Two Stakes Last Five Days at Jamaica Meet: Prioress and Youthful Up for Renewal; Belmont Opens Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-01


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Two Stakes Last Five Days of Jamaica Meet Prioress and Youthful Up for Renewal; Belmont Opens Saturday JAMAICA, L. I.. N. Y., April 29.— Jamaica brings its 30-day meeting to a close next week, Belmont Park opens its 31-day session of the best racing in the land, and there is remote possibility that spring will also put in an appearance. Two stakes remain on the Metropolitan Jockey Club agenda, the 5,000 Prioress Handicap for three-year-old fillies at six furlongs on Wednesday, and the 0,000 Youthful for two-year-olds at five furlongs on Friday. The following day, Belmont opens its ornamental iron gates with the fifty-seventh running 0,000 Toboggan Handicap as the feature attraction. The Toboggan, which is at six furlongs on the Widener diagonal course is to be the occasion for the seasonal debut of Greentree Stables Capot, Horse of the Year of 1949, who will have a running mate in Guillotine, who won the Futurity on the same straightaway last fall. The Toboggan is the first of 15 stakes to be run on the flat during the Westchester Racing Association meeting. The high points of the session are the seventy-fifth running of the 5,00G Withers Mile, for three-year-olds on May 13; the thirty-fourth edition of the 0,000 Coaching Club American Oaks, for three-year-old fillies at a mile and three furlongs on May 27; the 0,000 Suburban, which will have its sixty-fourth running for three-year-olds and upward at a -mile and a quarter on Memorial Day, and the eighty-second running of the 5,000 Belmont Stakes, for entire three-year-old colts and fillies at a mile and a half on June 10, closing day. Features Through the Field In addition to the brilliant array of historic fixtures to be renewed on the flat during the Belmont meeting, there will be five steeplechase and one hurdle stakes to regale the followers of the field sport. Considerable new blood has been added to. the steeplechase division this yea*, largely through importations from France and Germany. Several candidates for the Coaching Club American Oaks are expected to get together in the Prioress here at Jamaica on Wednesday. Among the Prioress candidates who may appear in the six-furlong dash are Greentree Stables Sunday Evening, winner of the Spinaway at Saratoga in her last start, and who is now ready for a sprint i according to trainer John Gaver; A. G. Vanderbilts Next Move and Bed o* Roses, Peter A. Markeys Baby Comet, Ogden Phipps Striking, William Hells Drifting Maid, Edward M. OBriens Miss Degree. Circle M Farms Roman Zephyr and Brook-meade Stables Amesie. In addition, F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s recent winner. Honeys Gal, who is not in the Oaks, and G. D. Wideners Rare Perfume, a disappointment in her recent debut, may also go in Wednesdays stake. The field for the Youthful is somewhat harder to forecast, juveniles being subject to sudden attacks of the cough and many trainers being reluctant to start in the minor stakes, lest they be penalized when going after richer fixtures later in the season. However, G. D. Wideners Battlefield, whose record is now three for three, is a probable, along with E. M. OBriens Bank Account, J. J. Amiels Count Turf, Mrs. Tilyou Christophers Liberty Rab and Brookmeade Stables Fiddler. Mondays feature is a six-furlong, dash for three-year-olds, styled the South Shore Purse. This sprint has attracted a clever field, including James Cox Bradys speedy Starecase, who is pointing for the Swift Stakes, to be run a week later at Belmont Park. Starecase gets in with 112 pounds and Eddie Arcaro, and will probably be favored over his seven rivals, despite the outside post position. His chief rivals appear to be Gustave Rings erratic Sailors Choice, Frank Frankels improving Curtain Raiser, A. G. Vanderbilts First Glance and Joseph M. Roeblings Admiral Drake.

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