Anita Derby failed dismally in a couple of races at Jamaica went to New Jersey and showed a return to form then was withdrawn from the Preakness because of rain rainThis This trio of contenders for the thorough ¬ bred vicepresidency Citation of course being the chief executive at the moment are opposed by a number of useful three yearolds who seem decidedly outclassed particularly at level weights of 126 pounds However mud is something of an equalizer tiring the speed horses and giving those with not much more than determination a chance The seven are composed of Alfred G Vanderbilts Newsweekly Short Brook Farms Pennant Day Mrs Rea Warners King Rhymer Sunshine Stables Control King Ranchs Energetic Helis Mr Ace and George D Wideners Fleet Command CommandNewsweekly Newsweekly won a minor stake last year but will be making his first start of this year Pennant Day and Energetic beat mod ¬ erate fields in recent overnight races at Jamaica Control is training well and is in capable hands King Rhymer set a threefurlong track record at Santa Anita as a twoyearold while Mr Ace won a Jamaica sprint sprintCoaltown Coaltown was unbeaten when he went postward in the Derby had equaled a track Continued on Page Two Coaltown My Request Match Strides in Belmonts Swift SwiftContinued Continued from Page One Onemark mark for six furlongs at Hialeah and set one for a mile and a furlong at Keeneland winning both races under a pull He put up comparatively little resistance to Citation in the Derby but still finished closer to that champion than any of his rivals could in the Preakness The phenomenal speed of this colt has caught the public imagination and his duel with My Request who can be expected to be something like himself will probably attract a near record midweek crowd to Belmont BelmontLeroy Leroy Pierson will again ride the Calu ¬ met star while Charley LeBlanc will be on My Request Ovie Scurlbck who is riding In the best form of his career will be on Salmagundi while Eddie Arcaro Citations regular pilot will try to make Energetic live up to his name

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