Armed Topweight For Metropolitan: Rippey Has Heaviest Burden Of Big Group Expected to Start in Belmont Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-19


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Armed Topweight For Metropolitan MetropolitanRippey Rippey HasHeaviest Burden Of Big GroupxExpected to Start in Belmont Fixture FixtureBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 18 Calumet Farm handicap stars have been assigned the two topweights in Saturdays 25000 Metropolitan Handicap at one mile Armed drawing 130 and Fer ¬ vent 128 pounds in Jack Campbells assign ¬ ments but neither can be regarded as a likely starter however Mrs Ethel D Jacobs Stymie who won last years Met ¬ ropolitan and William Helis Cosmic Bomb are next in line at 126 and they too can hardly be regarded as probable anymore than C V Whitneys Phalanx who has been given 125 125The The likely starting topweight is Helis Rippey who won yesterdays Toboggan go ¬ ing away at the end of the six furlongs and who has 124 to carry five pounds less than he carried in the sprint on the Wid ener course courseThe The next probable starter and likely fa ¬ vorite for the Met is Jorge de Atuchas Endeavour n This huge South American gets in with 122 pounds and won his only Eastern start of the year at Jamaica with ease despite trying to bear out in sharp turns The sweeping curves at Belmont Park should be much more to the liking of the son of British Empire EmpireFaultless Faultless Imposted With 118 118Calumets Calumets Faultless winner of the Gal ¬ lant Fox at a mile and threesixteenths last Saturday also has 122 to carry while W L Branns Gallorette who set the pace in the Gallant Fox and succumbed by a head and a half length to Faultless and Fervent in that mile and threesixteenths has been given 118 118Greentree Greentree Stables Piexpto a minor stakes winner in Argentina who is slated to make his North American debut tomor ¬ row also has 118 and if he runs well in his sprint debut may go postward postwardAnother Another invader who might start in the Metropolitan is Cain Hoy Stables Impru ¬ dence a French filly who won the Epsom Oaks last year The daughter of Canot has been training cleverly at Belmont Park since her arrival from France and has only 117 to carry carryFollowing Following are the weights for the Met ¬ ropolitan Handicap Horse Wt WtArmed Armed 130 Fervent J28 J28Cosmic Cosmic Bomb 126 126Stymie Stymie 126 126Phalanx Phalanx 125 125Rippey Rippey 124 124Double Double Jay 123 123Endeavour Endeavour n 122 122Faultless Faultless 122 122Gallorette Gallorette 118 118Piexoto Piexoto 118 118Colosal Colosal 117 117Imprudence Imprudence 117 117Snow Snow Goose 114 114Buzfuz Buzfuz 113 113Harmonica Harmonica 113 113Quibu Quibu 113 Cornish Knight112 Knight112Donor Donor 112 112Knockdown Knockdown 112 Burning Dream 111 111Carolyn Carolyn A Ill IllThe The Doge 111 111Contest Contest 110 110King King Dorsett 110 110Miss Miss Disco 110 110Brown Brown Mogul 109 109Bug Bug Juice 109 109Coincidence Coincidence 109 Horse Wt WtKitchen Kitchen Police 109 109Riskolater Riskolater 109 109I I Will 108 108Lets Lets Dance 107 107Lord Lord Boswell 106 106Pellicle Pellicle 106 Royal Governor 106 106Tide Tide Rips 106 106Wide Wide Wing 106 106Beauchef Beauchef 105 105Lord Lord Grillo 105 105Basileus Basileus IE 104 104Blue Blue Border 104 104Colony Colony Boy 104 Perfect Bahram 104 104Plumper Plumper 104 104Red Red Shoes 104 104Stimulist Stimulist 104 104Tavistock Tavistock 104 104Air Air Hero 103 Frozen Custard 103 103Cable Cable 102 Halconero 102 102Hornpipe Hornpipe 102 102Nightlife Nightlife 102 102Secnav Secnav 102 102Hyblaze Hyblaze 100 100Black Black Swan 9R 9RRinaldo Rinaldo 9

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