Ten Named for Queens County As Aqueduct Inaugurates Meet: Conniver, Safe Arrival and Loser Weeper Compete Over Mile and Sixteenth Route, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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— Ten Named for Queens County As Aqueduct Inaugurates Meet Conniver, Safe Arrival and i Loser Weeper Compete Over Mile and Sixteenth Route AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 11.— The Queens County Jockey Club opens its 18-day summer meeting at Aqueduct on Monday, with the forty-fourth running of the 0,000 Queens County Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth, adorning the inaugural program. This test has attracted a field of 10, headed by Harry LaMontagnes Conniver at 114 poupnds. This is the track where the strapping daughter of Discovery turned in the best race of her career last season, winning the Brooklyn Handicap from Gallorette and Stymie, with the same impost she carries on Monday. Conniver, who raced poorly this year since her surprising triumph in her 1949 debut, when she scored at six furlongs, can be expected to show improvement at her favorite track. Besides the Brooklyn, Bill Posts charge also won the Vagrancy and Beldame Handicaps at the Rockaway Boulevard track and finished second to Stymie in the Aqueduct Handicap. Others in Field King Ranchs consistent Safe Arrival, 112; A. G. Vanderbilts vastly improved Loser Weeper, 111; Brookmeade Stables Dixie winner, Chains, 111; Mrs. E. L. Hopkins hard-hitting Three Rings, 110; Ber-mill Farms Bug Juice and Mrs. Rea Warners Make-Up Man, 107 each; Frank Frankels Frankly, 104; Belair Studs Hy-blaze, 102, and Short Brook Farms Strutin, 100, are the ones named to oppose Conniver on Monday. Safe Arrival scored cleverly at Belmont over Make-Up Man at the Queens County distance, but the latter benefits by a seven-pound shift in weight. Bug Juice comes from a hard-earned victory over Tea-Maker at seven furlongs, but may appreciate the added distance. Loser Weeper, who may be the favorite, won the Metropolitan Mile at Belmont, then won the Valley Forge Handicap at Garden State Park at the same distance before finishing fourth in the Suburban at a mile and a quarter. Chains has met with defeat three times since beating a rather ordinary lot in the Dixie. Frankly has yet to show the brilliant form he achieved at Del Mar last fall, while Strutin appears outclassed. Hy-blaze has the advantage of racing on his home track, where Jim Fitzsimmons charges usually do their best running.

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