Next Move Faces Eleven in Prioress: Striking, Radiant Main Contenders, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Next Move Faces Eleven in Prioress , Striking, Radiant Main Contenders Yanderbilt Filly Looms Solid Choice to Annex Jamaicas Semi-Final Stake Offering JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 2.— A dozen three-year-old fillies are slated to meet in the third running of the 5,000 Prioress Stakes at six furlongs tomorrow. Under the conditions of the race, A. G. Vanderbilts Next Move, who has beaten most of her rivals in stakes, when finishing second to her stablemate. Bed o Roses, gets in with only 112 pounds, and looms a solid choice. Eric Guerin will be in the saddle. Next move receives four pounds from Ogden Phipps* Striking, F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s Honeys Gal, Elkcam Stables Blue Kay and George D. Wideners Rare Perfume. Honeys Gal and Rare Perfume will race as an entry. On the same notch with Next Move are Edward M. OBriens Miss Degree, John S, Roeses Luring, Maine Chance Farms Windsor Pearl, Harrie B. Scotts Radiant. William Helis Drifting Maid and Cain Hoy Stables Siama, with 112 each. Several of the Prioress candidates met here on April 25 in a six-furlong dash in which Honeys Gal gave Striking five pounds and beat her by a nose, just getting up in the final strides. Drifting Maid, who was also receiving five pounds from the winner, was two and a half lengths away in third place, four lengths before Siama, who conceded five pounds. Miss Degree was a head back of Siama, while Rare Perfume tired badly and finished last of the field of eight. Expected to Improve Striking can be expected to improve at least five pounds since that race, if for no other reason than that Jim Fitzsim-mons* charges almost always need at least one race before showing their best form. Until the running of the Spinaway last year, in which she was beaten by Sunday Evening, Striking, a sister to Busher and Mr. Busher, was regarded as the best juvenile filly in training and there was some loose talk to the effect that she could beat the colts. However, after the Spinaway, she was repeatedly beaten by Bed o Roses and Next Move, among others. She developed splendidly during the cold months and may yet justify the high opinion held of her in the first half of 1949. Honeys Gal is a speedy miss arid is at her best when not allowed to take the lead until the final yards, as she has a tendency to pull herself up when she gets to the front, but it is questionable if she had the intrinsic class of Next Move, Striking and Rare Perfume, whose season debut was too bad to be altogether true, and was in a race won by her stablemate. After just breezing to a moderate field of fillies here, next move went up against colts in the Wood Memorial and turned in an excellent race, finishing fourth to Hill Prince, Middleground and Ferd, after setting most of the pace. She has never won a stake, largely because she played second fiddle to Bed o* Roses, but trainer Bill Winfrey is not at all sure that the daughter of Bull Lea— Now What isnt the better filly of the two. Triple Winner Last Year The "dark lady" of the Prioress may Be Radiant, who won three of her four starts last year, raced well, though less successfully in California, and more recently has been racing well at Keeneland. No rider has yet been assigned to this Bimelech filly, who was recently shipped to Belmont by Tommy Taylor. Windsor Pearl is a striking looking daughter of Beau Pere, who was acquired for something like 0,000 but didnt get to the races last year. She showed little in her local debut early in the meeting, but is in the capable hands of Tom Smith and may be worth watching as she was beaten only a little more than fire lengths by Luring and may show sharp improvement. Blue Kay won the Astarita Stakes last year and turned in some fair races in stakes after that, but gives the impression that she wants a much longer distance. She hasnt been out since finishing fourth in the Demoiselle Stakes last fall behind Bed o* Roses, Nex Move and Rare Perfume. High Frequency was a stakes winner at Detroit last summer and finished second to Blue Kay in the Astarita, but her recent race at Laurel was not good. Luring followed her initial victory here by finishing fifth behind older fillies and mares in the Correction Handicap.

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