Greentree Star is Ready for Action: Gaver Planning to Send Out Guillotine Along with Last Seasons Horse of the Year, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-01


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Greentree Mar Is Ready for Action Gaver Planning to Send Out Guillotine Along With Last Seasons Horse of the Year By BOB HORWOOD ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., AprU 29.— Trainer John Gaver said today that Greentree Stables Horse of the Year, Capot, would start in next Saturdays Toboggan, along with the Futurity winner. Guillotine. "I just have to run him in the Toboggan," Gaver said, "Hes been ready for a race for quite a while and needs action. I didnt want to run him in the Toboggan," Gaver said. Gaver stated that he, Jock Whitney and Major Louie Beard had decided during the winter that Guillotine showed that he wouldnt go on, the best thing they could do was to put him in a race like the Toboggan on a course and at a distance he has shown that he likes. Continuing his discussion of the Green-tree horses, Gaver said that Sunday Evening, the forgotten filly, who was the first to beat Striking in the Spinaway and finished her races with a tremendous rush, despite being lame, throughout her juvenile season, is ready for a six-furlong race and will be pointed for the Coaching Club American Oaks. Wine List, who at times last year appeared almost the equal of Capot, lightened up considerably after his two recent hard races and will be given a brief respite. "Wine List seems to be one of those colts who get good for a short time each season, as he did at Saratoga and Aqueduct last year," Gaver said, "but he doesnt have too much constitution. Even when he was at his best he was so washy he loked as though he was covered with shaving soap." Likes Eastern Colts Asked for his opinion as a disinterested observer of the Kentucky Derby this year, Gaver said, "I have to like those two Eastern colts, Hill Prince and Middleground, though they say that Your Host can really fly. Hill Prince seems to be one of those fool-proof horses who come along once in a while, like Alsab. The more you race them and the harder you work them, the better they get." Returning to the subject of Capot, Gaver said that it had not proved feasible to follow the plan developed last winter and try to teach the colt to come from behind the pace. "Hes gotten so rough this spring that Atkinson just cant hold him and we have to let him go his own way. Hell probably settle down some time after hes had a couple of races, and then we may be able to complete his education." That may be an important factor in the distance handicaps, as the headstrong colt is sure to be heavily weighted and his front-running tactics put him at a disadvantage. It was his determination to fight for the lead under topweight in the Peter Pan Handicap, shortly before the Belmont Stakes, that caused his downfall in that mile, in- which the six furlongs was run in better than 1:10 with the lightly weighted Curandero and Cochise carrying the topweighted Capot along.

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